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TCS (0221): TCS GROUP HOLDINGS BERHAD is the industry-best in generating return on it’s shareholders’s equity


Compared with peers focusing in building construction, TCS generated relatively high ROEIt’s ROE was 46.1% in 2019, almost twice the second highest ROE of 25.9% for GDB.



Revenue and earnings growth were also superior to peers. 

According to AffinHwang Capital Research, TCS achieved a 3-year revenue CAGR of 51% in 2017-2019, driven by higher progress billings and order book expansion. Tracking the revenue growth, net profit saw a 3-year CAGR of 45% in 2017-2019.
TCS is in net cash position of 11.3sen/share, equivalent to 20% of share price. Its strong financial position will support the company’s plan to expand its order book.




Outstanding order book almost tripled to RM952.36m


TCS’s outstanding orderbook almost tripled from 360.57m in July 2020 to RM952.36m as at 31 Dec 2020, equivalent to 3.9x its 2020 revenue. What this means is earnings are poised to grow even in the unlikely case of 0 new project secured this year.


TCS has a good track record in completing projects ahead of schedule. It has good working relationships with major property developers, such as IJM Corporation, SP Setia, Tropicana and UM Land and has received repeat work orders from them.


TCS has submitted tenders for new projects with a total value of RM2.6bn, with historical success rate of 20-30%.


In latest 4QFY20 quarterly report, the management of TCS said it believes that it is well positioned to secure more projects and continue growing its order book moving forward.

Rakuten recommend Buy with TP of RM0.75
Rakuten Trade Research is the only only broker covering TCS.
Rakuten: We remain favourable on TCS as our construction recovery pick. Fundamentals are solid with strong growing orderbook and healthy balance sheet with net cash position.Continue to recommend BUY with a target price of RM0.75 based on 9x FY21 PER. 
Looking forward, we expect orderbook to continue growing driven by the resumption of construction activities by the government especially within the infrastructure sector.
Rakuten’s TP of RM0.75 is based on only 9x FY21 PER, which is very conservative for a company with industry-best ROEs and superior revenue and earnings growth. Rakuten expects TCS’s earnings to grow 87.3% in 2021.
If you assume a reasonable PER of 12x, TCS is potentially worth RM1.16 (108% upside to current price).
Disclaimer: All information here reflects the author’s personal views/thoughts and should not be considered as investment advice. It is very important to do your own analysis before making any investment based on your own personal circumstances. No content here constitutes - or should be understood as constituting - a recommendation to enter in any securities transactions.
Company background
Incorporated in 1998, TCS is primarily involved in the provision of construction services for buildings, infrastructure, civil and structural works in Malaysia with track record of completing its construction projects ahead of schedule.
Over the years, revenue growth was mainly centred on residential projects, as the segment contributed 77.9% to sales as compared to 22.1% from the commercial projects in FY2019.
Project scope covers terrace houses, bungalows, apartments, condominiums, shop offices, shopping complex, high-rise and purpose-build buildings and other infrastructure works.
TCS has achieved CAGR of 51% in revenue between 2017 and 2019 on the back of rising orderbook.
The group has established relationships with key clients notably IJM Land Group, Worldwide Holdings and Tropicana Group. As at 30 Apr 2020, unbilled order book stands at RM463.8m with visibility until FY23. Major on-going projects are located at Putrajaya (48.2%) and Kuala Lumpur (34.2%), including projects such as Putrajaya Sentral, Tropicana Urban Homes and Setia City Residences.
Since TCS’s debuted on ACE Market in July last year, the group continues to secure new projects despite challenging landscape during the period. Outstanding orderbook registered a sturdy growth from RM420.0m as of June 2020 to RM898.3m as of Sept 2020, providing earnings visibility over next 3 years. Among the latest project wins are RM323.0m from Mah Sing M Arisa Project, RM146.3m from Vista Sentul Residences Project and RM68.4m from Sime Darby Elmina Green Three.
The group are also in plan to expand infrastructure construction services.
Tenderbook stands at RM2.6bn, with historical success rate of 20%-30%.
Looking forward, we expect orderbook to continue growing driven by the resumption of construction activities by the government especially within the infrastructure sector.
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