Hello, I was wondering if anybody knows what’s happening at rolls Royce.
A large portion of their business (I dont know the exact %) is the manufacturing & sale of Jet engines. With plane demand so low the business has been badly effected.
Yesterday they requested a cash raise from shareholders (by issuing new shares) for about £2b and confirmed they did not expect to be cash flow positive until 2022. As they were already carrying about £5B of debt on their balance sheet I dont believe that raising further debt was even a possibility (but check this as I could easily be wrong!)
I’d do some more research as I only saw the summary articles and haven’t done any proper reading myself. However I would add that they have a very stable Defence business that I believe is doing quite well but is so far, unable to support the larger aerospace business.
I think I get it now. For every 3 shares you own in rolls Royce you can be 10 at a discounted price.
Yes that seems to be correct. The Rolls Royce website has a handy calculator built into it, they’ve done a really good job of it:
Civil aero went from about 80% of total turnover to very little, in the space of a few months
Ok cool I’ll have a look. Thank you
Some refinancing and a rights issue.