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Sep 12,2017 18:29:14

Plantation – Is The Current CPO Price Strength Sustainable?

Malaysian inventory levels are now at 1.94m tonnes, translating to an annualised stock/usage ratio of 10.3%. This is above the historical average of 9.5%, signalling that stock levels are officially in a surplus. With demand continuing to disappoint, with most of the main markets in negative territory YTD, we do not expect the current strength in CPO prices to persist. This would coincide with an anticipated softening of soybean prices once the initial impact of hurricanes in the US wear off and weather normalises. No change to our UNDERWEIGHT stance on the sector.

  • Malaysia’s CPO production rose 13.6% YoY in YTD-Aug, although August’s output was down by a slight 0.9% MoM from July. We believe production would pick up in the next couple of months, as most planters are expecting peak output to be in September/October. For the whole of 2017, we expect Malaysia’s CPO output growth to moderate to 10-12% YoY. 
  • Exports rose by 6.4% MoM in August, bringing YTD exports to a 2% increase YoY. In YTD-Aug, exports saw a rise to Pakistan (+14% YoY) and Philippines (+6%). This was offset by a decline in exports to China (-4% YoY) India (-29%) and the US (- 20.5%), while exports to the EU was flat YoY.
  • Inventory rose 8.8% MoM to 1.94m tonnes in August, despite a dip in output. Annualised stock/usage ratio for August is now at 10.3% (up from 9.5% in July), which is now above the 15-year historical average of 9.5%. This means that stock levels are now officially in a surplus situation. We expect to see a continuation of rising inventory levels, as production resumes its recovery during the peak seasonal period. 
  • 2Q17 results disappointed, as six companies (IOI Corp, Genting Plantations, TSH Resources, Kuala Lumpur Kepong, IJM Plantations and Felda Global Ventures) reported results that were below expectations. Two (Sime Darby and Sawarak Oil Palms) reported results above expectations, with only CB Industrial Product in line. We continue to see strong YoY FFB output growth in 2Q17, although most companies saw lower QoQ production growth. We observe Indonesia continuing to drive this growth, despite most companies guiding for growth to start moderating in 2H17. In Malaysia, while the growth recovery has not been consistent throughout the country, most companies are guiding for output to pick up more strongly in 2H17, with the peak output slated to be in September/October for Malaysia. Most companies continued to guide for strong double-digit FFB growth in 2017, coming from a low base in 2016. For those with downstream operations, we saw stronger QoQ margins, as feedstock prices fell. Most companies continue to guide for stronger margins at their downstream divisions, as selling prices have risen, while feedstock prices continue to weaken.
  • We maintain our UNDERWEIGHT rating on the sector, on the back of a strong output recovery and weak demand dynamics. Catalysts include a positive change to global demand and any extreme weather occurrences that would have an impact on global vegetable oil output. Our Top BUY is Sarawak Oil Palms while our Top SELL is London Sumatra. (Hoe Lee Leng)


Nov 14,2016 17:09:32

Indonesia: Currency update: IDR depreciation: Don’t panic
Effects of a shallow FX market; Buying opportunities exist
Based on Bank Indonesia’s data, ytd the average daily turnover for the IDR spot market is only USD1.7bn, which is shallow by regional standards, reflecting just 0.5x of GDP (exhibit 1), one of the lowest among its regional peers. Even worse is the 1M NDF market, which only trades at USD0.7bn a day ytd. Unfortunately, the NDF sometimes can influence the spot market, particularly on pressure stemming from the recent Trump election. However, given such illiquidity, we advise investors to remain calm, particularly as we believe the fundamentals in Indonesia remain largely unchanged. We note that, through years of balance sheet repair since the 1998 Financial Crisis, the Indonesian stock market’s net gearing has improved from more than 150% back then to 27.3% in 9M16. Furthermore, we believe Indonesia is currently in a good position given that its 3Q16 CAD of 1.86% is the lowest since 1Q12. In fact, we think the current situation presents buying opportunities for investors as we expect the IDR to become stronger by year-end. It is worth pointing out that there should still be around USD10bn to come in from tax amnesty repatriation between now and the end of 2016.

Sensitivity analysis: 1% weaker IDR = 0.9% market EPS
Given recent IDR gyrations, we present our latest currency sensitivity analysis on the IDR/1USD, in an effort to aid investors in better gauging their investments in Indonesia. Our study, based on 87 non-financial stocks under our coverage (62% of total JCI market capitalization), shows that each 1% IDR depreciation could lower the EPS of our covered stocks by 0.9% overall (exhibit 5). That said, it is not a surprise that a recent 3% negative swing in the NDF market spooked investors, as it could translate into a 3.6% wipeout in 2017 market EPS growth.  

Winners: Coal, Metals, Oil & Gas and Plantations

A stronger dollar should in general spell good news for sectors with dollar revenue such as Coal, Metals and Oil & Gas and Plantations (exhibit 5). By stock, our sensitivity analysis indicates that $SIMP, $WINS, $TBLA, $PTBA and $SGRO should be the major beneficiaries of IDR deprecation within our basket of stocks (exhibit 2).

Losers: Poultry, Property and Consumer Discretionary
Against a backdrop of a weaker IDR, sectors with large USD costs and borrowings should suffer: Poultry, Property and Consumer Discretionary (exhibit 5). Stock-wise, losers of a stronger dollar include heavily leveraged companies under our coverage: $SMCB, $LPKR and $MAPI (exhibit 3).

Safe havens: Mainly Construction and Telcos  

For investors seeking shelter from currency volatility, we point to the Construction and Telco sectors (exhibit 10 & 24). In terms of stocks, $JSMR, $SCMA, $SIDO and $WSKT (exhibit 4) should have their earnings relatively least altered by FX swings.

Nov 08,2016 18:43:19

$SIMP akan menyelesaikan pabrik pengolahan CPO di Surabaya pada 2018. Pabrik ini memiliki kapasitas 1.000 tons per hari.

Jun 07,2016 12:26:34

•PERTUMBUHAN EKONOMI : Pemerintah memberi sinyal penurunan asumsi laju produk domestik bruto dari usulan RAPBNP 2016 sebesar 5,3% menjadi 5,1%-5,2%. (BISNIS INDONESIA)

•REGULASI IMPOR PONSEL & KOMPUTER : Per 1 Juli, Importir Produsen Wajib Investasi
Mulai 1 Juli 2016, impor telepon seluler, komputer genggam (handheld), dan komputer tablet khususnya untuk perangkat yang berada dalam jaringan 4G LTE oleh importir produsen wajib menyertakan bukti investasi di dalam negeri. (BISNIS INDONESIA)

•INDUSTRI PAKAN TERNAK : Jagung Ditekan, Impor Gandum Melonjak, Pengetatan impor jagung berimbas pada meningkatnya impor gandum untuk pakan ternak. Penurunan impor jagung juga telah menyebabkan penyerapan komoditas itu dari petani lokal naik cukup signifikan. (BISNIS INDONESIA) Comment : good for BISI

•TAMBAHAN MODAL BUMN : PMN Cair, Rencana penerbitan saham baru oleh BUMN kembali mencuat setelah pemerintah mengusulkan Penyertaan Modal Negara (PMN) dalam Rancangan APBN Perubahan 2016 kepada DPR. (BISNIS INDONESIA)

•WTON : Perusahaan beton pracetak PT Wijaya Karya Beton Tbk. sudah mengantongi proyek infrastruktur HSR Jakarta-Bandung dan menggenggam total nilai kontrak baru hingga Rp1,3 triliun. (BISNIS INDONESIA)

•RI MASUK LIMA BESAR DUNIA - Ledakan Besar di Ritel : Lompatan peringkat Indonesia, dari 12 menjadi 5, dalam Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) 2016 kian mengonfirmasi terjadinya booming sektor ritel di Tanah Air. (BISNIS INDONESIA) Comment : Good For ACES, RANC

•STOK CPO MENURUN : Ramadan Kerek Harga CPO, Persediaan minyak kelapa sawit di Malaysia, sebagai produsen kedua terbesar di dunia, diprediksi menyusut ke level terendah dalam dua tahun terakhir. Harga pun berpeluang mencapai level 2.900 ringgit per ton pada bulan ini. (BISNIS INDONESIA) Good For LSIP, AALI

•TLKM : PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk mengaku sudah meraih pendapatan sekitar Rp 15 triliun dari segmen High End Market yang dikelola Enterprise Customer Facing Unit (CFU). (INDO TELKO)

•BBRI- BMRI : Bank BRI (Persero) Tbk dan Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk berkomitmen membiayai permodalan bagi distributor minyak pelumas buatan PT Pertamina Lubricants. (KOMPAS)

•BMRI : Bank Mandiri’s e-money solution provider PT Digital Artha Media (DAM) will sign partnership agreements with 13 e-commerce companies while Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF) has joined hands with several venture capital firms to fund the 16 sub-sectors in the creative industry. (DEAL STREET ASIA)

•Harga Nickel Dan Timah
Tin 3M : 16945  +350  +2.11%
Nickel 3M : 8665  +165  +1.94%



May 16,2016 23:03:36
1Q growth was strong (ICBP EBIT 32% y/y growth), sustainability is questionable but at least will be better than last year;
Wage increase (10-12%) tops inflation (5%); Jan to Mar saw an uptrend, No numbers released for April.
Sales contribution:66% noodles, 19% dairy, 6% snacks, 2% food seasonings, and rest are nutrition & special foods and beverages.
-         Sustainable margin 13-15% even - in the long run
-         Indofood has strong penetration. Growth probably 1-3% in the next 5 years. Price will mirror inflation
-         Top line will see high single digits growth
-         Two players market: INDF (75%) and Wings (25%)
-         95% domestic sales
-         Competition: Not worried with Mie mewah as users are very loyal to instant noodle brands
Dairy (stellar 32% y/y vol growth in 1Q, with margin expanding by 10% to 18.5%):
-         Expanded in weaker areas esp for milk and condensed milk
-         Targeted  marketing approach last year
-         Margin strength supported by drop in global milk prices
-         But milk price is very volatile
-         Sustainable margin 7-9%
-         Last year saw customers down trading to cheaper products
-         Trend reversing back this year
-         Guided for 30% growth this year, but only flat in 1Q
-         Will revise this down, and increase on dairy
Seasonings: Margin squeezed on higher packaging cost and higher ingredients
Agri: Guiding for flat production this year at max, from -5% y/y earlier. Price expectations? Price taker and they don't hedge
Bogasari: Flour is growing 9% in 1Q; 70% of sales are going into ICBP, rest into industrial players; Inline with industry growth
Downside risks:
-         Mixed signals
-         They can probably achieve guidance of low double digits growth
INDF breakdown:
-         Sales : 52% CBP; 24% Bogasari; 16% Agri; 8% Distribution
-         EBIT: 63% CBP; 24% Bogasari; 11% Agri; 1.6% Dist
-         Marketing expenses as % of sales have been increasing: ICBP is 4.2% of net sales, budget is 5%; Lower than peers


May 03,2016 08:56:12
Indofood Sukses - Support from margin expansion

INDF's 1Q16 results were above estimates (29% FY16F) on better-than-expected margin. We subsequently raised our FY16-17F earnings estimates by 10-11% and upgraded our TP to IDR8,500 from IDR8,000. Our new TP implies 20% discount to our SOTP valuation, similar to previous TP, or 18x PER FY17F. Maintain BUY as we expect INDF to benefit from its exposure to the CBP business and El Nino’s positive impact on its agribusiness.

Apr 18,2016 08:54:59
Indofood Sukses Makmur(INDF) - EBIT Lifted By Consumer And Agri Units
We maintain BUY on Indofood with a higher IDR8,600 TP (from IDR7,150, 20% upside) as we changed our valuation base to SOP (from P/E). Higher consumer branded products (CBP) and agribusiness earnings should boost its EBIT, thanks to lower input costs and a higher CPO price. In addition, an improved distribution network should enable Indofood to identify the sales trend for each region, which could boost its sales. Key risks to our call include a significant decline in the price of CPO.

¨ Better CBP EBIT. Indofood Sukses Makmur’s (Indofood) CBP division, which produces noodles, should benefit from lower flour costs – which makes up the main cost of its inputs. In 1Q16, flour prices declined 2-3% from lower commodity wheat prices and a stabilised IDR. We think flour prices should decline further on the back of a downtrend in wheat prices and the entry of new players, which commonly set their prices lower than those of existing players. This could lead to price competition and ultimately benefit CBP players.

¨ Accelerating EBIT for agri unit. Its agribusiness should directly benefit from a higher CPO price due to lower supply. We estimate that the disruption in CPO supply after last year’s El Nino could boost the average CPO price by 14% YoY to IDR8,000/kg in 2016F (2015: IDR7,000/kg). Since most agribusiness’ costs are fixed, a higher CPO price should increase EBIT significantly.

¨ Strengthened distribution network. Its distribution arm aggresively expanded its network by establishing new branches, adding stock points and increasing the number of registered retail outlets. It also strengthened its logistics capabilities, by adding sales team workforces. Indofood aims to grow its penetration – especially in rural areas – by expanding its outlets.

¨ Likely to maintain dominant position in flour. Despite new flour producers flooding the Indonesian market for the past three years, Bogasari – the largest local flour producer – has maintained its market share of ~60%. This year, Wings and Mayora group are expanding and building new flour mills. This should not hurt Bogasari’s position, in our view, thanks to its strong brand names. To deal with rising competition, Bogasari will focus on maintaining its current customers and helping them to grow faster than the industry average.

¨ Maintain BUY. We raise our TP – which is now based on SOP (from P/E previously) – to IDR8,600 (from IDR7,150). Our TP implies 19x/17x FY16F/FY17F P/Es. Indofood’s FY15 earnings fell to IDR3trn (-25% YoY), driven by higher unrealised forex losses on foreign currency-denominated debts which caused financing costs to surge. However, its FY15 core earnings were still in line with expectations. Hence, we maintain our FY16F/FY17F core earnings at IDR3.6trn/4.1trn.

Apr 12,2016 11:19:17
Plantation: Inventory Drops Below 2m Tonnes

Malaysia’s inventory level has dropped below the all-important 2m tonne psychological mark to 1.89m tonnes. We expect it to hover around these levels for the next few months, as CPO production may remain flattish until end-2Q16/early-3Q16. We also expect strong CPO prices to persist until the start of the run-up of the next seasonal peak. Maintain OVERWEIGHT. First Resources, Genting Plantations and London Sumatra are our Top Picks for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia respectively.

¨ Malaysia’s CPO production rose 16.9% MoM in March, coming from a short month in February and an improvement in rainfall. YoY production was still down 18.4% in March, while YTD production declined 10.2%. We expect FFB output to remain flattish over the next few months, before starting the run-up to the next seasonal peak at end-2Q16/beginning-3Q16.

¨ Better exports in March. Given the shortened February (a festive month), March’s exports recovered 22.9% MoM and brought YTD (Mar 2016) exports to an increase of 10.5% YoY. This was due to higher exports to India (+10% YoY) and the EU (+23% YoY), offset by lower exports to China (-27% YoY).

¨ Inventory fell below 2m tonnes, dropping by a steep 13.1% MoM to 1.8m tonnes. We highlight that stock/usage ratios are now at 10.9% (down from 13.2% in February) and close to the 12-year average of 10%. We expect inventory levels to hover around these levels for the next few months.

¨ Recent developments:
i. US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) planting intentions survey results show that soybean planting to decline 0.5% to 82.24m acres in 2016, while corn planting is set to rise 6.4% YoY to 93.6m acres;

ii. China’s edible oil imports rose YTD Feb 2016 (+35.6% YoY) while palm oil imports rose 5.7% YoY (vs soybean import decline of 8.7%);

iii. India saw strong 21.8% YoY growth in edible oil imports in YTD Feb 2016, with palm oil imports up 11%. We expect this growth rate to be maintained, as India expects to import 10-15% more edible oil in 2016;

iv. Malaysia’s reinstated export tax levy of 5% for April (for CPO price above MYR2,400/tonne) should see downstream players record better margins as this translates to a USD30-35/tonne discount for CPO feedstock. Although it is still smaller than Indonesia’s USD50/tonne discount, it does make Malaysian refiners slightly more competitive.

¨ Still OVERWEIGHT. We expect more upside for plantation stocks, as most still only reflect CPO prices of MYR2,300-2,500/tonne. YTD, Malaysian CPO production is down 10% but CPO prices have risen 22%. Our Top Pick for the region remains First Resources, while Genting Plantations and London Sumatra Indonesia are top choices for Malaysia and Indonesia respectively.

May 11,2015 12:57:15
Indeks Harga Saham Gabungan (IHSG) menguat +0,1% (+3 poin) di level 5184,45 poin pada penutupan perdagangan sesi 1, Senin (11/5). Indeks LQ45 naik +0,15% ke posisi 900. Jakarta Islamic Index (JII) naik +0,27% ke posisi 699 poin. Indeks Kompas 100 naik +0,19% ke level 1.134 poin. IDX30 naik +0,15% ke level 466 poin. Pemodal asing membukukan transaksi net sell (jual bersih) -Rp37 miliar. Transaksi yang tercapai Rp2,136 triliun dengan volume trading sebanyak 5,755 miliar saham. Sektor: Agri +2,07% Mining +1,70% Properti -0,69% Infrastruktur +0,16% Finance +0,04% Trade -0,14% Manufaktur -0,17% Consumer -1,17% Basic ind -0,07% Misc-ind -0,25% Kini sektor agro dan mining menjadi penopang utama laju IHSG pada perdagangan sesi siang awal pekan ini. Saham agri ditunjang oleh naiknya AALI +3,07%. BWPT ++3,75%. DSNG +1,41%. GZCO +1,12%. SIMP +2,34%. SSMS +1,01%. Adapun saham-saham mining yang bergerak naik antara lain: ADRO +5,23%. ANTM +0,63%. ARTI +4,44%. HRUM +2,97%. INCO +1,24%. ITMG +5,51%. Kelompok saham properti bergerak negatif seiring terbitnya Revisi PMK No 90 /PMK.03/2015 tentang pengenaan pajak barang super mewah (PPh 22) untuk properti. Saham-saham properti yang melorot adalah: APLN -1,73%. BSDE -0,28%. CTRA -2,92%. JRPT -7,34%. LPCK -0,90% . LPKR -1,19%. Adapun sektor yang turun paling dalam adalah consumer -1,17%. Koreksi consumer dimotori saham: DVLA -1,11%. KAEF -0,84%. GGRM -0,16%. TSPC -1,67%. ULTJ -2,35%. UNVR -0,06%. Bursa Asia Sentimen kebijan Tiongkok yang memangkas suku bunga menjadi sentimen utama bagi market regional. Bank Sentral Tiongkok (People`s Bank of China (PBOC) menurunkan suku bunga kredit dan deposito bertenor 1 tahun sebesar 25 bps. Indeks Nikkei naik +1,27% (+245,32 poin) ke posisi 19.624,51 poin. Indeks Hang Seng naik +0,50% (+132,29 poin) ke level 27.714,63 poin Indeks Shanghai naik +1,18% (+49,62 poin) ke posisi 4.255,54 poin Indeks Straits Times +0,46% (+15,72 poin) ke level 3.467 poin (pukul 12.00 WIB).