A simple calculation (I know it can't be used all the time but neither can many other analysts' projections), assuming it achieves net profit of RM1 million per acre from its developmental land, it would have achieved future profits of RM600 million alone from those projects in Kajang. Then there are the plantation and other projects elsewhere.
Along with that, I see that it has been buying land and increasing its inventory of land for future projects in a hurry. At that rate, its debt ballooned to more than RM500 million (although the debt / equity ratio is still below 1x) from about less than RM150 million in 2007. Hence, reducing the debt it still must.
In doing that, it has proposed an exercise which was just completed. The exercise would have raised around RM51 million with RM45 million immediately towards repayment of loan which exceeded RM500 million.
|How MKH uses its proceeds from rights|
In calling for shareholders to chip in for expansion is acceptable, however the way it was done is to me not acceptable. As I have mentioned, usually a rights issue is tagged together with a warrant to sweeten the rights issuance. In those exercise, shareholders who do not take up the rights would get the value of their shares diluted as rights are usually lower than the mother share while warrants upon trading, it would have additional tradeable value tagged to it. True enough the warrants for MKH-WB is now trading at RM0.435 per share.
However, as much as I have been looking at exercises, this one has bonus share tagged to it with the condition that the rights must be picked up. As per below, see the sentences,
The Bonus Shares shall ONLY be issued to the Entitled Shareholders and / or their renouncee(s) who subscribe to the Rights Shares pursuant....
Accordingly, the shareholders of MKH who renounce their entitlements to the Rights Shares provisionally alloted to them under the Proposed Rights Issue with Warrants will simultaneously relinquish their entitlements to the Bonus Shares.
I have seen bonus issued in the exercise together with the rights, but I have not seen the bonus provided is SUBJECT to the rights.
I am actually surprise the authorities who oversee this let this pass. Just to show that who actually did not take up...About 1.84% did not take up ONLY.
But the 1.84% are usually who? The ones who normally hold less than 10,000 shares - the bulk of the no of shareholders...The ones who hold 1-99. 100-1000 and 1,001 to 10,000. A classic scenario of the rich, get richer, if you are poor, you'll get poorer.
Really exercises like this will need much scrutiny and I am not surprise at all few more companies are doing this...I am actually thinking is bonus tagged to rights the correct way of doing exercises?
Sorry for the one reader who has been asking my opinion on this company few weeks ago as I do not really have the time to look through in detail before.