As stated in my previous post, Hyflux sold $400 million preference shares (N2H) in 2011 to unsophisticated retail investors whom among them are retirees who used their CPF or SRS.
After which, Hyflux conducted a series of massive sharebuybacks starting in 2011 all the way to 2015 (except in 2013).
In 2016, sold another $500 million perpetual securities (BTWZ) to, again, retail investors. In total, a grand total of about $900 million in such securities. All this done within a capital intensive industry structure.
Disclaimer: I am not an investment advisor. Heck, i am not even working in the financial industry. Below are my interpretation and i am grateful if you will let me know if anything i say is wrong and i will correct it in a reasonable time. I am not an expert and don’t wish to be assumed to be one. I make losses frequently.
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