Roth Mkm and Citigroup both recently reiterated their sell ratings on the company, and Citigroup dropped its price target to $1.55. Riley thinks that’s possible because AMC can now raise capital to fund expansion or acquisitions. In February, a pension fund shareholder filed a class action lawsuit against AMC, claiming the company was staging an unfair voting process. Here’s the rundown on a rival’s potential bankruptcy and how it could impact AMC in the long term. If you want to invest in AMC, consider keeping your position conservative-at least until there’s more clarity on the long-term effect of the Hollywood strike and AMC’s growth strategy.

The stock price then dipped below $11 after the APE conversion. The creation of APEs laid the groundwork for AMC to access capital funding, without technically diluting its common shares. The company’s prior attempts to issue new common shares had not been well-received by investors. Unfortunately for AMC, a tenfold rise in stock price hasn’t held. Because, as you’ll see below, AMC investors have more to process than a reverse split.

See Jiko U.S. Treasuries Risk Disclosures for further details. In August 2022, the company issued a special dividend to investors of one AMC preferred Equity unit, or APE, for each of AMC Class A common stock. Now the exhibitor wants to converge the APE units and common shares to stop investors buying the lower-cost APE shares and shorting the higher-cost i tested bollinger bands trading strategy 100 times AMC common shares as part of an arbitrage trade. In late Dec. 2022, AMC announced it raised $110 million to pay down debt by selling APE units to Antara Capital, LP to reduce the company’s debt load by around $100 million. The vote at the special meeting of shareholders was required to permit a wider conversion of APE units into AMC common shares.

In the first day of ticket presales, the concert film sold $26 million—a record in advance ticket sales for AMC. The bulls argue that AMC’s capital restructuring moves have improved the company’s fundamentals and set the stage for growth. They also cite improving industry conditions, touting the summer box-office success of Barbie and Oppenheimer. From an investor’s perspective, APE was not a successful stock. It began trading at $6.95 and eventually fell as low as $1.29. Importantly, APEs were also convertible to AMC shares on a 1-to-1 basis.

  1. They characterize AMC as a value trap, arguing that there’s no fundamental improvement in the business.
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  3. Maybe those investors didn’t want to be further diluted — AMC sold a lot of shares during the pandemic.
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They had the same voting and economic rights as AMC common shares. The reverse split and APE conversion are two parts of AMC’s plan to raise equity capital and reduce debt. The company has said these are necessary actions to avoid bankruptcy.

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On the day of issuance AMC stock fell 42% but adjusting for the value of APE units issued left the shares down “just” 5.5% for the day. The company expects to pay a dividend of about 517 million APE units later this month. The new class of shares has the same voting rights as existing common stock, the company said in a statement. The main shareholder complaint is the dilutive effect of the conversion. The company essentially rolled what was formerly 1 billion shares of APE into the AMC share count.

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Acquisitions or expansion efforts could change the company’s outlook significantly, for better or worse. Alicia Reese of Wedbush also sees upside, though not as much. She recently upgraded AMC from underperform to neutral and set a price target of $19. AMC is screening Swift’s The Eras Tour documentary in theaters and capturing 43% of box-office revenues in the process.

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AMC’s APE Units Come at a Bad Time for AMC Stock

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The company keeps raising capital, issuing enormous numbers of APE units, while it could have raised similar amounts of capital by issuing much smaller numbers of AMC shares. Although these moves were part of AMC’s plan to avoid bankruptcy, investors have not responded well. AMC was trading in the $2 range before the split and went to about $16 just after the split.

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