Apr 08, 2012, 11.31 AM IST | Source: PTI

Marico to raise Rs 500cr by preferential issue of shares

FMCG major Marico today said its board has approved raising of up to Rs 500 crore through issue of shares to two foreign investors.

FMCG major Marico today said its board has approved raising of up to Rs 500 crore through issue of shares to two foreign investors.

The company's board, which met today, has approved to allot 2,94,11,764 equity shares of Re 1 each at an issue price of Rs 170 per share aggregating to an issue size of Rs 500 crore to Indivest Pte Ltd and Baring India Private Equity Fund III Listed Investments Ltd, Marico said in a filing to BSE.

Indivest would be alloted 22,058,823 shares at a proposed issue size of Rs 375 crore, while Baring India will be alloted 73,52,941 shares at proposed issue size of Rs 125 crore, it added.

While Indivest is an affiliate of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd, Baring India Private Equity Fund III Listed Investments Ltd is a Mauritius-based firm.     

In another decision, the board has also decided to alter the authorised share capital of the company by cancelling 5 crore unissued preference shares of Rs 10 each of the company and creating 50 crore equity shares of Re 1 each, Marico said.

It was also decided to convene an extra-ordinary general meeting (EGM) on May 2, 2012 to seek shareholders nod for the same.

Marico stock price

On April 17, 2014, Marico closed at Rs 206.90, down Rs 2.55, or 1.22 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 251.10 and the 52-week low was Rs 190.50.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 7.92 per share as per the quarter ended December 2013. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 26.12. The latest book value of the company is Rs 30.88 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 6.70.

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