12 things to know about Mahindra Logistics IPO

1. Mahindra & Mahindra Group company Mahindra Logistics Ltd.’s IPO will be the first public offering from the USD 19 bn Group after a decade

2. Mahindra Logistics is the first 3PL (3rd Party Logistics) player to tap the Indian capital market and also the first logistics company to tap the Indian capital market after GST implementation. MLL’s IPO comes on the heels of highly successful logistics company IPOs seen in recent years.

3. MLL is best positioned to tap vast opportunities in the 3PL business having won many 3PL Achiever and Excellence awards. CRISIL Report has estimated the 3PL market in India atRs.32,500-33,500 crore in Fiscal 2017, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19-21% to reachRs.57,000-58,000 crore by Fiscal 2020.The Logistics spend in India is 13% of the GDP stated to be Rs.6 lakh crore rupees in 2017 and stated to grow to Rs.9 lakh crore in 2020 at a CAGR of 13%

4. Looking at the vast growth potential, in FY14, Kedaara and Normandy invested in MLL and were the top shareholders along with the Mahindra & Mahindra Group

5. An asset light, integrated, end-to-end, tech driven 3PL company, MLL had revenues of Rs. 2,600 crore revenue in FY17 growing a CAGR of 15% over last 5 years; 13,900+ work force across India; 470+ client and operating locations across India. MLL has a large network of over 1,500 for its SCM and PTS businesses.

6. MLL went through a business transformation initiative in FY15 and in FY17, it saw impressive results, wherein its turnover was Rs. 2,600 crore with 46% of that coming from outside of M&M and this 46% has grown at a CAGR of more than 65% over the last 4 years. The revenue from operations of SCM business attributable to non-Mahindra Group clients increased by a CAGR of 64.45% to Rs. 952.78 crore in FY 2017 from Rs. 352.31 crore in FY15. In fact, MLL added Rs. 500 crore of turnover in just one year from FY16 to FY17.

7. Adjusted Profit after Tax increased by a strong CAGR of 22.26% to Rs. 60.04 crore in FY2017 from Rs. 40.17 crore in FY 2015. Being an asset light company MLL’s adjusted ROE (excluding Surplus Funds) was an impressive 33.77% in FY17 – the amongst the highest in the 3PL organized sector. MLL’s asset light business model leads to High Return on Equity, Low Cap Ex requirements, Low Working Capital requirements and Economic resilience due to low fixed costs

8. Serving several industry verticals in India, including automotive, engineering, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce and bulk, MLL’s major customers include Volkswagen India Private Limited, Vodafone India Limited, Thermax Limited, JSW Steel Limited, Ashok Leyland Limited, Siemens Limited, Bosch Limited, BMW India Private Limited, 3M India Limited, and Mercedes-Benz India Private Limited in the Supply Chain Management business and Tech Mahindra and ANZ Support in the People Transport Solutions business. MLL’s retention ratios are very good, with 92% retention rates over 2 years for top 25 SCM non-Mahindra Group clients

9. As at August 31, 2017, MLL managed over 10.0 million square feet of warehousing space spread across pan-India network of multi-user warehouses, built-to-suit warehouses, stockyards, network hubs and cross-docks. As at August 31, 2017, MLL operated in-factory stores and line-feed at over 35 manufacturing locations. recently set up warehouse in Gurugram which is well connected to several manufacturing and consumption clusters in India and has an aggregate warehousing space of 191,000 square feet. It is also in the process of setting up additional large format, multi-user warehouses in certain strategic locations on a long-term lease basis. The locations for these multi-user warehouses take into consideration the post-GST demand patterns likely to emerge and how we intend to position ourselves to ideally serve clients’ needs.

10. MLL works with both the Top 2 e-commerce players and its service offerings include an innovative last-mile distribution service, transportation services for large appliances and management of fulfillment centers. Its revenues from clients operating in the e-commerce industry have increased at a CAGR of 110.67% to Rs. 212.75 crore in FY 2017 from Rs.47.94 crore in FY 2015 and were ₹581.78 million in the three month period ended June 30, 2017.

11. MLL’s subsidiary, 2X2 Logistics, provides logistics and transportation services to OEMs to carry finished automobiles from the manufacturing locations to stockyards or directly to the distributors through specially designed vehicles. MLL’s other subsidiary, Lords, provides international freight forwarding services for exports and imports, customs brokerage operations, project cargo services and charters. In Lords it has recently added the capability to manage air freight charters. MLL’s customers see international freight forwarding as an important component of overall service offering. In 2×2, it has invested in specialized car carriers. It is in the process of building a bespoke technology backbone for the business. It is rolling out technology such as IoT in the 2×2 business. One of India’s largest automotive players gave MLL an entry because it was able to provide customized trailers through 2×2.

12. MLL will tap new business opportunities include cold chain solutions in pharmaceuticals, logistics centers in industrial parks, project logistics, over dimensional cargo, coastal shipping and inland waterways and multi-modal logistics in SCM business.


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