Offerings


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Offerings

Often refers to initial public offerings. When a firm goes public and makes an offering of stock to the market.

Offering

1. An issue of stock by a publicly-traded company. A company makes an offering through underwriters, who have the responsibility to place the offering with individual and institutional investors. Companies make offerings in order to raise financing for expanded operations, though occasionally they make offerings because they have become cash poor and need assistance to maintain current operations. The offerings themselves give investors a portion of ownership in the company issuing them. The first public offering a company issues is called an initial public offering, and marks the point when a company ceases to be privately held and becomes publicly traded.

2. An issue of bonds. A company or government makes an offering through underwriters, who have the responsibility to place the offering with individual and institutional investors. Companies and governments make offerings in order to raise financing for expanded operations, though occasionally they make offerings because they have become cash poor and need assistance to maintain current operations. The bonds themselves represent debt that the company or government owes the investor.
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From the standpoint of execution, Rule 144A offerings resemble underwritten public offerings, in that an investment bank or syndicate of investment banks, acting as the initial purchaser of the offering, purchases the securities from the company and then resells the securities to investors at a higher price, retaining the difference, which represents the commission or "discount" earned by the bank or banks for their services.
Front end costs will, of course, be higher on the equity side, how much depending upon the size, type, and location of the assets involved in the offering, and upon the intermediaries involved.
In connection with offerings registered with the SEC, the CPA's opinion on whether the audited financial statements and related schedules comply in terms of form with the act's applicable accounting requirements.
Some of the shells being sold as "public companies" established their shareholder float through Rule 504 offerings.
Reductions in administrative overhead to set up, administer, and offer online registration for non-credit offerings, including continuing education offerings (CEU), online offerings, and outreach activities;
John Hancock, which is in the process of demutualizing, has recognized the suboptimal pricing pattern in initial public offerings and has implicitly acknowledged that the pattern is unfair to certain policyholders.
In addition, most of the REIT initial public offerings over the last 18 months have been relatively complex transactions from an accounting, tax and financial statement presentation perspective.
The non-banking side of many mass affluent offerings provides lifestyle benefits that are completely separate from the banking side of the offering.
There are currently five role-based offerings available, including the first two released in February: "Security and Risk Management" and "IT Infrastructure and Operations.
Nasdaq: AMKR) announced today that it has priced an offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 9.
The common stock offering and the Series B cumulative convertible preferred stock offering are being conducted as separate public offerings by means of separate prospectus supplements, and the offerings are not contingent upon each other.
PHI") (Nasdaq:PHII) (Nasdaq:PHIIK) announced today the pricing of its public offering of 4,287,920 shares of non-voting common stock at $35.