The Coal India IPO price band has finally been fixed at Rs. 225 – 245, and there is going to be a customary 5% discount to retail investors.
So looks like the gray market was quite close because they had earlier talked about a range of Rs. 225 – Rs. 270. The EPS in 2010 was Rs. 15.56 so the P/E multiple at the higher and lower end of the price band is 14.46 and 17.3, so looks like the ministry decided to leave something on the table for investors. I think you are going to see huge over-subscription numbers on this Coal India IPO.
You can read my earlier review of Coal India IPO here.