Excerpts from DBS report
Analyst: Derek TAN & Geraldine WONG
• Earnings rebased to assume a 4-year normalisation period but growth is in excess of 20% CAGR
• BUY maintained, TP raised to S$0.70 on lower WACC assumption
Compelling value. We maintain our view that Frasers Hospitality Trust (FHT) offers compelling value at 0.7x P/NAV, which is below replacement costs.
The current price which is 40% below pre-COVID level remains an attractive level for investors for an overlooked stock.
Prospective FY22F yields of c.8.0% is attractive.
A laggard no longer. We see FHT price catching up with peers, supported by a robust c.30% CAGR in DPUs over the medium term.
Its portfolio of Australia and European hotels (50% portfolio exposure) should start to see better prospects on the back of loosening of domestic travel restrictions while Singapore (36% exposure) sees incrementally stronger earnings come 2H21.
Our earnings cut is to reflect our latest updated sector growth profile.
A privatisation candidate? Given the Sponsor’s significant 62% stake in FHT and relative illiquidity vs peers, we believe that the stock remains an attractive take-over target given that it cost less than S$500m to take it private and gain control of FHT's portfolio of c.4000 room keys and landmark Singapore hotels.
|Valuation: Our DCF-based TP is raised to S$0.70 as we assume lower WACC assumption as the sector heads towards an early cyclical recovery phase despite a cut in earnings.
Where we differ: We are generally higher than consensus on expectations that FHT can drive RevPAR on the back of a rebound in operating metrics.
Key Risks to Our View: Slower recovery in FY21 as COVID-19 remain protracted.
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