04 Jul 2024, 12:31 PM

Adjustment of F&O contracts of MPHASIS due to dividend

As per NSE circular (1) effective July 10, 2024, the strikes of MPHASIS 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 MPHASIS will be marked-to-market on the last cum-dividend date, i.e., July 9, 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. 55 (dividend amount) for the respective futures contract.

From July 10, 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 (275 quantities) of MPHASIS futures on July 9, 2024, at Rs. 2610, and the daily settlement price at the market close is Rs. 2650. You would have made a mark-to-market profit of Rs. 40 per share.

On July 10, 2024, the previous day’s position will be carried forward at Rs. 2595 (i.e., 2650–55). If the closing price on July 10th, 2024, is Rs. 2630, you’ll make a mark-to-market profit of Rs. 35 per share.

Adjustment for option contracts:

The full value of the dividend, i.e., Rs. 55, 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. 2650 Call Option will be reduced to Rs. 2595 on July 10th, 2024, and the positions in Rs. 2650 Call Option will continue to exist in Rs. 2595 Call Option.

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

Also, if you hold equity shares of MPHASIS in your Demat account as of July 10th, 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.