Sheng Siong Group - OCBC Investment 2020-04-30: Strong Sales Boosted By Higher Demand

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Sheng Siong Group - Strong Sales Boosted By Higher Demand

  • Strong sales boosted by COVID-19.
  • Same store sales were key driver in 1Q.
  • Increasing Fair Value from S$1.45 to S$1.64.



Elevated demand as people load up…

  • Sheng Siong (SGX:OV8)’s 1Q20 result was above our estimates due to stronger-than-expected sales. 1Q20 revenue grew 30.7% y-o-y to S$328.7m, while PATMI rose 48.2% y-o-y to S$28.7m, mainly attributed to higher Chinese New Year sales and elevated demand after the Singapore government changed the DORSCON level to Orange in February – in view of the rising concern over the spread of COVID-19.
  • Unlike other quarters, same store sales were the key revenue driver this quarter. Of the 30.7% increase in revenue, 19.7 ppt was contributed by comparable same store sales and 9.0 ppt by new stores, with the remaining 2.0 ppt from the stores in China.
  • Gross profit margin increased to 27.0% (0.9 ppt up y-o-y), largely due to better sales of household brands which carry higher margins and slightly lower input prices of non-fresh products on the back of diversified sourcing to cope with elevated demand.




Sheng Siong to open 3 stores in FY20, bringing total to 64 in Singapore

  • As at 31 Mar 2020, Sheng Siong has 61 stores in Singapore.
  • We understand from management that Sheng Siong has secured two new HDB stores and also won a tender for a shop in Potong Pasir Community Club. Renovation and opening of these three stores are slightly delayed due to the current Circuit Breaker (CB) period in Singapore. The stores are likely to open in 3Q20. With these additional stores, SSG’s total store count will increase to 64 with retail area of 575,160 square feet in Singapore.


Expecting stronger 2Q20, but demand could come off after CB is lifted






Chu Peng OCBC Investment Research | https://www.iocbc.com/ 2020-04-30
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 1.64 UP 1.450



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