mai welcomes construction consulting and management firm STI on December 19

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Tuesday December 18, 2018 17:57
Bangkok--18 Dec--SET

Market for Alternative Investment (mai) will list Stonehenge Inter pcl, a large construction consulting and management firm, on November19, under the ticker symbol "STI". The company has a market capitalization at its initial public offering (IPO) of THB 1.69 billion (approx. USD 51.15 million).

mai President Prapan Charoenprawatt said that STI would list and start trading on mai in Property & Construction Industry Group.

STI provides consulting, management and supervisor service for construction projects focusing on residential real estate inclusive of high-rise and low-rise office buildings, department stores hotels, and many more. Its past projects included EmQuartier department store, Terminal 21 mall (in Nakhon Ratchasima), Pearl Bangkok office building, Empire Tower (renovation project), and Bluport Resort Mall (in Hua-Hin).

In addition, Stonehenge Co., Ltd., a subsidiary owned by STI, is also a well-known architecture and engineering design and interior design, as well as conservation of historical buildings such as the 100 Year Building of Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara - Supreme Patriarch at Bowonniwet Vihara Temple, Maliwan Palace, and Wangburapa Underground station (Blue line) , among others.

STI has a registered paid-up capital of THB 134 million, consisting of 200 million existing common shares and 68 million newly issued shares, with a par value of THB 0.50 each. It offered the newly issued shares to general public via IPO, categorized into: 51 million shares to investors through underwriters, no less than 10.20 million newly issued shares to patrons of the company, no less than 6.80 million shares to directors, executives and employees of the company & subsidiaries, during December 6-7 and 11, 2018 at THB 6.30 each, for a total of THB 428 million. Jay Capital Advisory Limited is its financial advisor, while KTB Securities (Thailand) pcl is its lead underwriter.

STI Chief Executive Officer Somkiat Silawatanawong said that the company focuses on the best standard and quality to match the client's budget and timeline requirements. STI has constantly adopted information technology systems and innovations related to construction project management to enhance efficiency. The company is committed to developing employees' skills though training, while developing specific computer program to support construction consulting and management services. The fund raised would be used for building new training and development center, investing in information technology and new computer systems and programs for design, work control and financial and accounting, as well as working capital.

STI's three major shareholders after IPO are Univentures Capital Company Limited (26.12 percent), Silawatanawong's Group (15.07 percent), and Peumpremsuk's Group (11.19 percent). The IPO price was equivalent to price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 29.76 times, calculated by using the company's net profit in the past 12 months (October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018) amounting to THB 56.73 million, divided by fully diluted shares, representing earnings per share of THB 0.21. STI's dividend policy is to pay no less than 50 percent of net profit from the company's financial statement after corporate income tax and legal reserves.


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