IPO with Safety Net Scheme – Sai Silks (Kalamandir) Ltd

Its a known fact that Retail participation in Stock market have been dwindling for retail investors. Added to this, retail investors have badly burnt their hands by investing in over-priced Initial Public Offers (IPOs).

Sai Silks (Kalamandir) Limited, is coming with its IPO with “Safety Net Scheme”. 

[note color=”#FFCC00″]Under this scheme, if the market value of the equity shares falls below the issue price at any time during the six months from the date of credit of the Equity Shares, the company would buy back maximum of 1,000 shares at the issue price from the original retail allottees.[/note]

Safety Net Scheme - Sai Silks Kalamandir Limited IPO
Safety Net Scheme – Sai Silks Kalamandir Limited IPO

The Safety Net Feature is still under discussion and still not been made mandatory by SEBI. But this is a good move by a small company and should encourage retail participation in their IPO. Also retail investors would have a safety net. Given that their issue price might be Rs. 75 per share, it might not be bad idea to bid for 1,000 shares. The only loss you can expect is the opportunity cost  and the loss of interest for 6 months, while the upside is unlimited.

The Sai Silks (Kalamandir) Ltd  IPO would open from February 11 – 13, 2013. 

About Sai Silks (Kalamandir) Ltd:

The core business of the firm is retailing of saris, women dress materials, men and kids wear, and sales of gold and silver jewellery. The company has 15 retail outlets across Hyderabad, Guntur, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Kanchipuram and Hanumakonda with cumulative spread of over 1.29 lakh sq feet.

As of March 31st, 2012, the net worth of the company was at Rs 47.65 crore. The company had reported total revenues of Rs 262.76 crore, out of which Rs 163.02 crore was from saris, dress materials and other clothing division and Rs 99.50 crore from gold, silver and diamond jewellery articles last fiscal. The net profit for the period was at Rs 11.69 crore

Below is the advertisement for the IPO:

Sai Silks Kalamandir Limited IPO
Sai Silks Kalamandir Limited IPO

Would you invest in this IPO?

3 thoughts on “IPO with Safety Net Scheme – Sai Silks (Kalamandir) Ltd”

  1. Dear Amit

    The voluntary safety net feature of the IPO is a welcome gesture. However, I also agree with your reply to an earlier comment that one should not make an investment decision solely based on the safety net mechanism.

    In fact, I will go one step further and say that running a company on sound ethical and financially prudent principles and then offering the shares at a fair value to the public is the real safety net.

    For the first time, I heard about this clause in an IPO.

    Thank you for highlighting this for public awareness.

    Thank you,

    With Best Regards


    1. I don’t recommend the IPO solely on safety net. Its no doubt a good feature but the fundamentals and business of company is most important. So look into them before you take the decision of investing in Sai Silks IPO.

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