Yangzijiang Shipbuilding - OCBC Investment 2020-09-28: Diversifying Its Portfolio

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Yangzijiang Shipbuilding - Diversifying Its Portfolio




Price action since last report

  • Since our last HOLD-rated report on 4 May 2020, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding's share price has posted flattish performance – the stock has been trading within the S$0.90 – S$1.05 range in the last few months and closed at S$0.98 on 25 September 2020, compared to the closing price of S$0.985 prior to our 4 May report. In comparison, the broader market, as measured by the STI, was down ~6% over the same period.


Outstanding order book of US$2.6b

  • In 1H20, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (SGX:BS6) secured new orders of 15 vessels worth a total of US$517m, which was more than double that of 1H19.
  • Recall that Yangzijiang Shipbuilding clinched new orders for 21 vessels worth a total of US$830m in 2019. As at end June 2020, the group’s outstanding order book was US$2.6b, made up of 62 vessels. This will keep the group’s yard facilities at a healthy utilization rate till early 2022 and provide a stable revenue stream for at least the next 1.5 years.


Looking to enter VLCC segment

  • Meanwhile, according to TradeWinds (“China’s Yangzijiang Shipbuilding gears up for VLCC debut”, 23 September 2020), Yangzijiang Shipbuilding is looking to enter the VLCC segment by acquiring a “half-built” newbuilding from another yard.
  • According to TradeWinds’ sources, the group is in talks with Jinhai Intelligent Manufacturing (formerly Jinhai Heavy Industry) to buy the 30,000 dwt crude carrier that has been idle in the yard for more than two years. This vessel was originally ordered by GC Tankers, a unit of HNA Group.
  • Recall that Yangzijiang Shipbuilding made its debut in the crude tanker segment when it acquired a half-built vessel by Rongsheng in 2017. Should Yangzijiang Shipbuilding enter the VLCC segment, it would be consistent with management’s previous comments that it seeks to grow its product portfolio and VLCC is one of the new areas of focus.

Maintain FV of S$1.05






OCBC Research Team OCBC Investment Research | https://www.iocbc.com/ 2020-09-28
SGX Stock Analyst Report HOLD MAINTAIN HOLD 1.05 SAME 1.05



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