|Bid||0.2050 x 0|
|Ask||0.2100 x 0|
|Day's range||0.2050 - 0.2100|
|52-week range||0.1580 - 0.2250|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.75|
|PE ratio (TTM)||12.06|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.02 (7.62%)|
|1y target est||0.22|
The Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for January 2019 dipped a further 0.4 points from the previous month to 50.7 amid a general downturn across the Asia region. This was its lowest reading since December 2016 and its fifth consecutive month of decline. Amidst this backdrop, Fu Yu Corporation (Fu Yu) has recently been receiving rather positive recommendations from the street. Why then is Fu Yu still the sole buy pick over a manufacturing slowdown?
Jadason Enterprises (Jadason) missed expectations with a loss of $0.4m. Although there was a recovery in gross profit margin to 22.4% driven by a better product mix in the PCB drilling segment, the 7% decline in revenue led to lower profitability. At the operating profit level, the distribution business incurred a loss of $0.5m while the PCB drilling business registered a profit of $0.3m. Excluding an exchange loss of $0.6m, adjusted net profit was $0.1m. In addition, the group remained in a net cash position. Jadason guided for a challenging 2H18 due to the trade tensions between the US and China which would affect the group’s end customers. Given the uncertain demand outlook, we lower our target price to $0.073 based on an unchanged one time price-to-book value. Maintain ADD. CIMB Research (16 Aug).