RITES Buyback approved in its Board meeting on 18-09-20 entails buyback of 96,98,113 equity shares at a price of Rs. 265 (Rupees Two Hundred Sixty Five only) per equity share for an aggregate consideration not exceeding Rs. 257 Crore. RITES Buyback amounts to 3.88% of the total number of equity and is through the tender route. The Board has fixed Sept, 30, 2020 as the Record Date for determining the entitlement and the names of the Eligible Shareholders to RITES Buyback.
RITES Buyback: Updates
- RD 30-Sep-20
RITES Buyback 2020 : Info
|MP befo announcement||247|
|MP aft announcement||251|
|MP befo BM||255|
|Buy Back Price||265|
|% Premium on MP||3.92%|
|BuyBack Size- Rs. Cr||257|
|BuyBack Size- Shares||9,698,113|
|Tot No.of shares||250,000,000|
|Equity Capital- cr||250.00|
|FV of Share in Rs.||10|
|Buy Back Issue date|
|Shares reserved- Retail||1,454,717|
|Shares on RD|
RITES Buyback: Broad Estimate of Aceeptance % range
1) Few additional purchase of Shares by existing shareholders with eye on earning additional returns through buyback. 2) Purchase of few shares by arbitrage investors.
Based on approximations indicated above, the entitlement ratio for RITES Buyback is expected to be tad below 20%. Buyback could have an acceptance ratio of ~ 25-35%.
Cross Tabulation of Estimated Returns: RITES Buyback
The absolute returns/Loss that may accrue to an Investors/Arbitrage trader are a function of Percentage Acceptance Ratio and Price Post Buyback. Investors may kept in mind that stock markets are quite volatile at this juncture and there are many political and other uncertainties related to international markets. We have depicted estimated Absolute Returns in a table form as a function of various possible combinations of Acceptance Ratios and Price Post Buyback.
|Absolute Returns %|
|MP Aft Buybk|
This post is purely for informative and educational purpose and is in no way suggestive of taking any position in the counter. Profit or Loss in any buy sell operation in stocks is associated with significant risk of capital loss. For more on Buyback Benefits and other issues please refer the earlier Posts
Buyback of Shares: A Primer for Retail Investors
About RITES :
- RITES Limited is a wholly owned Government Company, under ministry of Railways. RITES was incorporated in 1973 and is a Miniratna (Category – I) Schedule ‘A’ Public Sector Enterprise.
- Based on Public Enterprise Survey 2015-2016, RITES is ranked no. 1 based on net profit and dividend declared in Industrial Development and Technical Consultancy Services sector.
- RITES has an experience spanning 45 years and has undertaken projects in over 55 countries including Asia, Africa, Latin America, South America and Middle East regions.
- RITES is the only export arm of Indian Railways for providing rolling stock overseas (other than Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia)
- RITES Limited is also working on projects in Nepal, Africa, Sri Lanka ,Guyana (South America).
RITES Buyback: Summary of Financials, Stock Price Trend
|Market Cap- Rs. Cr||6,313|
|CMP in Rs.||253|
|Revenue – cr. (TTM)||2,272|
|Net profit-cr (TTM)||596.17|
|Equity Share Capital||250|
|Price / Earning (PE)||10.59|
|Price / BV||0.10|
|Sales 3 yr CAGR||22.34%|
|Debt / Equity Ratio||0.02|
|52 week H/L Rs.||331.00 / 190.65|
Assessment: RITES Buyback
- RITES was benefit of being associated with the Indian Railways, which is the fourth longest rail network in the world
- RITES Ltd. is a debt free company and follows an asset light model.
- Its growth in revenue and profitability has been consistent over the last few years.
- The company’s order book is strong giving good revenue visibility for next 2-3 years.
- RITES stock is providing a good dividend yield of 6.26%.
- RITES has been maintaining a healthy dividend payout of 50.45%.
- RITES reported weak results in Q1FY21. RITES’ total consolidated revenue decreased to Rs. 379 crore as against Rs. 573 crore in Q1. Operating revenue, was Rs. 335 crore in Q1 FY21, as against Rs. 538 crore in Q1 FY20. Decrease in revenue is mainly due to disrfuptions on account of COVID leading to lower exports and reduced field work.
- RITES performance may depend on the general recovery which H2 may see.
- From an arbitrage angle, due to lower buyback price even as the buyback acceptgance can be moderat. RITES Buyback is not very attractive opportunity for arbitrage investors. I may add few shares on a dip in price. The returns may however be supported by traction in the stock price which has been subdued for quite some time and any rerarting in Railways stocks or order wins by RITES.
Standard disclaimer: I am not a SEBI registered analyst. I may have vested interest in every stock I discuss. Please do your own due diligence as stock market investments have high degree of inherent risk. Further the data in the post is prone to errors.