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Sri Lanka’s Luminex Limited announces initial public offering

Sri Lanka’s Luminex Limited announces initial public offering

Ada Derana: Luminex Limited has announced their plans for a LKR 250 million initial Public Offering (IPO) of 31,250,000 ordinary shares at LKR. 8/- per share commencing on the 12th of May 2022. The issue amounts to a 11.52% stake of the company subsequent to the IPO. The amount of LKR 250 million raised from the IPO will be utilized to enhance the working capital to scale up by consolidating local operations. Navara Capital Limited are the financial advisors and issue managers.
Luminex Limited is a leading engineering company and market leader in Telecom Infrastructure Engineering and also involved in Electrical, Civil and Water Projects as well.
The company has been in operation for well over 35 years and completed over 850 projects in the past 10 years. It is a leading telecom OSP (Outside Plant) construction partner for Sri Lanka Telecom and Dialog Axiata and a construction contractor for Public & Private entities. The company is empowered by a competent 570 inhouse workforce across 8 operation centers and 29 project offices at present.
Luminex has been certified as EM1 by the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) in the main area of operation and it has also obtained the ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Certification awarded by DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV).
The Company has recorded an annual turnover of LKR 2.55 billion for the year 2020/2021 and after-tax profit of 295 million. In the first nine months of the FY 2021/22 the company has recorded a turnover of LKR. 2.48 billion and after-tax profit of LKR. 453 million maintaining a healthy growth rate.
Ruwan Fernando – Managing Director of Luminex commented: “We are pleased to list Luminex Limited on the Colombo Stock Exchange as part of our strategy to broad-base the ownership and to further enhance our brand equity. Luminex is positioned strongly in the nation’s engineering sector and is geared to expand its operations beyond the shores of Sri Lanka. Since the offer is already announced, we invite the public to subscribe for shares of Luminex against a backdrop of aggressive expansion in telecom infrastructure and water projects which are expected to benefit revenue growth of Luminex favorably.”
Jayasankha Alahendra COO of Navara Capital commented “we believe the issue is attractively priced at 3.18 times PE based on the 9-months earnings for 31st December, 2021. Luminex presents a favourable investment opportunity even in the currently depressed market conditions. Based on the historical records of the company, one could expect an attractive dividend payout and this would present an excellent investment opportunity in the medium term.”

OSL take:

Sri Lanka’s private sector has shown a growth momentum and recorded profits amidst facing challenges posed by the pandemic and its aftermath. The country’s overall economy is showing an expansion with efforts being taken to position the country as a growing business destination in the South Asian region. The country’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean, the many trade agreements as well as concessions and the improving ease of doing business environment in Sri Lanka have all helped revive Sri Lanka’s post-pandemic economy. Given the positive movements in many economic sectors in the country, its business potential also seem to be on the increase. Despite the challenges faced by the economy, bilateral and multilateral financial agencies have committed assistance to Sri Lanka expressing confidence in the country’s economic revival. Given the positive movements in the country, foreign businesses/investors could confidently explore investments in Sri Lanka and its businesses.

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