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13 June 2022: Capitaland Integrated Commercial Trust (CICT SP), Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd (1316 HK)

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Capitaland Integrated Commercial Trust (CICT SP): Further ease of restriction measures of nightlife

  • BUY Entry – 2.20 Target – 2.35 Stop Loss – 2.13
  • CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (CICT) is the first and largest real estate investment trust (REIT) listed on Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). CICT owns and invests in quality income-producing assets primarily used for commercial (including retail and/ or office) purposes, located predominantly in Singapore.
  • 1Q22 financials and businesses review. CICT recorded gross revenue of S$339.7mn and net property income of S$248.3mn in 1Q22, an increase of 1.5% and 0.5% YoY respectively. As of 1Q22, CICT’s aggregate leverage was 39.1%, well below MAS’ regulatory limit of 45% to 50%. The average cost of debt was stable at 2.3% per annum. The respective occupancy rate of the retail/office/integrated department was 96.6%/91.4%/97.6% in 1Q22, and the occupancy rate of the overall portfolio was 93.6%.
  • Reopening play. Nightlife establishments with dancing among patrons will no longer be subjected to a capacity limit from 14th June. Patrons will also no longer need to obtain a negative antigen rapid test (ART) result to enter the venue, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 10th June. The expiry of leases in Clarke Quay resulted in a slight drop in the occupancy rate of the retail segment in 1Q22, and it is expected to recover in 2H22.
  • Inflationary hedge. Out of CICT’s total borrowings of S$8.8bn as of 1Q22, 85% are on fixed interest rates, which is able to shield the impact of interest rate hikes. In addition, because rents and property value tend to increase amidst the increase in overall prices, the REITs whose properties are able to capitalise on that can provide an inflation hedge.
  • Positive consensus estimates. Currently, CICT has a consensus rating of 17 BUYS, 3 HOLDS and 0 SELL, and a 12M TP of S$2.47.

(Source: Bloomberg)

Rex International Holding Ltd (REXI SP): Upbeat Chinese trade data

  • RE-ITEREATE BUY Entry – 0.36 Target – 0.40 Stop Loss – 0.34
  • Rex International Holding Limited operates as an independent oil exploration and production company. It operates through Oil and Gas, and Non-Oil and Gas segments. The company offers Rex Virtual Drilling, a liquid hydrocarbon indicator, which uses seismic data to search for oil. The company is involved in the oil and gas exploration and production activities with a focus in Oman and Norway.
  • Recovery in China’s demand for oil. China, the world’s top crude oil buyer, imported 45.83 million tonnes last month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Thursday, equivalent to 10.79 million barrels per day (bpd). That compares to 10.5 million bpd in April and to a 2021 average of 10.3 million bpd. Meanwhile, China’s May exports jumped 16.9% from a year earlier as easing COVID curbs allowed some factories to restart, the fastest growth since January this year and more than double analysts’ expectations.
  • Supply remains tight. Iran removing two International Atomic Energy Agency surveillance cameras at a uranium enrichment facility raised tensions with the United States and other countries negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program, and will likely keep sanctions in place and Iranian oil out of the global market for longer. Efforts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and their allies, including Russia, a group known as OPEC+, to boost output are “not encouraging”, United Arab Emirates’ Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said, noting the group was currently 2.6 million bpd short of its target.
  • Positive consensus estimates. According to Bloomberg consensus estimates, the company currently has a rating of 3 BUYS, 0 HOLD and 0 SELL, with a 12M TP of S$0.58, representing approximately a 98.4% potential upside as of 9 June 2022.

(Source: Bloomberg)

Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd (1316 HK): Riding on the auto sector recovery

  • Buy Entry – 5.3 Target – 6.0 Stop Loss – 4.9
  • Nexteer Automotive Group Limited is an investment holding company. The Company through its subsidiaries are primarily engaged in the design and manufacture of steering and driveline systems, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) and components for automobile manufacturers and other automotive-related companies. Its operations are in the United States of America (USA), Mexico, Poland and the People’s Republic of China (China). The principal markets for the Company’s products are North America, Europe, South America, China and India. The Company has approximately 27 manufacturing plants, one global technical center, over two regional technical centers, one software service center and approximately 13 customer service centers. Its subsidiaries include Nexteer US Holding I LLC, Rhodes I LLC, Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation, Chongqing Nexteer Steering Systems Co., Ltd., CNXMotion, LLC and Dongfeng Nexteer Steering Systems (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.
  • Automobile production to accelerate from June onwards. Previously, the authority announced an auto purchase tax cut, and major cities started to ease the lockdown measures. The expected improving demand for automobiles will drive producers to accelerate production as supply chain disruptions mitigate. The global EV leader, Tesla planned to manufacture more than 71,000 units of both Model 3 and Model Y in June. Due to Shanghai’s lockdown from March to May, Tesla’s Shanghai factory halted production for three weeks, and its daily production was 1,000 units in 2HApril. Therefore, Tesla has boosted its capacity utilization rate to 100% since the lockdown measures were lifted. Auto part manufacturers are expected to benefit from the turnaround of the sales and production of the sector.
  • New orders to uphold the growth. In 1Q22, the total value of new order signed amounted to US$2.73bn, four times of the total value signed in 1Q21. With the recovery in the auto markets in Europe and Asia Pacific, the oder book is expected to grow healthily in FY22.
  • Updated market consensus of the EPS growth in FY22/23 is 21.9%/51.4% YoY respectively, which translates to 11.7x/7.8x forward PE. The current PER is 15.2x. Bloomberg consensus average 12-month target price is HK$6.75.

(Source: Bloomberg)

China Oilfield Services Limited (2883 HK): Hit a 52-week high

  • RE-ITERATE Buy Entry – 9.5 Target – 10.9 Stop Loss – 8.8
  • China Oilfield Services Limited is a comprehensive oilfield service provider. The Company mainly operates through four business segments. The Drilling Services segment is mainly engaged in the provision of oilfield drilling services. The Oil Field Technical Services segment is mainly engaged in the provision of oilfield technical services, including the logging, drilling fluids and directional drilling services. The Geophysical and Engineering Exploration Services segment is mainly engaged in the provision of seismic prospecting and engineering exploration services. The Marine Support Services segment is engaged in the transportation of supplies, including the delivery of crude oil, as well as refined oil and gas products. The Company mainly operates its businesses in domestic and overseas markets.
  • Oil to hit a new high this year. With the ease of COVID lockdown measures in China’s major cities, the domestic economic and production activities gradually normalise. Accordingly, the demand for petroleum in China will recover. Previously, Saudi Arabia raised the July official selling price (OSP) for its flagship Arab light crude to Asia by $2.10 from June to a $6.50 premium, the highest since May, when prices hit all-time highs due to worries of disruption in supplies from Russia. The price increase followed a decision last week by the OPEC+ to boost output for July and August by 648,000 bbls/day. Goldman Sachs economists have predicted oil prices will surge to $140 a barrel this summer, with a drop in Russian production and a gradual recovery in Chinese demand adding to the pressure on already low supplies.
  • 1Q22 results review. Gross revenue grew by 15.2% YoY to RMB6.8bn. Gross profit grew by 10.8% YoY to RMB733.7mn. Net profit attributable to shareholders of the company jumped by 67.7% YoY RMB303.8mn. Net profit excluding non-recurring gain and loss attributable to shareholders of the company jumped by 76.5% YoY to RMB266.7mn.
  • Key operations highlights.

Drilling Services



YoY Change (%)

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Jack-up Drilling Rigs




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+14.4 ppts

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+19.2 ppts

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-2.2 ppts

Utilization Rate (Calendar Day)



10.1 ppts

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+16.0 ppts

Semi-submersible Drilling Rigs



-7.6 ppts

  • Mean reversion of capex. During 2020/21, the global integrated oil companies trimmed the capex of the exploration and production substantially. According to Bloomberg, the capex of oilfield services and equipment is expected to jump by 40% YoY to US$5.1bn in 2022. The performance of the exploration sector still lags behind the production sector currently, but it will catch up eventually.
  • Updated market consensus of the EPS growth in FY22/23 is 852.7%/22.1% YoY respectively, which translates to 13.4x/11.0x forward PE. The current PER is 92.3x. Bloomberg consensus average 12-month target price is HK$10.98.

(Source: Bloomberg)

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  • Top Glove Corp (TOPG SP) shares lost 6.5% on Friday. Top Glove, the world’s largest medical glove maker, posted a 98.6% drop in quarterly profit due to weaker demand for its products and higher production costs. The Malaysian firm, which saw profits and demand surge during the COVID-19 pandemic, has also deferred and reduced its capital expenditure for the near term due to moderating demand. Fellow glove maker peers, UG Healthcare Corp Ltd (UGHC SP) shares lost 4.4% on Friday.
  • Nio Inc (NIO SP) shares fell 4.3% following the Chinese electric vehicle maker’s recent quarterly earnings report. The company struggled during China’s Covid-19 lockdowns and is facing a margin squeeze unlikely to begin recovering until the third quarter, said CEO William Bin Li during an earnings call.

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Trading Dashboard Update: Cut loss on ThaiBev (THBEV SP) at S$0.665. Add Hongkong Land (HKL SP) at S$5.1, Rex International (REXI SP) at S$0.36, and Samsonite International (1910 HK) at HK$17.3.

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