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UIL Limited LSE:UTL London Ordinary Share BMG917071026 ORD 10P (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +2.00p +1.12% 181.00p 177.00p 185.00p 181.00p 180.50p 180.50p 19,195 08:12:45
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 10.5 5.9 6.2 29.1 163.44

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UIL Limited Daily Update: UIL Limited is listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker UTL. The last closing price for UIL Limited was 179p.
UIL Limited has a 4 week average price of 183.90p and a 12 week average price of 171.65p.
The 1 year high share price is 192.38p while the 1 year low share price is currently 93.50p.
There are currently 90,297,208 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 11,829 shares. The market capitalisation of UIL Limited is £163,437,946.48.
vacendak: Weekly NAV out: Slightly down again: 327.1p (previous was 328.91p). Discount unchanged at 44.82% on October 18th. With only a few days left to exist, the ZDP 2016 are now trading at a slight discount: 0.04% Is that a "buy" opportunity? :) On a more serious note, the Infratil share price (IFT) has been taking a beating for the past month or so. The IFT thread on ADVFN has its last post from 2007, so not really the "go to" place for news...
spectoacc: Interesting RNS - Somers deal is off: UIL Limited 17 October 2016 17 October 2016 UIL Limited ("UIL" or the "Company") Update re further investment in Somers Limited and closing of the Placing Programme On 18 May 2016, the Company published a circular (the "Circular") containing proposals in relation to the purchase by the Company of 2.45 million shares in Somers Limited, a financial services company which is listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, from Permanent Investments Limited (the "Proposed Investment"). The Company announced on 14 July 2016 that two of the conditions to Completion under the Sale and Purchase Agreement had been satisfied and that Completion would be dependent upon satisfaction of the remaining conditions (which had to occur by not later than 31 December 2016, being the long-stop date for Completion under the Sale and Purchase Agreement). The Company announces today that although the final condition has now been satisfied, the Board has decided not to proceed with the Proposed Investment in light of changes in market conditions over the last five months and that Permanent Investments Limited has consented to the Proposed Investment not proceeding. As set out in the Circular, the principal rationale for the Proposed Investment was to provide increased ZDP Cover for the ZDP Shares in light of the 2016 ZDP Share Rollover Offer and placing of 2020 ZDP Shares and 2022 ZDP Shares under the Placing Programme, details of which were set out in the Prospectus also published on 18 May 2016. The Circular stated that, based on UIL's NAV per Ordinary Share and Somers' share price and net asset value at that time, the acquisition would have led to pro forma dilution of 3.2% although the benefits of the Proposed Investment were expected to outweigh the initial pro forma dilution in UIL's NAV per Ordinary Share. Since that time, UIL's NAV per Ordinary Share has increased from 203.55p to 334.25p, an increase of 64%. As a result, following the 2016 ZDP Share Rollover Offer and placing of 2020 ZDP Shares and 2022 ZDP Shares under the Placing Programme, the ZDP Cover for the ZDP Shares has also increased significantly from the levels disclosed in the Prospectus published on 18 May 2016. In light of such material changes, since the Proposed Investment would still lead to dilution in the Company's NAV per Ordinary Share, the Board believes that it would be in Shareholders' best interests if the Proposed Investment did not proceed. To that end UIL approached Permanent Investments Limited who confirmed that it consented to the Proposed Investment not proceeding. The Company also announces today that, following the issue of 50 million 2022 ZDP Shares pursuant to the 2016 ZDP Share Rollover Offer and Initial Placing and 14 million 2020 ZDP Shares pursuant to the Placing Programme, the Placing Programme has now been closed.
vacendak: An RNS about the end of life for the ZDP 2016: Technicalities on who gets paid when and how. Fun fact: The ZDP 2016 are the last of the original "10p each" shares. The subsequent ones 2018, 2020 and 2022 are fractional due to rollover offers: 5.9319p, 6.0514p and 5.3180p respectively. They represent 13.9% of the gross assets at the moment, some of this debt will likely be shifted to bank loans, but assuming UIL Ltd to have spare cash, the gearing could be reduced significantly once the redemption is out of the way. I would say that the Resolute over-performance showed-up at the right time. Next in line for gossip shall be the ZDP 2018 (15.3% of gross assets): Rollover or no-rollover? Will we get an offer at 6.25% (like the 2022) or less? Dividend re-investment no longer buys me as many shares as when the share price was hovering in the low 100p. Oh sorry, this is good news! :)
davebowler: Summary per July factsheet; The top ten constituents were unchanged in July. Five stocks advanced, three remained the same and two declined. Three Australian listed holdings, Resolute Mining, Touchcorp and Zeta Resources performed exceptionally well in the month, driving the performance of the portfolio as a whole. Resolute Mining had another strong month, with its share price increasing by 30.1% to A$1.67. Zeta Resources recorded a gain of 41.5% in its NAV to A$0.44 per share and Zeta’s share price gained 33.3% to A$0.24 per share. Touchcorp’s share price was up by 34.1% in July, and benefited from the success of Afterpay, of which Touchcorp owns 30%. Afterpay, which allows Australian e-commerce websites to offer a ‘payment by instalments’ option to their customers, listed at the end of May and gave a very positive trading update in July. Afterpay’s share price advanced 61.8% in the month. Other gainers during the month were Infratil, up by 5.6% and UEM, up by 4.7%. Augean’s share price fell by 4.3%. There was a slight decline in the value of Vix Investments. Purchases during the month amounted to £8.9m and realisations totalled £5.3m. 1. Resolute Mining Limited 22.2% 2. Utilico Emerging Markets Limited 16.1% 3. Somers Limited 13.1% 4. Zeta Resources Limited 9.5% 5. Touchcorp Limited 6.0% 6. Vix Technology (unlisted) 5.8% 7. Infratil Limited 4.9% 8. Bermuda First Investment Company Limited 3.8% 9. Vix Investments Limited (unlisted) 2.9% 10. Augean plc 1.8% Total Top 10 86.1%
vacendak: Zeta trading at NAV? You wish! :( hxxp:// They refer to NTA, for Net Tangible Assets, and if NTA = NVA - intangible assets... this should mean (I think) that the NVA is even higher compared to the share price hence a terrible discount for Zeta. So yes, the "see through" discount for UIL is likely considerably higher than the one quoted, which brings us back full circle to that pesky 50% discount. On the plus side, we could soon see some 200% YTD variation in the share price for Zeta!
mad foetus: Also, to use really simple figures, if you say that the NAV today is 3.00 and the share price is 1.50 (just keeping it simple) then if the discount narrowed to 25%, which would still be pretty wide compared to most investment companies, and the NAV stayed where it is, the share price would rise by 50% (1.50 to 2.25). Funny things, discounts and percentages.Those lths here, does the company have any history of trying to manage discounts? I'm assuming not, but when it is so wide there must be an argument for buying and cancelling shares rather than paying a dividend
vacendak: Morton, True, when I said "bond like" I should have said "bond like-like". :) There is indeed some degree of gradual loss between * Fire sale of Mr Saville's family silver in Hamilton, Bermuda, to pay for the ZDPs redemption. * UIL pays its bills with freshly minted Krugerrands or Sovereigns from Resolute mining. I may have missed something about your comment on the ZDP 2016 cover: The ZDP cover for 2016 was at 5.13X according to the latest factsheet (June 2016), the smallest being of course for the 2022s, which was still at a healthy 1.60X. This is not really a problem anyway as the money for their redemption in October is already earmarked (rollover, bank facilities, etc.). To be fair to UIL, even during the bad days for the share price, such as looking at the Annual Report for the year ending in June 2009, the ZDP cover for the longer dated ones (ZDPs 2016 at the time) was at worst 1.29X (in a passage about share buy-backs). As for the plate spinning, they may be increasing the amount of money in play now by borrowing more at cheap/cheaper rates via ZDP issues. In the past they played around with free warrants to attract more capital. The first batch, when they restructured from Special Utility Trust to Utilico, was a nice gift, I redeemed them progressively as the share price was shooting up nicely. The second time - was it 2007? - the warrants ended-up being duds as mentioned in my earlier post. They had an exercise price around 330p+ if I remember well. Back then, it was all believable, then of course, when one looks at the share price retrospectively... Note that Utilico Emerging Markets have currently a class of "subscription shares", which are in effect warrants (ticker UEMS); details of which appear in their annual reports. As for the yield, yes, it is indeed very decent. In fact, I decided to sit tight with my investment because of it. Sure, I got a lot of value destroyed (the share price collapsed pretty badly since its heydays, with a nadir of 95.250 on February 11th, 2016) but there always had been a bit of cash coming every quarter. The old Special Utility Trust was advertised as "growth only" in the late '90s, we only started to get some dividends (specials then regular) in March 2011. Considering yesterday jump of 7p, I would say that the only thing to moan about now would be the level of gearing, which this time indeed seems to be enhancing the valuation. The July factsheet should be out in less than two weeks now, and that should be even lower than the last reported value of 82.7%. Apparently, UIL has just made it to the FTSE "600" last week at 599: hxxp:// Still some ways to Royal Dutch Shell, but hey! On a more serious note, this could increase the visibility and the level of trades, hence lower the spread in the longer term.
vacendak: Morton Another interesting post. UIL is on fire today, +7.00p (about 5%) at time of typing. Zeta up by 10.6% too. I would have kept my 2022 though, people tend to like bonds (or equivalent) a lot these days and the 2022 have already gained a nice premium during their short lives. Since you mentioned the reserves for the dividend, I expect the ZDP covers (for all classes) to increase significantly by the time of the next report, which should be coming soon (AR to June 2016). This in turn might increase their demands from the risk-adverse investor. Considering the recent share price recovery, hence the renewed strength of the company, the ZDPs could become relatively safe havens. I have been putting a few pennies towards the various ZDP classes to play the long-term rollover game, with the "safer hedge" side in mind. Still doing 6% in less than two months on the ZDP 2022 is a very acceptable return indeed. Also to put in the improvement column: The ZDPs (again all classes) tend to have a relatively decent spread (between 0.5 and 1.5%) making them relatively liquid. Talking about spread, the one for UTL is also down significantly, now around 2.5%. I remember some values being closer to 5% not long ago. Despite all the recent fireworks, we should remind ourselves that back in '07, UTL was above 300p. I remember letting my warrants lapse (those had been free anyway) a few years later. I used to get the "predicted/estimated NAV" from the FT with regards to UTL and it was usually pretty good. I do not know how they did the forecast either. I cannot find it any longer with their new layout and somehow it is no longer possible to get back to the old layout for the company info.
morton2011: Resolute flying this morning in Aus. Very positive update on long term future for Syama. UIL had sold 5 million shares last week at 150 $AUD in Resolute approx along with Alliance but not Zeta and others that ICM manage. UIL still holds a lot more shares (over 150 million incl ZETA and UEM in RSG) and the share price is over 190 $AUD close of today. Morningstar have a 'predicted NAV' for UIL I noticed today, not sure how they calculate it but it was at 307 which given the Resolute price sounds feasible. I have alos been looking at the revenue streams for UIL and they are looking pretty solid, UEL, SOM, Infratil and likely to be some from Resolute and in the next couple of years likely to be more from the tech shares. There is a years worth of dividends in the reserves so the yield seems secure. Sold out of the 2022 zdp (at over 106) and into the ordinaries as the share price c/should test 200 pence feasibly and even if the NAV does drop the dividends attractive when buying at 150 share price with a yield of 5%. This should reward the LTI
vacendak: Morton Another good analysis. Careful though, Saville with all his money could hire a hitman and silence you. :) Funny that you pointed out that the ZDP shareholders have done better over 10 years. When they restructured the company the last time they gave me a lot of ZDP 2012. Being younger and greedier than I am now, I thought that 7.25% a year was a paltry return compared to the Ordinary Share (they sort of tripled in value every couple of years back then). I wanted to sell them but in the end cashed them in at maturity. I did have a use for the money back then anyway; but with hindsight, I should have rolled them over and drained my cash ISA. Oh well, live and learn. While the Ordinary Shares have been doing less than stellar over the past ten years, they also started to pay not-to-be-sniffed-at dividends in early 2011 (specials then regular), which of course became more substantial as a yield figure as the share price dove. I agree that the fees seem to be an issue, but if they were milking UIL for these, why would they voluntarily lower the fees for ICM until the share price for the ordinary shares goes back up? After all, as discussed above, all those companies are linked to one another. Good of you to have spotted Somers in Stockdale. I visited the Stockdale website when reading the ZDP 2022/rollover offer prospectus but did not think of checking on who owned them. And yes, UIL indeed owns a lot of Somers, "a lot" being an understatement as it is now close to 70% with that recent special resolution authorising them to go ahead with the transaction. It was kind of them to ask us, but with GPLPF having more than 60% of the voting rights, this was already a given. Share price still climbing at +2.25 today.
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