By The Nation
The Siam Cement subsidiary launched the IPO to raise approximately Bt45 billion in capital from September 28 to October 7 this year.
SCGP chief executive officer Wichan Jitpukdee said Bt27 billion from the fundraising would be used for business expansion, Bt8.2 billion of which would go to increase the company’s production capacity in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Wichan also said Bt13 billion would go for repaying debts to financial institutions and Bt4.5 billion would be used as a circulating fund.
“This fundraising will help expand SCGP’s business in Asean countries, especially Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia,” he said.
SCGP, which is a large-cap stock with a market capitalisation of around Bt150 billion, has the chance to be listed in the SET50 or SET100, an analyst at Asia Plus Securities said.
The analyst meanwhile expected Thanachart Capital, with a market capitalisation of Bt35 billion, to be delisted from the SET50 or the Erawan Group, with a capitalisation of Bt80 billion, to be delisted from the SET100.
“We expect SCGP’s revenue this year to be Bt6.99 billion, up 32.8 per cent year on year, while company profit is expected to be Bt8.33 billion, up 19.1 per cent year on year,” the analyst added.