really glad Plenitude did not buy the hotel in Osaka. Tokyo olympic has anounced that it will not host any international travellers. With the cashpile that it have, no issue with at least 2 cents of dividend. Will slowly accumulate more, waiting for it to go back up or being privatized.
Plenitude has two major potential profit contributors – property development and hospitality.
Property development has been contributing to the bottom line, even in the 2020/21 pandemic years. With the opening of the economy, I expect the contribution to be better. The property development segment was the major contributor to the Group’s performance.
Plenitude started as a property developer but in 2001 diversified into the hospitality business. Today the hospitality business is the largest segment in terms of the Total Capital Employed. But it was not profitable since 2013.
The hospitality segment’s poor performance was due to competitive pressures. The Group had refurbished and rebranded the hotels to address this. At the same time, it had also focused on efficiency to improve the margins.
There are signs that gross profit margins are improving but the jury is still out on whether revenue will improve. The hospitality business is a turnaround case. Because of its size, the creation of shareholders’ value will depend on a successful turnaround.
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