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Definition of Follow On Public Offer

A Follow On Public Offer or FPO allows a publicly traded company to issue more stock to public investors. FPOs are similar to IPOs because FPOs allow companies to raise additional capital through the public market.

For an FPO to be possible, a company must have already done an IPO. FPO shares are typically issued at a discount by a company whose track record is already clear because they are publicly traded.

Related Terms

Draft Offer Document

A draft offer document is the preliminary version of the IPO document that a company must file with SEBI 21 days before submitting the actual IPO document. The draft offer document is open to the public for comments during the 21 -day period. SEBI may suggest changes to the draft offer document in this period.

Carrying Charge

Carrying charge or cost of carry is the money involved in the upkeep or general holding of an asset or financial instrument. Examples of carrying charges include maintenance costs, insurance, and others.

A carrying charge can increase the cost of owning an asset. At times, the cost of carry may exceed the potential returns, in which case an investor must evaluate whether the asset is worth keeping.

Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)

Compounded Annual Growth Rate shows how much returns on average an investment can generate over a year, given the data for a period of time (say 5+ years).

CAGR is an indicative measure of yearly returns growth that assumes the profits are reinvested. The formula to calculate Compound Annual Growth Rate is:

CAGR = [(Ending value/Beginning Value)^(1/N)]-1

Authorized Capital

Authorized capital or authorized share capital is the maximum amount of capital for which shares can be issued by a company to its shareholders.

Or in other words, authorized capital denotes all the shares across all the categories that a company could issue if it wanted to raise money.

Government Bonds

Government bonds are debt instruments that allow the central banks to raise capital to finance operations. The types of government bonds are:

  • Treasury Bills
  • Fixed Rate Bonds
  • Floating Rate Bonds
  • State Development Loans
  • Sovereign Gold Bonds
  • Zero Coupon Bonds

Every government bond has a credit rating that’s based on the financial health of the country. The government is the apex institution of any country, which is why their credit rating is the high.

In India, you’ll notice government bonds with the credit rating SOV. This is known as a sovereign rating.

Diversification

Diversification is the act of investing in more than one asset class, sector, industry, or country to mitigate risk. It is an investment strategy designed to reduce risk by pairing a volatile asset class like equities with a fixed income asset class like fixed deposits. Or, by investing in equities in one country and complementing it by investing a portfolio in stocks from another country.



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