China Sunsine Chemical Holdings Ltd - Phillip Securities 2019-05-03: Soft Sunshine

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China Sunsine Chemical Holdings Ltd - Soft Sunshine

  • CHINA SUNSINE CHEMICAL HLDGS LTD. (SGX:CH8)'s 1Q19 revenue and net profit missed our expectation due mainly to lower ASP. ASP fell to a 7-quarter low.
  • Maintain high margins amid volume growth (Gross profit/tonne dropped 24.8% y-o-y or 2.3% q-o-q).
  • Recent Yancheng accident and the recovery of crude oil price could support raw material prices.
  • We revise down FY19e EPS by 4.1% to 21.1 SG cents and FY20e EPS by 6.4% to 22.1 SG cents. Based on an unchanged required rate of return of 10%, we maintained our BUY recommendation with a lower target price of S$1.43.



Positives


Maintain high margins amid volume growth.

  • China Sunsine's 1Q19 GPM and NPM arrived at 34.3% and 16.1%, compared to 34.3% and 14.1% in 4Q18 respectively (1Q18 GPM and NPM: 34.8% and 17.4%). Gross profit/tonne dropped 24.8% y-o-y or 2.3% q-o-q to RMB6,163/tonne during the period.
  • The expanded spread between ASP and raw material (main: aniline) prices resulted in the high level of margins.
  • Meanwhile, the new capacities (respective 10,000-tonne of accelerator TBBS and Insoluble Sulphur) realised a full quarter performance during 1Q19. However, owing to the long Chinese New Year holiday, 1Q19 sales volume could reflect less than 90% of the capacities which were above 90% or fully utilised.


Negatives


ASP fell to a 7-quarter low:

  • The weaker profitability was mainly attributable to the plunge of ASP which arrived at RMB17.6k/tonne (-24.1% y-o-y or 7.8% q-o-q) in 1Q19.
  • Meanwhile, aniline price nosedived by 51.9% y-o-y or 19.7% q-o-q to RMB4.9k/tonne during the period.


Outlook

  • Apart from the drop of aniline price, the current ASP headwind also comes from intense peer competition which results from the resumption of operation after their technological upgrade and improvement of environmental protection and safety production. However, the Yancheng explosion triggered the government to undertake a series of heightened safety inspections which stalled the productivities of the chemical industry across the nation. The accident is expected to support the raw material prices from dropping further. Market leaders could be benefited as the event will strengthen the industry consolidation.
  • On the other hand, the recovering crude oil prices that bottomed out since Jan-19 will also support the chemical raw material prices. We expect China Sunsine to continue to enjoy the 30%+ GPM for FY19e. The catalyst is still the ramp-up of capacity that the group is ready to implement with sufficient capital and authority approvals. We believe the rest planned 20,000-tonne TBBS capacity could be realised in the foreseeable future. The increase in sales volume could mitigate the impact of the unfavourable lower ASP.


Maintain BUY with a lower Target Price of S$1.43

  • We revise down FY19e EPS by 4.1% to 21.1 SG cents and FY20e EPS by 6.4% to 22.1 SG cents.
  • Based on an unchanged required rate of return of 10%, we maintained our BUY recommendation with a lower target price of S$1.43.





Chen Guangzhi Phillip Securities Research | https://www.stocksbnb.com/ 2019-05-03
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 1.43 DOWN 1.550



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