Response Given By IPH Limited: What Investors Should Know

  • Nov 27, 2018 AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
Response Given By IPH Limited: What Investors Should Know

On November 27, 2018, IPH Limited (ASX: IPH) came forward and gave an update regarding the transaction with respect to QANTM Intellectual Property Group Limited. In the press release, the crucial terms related to the proposal were also mentioned. The shareholders of QANTM is expected to get a value which would be equivalent to $1.80 per share of QANTM. When this proposal was made, it reflected 42% premium to the closing stock price of QANTM which was A$1.265. However, QANTM has given the notification to the IPH Limited that this proposal will not be accepted by it because this proposal would not be agreed by the shareholders. IPH also stated that they would be updating the market with respect to the crucial developments. For the company, Aquasia would be acting as the financial adviser while the legal adviser has been named as Watson Mangioni.

However, QANTM has also come forward and published a press release which was focused on the proposal of IPH Limited. As per this press release, the board of QANTM believes that proposal, as well as assessed valuation, would not be beneficial for the shareholders of QANTM. The company took the evaluation by comparing it with another transaction which happens to be the merger of equals. This merger involves Xenith IP Group Ltd as well as QANTM. The board of QANTM reflected favorable views for this merger. As per the press release, the merger of QANTM as well as Xenith IP Group would be highly beneficial for the shareholders.

The management of IPH Limited reflected favorable views with respect to its business momentum in FY 2018. The company did witness some unfavourable impacts in H1 2018 because of fall in the Australian patent filings as well as Australian dollar appreciation. However, the H2 2018 of IPH Limited witnessed robust momentum. The management also stated that the company happens to be financially sound as well as has been witnessing robust momentum in the cash flows which would help the company in the investment activities as well as in delivering the returns to the shareholders. In the context of FY 2018, the company’s management stated that they have worked towards strategic initiatives in the numerous areas so that its platform gets improved.

Also, the management of IPH Limited stated that they would be working towards benefits of the shareholders with the help of initiatives which are focused towards the improvement in the margins, organic growth, business efficiencies as well as strategic acquisitions.

On November 27, 2018, the stock price of IPH ended on a weaker note. The price of IPH settled at A$5.350 per share which implies that the stock has fallen A$0.050 per share or 0.926%. IPH Limited’s market capitalization amounted to $1.07 billion, and the company has an annual dividend yield of 4.17%.


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