Kathmandu: Number of companies listed at NEPSE reached 242 in mid-October 2022. This is stated in the report on Current Macroeconomic and Financial Situation of Nepal issued by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). The report is based on three months’ data ending Mid-October, 2022/23.
The companies listed at NEPSE include 146 Bank and Financial Institutions (BFIs) and insurance companies, 59 hydropower companies, 19 manufacturing and processing industries, six investment companies, five hotels, four trading companies and three others. The number of companies listed at NEPSE was 222 in mid-October 2021.
Share of BFIs and insurance companies in stock market capitalization is 68.6 percent, the NRB report said. Such a share for hydropower companies is 10.5 percent, investment companies 6.4 percent, manufacturing and processing industries 4.4 percent, hotels 1.7 percent, trading companies 0.4 percent and the share of other companies is 8.1 percent.
The paid-up value of 6.82 billion shares listed at NEPSE stood Rs 672.69 billion in mid-October 2022.
Securities worth Rs 80.78 billion were listed at NEPSE during the three months of 2022/23. Such securities comprise govt. bond worth Rs 35 billion, debenture worth Rs 25.44 billion, bonus shares worth Rs 9.29 billion, ordinary share worth Rs 6.57 billion, mutual fund worth Rs 3.27 billion and right share worth Rs 1.21 billion.
Securities Board of Nepal approved the total public issuance of securities worth Rs 9.39 billion which includes debenture worth Rs 4.24 billion, mutual fund worth Rs 3.15 billion, ordinary share worth Rs 1.05 billion and right share worth Rs. 954 million in the review period.