BANGKOK, February 24, 2017 – The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will list
Ratchaphruek Hospital pcl, a private hospital operator in Khonkaen province in
the northeastern part of Thailand, on February 27, under the ticker symbol
“RPH”. The company has a market capitalization at its initial public offering
(IPO) of THB 2.62 billion (approx. USD 74.88 million).
SET Senior Executive Vice President Santi Kiranand said that RPH would list on
SET in the Services industry, Health Care Services sector. With more than 23
years of experience equipped with expertise and competent physicians, RPH has
operated a 55-bed private hospital named “Ratchaphruek Hospital”, providing
medical services for patients primarily in Khonkaen and nearby provinces, as
well as neighboring Indochina countries. The hospital’s main groups of patients
are general patients and corporate medical contract patients. To serve the
growing demand, RPH is currently building a new 202-bed hospital nearby,
expected to open in Q2/2018.
RPH has a paid-up registered capital of THB 546 million, consisting of 382.22
million existing common shares and 163.78 million newly issued shares, with a
par value of THB 1.00 each. During February 15-17, 2017, it offered 155.78
million newly issued shares to general public and 8 million newly issued shares
to directors and management at THB 4.80 each, for a total of THB 786.14 million.
Thanachart Securities pcl is the financial advisor and underwriter.
RPH Chief Executive Officer Teerawat Srinakarin said that this listing would
strengthen RPH’s financial capabilities. The fund raised would be used to build
a new hospital with under a healing-environment concept, for business expansion
into related businesses and as working capital to fulfill the company’s goal to
provide quality medical services to serve residents in the northeastern region,
and neighboring Indochina countries as well.
RPH’s three major shareholders after IPO are Srinakarin Group, (13.38 percent),
Laopaiboon Group (12.47 percent), as well as Thonburi Healthcare Group pcl (7.00
percent). The IPO price was equivalent to price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio)
of 42.79 times calculated by using the company’s net profit in the past four
quarters (Q4/2015-Q3/2016), divided by fully diluted shares, representing
earnings per share of THB 0.11. RPH’s dividend policy is to pay no less than 40
percent after taxes and reserves.
For more information on RPH, please see the company’s prospectus at the
Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.or.th and general
information; please visit www.rph.co.th, as well as www.set.or.th.
Source: The Stock Exchange of Thailand