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Friday, August 22, 2014

Ah Chye to acquire 19.9% of Talam from KEuro for RM92.4m (Edge)

Tan Sri Chan Ah Chye has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kumpulan Europlus Bhd (Keuro) to purchase 840 million shares or a 19.9% stake in Talam Transformation Bhd at 11 sen per share, which works out to RM92.4 million. (0.11 per share)

“The MoU would be valid for four weeks from the date of the MOU or the execution of a sale and purchase agreement of the sale shares,” the announcement by Talam said today.

Chan, who is a director at Talam, currently owns 8.68% of the property development outfit.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Handal 2Q profit falls 12% on year, revenue higher at RM26m (Edge)

Crane manufacturer Handal Resources Bhd's net profit fell 12% to RM698,000 in the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 from RM789,000 a year earlier. Revenue, however, rose to RM25.66 million from RM21.54 million.

In a statement to the exchange today, Handal said first half net profit climbed to RM1.25 million from RM224,000 a year earlier. Revenue was higher at RM49.64 million versus RM41.28 million.

Monday, August 18, 2014

CMOG to assume Ideal Jacobs listing, eyes oil & gas, power biz (Edge)

Ideal Jacobs Corp Bhd has signed a master restructuring agreement with CMOG Group Sdn Bhd to facilitate the reverse takeover (RTO) of the former.

In a statement today, labeling specialist Ideal Jacobs said under the agreement, the entire issued share capital of the company would be exchanged for new shares in CMOG.

CMOG is the special purpose vehicle to undertake the RTO and assume the listing status of Ideal Jacobs. CMOG will, subsequently, focus on oil and gas (O&G) operations.

The master restructuring agreement involves the exchange of the entire issued and paid-up capital of Ideal Jacobs comprising up to 138 million shares for a similar number of new CMOG shares, and 69 million free warrants in the latter.

"Upon completion of the proposed RTO, all existing shareholders of Ideal Jacobs will be shareholders of CMOG and the listing status of Ideal Jacobs will be transferred to CMOG, which will enable CMOG to be admitted to the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd.

"To allow the new structure under CMOG to focus solely on the O&G businesses, CMOG and Ideal Jacobs Holdings Sdn Bhd have entered into an agreement for a management buy-out of the entire equity interest of Ideal Jacobs for a cash consideration of RM19.5 million," Ideal Jacobs said.

In conjunction with the RTO, CMOG has entered into conditional share acquisition agreements with the vendors of Cekap Technical Services Sdn Bhd and MECIP Global Engineers Sdn Bhd to acquire the stakes in both O&G firms for RM129 million.

The all-share deal will see CMOG issuing 516 million new CMOG shares at 25 sen each to the vendors...

"In conjunction with the proposed RTO, CMOG will undertake a fund-raising exercise via issuance of new shares to identified investors. The company has proposed to undertake an issuance of up to 32 million new CMOG shares to identified investors at an issue price of RM0.25 per CMOG share.

"To meet the public shareholding spread requirement for CMOG, the vendors of Cekap Technical Services and MECIP will undertake an offer for sale of their shares on a pro-rata basis of up to 114 million CMOG shares at an offer price of RM0.25 per share to identified investors," Ideal Jacobs said.

The existing management of Ideal Jacobs under Jacobs and Meng believes the corporate exercise made commercial sense.

Jacobs said shareholders stood to benefit from the revamp, which would turn the company into an O&G entity...

“CMOG Group will greatly increase our value in terms of services and delivery capabilities, so much so that it is a quantum leap beyond our current business-as-usual,” he said.

Yahya also said the company could venture into the power business. “At the moment our focus is on Ideal Jacobs and the process we’re going to go through with them,” said Yahya.

Trading of Ideal Jacobs shares has been suspended since last Thursday (August 14) in conjunction with the announcement on the corporate exercise.

The stock closed at 72 sen last Wednesday.

CIMB Research maintains Add on TH Heavy, raises target price to RM1.23 (Edge)

CIMB Researh has maintained its Add rating on TH Heavy  Engineering Bhd (THHE) at 90 sen with a higher target price of RM1.23 (from RM1.20) and said fabrication order book replenishment and the new FPSO venture were the main talking points at its recent roadshow with management of THHE.

In a note Aug 15, CIMB Research analyst Norziana Md Inon said the positive surprise from the roadshow was that the company may add a second FPSO vessel in as early as 1H15.

Norziana said her target price rises as she raised her FY15-16 EPS for THHE to impute contribution from the fabrication of FPSO modules, which more than offsets the dilutive impact from the warrants.

“We continue to value the stock at a CY15 P/E of 16.4x, a 30% discount to the average P/E of the oil & gas big caps.

“A growing order book and successful FPSO and T&I ventures are the potential re-rating catalysts.

THHE remains an Add and our top pick among the oil & gas small caps,” she said.