Infosys Limited – Annual report – 31 March 2019
Industry: computer services
2.18 Reconciliation of basic and diluted shares used in computing earnings per equity share
Basic earnings per equity share is computed by dividing the net profit attributable to the equity holders of the company by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per equity share is computed by dividing the net profit attributable to the equity holders of the company by the weighted average number of equity shares considered for deriving basic earnings per equity share and also the weighted average number of equity shares that could have been issued upon conversion of all dilutive potential equity shares. The dilutive potential equity shares are adjusted for the proceeds receivable had the equity shares been actually issued at fair value (i.e. the average market value of the outstanding equity shares). Dilutive potential equity shares are deemed converted as of the beginning of the period, unless issued at a later date. Dilutive potential equity shares are determined independently for each period presented.
The number of equity shares and potentially dilutive equity shares are adjusted retrospectively for all periods presented for any share splits and bonus shares issues including for changes effected prior to the approval of the financial statements by the Board of Directors.
The following is a reconciliation of the equity shares used in the computation of basic and diluted earnings per equity share:
(1) excludes treasury shares
(2) adjusted for bonus shares, wherever applicable Refer to note 2.13
For fiscal 2019, 2018 and 2017, Nil, 134,476 and 224,380 number of options to purchase equity shares, respectively, had an anti-dilutive effect (adjusted for September 2018 bonus issue).
2.13 Equity (extract)
Bonus issue (extract)
The Company has allotted 2,184,191,490 fully paid up equity shares (including treasury shares of 10,486,661) of face value ₹5/- each during the three months ended September 30, 2018 pursuant to a bonus issue approved by the shareholders through postal ballot. Record date fixed by the Board of Directors was September 5, 2018. The bonus shares were issued by capitalization of profits transferred from general reserve. Bonus share of one equity share for every equity share held, and a bonus issue, viz., a stock dividend of one American Depositary Share (ADS) for every ADS held, respectively, has been allotted. Consequently, the ratio of equity shares underlying the ADSs held by an American Depositary Receipt holder remains unchanged. Options granted under the stock option plan have been adjusted for bonus shares.
The bonus shares allotted ranks pari passu in all respects and carry the same rights as the existing equity shareholders and are entitled to participate in full, in any dividend and other corporate action, recommended and declared after the new equity shares are allotted.