Why Is Neptune Wellness Solutions (NEPT) Stock Down 44% Today?


  • Neptune Wellness Solutions (NEPT) stock is dropping alongside a public offering.
  • The company is selling 1.8 million shares and a matching number of warrants.
  • These are being sold for $2.50 per share and have an exercise price that matches.
NEPT Stock - Why Is Neptune Wellness Solutions (NEPT) Stock Down 44% Today?

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Neptune Wellness Solutions (NASDAQ:NEPT) stock is taking a beating on Friday after the consumer packaged goods company priced a public share offering.

According to a press release, Neptune Wellness Solutions is offering up 1.8 million shares of NEPT stock at a price of $2.50 each. The company notes that each of these shares also comes with a warrant to acquire another share.

Neptune Wellness Solutions expects to raise $4.5 million from the public stock offering. The company also notes that the warrants included in the offering have an exercise price of $2.50 per share. They are immediately exercisable and expire five years after being issued.

Neptune Wellness Solutions already has plans for the funds it expects to raise from the stock offering. The company says it will use them for working capital. That includes payments of accounts payable due to suppliers.

NEPT Stock Warrant Changes

To go along with this new stock offering, Neptune Wellness Solutions announced a change to previously issued warrants. The company is changing the exercise price of warrants issued in October 2020, February 2021, March 2022, June 2022, October 2022 and May 2023.

These warrants represent the right to acquire another 478,132 shares of NEPT stock. With this change, the company is adjusting the exercise price of these warrants to $2.50. Prior to this, the exercise price for these warrants ranged from $13.20 to $3,150.

NEPT stock is down 43.8% as of Friday morning.

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