Capitaland - DBS Research 2017-02-17: Fortunes turning up

Capitaland - DBS Vickers 2017-02-17: Fortunes turning up CAPITALAND LIMITED C31.SI

Capitaland - Fortunes turning up

  • Robust set of FY16F results ahead of projections, driven by China residential segment.
  • Dividend sweetener, up 10% y-o-y which is projected to remain stable.
  • BUY with revised TP of S$3.85.

Improving earnings quality. 

  • Despite the recent run-up in share price, we continue to see good value in CapitaLand Limited (CAPL), trading at an attractive 0.8x P/NAV and 0.7x P/RNAV.
  • Our raised TP of S$3.85 now ascribes a 20% discount to RNAV (vs 25% before) given the projected completion of major projects in 2017 which will lift NAVs upwards. 
  • Coupled with opportunistic asset recycling of mature assets into its listed REITs/funds, we see re-rating opportunities going forward. BUY! 

Robust set of 2016 results coupled with a dividend sweetener.

  • FY16 Operating PATMI up 28% y-o-y to S$834.8m, or 84% of streets’ FY16 estimates, led by 10% growth in revenue (handover of units almost doubled y-o-y in China and 39% growth in revenue from Ascott with contributions from Cairnhill Nine project and full-year contribution from properties acquired in 2015). 
  • CapitaLand increased its dividends by 1 Sct to 10 Scts/share; dividend payout was stable at ~36%. 
  • Sustainability of payout is key and we believe the group will continue paying 10 Scts a share come 2017-2018.

2017 to be a banner year for the group. 

  • The group’s various business units are expected to deliver strongly in 2017.
  • Noteworthy are 
    1. S$161m in one-off gains to be recorded in 1Q17 post the bulk-sale of The Nassim in Singapore, 
    2. launching of 7,000 units in 2017 in China which will add to the un-recognised amount of RMB8.9bn in sales, and 
    3. the completion of close to 1 million sqm of retail GFA through the year which is expected to contribute significantly to recurring revenues.


  • Our target price of S$3.85 is based on a 20% discount to our adjusted RNAV of S$4.81/share.

Key Risks to Our View

  • Slowdown in Asian economies. The risk to our view is if there is a slowdown in Asian economies, especially China, which could dampen demand for housing and private consumption.

Rachel TAN DBS Vickers | Derek TAN DBS Vickers | http://www.dbsvickers.com/ 2017-02-17
DBS Vickers SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY Maintain BUY 3.85 Up 3.600