What is ‘Offering’

The issue or sale of a security by a company. It is often used in reference to an initial public offering (IPO) when a company’s stock is made available for purchase by the public but it can also be used in the context of a bond issue.

Explaining ‘Offering’

Usually, a company will offer stock or bonds to the public in an attempt to raise capital to invest in expansion or growth. There are instances of companies offering stock or bonds because of liquidity issues (i.e. not enough cash to pay the bills), but investors should be wary of any offering of this type.

Further Reading

  • The optimal offering price for underwritten securities. – [PDF]
  • Angels and venture capitalists in the initial public offering market – [PDF]
  • On the Timing of Public Offering by Listed Companies in Chinese Stock Market [J] – [PDF]
  • Equity issues and offering dilution – [PDF]
  • The relaxation of financing constraints by the initial public offering of small manufacturing firms – [PDF]
  • Initial public offering prediction using neural network. – [PDF]
  • Offering Benefit under the Cover of" Giving Grand Banquets"—Directional Private Placement: The Phenomenon, the theory and the Institutional Origin: A Study Based … – [PDF]
  • On the Motive of Changing Investment Projects of Raising Money through Public Offering [J] – [PDF]
  • The Empirical Study on Issued Price of Non-public offering Based on the Type of Investors [J] – [PDF]