Market Capitalisation and Number of Ordinary Securities published on asx.com.au
ASX publishes a market capitalisation for each ASX listed entity on the company information pages of its website. The market capitalisation is an approximation of the market value of the listed entity calculated by multiplying the previous trading day’s last traded price of its ordinary securities quoted on ASX by the number of ordinary securities on issue. The number of ordinary securities is calculated using the methodology below.
Number of ordinary securities
Generally, all of the ordinary securities issued by the entity will be included in the calculation of a listed entity’s market capitalisation, whether quoted on ASX or not. However, equity securities which are convertible into, or provide a right to, an ordinary security will not be included. Securities that are generally excluded from the market capitalisation calculation include, but are not limited to:
- Partly paid securities
- Preference shares
- Exchange shares
- Convertible securities (of which the most common is options)
- Rights and entitlements including those under deferred settlement trading
- Debt securities
The number or ordinary securities as calculated above is also displayed on the entity’s "company information" page.
The market price used in the calculation of a listed entity’s market capitalisation, is the previous trading day’s closing price of the entity’s ordinary securities on ASX. If the previous trading day’s closing price is not available (for example if the entity’s securities did not trade the previous trading day), the valuation price will be used to calculate the market capitalisation. The valuation price is the last-traded price adjusted by either a higher bid price or a lower ask price.
The total number of ordinary securities on issue and market capitalisation of a listed entity are updated overnight on each trading day and displayed the next trading day. The total number of ordinary securities on issue is based on information provided by listed entities in ASX Listing Rule Appendix 3B New issue announcement, application and quotation of additional securities and agreement ("Appendix 3B"). If a listed entity is not required to lodge an Appendix 3B, ASX will use other relevant announcements lodged by a listed entity to confirm the total number of ordinary securities on issue. This figure is adjusted upon the date ASX grants quotation which is normally (but not always) within three business days after lodgement of an Appendix 3B or relevant announcement (subject to any outstanding conditions, such as shareholder approval or incomplete corporate actions).
For dual-listed structures involving separate legal entities listed on different exchanges, only the relevant securities issued by the entity listed on ASX will be included in the calculation.
In many cases listed entities incorporated outside of Australia only quote a portion of their ordinary securities on ASX and do so in the form of CDIs1. CDIs may be issued on a one-to-one ratio to ordinary securities or another ratio, for example one CDI for every two ordinary securities. In such cases, for the purposes of the market capitalisation calculation, the market price is the previous trading day’s closing price for the entity’s CDIs quoted on ASX. The number of securities used in the calculation is the number of CDIs quoted on ASX plus a number equal to the number of CDIs that would exist if CDIs were issued over the rest of the entity’s ordinary securities.
In the case where a listed entity’s securities or a class of securities that forms part of the market capitalisation calculation are suspended from trading, the market capitalisation field will display "S".
The market capitalisation will be reinstated when the suspension is lifted or the affected class of securities is removed from official quotation.
As the market capitalisation is updated overnight, the market capitalisation will be displayed the next trading day after the entity’s relevant securities are reinstated to trading.
Entities under the AQUA rules
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Managed Fund products admitted to trading status under the AQUA Rules (Schedule 10A of the ASX Operating Rules) report to ASX the units on issue of the respective funds within 5 business days of the end of each month. Therefore, the market capitalisation and number of securities displayed is an approximation.
Commencement of market capitalisation display
Market capitalisation is not provided for entities prior to the entity being admitted to the official list of ASX and the commencement of quotation of the entity’s main class of securities. In the case of entities admitted under the AQUA Rules, market capitalisation is not provided before their securities are admitted to trading status under the AQUA Rules.
For further information about market capitalisation published on ASX (including if you are a listed entity and have concerns about the market capitalisation or issued capital calculations for your entity), please contact ASX on the below details.
t: 131 279
This methodology statement provides general information only and does not constitute financial advice. You should obtain independent advice from an Australian financial services licensee before making any financial decisions.
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1A CHESS Depository Interest (CDI) is a financial product quoted on the Australian Securities Exchange which confers a beneficial interest in the foreign financial product to which it relates. CDIs are a type of depository receipt. There are two types of CDIs, CHESS Units of Foreign Securities (CUFS); and Depository Interests (DIs).