Zomato receives shareholders’ nod for new ESOP plan worth $458 Mn


Food tech major Zomato has introduced a new ESOP plan worth $458 million for its employees.

The board at Zomato has got the shareholder nod to grant 18,26,27,402 ESOP options under its new plan, bringing the total ESOP pool to 31,07,80,714 options, its regulatory filing accessed through the National Stock Exchange shows.

As per Fintrackr’s estimates, the newly added ESOPs are worth Rs 3,800 crore or $458 million while the value of the total ESOP pool stands at Rs 6,609 crore or $796 million.

Following the ESOP approval, Zomato also touched its all-time high share price of Rs 209.84 today. With this, the total market cap of the company has increased to Rs 1,84,060 crore or $22.17 billion.

According to a separate disclosure, Zomtao has voluntarily withdrawn the application with the Reserve Bank of India for a certificate of registration for undertaking the business of an NBFC as the company does not intend to pursue the lending/ credit business anymore.

Earlier this week, Zomato company received a GST demand notice of Rs 9.5 crore. This is the second GST notice for the Gurugram-based firm, following a penalty notice of Rs 184 crore in April this year.

The company has shown robust growth in FY24. Zomato’s revenue from operations surged 71% year-on-year to Rs 12,114 crore in FY24 from Rs 7,079 crore in FY22. Moreover, the profits of the company stood at Rs 351 crore in FY24 as compared to a loss of Rs 971 crore in FY23.

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