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Author: simonsg   |   Latest post: Tue, 13 Dec 2022, 10:52 AM


ST Engineering - Signs 5-Year Engine Maintenance Deal; BUY

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  • ST Engineering has signed a 5-year deal with Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE) to provide engine maintenance (shop visit) offload for the CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines. As these engines are used on narrow body aircraft, we believe the agreement will allow ST Engineering to benefit from the expected revival in global air travel. We believe it should be able to deliver defensive earnings growth, aided by revival in the aerospace business.
  • Key catalysts: Sustained strong contract wins, a faster revival in the aerospace business.
  • BUY, S$4.80 target price, 16% upside with ~4% yield.

Aircraft Engine Maintenance Agreement With SAE

  • ST Engineering (SGX:S63) will provide engine maintenance (shop visit) offload for the CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines. The CFM56-5B engine was originally designed to power the A321 (Airbus 321) aircraft, but now can power every model in the A320 family. Similarly, the CFM56-7B engine powers the Boeing 737 (B737) Next Generation-600, -700, -800 and -900 aircraft. Both these aircraft are of narrow-body types, and are the workhorses of most global airlines for short-to medium-haul distances.
  • ST Engineering’s engine maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in Singapore and China have a combined annual capacity of over 450 engines, and a track record of redelivering over 1,500 CFM56 engines.
  • Earlier, ST Engineering expanded its CFM engine capability with the setting up of quick-turn services for the LEAP-1B engine, which powers the B737 Max. This multi-year agreement should allow ST Engineering to benefit from the expected pick-up in engine MRO activities, as air travel recovers from the pandemic.

Record-high Orderbook Lends Revenue Visibility

  • ST Engineering reported the last nine months of 2022 (or 94% of our revenue estimate).

Earnings Growth and Sustainable Yield

  • ST Engineering has productivity.
  • Our S$4.80 target price for ST Engineering includes an 8% ESG premium over the fair value of S$4.45.

Source: RHB Invest Research - 10 Jun 2022

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