Trading in Evergrande, Hopson Development Holdings Ltd. and Evergrande Property Services Group Ltd. had been suspended since the start of the month pending an announcement of a major transaction. Evergrande’s shares had swung wildly before the halt, tumbling about 80% this year. On Thursday, it was trading 10.5% lower as of 10:48 a.m. in Hong Kong.
Evergrande ended talks last week to sell 50.1% of its stock in Evergrande Property Services for about HK$20 billion ($2.6 billion). The developer disclosed the latest developments in a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange Wednesday. The potential acquirer, Hopson Development, said in its own statement that it “regrets to announce that the vendor has failed to complete the sale” of the Evergrande Property Services stake, and asked for its shares to also resume trading.
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Analysts See Evergrande Share Price Plunging Further (9:20 a.m. HK)
Evergrande’s shares offer “no value” for investors “without the infusion of cash from the sale” of assets, said United First Partners’ Tang, adding that the share price “is going to take the elevator down,” he added. The property developer’s financials have “deteriorated further” and it’s unlikely to pay its debts on time, Cheng at CGS-CIMB Securities wrote in an email.
Modern Land China Halted in Hong Kong (9:15 a.m. HK)
Shares of Modern Land (China) Co. Ltd. have been suspended from 9 a.m. local time pending the release of an inside information announcement, according to a Hong Kong stock exchange filing. Late Wednesday, the developer said it continues to experience liquidity issues and won’t seek permission from debt holders to delay repayment of a $250 million bond. The company said it’s in discussions with prospective independent financial advisers “with a view to achieving a feasible solution to its current liquidity issues.”
Evergrande’s Failed Stake Sale Amounts to a Harsh Setback (9:15 a.m. HK)
Evergrande’s liquidity crisis could further intensify in the short-term now that its attempt to sell the majority stake of Evergrande Property Services to Hopson Development has fallen through, Bloomberg Intelligence analysts Kristy Hung and Patrick Wong wrote in a note. The fire-sale deal would have amounted to HK$3.70 a share, or 28% below its Sept. 30 close, a sign that potential buyers may demand even deeper discounts to acquire the distressed developer’s assets. Evergrande’s 3.65 billion yuan ($571 million) in contracted sales since September amounts to a 90% plunge from August.
Chinese Estates Sells Kaisa Group Notes at Loss (8:20 a.m. HK)
Chinese Estates Holdings Ltd., controlled by a long-time backer of Evergrande, sold senior notes of Kaisa Group at a HK$225.9 million loss, the company said in a stock-exchange filing. The transaction provides immediate liquidity and allows it to re-allocate proceeds for other reinvestment opportunities, it said.
|Dollar bonds||Coupon due date||Amount
|EVERRE 8.25% due 2022||Sept. 23||83.53|
|EVERRE 9.5% due 2024||Sept. 29||45.17|
|EVERRE 9.5% due 2022||Oct. 11||68.88|
|EVERRE 10% due 2023||Oct. 11||42.5|
|EVERRE 10.5% due 2024||Oct. 11||36.75|
|TIANHL 13% due 2022||Nov. 6||41.93|
|TIANHL 13.75% due 2023||Nov. 6||40.56|