Reliance Industries has declared 1:1 bonus shares, which came as a surprise, since the audited results only were expected today. Reliance declared its audited FY09 results, including Reliance Petroleum’s (RPL) numbers, which was merged recently.
The net sales were at Rs 1.51 lakh crore versus Rs 1.37 lakh crore, whereas the net profit was at Rs 15,296 crore versus Rs 19,523 crore, which is much below the previous year. Meanwhile, the last bonus was issued in 1997, in the ratio of 1:1.
This move by Reliance would prop up the market in short term, while the markets are seeing some volatile moves either way.