Shares of Infosys have grown manifolds since its inception in 2001. If someone had bought its penny shares at almost 96 Rs. per share in Feb 2001 then the shares would have grown to Rs. 1253 per share in February 2021.
So, if someone has dormant shares of Infosys lying in IEPF form 2001, then considering the exponential growth in them, even a small investment would have grown to crores of rupees.
Let’s understand in the following sections why it is profitable for old investors of Infosys to apply for recovery of their money from IEPF.
Overview of Company
Infosys is an information technology giant that gives other companies services in sectors like information technology, outsourcing, and business consultation. The IT service provider was incorporated in 1981 and was listed as a public company in 1993. Infosys had a market
capitalization of Rs. 273214 Crores as per the data in 2020 and it is India’s second-biggest IT firm after TCS.
Over the years, it has been quite generous to its investors and given them bonus shares multiple times. This is the main reason why even a small investment in Infosys during its early years would have made an investor a crorepati today. Let us understand this by some calculations in the following sections.
• Imagine an investor has bought 100 shares of Infosys in 2001 at the rate of Rs. 96.76 per share.
• The cumulative price of investment would have been Rs. 96.76 x 100 shares = Rs. 9676.
• The company, in 2004, issued bonus shares in the ratio of 3:1. This means that for every one share the investor has, the company will issue 3 shares as a bonus. So this would have taken the total shares owned by the investor to 100 shares + 300 bonus shares = 400
• In 2006, Infosys issued another round of bonus shares at the ratio 1:1. This would have taken the total shares to 800.
• Again in 2014, the company issued bonus shares at 1:1 which raised the no. of shares to 1600.
• The very next year, in 2015, the company again issued bonus shares at a 1:1 taking the net no. of shares to 3200.
• The most recent bonus issue came in 2018 at the ratio 1:1 which took the final no. of shares to 6400.
• Now, the price of 1 share of Infosys, as of February 2021 is Rs. 1,253.30. Thus, the total value of shares become:
• Rs. 1253.30 x 6400 shares = Rs. 8021120 (Eighty Lakhs Twenty One Thousand One Hundred and Twenty)
• Now if we add the amount generated by dividends in the last 20 years the nest profit of the investor would be more than a crore rupees.
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