Koda - CGS-CIMB Research 2021-06-21: Original Design Furniture Manufacturer

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Koda - Original Design Furniture Manufacturer

  • Koda Ltd was founded in 1972 as a sole proprietorship. Today, Koda (SGX:BJZ) is listed on the Main Board of the SGX.
  • Management guides that Koda has seen higher demand for its products due to work-from-home arrangements to combat the spread of COVID-19.
  • Koda has been in a net cash position over the past five years and trades at a 1.4% discount to its end-Dec 20 book value per share of S$0.735.



Koda Ltd - Established in 1972

  • Koda Ltd was founded in 1972 as a sole proprietorship operating out of a small workshop producing wooden cabinets. The group has since progressed to having factories in Malaysia and Vietnam and was listed on the SGX in 2002.
  • Today, Koda has an extensive range of offerings, including solid-wood dining, living room and bedroom furniture. It also has its own retail brand, Commune, which targets high-end customers with trendy designs and contemporary lifestyle furniture and accessories.
  • As of end-Jun 2020, Koda had 75 Commune outlets in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, China and Australia.


Commune - Singapore homegrown furniture design and lifestyle company

  • Established in 2011, Commune is a homegrown furniture design and lifestyle company that originated in Singapore. It has its own in-house design team and the products are manufactured at its own factories in Malaysia and Vietnam.
  • According to its website disclosure, Commune uses eco-conscious timber imported from different lighting conditions.


Koda's 1HFY21 net profit exceeded that of FY6/20

  • Koda’s 1HFY21 (Jul 2020 to Dec 2020) net profit of US$4.8m exceeded FY20’s net profit of US$4.3m. Management attributed the 1HFY21 performance to higher demand for the resurgence of COVID-19 infections and the US-China trade tensions.
  • Koda believes it can remain profitable in FY21F given the improving production efficiency and cost-cutting measures, as per FY20 results commentary.


Trading at a 1.4% discount to 1HFY21 book value per share






William TNG CFA CGS-CIMB Research | https://www.cgs-cimb.com 2021-06-21
SGX Stock Analyst Report NOT RATED MAINTAIN NOT RATED 99998.000 SAME 99998.000



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