Cirtek Holdings raises P1.37 billion from stock rights offer

Aug 16, 2021

Cirtek Holdings raises P1.37 billion from stock rights offer

Published by Manila Standard

Semiconductor manufacturer Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. said Monday it raised P1.37 billion from its stock rights offering. Cirtek said in a disclosure to the stock exchange it listed 249.442 million common shares sold by way of rights offering at P5.50 per share. Shareholders as of July 1 were entitled to purchase 1 share for every 1.68 common shares owned. The shares came with 249.442 million bonus detachable warrants that will be issued free of charge to the investors and as part of the subscription to the entitlement rights. Each bonus detachable warrant entitles the investor the right to subscribe to one underlying common share of Cirtek beginning on the 12th month until the 36th month from issue date at an exercise price of P5.50 apiece. Cirtek said it would use the proceeds from the fundraising exercise to partially retire short-term obligations and refinance working capital of subsidiaries Quintel USA, Cirtek Electronics Corp., and Cirtek Advanced Technologies and Solutions Inc. Quintel USA designs, develops, and delivers advanced high-efficiency, high-performance antenna products and solutions that help mobile network operators increase efficiency, enhance quality-of-service, slash costs and accelerate returns.

Cirtek earlier said it remained interested in listing Quintel in US stock exchange Nasdaq. “The company would like to clarify that the management continues to contemplate the possibility of pursuing an initial public offering of Quintel in the US. However, this is still under consideration as the company is on the constant lookout to further grow Quintel’s business,” Cirtek said. Cirtek said that there is no timetable yet for the planned listing. “While this remains part of the long-term vision, the company is continuously working on riding the recovery wave and is at the forefront having successfully won extension of supply contracts to the top 1 and top 2 ranking carriers in the world for the supply of its 5G new products at a time when the US is at an inflection point for 5G network upgrade transition,” the company said.

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    Cirtek unit’s supply deal with 2 telcos extended

    Published By Revin Mikhael D. Ochave Business World

    A UNIT of technology company Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. has extended a master supply agreement with two telecommunication companies in North America.

    Cirtek said in a regulatory filing on Monday that the agreement between its telecom base station antenna unit Quintel USA, Inc. and two unnamed carriers provides for a business extension of another five years.

    “This comes at a time following a series of new product introductions released by Quintel when fifth generation (5G) is at an inflection point,” Cirtek said.

    “Quintel’s 5G products ...

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  • Jan 13, 2021

    Cirtek retains PRS A rating

    Cirtek retains PRS A rating

    PhilRatings said the rating and outlook were assigned to Cirtek given the firm’s manageable liquidity

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  • Jul 19, 2021

    No brainer: Abacus explains the value of TECH warrants

    Published by Bilyonaryo

    Shareholders of Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. are probably scratching their heads over the stock’s underwhelming performance in the middle of its P1.4B stock rights offering.

    Shares of TECH closed at P5.21 per share during Friday’s trading, down 25 percent from an intra-day high and below the P5.50 subscription price for the SRO.

    Should shareholders subscribe when they can buy shares for cheaper at market?

    Nicky Franco, the head of research of Abacus Securities, said taking up the TECH rights with its bonus warrants should be a “no brainer.”

    Franco estimated that th...

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