ISOTeam – my thoughts on their proposed acquisition (30 Dec 15)

Dear readers,

ISOTeam has just announced the proposed acquisition of TMG Projects for S$4 million after market closed this evening. The purchase consideration of S$4.0m will be paid in the following manner

a) S$2.4m will be paid to the Vendors in cash;

b) S$1.6m will be satisfied through the transfer of 2,539,683 ISOTeam’s treasury shares (“Consideration Shares”) at a transfer price of S$0.63 for each Consideration Share.

This transaction, by itself, does not come as a surprise as it is in line with ISOTeam’s intention to provide a total maintenance solution to clients. Furthermore, it enhances and complements their own interior decoration competencies.  It also provides an opportunity to enter into other industries such as shopping malls, REITs, schools, hospitals, high-end hotels and residences etc.

However, what catches my attention is the payment of approximately 2.5m ISOTeam treasury shares priced at $0.630. It is noteworthy that ISOTeam has zero treasury shares at the moment. According to their announcement, they have three months from the date of announcement (i.e. 30 Dec 2015) to do share buy backs. In the event that they don’t have enough treasury shares, they will settle the remaining purchase consideration in cash within three months from the date of the Agreement. Based on a layman’s way of interpretation, here are my thoughts.

a) I would think as long as the share price is below $0.630, ISOTeam is likely to do share buybacks as it does not make sense to pay in cash (priced at $0.630 / share);

b) ISOTeam’s average 30D and 100D volume are 64K and 94K shares respectively. With reference to Figure 1 below, there are several days where ISOTeam has less than 50K shares transacted. In fact, there are three days where less 1K shares were transacted. Thus, ISOTeam is fairly illiquid hence if there are sellers, ISOTeam may just buy back as they will not know whether the next few days have any volume.

Readers, please read ISOTeam’s announcement here as there are conditions precedent to be fulfilled for the proposed acquistion.

Figure 1: Historical data for the month of Dec 2015

ISOTeam shares transactions for Dec 2015

Source: Shareinvestor 30 Dec 15


Chart outlook

With reference to Chart 1 below, ISOTeam has breached a multi time tested resistance $0.590 – 0.605 with volume expansion. 21D, 50D and 100D exponential moving averages (“EMAs) have risen and pulled apart after converging earlier. This is a positive sign. A sustained break below $0.570 will negate the mild bullish tinge in the chart. Nevertheless, it is noteworthy that the accuracy of chart reading is diminished due to ISOTeam’s illiquidity.

 Chart 1: ISOTeam has breached a multi time tested resistance $0.590 – 0.605

ISOTeam chart as of 30 Dec 15

Source: CIMB chart 30 Dec 15


This is just a short write-up on my thoughts of the acquisition. Readers can refer to my previous write-up on ISOTeam dated 29 Aug 15 here. Readers are encouraged to take a look at ISOTeam’s corporate website for more information.

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