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Author: simonsg   |   Latest post: Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 9:03 AM


Yoma Strategic - Transitioning Into Next Growth Phase; BUY

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  • BUY, SGD0.57 target price reflects 78% upside plus 1% FY19F (Mar) yield.
  • We believe Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd (SGX:Z59) is well-poised for its next leg of growth, with the steady expansion of its non-real estate segment offsetting weakness in its real estate unit.
  • Key risks: slow pace of political and economic reforms, macroeconomic uncertainty and forex risks.
  • Target Price reflects a 20% discount to our SOP valuation.

Yoma F&B – YKKO Acquisition to Immediately Contribute to Earnings

  • In February, Yoma Strategic announced the acquisition of a 65% stake in Yankin Kyay Oh Group (YKKO). YKKO, one of the largest local restaurant chains (37 outlets) in Myanmar, is famous for its Kyay-Oh, a popular vermicelli and flat rice noodle-based dish. The total price consideration of USD12.6m, based on 10x FY2018 EV/EBITDA, is reasonable. There is more upside potential with earnings expected to grow by double digits in the next 2-3 years.
  • On its KFC business, Yoma now runs 33 stores (as at Dec 2018), vs its 32-store target by Mar 2019. With growing scale and continued positive SSSG, management is confident of cash flow breaking even in FY20.

Real Estate – Building More Affordable Homes

  • Due to a slowdown in its mid-to high-end residential properties business, Yoma recently expanded its offering with City Loft (affordable houses targeting the mid-income segment). The strategy proved effective, with Yoma selling ~90% of the 357 units launched. Earnings will kick in from FY20F, with construction having commenced early this year.
  • While margins for City Loft are likely to be lower at ~25%, vs 35%-45% for high-end homes, it should provide much-needed earnings visibility.
  • At Peninsula Residences Yangon, Yoma Strategic has sold 11 units, with 6 more being reserved out of 30 units launched as at 3QFY19.

Yoma Motors Impacted by Strong Monsoon Season and Slower Agriculture Growth

  • Yoma Strategic’s New Holland Tractor business, a key contributor of Yoma Motors, has been impacted by the strong monsoon season and slowdown in the agriculture sector. This led to 3QFY19/9MFY19 segmental revenue declining 25%/31%y-o-y.
  • Management is currently broadening its product range to target a wider section of the agriculture sector.

Financial Services Segment Showing Healthy Improvement

  • Yoma Strategic’s fleet size has increased by 40% since FY18 to 1,003 vehicles, resulting in 9MFY19 segmental revenue growth of 17%. Management remains optimistic on leasing activity prospects, with growth from organic and inorganic expansion.
  • Wave Money’s cash flow broke even in Sep 2018 and continues to see a double-digit m-o-m revenue and transaction growth.

Adjusting Estimates

  • We cut FY19-21F earnings by 12-14% to factor in the slowdown in Yoma Strategic’s real estate and auto businesses. See attached PDF report for Yoma Strategic's SOP valuation details.

Source: RHB Invest Research - 11 Apr 2019

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