Highlights

Kenanga Research & Investment

Author: kiasutrader   |   Latest post: Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 8:48 AM

 

Kossan Rubber Industries -1HFY21 Impacted by Lower-than-expected Volume Sales

Author:   |    Publish date:


1HFY21 Core PATAMI of RM2,182m (+10-fold YoY) came in below expectations at 59%/66% of our/consensus full-year forecasts. The negative variance from our forecast is due to lower-than-expected volume sales. As such, we lower our FY21E net profit by 8%, taking into account a lower utilisation rate but maintain FY22E earnings forecast. In our view, the anticipated ASP weakness is already discounted by the share price. However, we conservatively lowered our TP from RM5.84 to RM5.00 based on 10x CY22E EPS (at -1.0SD below 5-year forward historical mean). Reiterate OP.

Key results’ highlights. QoQ, 2QFY21 revenue rose 2% due to higher contribution from rubber gloves (+95% of total revenue) as higher ASP(+5%-7%) was negated by lower volume sales (-4%). This brings 2QFY21 core net profit to RM1,089m (-0.2%). A 2ndinterim DPS of 12.0 sen was declared bringing 1HFY21 DPS to 24.0 sen which came in within our expectation.

YoY, 1HFY21revenue rose 237% due to higher contribution from glove division (+256%), underpinned by higher volume sales (+5%) and ASP(+250%). This elevated 1HFY21 core net profit to RM2,182m (+10- fold).

Outlook. In our view, at current price levels, the weakness reflects an overly bearish reaction to expected decline in ASP in subsequent quarters ahead. We expect gloves players’ to benefit from weakening of the RM against the USD over the short to medium-term. YTD average USDMYR is RM4.11 compared to the current RM4.23. Since sales are USD- denominated, theoretically, a depreciating ringgit against the dollar will lead to more revenue receipts for glove makers. Overall, the group expect ASPs to decline gradually underpin by sustained demand post pandemic. Note that delivery lead time for certain industry players have been reduced, suggesting lower nitrile ASP ahead. The group is confident of strong demand being sustained with orders lined up till end-CY21 while capacity ramp-up is on track to commence gradually, staggered throughout Oct, Nov, and Dec. In the meantime, the planned capacity expansion over the next two years are as follows:- (i) Plant 20 located adjacent to Plants 18 and 19 with 1.5b pieces capacity which is expected to come on stream by early 2021 – 2 lines from Plant 18 have commenced production, (ii) a recently acquired land in Meru located adjacent to one of its current plants is earmarked for a single plant with 5b pieces capacity to be completed in two phases i.e. Phase 1 – 6 lines, 2b pieces commencing in 2H 2021 and Phase 2 – 10 lines, 3b pieces commencing in 1H 2022, and (iii) 12 lines with 4b pieces capacity to fully commission in 2HCY22 in Bidor. Upon completion, these three new plants will bring the group’s total installed capacity from 32b to 42.4b (+33%) pieces of gloves per annum.

Lowered our FY21E net profit by 8% as we factor in lower utilisation rate to 90% from 98% into our earnings model. Our FY22E ASP assumption remains at USD40/1,000 pieces.

Maintain OP. However, we conservatively lowered our TP from RM5.84 to RM5.00 based on 10x CY22E EPS (at -1.0SD below 5-year forward historical mean) (previously 11.7x). Our target PER is at a 50% discount to normalised 5-year pre-COVID-19 historical forward mean averaging 15- 18x. We still see significant value in Malaysian glove players which command 65-68% of global market share and have consistently evolve and innovate in terms of products and plant modernization via automations.

Key risks to our call include: (i) ASP falling steeper and sooner than expected and (ii) faster-than-expected vaccine roll-outs.

Source: Kenanga Research - 28 Jul 2021

Share this
Labels: KOSSAN

Related Stocks

Chart Stock Name Last Change Volume 
KOSSAN 2.60 -0.16 (5.80%) 14,856,600 

  Be the first to like this.
 


TOP ARTICLES

1. Rich Malaysians must do their bit: Follow China's example - Koon Yew Yin Koon Yew Yin's Blog
2. RECORD-HIGH EXPORTS GIVE INDONESIA MUCH-NEEDED BOOST FOR GROWTH (And these 7 Palm Oil Stocks will benefit, Calvin Tan Research THE INVESTMENT APPROACH OF CALVIN TAN
3. Technology : AIMFLEX , DNEX , INARI , UNISEM , VITROX 5G TECH MANUFACTURING
4. CBP解禁,顶级何去何从?/黄詝瀚 特雷观点 • Tradeview
5. Gloves - Talks on Windfall Tax Returns HLBank Research Highlights
6. Japanese doctor who lived to 105—his spartan diet, views on retirement, and other rare longevity tips THE INVESTMENT APPROACH OF CALVIN TAN
7. Kelington Group - Bonanza! And More to Come Kenanga Research & Investment
8. Kelington Group Bhd - Exceeding expectations with record win M+ Online Research Articles
APPS
I3 Messenger
Individual or Group chat with anyone on I3investor
MQ Trader
View candlestick stock charts with Technical indicators
MQ Affiliate
Be rewarded by being an MQ Affiliate
 
 

452  498  551  764 

ActiveGainersLosers
Top 10 Active Counters
 NameLastChange 
 KNM 0.265+0.005 
 FINTEC 0.0250.00 
 DNEX 0.80+0.04 
 EMICO 0.665+0.14 
 AT 0.06-0.005 
 PASUKGB-WA 0.0150.00 
 KTG 0.140.00 
 PASUKGB 0.1150.00 
 YB-LA 0.0750.00 
 TFP 0.225+0.005 
PARTNERS & BROKERS