Sembcorp Marine - OCBC Investment 2021-06-25: To Combine With Keppel O&M


Sembcorp Marine - To Combine With Keppel O&M

Price action since last report

  • Since our last HOLD-rated report, “Clinches order after 2020 drought” on 9 April 2021, Sembcorp Marine's share price has corrected by 5% as of the close on 24 June 2021. This compares to a 2.2% drop for the Straits Times Index over the same period.

Combining Keppel O&M and Sembcorp Marine

  • Both Sembcorp Marine and Keppel Corporation have entered into a non-binding MOU with regards to exclusive negotiations with a view to combine Keppel O&M and Sembcorp Marine, with the objective of creating sustainable value over the long term for stakeholders. The Combined Entity is envisaged to be a listed entity, and Sembcorp Marine's shareholders will hold shares in the Combined Entity, while Keppel Corporation will receive shares in the Combined Entity and a cash consideration of up to S$500m (or a cash component with the economic equivalent effect).

Terms of combination still being discussed; may take several months

  • Keppel Corporation and Sembcorp Marine will undertake mutual due diligence and discuss terms of the potential combination, which is expected to take several months. Discussions are also at preliminary stage and there is no certainty that the potential combination will take place.

Sembcorp Marine proposes S$1.5b rights issue at S$0.08/share

  • At the same time, Sembcorp Marine has also proposed to further raise approx. S$1.5b through a fully committed, renounceable rights issue of up to 18,833m new ordinary shares in the capital of the company (“Rights Shares”) on the basis of 3 new shares for every 2 existing shares held, which is expected to be completed in 3Q21. The rights issue price is S$0.08/share, representing a 35.7% discount to the theoretical ex-rights price (TERP) of S$0.124, based on last close of S$0.19 on 24 June 2021.
  • Startree Investments Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek, has committed to subscribe for its pro-rata 42.6% entitlement and excess rights such that its total subscription will be up to 67.0% of the rights issue; DBS (SGX:D05) is underwriting the remaining 33.0% of the rights issue.
  • After the rights issue, Temasek’s stake in Sembcorp Marine will range from 42.6% to 57.3%, depending on the take-up of the rights by other shareholders.

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OCBC Research Team OCBC Investment Research | https://www.iocbc.com/ 2021-06-25
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