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Paytm Shares Recover, Rise 9% Post 2 Days of Decline

Paytm Shares Recover, Rise 9% Post 2 Days of Decline

In the past two trading days, the stock had fallen nearly 37%

Its market capitalisation also increased to INR 96,398.29 Cr

Paytm listed on the exchanges on November 18 with a discount of over 9%

Shares of One97 Communications, which runs digital payments major Paytm which were on a freefall in their first two trading sessions seemed to have recovered today in its share pricing.

Around 12.10 p.m. its shares on the BSE were trading at INR 1,487, higher by INR 126.70 or 9.31% from its previous close of INR 1360.30 per share.

In the past two trading days, the stock had fallen nearly 37%.

Analysts were of the view that investors have taken to bargain buying and bought the shares at lower levels.

As the share prices rose, its market capitalisation also increased to INR 96,398.29 Cr.

Further, amid questions being raised over its profitability, market leadership and valuations, Paytm on Sunday said that it recorded a 131% rise in its gross merchandise value (GMV) in October, at around INR 83,200 Cr ($11.2 Bn).

During the same period last year, the company’s GMV stood at INR 36,000 Cr.

In a regulatory filing on Sunday, One97 Communications said that its monthly transacting users (MTU) have consistently grown in FY 2021 and in the first two quarters of FY 2022. The trajectory continued in October 2021 with 6.3 Cr MTUs, growth of 35% year-on-year over the 4.7 Cr MTUs in October 2020.

On the lending business, the filing said that the segment continued to show very strong growth as a result of rapid scale up of all of our lending products, including Postpaid, consumer loans and merchant loans.

On November 18th, Paytm made its stock market debut and got listed at a discount of over 9% from its issue price of INR 2,150.

The listing was largely on expected lines after a slower than anticipated response to the INR 18,300 initial public offering. Its offer during November 8–November 10 was subscribed 1.89 times.

Although running into losses, Paytm witnessed a 62% growth in its revenue from operations during Q1 FY22 at INR 890.8 Cr, backed by strong growth from payment and financial services. Its net loss for the quarter increased 34% to INR 381.9 Cr, from INR 284.4 Cr during the corresponding quarter of FY21.

Founded by Vijay Shekhar Sharma in 2000, One97 Communications began its journey as a value-added service provider. It evolved over the years with different fintech solutions to become an online mobile payments firm.