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ALI to survive pandemic through financing activities

ALI burned cash of 12.5 Billion Pesos on operating activities throughout 2020. The cash burned on operations was offset by the proceeds from the AREIT IPO sponsorship. The IPO of AREIT was timely, giving ALI the necessary cash during the year. It looks like that in 2021, ALI may yet again rely on financing activities.Continue reading “ALI to survive pandemic through financing activities”

A platform business PSE registers a yield of 5.3%

PSE, the stock exchange operator in the country, has just declared an eight-peso (8.00) peso dividend. The dividend would translate to yield of 5.3% based on its the most recent stock price. From a year ago, PSE is still down 9.56%. While COL Financial (COL), the online stock brokerage, is up 112.57% from a yearContinue reading “A platform business PSE registers a yield of 5.3%”

Debt-free HLCM (Holcim) still down 52.80% from a year ago

Holcim Philippines (HLCM) ended the year 2020 debt-free. In 2019, HLCM ended the year with 3.9 Billion of current loans payable. The pandemic may have tempered its revenue during the year, but it didn’t stop HLCM from making a 2.1 Billion profit. HLCM during the year generated cash from its operating activities of 4.9 BillionContinue reading “Debt-free HLCM (Holcim) still down 52.80% from a year ago”

Easing of PSE stock market listing rules may lessen the appeal of LODE, AR as backdoors

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the proposal of the PSE for new listing framework easing the requirements for firms to go public. According to the report the local stock market is at the bottom of the pit when it comes to listing activities. The easing of the listing rules aims to attract privateContinue reading “Easing of PSE stock market listing rules may lessen the appeal of LODE, AR as backdoors”

For those who missed the COL boom, PSE could be an option

The pandemic has led mom and pop to stock trading. The rise of retail stock trading has benefited COL Financial (COL). COL the leading stockbroker in the country has seen a surge in retail account opening and activation. The reported surge in retail trading has sent COL shares soaring to a 52-week high of 5.10Continue reading “For those who missed the COL boom, PSE could be an option”

JGS group invests elsewhere, signals refusal to throw all money into the pit called CEB

JG Summit Holdings (JGS) announced that it has taken part in the US$100 Million investment in Tyme. Tyme is considered as one of the leading digital banking networks for emerging markets. The capital raised by Tyme will be deployed to grow TymeBank in South Africa. JGS Summit is looking to bring Tyme’s digital experience andContinue reading “JGS group invests elsewhere, signals refusal to throw all money into the pit called CEB”

COSCO moves to unlock value after being overtaken by MM in market capitalization

COSCO Capital is a conglomerate that owns 49.16% of the retail behemoth Puregold Price Club (PGOLD). Aside from its controlling stake in PGOLD it also owns a liquor distribution business, a real estate and property leasing business, a specialty retail company, and an oil and mining firm. Despite having a total consolidated revenue of 126.2Continue reading “COSCO moves to unlock value after being overtaken by MM in market capitalization”

Dividend Investor Alert: ANS (A. Soriano Corp.) trades at a 6.5% yield

A. Soriano Corp. (ANS) has declared a dividend of 0.50 a share. With ANS hovering at around 7.40 a piece, the dividend would easily yield 6.5%. Almost half of ANS’s assets is invested in trading securities. For the nine-month period ending on September 30, 2020, ANS’s trading portfolio suffered a loss of 1.3 Billion PesosContinue reading “Dividend Investor Alert: ANS (A. Soriano Corp.) trades at a 6.5% yield”

Insider’s conviction APL vs. ACEN

AC Energy (ACEN) and Apollo Global Capital (APL) are two companies that are venturing into exciting new industries. ACEN is investing in renewable energy while APL will be venturing into offshore iron ore mining. Both companies have seen their share price going up to the moon. In a one-year period ACEN is up around 308%Continue reading “Insider’s conviction APL vs. ACEN”

ACEN a full display of the Ayala’s value crystallization process

On 04 February 2021, AC Energy Corporation (ACEN) disclosed that the Company’s Executive Committee approved a follow-on offering (“FOO”) at a price range of P6.00-P8.20 a share. The FOO will consist of primary share issuance of up to two billion ACEN shares and secondary shares the size to be determined at a later date. OfContinue reading “ACEN a full display of the Ayala’s value crystallization process”

Apollo Global Capital, Inc. (APL) significant shareholders were not tempted by the stratospheric rise in APL share price; offshore magnetite iron ore mining could be a real deal

APL’s announcement that its subsidiary, JDVC Resources Corporation (JDVC), is currently mobilizing to commence production of magnetite iron ore this month of February, is no hype. It can be seen from the insider trading of significant shareholders that the offshore mining of magnetite by APL is a real deal.  Significant shareholders, directors, and management wereContinue reading “Apollo Global Capital, Inc. (APL) significant shareholders were not tempted by the stratospheric rise in APL share price; offshore magnetite iron ore mining could be a real deal”

Institutional investor GIC not paying “market” price for ACEN; ATRAM may have exited its ACEN position

An affiliate of institutional investor, GIC Private Limited (GIC), Arran Investments Pte. Ltd. is buying primary shares of ACEN and secondary ACEN shares of AC Energy, Inc. at a price of 2.97 a share.  The market as of 02 February 2021 has priced ACEN at 7.60 a share. GIC is no ordinary institutional investor, itContinue reading “Institutional investor GIC not paying “market” price for ACEN; ATRAM may have exited its ACEN position”

Ayala’s (AC) investment in Myanmar in peril as political turmoil develops; AC borrowed money for the Myanmar investments

Ayala Corp. invested US$108.6 Million in Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. (YSH) and US$82.5 Million in First Myanmar Investment Public Co. (FMI).  Those investments are part of the agreed US$237.5 Million investment into the Yoma Group by Ayala Corp. Yoma Strategic Holding Ltd. is a Singapore listed conglomerate but gets all of its revenue from MyanmarContinue reading “Ayala’s (AC) investment in Myanmar in peril as political turmoil develops; AC borrowed money for the Myanmar investments”

MerryMart (MM) should raise more capital for expansion as shares rise

MerryMart (MM) share price has defied expectation rising 660% from its initial public offering price of 1.00 Pesos.  The crowd of retail investors drives the meteoric rise of MM’s share price. MerryMart raised 1.5 Billion Pesos from the public offering.  The retailer aims to use the proceeds of the public offering to scale up operations.Continue reading “MerryMart (MM) should raise more capital for expansion as shares rise”

Atlas Mining (AT) trades at a 5-year high levels despite inability to generate significant cash amidst a surging copper price

As of September 30, 2020 AT (Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation) holds a cash and cash equivalent of 1.4 Billion Pesos. But the current portion of its long-term debts amounts to 7.4 Billion Pesos. For the nine-month period ending September 30, 2020, AT was able to generate cash of 4.3 Billion Pesos.  That cashContinue reading “Atlas Mining (AT) trades at a 5-year high levels despite inability to generate significant cash amidst a surging copper price”

TEL (PLDT) holders should tread carefully as TEL partners with Japan’s Softbank

It was reported recently that PLDT (TEL), through its international arm PLDT Global Corp., has entered into a partnership with SoftBank for SmartInternet Suite Ether, an internet connection service that can help address the diverse needs of businesses in Japan for a higher-grade internet environment. Softbank Corp. is a fierce competitor of NTT Docomo inContinue reading “TEL (PLDT) holders should tread carefully as TEL partners with Japan’s Softbank”

A currently fossil fuel heavy ACEN touted as an ESG play

AC Energy Philippines (ACEN) has been recently touted as an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) play due to its investments in renewable energy.  ESG investing uses a set of standards for a company’s operation that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investment.  The promotion of ACEN as an ESG investment had retail traders crowdingContinue reading “A currently fossil fuel heavy ACEN touted as an ESG play”

The rise of ACEN to a 52-week high of 6.93 exhibits the power of retail traders

From a low of 1.39 on March 13, 2020 ACEN steadily climbed to a high of 6.93 on November 24, 2020.  Since then, ACEN has been trading at the 6+-peso level.  At that level ACEN is valued at 17.98 P/E higher than the P/E of any power generation company. FGEN has a P/E of 8.71Continue reading “The rise of ACEN to a 52-week high of 6.93 exhibits the power of retail traders”

Piki Lopez initiates Lopez Group reorganization to unlock value; long-term investors should lock-in to ABS, ROCK, and FGEN while they are still undervalued

Piki Lopez has commenced the reorganization of the Lopez group to unlock value. Piki Lopez is taking Lopez Holdings Corporation (LPZ) private through the acquisition via tender offer by First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) of the 45.56% of LPZ which the Lopezes don’t own. The effect of the transaction would be eliminating one layer ofContinue reading “Piki Lopez initiates Lopez Group reorganization to unlock value; long-term investors should lock-in to ABS, ROCK, and FGEN while they are still undervalued”

A conservative ICT (International Container Terminal Services, Inc.) cashes out treasury shares to fortify further its finances creating a buying opportunity

Despite the pandemic slowing economic activities everywhere, international port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICT) is able to maintain its revenue level.  ICT generates revenue for the nine-month period ending September 30, 2020 of US$1.1 Billion.  The said revenue is at par with last year’s. ICT exhibiting resiliency against the ongoing pandemic has sentContinue reading “A conservative ICT (International Container Terminal Services, Inc.) cashes out treasury shares to fortify further its finances creating a buying opportunity”