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Saturday, July 15, 2023

United Overseas Bank- The Great Sales is still here, don't miss out!

 It looks like bargain hunters has come in to support. The price has managed to touch the high 0f 28.13 before settling down at 27.83 looks like Buying interest is back!



If it can overcome the resistance at 28.60 smoothly we may likely see her rising up to cover the Gap at about 29.00.

Results is near the corner and if it a gd sets of financial numbers plus a slight increase in dividend I think price may get lifted! 

Please dyodd.

 TA wise, she has continued to trend lower today down 16 cents to close at 27.24 , looks like Bear is in control!



I think she may go down to test 27.10 then 27.00.

If 27.00 cannot hold then next, we may see her testing 26.40 then 25.94.

Please dyodd.

 Chart wise,  bearish mode!



She has continued to trade lower and closed at 27.51, looks rather weak! 

Short term wise,  I think likely to test the pivot low of 27.32.

Breaking down of 27.32 plus high volume we may see her drifting down to test 27 then 26.50 with extension to 26.00.

First half results will be out on 27th July!

Please dyodd.

She is still stucked in a consolidation mode price patterns looks like mkt is giving us chance to monitor her direction!



Today she is down 14 cents to close at 27.82 , yield is about 4.82% seems quite interesting! 

NAV 24.46. 

Please dyodd.

Chart wise,  bearish mode!

She is stucked in a consolidation mode!



Short term wise,  if she is able to reclaim 28.60 and filled up the Gap at 28.88 that would likely reverse this downtrend!

Yearly dividend of 1.35. Yield is about 4.8+%.

Pls dyodd.



UOB is rated as one of the world's top banks, ranked 'Aa1' by Moody's Investors Service and 'AA-' by both S&P Global and Fitch Ratings. With a global network of 500 branches and offices across 19 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.

In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as branches and offices throughout the region.

The recent acquisition on 11 May 2023:

UOB’s acquisition of Citigroup’s consumer banking businesses in four key ASEAN markets has significantly boosted its retail banking business, and paved the way for its enlarged base of customers in the region to enjoy even more perks and privileges suited to their unique lifestyles and needs via partnerships with renowned domestic and global brands.

 

The completion of UOB’s acquisition of Citigroup’s consumer banking businesses in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam has already brought its regional retail customer count to over seven million as of 31 March 2023, with the latest completion of the Vietnam acquisition enabling the Bank to serve about 200,000 customers in the country. With the completion of the acquisition in Indonesia by end 2023, these four markets are expected to provide a S$1 billion boost to the Bank’s revenue on a full-year basis. The acquisition has also built stronger resilience in the business model with both geographical and revenue mix diversification. With Citigroup’s portfolio more geared towards cards business and unsecured lending, net credit card fees for the Bank almost doubled year-on-year in the first quarter of 2023, with Citigroup’s portfolio contributing a quarter of this, and total income from the Bank’s unsecured business is expected to almost double by end 2023. Separately, loans and deposits also grew almost 10 per cent and 15 per cent in the first quarter of 2023 compared with a year before.

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For the first quarter of 2023, ASEAN-4 (i.e. Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam) accounted for more than 35 per cent of the Bank’s Group Personal Financial Services income. UOB’s network of branches in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam has also expanded by 15 as of March 2023.

UOB 

UOB Group reported a record high core net profit of S$4.8 billion, up 18%, for the financial year ended 31 December 2022 (FY22). Including one-off expenses relating to the acquisition of Citigroup’s Malaysia and Thailand consumer businesses, net profit was also a record high at S$4.6 billion.

 

With strong earnings and capital position, the Board recommends the payment of a final dividend of 75 cents per ordinary share. Together with the interim dividend of 60 cents per ordinary share, the total dividend for FY22 will be S$1.35 per ordinary share, representing a payout ratio of approximately 49%.

 

The acquisition of Citigroup’s consumer businesses in Malaysia and Thailand was completed in November 2022 and completion for Indonesia and Vietnam is planned for 2023. The strategic acquisition has fortified the Group’s ASEAN strategy and significantly scaled up the retail franchise with increased product offerings and cross-sell opportunities. The Group’s retail customer base has expanded to nearly 7 million in the region while the expected incremental revenue lift from the acquisition is gaining good traction.

 

In FY22, the Group’s core operating profit rose 20% to S$6.6 billion, mainly driven by robust margin expansion across customer segments and geographies amid rising interest rates. Net interest income jumped 31% to S$8.3 billion on the back of 3% loan growth and a 30 basis point net interest margin improvement. Net fee income remained soft as weak market sentiment weighed on wealth management and loan-related activities. However, a strong double-digit growth in credit card fees partially offset the decline. Asset quality remained benign with non-performing loan (NPL) ratio at 1.6%.

 

Group Wholesale Banking income rose 23% to S$6.2 billion, with cross-border income up 12%. Transaction banking business expanded, accounting for 35% of the Group’s Wholesale Banking income. Improvement in deposit funding, coupled with rising interest rates fuelled margin growth, which more than compensated for the softer loans growth.

 

Group Retail income increased 16% to S$4.1 billion. Net interest income was boosted by rising interest rates and the Group’s active balance sheet management to optimise funding cost. Credit card fees surged as consumer spending and regional travel rebounded, boosted by the addition of Citigroup’s consumer businesses in Malaysia and Thailand. Despite market volatility, net new money inflows grew assets under management from affluent customers to S$154 billion. Organically, the Group also added over 800,000 new-to-bank customers, of which more than half were digitally acquired.

 

The Group continued to make headway on its sustainability strategy in 2022. In November, it announced its net zero commitments by 2050. The Group is working closely with its customers to support them in their transition in an orderly and just manner, focusing on balancing growth with responsibility. The Group’s sustainable financing portfolio reached S$25 billion in FY22, well on track to achieve its target of S$30 billion by 2025. The Group’s total assets under management in environmental, social and governance-focused investments also grew to S$10 billion during the year.

 

CEO Statement

Mr Wee Ee Cheong, UOB’s Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The Group delivered a record net profit for the year, on higher margins driven by our robust core businesses, strong balance sheet and resilient asset quality.

 

“Importantly, 2022 was a milestone year for UOB with our acquisition of Citigroup’s consumer banking businesses in four markets. Last November, we completed the acquisition in Malaysia and Thailand and we aim to close in Indonesia and Vietnam this year. This transformational deal, sealed in the midst of the pandemic, positions us well in our strategic ambitions in the regional consumer banking space. We are excited to serve our enlarged customer base of 7 million with our expanded network and strengthened capabilities.

 

“The ASEAN region is vibrant with immense long-term potential. We remain positive on the region despite the global economic gloom in the near term. Looking ahead, we are confident that our strategy of seeking growth while ensuring stability will continue to create value for our customers and other stakeholders.”

 

Financial Performance

Financial Performance

 

FY22 versus FY21

Core net profit for FY22 grew 18% to a new high of S$4.8 billion from a year ago, boosted by strong net interest income and stable asset quality. Including the one-off expenses, net profit was at S$4.6 billion.

 

Net interest income increased 31% to S$8.3 billion, led by robust net interest margin expansion of 30 basis points to 1.86% on rising interest rates and loan growth of 3%.

 

Despite credit card fees registering a double-digit growth from higher customer spending and the consolidation of Citigroup’s credit card business, net fee income declined 9% to S$2.1 billion as muted investor sentiments weighed on wealth and fund management fees.

 

Customer-related treasury income grew 20%, driven by hedging demands amid market volatility. This was partly offset by impact on hedges and lower valuation on investments. As such, other non-interest income increased 4% to S$1.1 billion.

 

With income growth outpacing rise in total core operating expenses of 16% to S$5.0 billion, cost-to-income ratio improved by 0.8% points to 43.3%.

 

Asset quality remained stable. Total allowance declined 8% to S$603 million with the release of pre-emptive general allowance that offset the higher specific allowance. Total credit costs on loans were maintained at 20 basis points.

 

4Q22 versus 3Q22

Core net profit for the fourth quarter was stable at S$1.4 billion. Including the one-off integration expenses, net profit stood at $1.2 billion.

 

Net interest income rose 15% to a new record of S$2.6 billion, driven by a 27 basis points uplift in net interest margin to 2.22%. Net fee income was down 7% to S$485 million, due to seasonal slowdown in wealth management and loan-related activities, although credit card fees was at new high from higher customer spends, further boosted by consolidation of Citigroup’s consumer business. Other non-interest income normalised to S$285 million, after an exceptional 3Q22 that benefitted from market volatilities.

 

Total core operating expenses increased 4% to S$1.4 billion while the cost-to-income ratio was unchanged at 42.6%. Total allowance increased to S$184 million, mainly due to higher specific allowance on a few non-systemic accounts, cushioned by the write-back of general allowance.

 

4Q22 versus 4Q21

Net interest income increased 53%, led by a 66 basis point expansion in net interest margin and loan growth of 3%. Net fee income was 16% lower as robust credit card fees were more than offset by softer wealth management and loan-related fees. Other non-interest income rose 62% to S$285 million on higher customer-related treasury income.

 

With strong income growth and disciplined cost management, cost-to-income ratio improved from 45.0% to 42.6%, excluding one-off expenses. Total allowance was S$184 million from higher specific allowance.

 

Friday, July 14, 2023

Dairy Farm Intl - I think this is a recovery play counter not too miss out!

 DFI Retail Group (the ‘Group’) is a leading pan-Asian retailer. At 31st December 2022, the Group and its associates and joint ventures operated over 10,600 outlets and employed some 216,000 people. The Group had total annual revenue in 2022 exceeding US$27 billion.


The Group provides quality and value to Asian consumers by offering leading brands, a compelling retail experience and great service; all delivered through a strong store network supported by efficient supply chains.



The Group (including associates and joint ventures) operates under a number of well-known brands across food, health and beauty, home furnishings, restaurants and other retailing.



The Group’s parent company, DFI Retail Group Holdings Limited, is incorporated in Bermuda and has a primary listing in the standard segment of the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. The Group’s businesses are managed from Hong Kong by DFI Retail Group Management Services Limited through its regional offices.




DFI Retail Group is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

The story of DFI Retail Group dates back to 19th century Hong Kong, when Scottish surgeon Sir Patrick Manson and five businessmen embarked on a venture to improve the health of the Hong Kong community by breeding imported cattle locally, and to ensure a daily supply of disease-free fresh milk at an affordable price - a challenging move as the herd had to adapt to Hong Kong's sub-tropical climate.



From such modest beginnings, DFI has expanded and reinvented itself over the decades to become one of Asia's most dynamic and reputable companies. Today, DFI is primarily into retailing with a focus on supermarkets, hypermarkets, health and beauty stores, convenience stores, home furnishings stores and restaurants. The Group commands a leadership position in many key Asian markets and has upheld its principles for quality products, business integrity and commitment to the community.



These historical milestones highlight key dates and events and are a record of the many defining moments in the making of a very unique and special company.



OUR GOAL

To give our customers across Asia a store they TRUST, delivering QUALITY, SERVICE and VALUE.



Chart wise, Bearish mode!

It has managed to bounce-off from the low of 1.95 and rises higher to close at 2.86 looks like she is trying to do a reversal price patterns!

We will need to wait for market confirmation to see if she can reclaim the recent high of 3.38 level.

A nice breakout accompanied with good volume that may likely reverse this downtrend!

NAV USD0.7.

Yearly dividend of about 3 cents.

Yield is about 1.05 percent.

Not a call to buy or sell!

Please dyodd.

ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited - Taxi, MRT and Bus business revenue is improving

 Indeed, she has managed to conquer 1.21 and rises up to touch 1.23 looks rather positive!



High probability I think she may rise up to test 1.25-1.27 then 1.30-1.35.

Please dyodd. 

ComfortDelGro is one of the largest land transport companies in the world with a global workforce, a global shareholder base and a global outlook. 


The Group was formed on 29 March 2003 through the merger of two land transport companies - Comfort Group and DelGro Corporation. Both had started out in the 1970s and had, by the time of the merger, grown to become successful listed land transport companies. 

EN Corporate Profile Navigation ABOUT NETWORK INVESTOR SUSTAINABILITY TRANSFORMATION NEWS CONTACT CAREER CORPORATE PROFILE HOME / ABOUT US / CORPORATE PROFILE ComfortDelGro is one of the largest land transport companies in the world with a global workforce, a global shareholder base and a global outlook. The Group was formed on 29 March 2003 through the merger of two land transport companies - Comfort Group and DelGro Corporation. Both had started out in the 1970s and had, by the time of the merger, grown to become successful listed land transport companies.
Following the merger, ComfortDelGro has expanded significantly and now operates in seven countries and has a global fleet of about 34,000 vehicles.

ComfortDelGro’s businesses include bus, taxi, rail, car rental and leasing, automotive engineering services, inspection and testing services, driving centres, non-emergency patient transport services, insurance broking services and outdoor advertising. Apart from being the market leader in Singapore, ComfortDelGro has a significant overseas presence. 


The Group’s operations currently extend from the United Kingdom and Ireland to Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, as well as across nine cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang and Chengdu.

Chart wise,  bullish mode!
Likely to continue to trend higher!






Short term wise,  I think likely to rise up to retest 1.20-1.21! 
A nice breakout smoothly may likely see her rising up further towards 1.25 then 1.30.

NAV 1.186.
PE 14x.
Dividend yield 4.11%.


Please dyodd.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Ocbc Bank - yielding 5.5% is a great opportunity not too miss!

 Chart wise, A nice gap up yesterday looks rather interesting! Yield of 5.5% foe this local bank is a great opportunity. Don't miss out!



Indeed, she has manged to reclaim 12.20 looks like this bullish monument may prevail!

Likely to rise up to test 12.68 then 12.90.

Results is due on 4th August before trading commence. Half yearly dividend is coming!

Please dyodd.


 

 Chart wise,  bearish mode!

Likely to see further weakness!





Immediate support is at about 12.20.

Yearly dividend is about 0.65-0.68.

Yield is about 5.29% or 5.5% at 12.28 seems quite a gd yield!

Quote: , RHB has trimmed its target price to $13.20 from $14, which represents a 7% upside. RHB’s target price includes a 2% environmental, social and governance (ESG) premium, based on the research house’s proprietary methodology. (The Edge Singapore)

Pls dyodd.

 OCBC Bank is the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. It is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets and one of the world’s most highly-rated banks, with Aa1 by Moody’s and AA- by both Fitch and S&P. Recognised for its financial strength and stability, OCBC Bank is consistently ranked among the World’s Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore by The Asian Banker.

OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of commercial banking, specialist financial and wealth management services, ranging from consumer, corporate, investment, private and transaction banking to treasury, insurance, asset management and stockbroking services.

OCBC Bank’s key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China. It has more than 420 branches and representative offices in 19 countries and regions. These include over 190 branches and offices in Indonesia under subsidiary Bank OCBC NISP, and over 60 branches and offices in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR under OCBC Wing Hang.

OCBC Bank’s private banking services are provided by its wholly-owned subsidiary Bank of Singapore, which operates on a unique open-architecture product platform to source for the best-in-class products to meet its clients’ goals.

OCBC Bank's insurance subsidiary, Great Eastern Holdings, is the oldest and most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia. Its asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors, is one of the largest private sector asset management companies in Southeast Asia.


Yearly dividend of about 0.65 to 0.68.






Current Price of 12.23, yield is about 5.31% /5.5%.

P/B is slightly above 1.

The dividend yield is above 5% which is considered good!


Chart wise, it is trading in a consolidation mode!

Waiting for the next catalyst to drive the price higher.

Looking at the chart we can see some buying interest with huge volume transacted on certain day which is rather interesting!


Will it repeat the same price patterns!

We will know the answer in next few trading sessions!

Pls dyodd.



Frasers Cpt Tr- train engine started to warm up!

  




When I posted last week , she was trading at 2.12-2.14. If you have manged to catch it would be sitting on some profit! 


Today closed at 2.20 accompanied with high volume this is rather positive!
Likely to continue to trend higher!

Short term wise,  she may rise up to test 2.26 then 2.30 with extension to 2.35.

Please dyodd.

Frasers Centrepoint Trust

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (“FCT”) is a leading developer-sponsored retail real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest suburban retail mall owners in Singapore. FCT’s property portfolio comprises nine retail malls and an office building located in the suburban regions of Singapore, near homes and within minutes to transportation amenities. The retail portfolio has approximately 2.9 million square feet of net lettable area with over 1,800 leases with a strong focus on providing necessity spending, food & beverage and essential services.

FCT is among the top-ten largest Singapore REITs (“S-REITs”) by market capitalisation. It is also an index constituent of several benchmark indices including the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index Series (Global Developed Index), FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trust Index, MSCI Singapore Small Cap Index and the SGX iEdge S-REIT Leaders Index.

Frasers Centrepoint Trust's portfolio comprises high quality suburban retail malls and an office building, all located in Singapore. The retail malls include Causeway Point, Century Square, Changi City Point, Hougang Mall, NEX (effective 25.50%-interest), Northpoint City North Wing (including Yishun 10 Retail Podium), Tampines 1, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Waterway Point (50.00%-interest) and White Sands. The office building is Central Plaza, which is connected to the retail mall Tiong Bahru Plaza.





FCT's properties are located next to or near the MRT stations and bus interchanges and in populous residential areas. The retail malls enjoy high shopper traffic comprising residents and the commuters. FCT strives to offer pleasant and comfortable shopping experiences for all its shoppers that will encourage them to keep coming to its malls. FCT strives to be a fair and value-adding landlord through competitive lease rates, upkeep and enhancement of its retail and office properties, and be the preferred choice of tenants and stakeholders.

Occupancy rate of 99.2% is considered very good as it means that their rental spaces are fully occupied and generating rental revenue that would likely provide a stable dpu distribution rate. 



Gearing of 39.6% is slightly high but is still below 40% and a distance from the Max limitation of 50%.

NAV is about 2.32. Yearly Dividend of  about 12.2 cents.  Yield is about 5.7% which is quite good!




Chart wise, bearish mode!

Likely to continue to trend lower!

Immediate support is at 2.11.

Short term wise,  if it can rise up to reclaim 2.21 then 2.25 it might be an indication  to reverse this downtrend! 

One of the rare local retail reit to be included into one stocks portfolio!

Please dyodd.

This morning tried the dumpling soups from one of the retail mall.





Taste good! Creamy soup. Plus nice ham and cheese pan cake. The dumpling is stuffed with lots of meats and ingredients. Is quite filling! I think no need noodles!



Bought some muffins and egg tarts from Butter & Cream, soft and not so sweet muffins plus egg tarts taste nice. Nom Nom. Recommended! 



Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Mapletree Log Tr - Nice running up today

 Indeed, she has managed to reclaim 1.67 and rises higher to touch 1.71 looks rather bullish!



Likely to rise up further to test 1.75 and above.

Please dyodd.

Mapletree Logistics Trust (“MLT”) is Singapore’s first Asia-focused logistics real estate investment trust. Listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited in 2005, MLT invests in a diversified portfolio of quality, well-located, income producing logistics real estate in Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, China, Australia, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and India.




The Manager, Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd., is committed to providing Unitholders with competitive


total returns through the following strategies:

  1. optimising organic growth and hence, property yield from the existing portfolio; 
  2. making yield accretive acquisitions of good quality logistics properties; and
  3. managing capital to maintain MLT’s strong balance sheet and provide financial flexibility for growth.
Recent acquisition of 6 logistics assets in Japan and a logistics assets in Korea.  


Portfolio Overview



Our properties, built to modern building specifications, are strategically located near to major expressways and established logistics clusters in nine geographic markets across Asia Pacific.

The Manager, Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd., is committed to providing Unitholders with competitive total returns through the following strategies:

  1. optimising organic growth and hence, property yield from the existing portfolio; 
  2. making yield accretive acquisitions of good quality logistics properties; and
  3. managing capital to maintain MLT’s strong balance sheet and provide financial flexibility for growth.

Our Vision

To be the preferred real estate partner of choice to customers requiring high quality logistics and distribution spaces in Asia-Pacific. 

Our Mission

To provide Unitholders with competitive total returns through regular distributions and growth in asset value. 

As a REIT established in Singapore, MLT is constituted by the Trust Deed. A copy of the Trust Deed can be inspected at the registered office of the Manager,which is located at 10 Pasir Panjang Road, #13-01 Mapletree Business City, Singapore 117438, subject to prior appointment.

 TA wise, she is still quite weak! 

Need to reclaim 1.67 in order to reverse this


 downtrend and rises higher!

Yearly dpu of 9 cents, yield is 5.5% of which I think is quite good! 

Gearing is below 40%. Market cap is about 8.225b. 

Please dyodd.

She is rising up to test 1.67 soon. Now trading at 1.65 to 1.66 as of 12th July 1.12pm. Awesome! 


Mapletree Ind Tr- Dont miss out this giant Industrial cum DC reit!

 Wah, 2 nice green candlesticks appeared on the last for 2 days looks rather positive! 



She has managed to bounced off from 2.15 to close at 2.22 this is rather encouraging and might continue to rise up to test 2.25 than 2.30.

Please dyodd.

  

Mapletree Industrial Trust ("MIT") is a real estate investment trust listed on the Main Board of Singapore Exchange. Its principal investment strategy is to invest in a diversified portfolio of income-producing real estate used primarily for industrial purposes in Singapore and income-producing real estate used primarily as data centres worldwide beyond Singapore, as well as real estate-related assets. 



As at 31 March 2023, MIT's total assets under management was S$8.8 billion, which comprised 85 properties in Singapore and 56 properties in North America (including 13 data centres held through the joint venture with Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd). MIT's property portfolio includes Data Centres, Hi-Tech Buildings, Business Park Buildings, Flatted Factories, Stack-up/Ramp-up Buildings and Light Industrial Buildings.

MIT is managed by Mapletree Industrial Trust Management Ltd. and sponsored by Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd.



NAV is about 1.8653.

Yearly dividend of about 13.4 cents.

Yield is about 6% at 2.21.



Occupancy rate is 94.9%.

Gearing 37.4%.

The recent Private placement of 204.8m for the acquisition of data centre in Japan,Osaka. Looks like dpu is accretive! 

Looks like gd price is back!

Not a call to buy or sell!


Please dyodd.


The price has fallen below the recent Private placement price of  2.21, looks like a good pivot point!

Yield is about 6.11% based on current price of 2.18.

Immediate support is at 2.17.

Please dyodd.


Venture - She is gaining momentum and likely rise up to test 15.25! AGM is on 26th April, final dividend is coming! Yield is more than 5 percent for this blue chips counter, nice!

Venture  - She is gaining momentum and likely rise up to test 15.25! AGM is on 26th April, final dividend is coming! Yield is more than 5 pe...