NTPC 9.5% stake sale likely on Jan 15,govt may get Rs 12,000cr
If NTPC stake sale becomes successful, the government would be able to realise more than half of the targeted Rs 30,000 crore from disinvestment in the current fiscal. The government has already raised Rs 800 crore. It is selling 10 per cent stake iron ore miner NMDC tomorrow, eyeing nearly 5,900 crore.
NTPC shares today closed at Rs 154.30 a share, down 1.66 per cent on BSE. At the current market price, the government would be able to raise Rs 12,085 crore.
"NTPC is next on the government's divestment agenda. The issue is likely to hit the market around January 15, 2013," a source in the Finance Ministry said.
The government proposes to divest 9.5 per cent stake amounting to 78.32 crore shares of face value of Rs 10 in NTPC via Offer for Sale (auction) route, sources said.
Government holds 84.5 per cent stake in the Maharatna company. Post-disinvestment, the government stake would come down to 75 per cent.
NTPC became public with an initial public offer in 2004. Thereafter in 2009, the government further diluted its stake in the company through a Follow-on Public Offer (FPO).
The power generation company had reported a net profit of Rs 9,223.73 crore in the last fiscal as against Rs 9,102.59 crore in the 2010-11.
The market capitalisation of the company stood at 1,34,194.93 crore
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