Sunday 29 November, 2020

Derrimon Trading gets green light for APO

Derrimon Trading Company Limited (DTL), which last traded on Tuesday at $2.39 per share unit, has been authorised by its board to execute an additional public offering (APO).

The company was approved to issue up to 1,800,000,000 ordinary shares “by way of an offer for a subscription to the public pursuant to a prospectus in lieu of a rights issue to existing stockholders,” as stated in the board resolution.

Derrimon operates the Sampars Cash & Carry chain in addition to a distribution hub located at Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.

The group also operates two supermarkets, one in Manor Park and the other in Cross Roads, under the Select Grocers brand.

Its associated companies include Caribbean Flavours Limited and Woodcats International Limited.

Earlier in the year, company Chairman and CEO Derrick Cotterell reported a five-fold increase in online sales for the grocery segment.

The company currently has a market value of $6.5 billion and a share price as of Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at $2.39 per unit.

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, Derrimon Trading reported revenue of $6.3 billion, up to $16.11 million more than the $6.29 billion reported in the corresponding six months period in 2019.

Net profit totalled $183.89 million, which was an increase of $16.26 million or 9.70 per cent above the $167.63 million previously reported.

Consolidated total assets, less current liabilities was $4.18 billion compared to the $2.34 billion reported for the corresponding period in 2019.

The company benefitted from the growth of its retail segment and by Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances Limited in which it has a controlling stake.

Subsidiary Woodcats international saw a reduction in business during the reporting period, but management said they expect to see a rebound.

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