"The IPO grade represents a relative assessment of the fundamentals of that issue in relation to other listed equities.
"It is generally assigned on a five-point scale with a higher score indicating fundamentals and vice versa."
IPO grade 01 would have poor fundamentals; IPO grade two would have below average fundaments, moving up to average fundamentals, above average fundamentals and at IPO grade 05, strong fundamentals.
Sri Lanka has a disclosure based regulatory framework and the regulators which approve issues for listing do not comment on the merits of companies.The SEC said it was also mooting an independent equity research schemes aimed at providing "unbiased research reports, with in-depth analysis of the fundamentals and valuations of listed companies to encourage informed investment decision maiing."
SEC said such schemes are usually paid for through the stock exchange or a market development funds and are found in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and the United States.