ONGOING STORY – Raimon Register Huge 2nd Quarter Loss
Earlier in the week you might have read our story on controlling shareholder IFA's efforts to stabilize Raimon Land by taking out a large shareholding along with buying down Lehman's investments in The River project. Despite an uplift in many Thai property firms Q2 figures Raimon has gone from a mid year profit of over THB 2 million to a loss in excess of THB 200 million in 2009.
Independent industry analysts have commented that margins for the SET listed firm remain highly volatile and poor control of sales expenses together with hedging on steel commodities thus raising development costs were key reasons. Debt to equity ratios have continued to push higher which are of considerable concern. Looks like IFA's work continues to be a monumental task in trying to regain share investor confidence for the moment.