ARB Holdings FY 17 Results

Download the full FY 17 results note here

FY 17 – Meeting Our Expectations Despite Recession

  • ARB Holdings maintained its revenue during a tough period that included political upheaval in South Africa, SOE paralysis, sour consumer sentiment, a sovereign downgrade and a technical recession (not officially over at the date of publishing).
  • The Group reported +4% y/y growth in HEPS to 61.9cps (FY 16: 59.7cps), beating our previous forecast of 61.4cps.
  • The Group continued to generate strong cash flow with well-managed working capital whilst adding to its store and product footprint.
  • Management remains committed to the organic and acquisitive growth of existing operations.

Our Thoughts: Resilience & Upside

  • Solid results year-after-year continue to build the Group’s track record for resilience while management put in place longer-term initiatives for growth that looks
  • We do note the various changing dynamics in the cabling supply market as a risk while the currently exercisable put option by Eurolux is actually a good opportunity (in our opinion).

Forecast, Valuation & Implied Return: Still Undervalued

  • We raise our estimated fair value for ARH to 687ps (previously: 664cps), which puts the stock on an implied Price Earnings (PE) of 11.1x.
  • In our opinion, this PE does not appear unreasonable against either ARH’s own history or the various comparatives in the market.
  • Rolling our fair value forward at our CoE we arrive at a 12m TP of 809cps (previous 12m TP: 779cps).
  • A 12m TP of 809cps places the share on a comfortable Exit PE of 12.9x.
  • Our 12m TP implies a return of c.37%.

Download the full FY 17 results note here

Taken from BlueGemResearch.co.za over here.

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