Why’s it important to be aware of what the PSE’s doing on a day-to-day? Now, I’m not talking about keeping up with its day-to-day, but just being aware of what its primarily function is, and what its outputs are for the markets, its users, traders, partners, etc.

It’s important because at the outset of your startup in this country, from your by-laws and corporate structure, to the establishing of your fiscal year and the maintenance of your books, you’re setting forth and establishing the foundation for what could be a significant financing event (I’d hate to use the word “exit”—life hardly halts when your business lists publicly; in fact, work only piles on at this point).

To get a good idea of what all is collated by the PSE’s Edge System, you can take a sampling of this list of select food companies that are publicly listed on the PSE. Note the by-laws specification. Note the incorporation date and the fiscal year—as well as external auditor and transfer agent (it’s a good idea to know what these parties)—who knows, you may notice holes in these reports and find yet another opportunity for business.

Other things to look out for:

  • Look at how the SEC classifies certain businesses. You may have an XYZ Food Corp business, but it’s classified as a holdings business.
  • Interesting to note the classification tree of sectors and subsectors.
  • Interesting to note as well the prevalent top-5 names that show up as external auditors and transfer agents. These relationships are critical to piecing together multidimensional oligarchical matrices.

 

Alliance Select Foods International, Inc.

  • Profile: Alliance Select Foods International, Inc. (FOOD) was incorporated and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 1, 2003 as Alliance Tuna International, Inc., and started commercial operations in 2004 to engage in tuna processing, canning, and the export of canned tuna products. In 2010, the Company changed its corporate to the present one to reflect its plan to diversify its product line and take advantage of its manufacturing expertise and global marketing channels to introduce new products.
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Subsector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Corporate Life: 50
  • Incorporation Date: Sep 01, 2003
  • Number of Directors: 7
  • Stockholders' Meeting as per By-Laws: 15th day of June
  • Fiscal Year: 12/31 (Month/Day)
  • External Auditor: Manabat, Delgado, Amper & Co.
  • Transfer Agent: Securities Transfer Services, Inc.

 

Century Pacific Food, Inc.

  • Profile: Century Pacific Food, Inc. (CNPF) was incorporated on October 25, 2013. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of buying and selling, processing, canning and packaging and manufacturing all kinds of food and food products. CNPF is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Century Pacific Group, Inc. (formerly Century Canning Corporation).
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Subsector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Corporate Life: 50
  • Incorporation Date: Oct 25, 2013
  • Number of Directors: 7
  • Stockholders' Meeting as per By-Laws: 30 June of each year
  • Fiscal Year: 12/31 (Month/Day)
  • External Auditor: Navarro Amper & Co.
  • Transfer Agent: Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc. - Trust Banking Group

 

Del Monte Pacific Limited

  • Profile: Del Monte Pacific Limited (DMPL) was incorporated on May 27, 1999 as an international business company under the laws of the British Virgin Islands. On August 2, 1999, the Company was admitted to the official list of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. And, on June 10, 2013 the ordinary shares of the company were also listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, inc. (PSE).
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Subsector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Incorporation Date: May 27, 1999
  • Number of Directors: 7
  • Stockholders' Meeting as per By-Laws: Held in each year within a period of not more than fifteen (15) months after the holding of the last preceding annual general meeting
  • Fiscal Year: 04/30 (Month/Day)
  • External Auditor: KPMG LLP Singapore
  • Transfer Agent: Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc. - Trust Banking Group

 

Puregold Price Club, Inc.

  • Profile: Puregold Price Club, Inc. (PGOLD) was incorporated on September 8, 1998 as a company involved in the business of trading goods such as consumer products on a wholesale and retail basis. The Company opened its first store in Mandaluyong City in December 1998. PGOLD's loyalty program, "Tindahan ni Aling Puring", was launched in 2004.
  • Sector: Services
  • Subsector: Retail
  • Fiscal Year: 12/31 (Month/Day)
  • External Auditor: R.G. Manabat & Co.
  • Transfer Agent: Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc. - Trust Banking Group

 

RFM Corporation

  • Profile: RFM Corporation (RFM) was incorporated on August 16, 1957 as Republic Flour Mills, Inc. to manufacture flour in the Philippines. From its original business of flour milling, the Company diversified into poultry and livestock production and areas of food manufacturing that includes flour-based products, margarine, milk & juices, canned and processed meat, ice cream, and bottled mineral water. RFM also operates non-food businesses, which include barging services and leasing of commercial/office spaces that serve the internal requirement of the various operating divisions.
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Subsector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Corporate Life: 49
  • Incorporation Date: Aug 16, 1957
  • Number of Directors: 11
  • Stockholders' Meeting as per By-Laws: June - last Wednesday except holidays as per by laws
  • Fiscal Year: 12/31 (Month/Day)
  • External Auditor: SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Company
  • Transfer Agent: Securities Transfer Services, Inc.

 

San Miguel Pure Foods Company, Inc.

  • Profile: San Miguel Corporation (SMC) was originally founded in 1890 as a single-product brewery in the Philippines. The Company has since then transformed itself from a beverage, food and packaging business into fuel and oil, energy, power, infrastructure, telecommunications and banking industries. The Company's extensive product portfolio includes beer; liquor; non-alcoholic beverages; poultry; animal feeds; flour, fresh and processed meats; dairy products; coffee; various packaging products; and full range of refined petroleum products.
  • Sector: Holding Firms
  • Subsector: Holding Firms
  • Corporate Life: 50
  • Incorporation Date: Aug 21, 1913
  • Number of Directors: 15
  • Stockholders' Meeting as per By-Laws: May - second Tuesday
  • Fiscal Year: 12/31 (Month/Day)
  • External Auditor: R.G. Manabat & Co.
  • Transfer Agent: SMC Stock Transfer Service Corporation

 

Swift Foods, Inc.

  • Profile: Swift Foods, Inc. (SFI) was incorporated on June 6, 1994 to assume RFM Corporation's (RFM) business of manufacturing, marketing and distributing processed and canned meat products, poultry products, and commercial feeds. SFI was primarily organized into two business divisions, namely agribusiness (poultry and feeds) and meat (meat processing and sales & distribution) divisions.
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Subsector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Corporate Life: 50
  • Incorporation Date: Jun 06, 1994
  • Number of Directors: 9
  • Stockholders' Meeting as per By-Laws: Per By-Laws: Any day in June; For 2011: 30 June 2011, Record Date: 27 May 2011, Circ. No. 4494-2011
  • Fiscal Year: 12/31 (Month/Day)
  • External Auditor: SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Company
  • Transfer Agent: Securities Transfer Services, Inc.