On 6 July and 9 July, there were separate announcements on SGX that Tamaris Infrastructure (Salim-controlled vehicle and major shareholder) and Gateway have raised their stake in Moya Holdings Asia (Moya). What is so interesting about this?

Proposed Rights

On 22 May 2018, Moya announced to issue renounceable non-underwritten rights issue to raise funds for

  • Finance its Build, Operate and Transfer projects;
  • Loan repayment;
  • Potential acquisition

Three Main Interesting Aspects On This Rights Issue:

  1. The rights were issued at no discount

Typically, when a company issues rights, it will issue rights at a discount to the “mother share”. This is to raise funds for the company and hence why the company will naturally want as many shareholders to subscribe for their rights shares. However, Moya issued rights at $0.095, representing no discount to its trading price. Furthermore, Tamaris Infrastructure (Salim-controlled vehicle and major shareholder) has undertaken to take 965.6 million rights shares equivalent to $91.7 million in value. This seems to be a “private placement” to a major shareholder while allowing the public to participate (so that they don’t have dilution) if they wish.

  1. There was active trading in the rights shares when the theoretical value of the rights should be zero

After the proposed rights issue announcement on 22 May 2018 (refer to the announcement HERE for more details), Moya’s share price dropped below $0.095 and touched a low of $0.085 on 11 June 2018. The rights were available for trading from 13 June 2018 to 22 June 2018. The mother share was trading below the rights’ exercise price during this period. Theoretically, there should be zero value in the rights shares. However, there was active trading of the rights shares (See Table 1 below). In fact, the rights traded to a high of $0.002 on some days. This leads one to wonder who will buy the rights shares at $0.001 or $0.002 and exercise the rights at $0.095 (total cost, excluding brokerage is around $0.096 – 0.097) where the mother share is trading between $0.088 – 0.094 on a closing basis.

My personal guess is there are some large players who want to increase their stake in Moya. However, if they are going to buy such substantial volume in the mother share, they would have significantly raised the mother share’s price. Average 30D volume for Moya’s mother share is only around 2.7 million shares.

Table 1: Vol of rights shares traded

table 1

Source: Bloomberg

  1. Both Tamaris and Gateway increased their stake

On 6 July and 9 July 2018, there were separate announcements on SGX that Tamaris Infrastructure (Salim controlled vehicle and major shareholder) and Gateway have raised their stake in Moya. There is one extremely interesting point which I have summarised in Table 2 below.

From Table 2 below, if you compare the rights share entitlement (green) versus the number of rights exercised (red), both Tamaris and Gateway have increased their stake above their entitlement. I guess they can do this in mainly two ways. Firstly, they can buy the rights shares on the open market and secondly, they can subscribe for excess shares.

Personally, I think this seems to be a strong positive signal from the two shareholders, especially Gateway (which first bought 286 million shares at $0.110 via a conditional sales and purchase agreement on 5 April 2018) that they believe Moya has prospects and (perhaps) undervalued at the current price.

Table 2: Major Shareholders Raise Stakes Above Entitlement

table 2

Source: SGX, Ernest’s compilations

Chart – Looking Positive

Based on Chart 1 below, Moya has been trading in a tight range of $0.091 – 0.095 since 18 June 2018. The chart looks positive on a few fronts such as:

  • There is an increase in volume for the past few days accompanying the small up-move;
  • ADX is around 24.4 amid positively placed directional indicators;
  • 50D, 100D and 200D exponential moving averages (“EMAs”) have stopped their declines and 20D EMA is starting to rise with strengthening indicators;
  • Other indicators such as OBV, MFI, RSI and MACD are showing signs of strengthening.

All in, it looks quite positive and odds are good that it may be able to breach its month-long consolidation $0.091 – 0.095 on the upside. A sustained break below $0.086 with volume expansion negates the current (tad) bullish outlook.

Near term supports: $0.090 – 0.092 / 0.088 / 0.086

Near term resistances: $0.095 / 0.097 / 0.100 – 0.102 / 0.105

Chart 1: Odds Are Good That Moya May Breach $0.095

chart 1

Source: InvestingNote 13 Jul 2018

Investment merits & risks

For investment merits and risks, readers can refer to this website HERE for the analyst reports. RHB has a buy call with a target price $0.140. Personally, I am not familiar with the company and I do not have direct management access. As stocks carry risk and everybody is different, readers are encouraged to do your own due diligence before committing to any trade or investment decision.

Conclusion

This article highlights the interesting aspects of Moya’s rights issue and that its major shareholders have raised stake above their entitlement. In addition, Moya’s chart looks positive. All in, this stock bears watching.

Having said the above, this article is not to highlight the company’s investment merits and risks. Thus, please refer to this website HERE for the analyst reports. Furthermore, do note that I am not familiar with the company and I do not have direct management access. As stocks carry risk and everybody is different, readers are encouraged to do your own due diligence before committing to any trade or investment decision

P.S: I am vested in Moya shares, for trading purposes. Do note as I am a full-time remisier, I can enter or exit my positions quickly, depending on market developments.

Disclaimer

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