SSI stock rises 6.5% on first IPO trading day

James Ryan Jonas

Investors who took part in the initial public offering (IPO) of specialty retailer SSI Group Inc. (SSI) gained 6.5% during the stock’s first trading day.

SSI closed at P7.99 per share on November 7, the first trading day after the company’s IPO, a 6.5% increase from the offer price of P7.50.

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The stock opened and first traded at a price of P8.01 and more than 26.2 million shares were traded on Friday.

The company raised P5 billion from the initial public offering (IPO), majority of it will be used for the company’s expansion. SSI plans to launch an online shopping store to market its imported foreign branded products and add more offline retail branches in the Philippines.

It will also use proceeds to expand the company-owned FamilyMart convenience stores and Wellworth department stores.

SSI resells 103 international brands in the Philippines, including:

  •  Hermes
  • Prada
  • Gucci
  • Burberry
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Lacoste
  • Michael Kors
  • Kate Spade
  • Gap
  • Old Navy
  • Zara
  • Stradivarius
  • Bershka
  • Aeropostale
  • Samsonite
  • Nine West
  • Payless Shoe Source
  • Beauty Bar
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Pottery Barn
  • TWG

SSI also manages and operates FamilyMart convenience stores, a joint venture with Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), Japan FamilyMart and Itochu Corporation of Japan.

It also owns the Wellworth Department Store, targeting the mid-market segment, also under a joint venture with ALI.

As of June 2014, SSI operates a total of 655 retail outlets in 68 malls nationwide.

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James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.