4 thoughts on “CARIBBEAN STOCK REPORT 30 May to 03 June 2011


  1. Alex McDonald, assuming that you read BU, have you considered using the LIME, Barbados competitions to expand the shareholder base, an opportunity that the competitors may not be able to offer their customers. Rather than providing only consumables or cash, prizes may be partially in the form of C&W shares purchased on the BSE – no need for additional shares to be issued – the one requirement to be that the prize shares must be held for a minimum of a numbers of years, so that the new shareholder experiences the benefit of being a shareholder. I see the potential benefits to both LIME and its customers.


  2. http://www.nationnews.com/articles/view/lifeline/
    Lifeline
    printshare0 comments Sagicor Life seems poised to take over BAICO. (FP)
    By Kaymar Jordan | Sun, June 12, 2011 – 12:10 AM
    Sagicor Life appears well poised to take over the insurance business of British American Insurance Company (Barbados) Limited (BAICO), pending final acceptance of its offer by the Supreme Court.

    Yesterday, senior Government sources, who are close to the negotiations, made the disclosure in light of last month’s report by the court-appointed judicial manager David Holukoff in which he revealed a $48.1 million difference between the value of BAICO assets on its books and what he had found.

    One source described the Sagicor proposal as “superior” to the others that were under consideration, pointing out there would be no real requirement for the Government to put in money at this stage, except to cover the cost of the BAICO building, estimated at more than $30 million.

    Another source said a consortium of senior BAICO managers and associates, led by attorney-at-law Dr Trevor Carmichael, was among three firm offers put on the table.

    Read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.


  3. This company really needs to be listed on the stock exchanges to allow access to its shares – I suspect that most of this income was lost to interest expense below the published line. Why pay interest rather than allow investment by and pay dividends to the markets that you serve.

    http://www.digicelgroup.com/en/media-center/press-releases/achievements/digicel-group-limited-annnounces-strong-financial-results-for-the-year-ended-31-march-2011-with-revenues-and-

    DIGICEL GROUP LIMITED ANNNOUNCES STRONG FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2011 WITH REVENUES AND EBITDA UP 27%
    HomeMedia CentrePress ReleasesAchievements June 13th 2011 – DIGICEL GROUP LIMITED ANNNOUNCES STRONG FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2011 WITH REVENUES AND EBITDA UP 27%

    Continues to grow and innovate

    Monday 13th June 2011 – Kingston, Jamaica. Digicel Group Ltd, the best value mobile operator, today announced another strong set of financial results showing robust growth for the year ended 31 March 2011.

    With subscribers up 6% to 11.5 million across all 32 markets, revenues for Digicel Group Limited were up 27% to US$2.23 billion with EBITDA margins solid at 43% following the successful integration of the Pacific.

    The company posted EBITDA of US$954 million for the year up from US$753 million the previous year and representing a year on year increase of 27% – similar to its revenues growth.

    Digicel’s balance sheet and liquidity position has continued to improve with cash reserves of over US$600 million at 31 March 2011.The Group’s strong financial performance has been endorsed by ratings agency, Fitch, which recently upgraded the Group’s debt as a result of its “continued strong operating performance”.

    Digicel made significant progress in terms of data services with data revenues up 104% year on year and continued strong growth of non-SMS data revenue. Overall, data now accounts for 15% of service revenues.

    Commenting on the performance, Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves, said; “It’s been another successful year for Digicel as we continue to grow our business, introduce innovative new technologies to our customers and deliver on our commitments to providing best value, best service and best network. We have successfully integrated our Caribbean and Pacific operations and expanded our capabilities in the business solutions area and have driven growth in our Caribbean and Pacific markets – especially in Haiti and Papua New Guinea

    He continues; “This – in addition to the improving economic conditions across our markets – has resulted in robust performance and delivery on all of our targets once again. I would like to thank our valued customers, partners and staff for their ongoing loyalty to Digicel and assure them that our focus remains as always on delivering them the best of the best.”

    Key achievements include:

    · Launch of 3G+ services (based on HSPA+ technology) in Bermuda and the French West Indies

    · Successful launch of 4G Broadband in Jamaica – taking broadband internet penetration in Jamaica from 17% to 20% in just nine months

    · America Movil transaction which saw Digicel announcing an agreement to acquire America Movil’s Claro business in Jamaica and to sell to America Movil its businesses in El Salvador and Honduras. The deal is currently undergoing regulatory and Government approvals.

    · Acquisition of Netxar Technologies in Puerto Rico and Data Nets in Papua New Guinea and the subsequent launch of cloud services in Barbados, Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago making Digicel the ICT one stop shop for business communications needs

    · Wins at the World Communications Awards and the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards

    · A US$1.2 million commitment to build a paediatric cardio unit at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica

    · Ongoing positive impact on communities by the Digicel Foundations – with the Foundations on track to have 70 new schools in place by the start of the school year in Haiti, 186 projects completed in Jamaica and US$2.5 million directed at a range of social initiatives in Papua New Guinea including the establishment of 98 educational facilities.

    Digicel’s investment across its 32 markets worldwide totals US$4.5 billion and the company employs over 5,500 people worldwide.

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