Adani Wilmar IPO - Information Note

Adani Wilmar Ltd

by 5paisa Research Team Last Updated: Dec 10, 2022 - 06:20 pm 39.9k Views
Listen icon

Adani Wilmar Ltd is a joint venture between Adani Enterprises and Wilmar of Singapore. It has been in existence since 1999 and in the last 23 years, Adani Wilmar has emerged as the second largest FMCG player in India on sales revenues after Hindustan Unilever. Adani Wilmar business portfolio is divided into 3 segments viz. Edible Oils, Packaged Foods and Industry essentials. More than 75% of top line in terms of volumes comes from edible oils while the B2B industry essentials has higher relative value quotient.

Adani’s Fortune brand edible oil is a market leader in India. Since 2013, the company is also into packaged wheat flour, rice, pulses, besan, sugar, soya chunks and ready-to-cook Khichdi. Adani Wilmar has a total of 22 plants which comprise of 10 crushing units and 19 refineries. With another 36 units available on lease, Adani Wilmar has the capacity to substantially scale up operations at short notice. They reach out to over 16 lakh retail outlets via 5,600 distributors. Adani WIlmar also manages its logistics through 88 depots.

Key terms of the IPO issue of Adani Wilmar Ltd

Key IPO Details


Key IPO Dates


Nature of issue

Book Building

Issue Opens on


Face value of share

Rs.1 per share

Issue Closes on


IPO Price Band

Rs.218 - Rs.230

Basis of Allotment date


Market Lot


Refund Initiation date


Retail Investment limit

13 Lots (845 shares)

Credit to Demat


Retail limit - Value


IPO Listing date


Fresh Issue Size

Rs.3,600 crore

Pre issue promoter stake


Offer for Sale Size


Post issue promoters


Total IPO Size

Rs.3,600 crore

Indicative valuation

Rs.29,900 crore

Listing on


HNI Quota


QIB Quota


Retail Quota



Data Source: IPO Filings

Check - Adani Wilmar IPO - 7 Things to Know

Here are some of the key aspects of the Adani Wilmar Ltd business model

1) It controls the complete value chain from manufacturing to distribution and even logistics which gives them total control over the process flow.

2) Its total fresh issue raising of Rs.3,600 crore will be allocated to capex, loan repayment and inorganic growth; all of which are value accretive as IPO triggers.

3) Adani Wilmar Ltd has consistently growth profits, EBITDA margins and net profit margins with calibrated improvement in asset turnover ratios.

4) The 18.3% market share in edible oils segment in the Indian markets places them as the top player, giving them the dividends of niche leadership. FMCG is growing rapidly.

5) Positioned in a sweet spot to capitalize on the India consumption story as well as on rising demand for packaged and ready-to-cook meals in India.

6) Adani Wilmar has substantial capacity slack across crushing, refining and packaged foods allowing them to boost profits through better cost absorption in future.

7) The Adani group is a $150 billion market cap group and this allows them the leverage to take a longer term view of business due to a much bigger balance sheet.

How is the Adani Wilmar Ltd IPO structured?

The IPO of Adani Wilmar Ltd is entirely a fresh issue, with no OFS component.

A) The Adani Wilmar IPO consists of Rs.3,600 crore of will be in the form of a fresh issue. This was reduced from Rs.4,500 crore as filed originally. The fresh funds will be predominantly applied towards capital expenditure and loan repayment.

B) The fresh issue will comprise issue of 1,570.39 lakh shares and at the upper price band of Rs.230, the IPO is worth Rs.3,600 crore. This will include employee reservation of Rs.107cr and reservation of Rs.360 crore for shareholders of Adani Enterprises.

C) Post the offer for sale, the promoters viz. Adani Enterprises and Wilmar, will see their combined stake come down from 100.00% to 87.92%. Public shareholding overall will go up to 12.08% post the IPO.

Key Financial parameters of Adani Wilmar Ltd

Financial Parameters

Fiscal 2020-21

Fiscal 2019-20

Fiscal 2018-19

Sales Revenues

Rs.37,090.42 cr

Rs.29,657.04 cr

Rs.28,797.46 cr


Rs.1,430.56 cr

Rs.1,419.48 cr

Rs.1,253.46 cr

Net Profit / (Loss)

Rs.727.65 cr

Rs.460.87 cr

Rs.375.52 cr

EBITDA Margins




Net Profit Margins (NPM)




Return on Equity




Debt / Equity Ratio





Data Source: Company RHP

Adani Wilmar has shown sustained growth in revenues over last 3 years and the first half of FY22 also indicates momentum sustaining. This is an industry with low net margins as currently, the FMCG model of Adani Wilmar is more commoditized with focus on the value chain ownership. However, as brands are reinforced, the margins would improve in tandem.

Investment Perspective for Adani Wilmar Ltd IPO

Here is what investors must consider before investing in the Adani Wilmar Ltd IPO.

a) Adani Wilmar has a dominant position in edible oils and owns the total value chain from sourcing raw materials to dealer networks, giving them better control.

b) The balance sheet and the market cap muscle of the Adani group is certainly a big advantage. This allows Adani Wilmar to play the long haul game with competition.

c) One area to watch would be the net margins which is below FMCG levels. However, that is bound to change as brands get reinforced.

d) At a post issue market cap of Rs.29,900 crore and FY21 net profits of Rs.728cr, you have historic P/E of 41 times, substantially lower than other listed FMCG peers. But other FMCG players enjoy much higher EBITDA margins and ROCE.

The lower P/E ratio compared to FMCG peers is more due to the commoditized nature of the business. As Adani Wilmar moves up the value chain towards better ROCE; valuations should automatically improve. For now, the stock does offer a good play on the Indian FMCG sector with a rather robust model that is backward and forward integrated.

Also Read:-

Upcoming IPOs in 2022

Upcoming IPOs in January 2022

How do you rate this blog?

Start Investing in 5 mins*

Rs. 20 Flat Per Order | 0% Brokerage


About the Author

Our research team is composed of some highly qualified research professionals, their expertise range across sectors.

Enjoy 0%* Brokerage with 5paisa
Resend OTP
Please Enter OTP
Mobile No. belongs to

By proceeding, you agree to the T&C.

Latest Blogs
Stock in Action - CAMS

CAMS Stock movement of Day

Weekly Market Outlook for 15th April to 19th April

The benchmark indices started on a weak note and continued downward during Friday's session, influenced by weak global cues. Both the Nifty50 and BankNifty experienced a sharp decline of almost 1% each after reaching their all-time highs on Wednesday. 

Why Should You Not Break Your Fixed Deposit?

Fixed deposits are the safest option to save money. The premature withdrawal of a fixed deposit means an early debit of your investment or savings before the maturity period. There are certain reasons why to not break FD before maturity as they lead to calamities like penalties, taxes, and lower rates of interest depending upon the conditions laid by the bank.