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Tencent – Dishing Out Another Special Dividend This Quarter

Tencent – Dishing Out Another Special Dividend This Quarter

I wanted to quickly run through my thoughts on the Tencent latest Q3 earnings announced yesterday.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Brian Halim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @3Fs and has close to 2500 followers.

First up, operating metrics – monthly active users (MAU) is still up year on year and quarter on quarter for both Weixin + Wechat as well as Mobile QQ but as you can see, they are approaching the matured 1.3b numbers so inevitably growth is slowing down on this front.

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SEA Limited’s Q3 & 9M FY2022 Results

SEA Limited’s Q3 & 9M FY2022 Results

Unless you have been living under a rock, I’m sure you should know about all the negativity surround SEA Limited (NYSE:SE) at the moment – as a result of the economic headwinds, and with the company sinking deeper into a net loss position, it has made the painful decision to undergo a few rounds of retrenchment exercises.

The company’s top management have also made the decision to forgo their salaries until it achieves ‘self-sufficency.’ Additionally, the CEO Mr Forrest Li, also said the company will be changing its focus from growth to achieving net profit.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Jun Yuan Lim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2100 followers.

Yesterday evening (15 November), the company have made available its results for the 3rd quarter, as well as for the first 9 months of the financial year 2022, and as a shareholder of the NYSE-listed company (with my average price at US$191.87), you will find my review (where I will be highlighting the good and bad) about its latest financial performance, cash flow statement, along with comments from its CEO. 

SEA Limited derives its revenue from 3 business segments:

i. Digital Entertainment – Through Garena, a leading online games developer and publisher with games such as League of Legends, Call of Duty, Arena of Valor, Free Fire, and Speed Drifters;

ii. E-commerce & Other Services – Through Shopee, a leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, along with SeaMoney, a leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia (one of them is Shopee Pay.)

iii. Sales of Goods – Where revenue is generated from the sales of products on the Shopee platform which SEA Limited purchases from manufacturers and third parties. 

Financial Performance (Q3 FY2021 vs. Q3 FY2022)

SEA's Q3 FY2021 vs FY2021 Financial Performance
SEA’s Q3 FY2021 vs FY2021 Financial Performance

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Manulife REIT: Buy at 14% Dividend Yield?

Manulife REIT: Buy at 14% Dividend Yield?

Manulife REIT (MUST) shares tanked 43% since the start of this year, which makes this “pure-play” US office Singapore REIT really attractive.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Willie Keng is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Willie and has close to 120 followers.

What’s more today, MUST’s market cap trades at just half of what its assets are truly worth – MUST shares trade at just 0.55x P/NAV.

Why are investors so bearish about this Singapore REIT? Because of COVID? Because of rising rates? I mean, MUST shares trade like investors don’t want to be in US offices anymore.

Is that really the case? Let’s find out.

My previous article on Manulife REIT can be found here.

Background — What is Manulife REIT?

At US$666 million market cap, Manulife REIT (MUST) was the first US office REIT to be listed in Singapore, during 2016.

MUST owns freehold, class-A office assets across prime areas of US cities, including Washington DC, Los Angeles, Atlanta and so on. Back then, MUST overall occupancy rate was 96.5% — which was above average US offices’ occupancy rate.

Manulife REIT's Asset Under Management (AUM)
Manulife REIT’s Asset Under Management (AUM)

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Is SATS Playing a Dangerous Game?

Is SATS Playing a Dangerous Game?

This is bad. I mean, the SATS/WFS buyout was just poor communication to shareholders.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Willie Keng is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @Willie and has close to 120 followers.

SATS’ shares plunged 20% in a day after announcing that the WFS deal was an “all-equity financing” deal in Sep.

This meant SATS shareholders would have to fork out the entire S$1.7 billion sum.

Well, it turned out that wasn’t the case. Later on, SATS clarified the buyout would be a mix of equity, debt and cash.

The funny thing is though, why hasn’t SATS shares recovered?

Disclaimer — I’m no longer a shareholder of SATS as shared in Diligence.

At first glance, I thought SATS made a good acquisition. But I realized there’s something more about the deal.

Anyway, let’s find out what exactly happened.

SATS/WFS deal timeline — What happened?

  • 28 September: SATS announced to buy Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for an “all-equity” funding of S$1.7 billion. Later, shares plunged 20% in a day.
  • 6 October: SATS clarified how it plans to fund the deal – mix of rights issue, debt and using its own cash.
  • 7 November: The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) accepted the SATS/WFS deal application. Now assessing if the buyout would breach anti-competition laws.
  • 9 November: SATS said rights issue will not exceed S$800 million.

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Which Singapore-Listed Bank Had the Most Resilient Set of Q3 Results for FY2022?

Which Singapore-Listed Bank Had the Most Resilient Set of Q3 Results for FY2022?

All 3 Singapore-listed banks (in DBS, UOB, and OCBC) have already released their business updates for the third quarter ended 30 September 2022. As I have investments in them, I have posted reviews when their business updates were made available and you can find them in the respective posts below:

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Jun Yuan Lim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2100 followers.

My focus in this post is to put the 3 banks’ results side-by-side to find out which one reported the most resilient set of results both on a quarter-on-quarter (Q3 FY2021 vs. Q3 FY2022) and on a year-on-year (9M FY2021 vs. 9M FY2022), as well as which is currently the ‘cheapest’ (based on their current valuations.)

Before I begin, a quick recap on the 3 banks’ performance for the 2nd quarter, as well as for the first half of the financial year – both UOB and OCBC stood out in terms of improvements in its financial results, as well as in its key financial ratios, with OCBC being ‘cheapest’ among the three.

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My Review of OCBC’s Q3 FY2022 Business Update

My Review of OCBC’s Q3 FY2022 Business Update

Early this morning (05 November 2022), Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX:O39), or OCBC for short, is the last of the 3 Singapore-listed bank to release its business update for the third quarter of FY2022 ended 30 September 2022 (you can check out my review of UOB’s Q3 FY2022 business update here, and DBS’ Q3 FY2022 business update here.)

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Jun Yuan Lim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2100 followers.

Just to recap – in the previous quarter (i.e. Q2 and 1H FY2022), the performance of its non-performing loans ratio (where it saw a 0.1 percentage point, or pp for short, decline to 1.3%, despite the economic headwinds) stood out. Also, the 12.0% increase in its interim dividend payout to 28.0 cents/share was also a pleasant surprise (do note that for the current quarter under review, there are no dividend payouts declared as the bank pays out dividends on a half-yearly basis.)

Will its results this time round spring up any more pleasant surprises? Let us find out in this post, where you’ll read about my review of the Singapore-listed bank’s latest Q3 and 9M business update (as the bank have also changed to reporting its full financial statements on a half-yearly basis, it only provided a snippet of its financial performances this time round) in terms of its key financial performances and ratios:

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DBS Group Holdings’ Q3 FY2022 Business Update – What You Need to Know

DBS Group Holdings’ Q3 FY2022 Business Update – What You Need to Know

Singapore’s largest bank in DBS Group Holdings Limited (SGX:D05) is the second bank to release its business update for the third quarter of the financial year 2022 ended 30 September 2022 early this morning (03 November 2022.)

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Jun Yuan Lim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2100 followers.

Similar to UOB (which have published its Q3 FY2022 business update last Friday, and you can check out my review about it here), for the current quarter under review, it only released a snippet of some of the key financial figures (as the bank have switched to reporting its full financial results on a half-yearly basis), which we will be looking at, along with some of the key financial ratios in this post. I’ll also be sharing my thoughts about the bank’s latest ‘report card.’

Let’s begin:

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Frasers Centrepoint Trust’s 2H and Full-Year Results for FY2021/22 – What You Need to Know

Frasers Centrepoint Trust’s 2H and Full-Year Results for FY2021/22 – What You Need to Know

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (SGX:J69U) is a predominantly suburban retail mall REIT, where at the time of writing, its property portfolio comprises a total of 9 retail REITs located in the various suburban locations in Singapore (the properties include Causeway Point, Northpoint City, Waterway Point, Changi City Point, Tampines 1, Century Square, White Sands, Tiong Bahru Plaza, and Hougang Mall), along with 1 commercial property (Central Plaza located in Tiong Bahru.)

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Jun Yuan Lim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2000 followers.

Early this morning (26 October 2022), the REIT have made available its financial results for the 2nd half, as well as for the full-year ended 30 September 2022 (i.e. FY2021/22), and in this post, you’ll find my review of its financial results, portfolio occupancy and debt profile, as well as its distribution payout to unitholders.

Let’s begin:

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Boot Barn Holdings Inc. ($BOOT) – What You Need to Know about the Largest Lifestyle Retail Chain in the United States

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. ($BOOT) – What You Need to Know about the Largest Lifestyle Retail Chain in the United States

Founded since 1978, and currently with 273 stores in 36 states, Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BOOT) is currently United States’ largest lifestyle retail chain devoted to western and work-related footwear, apparel, and accessories.

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Lim Jun Yuan is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2000 followers.

Some of the brands (which Singaporeans are probably familiar with) you can find in the company’s retail and online stores include Carhartt, Dickies, Wrangler, and Timberland Pro.

In this post, you’ll learn about some of the key performances by the company over the past 8 years (between FY2014/15 and FY2021/22 – the company has a financial year ending every last Saturday of March), such as its financial performances and its debt profile. I’ll also be sharing whether or not the company’s current traded price is considered ‘cheap’ or ‘expensive’ based on its current vs. its 8-year valuation.

Let’s begin:

Total Revenue & Net Profit:

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Hyphens Pharma IPO: Here’s 5 Quick Things You Need to Know

Hyphens Pharma IPO: Here’s 5 Quick Things You Need to Know

This post was original posted on smallcapasia.com and reproduced with permission from the author.

Hyphens Pharma IPO: Here’s 5 Quick Things You Need to Know

Hyphens Pharma is a speciality pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare group with a direct presence in five ASEAN countries, namely, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The company was incorporated in Dec 2017 as a private company. It sells speciality pharmaceuticals, a proprietary range of dermatological products and health supplement products through Hyphens and Ocean Health Singapore, and medical hypermart and digital supplies.

You can find the prospectus here.

Here Are 5 Quick Things you need to know about the IPO:

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