Hutchison Port Holdings Trust ("HPHT") is the world's first publicly traded container port business trust. It is sponsored by the world's top port operator - Hutchison Port Holdings Limited. The IPO will end on 14 March 2011 at 10am and the price will be determined on that day. Trading will commence on 18 March 2011 at 2pm.
The port assets are mainly in HK and Shenzhen and with China being the world manufacturer, the prospects continue to look good as shipping continue to be a cheaper way of shipping bulk goods.
HPHT is offering public investors 185.185m and between 3.43 bln units to 3.71 units via placement. The offering price is between US$0.91 to US$1.08. The market cap will be between US$7.9 bln to US$9.4 bln. Cornerstone investors include :
Based on the prospectus, the yield for FY11F will range from 5.5% to 6.5% (based on max and min offering price) and from 6.1% to 7.5% for FY12F.
The IPO looks like a good buy to me with good dividend yield and with many strong cornerstone investors. It should be a good long term portfolio stock as well and would not have listed here had it been able to list on the Hong Kong bourse.