The IPO had received a robust response with the issue getting subscribed 62.91 times. While the qualified institutional buyer portion was subscribed 79.23 times, the non-institutional investors portion was subscribed 55.26 times. The retail portion also witnessed excellent participation and was subscribed 32 times.

As of September 30, 2023, they operated 81 restaurants, night clubs, and bars, offering a wide selection of culinary experiences. The night club and entertainment division contribute to their brand positioning and allow cross selling opportunities. The company also operates a premium retail chain in the food and beverage business under the brand ‘Flurys’, which possesses a successful and profitable track record of Industry leading earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (ebidta) margins.

ASPHL is an well-established player in the Indian hotel industry with a portfolio of 30 hotels spread across attractive locations in key geographies in India, has a strong operating track record of high occupancy, competitive average room rates and revenue per available room (RevPAR) for its properties, its share of revenue from the food & beverages (F&B) segment has been historically high for the company relative to its peers.

Analysts at Reliance Securities believe the asset light model, repayment of debt, strong industry tailwinds, and development of new owned and managed properties with improved operational efficiency will help achieve superior performance.

India GDP per Capita is expected to increase from $2,238 in FY22 to $3,985 in FY29, and rise in individual incomes is expected to create additional discretionary spending will keep the demand levels at more than 11 per cent and recovery in strong tourism over the next few years will drive superlative growth for the industry, the brokerage firm said in IPO note.

“ASPHL has demonstrated robust revenue growth, with sales nearly tripling over the past three years. This turnaround is notable, considering the company’s transition from losses to profitability, reflected in the sharp uptick in net profit in FY23. While the return on equity turned positive in FY23, the return on assets remains relatively modest, owing to the capital-intensive nature of the hotel industry. The valuation, although reasonable compared to peers, reflects market optimism in the relatively high P/E ratio, which stands at 56.4 times based on FY23 EPS. Looking ahead, ASPH’s strategic initiatives, including debt reduction and its unique blend of hotel and F&B services, position it favourably for sustainable growth and market leadership,” brokerage firm BP Equities said in an IPO note.

First Published: Feb 12 2024 | 10:16 AM IST

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