Last updated: 14 Jul, 2021 | 11:32 am
Paytm IPO news: Paytm filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DHRP) on July 15. Following are the highlights from the DHRP:
Following are the highlights from the DHRP:
Paytm IPO Issue size: Rs 16600 cr (Rs 8300 cr via fresh issue and Rs. 8300 cr via offer for sale).
Paytm IPO date: Date is still to be disclosed but the IPO is expected to be launched in the coming weeks.
Use of funds: Paytm will infuse only the funds raised via fresh issue i.e. Rs 8300 cr. The funds via offer for sale i.e. Rs 8300 cr will be used to pay out some of the existing investors. Paytm will use the funds for the following purposes:
Till Paytm releases more information about its IPO, let’s take a deep dive into Paytm’s business and then try to understand the complex business models of the company.
Paytm business segments:
There are four key offerings in this segment:
Paytm Credit tech has started to make progress in the credit business. They have their credit segment divided into two parts, Merchant credit and consumer credit. Consumer credit has offerings like
They have partnered with various funding providers such as banks and NBFCs and Paytm’s data edge allows it earn healthy unit fees of around 2-6%. According to media reports, Paytm had 70 lakh users for their Paytm postpaid product as of Nov-20. This number is expected to be 1.5 cr now. Paytm also aims to issue 5 lakh credit cards in FY22. Paytm also has a They don’t have much competition in the credit tech space. The only major competitor would be Bajaj Finance.
Merchant credit: Paytm has approximately 2 cr merchants. Active and verified merchants are offered credit based on their wallet activity,
Paytm for Business:
Paytm has 35 cr users and 2 cr merchants on its platform. There are two types of merchants, Offline and online.
Paytm sees tough competition in the offline merchants acquisition from the likes of mSwipe, Pine Labs and BharatPe. mSwipe and Pine Labs are competing in the PoS space and BharatPe and PhonePe are competing in the QR code space.
To drive merchant engagement and monetization, Paytm’s strategy is to get the merchant first started with a QR code. It then encourages smaller merchants to upgrade to a sound box. Sound box is a great tool for merchant retention. Bigger merchants are encouraged to upgrade to smart PoS devices.
Paytm competes with a host of payment gateway services like Razorpay, Cashfree, BillDesk, CC Avenues, MobiKwik etc.
Paytm also has software solution offerings like Payroll processing, Salary accounts, ERP, CRM etc in this space.
Paytm Money is an investment distribution platform for savings and investment products. Its offerings are:
Paytm Money has 70 lakh users and 2 lakh demat accounts. Paytm is looking to have a 150% growth in users and have 4 lakh new demat accounts added in 2021.
This space has stiff competition. Paytm Money sees direct competition from Zerodha, Upstox, Groww and INDmoney.
Paytm's insurance distribution business is in its early stages of revenue scale-up. Paytm offers insurance products from 30+ insurers across term life, health, motor insurance, and micro-insurance for small-ticket electronics/ smartphones. This business competes with PolicyBazaar. It is expected Paytm's take-rates would be lower than PolicyBazaar's 20% take-rate. Paytm has also announced the acquisition of a general insurance player. The acquisition is yet to be approved by the regulator but Paytm expects to launch micro-insurance products that get bundled with its ticketing, payments platforms, and other use cases. India has a large insurance gap/ under penetration when compared to global peers.
The micro-insurance business can be compared with what Acko and Digit offer on cab rides, food delivery, mobile repair, and ticketing.
Paytm mall has narrowed down its losses by 60% to Rs 479 Cr in the FY20. The company had reported Rs 1,171 Cr in loss in FY19, a 35% reduction from FY18.
However, the reduction in losses comes with a 27% decrease in revenue. The company recorded Rs 703 Cr in FY20 as compared to Rs 968 Cr in FY19. In FY18, the company had reported a revenue of INR 775 Cr.
Internet Commerce and cloud:
In the internet commerce space, Paytm has offerings like flight, movie, bus, train and events ticketing. In 2018, Paytm launched an AI-powered cloud computing platform made in India and offers a suite of business-centric apps. The Paytm AI Cloud processes and stores all consumer data locally in servers located in India while conforming to the security and privacy standards, said the company.
There are other miscellaneous segments like