Wilmar International - Maybank Kim Eng 2020-11-02: Wind In Its Sails

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Wilmar International - Wind In Its Sails


Valuations lagging operational delivery

  • Wilmar International (SGX:F34) reported a strong 3Q20 PAT that was well ahead of Street & MKE. This was driven by both volume and margin recovery in China where COVID-19 and ASF are easing. Other key markets – such as India and Indonesia – are expected see improved demand in 2021E.
  • We estimate Wilmar's positive earnings momentum to carry through to 2021E.
  • While the special dividend announced after successfully listing YKA is lower than expected, there are likely to be further catalysts going forward including share buybacks and additional carve outs and listings.
  • We have raised our Wilmar's target price to S$5.40. With 34% upside, maintain BUY.







A strong 4Q20 finish? Positive momentum in 2021E

  • Wilmar's 3Q20 core-PAT increased 20% y-o-y and 30% q-o-q. Total volumes increased 16% y-o-y and EBITDA/ton increased 3% y-o-y. Restaurant/Hotels demand normalising in China and improved crushing margins as farmers restock swine herds following African Swine Flu are key drivers.
  • We have raised Wilmar's 2020E-2022E PAT by 1-16% to reflect improving conditions.


YKA gap remains wide. More catalysts going forward?

  • Despite YKA (300999 CH) – which generates ~60% of group revenues - trading 79% higher from its IPO, Wilmar’s Singapore market cap is 50% lower.
  • The announcement of a S$0.065 special-DPS (15% of IPO proceeds) is disappointing – given the parent’s potential for savings on capex funding. Nevertheless, we believe a high final dividend is potentially possible underpinned by the strong recovery in 2H20. We estimate a 50% payout ratio (c. 45% 2019) plus the special dividend should deliver a yield of 7.3%.
  • Additionally, Management claims they are considering share buy backs to support the current share price. Management is also not discounting carve outs of other high growth segments such as India and Indonesia going forward, which may unlock further value, in our view.

Upgrade Target Price to S$5.40. Maintain BUY






Thilan Wickramasinghe Maybank Kim Eng Research | https://www.maybank-ke.com.sg/ 2020-11-02
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 5.40 UP 5.240



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