Micro-Mechanics Holdings Ltd - Phillip Securities 2020-11-02: Record Revenue & Profits


Micro-Mechanics Holdings Ltd - Record Revenue & Profits

  • Micro Mechanics (SGX:5DD)'s 1Q21 revenue and net profit exceeded our expectations by 10% due to better-than-expected sales. Revenue rose 18% y-o-y to S$18.1mn. PATMI was up 42% y-o-y to S$4.7mn. Both were record highs.
  • We raise Micro Mechanics's FY21e earnings by 9% and Target Price to S$2.93 from S$2.50. Our Target Price remains based on 18x FY21e PE (ex-cash).
  • There are no direct comparables to Micro Mechanics. We benchmarked our valuations to the average PE for global back-end semiconductor equipment companies. Growth to be underpinned by an upswing in the semiconductor cycle and new customers in the U.S.
  • That said, downgrade Micro Mechanics to ACCUMULATE from BUY as we believe some of the positives have been priced in after recent rally of Micro Mechanics share price.

The Positives

Record quarterly revenue of S$18.1mn.

  • Revenue rose 18% y-o-y. Countries responsible were Singapore (+129%) and the U.S. (+24%). New projects from the U.S. as well as a resumption of work in the U.S. and Malaysia following lockdowns in the June quarter likely played a part.

Gross margins at a 2-year high.

  • Following its lumpy capacity expansion in FY18, economies of scale have kicked in and revenue has increased to cover its additional fixed costs. New products also typically command higher margins.

Operating cash flow more than doubled.

  • 1Q21 operating cash flow of S$7.1mn was more than double the S$3.2mn achieved a year ago.
  • Micro Mechanics's net cash was S$25.5mn, up from S$19mn a year ago.

The Negative

Spurt in capex.

  • Capex spiked 4x y-o-y to S$2mn. Micro Mechanics continues to guide for S$4-5mn for FY21. Capex front-loading might have been due to a surge in demand from customers.


  • The cycle recovery remains nascent and growth this year should be further supported by new projects from its front-end semiconductor customer in the U.S. We believe the contribution could be almost 10% of revenue in FY21e.

Downgrade to ACCUMULATE, albeit with higher Target Price of S$2.93 (from S$2.50)

Paul Chew Phillip Securities Research | https://www.stocksbnb.com/ 2020-11-02
SGX Stock Analyst Report ACCUMULATE DOWNGRADE BUY 2.93 UP 2.500