Excerpts from CGS-CIMB report
Analyst: ONG Khang Chuen, CFA
|Signs of a recovery
■ We expect sequential earnings recovery in 2H20F as Sunsine benefits from stronger sales volume amid downstream demand recovery.
■ Reiterate Add with higher TP of S$0.42, as we think the worst is over.
Valuation is attractive as Sunsine is backed by net cash of S$0.27/share.
Downstream demand upturn to drive volume growth
We forecast Sunsine’s sales volume to improve to 87.9kt (+15% hoh, +3% yoy) in 2HFY20F, driven by downstream demand recovery.
Domestically, industrial production for the tyre manufacturing industry (Aug: +3% mom, +9% yoy) is riding on an upturn in the automobile industry, as China has launched various government stimulus and policies to promote domestic consumption.
Meanwhile, export volume of China’s rubber accelerators (Aug: +34% mom, -3% yoy) have also picked up in recent months, as overseas economies gradually emerge from lockdowns.
We estimate that Sunsine is currently able to achieve a healthy utilisation rate of c.90%, even with the 20kt capacity expansion in Jun.
ASP showing signs of recovery
Post a two-year downtrend, we are seeing signs of a recovery for Sunsine’s ASP.
Rubber accelerator and anti-oxidant prices rose 1% and 17%, respectively, in Sep (on a mom basis), and we see further recovery in coming months, driven by
1) continued downstream demand recovery and
2) rise in raw material costs.
Aniline, a key raw material, saw a price uptick in Sep (+8% mom) as producers’ inventory levels return to a more normalised level.
We expect Sunsine to achieve a sequential earnings recovery in 2H20F, and forecast net profit of Rmb109m (+32% hoh, -12% yoy).
We raise our FY20-22F EPS forecasts by 5.1-7.3% to reflect higher volume growth assumptions.
Our TP is lifted to S$0.42 as we roll forward our valuation, now based on 0.72x FY21F P/BV (-0.75 s.d. of historical mean since public listing).
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