Product Quantum (Rs. Cr) Long Term Rating Short Term Rating
Bank Loan Ratings 13.00 ACUITE BB+ | Downgraded | Issuer not co-operating* -
Total Outstanding 13.00 - -
Rating Rationale

Acuité has downgraded the long term rating to ‘ACUITE BB+’ (read as ACUITE double B plus) from ‘ACUITE BBB+ (CE)(read as ACUITE triple B plus (Credit Enhancement) on the Rs.13.00 Cr. bank facilities of Mahaveer Finance India Limited (MFIL).  It is now flagged as Issuer Not Cooperating,and ratings are based on best available information,
The rating has been downgraded on account of information risk.

About the Company
­Chennai based, Mahaveer Finance India Limited (MFIL) was incorporated in 1981. MFIL was registered with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a deposit taking Non-Banking Finance Company. In 2015, MFIL surrendered its deposit-taking license and also delisted itself from Madras Stock Exchange. MFIL, currently a Non-deposit taking NBFC-asset finance company, is engaged in used commercial vehicle financing in rural and semi-urban areas. The company is promoted by Mr. Mahaveerchand Dugar (Managing Director) and his sons, Mr. Deepak Dugar (Joint Managing Director) and Mr. Praveen Dugar (Executive Director). MFIL operates in 4 states and 1 union territory, namely Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Puducherry with 53 branches in 47 districts as on September 30, 2022.
MFIL’s AUM as on September 30, 2022 stood at Rs. 479.47 Cr. (Rs. 411.30 Cr. as on March 31, 2022, Rs. 322.92 Cr. as March 31, 2021 and Rs. 278.06 Cr. as on March 31, 2020). The AUM comprised of owned portfolio of Rs. 395 Cr. (82 percent of AUM) and off-book exposure of Rs. 84 Cr. (18 percent of AUM) as on September 30, 2022. The company takes off-book exposure through Direct Assignment and Pass Through Certificates.
Non-cooperation by the issuer/borrower
­Acuité has been requesting for data, information and undertakings from the rated entity for conducting surveillance & review of the rating. However, the issuer/borrower failed to submit such information before the due date.
Acuité believes that information risk is a critical component in such ratings, and non-cooperation by the issuer along with unwillingness to provide information could be a sign of potential deterioration in its overall credit quality.
This rating is, therefore, being flagged as “Issuer not-cooperating”, in line with prevailing SEBI regulations and Acuité’s policies.
Limitation regarding information availability
­The rating is based on information available from sources other than the issuer/borrower (in the absence of information provided by the issuer/borrower). Acuité endeavored to gather information about the entity/industry from the public domain. Therefore, Acuité cautions lenders and investors regarding the use of such information, on which the indicative credit rating is based.
Rating Sensitivities
­Not Applicable
Liquidity Position
­Not Applicable
Outlook :
­Not Applicable
Other Factors affecting Rating
Key Financials:
Particulars Unit FY23 (Actual) FY22 (Actual)
Total Assets Rs. Cr. 583.42 479.19
Total Income* Rs. Cr. 49.08 40.29
PAT Rs. Cr. 14.68 10.49
Net Worth Rs. Cr. 106.9 92.28
Return on Average Assets (RoAA) (%) 2.76 2.45
Return on Average Net Worth (RoNW) (%) 14.74 12.05
Debt/Equity Times 4.23 4.07
Gross NPA (%) 4.5 4.17
Net NPA (%) 3.58 3.31
Status of non-cooperation with previous CRA
­Not Applicable
Any other information
Applicable Criteria
• Application Of Financial Ratios And Adjustments:
• Banks And Financial Institutions:
• Default Recognition:
• Non-Banking Financing Entities:

Note on Complexity Levels of the Rated Instrument
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Date Name of Instruments/Facilities Term Amount (Rs. Cr) Rating/Outlook
23 Nov 2022 Term Loan Long Term 13.00 ACUITE BBB+(CE) | Stable (Reaffirmed)
25 Aug 2021 Term Loan Long Term 13.00 ACUITE BBB+(CE) | Stable (Assigned)
25 May 2021 Proposed Bank Facility Long Term 13.00 ACUITE Provisional BBB+(CE) | Stable (Assigned)

Lender’s Name ISIN Facilities Date Of Issuance Coupon Rate Maturity Date Quantum
(Rs. Cr.)
Complexity Level Rating
Hinduja Leyland Finance Ltd. Not avl. / Not appl. Term Loan 31 Mar 2021 Not avl. / Not appl. 31 Mar 2024 13.00 Simple ACUITE BB+ | Downgraded | Issuer not co-operating* ( from ACUITE BBB+ CE )


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