When the bonus shares are issued, the number of shares the shareholder holds will increase, but an investment’s overall value will remain the same.
To calculate the share price after the bonus issue, the total value of shares before the bonus issue must be divided on the new number of shares. Therefore, the share price after the bonus issue will be $125 ($7,500,000 / 60,000 shares).
By issuing bonus shares, the total number of shares of the firm increases, thus reducing its stock price and making it accessible to more investors.
In case of a bonus issue, the share price of the company falls in the same proportion as the bonus shares issued. So, in a 1:1 bonus issue, the share price will fall by 50%. Other metrics, such as earnings per share (EPS), will also go down.
Because issuing bonus shares increases the issued share capital of the company, the company is perceived as being bigger than it really is, making it more attractive to investors. In addition, increasing the number of outstanding shares decreases the stock price, making the stock more affordable for retail investors.
Shares must be bought before the Ex-date because, if you purchase the share on the Ex-date, then it will not be credited to your Demat account on the record date and therefore, you will not be eligible for the bonus share but the person who sold the share to you will be eligible for the same.
Bonus shares give positive sign to the market that the company is committed towards long term growth story. Bonus shares increase the outstanding shares which in turn enhances the liquidity of the stock. The perception of the company’s size increases with the increase in the issued share capital.
In stock splits the shares with a new face value are credited immediately. But in the case of bonus issue, the shares are credited after a few days (usually 15 days) after the ex-date. So, the investor cannot sell the share before it is credited into your Demat account as it may lead to auction.
The disadvantages of issuing bonus shares are:
- To the company – as issue of this may lead to increase in capital of the company.
- Shareholder expect existing rate dividend per share to continue.
- It also prevents the new investors from becoming the shareholders of the company.
Bonus shares help a company to enhance its value positions in the equity market. It also helps them to gain the trust of their existing shareholders, which eventually attracts more small investors to invest. Additionally, issuing bonus shares relieves them from paying cash dividends to their shareholders.
Companies issue bonus shares to encourage retail participation and increase their equity base. When price per share of a company is high, it becomes difficult for new investors to buy shares of that particular company. Increase in the number of shares reduces the price per share.
Yes , you can sell share on EX bonus date , provided its is completely come to your demate aacount . And still you will get bonus share with in 21 days after record date.
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Yes. Bonus shares are given by the company as a form of non monetary dividends. This means that, a shareholder will get his/her share of the profits in the form of bonus shares.