Friday, 17 July 2015

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

AirAsia share price plunges on spectre of Indonesian ops shutdown

KUALA LUMPUR (July 8): AirAsia Bhd (Financial Dashboard)’s shares fell 11 sen or almost 8% to RM1.38 in early trade today on the back of concerns that Indonesia AirAsia [IAA] may be shut down by the end of the month due to new capital requirements.

IAA will require an injection of at least 3,035 billion rupiah to reverse its negative equity position, of for which AirAsia will have to fork out RM419 million due to its 49% shareholding.

IAA has been making losses of up to IDR 531 million in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15).

Since AirAsia will only recognise its share of profits once future cumulative profits sufficiently offset negative reserves, its current interest in IAA has been reduced to zero.

“This means that if IAA were to cease operations, the P&L impact on AirAsia will be ‘positive’ as AirAsia will not have to recognise its share of IAA’s loss,” Maybank Investment Bank Research analyst Mohshin Aziz said in a note to clients today.

However the long-term business strategy and operational impact would be negative for AirAsia, he said.

“AirAsia has MYR1,600m of cash as at end of 1Q15 and therefore can make this payment.

“However, we doubt the other local shareholders have the ability to pay for the remaining IDR1,548 billion within the next three weeks,” he added.

Mohsin said that the ruling, especially the short three-week time frame for compliance, came as a surprise, although the Ministry was expected to provide concessions for the airlines.

He kept a ‘Buy’ call on AirAsia with a target price of RM2.45 pending the outcome of IAA’s meeting with the MOT.

At 9.48, AirAsia was the second most actively traded stock across the bourse with 26.6  million shares done.

Source: TheEdge

Monday, 6 July 2015

Ikhmas Jaya to invest RM32mil of IPO proceeds for new machinery

KUALA LUMPUR: Ikhmas Jaya Group Bhd plans to invest approximately RM32mil of its initial public offering (IPO) proceeds to purchase new construction equipment. 

Managing director Datuk Ang Cheng Siong said on Tuesday the investment would help the company leverage on many opportunities within the piling and construction industry. 

"Being listed will provide the company with a stronger platform to enhance our business and build a stronger corporate identity," he said at the company's prospectus launch. 

Ikhmas Jaya plans to invest about RM32mil of its IPO entails a public issue of 182 million shares of 25 sen each. The company intends to list on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on July 27. 

AmInvestment Bank is the adviser, sponsor, underwriter and placement agent for the IPO. 

Since its establishment in 1992, the company has completed projects for both the public and private sectors with a total contract value of RM1.7bil. 

Among its projects include the Putra and Prai bridges, Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit-Kajang line, Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit extension, Paradigm Mall and KL Eco City.

Source: TheStar