Adjustments in F&O contracts of ASHOKLEY on account of extraordinary dividend

The Board of Directors of ASHOKLEY declared a dividend of Rs. 4.95/- per share, the ex-dividend date being April 03, 2024.

SEBI has prescribed a framework to the exchanges for adjustment of corporate actions in derivative contracts at the time of the corporate action. The exchange has published everything regarding the adjustments in case of corporate actions here. Accordingly, if a company declares a dividend at and above 2% of the market value of the underlying security, it is considered as an extra-ordinary dividend and the exchange will take action in the adjustment of the futures and options contracts in the underlying security.

Since the dividend declared by ASHOKLEY is above 2% of the market value of the security, the exchange has published this circular on the adjustment of F&O contracts in ASHOKLEY on the ex-date: April 03, 2024.

Adjustment for future contracts:

All positions in futures contracts of ASHOKLEY will be marked-to-market on the last cum-dividend date, i.e. April 02, 2024, based on the daily settlement price of the respective futures contract. Subsequently, open positions will be carried forward at the daily settlement price less Rs. 4.95 (dividend amount) for the respective futures contract.

From April 03, 2024,(ex-dividend date), daily mark-to-market settlement of the futures contracts will continue as per normal procedures.

For example:

Assume you bought 1 lot (5000 quantities) of ASHOKLEY futures on April 2nd, 2024, at Rs. 200, and the daily settlement price at the market close is Rs. 220, you would have made a mark-to-market profit of Rs. 20 per share.

On April 3rd, 2024, the previous day’s position will be carried forward at Rs. 215.05 (i.e. 220 – 4.95). If the closing price on April 3rd, 2024, is Rs. 230, you’ll make a mark-to-market profit of Rs. 14.95 per share.

Adjustment for options contracts:

The full value of the dividend i.e. Rs. 4.95 will be deducted from all the cum-dividend strike prices on the ex-dividend date. All positions in existing strike prices will continue to exist in the corresponding new adjusted strike prices.

For example:

The strike price of Rs. 300 Call Option will be reduced to Rs. 295.05 on April 3rd, 2024, and the positions in Rs. 300 Call Option will continue to exist in Rs. 295.05 Call Option.

The lot size of the F&O contracts will not change.

Also, if you hold equity shares of ASHOKLEY in your Demat account as of April 3rd, 2024 (ex-date) you will be entitled to receive the dividend which will be credited directly to your primary bank account within 30 to 45 days from the record date.