ComfortDelGro - CGS-CIMB Research 2023-11-14: Further Earnings Recovery Taking Shape In 3Q23

ComfortDelGro - Further Earnings Recovery Taking Shape In 3Q23

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  • ComfortDelGro (SGX:C52)’s PATMI grew to S$50m (+9% q-o-q, +54% y-o-y) in 3Q23, roughly in line with our preview of S$52m. The sequential PATMI improvement was driven by
    1. strong margin recovery in its UK public bus business,
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    3. lower taxi rental discounts in China with normalisation of activities post-COVID reopening.
  • 9M23 PATMI made up 69%/72% of our/Bloomberg consensus’ FY23F – we expect further earnings recovery in 4Q23F.

UK operations returned to profitability in 3Q23

  • ComfortDelGro’s UK operations returned to positive EBIT in 3Q23 at S$6.1m (1H23: -S$5.8m, FY22: -S$10.4m).
  • Recall that ComfortDelGro granted its London Metroline public bus drivers an 11% pay increase, with a 10% increase in back pay in Dec 2022, to avert strike action. With annual indexation of service fees on route anniversary (~70% completed in 9M23), the higher costs absorbed by ComfortDelGro are being gradually passed on to the government.
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Singapore operations stable in 3Q23

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Above is the excerpt from research report by CGS-CIMB.
Clients of CGS-CIMB may access the full report in PDF @

ONG Khang Chuen CFA CGS-CIMB Research | 2023-11-14

Previous report by CGS-CIMB:
2023-10-10 ComfortDelGro - A Smoother Ride.

Price targets by 6 other brokers at ComfortDelGro Target Prices.

Listing of research reports at ComfortDelGro Analyst Reports.

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