FED Rate Hike And Its Effect on Global Markets

US bonds are believed to be the safest debt instruments in the world. If there is a hike in the interest rate there, that will definitely affect the global markets in proportion. Here, markets mean not only the bond markets, but also include currency, derivative and equity.


What is ‘FED Rate Hike’

Us Fed plays the similar role in the US, as that of the Reserve Bank of India in India. The US Monetary Policy is determined and decided by a committee called ‘The Federal Open Market Committee’. The committee-meet has so much global importance that, investors, analysts and policy makers, unanimously cross their fingers and wait for the result. That’s the impact of FED rate has on Global Markets.

Queries Details
Headquarters

Established

Chair

It’s a Central bank of

Currency

Reserve requirements

Bank rate

Interest rate target

Interest on reserves

Interest paid on excess reserves?

Eccles Building, Washington, D.C., U.S

December 23, 1913 (104 years ago)

Janet Yellen

United States

United States dollar
USD (ISO 4217)

0 to 10%

0.6% to 1.50%

1.25% to 1.50%

1.25%

Yes

US, being the world’s biggest economy, Federal Reserve of US and its actions has the capacity to stir the Global Markets. The dollar being the world’s reserve currency, decides the value of other world currencies against its value. FED rate hike /cut has the power to control its value in global markets.
US Fed Rate Hike – means, Federal Bank of US is willing to provide the banks of US with the hiked interest rates, for their lending and borrowing activities. Which, in turn, leads to hiked /increased interest rates on bonds, saving deposits, loans etc.

Due to rise in interest rates in the US, the value of Dollar becomes increased, making it more attractive to the investors, in comparison with others currencies, including Rupee.

 

What is FITL /Funded Interest Term Loan And WCTL /Working Capiatl Term-Loan

Due to the burden of non-performing assets and debt problems, companies may fail to perform well, irrespective of their best performance track record. In-order to tackle this problem and provide the companies, a breathing space, RBI has bought a fixing tool called a ‘Funded Interest Term-Loan’ (FITL).


At times, when businesses feel the need for extra capital to run the day-to-day operations of the business (Working Capital), RBI has facilitated a provision called WCTL / Working Capital Term_Loan. Under this provision, RBI guided the Banks and Financial Institutions, to extend a relief /concession to potentially sick SSI Units (Small Scale Industries), under a rehabilitation program. Companies mostly utilize this facility to avail the extra capital, based on the opportunities /threats present in the market.

Working capital is a money, that is used to fund the short-term (usually less than a year) operations of a firm. This is the capital that’s generally rotated to generate earnings. The other areas of employment of the working capital include, the purchase of the necessary inventory and receivables financing.

The Working Capital can be classified as CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) and OPEX (Oerating Expenditure). CAPEX covers long-term fixed assets, whereas the OPEX covers the capital required to run the day-to-day operations of the business. Both CAPEX and OPEX is catered by the WCTL.

The working capital finance is available in both Indian as well as foreign currencies.

The WCTL can be categorized into funding facilities and non-funding facilities.

Under funding facilities, banks /financial institutions provide the direct funding and the necessary assistance to purchase the assets and /to meet the business expenses.

The non – funding facility is an indirect help provided by the banks and financial institutions to the companies. Under this facility, banks issue companies, a letter of credit (LC) /guarantee to their suppliers /customers (Government /Non-Government) for procurement of goods and services on credit.

Stock Shots

Lakshmi Energy and Foods Ltd. Q4 results reveal that an amount of Rs. 924,53 Cr., has been paid towards the interest of FITL and WCTL. The time given to payback, is 8 years, which is usually not more than 5 years. Approved by the IEC under RBI guidelines, hopefully the company is utilizing the funds successfully. The overall annual income from operations has grown by Rs.10.67 Cr. Which is not reflected in the overall profit due to the payment of Rs. 924.53 Cr towards interest costs of FITL and WCTL. So, we have to consider it as an effective employment of funds acquired, for its progress.  Hopefully the next quarter will be far better than this and so as our returns.

Technically the chart is bullish. Stay invested.

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Preferential Allotment Of Shares | Impact On The Current Market Price Of The Share

When a company has a debt, and wants to reduce it or would like to expand the existing business, there are many methods to raise the required funds. But of all, the easiest one is the allotment of preferential shares. Through the allotment of preferential shares companies can raise debt, without much must to follow norms /paper work. Whereas, the other methods of acquiring capital, needs procedural enhancement of norms and time. That means, they are very time consuming and complicated in comparison with an allotment of preferential shares directly to the second party.


Preferential allotment of Shares is the process, through which shares are allotted to the selected group of investors /institutions /companies on a preferential basis. Under this process shares are allotted to the investor with an agreement that, whenever the company decides to pay dividends, the holders of the preference shares will be the first to be paid.

  • Cumulative Preferred Stock
  • Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock
  • Participating Preferred Stock
  • Convertible Preferred Stock. This is also simply called as the Preferred Stock

Benefits and Drawbacks of Preferential Share Holder

Benefits

No brokerage expenses

Preferential shares are preferred over the common shares, while allotting dividend

In the case, if the company is not able to pay a dividend in the current year, the preferred shareholder has the right to claim that dividend in the subsequent years.

In the event of liquidation of a company, preferential shares takes precedence over the common stock. That is, in the case company goes bankrupt, preferred shareholders are paid off first, before the common stockholders. Capital is secure.

Drawbacks

The first and the foremost drawback is that, the preferred shareholder possesses limited voting rights while passing resolutions of the company. Whereas an equity share confers on its holder, a right to vote on all resolutions that require shareholder approval under the relevant act /law /the articles of association of the company. Also enjoy the right to appoint or remove the directors and auditors of the company, as well as approve the company accounts.

Preference shares are riskier than bonds, but less riskier than equity.

Preferential shares are preferred after the NCDs during company bankruptcy and the consequential liquidation.

Effect On EPS & Stock Price

Positive Effects

Few companies start to perform well after the allotment of preferred stock. This depends on the factors like, whom the stock is allotted and how successfully the raised fund is utilized for the growth of the business. If, the stock is issued to ‘well informed veteran investors’, then their participation will definitely drive the business towards its growth.

Negative Effects

Diluted Earnings Per Share takes into account all the outstanding convertible securities, like convertible debentures, convertible preferred shares, stock options and warrants. Hence diluted EPS gets affected by the preferred stock if it is convertible.

The preferred stockholders, usually exercise their right to convert the preferred stock into the common stock at a pre-agreed ratio. They do so, if stock price hikes after the issuance of preferred stock. Due to which, the number of shares increases. Thereby, reducing the EPS and in turn the stock price.

Hence, a convertible preferred stock can be considered as a dilute, which increases the number of shares, reduces EPS and hence the stock price.

Preferential shares are not accessible to common investors. Companies prefer high net worth individuals, institutions and other companies for preferential allotment. And, the whole process is carried out privately through a private placement of the offer. Hence available for only high net worth individuals. The minimum threshold amount to invest is Rs.10, 00,000 (Rs.10 lakhs). This can be considered as one of the distinctive features of a Preferential allotment of shares by the companies.