2 Jun 2010

Further drop in share price for Allied Farmers

7:03 am on 2 June 2010

Shares in Allied Farmers hit a record all time low on Tuesday, after an announcement that the company is providing more cash to its finance arm.

Allied Nationwide warned it will make set aside about $10.7 million for bad loans in its upcoming half year financial results.

As a result, Allied Farmers is increasing Allied Nationwide's credit facility from $5 million to $10 million.

It says final approvals for the deal are in the process of being obtained.

Shares in Allied Farmers slipped a tenth of a cent to 5 cents on Tuesday, continuing a run of slipping prices.

On Friday, the Allied Farmers said the assets it acquired from Hanover and United Finance are now worth $124 million - less than a third of the purchase price of $396 million late last year.