Investor Information


Anilana was born of the need to be part of the rapidly changing dynamics of the Sri Lankan economy at the end of a long drawn out civil conflict. The prospects for tourism, currently just 3% of the nations’ GDP, and property development are tremendous. Sri Lanka has long been known for its golden beaches, blue sky and the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Less well known for a rich and diverse array of ecosystems playing host to a many endemic species of flora and fauna, the country is now recognized globally as a major biodiversity hotspot. We host two of the largest mammals on earth, the elephant and the blue whale, fifteen National Parks, home to an abundance of wildlife, 500,000 acres of lush tea plantations, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, eight UNESCO World Heritage sites in multiple ancient cities, delicious cuisine and a culture that is more than 2,500 years old! Not surprisingly, Sri Lanka is currently the No. 1 destination in the world to visit in 2013 according to the world famous travel publication “The Lonely Planet”. Likewise, well-established travel media from the New York Times to Conde Nast Traveller have also recognized Sri Lanka as one of the top 10 travel destinations since 2010.

 
 

Emerging global and regional trends

The lion’s share of rapid growth in global travel is expected to come from China, with 150 million Chinese tourists expected to travel abroad in 2016. Similarly, given its geographical proximity to Sri Lanka, India’s growing affluent and mobile middle class and high net-worth individuals are projected to visit the island in increasing numbers. For the first time in industry history, Sri Lanka tourist arrivals in 2012 passed the 1 million mark, with tourism receipts exceeding USD 1 billion during the year, further strengthening the industry’s claim that it is a key area of growth in the post-conflict economy. Given the UNWTO’s indication of strong growth for international tourism of over 3% in 2013 and Sri Lanka Tourisms own projections of 2.5 million tourist arrivals by 2016, it is now crucial for the industry to build capacity of the quality that will attract the higher yielding tourist segments.

 
 

Anilana’s focus

With 10 properties in some of the most picturesque locations around the island, Anilana aims to be an integral part of Sri Lanka’s bourgeoning destiny as a must-visit holiday destination. Anilana Pasikuda took in its first guests in May 2013 and Anilana Nilaveli will open its doors to the public in November this year. The Dambullla Country Club and several custom designed, private villas in Panichankerni will be ready in 2014. Acres of pristine curving coastline in many other locations along the east coast of Sri Lanka await development plans, as we will not just be building hotels but entire communities. Each property is built using the best quality materials, with luxurious rooms and spacious general areas, equipped with the latest technology. Anilana aims to making each visitor feel special and is therefore committed to developing our human resources to their fullest potential to achieve this.

Performance

By the end of 2013, Anilana has 130 rooms completed and available for sale in Pasikuda and Nilaveli, with 54 more rooms coming on line during 2014 with the construction in Dambulla. Anilana is well on its way to establishing and building its unique brand of hospitality around the country, all in strategic locations. The 50 villa development in Panichchankerni has commenced with 4 villas under construction, with funds raised through the sale of these villas. The Company’s land portfolio has been strengthened further with the acquisition of 34 acres of beach front property in Kalkuda during the year. With the acquisition of the new property and value addition from construction of hotel facilities, total Assets have increased from LKR 3.6 billion in 2012 to LKR 4.9 billion in 2013. Anilana successfully listed its shares on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) through an oversubscribed IPO and became the first to list in the last 2 years. The confidence placed in the company and its vision by investors is indeed heartening and strengthens our resolve to continue creating special places to stay in and around the country.

 

Major Shareholders (as at 31st March 2013)

Name of the Shareholders

No.of Shares

% Holding

Mr.A,C.Senevirathne                                            120,079,839
First Capital Markets Ltd/Mr. A.C. Seneviratne 6,500,000

126,579,839

25.659

HSBC Intl Nominees Ltd - BBH Gmoemerging Markets Fund

85,883,101

17.410

Asia Fort Assets Management (Pvt) Ltd

50,163,973

10.169

Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC/U H Dharmadasa

26,666,667

5.406

Investor Access Equities (Pvt) Ltd

24,829,566

5.033

Ms. M.C. Amerasinghe

20,000,001

4.054

Nation Lanka Finance PLC

13,907,348

2.819

Mr. V.R. Ramanan

13,242,500

2.684

Prideland Limited

11,798,000

2.392

Anilana Collection (Pvt) Ltd

13,714,285

2.780

Mr. O.E.H. Kalvo

9,857,109

1.998

Nation Lanka Capital Ltd/Jerome Radley Jude Ephrau

9,233,386

1.872

MAS Capital (Pvt) Ltd

8,498,271

1.723

Sandwave Ltd

7,894,196

1.600

Janashakthi Limited Account No. 01

6,000,000

1.216

HINL-BBH-GMO Funds PLC

5,559,665

1.127

Mr. H.H.A. Chandrasiri

5,067,803

1.027

Ms. S.M. Senevirathne

4,533,333

0.919

AIO Investments (Pvt) Ltd

4,466,667

0.905

Pershine LLC S/A Auebach Grason & company

4,340,000

0.880

Major Shareholder Total

452,235,710

91.673

Balance

41,072,804

8.327

Total

493,308,514

100.00