Punjab and Sind Bank IPO Review

Punjab and Sind Bank, a PSU Bank, is coming out with an IPO of 4cr shares of Rs.10 each in the price band of Rs.113- Rs.120. The main objective of the issue is to augment capital base to meet future capital requirements and other general corporate purposes.PSB is a mid-sized bank with a network of 920 branches, serving over 5m customers.

The bank has over 100 years of banking experience and established relationships with customers, including the Central and State Governments and public sector enterprises and their presence is predominantly in Punjab and other north Indian states.

The revenues for FY10 stand at Rs.4326cr and PAT at 506cr , resulting in an EPs of Rs.27. The book value of the bank is at Rs.105, while the most of the mid-cap PSU banks are quoting between 1-1.5 times book value, the pricing of the issue seems okay. Medium to Long term investors can go for this issue.

Details of the issue:

Issue Open: Dec 13, 2010 - Dec 16, 2010.
Face Value: Rs. 10 Per Equity Share.
Issue Price: Rs. 113 - Rs. 120 Per Equity Share.(5 % discount offered to retail investors)
Market Lot: 50 Shares.
Listing at BSE and NSE.