Centurion - RHB Invest 2023-08-22: More Positive On Improving Rates; Keep BUY

Centurion - More Positive On Improving Rates; Keep BUY

Centurion Corp (SGX:OU8) | SGinvestors.ioCenturion Corp (SGX:OU8)
  • We raise our target price for Centurion to S$0.62 after a robust 1H23 performance that saw strong occupancy and rental rates continuing to improve. We expect growth ahead, driven by better capacity, occupancy, and rental rates, as we see scope for these matrices to improve going forward.
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  • Keep BUY rating on Centurion with higher S$0.62 target price from S$0.51, 43% upside and ~2% yield.

1H23 above estimates.

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  • Occupancy remains strong – at close to full capacity – in Singapore, followed by 94%, 92%, and 86% in Malaysia, the UK, and Australia.
  • Both gross (72%; +4.6ppts) and operating margins (58%; +6.4ppts) improved on operating leverage. This was offset by higher-than-expected finance costs, which brought core earnings to S$34m (+30% y-o-y).
  • An interim dividend of S$0.01 was declared, representing a payout ratio of more than 20%, i.e. above expectations. See Centurion's dividend dates.

Positive on rental rates and higher bed capacities going forward.

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Alfie Yeo RHB Securities Research | https://www.rhbgroup.com/ 2023-08-22

Read also RHB's most recent report:
2024-05-20 Centurion - More Positive On Better Occupancy Rates; Still BUY.

Previous report by RHB:
2024-04-18 Centurion - Entering HK Student Accommodation Market; BUY.

Price targets by 2 other brokers at Centurion Target Prices.

Listing of research reports at Centurion Analyst Reports.

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


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