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No Sign of Abating
_ In line with expectations. SKP Resources’ (SKP) 1QFY14 net profit came in at 19.5% of our full-year forecast. However, we consider this to be within expectation as we have factored in capacity expansion towards late-FY14.
_ Snapping the fall in revenue. SKP managed to reverse the drop in revenue with 1QFY14 revenue increased 22.9% QoQ to RM108.3mn. PBT margin surged to 11.2% (10.5% in 4QFY13), contributing to the increase in net profit by 29.6% QoQ to RM9.1mn. According to management, the increases in revenue and profit were due to increased orders from new and existing customers.
_ Affected by minimum wage policy. YoY, the group’s 1QFY14 net profit slipped 22.7% due to the implementation of minimum wage policy in Jan-13. This has resulted in PBT margin to slide from 12.8% in 1QFY13 to 11.2%.
_ Balance sheet still solid. The group’s net cash dropped slightly to RM88.8mn (from RM92.5mn in the preceding quarter) as the trade receivable shot up by 40% to RM105.5mn. Total net asset improved 7% to RM139mn.
_ No change to our FY14-15 earnings projections.
_ Promising 2014. We believe that SKP would secure additional orders from Dyson, thus factoring in capacity expansion in late-FY14. We understand from management that the company is currently negotiating with several land owners for land acquisition for its new plant. In addition, we expect increasing sales to come from customers like Sharp, Panasonic and Sony as well. Specifically, we expect the 2014 FIFA World Cup to boost the demand for consumer electronic like TV, which could possibly mean more business to SKP for manufacture of plastic parts and components
_ Potential dividend yield of 7.7%. Based on the company’s dividend policy of paying out 50% earnings as dividend, we project SKP to frank out 2.6sen/share for FY14, yielding 7.7%. A positive catalyst to share price is the hefty cash level of RM9.9sen/share in the company, which can be paid out as special dividend.