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(Bloomberg) -- Evergrande is falling further behind the vast majority of its largest peers in meeting stricter Chinese borrowing limits, raising refinancing risks for the country’s most indebted developer.China Evergrande Group remained in breach of all key measures for debt levels at the end of last year, even as almost half of the country’s 66 major developers met them, up from 14 six months earlier, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Of those largest real estate companies, only four violated all three metrics.With China’s property sector accounting for about 29% of economic output, regulators are determined to rein in its risk, introducing so-called “three red lines” that cap borrowing. That’s prompted developers to cut leverage, spin off non-core assets and even bolster balance sheets by raising equity for affiliates.The “deleveraging progress is happening faster than the market expected, driven by a combination of intention to meet regulatory requirements and a tighter financing environment,” said Nomura International Hong Kong Ltd. analyst Iris Chen. “The greater improvement developers make on the three-red-line metrics, the less hurdles they might face when negotiating with financial institutions.”Despite the new rules only applying to a small number of companies, most Chinese developers have embraced them, according to China International Capital Corp. analysts.Underscoring the urgency for regulators, China’s property developers are behind a record wave of corporate bond defaults this year, accounting for 27% of last quarter’s $15 billion missed payments, data compiled by Bloomberg show.As companies work toward improving their metrics, analysts warn that some might be window dressing financial statements.“A material increase of minority interests can boost developers’ equity base,” said Nomura’s Chen. “This can be an easier way to lower the net gearing ratio than actually decreasing the net debt.”Evergrande’s goal of cutting about $100 billion in debt partly hinges on aggressive equity fundraising for its non-core businesses, Bloomberg Intelligence analysts said. Its long-term rating was affirmed by S&P at B+, with an outlook to stable from negative. The total amount of bonds and loans outstanding reached 199 billion yuan ($30 billion) as of Monday.Evergrande and Guangzhou R&F Properties Co. were the only two major firms that didn’t show any material improvement, both in breach of all three metrics. The data tracks the 66 companies that reported full-year earnings last year among China’s largest 100 listed developers. Representatives for the companies didn’t respond to requests for comments.Policy makers have set a deadline for mid-2023 to meet the requirements, giving companies a three-year transition period, Evergrande President Xia Haijun said on an earnings call last month. The company is trying to reach the targets by the end of next year, Xia said.Evergrande may be able to access the kungfu bond market, where Chinese companies sell dollar-denominated bonds offshore, Bloomberg Intelligence credit analyst Daniel Fan wrote in a note Tuesday. Evergrande hasn’t raised any dollar notes since January 2020, according to Bloomberg data.R&F’s Chairman Li Sze Lim said he’s confident that the firm will meet net-debt-to-equity metric by this year and reach full compliance by the end of next year, local media quoted him saying on an earnings call.“Meeting the three red lines is a matter of survival for Chinese developers,” said Ma Dong, a partner at Beijing-based fund BG Capital Management. “Under ever stricter property curbs, only by meeting these metrics can a developer secure its refinancing.”Of the three metrics, developers showed the biggest improvement in the ratio of their cash to short-term debt. The number of companies breaching the liquidity gauge shrank 64% from half a year earlier, data compiled by Bloomberg show.Large developers including Sunac China Holdings Ltd. and China Jinmao Holdings Group lengthened their debt maturities and cut borrowings due within a year, according to S&P Global Ratings. Spending less on land purchases, an easy way to boost cash, also helped.Many firms still struggled with their liabilities-to-assets ratio, with 30 remaining non-compliant. Improvement for this metric could mean companies have to substantially increase earnings and boost equity, which is more difficult than improving the other two metrics, S&P Global Ratings analysts wrote in a note last week.The number of developers breaching a 100% ceiling of net debt to equity, a gauge of leverage, halved from six months earlier, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.(Updates with comments from Bloomberg Intelligence analyst)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
China Evergrande Group on Monday said it will sell 10% of its online real estate and automobile marketplace, Fangchebao (FCB), to 17 investors for HK$16.35 billion ($2.10 billion), in a fundraising ahead of the unit's initial public offering (IPO). FCB, with a pre-financing valuation of over 150 billion yuan ($22.92 billion), could list on the Nasdaq or other suitable stock exchange, Evergrande said in a bourse filing. The firm listed Evergrande Property Services Group Ltd in December, raising $1.8 billion.
(Bloomberg) -- China Evergrande Group raised HK$16.4 billion ($2.1 billion) selling a stake in its online home and car sales platform ahead of a planned U.S. listing, in the latest move by the giant developer to tap outside investors to finance growth.Two Evergrande units issued a combined 1.3 billion new shares of a subsidiary that holds a majority stake in the online business known as FCB Group, the developer said Monday in a filing. The investors will hold a 10% stake in the unit after the sale is completed.FCB Group is weighing an initial public offering in the U.S. as soon as the fourth quarter, people familiar said last week. The portal, currently valued at about 130 billion yuan ($20 billion), had separately reached out to prospective investors for a pre-IPO funding round, the people said. Evergrande is targeting a minimum pre-listing valuation of 150 billion yuan, according to the filing.Faced with China’s new lending restrictions on real estate firms, the developer is turning to outside investors and public markets to raise funds through its related units ranging from property services to electric vehicles. The company sold $3.4 in shares of its car unit in January, turning to several investors who also backed the public offering of the services business two months earlier.Evergrande was among the first Chinese developers to start selling homes online, and ran promotional campaigns as the coronavirus outbreak halted on-site sales. FCB, or Fangchebao, comprises a suite of platforms for buying and selling real estate and other assets including new and used cars in China.CEO BackerStrategic investors in the funding round include units owned by the family of New World Development Co. billionaire Henry Cheng, Evergrande’s Chief Executive Officer Xia Haijun and Citic Capital Holdings Ltd., the filing shows. Backers also include Cheng Chung Kiu, chairman of C C Land Holdings Ltd., Evergrande said in a separate news statement.New World’s Cheng and C C Land’s Cheng have had extensive financial ties with Evergrande’s billionaire founder Hui Ka Yan, through what’s known locally as the Big Two Club because of their fondness for a Chinese poker game of the same name, according to company filings and media reports.Investors also include a firm controlled by Wang Zhongming, the filing shows. Wang led Shenzhen Greenwoods Investment Group, which invested 5 billion yuan in Evergrande’s EV maker in January. Another firm founded by Wang controlled two strategic investors of Evergrande’s onshore unit that had planned to go public in China and later triggered a liquidity scare when it failed to do so, public records show.If the online sales unit doesn’t complete an IPO on Nasdaq or any other stock exchange 12 months after the completion of the stake sale, the unit is required to repurchase the shares with a 15% premium.China Evergrande, controlled by billionaire Hui, jumped as much as 8.5% to HK$16.08 in Hong Kong trading, the biggest jump in two months. The developer’s 2025 dollar bonds rose 2.6 cents on the dollar, on track to be the biggest gain since late December, according to prices compiled by Bloomberg.(Updates with more details, investor background, bond reaction.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.