Excerpts from analysts' reports

UOB Kay Hian: TAI SIN ELECTRIC is an "attractive dividend play with a positive outlook"

Analyst: Loke Chunying
 


VALUATION 

• Maintain BUY but with a higher target price of S$0.51 pegged to 9.6x FY15F PE. The higher target price is due to higher valuation of its regional peers. Tai Sin is currently trading at an undemanding valuation of 7.1x FY15F PE with a solid balance sheet (2.5% net gearing) and dividend yield of 6%. 

FINANCIAL RESULTS 

• Excluding one off items (such as loss on disposal of subsidiary and foreign exchange losses), FY14 PBT grew 26% yoy to S$27.1m due to an expansion in margins. The expansion in margins was due to a rise in contribution from the Test & Inspection (T&I) (+5.8% yoy) and cable segments (+3.6% yoy) which have higher margins than the distribution segment (-5% yoy). 

• Strong free cash flow generation, as the group generated S$14.5m free cash flow (free cash flow yield: 9%) for FY14. Net gearing remained low at 2.5%. 

• Final dividend of S$0.015 maintained. Together with its interim dividend of S$0.0075 (which has been paid out), Tai Sin has declared a total dividend of S$0.0225 for FY14, representing a 45% payout, and attractive yield of 6%.  

 
INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS 
 
armouring2.14Cable production at Tai Sin Electric's factory in Gul Crescent, Singapore. Photo by Leong Chan TeikBusiness demand remains strong. Despite the property cooling measures, local construction demand is expected to remain strong underpinned by infrastructure projects.

This bodes well for Tai Sin’s cable and T&I segments which are closely related to local construction demand. Contracts for projects such as Singapore Power Cable Tunnel, new airport terminal and Thomson Line are expected to be awarded by the end of 2014. 
 
T&I segment- rising from the bottom. The T&I segment has reversed from an EBIT loss of S$0.7m in FY13 to an EBIT profit of S$2.1m in FY14.

This is due to the shift towards the more profitable phase of an onerous contract (signed by the previous owner) in 2HFY14. Going forward, profitability of the T&I segment is expected to continue improving, underpinned by cost efficiencies from operations consolidation. The job scope of the T&I segment includes soil investigation for MRT tunnels and concrete cube testing, which are required to be done by law. 
 
Our view. Since our initiation, the stock has gained 15.7% (inclusive of dividends). We continue to like Tai Sin for its excellent earnings track record and attractive dividend yield. Trading at 7.1x FY15F PE with a dividend yield of 6% and a strong balance sheet of 2.5% net gearing, we believe Tai Sin still offers great value to investors at current levels. 


Recent story: TAI SIN -- Target 43.5 C, "On Track For 4th Consecutive Year Of Earnings Growth"

 

You may also be interested in:


You have no rights to post comments

Counter NameLastChange
AEM Holdings2.3000.060
Avi-Tech Electronics0.265-
Best World1.7000.020
Broadway Ind0.0960.001
China Sunsine0.390-0.010
ComfortDelGro1.360-
Delfi Limited0.930-0.035
Food Empire1.420-0.020
Fortress Minerals0.280-
Geo Energy Res0.3600.020
GSS Energy0.0270.001
Hong Leong Finance2.470-0.010
Hongkong Land (USD)3.150-0.090
InnoTek0.440-0.005
ISDN Holdings0.3200.005
ISOTeam0.035-
IX Biopharma0.041-0.004
Jiutian Chemical0.024-0.001
KSH Holdings0.250-
Leader Env0.050-
Medtecs Intl0.1310.001
Nordic Group0.335-0.005
Oxley Holdings0.090-0.001
REX International0.1460.012
Riverstone0.665-0.020
Sinostar PEC0.135-0.003
Southern Alliance Mining0.600-
Straco Corp.0.500-
Sunpower Group0.220-
The Trendlines0.085-
Totm Technologies0.021-0.002
Uni-Asia Group0.815-
Wilmar Intl3.3600.030
Yangzijiang Shipbldg1.780-0.010
 

We have 635 guests and no members online

rss_2 NextInsight - Latest News