Ayala Land lists P33B fixed-rate bonds, its largest bond issuance yet
In the photo from top left are: East West Banking Corporation Investment Banking Head Gerald K. Abrogar, SB Capital Investment Corporation President Virgilio O. Chua, First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC)President Jose Patricio A. Dumlao, Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) Senior Vice President (SVP) & Member of Management Committee (Mancom Member) Robert S. Lao, ALI SVP & Mancom Member Laurent P. Lamasuta, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) President Jose Teodoro K. Limcaoco, BDO Capital & Investment Corporation President Eduardo V. Francisco, SEC Commissioner Hon. Kelvin Lester K. Lee, ALI President and CEO Bernard Vincent O. Dy, ALI Deputy Treasurer Jose Emilio B. Jamir, Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. President and CEO Antonino A. Nakpil, BPI Executive Vice President and Corporate Banking Head Juan Carlos L. Syquia, China Banking Corporation Chief Finance Officer Patrick D. Cheng, China Bank Capital Corporation President Ryan Martin L. Tapia, RCBC Capital Corporation President and CEO Jose Luis F. Gomez, SBC Trust and Asset Management Group First Vice President Maricar R. Lopez, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company Institutional Banking Sector Head and FMIC Chairman Mary Mylene A. Caparas, SB Capital Investment Corporation Chairperson Diana P. Aguilar, BPI Capital Corporation President Rhoda A. Huang, Philippine Depository & Trust Corp. President and CEO Ma. Theresa B. Ravalo, and Philippine Commercial Capital, Inc. President Delta A. Audencial.
The 2, 5, and 7-year bonds are ALI’s largest issuance to date and its second for the year in the local capital debt market. The company also issued P12-billion 6-year fixed-rate bonds with a coupon rate of 5.8086% p.a. last May.
“These twin offerings used the same set of financials which allowed for quicker execution,” said Jose Emilio B. Jamir, ALI Deputy Treasurer. “With this latest bond offer, we raised P45 billion in debt capital, representing a 90% utilization rate of our P50 billion shelf registration in less than a year,” he added.
The proceeds of the offering will be used for refinancing, funding general corporate requirements, and capital expenditures for upcoming real estate projects.
“This could only be a positive signal of the corporate sector’s continued thrust for economic revival even in the face of stresses brought on by global events. Of course, this thrust should be led by a firm that has surpassed the ebbs of past cyclical downturns and crisis in its 34-year existence individually and 188 years in history as part of a conglomerate. Such institutional memory would be important for continued corporate resilience, especially with the unfolding challenges,” Antonio Nakpil, PDEx President and CEO, said.
ALI’s total outstanding listed bonds are now at P120.3 billion, representing 8.9% of the total outstanding listed corporate bonds on PDEx. This will not be possible without the unwavering support of the underwriters, investors, and regulators to ALI’s funding requirements which has allowed the company to fortify its balance sheet and execute its recovery and growth plans.