TATA Capital NCD

Tata Capital Ltd has announced public issue of Secured Non-Convertible Debentures (“NCDs”) aggregating to Rs. 50,000 lakhs with an option to retain over-subscription of Rs. 1,00,000 lakhs for issuance of additional NCDs.
There are four options to choose from
1. NCD of face value Rs.1,00,000 (min 1 NCD) with interest rate of 11.5% paid monthly.
2. NCD of face value Rs.1,000 (min 10 NCDs) with interest rate of 11.25% per annum paid quarterly.
3. NCD of face value Rs.1,000 (min 10 NCDs) with interest rate of 12% per annum paid annually.
3. NCD of face value Rs.1,000 (min 10 NCDs) with interest rate of 12% per annum paid cumulative.
So what is this NCD and what an investor should do?

As indicated above there 2 NCDs of different face value.In the first case you have to invest minimum Rs.1 lakh with face value of Rs.1 lakh and you will get interest rate of 11.5% monthly.
In the second case minimum investment is Rs.10,000 but 10 NCDs of Rs.1,000each.
The interest will be paid at the end of the quarter/year or cumulative after 5 years – depending on the options 2,3 and 4.

What are advantages and disadvantages?

Advantages:
As indicated the NCDs are secured, 11.5% and 12% are slightly better interest rates than Bank Fds.
Every month/quarter/year you will be getting the interest as mentioned above.
No TDS on interest.

Disadvantages:
The NCDs have lock-in period of 5 years.
They are listed in National Stock Exchange (NSE), they may or may not be actively traded. So liquidity might be a problem – that is one cannot sell the debentures as and when required.

Currently bank deposits offer anywhere between 10 to 11% p.a. which are better. But going forward interest rates might drift lower. But Bank FDs offer easy liquidity, that is an advantage.

So, know your requirements and risk profile before investing in this NCD.

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