Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My Investment Portfolio (May 2017)

STI closed the month at around 3210 points. Markets look like in a consolidation phase right now after doing well since the start of this year. Weak oil prices also affected the market. Having said that, there are still some good movements based on stock specific ideas.

For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefings - Medtecs, Camsing Healthcare and Low Keng Huat.

For my top 30 holdings, stocks that did well include Haw Par, Best World and PNE Industries. Best World released a set of decent 1Q results while PNE Industries declared a special interim dividend together with their half-year result announcement. Laggards include Sarine Technologies, Far East Orchard, Stamford Land and ComfortDelgro. ComfortDelgro was especially beaten down after releasing a disappointing 1Q results.

I have bought the following companies from the market this month - AF Global, CDW, Cheung Woh, China International, Chuan Hup, ComfortDelgro, CSE Global, Delfi, Far East Hospitality Trust, Far East Orchard, First Sponsor, GuocoLand, Heeton, Hiap Hoe, Hong Leong Finance, IPC Corp, Isetan, K1 Ventures, Lee Metal, Pacific Century, Samudera Shipping, SingPost, Singapore Reinsurance, Tianjin Zhongxin and Yeo Hiap Seng. No sell trade was done.

I have participated in the following rights issue this month - LifeBrandz.

I have also participated in the following scrip dividend schemes - Aspial, AusNet Services, China International, DBS, Far East Hospitality Trust, Frasers Commercial Trust, Jardine Matheson, Jardine Strategic, Keppel REIT, Raffles Medical, QAF, Tuan Sing, UIC, United Overseas Australia, UOB, UOB Kay Hian and UOL.
With much of the dividends collected in May 2017 being re-invested back into the market, next month will be another quiet month for me. I will seek to re-invest the remaining dividends collected in May 2017 and also in June 2017 to reduce my portfolio cash drag.

My S'pore Stock Portfolio - Top Holdings, cash investment only (correct as at 31 May 2017)

Top 30 Holdings (Sing$ Denominated shares)
1. United Engineers
2. Jardine C&C
3. Haw Par 
4. Metro Holdings
5. Bonvests
6. Bukit Sembawang Estates
7. Hong Fok
8. Hong Leong Finance
9. Singapura Finance
10. Hotel Grand Central
11. Keppel T&T
12. Hotel Royal
13. UOL
14. Sing Investment & Finance
15. Sarine Technologies
16. Tat Seng
17. Best World
18. Far East Orchard
19. A-REIT
20. Old Chang Kee
21. GK Goh
22. PNE Industries
23. Hotel Properties
24. Amara
25. SGX
26. Stamford Land
27. CapitaLand
28. Hiap Hoe
29. Spindex
30. ComfortDelgro

Top 5 Holdings (US$ Denominated shares)
1. Jardine Strategic
2. Hong Kong Land
3. Mandarin Oriental
4. Dairy Farm
5. Jardine Matheson

Top Holdings (HK$ Denominated shares)
1. Shangri-La Asia 
2. Fortune REIT

Top Holdings (Aust$ Denominated shares)
1. AV Jennings

Top 5 Holdings (CPF OA investment)
1. Keppel Corp
2. Streettracks STI ETF
3. CapitaMall Trust
5. Challenger Technologies

My Hong Kong Stock Portfolio
1. Peace Mark Holdings - Under Voluntary Liquidation

My Australia Stock Portfolio
1. GPS Alliance Holdings Limited

My Unlisted Company Portfolio
1. Automated Touchstone Machines Ltd
2. Iconic Global Limited
3. Dongshan Group Ltd (formerly known as Greatronic Limited)
4. General Magnetics
5. Fastech Synergy
6. Beauty China- Under Liquidation
7. Memory Devices
8. Jurong Tech - In liquidation - Compulsory winding up (Insolvency)
9. FM Holdings
10. Zhonghui - In liquidation - Compulsory winding up (Insolvency)
11. FerroChina - Under Liquidation
12. FirstLink Investments
13. NEL Group
14. Jets Technics
15. Guangzhao Industrial Forest - In liquidation - Compulsory winding up (Insolvency)
16. Hongwei Technologies Limited (In Provisional Liquidation)
17. FDS Networks Group
18. Aussino Group - In liquidation - Creditors' voluntary winding up
19. China Oilfield Technology
20. China Milk Products Group - Under Liquidation
21. Pacific Healthcare

My Unit Trust Portfolio:



Blogger quek keng joo said...


May i ask if you invest in NYSE or NASDAQ stocks?



6:04 AM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi KJ,

Nope. I only invest in SGX listed stocks.

8:56 PM  
Blogger retnuoc said...

Hi GH,

It seems you are adding position on finance companies. Do you anticipate the new MAS rule will boost their earning? or potential foreign partner?

What's your view on SingPost? Do you think the new logistic hub and SPC going to offset the declining mail revenue? It seems TradeGlobal is a very bad investment and their US e-commerce venture seems end up pretty bad.

2:18 AM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi retnuoc,

Most of my positions in finance companies were added before the new MAS rule because I felt that were undervalued and overlooked by the market. Since the announcement by MAS, I only added onto Hong Leong Finance because I believe that being the largest finance company among the 3, it stands to benefit more from the new rule. Having said that, I still prefer finance companies over banks as valuation is generally cheaper.

For SingPost, I only added onto my position recently due to its price correction. I think valuation looks reasonable now after all the bad news had been out. With a new board and management, I am hopeful that they can turn it around and leverage on the infrastructure that the previous management had built up. Granted, some of those investment had not been up to mark, we have to trust the new group of people and see how they will deliver.

3:15 AM  
Blogger Jon Smith said...

hi mr chua,

just wondering what is your take on stamford land. when dividend was cut to 0.5 cents, the reason given was results were poor.

now that the macquarie project is complete and huge cash inflow is expected, dividend is only raised to 1.0 cents.

wondering what are your thoughts on mr ow's character. he used to be very willing to share profits with minority share holders with 3 cents a year.

THanks in advance!

6:49 AM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Jon Smith,

It is indeed disappointing that dividend was only 1cts from Stamford Land, but the result was not as good due to impairment of Dynon’s Plaza. Granted that Macquarie project was completed but they only recognized 174 out of 710 apartments in FY17. Therefore, most of the revenue will still be booked in FY18 and beyond.

I don't know why the dividend payout is still low but based on EPS of 4cts in FY17, he is paying out 25% of the profits. All of the operating cash flow in Q417 went to repaying bank borrowings. Might be a change of dividend policy or he has other investments in mind that he needs to conserve cash.

I guess we will only know the answer when most of the Macquarie project revenue had been recognized. That answer will come soon in FY18 and beyond.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Sunny said...

Dear Sifu Chua
www.businesstimes.com.sg/companies-markets/mandarin-oriental-toys-with-the-idea-of-selling-the-excelsior-in-hk, I am happy for you n myself. But how much can we get it from this sale? Will it lead to JSH privatize MO? And how much shall we let go this counter?


11:45 PM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Sunny,

The Excelsior is located in a prime location and therefore, I think it should fetch decent value. I do not know exactly how much it will be sold though. Have to wait for the details.

I don't think JSH will take MOIL private at this moment. As for MOIL, the reported RNAV is around US$3.10 per share. I think it is still good value at current levels, considering the fact that their hotels are located in major cities around the world and there are more under development. Also, they entered into management contracts with other parties and do not have to come out with equity, leveraging on their Mandarin Oriental brand. If you consider it trading below NAV with low debt level and its brand value altogether, I guess I am in no hurry to sell the stock at all.

1:42 AM  
Blogger retnuoc said...

Hi GH,

What's your view on YHS? The Q1 profit exclude divestment gain is pretty disappointing.

The divestment on super bring in S$160m cash. Do you think there YHS will announce special dividend soon?



2:14 AM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi retnuoc,

Yes, YHS's 1Q result is disappointing, but my thesis when investing in YHS is not their F&B business but their land bank. If you happen to take a look at their annual report, you will notice that they have significant land bank and properties across Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and USA.

Besides divesting Super Group, they also recently divested some property in Hong Kong, netting $64m in sales proceeds. I don't know whether they will give a special dividend this year but based on the two mentioned divestments, it amounts to around $200m in cash proceeds which is quite significant. Unless they need big capex for their operations, I think they might distribute some back to shareholders.

Hopefully, they can continue to dispose idle assets and realized value for shareholders.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Sunny said...

Chua Shifu

Wheelock, Wing Tai, UIC, GuocoLand, HPL are having cooperate actions, looks they are on the way of privatization. At what price, would you let go your shares?

12:06 AM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Sunny,

I guess for some of these property counters, the benchmark I use is normally NAV, and in some cases RNAV. I roughly have some numbers but these are just a guide. For example, in Wheelock case, the RNAV should be in the $2+ region, Wing Tai in the $4+ region, UIC in the $4+ region etc. But some other guides I use include whether the company has a higher allocation in development or investment properties. For companies like Wing Tai that has a higher portion of development properties, a larger discount to RNAV should be applied as the risk is higher.

How much discount will depend on each individual and their risk appetite. Everyone is different and you should have your own targets. Having said that, since there is a chance that some of these companies might be privatized, then you might wish to hold until when there is an offer and accept it if you think the offer is fair. In the meantime, you can collect dividends and being paid for waiting.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Sunny said...

Mr Chua

Thanks a lot for replying which benefits me a lot. I like undervalued property counters. At mean time, I am learning very slowly as i don't have finance background at all. Pls correct me if am wrong, like Wing Tai, when property market recovers, it shall more upside since it has more projects at hand, hence higher discount say 35% discount to its RNAV. While like HPL/UIC, the reverse is applied.

12:44 PM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Sunny,

Yes, you can think of it this way, since the market had priced in the risk for pure developers and if the property market recovered in a big way, stocks like Wing Tai will benefit the most whereas stocks which hold a lot of investment properties will still go up but will underperform Wing Tai.

But when we are buying privatization plays, there is a risk that the stock might be taken private before the full effect of the recovery of the property market had been priced in. This is the risk that you will have to take into consideration.

2:57 AM  
Blogger Chlorophyll Inc said...

Hi Mr Chua

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It's quite sell-able as you can see. Willing to do a 50:50 split in whatever profits. Looking forward to your reply.

11:01 PM  
Blogger chua xiang said...

Hi Mr Chua,

Would you mind sharing your view on Sarine Techonologies outlook and whether you would increase your shareholding since it's currently at one-year low.



3:18 AM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Hugo,

I have not increased my position in Sarine Techonologies for many years. Reason being it is not my typical value stock which I am more comfortable with. It is more of a growth stock which I admit that I do not have the skill to deal with it.

The guidance given by the company is that this year will probably be better due to recovery in price. However, it is still a very specialized industry controlled by few players and I really cannot see where diamond prices will go. As you can see, diamond prices can affect demand for their products.

One thing I could bet on though is that the company is innovative. That could make it a good long term hold for me, and I do not foresee adding onto my position in the company in the near future.

6:20 AM  

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