Wednesday, July 28, 2010


THE Lopez group is looking at folding in its telecommunications arm Bayan Telecommunications Holdings Corp. (BayanTel) into media unit ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. in an effort to realize better synergies between the two companies, the family patriarch said last week.

Benpres Holdings Corp. chairman emeritus Oscar Lopez said the plan for convergence is being spearheaded by ABS-CBN chairman and chief executive officer Eugenio L. Lopez III. But before this is realized, he said the company should first resolve the court-mandated restructuring program imposed six years ago.

“In the next few months we will try to resolve this and try to consolidate BayanTel into the ABS-CBN framework,” the elder Lopez said.

Benpres, the listed flagship holding company for the Lopez group’s energy, media and telecommunications businesses, owns a majority stake in BayanTel together with privately held Lopez Inc. Benpres also controls a 57-percent stake in ABS-CBN.

While operations of both firms are distinct for now, ABS-CBN investor relations head Charles Gamo said ABS-CBN and BayanTel are already “collaborating” even without the formal consolidation.

 “BayanTel advertises in ABS-CBN because of its wider reach. [It] might also be able to offer our content,” Gamo said in a separate interview.

He said the merging of BayanTel and ABS-CBN is “not farfetched” although he declined to provide additional details.

 “Within the [Lopez] group, the related businesses are media and communications,” Gamo said. “For now, BayanTel is under a court-mandated rehabilitation. That will have to run its course.”

It also uncertain as to how BayanTel’s debt burden will affect the balance sheet of ABS-CBN, a profitable company which is even forecasting “significant” double-digit growth this year from P1.7 billion in 2009.

At the end of 2009, BayanTel said it paid a total of P1.42 billion for both principal and interest obligations. This brings the company’s debt payments to P5.92 billion since 2004.

As part of the rehabilitation plan approved in 2004 by the regional trial court in Pasig City, the company’s total debt was set at $325 million to be paid over a period of 19 years. There are also pending appeals from unsecured creditors seeking to increase this amount to $471 million which will be paid in 12 years.

Bayan’s first-quarter net revenues declined 7 percent to P1.522 billion compared with the same period in 2009. The company’s data business, which accounts for half of total revenues and includes direct subscriber line and corporate date services, were “slightly” lower during the period.

Source: Business Mirror

Below are 5 LOPEZ COMPANIES listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange.

BENPRES HOLDINGS CORPORATION, Lopez Flagship Holding Company, reported 1st quarter of 2010 a net income attributable to shareholders of 11.023 Billion Pesos.

FIRST PHILIPPINE HOLDINGS CORPORATION, Lopez Holding Company in Power Sector, Manufacturing, Real Estate Developments, Engineering and Manufacturing posted 1st quarter of 2010 a net income attributable to shareholders of 24.6 Billion Pesos.

FIRST GEN CORPORATION, a Lopez Company for power generation business reported 1st quarter of 2010 a net income attributable to shareholders of 36.1 million US Dollars. or 1.66 Billion Pesos at the exchange rate of 46 pesos per US Dollar.

ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (EDC) a geothermal power company of the Lopez family bought from gov't in 2007 for 58.5 billion Pesos, the biggest geothermal plant in the Philippines and 2nd biggest worldwide posted 1st quarter of 2010 a net income attributable to shareholders of 3.193 Billion Pesos.

ABS-CBN Corporation, Lopez owned Media Company. posted 1st quarter of 2010 a net income attributable to shareholders of 1.08 Billion Pesos.


TheHeck said...

bakit konti nalang mga nandito, wala na masyadong comments mga tao...

sweety_plum said...


SO busy poh ako. ahuhuhuh i'm tired na nga. bago pa lang natapos yung recollection namin, then may report pa ako, may mga topics pa na dapat isummarize, kaya di na poh ako nakakapagcomment, read nlang poh ako mga new articles. ahaiz

kmusta poh kayo?? :) i miss u all! mwahh

TheHeck said...

hi sweet_plum, ako din medyo busy, kaya pa daan2x lang dito, hindi maka comment, ngayon lang medyo relax kasi wala ang amo...hehehe...

ang dami kasing reported issues ng client namin, kaya super busy talaga sa kakahabol ng clients na nagkakaproblema...hehehe...

ako din, i miss everyone here, lalo na mga maiingay, hahaha :))

sweety_plum said...

ahehehe. oo nga. supah busy talaga. ahaiz mmmmm don't u worry thehec, alam kung may panahon din tayong lahat dito para mag usap at magsagutan. ahahaha

sweety_plum said...

i miss network war na din, so busy mo na ha. ahehehe tc!

network war said...

uo nga sobrang busy...huhu

minsan nga isang artcile nalng ginagawa ko ...

need help hehehe

btw sna may magbilang ng mga ads ng mga shows/...i want to count sana mga ads kung may time sana...ni hindi na nga ako makapanood ng tv eh...

sikreto said...

STAR records and Kapamliya wagi na naman!

If Jovit Baldivino topped Odyssey’s OPM album sales nationwide, Toni Gonzaga, on the other hand, ruled Astrovision/Astroplus’ OPM album sales nationwide.

Toni Gonzaga’s “All Me” album magazine is the best-selling OPM album in all Astrovision and Astroplus music stores nationwide for the period of July 12 to 18, 2010.

The debut album of Pilipinas Got Talent grand winner Jovit Baldivino titled “Faithfully,” has topped the OPM nationwide sales of music store Odyssey Records.

Figures from Odyssey Records showed that “Faithfully” ranked No. 1 under the OPM category.



sweetyplum said...

@netwrok war

mmm. i can't help you in that part network war, di kasi ako nanonood ng tv esp during daytime, primetime lang pinapanood ko, kasi until 9pm class ko, minsan nga di na talaga me nakakapanood ng primetime kasi marami rin homeworks and reports na dapat tapusin ganito lang siguro pag 3rd yr kana. ahehehe ahaiz tsaka i can't compare ads of dos sa syite kasi di talaga me nanonood sa kabila. ahehehe pasensiya na poh. mmmm :)


My Blog List


Related Posts with Thumbnails