DBS - RHB Invest 2023-05-03: Guidance Cut As Outlook Softens; Downgrade To NEUTRAL

DBS - Guidance Cut As Outlook Softens; Downgrade To NEUTRAL

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  • Downgrade DBS (SGX:D05) to NEUTRAL from Buy, new S$35.70 target price from S$39.80, 8% upside with FY23F 5% yield.
  • DBS’s 1Q23 results are broadly in line. Key highlights: NIM expansion (albeit moderating), healthy fee income growth and solid asset quality.
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DBS's 1Q23 within expectations.

  • DBS’s 1Q23 net profit of S$2.57bn (+43% y-o-y, +10% q-o-q) comprises 25% and 27% of our and Street FY23F earnings. Reported ROE improved to 18.6% (4Q22: 17.2%) while CET-1 was a strong 14.4%.
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  • In 1Q23, PPOP rose 16% q-o-q, on an 8% q-o-q rise in operating income and a 4% q-o-q drop in opex as 4Q22 was bumped up by accelerated depreciation, special awards to staff and the integration of Citi Consumer Taiwan. Net profit growth was moderated by allowances of S$161m (4Q22: S$42m net writeback).

Loan growth tweaked.

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Singapore Research RHB Securities Research | https://www.rhbgroup.com/ 2023-05-03

Read also RHB's most recent report:
2024-03-26 DBS - Upcoming 1Q24 Results Unlikely To Surprise.

Previous report by RHB:
2024-03-22 DBS's ESG - Moving In The Right Direction Towards Sustainability.

Price targets by 5 other brokers at DBS Target Prices.

Listing of research reports at DBS Analyst Reports.

Relevant links:
DBS Share Price History,
DBS Announcements,
DBS Dividends & Corporate Actions,
DBS News Articles


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