Sembcorp Industries - OCBC Investment 2019-06-04: Positive Long-Term Prospects

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Sembcorp Industries - Positive Long-Term Prospects




Impact of US-CH trade tensions

  • As trade tensions between the US and China intensify, investors have been wondering about the impact on their investments. For SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES LTD (SGX:U96), the direct impact is not significant, given that it provides utilities, water and waste management and power services which are essential in nature.
  • There is, however, a positive indirect impact as Sembcorp Industries, having expertise in the development of industrial parks, is well-placed to benefit from more company relocations from China to peripheral economies like Vietnam. There will also be higher electricity growth as Vietnam’s economy expands. This is the same for Thailand, though Sembcorp Industries has no significant presence there.


Long history in Vietnam

  • Sembcorp Industries has a long history in Vietnam, as the first Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) celebrated its 20th anniversary just a few years ago. Ever since, more VSIPs have been completed and it was announced in 2017 that Sembcorp Industries is eyeing an eighth industrial park in the country.
  • Indeed, Sembcorp Industries has been seeing a growing demand in industrial land, with sales and new commitments increasing in 2018 as the VSIP projects benefitted from a trend in which companies are looking to diversify their manufacturing bases. Vietnam is well-placed to benefit due to its competitive labour market, tax incentives and improved access to other markets given its multiple trade agreements.


Monitoring SMM’s capex and working capital needs






Low Pei Han CFA OCBC Investment Research | https://www.iocbc.com/ 2019-06-04
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 3.03 DOWN 3.130



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