Tropical Battery IPO oversubscribed

oThe Tropical Battery issue of 325 million ordinary shares at $1 each opened on Tuesday, September 22, was oversubscribed. The company exercised the option to close the offer early at the end of the opening day.
The offer comprised shares sold by existing shareholders and by the company. The net proceeds that the company will get will be for expansion and upgrading of the operating facilities and working capital needs.
Earnings per share are around 7.7 cents, putting the stock is price value at a PE ratio of 13 times 2020 earnings, leaving little or no room for short term gains, with it, priced 19 percent above the market average.
NCB Capital Markets, brokers for the issue advised that applicants of reserved shares will be allocated in full while applications in the General Public Pool will receive the first 50,000 units plus approximately 30.6499 percent of the excess shares they applied.
All monies to be refunds will commence next week Wednesday, September 30, will be processed as per their instructions on the GoIPO platform. Refunds to all other applicants will be made to the respective broker.
The company is t listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the profit for the next five years not subject to corporate taxes and the following five year period resulting in taxes paid at 50 percent of the regular rate.
The listing will take the number of Junior Market companies to 41 and the 44th company to be listed on that market since 2010.

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