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Asian Pay Television Trust - Phillip Securities 2021-11-15: 2022 Dividends Maintained

ASIAN PAY TELEVISION TRUST (SGX:S7OU) | SGinvestors.io ASIAN PAY TELEVISION TRUST (SGX:S7OU)

Asian Pay Television Trust - 2022 Dividends Maintained

  • Asian Pay TV Trust (SGX:S7OU)'s 3Q21 results met our expectations. 9M21 revenue and EBITDA at 74%/77% of our FY21e forecasts. The company guided that FY22 DPU will be maintained at 1 cent.
  • 3Q21 free cash-flows of S$24mil supports the quarterly dividend payout of S$4.5mil and dividend yield of 7.4%.
  • Our FY21e forecast and target price of S$0.15 for Asian Pay TV Trust is maintained. Valuations of 9x FY21e EV/EBITDA are a 20% discount to Taiwanese peers on account of its smaller scale and higher leverage.
  • We downgrade our recommendation for Asian Pay TV Trust from BUY to ACCUMULATE due to the recent share price performance.



The Positives


Free cash-flows grew due to lower capex.

  • Free cash-flows generated was $24mil, providing sufficient support to the quarterly dividends of S$4.5mil. Growth in cash-flows stemmed from the S$10mil decline in capital expenditure and stable EBITDA.

Broadband revenue growth accelerating.

  • 3Q21 broadband net adds in subscribers was a record 10,000 to 274,000. Attractive pricing plus partnerships with various mobile operators helped. The rise in net adds was accompanied by an improvement in ARPU. Joint marketing with mobile operators has allowed Asian Pay TV Trust to widen their pool of customers. Mobile operators can sell bundled plans with Asian Pay TV Trust fixed broadband.


The Negative


Core cable secular weakness intact.

  • Cable TV subscribers have been on a decline for more than 15 quarters. The main factors are piracy, aggressive IPTV prices and a saturated cable TV market.


Outlook

  • Despite improving cash-flows, Asian Pay TV Trust will maintain DPU at S$0.01 for FY22. The focus is to reduce borrowings and refinance the more expensive offshore debt (interest margin 4.1% to 5.5%) with onshore facilities as net debt to EBITDA metrics improve.

Downgrade from BUY to ACCUMULATE with an unchanged target price of S$0.15






Paul Chew Phillip Securities Research | https://www.stocksbnb.com/ 2021-11-15
SGX Stock Analyst Report ACCUMULATE DOWNGRADE BUY 0.150 SAME 0.150



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