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Top Glove - Maybank Research 2022-03-10: Profit Fell Short; Below Expectations

TOP GLOVE CORPORATION BHD (SGX:BVA) | SGinvestors.io TOP GLOVE CORPORATION BHD (SGX:BVA)

Top Glove - Profit Fell Short; Below Expectations

  • Top Glove (SGX:BVA)’s 2QFY22 net profit of MYR87.5m was below our and consensus full-year estimates. Management expects margin outlook to stay challenging on rising raw material costs, partially cushioned by better utilisation and efficiency rates.
  • Top Glove remains cautious and has scaled back on its expansion plan. It has also put its Hong Kong listing plan on hold for now.
  • We lower our FY22/23/24 earnings forecasts for Top Glove by -40% to -48%. Post earnings adjustments, our target price for Top Glove is lowered to MYR0.91 (on an unchanged 13x CY23 PER). Maintain SELL.



Top Glove's 2QFY22 profit more than halved y-o-y and q-o-q

  • Top Glove's 2QFY22 (Dec 2021 to Feb 2022) net profit of MYR87.5m (-97% y-o-y, -53% q-o-q) lifted 1HFY22 (Sep 2021 to Feb 2022) net profit to MYR273m (-95% y-o-y), accounting for just 30%/34% of our and consensus full-year estimates.
  • We attribute the weaker-than-expected earnings performance to lower utilisation rate (60% vs our assumption of 75%) and higher-than-expected raw material costs. The sharp y-o-y decline in 1H22 earnings was due to lower ASP and utilisation rate as well as the inclusion of the prosperity tax.


Highlights from Top Glove's 2QFY22 conference call

  • Despite the 16% q-o-q decline in blended ASP to US$27/k pcs, Top Glove's 2QFY22 revenue just declined by -9% q-o-q thanks to higher sales volume (+10% q-o-q) and better utilisation rate of 60% in 2QFY22 (from 50%+ in 1QFY22). Nevertheless, Top Glove's 2QFY22 net profit declined sharply mainly due to higher raw material costs. As a result, EBITDA margin was down -57ppt y-o-y and - 8ppt q-o-q to 13.3%.
  • Top Glove expects sales and utilisation rate to improve in the coming quarters as customers’ restocking activities are gaining momentum. Higher utilisation (76% in Mar 22) and efficiency rates should help to cushion the impact from higher raw material prices.

Top Glove - Earnings adjustments






Wong Wei Sum CFA Maybank Research | https://www.maybank-ke.com.sg/ 2022-03-10
SGX Stock Analyst Report SELL MAINTAIN SELL 0.30 DOWN 0.520



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