James Warren Tea Buyback Review

James Warren tea

James Warren Tea Ltd had informed the Exchanges that the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company is scheduled on 22/03/2019 ,inter alia, to consider and approve the proposal of buyback of equity shares of Rs.10/- each fully paid, of the Company. James Warren Tea Buyback approved by its Board on 22-03-19 the Board has approved the proposal of Buyback of 23,25,000 (Twenty Three Lakhs Twenty Five Thousand) Equity shares at a price of Rs. 115/- (Rupees One Hundred Fifteen Only) per equity share aggregating to Rs. 26,73,75,000/- (Rupees Twenty Six crores Seventy Three Lakhs Seventy Five Thousand only). James Warren Tea Buyback represents approximately 25% of the total paid-up equity capital of the Company and is on a proportionate basis under “Tender Offer” route.

See List of all Forthcoming and Recent Buybacks

Buyback News


  • ends with 100% acceptance
  • Live Bidding Status
  • James Warren ER 40.13%
  • Issue Date 19-05:02-06-19
  • James Warren Buyback RD 17-05-19
  • Buyback Postal Ballot Results : 03-05-19
  • James Warren Tea Buyback 2019 & 2017 : Key Info
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James Warren Tea Buyback : Acceptance Ratio Possibilities:

This framework is based on estimation of shareholding of James Warren Tea shareholders  who hold around 1000 number of shares. To this we have added estimates for
1) Few additional purchase  of Shares by existing shareholders with eye on earning additional returns through buyback.
2) Purchase of Shares by Arbitrage investors.
Data from Previous Buybacks

Based on approximations indicated above and considering a moderate tendering ratio, under normal circumstances James Warren Tea Buyback could have acceptance ratio of 40-60%, a figure that will depend significantly on new arbitrage investors who buy into the stock.

Return Scenarios: James Warren Tea Buyback

The absolute returns/Loss that may accrue to an Investors/Arbitrage trader are a function of Percentage Acceptance Ratio and Price Post Buyback.  Investors may kept in mind that stock markets are quite volatile at this  juncture and there are many political and other uncertainties related to international markets. We have depicted  some scenarios for Absolute Returns in a table form as a function of various possible combinations of Acceptance Ratios and Price Post Buyback.

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This post is purely for informative and educational purpose and is in no way suggestive of taking any position in the counter. Profit or Loss in  any buy sell operation in stocks is associated with significant risk of capital loss. For more on Buyback Benefits and other issues please refer the earlier Posts.

 Buyback of Shares: A Primer for Retail Investors

About James Warren Tea

  • James Warren Tea current business is resultant of de-merger of Tea business of Warren Tea Limited pursuant to the Scheme of Arrangement
  • JWTL is engaged in the business of growing, harvesting, manufacturing and selling of tea. Such business is carried on by JWTL through its 7 tea estates situated in diverse locations in the State of Assam
  • James Warren Tea has approximately 9,500 employees and are spread over 4,000 hectares of land.
  • Its estates have the ability to produce CTC and Orthodox teas.

James Warren Tea: Price Trend, Summary of Financials

James Warren tea price chart

Financial Overview

Market Cap in Rs.
Revenue FY18 in cr 116
CMP in Rs. 110
Face Value 10
Price / Earning (PE) 33.34
Book Value 146.55
Price / BV 0.75
ROCE % 2.87%
Dividend Yield NIL
Sales 3 yr CAGR -4.78%
Debt / Equity Ratio 0
52 week High/Low 158.00 / 96.80

Assessment: James Warren Tea Buyback

  • Company is virtually debt free.
  • Stock is trading at 0.75 times its book value
  • James Warren Tea reported a Flat Financial performance in tje quarter ended Dec-18.
  • James warren Tea is a small company.
  • James warren Tea price had moved up considerably after announcement of buyback to rather unrealistic levels. Has come down near to buyback levels now.
  • Considering the size of issue the company has to go for a postal ballot to seek share holders approval and hence the total time period may amount to 3-4 months.
  • Presently James warren is trading close to buyback price or slightly lower which may not be attractive. Though small stocks are vulnerable to significant changes in shareholding which could impact acceptance ratios. Only a downtrend in stock may present a moderate arbitrage opportunity.

Standard disclaimer: Standard disclaimer: I am not a SEBI registered analyst and above analysis is for educational purpose only. Iam a postgraduate in engineering and Management . Iam also Certified in some exams like NISM-Series-V-A: Mutual Fund Distributors Certification, NISM-Series-X-A: Investment Adviser (Level 1) Certification and NISM-Series-X-B: Investment Adviser (Level 2). This post is my view on the subject matter and is only academic and exploratory in nature. It is not meant to influence investment decisions of investors. I may have bias/vested interest in covered Stock/ Buy Back/Mutual Funds/NCD etc. due to my own investment or leaning. Further my understanding of the areas on which I write may be imperfect or incomplete and data could be wrong due to limited time and resources at my disposal. Please do your own due diligence as stock market/MF investments have high degree of inherent risk.

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