UMS Holdings - Maybank Research 2023-11-14: Recovery On Track; brighter Outlook

UMS Holdings - Recovery On Track; brighter Outlook

UMS (SGX:558) | SGinvestors.ioUMS (SGX:558)
  • UMS (SGX:558) reported 3Q23 revenue of S$71.3m and PATMI of S$15.3m, in line with our/consensus estimates. Management expects 4Q23E semi-con revenue to be flat but the aerospace segment to continue to pick up.
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  • Interim dividends were increased to S$0.012, bringing yield to 4.3% for FY24E. As a result, we maintain BUY on UMS with a target price of S$1.44, pegged to 11x FY24E P/E.

Margins improve on new contract terms

  • UMS's 3Q23 revenue decreased 29% y-o-y and PATMI fell 64% but margins improved materially, growing to 51.2% from 50.5% in 3Q22, mainly due to better FX as well as new contract terms with its key customer where lower volume resulted in higher pricing.
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  • Customer orders are still expected to pick up in FY24E but remain stable for 4Q23E. Aerospace continues to be profitable and is still benefiting from a sector recovery.

Ramp up still on track

  • UMS has received in-principle agreement with a new customer whom we believe to be LAM Research (Nasdaq: LRCX) for a 3-year contract with a renewal option. UMS still expects S$30m contribution in FY24 and S$300m top-line contributions p.a. in the next 3- 5 years.
  • If all goes well, FY24E could potentially be a good year for UMS.

Better prospects plus attractive 4.3% yield

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Above is the excerpt from report by Maybank Research.
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Jarick Seet Maybank Research | 2023-11-14

Read also Maybank's most recent report:
2024-02-29 UMS - Better To Wait & See; Downgrade To HOLD.

Previous report by Maybank:
2024-02-05 UMS - Positive 4Q23 Results Ahead.

Price targets by 4 other brokers at UMS Target Prices.

Listing of research reports at UMS Analyst Reports.

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