Insights

Sydney Airport (ASX:SYD) share price higher on new takeover offer

This airport operator has received an improved takeover approach…
The post Sydney Airport (ASX:SYD) share price higher on new takeover offer appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

The Sydney Airport Holdings Pty Ltd (ASX: SYD) share price is pushing higher on Monday.

In morning trade, the airport operator’s shares up 1% to $7.80.

Why is the Sydney Airport share price pushing higher?

Investors have been bidding the Sydney Airport share price higher today after providing an update on the Sydney Aviation Alliance takeover approach.

Last month the company announced the receipt of an indicative, conditional and non-binding proposal from the Sydney Aviation Alliance worth $8.25 per share.

This was unanimously rejected by the Boards of Sydney Airport less than two weeks later on the belief that it was opportunistic, undervalued the company, and was not in the best interests of shareholders.

According to today’s release, the consortium has returned, with AustralianSuper as a new member, and made an improved offer.

The release explains that the Sydney Aviation Alliance consortium has increased its offer by 2.4% to $8.45 cash per share. This represents a 9% premium to the Sydney Airport share price at Friday’s close.

Second time lucky?

Unfortunately for the consortium, it won’t be a case of second time lucky for them.

The Sydney Airport Boards have carefully considered the revised indicative proposal, including obtaining advice from their financial and legal advisers. Once again, they have unanimously concluded that the proposal continues to undervalue Sydney Airport and is not in the best interests of shareholders.

They explained: “In coming to this conclusion, the current environment does not change the Boards’ view of the long term value. The Boards also note the rapid increase and acceleration in Australian vaccination rates in recent weeks and the governments’ plans to progressively ease restrictions as the population reaches vaccination targets which will then see the re-opening of travel.”

“Sydney Airport remains strongly positioned, has strengthened its balance sheet and tightly managed costs to maintain flexibility to respond to a range of recovery scenarios and to pursue sensible growth opportunities as the recovery unfolds. At the current indicative price of A$8.45 per stapled security, the Boards continue to view the Revised Indicative Proposal as opportunistic in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” it said.

Though, it has stated that it is open to engaging with the Sydney Aviation Alliance should the consortium be prepared to lift its indicative price to appropriately recognise long term value for Sydney Airport shareholders.

The Sydney Airport share price is 21% in 2021.

The post Sydney Airport (ASX:SYD) share price higher on new takeover offer appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Should you invest $1,000 in Sydney Airport right now?

Before you consider Sydney Airport, you’ll want to hear this.

Motley Fool Investing expert Scott Phillips just revealed what he believes are the 5 best stocks for investors to buy right now… and Sydney Airport wasn’t one of them.

The online investing service he’s run for nearly a decade, Motley Fool Share Advisor, has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.* And right now, Scott thinks there are 5 stocks that are better buys.

*Returns as of August 16th 2021

More reading

It hasn’t been a great month for the Sydney Airport (ASX:SYD) share price
ASX 200 Weekly Wrap: New records just keep coming for the ASX 200

Why climate risks is a bigger threat to ASX 200 shares than you thought

The Sydney Airport (ASX:SYD) share price is up 43% for the year. Here’s why
This ASX tech share fell 87%, but we love it now

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;


To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.


An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;


Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;


Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!