Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) achieved revenues worth 2.83 billion dirhams ($769 million) for launching an IPO of a minority stake that represents 19 percent in the Logistics & Services unit.
The share was increased from 15 percent to 19 percent at 2.01 dirhams each to meet the huge demand from investors.
The IPO saw exceptional demand and the book-building process generated orders of 460 billion dirhams (over $125 billion), implying an oversubscription level of 163 times, the highest-ever oversubscription level for a UAE bookbuild IPO.
Group Chief Financial Officer of ADNOC Khaled Al Zaabi said, “We are delighted with the unparalleled demand for ADNOC L&S shares from UAE retail investors as well as the local, regional, and global investor community.”
“This offering saw the largest demand globally for an IPO this year to date and achieved the highest-ever oversubscription for a UAE bookbuild IPO,” he added.
As the sixth company that ADNOC has listed on ADX in the past five years, ADNOC L&S follows the landmark IPOs of ADNOC Distribution, ADNOC Drilling, Fertiglobe, Borouge, and ADNOC Gas.
ADNOC IPOs to date have raised 29.38 billion dirhams (more than $8 billion), with total demand exceeding 1.41 trillion dirhams ($385 billion), supporting ADNOC’s ambitious growth strategy.
The company’s revenue and adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2022 was 8.4 billion dirhams ($2.3 billion) and 2.2 billion dirhams ($599.3 million), respectively, with revenue having increased at a compound annual growth rate of more than 20 percent from 2017 to 2022.
ADNOC L&S is undergoing a major strategic expansion drive, underpinned by an up to 18.36 billion dirhams ($5 billion) medium-term capital expenditure program, providing investors with an exciting growth opportunity.
ADNOC L&S intends to pay a fixed dividend amount of 716 million dirhams ($195 million) for the second quarter and the second half of 2023 (equivalent to annualized dividends of $260m).
Thereafter, the company expects to increase the annual dividend per share by at least 5 percent per annum.
The expected date of listing on ADX is 1st June 2023.
ADNOC has offered six IPOs over the past five years. (Reuters)