Wednesday, 08 August 12 EXPLOITASI AIMS TO RAISE RP 2.7T FOR ACQUISITION - THE JAKARTA POST
The Jakarta Post reported that, publicly listed coal miner PT Exploitasi Energi Indonesia (CNKO) is seeking to raise Rp 2.7 trillion (US$286.2 million) from a rights shares offering to take over a company that could expand its coal outreach, according to the world’s largest thermal coal exporter.
The papaer further said that, exploitasi Energi planned to acquire a 99.97 percent stake in a company with interests in coal mining called EBI, which is jointly owned by Exploitasi Energi’s president commissioner, Andri Cahyadi, and vice president director, Henri Setiadi, a prospectus released on Monday stated.
EBI will then use the funds to take over smaller affiliated firms engaged in energy and coal mining, namely ABE, DGL, KGB, SRI and TLS. The prospectus did not disclose the full names of the companies.
“The development of those assets is expected to ensure the company’s growth in the short and medium terms, and give stable growth for cash flow to, among other things fund the company’s expansion in the energy business in line with the company’s growth plans,” Exploitasi Energi said in the published
While the booming prices and demand for coal is expected to ease this year on weakening global conditions, observers have said that demand for Indonesian coal would remain stable as coal remained the energy of choice for power generators throughout the region. Nationwide coal output is poised to reach 360 million tons this year, down from around 371 million tons last year.
Exploitasi Energi has a 498.7 hectare mining concession located in Tanah Laut, South Kalimantan, with 18 million tons of coal reserves. The company began operations in 2004 and has mined a total of 120,000 tons of coal since then.
“[The acquisition] will increase the company’s revenue potential in the future given the interesting prospects in the coal and energy industries,” Exploitasi Energi wrote.
The company reaped Rp 391.81 billion in revenue for the first three months of this year, up 76.7 percent from the same period a year ago, pushing up net profits by 30.34 percent to Rp 25.43 billion. Drivers of the revenue increase were Rp 369.44 billion in coal sales and Rp 20.9 billion worth of income from electricity generated by the Pangkalan Bun steam power plant.
Exploitasi Energi has appointed PT Danareksa Sekuritas to arrange and sell the rights shares, which will be offered later this year, between Oct. 11 and Oct. 17. The new shares will be listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) on Oct. 10.
Rights shares are new shares issued to a company’s existing shareholders. If the rights are not exercised, the investors’ stake will be diluted, allowing new shareholders to enter. Holders of 100 Exploitasi Energi shares are entitled to buy 127 rights shares. If they do not absorb the stocks, their share ownership will be diluted by up to 55.98 percent.
Exploitasi Energi will offer 5.4 billion rights shares — representing 55.98 percent of its enlarged stake — at up to Rp 500 each, more than double the company’s stock price of Rp 194 apiece as of Monday trading. The company’s shares soared 11.49 percent following the corporate action announcement, with market capitalization reaching around Rp 850 billion. Source: The Jakarta Post
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