PC Jeweller’s board withdraws Rs424cr share buyback

The filing on BSE mentioned that the board has withdrawn the buyback because of non-receipt of the requisite NOC from the company's bankers.

Jul 14, 2018 04:07 IST India Infoline News Service

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PC Jeweller’s board has decided to withdraw its buyback offer with immediate effect. The filing on BSE mentioned that the board has withdrawn the buyback because of non-receipt of the requisite NOC from the company's bankers.

Earlier, PC Jeweller’s board at its meeting held on May 10, 2018 had approved the buyback of 1cr fully paid-up equity shares. The board had approved the buyback at Rs350 per share, amounting to Rs424cr.  The above shares comprised 3.07% of the total paid-up equity capital of the company. The buyback offer came post a massive sell-off by Fidelity managed funds (~6% stake) in the open market.

Currently, promoters hold 57.63% of the total shares. The promoter and promoter group were not participating in the buyback which was proposed earlier. Further, the company had appointed IDBI Capital Markets & Securities Ltd and Corporate Professionals Capital Private Ltd as merchant bankers for the buyback offer.

However, this does not change the fundamentals of the company. The stock is down ~80% from its 52 week high of Rs600.65 in mid-January. Recently, PC Jeweller has announed its pre-result update for Q1FY19E.

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