Rural Equities Limited (REL)
RURAL EQUITIES LIMITED RESULT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2010
RURAL EQUITIES LIMITED - 2010 ANNUAL REPORT
The Rural Equities Limited 2010 Annual Report, containing the Group’s financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2010, will be sent to shareholders on 7 October 2010.
A copy of the 2010 Annual Report can be viewed on the Company’s website http://www.ruralequities.co.nz or a hard copy can be requested from the Company by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
James Wright – Chief Operating Officer – 06-870 4672
RURAL EQUITIES LIMITED “REL”
We have been advised that a limited number of REL Shareholders have received offer letters to purchase their REL shares at a price of $2.60 per share. This offer is at a significant discount to the current market price which is in excess of $3.00 per share. The Board strongly recommend that Shareholders consult their financial advisers before taking any action with respect to this offer.
Issued by James Wright, Chief Operating Officer, Rural Equities Limited
Phone – 06 - 870 4672
So that's another year of losses, which are being supported by:
Originally Posted by Armillary Private Capital
- sale of assets (Fox's Peak in Sth Island)
- current low debt to asset ratio (12.5%).
All this despite a high milk price. What is REL going to do to get to profitability?
I have just read the annual report.I thought it was very good.The statement of cash flow was very positive,and I feel this is more important than the asset value right downs.The improvements they are making to farms and the improving out look for farms, make this a sound company to invest in.The NTA is shown at $3.82 and with last share sale at $3.11 there looks to be a good safety margin.
Originally Posted by JayPe
RURAL EQUITIES LIMITED - ANNUAL MEETING
Copy of the address made by Sir Selwyn Cushing to the Rural Equities Limited Annual Meeting in Hastings on 26 November 2010.
Issued by James Wright, Chief operating Officer Rural Equities Limited
RURAL EQUITIES LIMITED - MARKET UPDATE
The Directors and management of Rural Equities Limited (REL) express their deepest sympathies to all those affected by the devastating earthquake in Christchurch on 22 February 2011 - in particular to the many REL shareholders who live in Christchurch and the surrounding area.
The Group’s properties within the region suffered only minimal damage. At this stage it appears damage was limited to minor structural damage to houses at Barry’s Bay (Banks Peninsula) and the Rocklea dairy farm (near Methven). A full inspection of all the improvements on the Group’s properties in the affected area will be completed over the coming month and claims submitted where necessary. All buildings are fully insured and eligible for cover from the Earthquake Commission.
There were no injuries or disruption to business on the Group’s properties.
Annandale homestead fire
On 7 February 2011 the Annandale homestead (near Hamilton) was destroyed by fire. The fire is thought to have started as a result of an electrical fault in a water pump. No one was injured in the fire.
The homestead was surplus to requirements at the Annandale property and has been leased to external tenants since the Group took over direct management of the property in 2009.
The homestead was insured for full replacement value.
Following the merger of the New Zealand Rural Property Trust and REL a special dividend of 5.5 cents per share was paid to shareholders on 29 January 2010. That dividend utilised the majority of the Group’s imputation credits.
The Group has significant tax losses available to offset future profits. These losses will be sufficient to offset the Group taxation liabilities with respect to the financial year ending 30 June 2011. At this stage it is anticipated that tax losses will be available to materially offset taxation liabilities in the financial year ending 30 June 2012.
The Group continues its capital development programme investing in its existing properties to create value. The Rocklea irrigation conversion project will be completed during the winter and the substantial capital development programme on the Waikato properties is continuing.
As a consequence of the funds that will be required for the Group’s ongoing capital expenditure programme and insufficient imputation credits being available, the Directors advise that no dividend will be paid for the financial year ending 30 June 2011.
Issued by : James Wright – Chief Operating Officer - 06-870 4672
RURAL EQUITIES LIMITED - General Announcement
The Directors of RotoruaTrust Perpetual Capital Fund Limited advise that theyhave sold 1,000,000 shares in Rural Equities Limited at $3.27, for a total consideration of $3,270,000.00.
This transaction results in RotoruaTrust Perpetual Capital Fund Limited holding 1,515,677 shares in Rural Equities Limited representing 4.05% of the shares on issue.
RotoruaTrust Perpetual Capital Fund Limited beneficially holds these shares on behalf of the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust.
RURAL EQUITIES LIMITED - Update
Repurchase of shares
The repurchase by the Company of 1,000,000 shares held on behalf of Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, as detailed in a letter to shareholders dated 9 March 2012, was settled on 4 October 2012. The 1,000,000 shares were acquired for $3.27 per share and have now been cancelled. As a consequence of the transaction the Company now has 37,407,824 shares on issue.
This follows the earlier repurchase of 1,725,000 shares held on behalf of Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust that was settled on 30 March 2012.
Settlement of the sale of the Trust’s South Canterbury property Ernsdale was completed as scheduled on 1 October 2012.
Gee Whiz they'ave done it again!!!!!!
Today's announcement that they are to buy back more shares at $3.55 and cancell them makes me happy that I brought some a few weeks ago.
A buy/back cancellation is better than a bonus issue.NTA increases as fewer shares on issue.Boring old farm owning company is turning out exciting already.!!!!
It seems to me that what they have done again is enhanced the majority position of the Cushing interests. The more shares they succeed in cancelling the higher the proportion Cushings own. I expect we are really funding their ultimate takeover. As I recall they have previously made an offer well under nta and suspect that will be the minority shareholders ultimate fate.
It is possible,then again we are all getting a bigger slice of the cake.
Originally Posted by 1leon
sliced and diced
[QUOTE=percy;395837] ...we are all getting a bigger slice of the cake.
But will it be fair and when will we get it. I have owned my shares way back through NZ Rural Property Trust. I doubt anyone has been able to realise their true value and certainly the company shows it has no interest in seeing that. If you look at the history of REL since it merged with NZProperty Trust in Dec 2009 it has successively bought back/cancelled in excess of 2,000,000 each year. Cushing company H&G has advanced from 50.01% to 54.92% and if shareholders succumb to the latest offer it will advance to 58.25% It could easily attain two thirds within 3 years obtaining shares in this way at a 20% plus discount instead of paying a premium for increaed control. Frankly I think the larger slice you relish is going to cost you your voting power.
Incidentally Skyline which I also hold with only slightly less shares on issue manages to trade at a premium to asset backing but then it also pays a dividend, doesn't cancel shares and does not suffer the major shareholder stranglehold to the same extent. Liquidity, share trades, seem on par with REL. Skyline has major landholdings in Queenstown as well as property elsewhere.
Shareholder numbers of REL have moved down from 1550 to 1474 over the last 3 years- I note there are no sellers and hope modest trading reflects a preparedness to hold.
I think you will find/are finding David Cushing and the other fella are moving the company along very well.I think what they are doing is adding wealth for all shareholders. Any one owning 30% of a company really has control,so voting power well gone.
Originally Posted by percy
I do not hold [unfortunately] Skyline shares.
You might be correct that 30% is control but I think that is largely reliant on general shareholder inertia. There are still significant legal prerequisites/abilities hinging around the percentage held.What I am really talking about is a steady progression to compulsory accquisition.
Cushings previously controlled the management company of NZ Rural Property Trust so there is nothing new about management.If you think extracting over $3,500,000 from exiting shareholders is the way to create wealth for all shareholders I am considerably less sanguine about that. It may be that having recently bought at a discount you will be equally happy to exit at a significant discount. I am already a long term holder. What I would consider creating wealth for shareholders would be an oportunity to realise the real value of the shares.Cushing interests previously mopped up the Property Trust units at a discount. Now with the company structure they are able to to advance the same objective with the company's resources.
St John proprty Fund is another Unlisted with a major shareholder, there approaching 75%. Shareholders have been exiting at $1.20 to $1.50 against an asset backing of $2.43. . Is that wealth for all shareholders?
Originally Posted by 1leon