Why Is GreenPower Motor (GP) Stock Down 36% Today?


  • GreenPower Motor (GP) stock is falling alongside the pricing of a public offering.
  • The company is selling 1.5 million shares for $1.55 each.
  • It expects to raise $2.3 million from this offering.
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GreenPower Motor (NASDAQ:GP) stock is falling on Tuesday after the electric vehicle (EV) company announced the pricing of a public offering for its shares.

GreenPower Motor is selling 1.5 million shares of GP stock, each of which comes with one warrant. Those warrants can be exercised to acquire another share of the company’s stock.

The units in this public offering are being sold for $1.55, and the warrants have an exercise price of $1.82 per share. The warrants can be exercised immediately and will expire in three years.

Additionally, underwriters have a 45-day option to acquire another 5% of shares in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is the sole book-running manager for the public offering.

GreenPower Motor is expecting gross proceeds of $2.3 million from this offering. It will use this money for EV production, product development and general corporate purposes.

What This Means for GP Stock

A public offering increases the total number of outstanding shares on the market. That means it also dilutes the stakes of current shareholders. That’s one reason why GP stock is down today.

The other has to do with the price of the offering. At $1.55 per share, this is a significant discount from GP’s prior closing price of $1.82 per share. As such, it makes sense the stock would drop as a result of the offering.

GP stock is down 35.7% as of Tuesday morning, with more than 141,000 shares traded. The company’s daily average trading volume is about 46,000 shares.

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