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Eris Lifesciences sees a lukewarm debut

Capital Market |  Jun 29, 2017 10:36 AM IST

Eris Lifesciences was trading at Rs 607.25 at 10:40 IST on BSE, a premium of 0.7% over its initial public offer price of Rs 603 per share, on its debut on the bourses today, 29 June 2017.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 186.08 points or 0.6% at 31,024.39. The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index was up 186.08 points or 0.6% at 31,024.39.

Shares of Eris Lifesciences made a debut on the bourses at Rs 612 per share, a premium of 1.49% over its issue price of Rs 603 per share. The stock had hit a high of Rs 627.70 and low of Rs 592.30 so far during the day. On BSE, 6.06 lakh shares were traded on the counter so far.

Eris Lifesciences' initial public offering (IPO) had received bids for 5.25 crore shares compared with 1.59 crore shares, data on NSE showed. The IPO was subscribed 3.29 times.

Category wise, the qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) category was subscribed 4.68 times. The non institutional investors (NIIs) category was subscribed 0.45 times. The retail individual investors (RIIs) category was subscribed 3.51 times.

The price band of the IPO was fixed at Rs 600 to Rs 603 per share of face value of Re 1 each. The IPO had opened for subscription on 16 June 2017 and closed on 20 June 2017.

The IPO comprised of an offer for sale of 2.89 crore shares by the selling shareholders comprising the promoters and promoters group Amit Bakshi, Himanshu Shah, Inderjeet Negi, Kaushal Shah, Rajendrakumar Patel, Bhikabhai Shah and Hetal Shah and private equity (PE) investor ChrysCapital.

The objects of the issue were to get the benefits of listing the equity shares on the BSE and the NSE, to enhance visibility and brand image and provide liquidity to the existing shareholders.

Ahead of the bidding, IPO committee of the board of directors had allocated 1.29 crore shares to 37 anchor investors at the higher end of the IPO price band at Rs 603 per share aggregating Rs 779.45 crore.

Eris Lifesciences' consolidated net profit rose 81.25% to Rs 242.08 crore on 21.43% rise in net sales to Rs 724.98 crore in the year ended 31 March 2017 (FY 2017) over FY 2016.

Incorporated in 2007, Gujarat-based Eris Lifesciences undertakes research and development (R&D) and manufactures and sells branded pharmaceutical products in select therapeutic areas within the chronic and acute categories of the Indian pharmaceutical market (IPM).

The categories include cardiovascular, anti-diabetics, vitamins, gastroenterology and anti-infectives. The focus is on developing products in the chronic and acute categories that are linked to lifestyle-related disorders.

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