Yatra Online’s IPO Receives Muted Response on Day 1

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The initial public offering (IPO) of Yatra Online, India’s leading corporate travel services provider, received a muted response from investors on the first day of bidding, with only 11% of the issue subscribed. Retail investors were the most supportive, subscribing to 55% of their allotted quota, while high networth individuals and qualified institutional buyers have yet to start putting in bids.

The company is planning to raise Rs 775 crore via the IPO at the upper end of the price band of Rs 135-142 per share. The fresh issue component in the IPO is Rs 602 crore and the remaining funds will be raised via offer-for-sale worth Rs 173 crore.

Yatra Online has already mopped up Rs 348.75 crore from anchor investors on September 14. Of the net fresh issue money, the company will spend Rs 150 crore for strategic investments, acquisitions, and inorganic growth, and Rs 392 crore for customer acquisition and retention, technology, and other organic growth initiatives. The remaining funds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Yatra is India’s leading corporate travel services provider in terms of the number of corporate clients, and has served over 1.4 crore cumulative travel customers as of March 2023. It claims to be the third largest online travel company in India among key OTA (online travel agency) players in gross booking revenue and operating revenue for FY23.

Easy Trip Planners is the only comparable listed player for Yatra Online.

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Additional Notes:

  • It is important to note that the muted response to Yatra Online’s IPO could be due to a number of factors, such as the current market conditions, the company’s valuation, or concerns about the competitive landscape.
  • Investors should carefully consider all of these factors before making an investment decision.

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