Monday, September 15, 2014

A quick look at LMIR's new deal. Is it a good deal?

Some numbers first.

Total dilution assuming 40.5 cents for consideration shares and after placement of new shares (EFR shares)
= 16.7%

Improvement in NPI using 2013 numbers:
33.6 mio / 143.3 mio =  23.4%

Improvement in Distributable Income using 2013 numbers:
19 mio / 73 mio =  26%

Occupancy rate = 92.8%
Note: It is high enough number with room for improvement. It is newly opened in 2012 and if you compare this with Pluit Village record, it is being filled up quite quickly.

It is part of a integrated development by lippo, with hotels, Spa and hospitals. I think an eco-system concept is important, it is the only mall in the integrated development. Competition should be manageable since it is located in South Jakarta, which the Jakarta Mall Moratorium covers. The Infinity (Kemang Village)  and 
The Intercon (Kemang Village) were just completed in Q1 2014, yet the mall is already 92.8% filled, i believed when more residents move into the development, the mall attractiveness will improve.

Seems like a no-brainer good deal, since it improved it yield will improve despite dilution.
Pg 16 of announcement:

However, can we trust their calculation?

Not withstanding further weakness of currency, which is no fault of management, LMRT has put up a pro forma illustration that did not meet expectations in the past.

Next, I am trying to figure if they calculate the increase in finance cost in the projection of increase of distributable income. 

Otherwise, 5% on 140 mio new loan to be taken will result in finance cost of 7 million.

Take away 7 million from 19 million, you will be left with 12 million.

Improvement in distributable income will be only 16.4% instead.

However, in conclusion, I still view this deal positive.

1) It did not seem to look like it is a dumping asset. The mall is quite attractive qualitatively f you ask me. 

2) Dilution is manageable 

3) It is a new management under Alvin (Very obvious dumping is taking place by past management), so perhaps we should give him a chance.

There are also 2 spanners:

1) Actual price of the placement shares. It will be at a 10 day average price prior to the completion of the deal. I hope the management keep the price stable through shares buyback and there is no black swan lurking in the corner.

2)  I calculate 5% for 140 mio debt. If it is higher than that, it will be tough for the deal to be positive.


  1. Friend,

    Typo in your headline... It's LMIR; not LMRT.

    Delete my comment after you have edited your post ;)

    That will be one cup of coffee, thank you very much!

    Friendly neighbourhood proof-reader.

  2. Thank you SMOL,

    If we do meet up, Starbucks coffee on me.

    No need to delete comment la. My greatest asset is I shameless, remember

    1. No wonder we get along.

      I man-whore; you shameless. LOL!

    2. LOL,

      But u keep saying your man-whore days are over. But I getting more shameless as I age LOL

  3. Hi Sillyinvestor

    I used to work for lmir and just quit around a week ago so I know the deal quite well since im assisting with this deal.

    All I can comment is the deal itself is good but pro forma being pro forma a good investor better take in 10% discount in margin of safety when considering the numbers.

    Uhm I speak too much, now I need a coffee.

    1. B, thanks for the head up...

      So finished internship already? I guess so la.

      But the pro forma, they include interest cost of loan already right?

    2. Yes interest on the cost of loan would be included in the proforma already.

  4. Thanks B, so the MOS of 10% is already there.

    It is a neutral venture at worst.

  5. Will it be time to add position?

    1. HAHA David,

      Sorry for the late reply. I am not sure how to reply. I think it is not at overvalued levels, but is it a good catch at current price, you have to decide for yourself, and if there are enough catalysts in the future

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