800 Super Holdings Ltd - Phillip Securities 2019-02-13: Ceasing Coverage

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800 Super Holdings Ltd - Ceasing Coverage

  • 800 SUPER HOLDINGS LIMITED (SGX:5TG)'s 2Q19 revenue in line with forecast. PATMI -3.2% lower than expected.
  • Lower profit due to ramp-up phase of new projects that are starting up; particularly the sludge treatment plant.
  • Next project in the pipeline is the Tuas South laundry plant.
  • Ceasing coverage due to reallocation of internal resources.



The Positives


 Sequential improvement in EBITDA, indicating that utilisation of fixed assets has picked-up.

  • 800 Super Holdings' 2Q19 EBITDA increased q-o-q by $0.41mn to $6.08mn, but depreciation increased q-o-q by only $0.21mn to $3.33mn. EBITDA is also +9% y-o-y higher, because of new projects that are coming online now, that were not present a year ago.

 Employee benefits expense kept under control.

  • Labour is the largest cost component (48% of opex) and it increased +16% y-o-y due to the commencement of the new projects. However, the increase was at a slower clip compared to the +27% y-o-y increase in revenue.


The Negatives


 Purchase of supplies and disposal charge out-paced revenue growth.

  • This expense grew by $5.54mn to $11.27mn or +97% y-o-y, which was faster than revenue growth. The higher expense was due to the Pasir Ris–Bedok public waste collection sector, biomass plant, sludge treatment plant and laundry plant.
  • We believe that disproportionate increase is attributable to the laundry plant that is not performing well.


 Y-o-y margins compression as projects are starting-up and not fully contributing.

  • We believe the sludge treatment plant is still not fully-utilised and likewise for the biomass plant. The energy generated by the biomass plant is used to power the sludge treatment plant. Utilisation of the biomass plant should increase in tandem with power demand from the sludge treatment facility as volumes increase.


Outlook

  • 800 Super Holdings's near-term PATMI is expected to be weaker y-o-y, due to transitional ramp-up of new projects. Further integration downtime is also likely to arise from the new Tuas South laundry plant which is expected to be completed in 1Q 2019.
  • The energy recovered from the sludge treatment plant will be used to power the laundry plant.


Ceasing coverage






Richard Leow CFA Phillip Securities Research | https://www.stocksbnb.com/ 2019-02-13
SGX Stock Analyst Report NOT RATED MAINTAIN NEUTRAL 99998 SAME 0.800



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