IHH Healthcare - Maybank Kim Eng 2021-06-01: Staying Nimble

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IHH Healthcare - Staying Nimble


IHH Healthcare is trading below mean valuation; maintain BUY

  • IHH Healthcare (SGX:Q0F)'s 1Q21 results was driven by the COVID 19-related services. However, 2Q21 results could be weaker as Singapore and Malaysia (59% of Group’s EBITDA in 1Q21) could be temporarily affected by the renewed lockdowns.
  • Maintain our earnings forecasts, BUY call and SOP-based target price of MYR6.30 for IHH Healthcare.
  • We like IHH Healthcare for its undemanding 12-month forward EV/EBITDA of 15x (5-year mean: 20x) and clear strategies in raising its profitability.



IHH's earnings within expectation

  • Excluding the exceptional items (totalling positive MYR40m), IHH Healthcare's 1Q21 core net profit of MYR336m (+77% y-o-y, -10% q-o-q) accounted for 30% and 33% of our and street’s full-year estimates. We consider the results to be within our expectation as 2Q21 could be sequentially weaker.
  • Separately, IHH Healthcare's 12-month trailing ROE of 4.5% (FY20: 3%) is near management’s target of at least 5% by 2024.


1Q21: Strong y-o-y growth across all key markets

  • Key takeaways on IHH Healthcare's 1Q21 results:
    • On a y-o-y basis, occupancy rates of 54%/43%/62% for Singapore, Malaysia and India remained below pre-COVID-19 level. Meanwhile, Acibadem’s occupancy rate of 75% was higher than pre-COVID 19 level (1Q20: 72%) on the return of the foreign patients (16% of Acibadem’s revenue);
    • All marketsrevenue of Singapore, India, Malaysia and Acibadem respectively. Additionally, Singapore unit also received government grant of MYR12m in 1Q21 (3% of Singapore’s EBITDA);
    • GHK registered EBITDA loss of MYR25m in 1Q21 (vs. MYR37m in 1Q20) on occupancy rate of 56% (1Q20: 55%) and management expects GHK to achieve EBITDA breakeven by end-FY21.


2Q21: Could be affected by the renewed lockdowns






Lee Yen Ling Maybank Kim Eng Research | https://www.maybank-ke.com.sg/ 2021-06-01
SGX Stock Analyst Report BUY MAINTAIN BUY 2.02 SAME 2.070



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