Fast Cables Limited plans expansion with IPO funds

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Fast Cables Limited plans expansion with IPO funds


Fast Cables Limited, a leading manufacturer of electrical cables and conductors in Pakistan, is set to issue 128 million ordinary shares in an initial public offering (IPO) with a floor price of Rs. 23.5 per share. The company aims to utilize the proceeds primarily for infrastructure development and loan repayments.

IPO Issue Size

The IPO will allocate 75% of shares to successful bidders and 25% to retail investors. The maximum ceiling price is set at Rs. 32.9 per share.

Purpose of Issue

Fast Cables intends to enhance its infrastructure by constructing new buildings and installing new machinery to expand production capacity. A significant portion of the funds will be used for loan repayments related to building and machinery imports.

Current and Post-Expansion Capacities

Capacity MetricsCurrent (June ’23)Post-Expansion
Copper (M-tons)8,40012,000
Aluminium (M-tons)13,80017,800
Total (M-tons)22,20029,800
Source: Company Prospectus, Darson Research

The expansion plan targets a 43% increase in copper production and a 23% increase in aluminum production.

Future Demand Prospects

Fast Cables anticipates rising demand for its products due to government initiatives to boost solar infrastructure and energy capacity. Additionally, growth in the construction sector and ongoing power infrastructure projects are expected to drive sales.

Major Cost Breakdown

Cost CategoryPercentage Share
Plant and Machinery39.39%
Building Construction (acquired land)15.07%
Duties and others (Plant and Machinery)9.85%
Installation and erection (Plant)4.80%
Source: Company Prospectus, Darson Research

Customer Base and Products

Fast Cables operates through B2C, B2B, and B2G models, supplying a range of electrical products including low voltage cables, medium voltage cables, and conductors. The company’s revenue is primarily derived from the low voltage segment.

Financial Highlights

The company has demonstrated strong financial performance, with a 5-year revenue CAGR of 43%. Gross profit has grown at a 5-year CAGR of 52%, reflecting the company’s robust growth trajectory.

Key Risks

Fast Cables faces risks such as negative cash flow, elevated raw material costs, economic slowdown, and increasing competition.


The information in this article is based on research by Darson Research. All efforts have been made to ensure the data represented in this article is as per the research report. This report should not be considered investment advice. Readers are encouraged to consult a qualified financial advisor before making any investment decisions.

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  • Haroon Ahmed Reply

    Please if you could share POST IPO “lock in” period for fast cable’s insiders?

    May 23, 2024 at 3:33 pm

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