Why Is Ebix (EBIX) Stock Down 47% Today?


  • Ebix (EBIX) stock is falling on a bankruptcy filing.
  • The company is undergoing bankruptcy for a stalking horse bid.
  • That will have it selling certain assets to Zinnia.
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Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) stock is falling hard on Monday after the on-demand infrastructure software company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

According to a press release from Ebix, this bankruptcy filing is to allow for the successful reorganization of its business. That includes a stalking horse bid for assets tied to its North American Life and Annuity divisions.

The stalking horse bidder, in this case, is Zinnia. The company says that this sale will provide it with a stronger balance sheet. It says this is essential to putting Ebix on the path towards sustainable growth and profitability.

Robin Raina, president and CEO of Ebix, said the following about the asset sale:

“With less than 15% of our worldwide revenues coming from the NA L&A assets being sold to address the credit, and the rest of the businesses of the Company continuing to exhibit strong fundamentals, we believe that the Company’s future is bright – with strong operating fundamentals, a robust business model, world-class products, and a continued ability to generate healthy operating cash flows across the world.”

EBIX Stock Movement on Monday

After announcing the bankruptcy filing and stalking horse bid, nearly 1 million shares of EBIX stock have changed hands. That’s still below its daily average trading volume of about 2.3 million shares.

EBIX stock is down 46.5% as of Monday morning.

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