thumbs upLast Monday (8 Oct), RHB Research put out a list of "top buys" comprising small and big caps, dividend plays and growth stories.

The RHB target prices are as shown below.

In view of the market turbulence of recent days, we have updated the % upside based on Friday's (12 Oct) closing prices: 


TOP BUYS

TP (S$)

12 Oct 

Upside (%)

China Aviation Oil (CAO SP)

1.75

 1.46

19.8

· Return to 12.5% earnings growth in 2018 after witnessing a 3.4% decline in 2017
· Growth to be aided by higher jet fuel supply volume to Chinese aviation market, higher jet fuel and gasoil trading profits and increase in profit from associates
· Stock is trading at less than 1x 2018F PEG

DBS
(DBS SP)

30.30

 24.42

24.1

· Rising Fed Fund rate will widen DBS’ NIM more than its peers
· Efforts at digitisation will help to improve revenue and enhance efficiency over the next few years
· Newsflow of further hikes in the Fed Fund rate should catalyse DBS share price higher

Fu Yu Corp (FUYU SP)

0.22

0.172 

27.9

· Expect an increase in dividend to SGD0.016 for FY18, implying a yield of 9.2%
· Sustained improvement in profitability in subsequent quarters aided by high-margin new projects and acceleration in ramp up of projects
· Expect PATMI to grow by 72% in FY18

HRnet Group (HRNET SP)

1.18

 0.88

34.1

· 24% profit growth in FY18 amidst strong growth in North Asia and Singapore across all segments
· Likely to undertake more acquisitions in the near future and focus on new markets
· HRNET is also likely to continue its share buyback scheme which should support the share price

Moya Asia (MHAL SP)

0.13

 0.077

77.9

· Likely to undertake an earnings accretive acquisition in 4Q18
· In talks with the Government to extend its Aquatico concession and an agreement could be finalised soon
· c.18% profit growth in FY19F aided by uptrend in organic water sales and lower financing cost

Sheng Siong
(SSG SP)

1.30

 1.07

21.5

· Eight new stores in 2018, which should support growth during FY18-20F
· 20% increase in distribution centre capacity by 2019 should improve cost efficiencies
· Earnings to grow at CAGR of 10% over the next three years

Singapore Medical
(SMG SP)

0.56

0.41

36.6

· Lowest P/E valuation amongst its healthcare peers in Singapore
· Expecting 40% profit growth in FY18, aided by the addition of 6-8 special doctors, opening of new clinics, and expansion of SW1 brand overseas
· Likely to open the SW1 branch in Vietnam soon as it has already hired two aestheticians

SingTel
(ST SP)

3.70

 3.18

16.4

· FY20F EV/EBITDA is at a discount to its historical mean of 13.5x
· Prospective dividend yield of over 5%
· Remains our preferred exposure in telecom given its diversified exposure and sustainable dividends

ST Engineering (STE SP)

3.97

3.43 

15.7

· Strong orderbook with 2-year revenue visibility and +4% yield support our positive view on this stock
· Aerospace to support profit growth through passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions and increase in MRO capacity
· Electronics & Land Systems focusing on smart city-related contracts in and outside Singapore and higher defence exports

UOB
(UOB SP)

33.30

 25.31

31.6

· Beneficiary of rising interest rates, which will widen the NIM
· Expect UOB to record stronger net interest income going forward
· High CET1 CAR provides scope for more dividends going forward

Wilmar
(WIL SP)

3.69

 3.06

20.6

· Largest downstream player in the palm oil processing
· Wilmar to be a key beneficiary of improving biodiesel and oleo-chemicals demand
· IPO of its China operations in FY19F to unlock the value of its China consumer business


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