Wednesday, August 7, 2013

HI-P: Posts 2Q2013 Net Profit Of S$10.9m

HI-P: Posts 2Q2013 Net Profit Of S$10.9m
Written by Sim Kih
Sunday, 04 August 2013

HI-P INTERNATIONAL is expecting better revenue and profit in the quarters ahead after posting 2Q2013 profit after tax of S$10.9 million, reversing a loss-making quarter a year ago.

2Q2013 sales grew 13.2% year-on-year to S$285 million on increased orders.
"The increased orders were mainly driven by wireless customers including Apple, Motorola and Blackberry,” said DBS Vickers analyst Tan Ai Teng in her report dated 2 August 2013.


She maintained her ‘Buy’ call on Hi-P and raised her target price for the stock to 97 cents from 88 cents previously.

Her valuation is based on FY13/FY14 EPS while maintaining a target PE pegged at a historical mean of 16x.

“We believe Hi-P is expecting 2H2013 to better 1H2013 because of new wireless models such as the new Blackberry 10 line of phones, iPhone 5S/6 and Motorola X.

"Tablets-wise, there is speculation that iPad 5 and an upgraded Kindle will hit the market,” said Ms Tan in her report.
Highlights of 2Q2013 results include:
> 2Q2013 profit after tax surged 58.1% quarter-on-quarter
> Bottom line turnaround due to better product mix
> Net cash position improved by 148.8% to S$85.2 million as at 30 June 2013 compared to S$34.3 million as at 31 December 2012

The company is constructing a factory in Nantong and expects FY2013 capital expenditure to be S$80 million.

"The market is volatile and we are making great effort to mitigate this volatility by developing new capabilities," said executive chairman Yao Hsiao Tung at a briefing in Fullerton Hotel on Friday morning.

More than twenty analysts and fund managers met Hi-P’s management at the event.

Below is a summary of questions raised at the briefing, and the replies provided by Mr Yao, chief financial officer Samuel Yuen and chief operating officer Gary Ho.

Q: Was there any forex impact on your cost of sales?

Samuel: There was some impact from the RMB appreciating against the USD in 2Q2013.  We have hedged cash flow since 4Q2012.  This mitigates our forex exposure.

Q: What was utilization in 2Q2013 and what will it be in 2H2013?

Samuel: Utilization was lower than 50% during 1H2013.  We expect utilization to increase to over 60% in 2H2013.  We are using existing machinery to handle new orders and the growth expected in 2H2013.  At the same time, we are investing capital expenditure to upgrade and replace our existing machinery.  We expect to start operating our Nantong plant early next year.


2013Aug2stktable
Q: Why do you need to have a new plant when utilization is only around 50% to 60%?

Mr Yao: There is very little expenditure on new equipment.  The capex is mainly for building the factory and refurbishment for consolidation.

Q: How is the yield rate on your new programs?

Mr Yao: Our yield rate improvement on our learning curve for new projects is pretty sharp.  Yield rate is lower at the beginning of new projects, but we are catching up very quickly.

Q: Some customers are looking to diversify their supplier base.  Have you gained market share with existing customers?

Gary: We continue to be given allocation from all new projects of existing customers.  We get proportionately more orders when customers increase production volume.

Mr Yao: We are getting more market share through greater allocation from the same customers.  We are also trying to diversify and develop new capabilities to align with market trends.

Q: How has the credit crunch in China impacted you?

Samuel: It has not impacted us as we are in a net cash position.  If a strategic supplier has cash flow problems, we try to see what we can do to help.

Q: 12% is a small free float.  Yet, you are still buying back Hi-P shares.  Is there any plan to go private?
Mr Yao: I am very clear we are not going private.

Samuel: 12% may seem small but there are over 100 million shares in the 12% free float.

Q: Has there been any change in customers' demand forecast pattern?

Gary: Most customers place orders a month ahead.  Some place orders 3 months ahead.  Every week, they provide an update on order forecast.  The rolling 12-month forecast is updated weekly.

Q: How will 2H2013 cashflow look like?

Samuel: There will be more capex.  There will also be higher sales and higher working capital.  We are expecting a positive net cash position at year-end, but it will be slightly lower than what we have now.


Source/Extract/Excerpts/来源/转贴/摘录: http://www.nextinsight.net/
Publish date:04/08/13

No comments:

Post a Comment

Warren E. Buffett(沃伦•巴菲特)
Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful
别人贪婪时我恐惧, 别人恐惧时我贪婪
投资只需学好两门课: 一,是如何给企业估值,二,是如何看待股市波动
吉姆·罗杰斯(Jim Rogers)
“错过时机”胜于“搞错对象”:不会全军覆没!”
做自己熟悉的事,等到发现大好机会才投钱下去

乔治·索罗斯(George Soros)

“犯错误并没有什么好羞耻的,只有知错不改才是耻辱。”

如果操作过量,即使对市场判断正确,仍会一败涂地。

李驰(中国巴菲特)
高估期间, 卖对, 不卖也对, 买是错的。
低估期间, 买对, 不买也是对, 卖是错的。

Tan Teng Boo


There’s no such thing as defensive stocks.Every stock can be defensive depending on what price you pay for it and what value you get,
冷眼(冯时能)投资概念
“买股票就是买公司的股份,买股份就是与陌生人合股做生意”。
合股做生意,则公司股份的业绩高于一切,而股票的价值决定于盈利。
价值是本,价格是末,故公司比股市重要百倍。
曹仁超-香港股神/港股明灯
1.有智慧,不如趁势
2.止损不止盈
成功者所以成功,是因为不怕失败!失败者所以失败,是失败后不再尝试!
曾淵滄-散户明灯
每逢灾难就是机会,而是在灾难发生时贱价买股票,然后放在一边,耐性地等灾难结束
  • Selected Indexes 52 week range

  • Margin of Safety

    Investment Clock

    World's First Interactive Investment Clock