Avi-Tech Electronics - RHB Invest 2020-02-17: Superb 2Q20, Likely Stellar FY20F; Keep BUY

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Avi-Tech Electronics - Superb 2Q20, Likely Stellar FY20F; Keep BUY

  • Keep BUY with a new DCF-based SGD0.50 Target Price from SGD0.44, 28% upside with c.6% FY20F (Jun) yield.
  • Avi-Tech Electronics (SGX:BKY) reported a strong 2Q20, with PATMI surging 46.7% y-o-y to SGD1.4m.
  • The semiconductor sector’s slowdown has likely bottomed out for the company, and its quarterly performance should improve ahead. FY20 ought to be a much better year, with earnings having likely bottomed in FY19.
  • We remain positive on the stock, and lift our Target Price after adjusting FY20F EPS by +12%.



Likely a strong FY20F, led by the burn-in revenue segment.

  • With the sector slowdown in effect since 2018, we believe the correction has bottomed – so the outlook should improve, especially with China and the US having struck a Phase 1 trade deal. Avi-Tech’s performance should continue to pick up in 2HFY20, with strong growth from burn-in services, which has much higher gross margins. This, coupled with previously done cost-cutting measures, should help improve margins as well.
  • Avi-Tech’s gross margin improved significantly to 39.7% in 2QFY20 from 27.9% 1QFY19. We expect it to continue charting strong performances as we move into 2HFY20.


6.4% yield with improving fundamentals.

  • With a net cash balance sheet and strong operating FCF, management should continue to reward shareholders with attractive dividends despite the drop in profits.
  • For FY19, a total of 2.3 cents DPS was declared, translating into a PATMI payout ratio of 84.7%. A higher interim DPS of 1 cent was paid in 2QFY20 vs 0.8 cents a year ago due to its strong performance. See Avi-Tech Dividend History.
  • We expect management to reward shareholders with the same or more going forward, despite a special dividend given in FY19.


We maintain our call.






Jarick Seet RHB Securities Research | https://www.rhbinvest.com.sg/ 2020-02-17
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 0.50 UP 0.440



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