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Q&M Dental Group - Maybank Kim Eng 2021-05-18: A Reason To Smile

Q & M DENTAL GROUP (S) LIMITED (SGX:QC7) | SGinvestors.io Q & M DENTAL GROUP (S) LIMITED (SGX:QC7)

Q&M Dental Group - A Reason To Smile


Strong 1Q21 well on track; BUY

  • Q&M Dental Group (SGX:QC7)'s 1Q21 headline net profit soared 618% y-o-y to S$9.4m, partly boosted by disposal gains of S$4.3m from sale of its remaining 12.2% stake in Aidite. Excluding the one-off items, core earnings jumped by 198% to S$6.8m on total revenue of S$43.8m (+47% y-o-y), largely in line with MKE/consensus expectations.
  • Post results briefing, we stay positive on Q&M Dental Group on the back of robust organic growth with upside potential from better-than-expected testing business (versus our profit assumption of S$8m or 25.8% of underlying PATMI).



Good showing from core dental business

  • Turnover from dental/medical clinics rose 41% y-o-y to S$39.2m, mainly due to higher contribution from its existing outlets in Singapore. As at end- April, the Group has set up three new clinics in Singapore (Tampines Hub, Compassvale Crescent, and Orchard Central) and another two in Malaysia (Semenyih and Seremban).
  • Meanwhile, it has also secured leases for three new dental outlets locally (Bedok Reservoir, Jurong Yuhua, and Canberra), which are expected to commence operations later this year. Q&M Dental Group targets to open 10 new clinics in Singapore by 1H21 (+12% from 83 outlets in FY20).


Govt aggressively ramping up COVID-19 tests

  • Q&M Dental Group’s 51%-owned Acumen Diagnostics made its maiden contribution to bottomline in 1Q21, and is expected to grow for the rest of the year. According to MOH, the average daily number of swab tests over the past week has risen sharply to 76,400 (from ~34,600 in early Apr) given the recent spike of unlinked COVID-19 community cases.
  • Moving forward, it will continue to ramp up this business via automation to improve efficiency and productivity to cater for higher number of swab tests conducted by the government, as well as expanding its in-house laboratory testing to include serology test.

Dental services not impacted by latest restrictions






Eric Ong Maybank Kim Eng Research | https://www.maybank-ke.com.sg/ 2021-05-18
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 0.870 SAME 0.870



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