The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has announced changes in the S&P Sri Lanka 20 index constituents made by S&P Dow Jones Indices, at the 2020 mid-year index rebalance.
A revision of the S&P SL20 methodology in March 2017 established the practice of a semi-annual rebalance of the index (previously conducted annually), which is set to take place during the months of June and December each year.
The revision also established the inclusion of non voting ordinary shares listed by the respective companies of the S&P SL20 index, provided that such shares meet the relevant liquidity requirements.
The exclusions and inclusions as announced by the S&P Dow Jones Indices, effective from June 22, 2020 (after the market close of June 19, 2020) in the alphabetical order are as follows: (Exclusions) – Tokyo Cement Co. Lanka PLC, Expolanka Holdings PLC, Janashakthi Insurance Co. PLC, Lanka IOC PLC, Softlogic Life Insurance PLC and Union Bank of Colombo PLC; (Inclusions) – Central Finance Co., PLC, Ceylon Tobacco Co. PLC, LOLC Holdings PLC, Melstacorp PLC, Richard Pieris & Co., PLC and Seylan Bank Limited.
The S&P SL20 index includes the 20 largest companies by total market capitalisation, listed on the CSE that meet minimum size, liquidity and financial viability thresholds.
The constituents are weighted by float-adjusted market capitalisation, subject to a single stock cap of 15 percent, which is employed to reduce single stock concentration.
The S&P SL 20 index has been designed in accordance with international practices and standards. All stocks are classified according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which was co-developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and MCSI and is widely used by market participants throughout the world.
To be eligible for inclusion, a stock must have a minimum float-adjusted market capitalisation of Rs.500 million, a six-month median daily value traded of Rs.0.25 million, have been traded at least 10 days of each month for the three months prior to the rebalancing reference date and have positive net income over the 12 months prior to the rebalancing reference date.