Aztech Global - CGS-CIMB Research 2021-04-22: Blinking Growth; Initiate Coverage With ADD

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Aztech Global - Blinking Growth; Initiate Coverage With ADD

  • Johor plant’s area expansion by 89% underway by 1H21F to support 30% higher volume production from Customer A, according to management.
  • We forecast Aztech to deliver a 18.4% net profit CAGR between FY21F and FY23F from strong IoT demand and a robust order book.
  • Initiate coverage on Aztech with an ADD rating. The group’s order book stands at $489m as of end 1Q21.



Top 10 best smart security camera in US

  • Aztech Global (SGX:8AZ) is an electronics manufacturing service provider to blue chip brand owners, primarily for their Internet-of-Things (IoT) and data communication products. Smart security cameras manufactured by Aztech was voted among the top ten best smart security cameras for 2021 according to Safewise.com.
  • With the global IoT market set to deliver a 20.8% CAGR to reach US$425.2bn by 2023F according to Frost & Sullivan, we believe decreasing average prices of IoT sensors will further accelerate adoption rates.
  • IoT-related revenue accounted for ~88% of Aztech’s FY20 revenue and we believe should drive future net profit growth, given its higher margin profile.


Factory expansion by 89% is underway to support volume increase

  • Key takeaways from our company visit include:
    1. a factory expansion of 89% to ~86,000 sq ft, which is underway at Aztech’s Johor Bahru plant in Malaysia,
    2. Customer A’s (major customer accounting for over 60% FY20 revenue) guidance for an over 30% increase in volume production of its smart security cameras in FY21F, and
    3. Aztech’s expectation of a stronger order book and to potentially start manufacturing a new line of products for Customer A in 2H21F.
  • We believe Aztech’s smart profit CAGR to achieve net profit margins of 11.6%-11.9% between FY21-23F.


New contracts win and completing the smart home value chain

  • As at end-1Q21, Aztech has secured 11 new opportunity for Aztech to further expand its IoT product manufacturing portfolio within the smart home value chain to drive its multi-year earnings runway, in our view.


Initiate coverage on Aztech with ADD






William TNG CFA CGS-CIMB Research | Darren ONG CGS-CIMB Research | https://www.cgs-cimb.com 2021-04-22
SGX Stock Analyst Report ADD INITIATE ADD 1.91 SAME 1.91



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