The Delhi-based Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd launches its initial public offering (IPO) today for Rs 1,040 crore.
Lemon Tree Hotels IPO Details
The promoters, private equity firm Warburg Pincus, and Dutch pension fund APG are offering 23.59% of the stake or 18.5 crore shares in a three-day trial period offer. The price band is Rs 54-Rs 56 apiece. This means that its upper-end price will value the company at Rs 4,403 crore, which is 45 times its financial earnings in 2017.
The book-running lead managers for this issue are Kotak Mahindra Capital, CLSA India, JPMorgan India and YES Securities.
Warburg Pincus will sell 94.5 million shares, reducing its stake to 12.51% from 24.53% as per the prospectus.
Lemon tree hotels ltd was founded by Patanjali Govind Keswani in 2002. Its three hotel categories are:
- Upper-mid-scale: Lemon Tree Premier
- Mid-scale: Lemon Tree Hotels
- Economy: Red Fox
It is the largest hotel chain in the mid-scale segment in India and ninth largest in terms of owned, leased and managed rooms.
|Brand||No of rooms||% of total rooms||Revenue from each room|
|Lemon Tree Premier||1,301||28%||3,570|
|Lemon Tree Hotels||2,325||49%||2,752|
It operates a total of 4,697 rooms in 45 hotels across 28 cities in India. This includes managed hotels. Lemon tree owns 3,200 and manages 1,500 of these rooms. These results are as of 31st January.
Out of the 45, 10 are upper mid-scale, 27 mid-scale, and 8 economies.
Lemon tree owns 19 these hotels and operates 18 through leases from third-party owners. Among others, it has 3 owned hotels on leased property and 5 on management contract.
- Its revenue stood at Rs 412 crore as of 31st March 2017. It is grown at an annual rate of 17.7% over the last five years.
- Earnings before tax stood at Rs 116.4 crores as of 31st March 2017 at an annual rate of 33% over the last 5 years.