Valuetronics - CGS-CIMB Research 2020-03-10: Hold For 7.5% Yield, Strong Net Cash


Valuetronics - Hold For 7.5% Yield, Strong Net Cash

  • We cut our Valuetronics (SGX:BN2)'s FY20-22F EPS by 4.1-13.1% to account for Covid-19 disruptions, mixed customer outlook, and possible macro slowdown. Reiterate HOLD.
  • Cashflow generative, strong net cash of S$0.42/share, and 7.5% dividend yield are key positive attributes, and could limit downside for the stock.
  • Improved order visibility and customer gains could re-rate the stock. We would bargain hunt close to 1 s.d. below historical mean (6.2x forward P/E).

EPS cuts on Covid-19 and supply chain disruption

  • Valuetronics' share price has de-rated since the Covid-19 outbreak, factoring in the revenue loss and supply chain disruptions as both its factories are based in Huizhou, China (apart from a leased site in Vietnam which formed less than 10% of production capacity).
  • While operations have resumed in the week of 17 Feb, production levels remain below pre-CNY level due to shutdown of cities and limited transportation facilities.
  • Management warned of potentially y-o-y lower 2HFY20 revenue on disruption to original planned delivery schedules. Our FY20F EPS falls by 13.1% to reflect 1.5-2 months of affected productivity.

Rising macro risks, mixed customer outlook

  • Our cross-checks with Valuetronics’ major customers found mixed near-term outlook while secular trends remain intact. Its consumer lifestyle and smart lighting businesses, which formed c.30% and less than 10% of 2QFY20 topline respectively, continue to see tailwinds from increasing market penetration and new product launches at multiple price points.
  • Covid-19 uncertainty has, however, impacted consumer spending, causing a decline in China online sales for grooming products. For the industrial and commercial electronics (ICE) segment, we believe higher telecommunication and printer demand (c.30% of revenue) could help mitigate some sales weakness in auto (c.20%). Our FY21- 22F EPS cuts are premised on possibly weaker consumer sentiment.

Cash is king

  • We still like Valuetronics for its robust balance sheet (zero debt with HK$1.03bn cash at end- 2QFY20) and consistent track record of positive free cashflow generation, which could buffer against macro challenges.
  • We expect Valuetronics to maintain its 25 HKcts DPS over FY20-22F, translating into 7.5% dividend yield. This, coupled with inexpensive valuation of 7.7x FY21F P/E, could also make it an attractive M&A target, in our view.
  • Total capex for its Vietnam expansion is estimated to be not more than HK$170m, including land use rights. Management does not intend to tap on any borrowings for the Vietnam expansion.

Reiterate HOLD with 7.5% dividend yield support

NGOH Yi Sin CGS-CIMB Research | https://www.cgs-cimb.com 2020-03-10
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