Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) plans to use retail bonds worth P10 billion. The company said this is going to be for general corporate use and repayment of its loans that are about to mature. Last Friday, the property developer disclosed that its board of directors recently approved the plan to issue retail bonds that will be put under the current shelf registration program of the company. Ayala Land said that the bonds will be listed at the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation. Its board gave consent to add P25 billion to the current share buyback program of ALI and this is expected to raise its balance to P26.1 billion.
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According to ALI, the share buyback will be executed through the open market purchases at the Philippine Stock Exchange where the shares of ALI are listed. If you are not familiar with the share buyback term, it is when a company repurchases its shares from its current public holders. What most companies do is to preserve the share price and buys it back when the shares are undervalued. Last Friday, ALI’s public float was 54.63% while its market capitalization was P624.68 billion. The shares closed at P42.25 each, which is 20 centavos down.
Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) disclosed that its income for 2019 rose by 13% to P33.2 billion, which was driven by a single-digit growth in sales. This was due to the increase in sales of commercial, office, and industrial lots. The profit grew even more because of the 2% revenue increase to P168.8 billion. The company said that it will soon announce the figures for the 4th quarter. It seems like 2019 has been great for ALI and other real estate developers.
The performance of ALI in 2019 was another milestone as it was the 2nd straight year that the company exceeded its target to spend P100 billion for its capital expenditure while continuously investing in new mixed-use developments in the Philippines. The capital expenditure in 2019 was P109 billion or 64% of its gross revenues. ALI also introduced P158.9-billion property development projects and P15.1 billion projects that consisted of hotels, resorts, malls. And offices. ALI keeps on expanding and it’s not just great for the company. It’s also a good opportunity for those who want to invest in the real estate industry.