22 Dec 2023, 10:15 AM

Adjustment of F&O contracts of VEDL due to dividend

As per NSE circular (web), effective December 27th, 2023, the strikes of VEDL options and the base price of the futures contracts will be revised due to extraordinary dividends.

Adjustment for future contracts:

All positions in futures contracts of VEDL will be marked-to-market on the last cum-dividend date i.e. December 26th, 2023, 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. 11 (dividend amount) for the respective futures contract.

From December 27th, 2023 (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 (2000 quantities) of VEDL futures on December 26th, 2023, at Rs. 250, and the daily settlement price at the market close is Rs. 300, you would have made a mark-to-market profit of Rs. 50 per share.

On December 27th, 2023, the previous day’s position will be carried forward at Rs. 289  (i.e. 300 – 11). If the closing price on December 27th, 2023, is Rs. 295, you’ll make a mark-to-market profit of Rs. 6 per share.

Adjustment for options contracts:

The full value of the dividend i.e. Rs. 11 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. 250 Call Option will be reduced to Rs. 239 on December 27th, 2023, and the positions in Rs. 250 Call Option will continue to exist in Rs. 239 Call Option.

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

Also, if you hold equity shares of VEDL in your demat account as of December 27th, 2023 (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.