Excerpts from analyst's report
KGI Fraser analyst: Renfred Tay
|♦ When it is this cheap, results just really do not matter|
|Sunsine reported results that were better than expected. Its 9M15 net profit of RMB 150m (-10% yoy) and revenue of RMB 1,405m (-10% yoy) formed 79% and 74% of our FY15F forecasts, respectively.
This came on the back of its 3rd highest sales volume record (2Q15 and 2Q14 volumes were higher), on higher qoq ASPs and some FX gains. 3Q15 gross margin grew qoq to 26.8% from 24.3%, which is very commendable given the tough economic conditions seen in 3Q15 (investors should really ignore the abnormal 31% gross margin last year).
With this encouraging set of results, Sunsine looks on course to book its second highest annual profit on record. FY15F has been a much more challenging year for Sunsine, with the trickling back of supplies back into the market, and the economic slowdown in China during 2/3Q15, as compared to its windfall year in FY14.
In spite of this, Sunsine still managed to sell more accelerators than ever over 9M15; implying market share expansion. Net cash stands at RMB 136m as debt continued to decline as cash rises.
|♦ Maintain BUY, with a possible privatization/takeover end game in mind|
|"Sunsine has come a long way since its listing in Singapore and at current valuations of only 3.7x FY16F P/E and 0.6x FY16F P/B, we think Sunsine looks attractive as a potential privatization/takeover candidate." -- Renfred Tay (photo)|