Rights issue

The Hindu Business Line  Oct 13  Comment 
Karnataka Bank Ltd has fixed October 25 as record date for the purpose of determining the shareholders eligible to apply for rights equity shares. The bank informed BSE on Thursday that the Intern...
newratings.com  Sep 26  Comment 
MOLOGEN AG: Capital increase through rights issue and issuance of a convertible bond DGAP-News: MOLOGEN AG / Key word(s): Corporate Action MOLOGEN AG: Capital increase through rights issue and issuance of a convertible bond 26.09.2016 /...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 23  Comment 
Canara Bank on Friday said it will raise additional equity share capital not exceeding ₹1,128 crore, including premium, by way of rights issue. The Government of India’s contribution in the rights ...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 22  Comment 
The Board of Directors of Canara Bank will meet on Friday to consider fund-raising plans through a rights issue. It seeks to raise funds from the Government of India to strengthen its capital adequac...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 14  Comment 
Shares of Orient Paper & Industries will remain in focus, as its board of directors is meeting on Thursday to consider fund-raising plans. The board will consider raising capital by way of rights...
Reuters  Sep 13  Comment 
Evergreen Invesco, a little known Indonesian textile materials trader with a small market value, said it plans to raise $2.3 billion in an equity rights issue, stoking speculation that it could be a precursor to a backdoor listing.
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 12  Comment 
Shares of Crest Ventures will remain in focus on Wednesday, as the stock turns ex-date for the proposed rights issue on Thursday. Those who wish to participate in the rights issue need to buy the co...
The Economic Times  Aug 19  Comment 
The rights issue will help in implementation of the turnaround strategy and support new product launches, said a spokesperson.
The Economic Times  Aug 10  Comment 
Advisors said investors could buy bank's shares from the secondary market, apply for the bank’s rights issue and then sell its futures in September series.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 5  Comment 
Karnataka Bank Ltd has decided to issue equity shares on a rights basis to its shareholders. The bank informed BSE that the board of directors, which met on Friday, has decided to issue equity sha...


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Rights Issue

Rights Issue is a secondary capital raising strategy by the company. It gives it's stockholders an option say 1:1 (i.e. one rights issued per stock held) for the outstanding common stocks.

Ex. Say an investor has 100 shares of a company at Rs. 10 per share with a total investment of Rs. 1000. The company's brokers informs him about the option as 1:1rights issued at Rs. 8 per share. The investor exercises the option and now get's 100 shares @ Rs. 8 each. Thus his total investment is now 8*100 + 1000 = Rs. 1800 with 100+100 = 200 shares. Average price of share = 1800/200 = Rs. 9.

If all the investors avail the option than the market price of the share would come down to Rs. 9 per share and the market cap of company for a total initial outstanding common shares of 1 million (now 2 million) would be Rs. 18 million from previous market cap of Rs. 10 million.

The EPS of the company halves if the capital raised is not used as the number of shares has doubled. If the capital raised is reinvested properly and the EBIT increases than the EPS also changes accordingly.

Investor use

As used by the investor, these are an offering of shares issued at a special price by a company to its existing shareholders in proportion to their holding of old shares. [1]

Investors in common stock occasionally receive rights offerings to purchase additional common stock below the existing market price. The stock rights were probably issued to satisfy the investor’s preemptive right to maintain an existing level of ownership in the company. Rights are issued below the existing market price to encourage the exercise of the rights. The rights are separate having their own markets. [2]

From "morally correct," "just, good, fair, proper, fitting, straight," to put right" "just, righteous, wise "honest, morally upright "just claim" "in a proper manner" [1]


  1. ‪Wall Street words: an A to Z guide to investment terms for today's investor‬ By David Logan Scott pg318
  2. Wiley CPA Exam Review 2010: Financial Accounting and Reporting by Patrick R. Delaney and O. Ray Whittington ISBN-10: 0470453516 pg585
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