Shares of Li Auto Inc.
bounced 2.3% in premarket trading Thursday, after the China-based elective vehicle maker said the $750 million in convertible note offering has priced, with an initial conversion rate that implies a 27.5% premium. The company said the notes, which will mature on May 1, 2028, will bear interest at a rate of 0.25%, payable semiannually, starting Nov. 1, 2020. The note holders may convert their notes at any time after Nov. 1, 2027 to cash, American depositary shares (ADS) or a combination of both. The initial conversion rate of the notes is 35.2818 ADS per $1,000 principal amount of the notes, which implies a stock price of $28.34, or 27.5% above Wednesday’s closing price of $22.23. The stock had tumbled 12.9% on Wednesday after the company announced plans to offer the convertible notes. The stock has tumbled 35.2% over the past three months. In comparison, shares of rival China-based EV maker Nio Inc.
had slumped 36.7% over the past three months, while the iShares MSCI China ETF
has lost 4.6% and the S&P 500
has gained 6.7%.