IPO share bidding of Index Agro begins today
Economic Reporter :
The bidding for eligible investors (EIs) to explore the cut-off price of Index Agro Industries shares will commence from today (Sunday).
The company's price bidding through electronic subscription system (ESS) of the exchanges will be continued until on November 4 (round the clock), according to a disclosure posted on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) website.
The valuation report submission period for eligible investors through the electronic subscription system will start at 10:30am on November 5 and continue until 10:30am on November 9.
Only the eligible investors can participate to explore the cut-off price of the company's shares under the electronic bidding process.
Each eligible investor who intends to participate in the electronic bidding for the company's shares shall maintain a minimum investment of Tk 10 million in listed securities as on the end of October 21 as per the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (Public Issue) Rules, 2015.
The minimum tick size (minimum bidding value) for bidding shall be Tk 4.50 million which is accordance with the BSEC consent letter to Index Agro Industries dated on October 15.
The Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL) shall send a report to the exchange regarding holding of EIs in listed securities and the exchange shall ensure compliance in this regard.
Earlier on September 10, the stock market regulator allowed Index Agro Industries to explore its cut-off price - a requirement for going public under the book building method.
As per the regulatory approval, the company will raise a capital worth Tk 500 million from the capital market under the book-building method.
The company will use the IPO proceeds for the purpose of constructing buildings, purchasing machinery and bearing the IPO related expenses.
According to the financial statement for the year ended on June 30, 2019, the company's net asset value (NAV) per share stood at Tk 45.03 (with revaluation reserve) while the earnings per share (EPS) was Tk 7.07.
The company also reported the weighted average EPS of Tk 5.60 based on financials of the last five years.
AFC Capital Ltd and EBL Investments Ltd are jointly working as issue managers for the company's IPO process.
Incorporated in 2000, Index Agro Industries commenced operations with a poultry hatching and breeder facility to cater to the growing demand of quality pullets for the promising local poultry industry.
Index Agro Industries produces poultry & fish feed and day-old chicks (Broiler & Layer).