Econpile

Econpile

Postby winston » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:17 am

September 26, 2014

AmResearch maintains Buy on Econpile

KUALA LUMPUR: AmResearch has maintained its Buy call on Econpile Holdings Bhd with an unchanged fair value of RM1.28/share – pegged to a PE of 15 times FY15F EPS, it said on Friday.

The group announced yesterday that it has secured a RM35.4mil job to undertake substructure works for a serviced apartments project at Lorong Stonor.

The letter of award was awarded by Cipta Klasik (M) Sdn Bhd and comprises earthworks, bored piling, contiguous bored pile and basement substructure works. The duration of the job is 15 months and is expected to commence on 7 Oct.

This is the fourth job that the group has announced since its listing on 30 June. In total, the group has secured RM171mil worth of new jobs for FY15F.
Recall that the group has secure three jobs worth RM135.5mil since its listing.

"The new contract win fortifies our view of Econpile as a leading piling contractor in the market. We expect more new jobs to follow through given its strong tender book of RM2bil," AmResearch said.

Notably, the group is bidding for more building jobs which command higher margins compared to that of infrastructure jobs. Its KVMRT2 job is expected completion next month and will free up 10-12 machines.

"As such, we believe that Econpile will be able to secure more building jobs moving forward. We have a conservative new order book replenishment of RM320mil for FY15F.

"We expect net margins to improve by 1-2ppts per annum as the group focuses on building jobs which yield better margins. Note that as at end-June, 10% of its estimated outstanding order book of RM490mil are infrastructure-related.

"Given its experience in the KVMRT1 project, we expect Econpile to be a frontrunner for piling works in KVMRT2," it noted.

AmResearch also said that Econpile is also in a net cash position and has adopted a 20% payout dividend policy. Econpile is a strong beneficiary of rising jobs flow, with strong execution and concerted efforts to improve margins.

Source: The Star
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Re: Econpile

Postby winston » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:20 am

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Trading Buy: 5253 - ECONBHD
(Last price: RM0.475, Potential upside +26.3%)

Company Profile
ECONBHD (listed in June 2014) is the largest listed piling specialist providing piling solutions and foundation works, which includes earth retaining systems, earthworks, substructure and basement construction works

Trading Catalyst

We opine that the 54% meltdown in share prices since GE14 has grossly priced in the headwinds currently faced by the construction sector, in wake of a major cutback in infrastructure spending and the reduction in overall margins

We remain positive on ECONBHD due to:
(1) High barrier of entry given the considerable costs of equipment and machinery, as well as the limited availability of experienced operators,
(2) Lower payment risk compared to industry,
(3) Potential revival of certain mega projects, albeit on a smaller scale
(4) Sturdy balance sheet (0.04x net gearing end Dec) provides the Group greater flexibility for project execution/expansion and sustainable dividend payment, and
(5) Attractive risk-reward profile at 9.8x FY20E P/E (30% lower compared to its peers), with strong outstanding order book of ~RM1bn to provide earnings visibility over the next two years and a decent 3.1% yield.

Poised for a downtrend line breakout near RM0.50

Technical View
Resistance: RM0.500 / RM0.570 / RM0.600
Support: RM0.440 / RM0.420
Cut loss: RM0.415

Key Financial Stats
Trading at 9.8x FY20E P/E (30% lower compared to its peers), with strong outstanding order book of ~RM1bn and a decent 3.1% yield.

Source: HLIB
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Re: Econpile

Postby winston » Fri May 03, 2019 9:20 am

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Trading Buy: ECONBHD-5253
(Last price: RM0.625, Potential upside +28.0%)

Company Profile

ECONBHD (listed in June 2014) is the largest listed piling specialist providing piling solutions and foundation works, which includes earth retaining systems, earthworks, substructure and basement construction works.


Trading Catalyst

Following a 22% slump in 7 trading days to RM0.625 from YTD high of RM0.80 (18 Apr), ECONBHD provides an attractive risk-reward profile at 12.3x FY20E P/E (18% lower against peers), supported by superior ROE, coupled with robust order book ~RM1bn (after securing RM620m contracts in 9MFY19).

Overall, ECONBHD remains the market leader in the piling and foundation with its expertise in undertaking complex and larger scale jobs. After a sluggish 1HFY19 (mainly due to the variation orders, cost overrun and impairment of its trade receivables), 2HFY19 and FY20-21 earnings are expected to improve further, backed by solid RM1bn order book and potential more job replenishments as the sector dynamics have turned positive .

Technically, ECONBHD may be due for a downtrend reversal to test RM0.70-0.78 territories after a brief consolidation.

Technical View
Resistance: RM0.650 / RM0.700 / RM0.800
Support: RM0.600 / RM0.575
Cut loss: RM0.560

Key Financial Stats
Trading at 12.3x FY20E P/E (18% below peers), supported by high FY20 ROE of 16.5% (116% higher than peers).

Source: HLIB
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Re: Econpile

Postby winston » Thu May 30, 2019 7:38 am

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Piling company Econpile bags contracts worth RM638mil

PETALING JAYA: Piling and foundation specialist Econpile Holdings Bhd has bagged new contracts cumulatively worth RM638.6mil in the financial year ending June 30, 2019 to date, the company said in a statement yesterday.

In spite of headwinds in the construction sector, the company said the new wins encompassed piling and substructure works for property developments, such as the Terra Putrajaya mixed development and Phase 2 of Pavilion Damansara Heights.

“The balance consisted of piling works for infrastructure projects like Gemas-Johor Bahru electrified double track rail and Hospital Kuala Lumpur underground station of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit 2.

“Econpile’s new wins and projects in hand bring the Group orderbook to approximately RM1bil, which will provide earnings visibility over the next 18 months,” it said.

Meanwhile, the company reported a net profit of RM21.75mil in the third quarter ending March 31, 2019, which was an 8% drop from RM23.72mil in the previous corresponding period while revenue in the third quarter fell to RM138.26mil from RM205.05mil a year earlier.

For the nine-months period ended March 31, 2019, Econpile’s net profit plunged to RM2.34mil from RM67.64mil in the previous corresponding period, while revenue slipped to RM486.74mil from RM536.12mil a year earlier.

Econpile said the group recorded a decline in current period revenue from both the piling segments from property development projects and infrastructure projects of RM36.2mil or 8.9% and RM13.2mil or 10.2%, respectively, as a results of a weaker local construction market and deferment in certain infrastructure projects.

As for its other divisions, the company said rental incomes of equipment and gains from the disposal of machineries amounted to RM2mil compared to RM6.9mil in the preceding year corresponding period.

Source: The Star

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Re: Econpile

Postby winston » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:07 am

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Trading Buy: ECONBHD - 5253
Sideways consolidation breakout
(Last price: RM0.765, Potential upside +28.1%)

Company Profile

ECONBHD (listed in June 2014) is the largest listed piling specialist providing piling solutions and foundation works, which includes earth retaining systems, earthworks, substructure and basement construction works.

Trading Catalyst

Following several contracts being awarded to ECONBHD since October, it has brought YTD orderbook to c.RM900m, which may sustain the earnings for next two years.

Pipeline of job opportunities that could emerge in the future include the Klang Valley Double Track, ECRL, KL-SG HSR, and Klang Valley MRT 3 and ECONBHD is likely to become a major contender to capture a slice of the jobs given its proven track record.

The share price has breached above the upper band of the consolidation phase at RM0.76 with improved volumes.

Technical View
Resistance: RM0.850 / RM0.870 / RM0.980
Support: RM0.740 / RM0.730
Cut loss: RM0.710

Source: Bloomberg, HLIB
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