SG buybacks Monday: HK Land, Jardine Matheson, OUE, Global Investments, SHS

The OUE Bayfront building in Signapore’s central business district. Credit: Shenton WireThe OUE Bayfront building in Signapore’s central business district. Credit: Shenton Wire

Singapore companies announcing share buybacks on Monday, 24 January 2022: Hongkong Land, Jardine Matheson Holdings, OUE Ltd., G.H.Y Culture & Media Holding, SHS Holdings and Global Investments Ltd. 

Jardine Matheson Holdings

Jardine Matheson Holdings bought back 23,000 shares in the market at US$59.11 to US$59.78 each, the company said in a filing to SGX after the market close. The repurchased shares will be cancelled, the filing said.

A back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests the buyback was valued at as much as US$1.37 million.

Jardine Matheson is a holding company operating mainly in China and Southeast Asia, with businesses including motor vehicles, property investment and development, luxury hotels, food retailing, heavy equipment and agribusiness.

Jardine Strategic owned around 59.31 percent of Jardine Matheson as of 11 March 2021. Jardine Matheson is the controlling shareholder of Jardine Strategic. In addition, Jardine Matheson’s group businesses include: Jardine Pacific, Jardine International Motors (JIM), Hongkong Land, Dairy Farm, Mandarin Oriental, Jardine Cycle & Carriage (Jardine C&C) and Astra.

Hongkong Land

Hongkong Land bought back 297,000 shares in the market at US$5.45 to US$5.51 each, Jardine Matheson said in a notification filed to the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority and SGX on behalf of the company. The repurchased shares will be cancelled, the filing said.

A back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests the buyback was valued at as much as around US$1.64 million

The company, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Singapore and Bermuda, is a landlord and property developer in China, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Singapore. Jardine Strategic held around 50.4 percent of Hongkong Land as of 16 April 2021, and around 59.1 percent of Jardine Matheson as of 5 March 2020.

OUE

OUE bought back 15,000 shares in the market at S$1.34 each for a total consideration, including other costs, of around S$20,130, the property developer said in a filing to SGX after the market close.

SHS Holdings

SHS Holdings bought back 2.5 million shares in the market at S$0.155 each for a total consideration, including other costs, of around S$388,703, the company said in a filing to SGX after the market close.

Global Investments

Global Investments Ltd. bought back 500,000 shares in the market at S$0.15784 each for a total consideration, including other costs, of around S$78,979, the company said in a filing to SGX after the market close.

GIL invests in a cross-sector portfolio of assets which will generate steady income and potential appreciation; its investments include direct asset ownership, swaps, credit default swaps, debt, warrants, options, equity and loan agreements, according to its website. GIL is managed by Singapore Consortium Investment Management.

G.H.Y Culture & Media Holding

G.H.Y Culture & Media Holding bought back 372,100 shares in the market at S$0.53031 each for a total consideration, including other costs, of around S$197,730, the company said in a filing to SGX after the market close.