Why is the Bubs share price sinking 7% on Friday?

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The Bubs Australia Ltd (ASX: BUB) share price is heading south following the company’s retail component update.

At the time of writing, shares in the infant formula company are swapping hands at 58.5 cents, down 7.14%.

Bubs shares drop on equity raising efforts

So far, it’s been a disappointing day for the Bubs share price with investors hitting the sell button.

In its release, Bubs advised it has completed its retail entitlement offer.

The pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer raised a total amount of around $22.9 million.

For every Bubs share owned, eligible retail shareholders could pick up 10.42 Bubs shares at a price of 52 cents apiece.

Valid applications for approximately 12.7 million new shares, worth roughly $6.6 million were received by Bubs.

The remaining 31.3 million new shares not taken under the retail entitlement offer will be allotted to the sub-underwriters.

Together with the institutional component of the entitlement offer and the $40.1 million institutional placement, Bubs has raised $63 million.

The proceeds of the equity raising are expected to be used for a number of strategic initiatives. This includes:

  • Working capital to assist with the immediate scale up of group activities due to rapid market expansion
  • Building up inventory levels given the current logistics environment
  • Operating expenses for the US market (marketing, administration, employment costs, and consultancy fees)
  • Expand canning capability at the Deloraine facility to meet growing demand
  • Covering the costs associated with the equity raising

Bubs share price snapshot

Despite a challenging 12 months amid COVID-led channel disruptions, the Bubs share price has accelerated almost 30% over the period.

The company’s shares touched a 52-week high of 84.6 cents on 30 May following a supply agreement with the US.

However, since then, its shares have retraced due to market volatility across the ASX which weighed down Bubs shares.

Based on today’s price, Bubs commands a market capitalisation of around $400.17 million.

The post Why is the Bubs share price sinking 7% on Friday? appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

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