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Health & Happiness International

Health & Happiness (formerly called Biostime) makes paediatric and adult nutrition and care products. Its key segments are: 1) milk formulas for infants, children and expectant or nursing mothers, sold under brands including Biostime, Healthy Times and Adimil; 2) adult nutrition and care products, sold under the Swisse brand; and 3) probiotic and other paediatric supplements, dried baby foods and baby care products, including the Dodie brand. Biostime acquired 83% of the Australian firm Swisse Wellness in 2015 and agreed to buy the rest of the company in 2016. Swisse's products include vitamins, herbal, minerals and supplements, superfoods, sports nutrition and skincare products. Most of H&H's raw materials come from Western Europe (France and Denmark) and Australia. H&H acquired 20% of the French supplier ISM in 2013. In China, H&H sells its products to regional distributors, which on-sell to baby specialty stores, supermarkets and pharmacies. It also sells online via sits such as Tmall.HK, Alibaba, and Kaola. Outside China it sells through offline retail outlets. (18 Jun 2018)

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Worth Watching: 23 Sep 2018, 10:02 PM ET - Health & Happiness (H&H, corporate ratings Ba2/BB+, bond ratings Ba3/BB+) announced on Friday that it would redeem $125 mn of its $600 mn 7.25% 2021 on 22 October, at the call price of 103.625%. This follows the company's decision last week to scr ..

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Health & Happiness: 2021 Exchange Offer

Worth Watching: 10 Sep 2018, 11:02 PM ET - Health & Happiness  (H&H, corporate ratings Ba2/BB+, bond ratings Ba3/BB+) announced this morning that it will conduct an exchange offer for the Reg S tranche of its $600 mn 7.25% 2021. The exchange price is $1,042.29 of new notes per $1,000 in ..

Health & Happiness 1H18: Revenue Guidance Raised

Earnings Note: 28 Aug 2018, 11:12 PM ET - Higher marketing and distribution costs dented profitability, but revenues grew faster than expected and credit metrics remain stable. Competition in China's milk formula market could remain fierce, exacerbated by the low birth rate. 

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Asia Credit Calendar: Week of 11 June 2018

Strategy Analysis: 08 Jun 2018, 12:32 AM ET - Chinese developer Sunshine 100, and infant milk maker Health and Happiness will be holding their Reverse Roadshows and Investor Day, respectively, next week. The NBS will also be releasing the real estate sales and home prices for May.

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