Bonus Issue

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Bonus Issue

The free distribution of new shares to existing shareholders. A bonus issue is most common when the issuer does not wish to increase its dividend when it is expected to do so, especially when it may be cash poor. Instead of the increased dividend, shareholders receive the additional shares. Shareholders receive the bonus issue in proportion to the number of shares they already own. A bonus issue is also called a scrip issue. See also: Antidilution Provision.
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Cement manufacturers would additionally incur higher cash outlay requirements to finance debts on expansions and diversification which might push these companies particularly in North for bonus issues as against historic preference for cash dividends.
In the consumer sector, back in CY08-09 about 30-40% dividend paying companies used to announce bonus issues whereas currently, only TREET follows this trend.
He also said that small investors with little means prefer cash dividends over bonus shares and disincentive of tax withdrawal on bonus issues would hit their cash payouts.
Uponor Oyj (HEL:UPONOR) announced on Wednesday the sale of 842 shares in public trading on 1 November 2017, which had been issued under the bonus issues in 1998 and 2004.
After the bonus issues, the share price of the company gets adjusted in line with the bonus ratio.
The draft rules encompass the conditions for issue of shares by way of IPOs, right and bonus issues by listed companies, issue of shares at premium and discount, divestment of shares by the substantial shareholders; issuance of debt securities and convertible securities.
This paper reviews the market efficiency in semi-strong form with reference to companies' announced bonus issues in India during the period of 2004-5.
NWF's out-going chief executive, Graham Scott, said the company, which was a co-operative before floating in 1988, had made similar bonus issues twice before to encourage more people to trade in its shares.
We may have to implement other policies in the future if we continue to experience a backlog, but these two bonus issues have taken some pressure off the system.
: The processing of the bonus program (about 120 000 bonus issues) according to A* 65a SGB V is to be outsourced.
Such shares include undelivered shares issued pursuant to initial public offerings (IPOs), bonus issues, right issues etc.
80 per share now have total 8,332 shares (through bonus issues) and have received 490% in cash dividends, making their total return to date 3756% despite the lower multiple that its price has been trading.