Airbnb, the world’s biggest and most popular vacation online rental marketplace, just released its prospectus to debut on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. Airbnb allows its customers to order for short-term rentals and experiences while traveling.
Airbnb via its detailed prospectus revealed it made $219 million in net income on revenues of $1.34 billion last quarter. That was unsurprisingly lower than $1.65 billion in revenue a year prior.
- It’s critical to note that Airbnb presently has about 327 million users in a span of 11 years, showing a great upside in monetizing its business model exponentially for the long term.
- Airbnb plans to trade under the symbol “ABNB” on the Nasdaq.
- In its prospectus, the company put an emphasis on building a community around its hosts and guests, positioning that community as a differentiating factor from its competitors. The company said it would set up 9.2 million shares of non-voting stock aside in an endowment fund for hosts.
The prospectus said, “Our guests are not transactions — they are engaged, contributing members of our community.” The company said in its prospectus summary, “Once they become a part of Airbnb, guests actively participate in our community, return regularly to our platform to book again, and recommend Airbnb to others who then join themselves.
“This demand encourages new hosts to join, which in turn attracts even more guests. It is a virtuous cycle — guests attract hosts, and hosts attract guests.”
What you should know
Nairametrics about a month ago, disclosed Airbnb was hoping to have a valuation of $30 billion in the IPO slated in the latter part of 2020. This would be substantially higher than the $18 billion Airbnb was valued at in April when it raised $2 billion in debt from investors.
Airbnb is hoping to raise about $3 billion in its upcoming initial public offering. In a report credited to Reuters news, it plans to use the present leverage of its business, after it recently rebounded in revenues from the COVID-19 induced negative toll on the hospitality industry.
- Airbnb is an online marketplace that allows individuals to let out their apartments or spare rooms to intended guests, at prices often lower than hotels.
- Airbnb makes a cut of 3% commission of every booking from those individuals listing their apartments on Airbnb’s platform, and between 6% and 12% from guests that book via its platform.
Camey & Rock executes N4.3 billion worth of share purchase agreement with Resort Savings and Loans
Camey & Rock Business Consulting executes a share purchase agreement with Resort Savings and Loans Plc, worth N4.3 billion.
Camey & Rock Business Consulting Limited has finally executed its share purchase agreement with the board of Resort Savings and Loans Plc, worth N4.3 billion.
This is according to a notification sent by the latter to the Nigerian Stock Exchange market yesterday and seen by Nairametrics.
The cash involved in the deal is scheduled to be injected in tranches. Also, activities related to the transactions are still ongoing.
In order to resolve some administrative and basic regulatory issues, Camey & Rock called for an extension from CBN to enable it conclude the recapitalization exercise of the bank outside the deadline of 31 December 2020 to 30 June 2021.
The call comes at a time when the investors plan to inject the next tranche of cash into the bank.
The notification also revealed that the investors (Camey & Rock) have so far, assisted in motivating staff resolution and arrangement of some critical financial obligations, towards the filing of outstanding financial statements and relocation of the bank’s head office to 12, Boyle Street, Lagos.
What they are saying: A part of the recent disclosure reads: “The Board of Resort Savings and Loans Plc (the bank) wishes to notify the Nigerian Stock Exchange and investing public on the updates on the Bank’s recapitalization exercise.
“The Bank has executed a Share Purchase Agreement with Camey & Rock Business Consulting Limited (Camey & Rock or the investor) to the tune of N4.3billion, following Camey & Rock’s strategic equity investment in the Bank. The cash will be injected into the Bank in tranches.”
Why it matters: The recent announcement will help recapitalize the bank. In addition, the board and management firmly believe that the strategic investment will change the face of the bank, repositioning it in the committee of financial services providers in Nigeria, and grow its capacity with consequent effect in increasing the wealth of stakeholders.
ABC Transport to raise N1.4 billion through rights issue
ABC Transport Plc has secured the approval of its shareholders to raise additional capital through a rights issue.
The Board of Directors of ABC Transport Plc has secured the approval of its shareholders to raise additional capital through a rights issue from existing shareholders.
This disclosure was made by the board of ABC Transport in a notification issued by the Company’s Secretary, Onyekachukwu C. Chigbo, after announcing shareholders’ resolutions at its 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on Friday 27th November 2020.
According to the information contained in the notification, the rights issue is N1.4billion, which could be raised via the issuance of shares and debt securities as determined by the Directors of the firm.
However, the rights issue is subject to the approval of regulatory authorities.
What this means
A rights issue is an invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional new shares in the company. This type of issue gives existing shareholders the “rights” to purchase new shares at a discount to the market price on a stated future date.
However, shareholders are not obligated to exercise this right.
In this regard, the company may decide to use the additional capital raised from these offerings to existing shareholders to acquire assets, make a take-over, repay debts or save itself from bankruptcy.
This is expected to strengthen the company’s balance sheet, free up capital for the management to execute revenue, and profit optimizing projects, plans, and strategies.
What you should know
- It is important to know that the board decided to raise additional capital after it had secured shareholders’ approval to increase the company’s authorized share capital from N1billion to N2.5billion by the creation of 3billion additional shares of 50 kobo each, ranking pari-passu in all respects with the existing shares in the Company’s equity.
- In this regard, clause 6 of the Company’s Memorandum of Association and clause 5 of the Articles of Association respectively, will be amended to reflect the increase in the Authorized Share Capital.
- This amendment will be done by deleting the words, “the authorized Share Capital of the Company is N1billion divided into 2billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each,” and substituting therewith the words “the authorized Share Capital of the Company is N2.5billion divided into 5billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each.”
GTBank, Nigerian Breweries, CAP drop, investors lose N42 billion
The market breadth closed negative as AIICO led 19 Gainers as against 22 Losers topped by NNFM at the end of today’s session.
Nigerian bourse ended Wednesday’s trading session on a bearish note.
The All Share Index dipped lower by 0.26% to close at 35,056.82 points as against the 0.30% gain recorded yesterday. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at +30.60%.
- Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalization now stands at N18.323 trillion. Investors lost N42 billion in the mid-week trading session.
- Nigerian trading turnover at Wednesday’s trading session, however, printed positive as volume ticked by 19.72%, as against the 25.83% drop recorded on Tuesday.
- ACCESS, FBNH, and ZENITHBANK were the most active to boost market turnover.
- The market breadth closed negative as AIICO led 19 Gainers as against 22 Losers topped by NNFM at the end of today’s session – an unimproved performance when compared with the previous outlook.
- CAP leads the list of active stocks that recorded an impressive volume spike at the end of today’s session.
- AIICO up 9.90% to close at N1.11
- CUTIX up 7.14% to close at N1.8
- UBA up 5.49% to close at N8.65
- STANBIC up 3.90% to close at N44
- MAYBAKER up 2.94% to close at N3.5
- NNFM down 9.67% to close at N6.26
- NB down 7.05% to close at N56
- CAP down 6.98% to close at N20
- GUARANTY down 2.57% to close at N34.1
- FLOURMILL down 2.17% to close at N27
Nigerian Stocks ended the third trading session for the week on a bearish note.
- Selling pressure was significantly seen in blue-chip stocks like GTBank, Nigerian Breweries, CAP, Flour mills, as investors began a significant amount of profit-taking across the market spectrum.
- Nairametrics envisages cautious buying, as institutional investors reduce some of their long positions amid growing uncertainty playing out in Nigeria’s currency market.
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