Raffles Medical Group - Maybank Kim Eng 2020-07-27: Signs Of Recovery Priced In

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Raffles Medical Group - Signs Of Recovery Priced In


Downgrade to HOLD as risk reward turns neutral

  • Raffles Medical Group (SGX:BSL)'s 1H20 PATMI fell 38.2% y-o-y to SGD17.2m, missing our/ consensus forecasts amid challenging conditions due to Covid-19. Excluding China operations, PAT would have fallen only 3.7%.
  • We trim FY20-22E EPS by 4-5% although our DCF-based Target Price stays at SGD0.99 (WACC: 9%, LTG: 3%) as tweaks were mostly non-cash.
  • Due to insufficient upside, we downgrade Raffles Medical to HOLD, although we are positive towards
    1. the returning of local patients; and
    2. secular growth from population aging and new China hospitals.



Revenue resilience as Raffles Medical aids in Covid-19 battle

  • Raffles Medical's 1H20 revenue fell 5.4% y-o-y to SGD241.4m. Hospital services declined 14.5% y-o-y due to deferrals for elective surgeries and fewer offshore patients. This was cushioned by a 6.8% increase in healthcare services division from services to tackle Covid-19 in Singapore (e.g. air-border screening, swabbing of foreign workers, etc).
  • Revenue was also shored up by government-subsidised patients to keep public hospital capacity for Covid-19 patients. Raffles Medical has also obtained a licence for Covid-19 PCR and serology testing.


Local patients are returning

  • In Jun-20, all key services resumed with the relaxation of the circuit breaker and local patient volumes are beginning to recover to pre-Covid- 19 levels. If conditions permit, Raffles Medical is keen to open Raffles Hospital Shanghai within this year, or in early FY21. Raffles Hospital Chongqing’s EBITDA loss run-rate is still expected to be contained within SGD2-3m per quarter (comparable to FY19).


Return of foreign patients is the key swing factor






Lai Gene Lih CFA Maybank Kim Eng Research | https://www.maybank-ke.com.sg/ 2020-07-27
SGX Stock Analyst Report HOLD DOWNGRADE BUY 0.990 SAME 0.990



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