Carbon Bazaar 2010 Financing SMEs and the Role of Banks May 11, 2010 Arijit Dutt, Asst. Gen. Manager, SIDBI, New Delhi Branch Office. SIDBI – A Brief Profile. Constitution Set up in 1990 – SIDBI Act Initially wholly owned subsidiary of Industrial Development Bank of India
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MSE Sector Contribution to Indian Economy
40% of Industrial Production
31% share of exports
More than 1000 products
Second largest sector after agriculture
More than 13 million units
Largest employer after agriculture in India.
Accelerates the growth of Economy
Recorded growth rate of 13% in FY 2008 (12.6% in FY 2007)
Growth higher than GDP & industrial growth
MSMEs drive the Indian Economy
Statutory Definition as per the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 :
Availability of adequate and appropriate funding
Cost of funding
Process of Sanction and Availment of Assistance
MSMEs drive the Indian Economy
Non Fund Based
Eligible Projects : New projects; expansion / modernization / diversification projects, marketing requirements, working capital margin, etc. of well run SME units.
Form of Assistance : Term Loans and Working Capital Limits (under SIDBI – IDBI Arrangement)
Margin/ Prom. Contribution [For Term Loan] : Minimum 25% [existing units] / 33% [new units].
Currency : Rupee [for Term Loan and Working Capital] and Foreign Currency [Term Loans only].
Assistance : Need based with minimum of Rs.10 lakh for existing well run SMEs. Higher threshold limits for FC loans.
Tenure : 6 months to 8 years including moratorium, based on purpose / cash flows.
Rate of Interest : Competitive rates as under :
For Rupee Loans to SMEs : Within a band of PLR – 0.25% to PLR + 1.75% [i.e. effective rates of 10.75% to 12.75%]. Fixed / floating option. Rates are based on credit rating.
For Foreign Currency Loans : LIBOR linked rates based on rating & currency.
Security : Flexible, including coverage under CGTSME for loans upto Rs.100 lakh.
Working Capital : Under MoU with IDBI Bank
Objective : Working capital requirements of SMEs and service sector units
Eligibility : New or existing SME and service sector units and Government recognised Export / Trading Houses
Eligibility Paramters –
TOL / TNW not to exceed 4 : 1
Current Ratio – 1.33 : 1
Minimum Interest Coverage of 1.5 times
Margin on stock / WIP / Finished Goods / Receivables, etc. : 30%
Rate of Interest : as per Credit Rating; Floating Rate linked to PLR
Foreign Currency Loans
Limits for existing Privileged Customers of SIDBI
Revolving limits for regular raw material purchase
Structured products based on case specific requirements
Guarantees : Financial, Performance & Deferred Payment Guarantees for Small Industries and Service Sector units which are existing customers of SIDBI or new customers with fund based and non fund based requirement
Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS): 15% capital subsidy [of cost of eligible plant and machinery / equipment] for adoption of proven technologies for approved products / sub-sectors for MSE units subject to ceiling of Rs.15 lakh.
Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS): Interest subsidy and / or capital subsidy for Textile and Jute Industry.
Integrated Development of Leather Sector Scheme : GoI provides investment grant upto 30% of cost of plant & machinery for SSIs and 20% for non SSIs subject to ceiling of Rs.50 lakh for technology upgradation / modernization / expansion / new unit. Limit of Rs.2 crore. Grant calculated @20% for amount beyond Rs.50 lakh.
Food Processing Industries : Grant of 25% of cost of new plant & machinery and technical civil works subject to maximum of Rs.50 lakh for general areas and 33% (maximum of Rs.75 lakh) in difficult areas.
Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme : As per guidelines of GoI. Detailed booklet and supplements thereto available.
TUFS : As per Guidelines of Ministry of Textiles, GoI. Website : www.txcindia.com may be referred to.
IDLS : Available on websites of FDDI / CLRI.
Food Processing : As per guidelines of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GoI.
For Assistance by way of Term Loan from SIDBI : Available on SIDBI’s website : www.sidbi.in. SIDBI also finances Energy Efficient equipment. The eligibility of projects is being regularly reviewed and eligible technologies / equipments are being added.
While the schemes have separate eligibility criteria, there are several common criteria and units meeting criteria of applicable GoI Scheme and SIDBI’s Scheme can benefit significantly.
Objective : Equity /Sub Debt support to well run SMEs for scale up of operations
(i) Company eligible under SIDBI schemes having good potential for scale up of operations and following / Willing to adopt corporate structure
(ii) Existing customers of SIDBI or commercial banks or willing to avail debt from SIDBI
Sectoral Coverage – Focus on Auto components, engineering, pharma, textiles, software, IT / IT enabled services, EoUs
Deal Size – Generally in the range of Rs.25 lakh to Rs.5 crore. Subordinated debt upto 33% of post project tangible networth of the enterprise.
Expansion, modernization and diversification
New Businesses, preferably in the same line
Marketing, R&D, Product Development Expenses
Working Capital Requirement
Acquisitions in India and abroad
Any other expenditure required for growth of the company
Instruments : Equity capital or Equity linked Instruments and Subordinated Debt
Security : Generally unsecured. Personal Guarantees of promoters for debt products.
Investment Tenure : Horizon of about 7 years. Moratorium upto 4 years for principal repayment in respect of debt products.
Exit : Trade sale or listing / Buyback / Repayment from Project Cash Flows
Credit Rating; whether internal or external has become an integral part of the credit decision process.
Is mandatory [presently for larger loans] under Basel II.
Facilitates objective assessment and pricing of credit proposals.
A good rating enables the unit to raise assistance at more competitive rates and terms.
The unit’s financials and business model / documentation get validated and various aspects can be improved upon.
External credit rating provides comfort to the prospective lender / banker and reduces processing time.
SIDBI provides interest rate rebate of 0.50 – 1% to units rated by SMERA (for first 3 grades) based on rating of the units.