Category Archives: Swiber

Walking away from a corporate bond deal

I came across an article on the newspaper yesterday morning that Ezion Holdings will be having a meeting with bondholders this coming Monday to present a debt restructuring plan. It reminded me that corporate and perpetual bonds were selling like … Continue reading

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Capital reduction

We all know that for a company to operate, there is always a need for capital. Capital can come in the form of cash input from the owners of the company and, if the company has been profit-making, funds can … Continue reading

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It’s time to take stock of how our stocks performed this year

At the close of calendar year 2015, the STI ended at 2882.73. And today, the last day of trading for year 2016, the STI ended at 2880.76. In effect, the STI lost less than 2 points or less than 0.07% … Continue reading

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There is no dearth of investors, but there is a dearth of trades

Senior Correspondent, Goh Eng Yeow, wrote an article “SGX, where have the investors gone?” He cited that economic slowdown and changing demographics are the main culprits. Perhaps these may be some contributing factors, but they have yet to fully explain … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt from the recent bond saga

Following the default of Swiber in July and a series of debt-restructuring meetings between several offshore and marine (O&M) companies and note-holders, investors are starting to come to realise that buying into notes and bonds are not the problem-free passive … Continue reading

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Look at each stakeholder’s perspective

Every month, when I receive my credit card bills, I would almost immediately go to the internet and post-date the payment to 1-2 days before date due, and make sure that the bill is paid in full. As far as … Continue reading

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Post-Swiber: Expect more difficulty for companies to raise funds

The past 12 months have been dominated by companies raising funds through bonds or perpetual issues in anticipation of interest rate hike by FED. There were no short of investors.  Many of the issues were over-subscribed, and most of these … Continue reading

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Swiber bonds

After paying for the maturing bonds, Swiber’s debt remains at $551m. (see table). Assuming that all the bonds were issued at $250k per unit, it would meant that each bondholder held more than one unit of bond in all the … Continue reading

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Swiber

A day after the liquidation plans, Swiber decided now to put itself under judicial management. This means that company is allowed to operate under a new assigned management team instead of putting an end to its operations by liquidating al … Continue reading

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Swiber

Swiber, a once upon a time a stock darling in the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry filed for liquidation on early Thursday morning, inflicting shocks to the industry and the stock market as a whole. For some time, it has … Continue reading

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