JK Files & Engineering Limited, a Subsidiary of Raymond Limited, Comes Up with a 800 Crore Public Issue

JK Files & Engineering Limited, a Subsidiary of Raymond Limited, Comes Up with a 800 Crore Public Issue

One of the few engineering companies with a multinational presence, JK Files & Engineering Limited, has plans of coming out with a public issue. The company filed a draft red herring prospectus in connection with the IPO back in December 2021. 

Due to a non-conducive market environment, the company had put its plans to go public on the back burner. However, the JK Files IPO may be revived in the upcoming financial year (FY2024). Going by the draft red herring prospectus, here’s what we know about the company and its public issue. 

Company Overview 

Incorporated in 1997, JK Files & Engineering Limited is involved in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of precision-engineered components such as steel files and drills that are used in tools and other hardware. The company also markets, sells and distributes hand tools, accessories for power tools, and power tool machines. 

JK Files & Engineering, through its subsidiary RPAL, also manufactures, sells and distributes auto components, ring gears, water pump bearings and flexplates. According to a report by CRISIL, the company has around 25% to 27% of the global installed manufacturing capacity for steel files. JK Files & Engineering also accounted for around 10% to 12% of the global steel file sales volume in 2020. 

In addition to India, the company also has a major presence in other Asian countries, Africa and Latin America. 

Company Financials 

JK Files & Engineering Limited, over the years, has been consistently recording profits. The key financial metrics of the company as listed on the prospectus are as follows. 

(figures are in ₹ crores)


As of June 30, 2021 FY21 FY20 FY19
Equity Share Capital 8.74 8.74 8.74 8.74
Net Worth 112.1 102.6 78.8 64.44
Total Borrowings 12 14.8 38.5 58.3
Total Income 111.8 349.6 382 403.8
Profit After Tax  9.58 25.46 14 16.5
Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS) 1.56 4.13 2.28 2.69
Return on Net Worth (RoNW) 8.55% 24.81% 17.85% 25.72%
Net Asset Value (NAV) per equity share 18.21 16.66 12.8 10.46

Note: Diluted EPS and Net Asset Value (NAV) per equity share are in .

Key Strengths of the Company 

The draft red herring prospectus filed by JK Files & Engineering Limited has listed the key strengths of the company. Let’s take a closer look. 

  • Leader in manufacturing complex, high-quality precision-engineered and automotive components 
  • Wide product portfolio with many applications across industries 
  • Business model has been diversified across geographies, end segments and customers 
  • Strong long-term relationships with the distributor network and domestic and global OEMs
  • Strategically located manufacturing facilities enable continuous product development and improve cost efficiencies 
  • Financial performance has been consistent over the years 
  • Experienced management team and strong parentage from Raymond

Key Risks for the Company 

Despite the many strengths, JK Files & Engineering Limited’s business is susceptible to a few risks. It is important to know what they are before investing in the JK Files IPO. Check out the key risks that the company faces.  

  • Business is dependent on a certain set of customers 
  • Heavily reliant on distributors in India and international markets
  • International business is susceptible to many uncertainties
  • Business is subject to strict quality requirements
  • Generation of revenue is concentrated and comes from a particular set of products like files and ring gears 

Details of the IPO 

As per the draft red herring prospectus filing made by JK Files & Engineering, the entire IPO issue of ₹800 crores is an Offer for Sale (OFS) from its promoter selling shareholder - Raymond Limited. The company isn’t planning to issue any new shares to the public for subscription. 

A portion of the JK Files & Engineering Ltd IPO is reserved exclusively for the employees of the company and for shareholders of Raymond Limited. The number of shares reserved, however, hasn’t been disclosed by the company. 

Furthermore, around 50% of the issue has been set aside for Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) and 35% for retail investors. The balance 15% of the issue has been reserved exclusively for Non-Institutional Investors (NIIs).

Objects of the Offer 

All the proceeds from this upcoming issue of JK Files & Engineering would go to Raymond Limited. As per the DRHP, the objectives of the offer are - 

  • To execute the Offer for Sale by the promoter selling shareholder - Raymond Limited 
  • To achieve the benefit of listing on stock exchanges 


The entire aim of the JK Files & Engineering Limited IPO is for its promoter entity Raymond Limited to execute a stake sale. Other than the benefit of listing, this public issue has no positive bearing on the issuing company whatsoever. This is something that you need to account for if you plan on investing in this IPO. 

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