Sabanci Holding signed an agreement to sell its 64.99% stake in Toyotasa to ALJ Lubnatsi Marketing & Sales for US$ 85m implying US$ 131m total value for Toyotasa. The amount will be transferred to Sabanci Holding at the closing of the deal which is subject to regulatory approvals. Toyotasa is a JV between Sabanci Holding (65%), Motor Corporation (25%) and Mitsui&Co. (10%), which deals with the distribution and sales of branded automotives in Turkey and provides after-sales.
Toyotasa's contribution to Sabanci Holding's NAV was limited to 1% with our US$ 100m fair value calculation. Therefore we think that the impact of the transaction is limited on Sabanci Holding's NAV. Following the completion of the sale Sabanci's solo net cash position will increase to US$ 365m, from US$ 280m.We expect the company to use the cash in hand in financing its investments in energy segment. Note that Sabanci Holding and Verbund's venture Enerjisa is targeting to reach 5,000MW electricity generation capacity by the end of 2013 and investing heavily accordingly. Sabanci Holding is trading at 35% discount to our US$ 10bn current NAV calculation that is adjusted with the stake sale in Toyotosa. It is also worth to note that Sabanci Holding's discount to its listed subsidiaries is 13% at the moment.