KARACHI - A debt-swap deal with a size of Rs 136 to Rs 138 billion is likely to be finalized within a day or two to provide a balance sheet relief to IPPs and OMCs ahead of second quarter.
Research analyst KASB Securities, Fawad Khan said that previously SPV (power holding company) was to be owned by PEPCO, but now the government might change the structure.
He said that spread over KIBOR might be changed and added that previously it was proposed that the bank will charge KIBOR plus 1.5 to 2 %.
They said that government's plan to inject liquidity in energy sector will serve as earnings accretive for oil marketing companies (OMCs) and will certainty raise on cash payout by IPPs. Pakistan State Oil (PSO) is likely to get Rs 41 billion, Kot Addu Power (KAPCO) Rs 32 billion and Hub Power Company (HUBCO) Rs 34 billion, while NCPL, NPL and Pakgen Rs 5, Rs 3 and Rs 3 billion respectively from the injection fund.
Among big-5 banks, Allied Bank will have to make fresh participation of Rs 5.4 billion followed by Rs 3.2 billion by HBL, Rs 2.5 billion by UBL, Rs 2.2 billion by NBP and Rs 1.7 billion by MCB.
This should be earnings positive for banks by improving yields and deploying surplus cash holdings, while at the same time improving their risk profile.
The expected liquidity injection follows conversion of outstanding loans and TFCs of public sector power companies into T-bills and PIBs.
However, Fawad noted that another fund is likely in next two to three months keeping in view the slow pace of tariff hike.