Potential Bidders For Japan Tobacco's Vending Unit
Apr 13 15
Suntory Holdings Limited, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (TSE:2502) and Kirin Holdings Company, Limited (TSE:2503) are set to bid for the vending machine business of Japan Tobacco Inc. (TSE:2914). Japan Tobacco will solicit potential buyers as early as April 2015 for a unit that could fetch as much as ¥100 billion. Japan Tobacco may postpone the sale if it decides to re-examine the terms of the deal in light of strong interest from multiple bidders.
Ministry Plans To Offload Sabeco Stake
Mar 12 15
The Ministry of Industry and Trade is drawing up a plan to sell 53% of its stakes in Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation (Sabeco). In the plan, which must be submitted to the Government for approval, the shares would be auctioned and the State holdings in Sabeco would decrease from the current 89% to 36% after the sale. More than 10 domestic and foreign investors have expressed their interest in buying Sabeco's stakes such as Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (SGX:Y92), Heineken Holding NV (ENXTAM:HEIO), SABMiller plc (LSE:SAB), Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (TSE:2502), Saigon Securities Incorporation (HOSE:SSI), Sunshine Consulting and Investment Joint Stock Co. and Duc Binh Group. The ministry will likely choose two investors from the group.
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Annual General Meeting, Mar 26, 2015
Feb 24 15
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Annual General Meeting, Mar 26, 2015.
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. Announces Consolidated and Non-Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Six Months Ending June 2015 and Full Year Ending December 2015
Feb 12 15
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. announced consolidated and non-consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, on consolidated basis, the company reported net sales of JPY 1,785,478 million compared with JPY 1,714,237 million for the same period a year ago. Operating income was JPY 128,305 million compared with JPY 117,467 million for the same period a year ago. Ordinary income was JPY 133,168 million compared with JPY 123,612 million for the same period a year ago. Net income was JPY 69,118 million or JPY 148.80 per diluted share compared with JPY 61,749 million or JPY 126.26 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was JPY 146,783 million against JPY 157,252 million a year ago.
For the year, on non-consolidated basis, the company reported net sales of JPY 87,519 million compared with JPY 50,004 million for the same period a year ago. Operating income was JPY 61,772 million compared with JPY 26,302 million for the same period a year ago. Ordinary income was JPY 61,609 million compared with JPY 26,396 million for the same period a year ago. Net income was JPY 13,084 million or JPY 28.17 per diluted share compared with JPY 23,381 million or JPY 47.75 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net assets per share as at December 2014 were JPY 1,120.62 against JPY 1,192.72 a year ago.
The company provided earnings guidance for the six months ending June 2015 and full year ending December 2015. For the six months, the company expects to report net sales of JPY 850,000 million, operating income of JPY 43,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 39,500 million and net income of JPY 18,500 million or JPY 39.99 per share.
For the full year ending December 2015, the company expects to report net sales of JPY 1,850,000 million, operating income of JPY 135,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 139,000 million and net income of JPY 75,000 million or JPY 162.13 per share.