Genting Berhad / Lim Kok Thay

Re: Genting Berhad / Lim Kok Thay

Postby winston » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:30 am

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Gaming sector upgraded due to lower duty than expected

21 Nov 2018

“Given that the negative impact from the gaming tax hike has been fairly priced in, and with the lower-than-initially expected VIP gaming tax serving as a pleasant surprise, investors may now refocus on Genting Group’s catalysts in 2019,” UOBKayHian said.

PETALING JAYA: The gaming sector has been upgraded to an Overweight from Market Weight previously, as UOB KayHian Research expects duty for the VIP segment to be raised to 20% of gross gaming revenue, lower than the initially expected 35%.

In a report, the research house said its channel checks firmly suggested the duty for the VIP segment would be raised by 10 percentage point to 20% from January 2019 onwards.

This, it said, was consistent with the Genting Group’s earlier announcement, which inferred that its gaming duties would be subject to 10 percentage point hikes.

It noted that the announcement during Budget 2019 had only referred to a singular rate of 35%, sparking concerns among investors.

“Given that the negative impact from the gaming tax hike has been fairly priced in, and with the lower-than-initially expected VIP gaming tax serving as a pleasant surprise, investors may now refocus on Genting Group’s catalysts in 2019,” it said.

The research house said Genting Malaysia Bhd’s share price, from its current low base, could react positively to the soon-to-be-opened indoor theme park, which features over 20 rides and attractions, as well as the opening of the Fox Theme Park, slated for the first quarter of 2019.

“Both openings will significantly raise visitor arrivals to Genting Highlands with modest spillover into gaming volumes, particularly the mass market segment,” it said.

It also expects parent company Genting Bhd’s share price to trend up in the lead-up to Genting Singapore’s submission of its bid for the Japan integrated resorts concession, anticipated to take place in the second half of 2019.

The share prices of Genting Malaysia and Genting Bhd have dropped by 20% and 3% since the Budget 2019 speech, down 38% and 29% from their respective year-to-date peaks.

Genting Malaysia was upgraded to a Buy with a higher target price of RM4.30, while its 2019-2020 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was raised by 18%-19%, on revised assumptions of a lower increase in the VIP gaming tax, as well as lower cost cuts.

“We continue to expect Genting Malaysia to conduct cost-cutting measures to mitigate the impact of the tax hike. “However, we have revised down our assumption of the annual 2019-2020 cost cut from RM200mil (about 3% ofthe total cost of the Malaysian operations) to RM100mil,” it said.

It noted that a 20% VIP gaming tax should not force Genting Malaysia to cut cost as severely as originally expected, and instead, induce the group to expand its non-gaming and non-core related ventures.

For the parent company, the research house has maintained its Buy call on the counter, with a higher target price of RM8.05, while the 2019-2020 EBITDA has been revised by 5%-6%.

“We still prefer Genting Bhd over Genting Malaysia, as it is cheaper and has indirect exposure via Genting Singapore on stable Singapore operations and greenfield integrated resorts opportunity in Japan,” it said.

However, it noted that there were impairment risks in the group’s investments in its non-core businesses, such as pharmaceutical company TauRx.

Source: The Star

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Re: Genting Berhad / Lim Kok Thay

Postby winston » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:03 am

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Wynn files injunction against RWLV project

Wynn Resorts has filed a preliminary injunction to halt the ongoing construction work on Genting’s Resort World Las Vegas project.

The court is giving Genting more time to file its response.

Lawsuit has no impact on Genting’s FY18-20F EPS; remains an Add.

Remains an Add

We maintain our EPS forecasts and TP, based on an unchanged 30% RNAV discount to reflect weak equity market conditions. The stock remains an Add.

A re-rating catalyst is the opening of the new outdoor theme park in Malaysia in 2019 while the
failure to do so is a de-rating catalyst.


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Re: Genting Berhad / Lim Kok Thay

Postby winston » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:24 pm

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Dec 3, 2018

Strong 3Q earnings despite impairment

3Q core earnings up 44% y-o-y
No updates/clarifications the development of outdoor theme park
Cut FY18-19 earnings by 1-14%
Maintain BUY with lower TP of RM8.75

Maintain BUY with a lower TP of RM8.75.

We maintain our BUY recommendation on GENT with a lower SOP-based TP of RM8.75, mainly to reflect the combined effect of:-
(1) lowering our TP for GENM
(2) removing the dilutive impact of remaining company warrants from our model. This is
because the warrants are expiring on 18th Dec 2018, while the exercise price of RM7.96 is significantly higher than GENT’s current share price and
(3) bookkeeping purposes.


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Re: Genting Berhad / Lim Kok Thay

Postby winston » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:42 pm

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Dec 3, 2018

Genting Bhd
3QFY18: Hit by GENM provision


At 69% of full-year forecasts, 9M18 core net profit was in line with our/market expectations as we project a stronger 4Q profit from GENM.

The company provided RM1,834m for the US Native American Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe promissory notes, which was not a surprise to us.

Remains an Add; TP falls from RM10.39 to RM8.90.

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Re: Genting Berhad / Lim Kok Thay

Postby winston » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:47 pm

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Happy ending to Genting-Wynn dispute

by Gigi Chua

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 29): Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) and Wynn Resorts jointly announced on Monday that both companies had reached a settlement agreement on a dispute involving trade dress and copyright infringement claims surrounding the design of the US$4 billion (RM16.45 billion) RWLV project.

RWLV is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Bhd.

Genting senior vice president of public affairs and development Michael Levoff said in a statement: "Genting's RWLV project will be the launching point for the next generation of integrated resorts, and the aesthetics of the project will play an important role in its future success.

While the company believes the design to have had differences with Wynn and Encore's once fully realized, after further consideration and conversations with the Wynn team, we have directed our design team to make several changes that will clearly differentiate the two properties."

Levoff said the mutually beneficial settlement will allow Genting to continue to develop RWLV with minimal impact to cost and the overall project timeline.

Meanwhile, Wynn chief communications officer Michael Weaver said Wynn's world-renowned signature architecture and design are among the elements that have built its brand's reputation for excellence.

"RWLV's initial design had elements which had similarity to our resorts in Las Vegas, Macau and Boston. The new design changes offered by Genting will resolve the concerns we expressed about the similarity of the design.

"We welcome and look forward to RWLV's opening. Their future success will benefit all of Las Vegas," Weaver said.
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Re: Genting Berhad / Lim Kok Thay

Postby winston » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:41 pm

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Genting's resort redesign could lead to higher depreciation, amortisation charges — HLIB Research

by Tan Xue Ying

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 30): While Genting Bhd's additional cost for redesigning Resort World Las Vegas (RWLV) may not impact immediate earnings, it could lead to higher depreciation and amortisation charges, said Hong Leong Investment Bank Research (HLIB Research).

This follows the settlement on a dispute between Genting's RWLV and Wynn Resort, involving trade dress and copyright infringement claims surrounding the design of the former's upcoming RWLV hotel and resort property, announced just yesterday.

In a note this morning, HLIB Research wrote: "While there could be additional cost of redesigning RWLV's resort, we opine that this would not impact immediate earnings as the incremental cost is likely to be capitalised (i.e. capital expenditure of constructing the property).

"Nonetheless, upon completion of the resort, this could lead to higher depreciation and amortisation charges associated with the additional cost from the design changes.

The magnitude of the additional cost was not disclosed but is expected to be announced at a later date," said HLIB Research analyst Rachael Hong, adding that forecasts are unchanged due to the lack of cost details.

HLIB has downgraded the stock to "hold", from "buy" previously, with an unchanged target price of RM7.12. The downgrade took into account the 9% rise in Genting shares since its recent upgrade on Dec 19, 2018.

At 9.42am, shares in Genting were up five sen or 0.73% to RM6.94, valuing the group at RM26.53 billion.

Source: The Edge

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Re: Genting Berhad / Lim Kok Thay

Postby winston » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:34 am

FY18 core net profit and EBITDA hit record high!

Maintain BUY call; TP tweaked up 10sen to MYR9.60

Note that both FY18 core net profit and EBITDA were record highs.

We trim FY19/FY20E earnings largely to reflect higher depreciation at RWS but our resilient EBITDA estimates are relatively unchanged.

Our SOPbased TP is tweaked up by 1% to MYR9.60.

Still trading at an attractive 45% discount to SOP/sh, we continue to prefer GENT as a cheaper
exposure to GENM (GITP) and GENS (potential RWS and Japan expansion).

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Re: Genting Berhad / Lim Kok Thay

Postby winston » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:41 am

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Genting (GENT MK)
4Q18: Above Expectations


4Q18 results were above expectations, mainly due to better-than-expected O&G and power divisions.

Overall, core EBTIDA increased 8% in 2018, with GENS’ shining performance being the key contributor.

We still prefer GENT over GENM for its indirect exposure via GENS which is seeing stable Singapore operations and greenfield IR opportunity in Japan.

Maintain BUY with a higher target price of RM8.70.

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