Mphasis Buy-back Offer: A Good Short Term Investment Opportunity

Mphasis Buy-back Offer: A Good Short Term Investment Opportunity

Mphasis buy-back: Here’s what you need to know

The much anticipated buyback of the Rs 21000-crore IT services organization Mphasis is here. Thus, fund managers, traders and investors who are looking to take part in this buy-back process can do so at a price which the company considers is reasonable.

What is a buy-back? It is an offer repurchase where the organization purchases its very own outstanding shares. This brings down the quantity of offers accessible on the open market by the quantity of shares acknowledged for buy back. Mphasis’ buy back committee of the directorate has reported key goals about this procedure. Give us a chance to get some answers concerning them.


The Mphasis board has affirmed Rs 1,350 per share as the cost for the buy back of equity shares by the organization. This speaks to a premium of 18.5% from the present value scope of Rs 1,138– 1,140. Mphasis had reported the buyback of shares worth Rs 988 crore on 7 August 2018. In any case, no open declaration with respect to the procedure and courses of events (e.g. record date) was made. Further approvals also did not come through at the time.

The purchase back cost of Rs 1,350 may appear to be sensible. This is on the grounds that the stock’s 52-week high is Rs 1,278. Subsequently, the purchase back cost is giving a higher cost to investors who participate in this offer.


The organization’s buy back committee of the top managerial staff has additionally reported the record date, which is basically a cut-off date set up by an organization. This is done to decide precisely which investors are qualified to profit by a corporate activity like profit, reward, or buy back. In this way, for the Mphasis buy back, the record date settled is 25 October 2018.

The date would figure out which investors will be qualified to take an interest in the buy back. The member investors will get the letter of offer and tender offer shape in connection to the buy back and the qualification of value investors in the buy back. This would be as per the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Buy-back of Securities) Regulations, 2018. Along these lines, in the event that you are surveyed as a Mphasis investor by 25 October, you will be qualified to take part.


As market controller SEBI’s guidelines uncovered in 2015, recorded organizations need to follow some procedures and guidelines for a buy-back. The facility for the acquisition of shares through the stock exchange mechanism pursuant to an offer must be made available only on stock exchanges with nationwide trading terminals.

In any case, the organization may utilize a ‘acquisition window’ given by in excess of one stock exchange with an across the country exchanging terminal. In such a case, one of the bourses would be picked as the assigned stock exchange. Mphasis’ buy back committee of the directorate has affirmed a goals to choose BSE Limited as the assigned stock exchange for the buy back.


Already, Mphasis shareholders had approved, through a special resolution, the buy-back of fully paid equity shares of the company on a proportionate basis through the tender offer method. As per the SEBI rules, 15% of the buy-back is to be reserved for retail shareholders. Mphasis has very low retail shareholding. Promoters hold a 52.4% stake, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) control 29.2%, and domestic institutional investors (DIIs) hold 9.1%. The others, including retail, hold only 9.4%. All this data is for the quarter ended 30 June 2018. This is why the acceptance ratio is expected to be quite high—nearly 80%—assuming all retail shareholders tender their shares.


Since as far as possible for an investor to be considered in the ‘retail classification’ is Rs 2 lakh, we prescribe that a investors can accumulate up to 150 shares. This sum would involve a investment of around Rs 1.75 lakh at current share price. Expecting a 80% acceptance ratio, and a post-buy-back share price of Rs 1,100, this converts into a 13% pre-tax profit. Given the present market unpredictability, it isn’t prudent for investors and traders to purchase a huge quantity of Mphasis shares but can accumulate 150 shares or less. In this way, by tendering shares in the buyback one should be able to enjoy profits at quite low risk.

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