Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co. (ALARKAN) is set to sell a US dollar sukuk, due 2019.
This information comes from two people who have asked to remain anonymous as the information has not become public. The company’s May 2018 sukuk declined 107 basis points this year to 6.17%. JP Morgan showed rates on Middle East Islamic bonds to have fallen 50 basis points during the period to 4.14%.
Dar Al Arkan which is in the business of developing and selling land for others to erect buildings opened the biggest mall in Riyadh during 2012. It is reaping benefits as a 2011 plan to spend $130bn on social causes is set for implementation. Financial statements indicate that the company, which has a rating four levels under investment grade, owns in excess of $3.5bn of property, mostly in Jeddah and Riyadh.
The company issued $300m in 3-year notes in November, and $450m in 5-year notes a year ago. It repaid a $1bn sukuk in mid 2012. Its profits have declined steadily since 2009.
The company has outstanding debt of around $1.2bn. The company is asset rich and the land value is understated due to the historical price valuation.
23 MAY 2014, United Arab Emirates
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