Saturday, 21 June 2014

IHH 3年投资34亿增床位 放眼2017年达9000张

(吉隆坡20日讯)综合保健控股(IHH,5225,主板贸服股)总执行长陈诗龙指出,该公司将在未来3年内,投入34亿令吉增加3000张床位。
在今天的股东大会后,陈诗龙表示,目前该公司在区域内的床位共有6000张,并期望在2017年时,可增至9000张。
冀渗透中欧印度中国
“为此,我们将在未来3年内,投入34亿令吉,增加位于土耳其、印度、中国、大马和新加坡医院的床位。”
除了增加床位,他也计划通过收购和自行投资的方式,拓展现有市场的业务。
“我们希望继续渗透中欧、印度和中国市场。我们不排除任何方法,可以是通过收购,买下已有资产和业务的公司,也可以自行设立新医院。我们不限制于任何一种方式。”
今年业绩前景乐观
针对今年业绩表现,陈诗龙仅回应指前景乐观。
“2013财年的营业额和净利,都获得双位数的增长,而这股涨势延续至本财年首季,虽然那是领域的淡季。”
截至3月杪首季,综合保健控股净利上扬24.96%,报1亿5905万2000令吉;营业额则上扬8.18%,达17亿5761万2000令吉。
派息2仙获准
“我不允许公布业绩预测,但就今年的拓展计划、市场需求、有实力的管理层和强稳的业务基础,我对公司的前景向来保持乐观。”
此外,他也同时宣布,股东通过了派发2仙股息的建议,派发期在7月。
“上市后,媒体和股东们都不断在询问何时派息。随着我们首次派发股息,各位可期盼日后我们将最少派出20%净利的股息。”
现金丰无惧高外币贷款
目前,综合保健控股的外币贷款高达3亿5000万美元(11.3亿令吉),然而,该公司总财务长陈时豪对此并不感到担忧。
“美元贷款主要是来自土耳其业务发展。
由于土耳其里拉贷款利息高,而且最近流通率较为紧张,所以我们选择美金。”
他解释,公司手上拥有充裕的现金,且业务盈利贡献稳定,因而不会感到担忧。
“我们手上有约9000万美元(约2.9亿令吉)现金,而且医疗旅游业务每年稳定贡献约8000万美元(约2.6亿令吉),所以没有什么好担心的。”

Source: NanYang

Thursday, 12 June 2014

AirAsia making waves in Indonesia, India

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12:
While all attention is focused on AirAsia India’s maiden flight today, the budget carrier group’s unit in Indonesia has again delayed its plans for an initial public offer (IPO) and may be in the running to take over the TigerAir outfit there.
Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry’s director for air transportation Djoko Muratmodjo has reportedly revealed that AirAsia and Garuda’s low-cost subsidiary Citilink are keen to take control of TigerAir Mandala.
The Jakarta Globe quoted Djoko as saying both carriers had submitted proposals to TigerAir Mandala.
The ailing Indonesian unit is 33%-owned by Singapore-based budget airline Tiger Airways while Indonesian private equity firm Saratoga Capital has a 51.3% stake.
“Both the Singaporeans and the Indonesians are eager to cut their losses and dispose of their respective shareholdings before July 1,” the paper reported.
“TigerAir Mandala suspended a big part of its routes in February in an effort to curb mounting costs.”
It isn’t clear if TigerAir Mandala is also a factor why AirAsia Indonesia has delayed its IPO yet again, though group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes was reported by The Jakarta Post as saying it is due to the upcoming presidential election affecting the stock market sentiment.
“We won’t make money at the moment. The market has to be stabilised first. We’ll see how the market goes after the election,” Fernandes had reportedly said.
The paper said AirAsia Indonesia had initially expected to launch an IPO in the third quarter of 2013 and had appointed an underwriter.
Plans by AirAsia Indonesia to open new international routes from the archipelago have also been shelved “due to rising costs in the airline industry resulting from the weakening of the rupiah against the US dollar”.
“AirAsia has tried to develop many international routes but the airport tax keeps going up so we have to cancel routes,” Fernandes had said.
“Indonesian aviation could be massive but costs are going up too fast and its not as affordable as it was.”
To rationalise costs, AirAsia Indonesia has stopped services from Makassar, South Sulawesi, to Surabaya, East Java and to Denpasar, Bali from June 1.
The budget carrier now operates 30 airplanes – covering five main hubs in Bali; Bandung, West Java; Jakarta; Medan, North Sumatra; and Surabaya.
But in India, Fernandes was upbeat as the Indian venture’s maiden flight took off from Bangalore to Goa today and prompting other fiercely competitive budget carriers to match its low fares.
“It’s a proud day for me as my dad was from Goa. He was an amazing man. Down to earth, selfless doctor. He will be proud looking form above,” Fernandes had tweeted.
Based in Chennai, the 49:30:21 joint venture between AirAsia, Tata Sons and Telestra Tradeplace is launching its second route next week linking Bangalore-Chennai.
AirAsia India is eyeing a fleet size of between six and eight by end of 2014, said CEO Mittu Chandilya.

Source: therakyatpost