Who is The Substantial Shareholder Exiting Boustead?

Who is The Substantial Shareholder Exiting Boustead?

Last Friday, 9th March 2018, the share price of Boustead plunged to S$0.76. The Company took opportunity and purchased 2,220,400 shares by way of market acquisition as part of its share buy-back programme.  Today, the Company purchased a further 26,705,100 shares by way of market acquisition.

Today, Boustead Singapore said that a substantial shareholder has expressed his intention to make an exit. I am curious who this substantial shareholder is. From FY2017 annual report, the below shows the twenty largest shareholders of Boustead.

Who is The Substantial Shareholder Exiting Boustead?

A quick google did not show any sudden bad news hitting Boustead. What a steal at S$0.76! At the point of writing this post, the share price of Boustead has recovered back up to S$0.80.

Boustead Building Up Net Cash Position to Ride through the Storm

Boustead Building Up Net Cash Position to Ride through the Storm

A year ago, I mentioned in my post that Boustead has a net cash position of S$165.6 million. At the end of 1Q FY2018, Boustead has a net cash position of S$212.2 million. This was an increase of 28.1%. Thus, I consider Boustead is still in a healthy net cash position. Net cash position is very important to companies in a cylindrical industry such as oil and gas. Only with sufficient net cash position, it will be able to ride through the storm.

Although Boustead’s 1Q FY2018 financial results do not look so promising, I noted that in its latest press release, it has mentioned that Boustead’s revenue is largely derived from project-oriented businesses and as such, quarterly results would not accurately reflect the full-year’s performance. Read More