THHEAVY - POSSIBLE PRIVATIZATION TO TURNAROUND
(PERSONAL TP 0.10 Short Term, 0.20 Mid to Long Term)
Recently I had spotted this small cap company; which I believe is on its path towards upliftment of PN17 -TH HEAVY ENGINEERING BHD or THHEAVY (Stock Code 7206, listed on MAIN BOARD, ENERGY, market cap RM 72.88M as at writing)
In summary, THHEAVY is a company whose core business is in the fabrication of offshore oil and gas facilities. Recently, THHEAVY had diversified into Ship Building & Ship Repair (SBSR) business.
I noticed considerable interest starts to build in on Friday where the volume registered a sizeable increase to 7.5 million units.
With this positive momentum & enthusiasm arising from the quarter report, I believe, should carry forward next week. I foresee it trending to the next resistance of 0.08 before heading to my personal TP of 0.10 (short term) to 0.20 on the intermediate to long term.
WHY I THINK THIS STOCK COULD HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL TO RISE FURTHER?
1. Asset Takeover by SPV - Possible PRIVATIZATION to Turnaround Company ???
Refer below article on the takeover of Tabung Haji equities by SPV Urusharta Jamaah Sdn Bhd.
Take note that the SPV had taken over THHEAVY shares from Tabung Haji at book value (RM 1.00) which equates to a total of RM 334.16 million, and not the market value.
Many companies which the SPV had taken over from Tabung Haji, had appreciated since early January 2019. These include FGV, UEMS, MMCCORP, MHB, IJM & DAYANG and many more. This means that the SPV is now in a big paper gain compared to its earlier position in January 2019.
Recently, Tabung Haji had been under public scrutiny and close watch due to declaring a very low dividend in 2018. At the same time, public is also keeping a close watch on the SPV to see how it will perform in recovering back the value of equities which it had taken over from Tabung Haji.
That being said, we can say for almost certain that neither Tabung Haji nor the SPV would want THHEAVY to fail, and be delisted from BURSA. It would be a bad outcome for their reputation moving forward.
One prominent example of such a similar situation was the privatization of Malaysian Airlines (refer link below). Khazanah had spent nearly USD 500 million (which equates to about RM 2.4 billion as of today exchange rate) to takeover MAS private at 27 cents a share, and this was about 5% of the peak price around RM 5.20 in 2007.
Therefore, one possible move to be taken by the SPV, to ensure a faster decision making in turning around the company, avoiding hassle of needing to convince shareholders in every corporate move, is to takeover the remaining shares that it doesn't own.
For illustration purpose, let us do the example calculation.
The shares that SPV do not own are 786.84 milllion (1.121 billion minus 334.16 million)
Let's say a takeover price of RM 0.10, then the total consideration amount is RM 78.684 million (which is 23.5% of the total initial investment of RM 334.16 million which the SV put in)
Let's say a takeover price of RM 0.20, then the total consideration amoount is RM 157.368 million (which is 47% of the total initial investment of RM 334.16 million which the SPV put in)
Considering the above, if any takeover move should be considered, then the action better be taken sooner or later to avoid paying higher costs.
2. Quarter Results - Genuine Revenue and Profit (Not One Off), Forecasted Positive Contribution From OPV Contract & Diversification into Ship Building Ship Repair (SBSR)
Refer below snapshot taken from latest QR 31/5/2019. We see that the main contributor to the revenue and profit is coming from the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Project, which THHEAVY has a JV with DESTINI via THHE Destini Snd Bhd (THHEAVY owns 49% stake in the JV).
Refer earlier article (link below) on this contract when THHEAVY had secured it. The total contract value is RM 738.9 million. THHEAVY having a 49% stake in the project means that their portion amounts to RM 362.06 million. From the above report we see that only RM 11.5 million has been realized. Therefore, the balance of contract (est RM 350 million) shall be recognized in the upcoming quarters, which might help THHEAVY to be uplifted from PN17 soon.
Also, take note of Management's comment in Annual Report as per snapshot below. Don't take it from me, but rather the management themselves have mentioned that this OPV Contract is expected to contribute positively to the earnings and net assets per share of the Group for FY ending 31 December 2019 through 31 December 2020.
Diversification into Ship Building and Ship Repair (SBSR)
Refer below snapshot taken from latest Annual Report. Company has mentioned to remain flexible and not to depend on oil & gas business due t o the nature of volatile crude oil prices.
Therefore, the Group is consolidating its plan to deepend participation in the SBSR business in Malaysia and Southeast Asia as mostly are maritime based countries. The Group is developing its SBSR facilities at it's Pulau Indah Yard for the long run in realizing this objective.
Long Term Target from EPS
Refer below the summary of QR as of latest. Latest report shows that earnings is 0.22 cents per share. However, another estimated RM 350 million from the OPV Project is pending to be captured as revenue. Considering a conservative growth of 10% EPS per quarter to be captured from this project, we would see total EPS full year at 1.02 cents. Taking a 10 X PE Ratio, we would arrive at a target price of RM 0.10.
However, let's say in a best case scenario, half of the contract gets realized this year 2019. This would come to about RM 175 million revenue. Taking a 10% margin net profit, we get RM 17.5 million (EPS 1.56 cents). Adding the current EPS, we get full year EPS of 1.78 cents. With a 10X PE Ratio, we arrive at a target price of about RM 0.18.
All the above are considering that THHEAVY delivers the ongoing project, and does not take into consideration other new potential projects which might be in the pipeline of the company.
3. Technical Analysis - Breakout of Downtrend (Monthly) & Ichimoku Breakout (Daily)
Refer below monthly and daily chart for THHEAVY.
From monthly chart, we see that since 2016 downtrend, THHEAVY price has tested the downtrend resistance for 3 times but failed to break through. However, recently, after hitting its all time low price in December 2018, the price had started to see support. Recently in April 2019, we see that THHEAVY had successfully broken the downtrend and price had been supported well. This signals that a long term uptrend is forming and major resistances are seen at 0.10 and 0.20.
As for daily chart, we see a few bullish indicators in this counter:
a. Price has achieved ICHIMOKU Cloud Breakout above 0.06 and managed to close at 0.065 conclusively
b. MACD is crossing the signal upwards
c. RSI and Stochastics are moving from oversold position, to upwards indicating uptrend momentum
d. Significant volume appeared on the solid daily chart
Considering all the above, my personal TP for THHEAVY is set at RM 0.10 (Short Term), and RM 0.20 (Mid to Long Term).
LET’S SEE HOW THE SHARE PRICE MOVEMENT IN THE NEAR FUTURE FORBEARING ANY GOOD CORPORATE NEWS.
Disclaimer : The above opinion is not a BUY CALL but only sharing my observations.