Timber Sector

Focus Lumber IPO Oversubscribed by 63.92 times


Focus Lumber Berhad Initial Public Offering (IPO) received an overwhelming response with its Malaysian public portion of 6 million shares. It was oversubscribed by 63.92 times. The IPO attract 16,963 applications or 389.5 million shares.

For the Bumiputera portion, a total of 6,703 applications were received while under the Malaysian public category a total of 15,423 applications were received.

Below are the allotment summary

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Focus Lumber Berhad IPO

Focus Lumber Bhd, Sabah’s based manufacturer of plywood, veneer and laminated veneer lumber (LVL), is schedule to be listed in Main Market on 28th April 2011.

Focus Lumber’s IPO consists of public issue of 12.2 million new ordinary shares at an IPO price of RM0.60 per share with RM0.50 par value. Out of this, 9 million shares are allocated to Malaysian public.

On top of new shares issues, 5.2 millions existing shares are for sale to identified and Bumiputera investors.

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Japan Earthquake & the Impact to Malaysian Stock Market

Japan hits by worst earthquake in over 100 years. The cost of reconstruction is estimated at USD161bn. The impact on Malaysia is generally limited given that Japan’s major ports and industrial areas have been spared. However, there would still be winners and losers among some sectors. For now, OSK maintain Buy into Weakness call on the Malaysian market with year-end target for KLCI of 1680 pts remain intact.

The Winners

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