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ComfortDelgro: Int’l value investor kept selling

In Infrastructure on 18/04/2012 at 6:59 pm

Obviously it is not impressed with ComfortDelgro getting $733m or 67% of the $1.1bn package despite paying the state only 20% in dividends over the years*

Silchester International Investors LLP sold 21.49m shares in Comfortdelgro Corporation on March 30 at an estimated price of $1.56 each. This reduced its holdings by 15% to 123.893m shares (5.92%).

It had sold 42.62m shares from Nov 8 to Dec 12, 2011 at estimated prices of $1.425 to $1.44 each and 63.37 million shares from October 2009 to February 2011 at estimated prices of $1.62 to $1.54 each. Overall, the fund manager’s stake is down by 127.48m shares or 51% since October 2009.

Note the 13% rise in the share price since the second half of December 2011 from $1.385.

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*The S’pore Labour Foundation (a statutory board affiliated to the NTUC which has 12%) has received dividends of roughly $150.46m from FY2003 to FY2010 (Comfort and Delgro merged in 2003, and SLF had a stake in Comfort.

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