SI Research: Hi-P International – Is The High Payout Sustainable?
Singapore’s manufacturing sector remains a major growth driver for the economy. According to data from the Economic Development Board, overall output rose 11.1 percent in May 2018, defying expectations of a slowdown. While the growth was not across the board, the key electronics cluster registered a 17.1 percent expansion in output. Semiconductors performed well with a robust growth of 26.9 percent, up from 15 percent in April 2018. The rest of the electronic segments registered a decrease in output. Since our previous coverage in July 2017, Hi-P International’s (Hi-P) share price has increased by over 40 percent to $1.30 at the time of writing. Although the current price is a steep drop from its 52-week high of $2.72 recorded in March 2018, investors who picked up their shares