Tinplate selling price remains moving upwards as stated by Johortin in the latest quarterly report.
Prospect - Johortin Steel price continue its uptrend and with the higher raw material costs, we will have to adjust our selling prices accordingly and this will create a challenging business environment for tin cans.
Currently, Persima was merely enjoyed net profit margin 9% in the latest QR, at much lower than export rebate given by China. The potential of margin hike is imminent in near future as Asia electrolytic tinplate prices is mostly driven by the influx of products from China with the fully refund of 13% VAT for export overseas.
Perstima is actually controlled by JFE Shoji, the second largest shareholder and the sole raw material (black plate) supplier. Electrolytic tinplate manufacturing does not require high capital intensive or technology skill. The high bearer of entry is to obtain reliability long term supply of black plate for producing electrolytic tinplate.
JFE Shoji and Nippon Steel don't sell the black plates to outsiders other than their related companies. It is highly capital intensive for setting up black plate production facilities as the products are typically catered to automobile and ship building markets. Black plate for producing electrolytic tinplate market is obviously too small in contributing to the turnover.
Information about the Philippines market as extracted from the funds raising in 2018:
1. Philippines has a population of approximately 100 million with no existing tinplate manufacturers 2. Tinplate in the Philippines are mainly sourced from other countries. (China, Korea & Japan) 3. The annual domestic demand is approximately 220,000 mt
Back to paying high dividend again after a one year break due to high capex requirement. If the upcoming 1st qtr result is good even in the middle of the pandemic, confirm it's a well managed, inelastic, monopolistic, low p/e and high dividend yield stock. Share price will explode. Cheers to all investors.
About the only issue with this counter is liquidity. There is very little free float. Even after their recent rights and bonus issue last year. Any big buyer put a squeeze on it, price will fly. But fundamentals are so so good.
Thanks stockraider. Totally agree with you. This is a high growth and high dividend stock waiting to be discovered and explode. When their Philippines plant start to contribute in a big way very soon, earnings growth is going to be exponential. But it is so small cap and the sellers are so far and few in between. Cheers.
New PERSTIMA tinning line in the Philippines expected to be operational by Q4-2021 Jan 20, 2021 Tenova reports that it has been contracted for a 200,000 tonnes/year new high-speed electrolytic tinning line with insoluble anodes by Perusahaan Sadur Timah Malaysia (PERSTIMA) Berhad, premier producer and supplier of high quality tinplate in South East Asia. This cutting-edge technology will be implemented in PERSTIMA’s plant in Batangas (Philippines). The electrolytic line is expected to be put into operation by Q4-2021. The electrolytic combined tin-plating and tin-free steel line will work at 550 meters/minute at entry/exit and 420 at the process section, for annual production of 200,000 tons. The steel strip will be 550-1000 mm wide and 0.10-0.60 mm thick, and the line will process all the main grades of steel for a product mix which will satisfy the most recent demand of the high-quality market. A minimum tin coating thickness of 1.1 g/m2 is guaranteed. The line is equipped with a dedicated section (cells and recirculation equipment) for the production of tin free steel process as well. Tenova will provide the state-of-the art automation with an enhanced Web-Based Level 2 and Roll Management Software to automatically schedule roll activities in the processing line. “Tenova insoluble anodes technology will permit an easier handling of the process section with highest safety for the operators. Tenova developed an advanced system for the tin-dissolution reactors, achieving very low tin losses in the sludges. This represents a very positive aspect both for economic and environmental reasons”, affirmed Giuseppe Zanzi, Tenova Italimpianti & Strip Processing Sales Manager SEA & India. “This new project will allow our customer to address the request of higher quality tinplate and TFS in the region, confirming our position in high-standards tin-plating market, after previous important contracts in Spain and in China, among the others”, affirmed Stefano Marelli, Tenova Global Sales Manager South East Asia. Finally, a further improvement in the quality of the tin-plate has been achieved through the development of special edge-masks. These devices prevent the “white edge defects” due to tin overcoating at the edges while processing strips with different widths. In addition, Tenova edge-mask design guarantees easy inspection and access to the cell. Tenova Insoluble Anode Technology with IGBT Rectifiers globally permits a large operating saving in tin and electrical consumption, guaranteeing the top of quality.
Normal behavior of such small cap illiquid counter. No more excitement after div. Furthermore with poor recent quarterly result. Unless next qtr result is going to be good. Then some excitement with insiders slowly and quietly buying.
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