Month: September 2020

Ant IPO and Temasek Holdings

Ant IPO

Hailed as the biggest IPO in financial history, the upcoming Ant IPO has generated plenty of hype among the investment community. What makes Ant IPO so unique is the dual listing in Shanghai’s Star Market (China’s answer to US Nasdaq) and Hong Kong Exchange. The listing also takes place against the backdrop of a bitter trade war between US and China.

Many analysts had valued Ant IPO between USD250 billion to USD300 billion. At such valuations, Ant IPO would easily surpass Aramco’s USD29 billion IPO in December 2019. Given the investment moats and financial performances of Ant Group, such valuations are not surprising to me.

The flagship product of Ant is Alipay, a super online payment app. The scale of Alipay is simply mind-boggling – 711 million monthly  active users, 80 million monthly active merchants and more than 2000 partner financial institutions. Essentially, Ant is a fintech but unlike many technology companies like Uber or Grab, Ant is very profitable. This is one of most appealing aspects of the Ant IPO.

Ant’s digital finance business in China is also unparalleled, occupying the top market positions in China for its CreditTech, InvestmentTech and InsureTech. Based on …

Keppel share price crashed to 11 year low

Keppel share price

What a disaster for Keppel share price! On 24 September, Keppel share price plunged to $4.10, the lowest in the past decade. The devastating spell of value destruction must have left a bitter taste in investors’ mouth. After all, Keppel share price had enjoyed a splendid run, surging from $5.80 to $7.00 when Temasek Holdings announced $4.1 billion conditional offer to control Keppel Corp in October 2019.

Keppel share price

Indeed, the crisis of confidence in Keppel share price is largely attributed to the bombshell announcement on 1 August 2020 by Temasek Holdings not to proceed with the partial offer for Keppel. The investment company had invoked the pre-condition of material adverse change in the Group’s financial performance and walked away from the deal.

Keppel share price in winter wonderland with Temasek Holdings

Can Keppel share price meet the great expectations of Temasek Holdings?

The dramatic turn of event had led to the collapse of Keppel share price, which fell from $5.40 to the present abysmal level. Whether the current Keppel share price represents a golden buying opportunity is subject to debate. But based on the market sentiments, this counter should be bearish for at least the next …

Sembcorp Industries share price will hit $3.00

Sembcorp Industries share price

It could be the blockbuster IPO of the year. While Singtel is singing the blues with its India’s misadventure, Sembcorp Industries share price has been in golden form lately with its potential listing of its India asset – Sembcorp Energy India Ltd (SEIL).

Every dog has its day and confidence means everything in the stock market. Currently, Sembcorp Industries share price appears to be enjoying a splendid run since the fateful demerger from Sembcorp Marine.  Can the leading energy and urban development group achieve a critical business turnaround?

Sembcorp Industries to smash $3.00 with India IPO?

Sembcorp Industries share price to hit $5.00 after demerger?

Sembcorp Industries share price

Within the SGX Mainboard, business turnarounds are far and a few. One of the rare exceptional cases is AEM Holdings, which I had previously invested in (and subsequently sold off). Sembcorp Industries share price could have the opportunity to join this exclusive club following the culmination of a series of bold business moves. In fact, I am convinced that Sembcorp Industries share price will hit $3.00 in the coming months.

With Temasek Holdings holding 50% stake, it is only a matter of when, and not if, that Sembcorp Industries share …

Sembcorp Industries share price to smash $3.00 with India IPO?

Sembcorp Industries share price

On 16 September 2020, I invested in Sembcorp Industries (SCI). My entry price for Sembcorp Industries share price was $1.35. The decision to enter this counter was after my research done for my previous article “Sembcorp Industries share price to hit $5 after demerger?”

In my previous article, I shared that the catalyst for Sembcorp Industries share price is not the demerger of the loss-making Sembcorp Marine. To truly unlock the full value of Sembcorp Industries share price, the management must continue its effort in recycle capital through its energy and urban assets. And one of the major catalysts for Sembcorp Industries share price is the listing of the India business unit, Sembcorp Energy India Ltd (SEIL).

Sembcorp Industries share price

According to a report written by Phillip Capital written on 9 September 2020, the estimated value of the listing is worth a staggering $1.8 billion. However, given the current climate, the IPO value should be at most $1.5 billion. With such tremendous catalyst, Sembcorp Industries share price could potentially hit $3.00. After all, Sembcorp Industries share price is traded at $2.13 as of 16 September 2020 post-SCM demerger ($1.34 + (4.911 x $0.16)).

According to the …

CapitaLand share price worth $5.00?

CapitaLand share price

Being a diversified real estate giant, CapitaLand needs no introduction. Question now is: does CapitaLand share price offer value? CapitaLand share price is now being traded at $2.75, representing Price/Book Value of just 0.557. This means that the book value should be about $5.00 per share. At current price level, this counter is indeed being traded at a massive discount, no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CapitaLand share price flying with Liang Court redevelopment

CapitaLand share price set for explosive bull run?

CapitaLand share price and the Golden Job

CapitaLand share price

Despite the damaging impact of COVID-19 pandemic, CapitaLand share price has been quite rock solid. If investors look back, this counter has not bombed out to the $1.85 level last seen during the Global Financial Crisis. In fact, the last time CapitaLand share was trading at current level was in 2015. Even during the March 2020 market rout, this counter only tanked to $2.60.

The resilient of CapitaLand share price is attributed to the strong institutional ownership – Temasek Holdings own 52% stake, while Blackrock holds 4.8%. Beyond the solid support from the big boys, I also noticed that ROE has steadily increased from 6.7% in …

AEM share price in crisis of confidence?

AEM share price

On 4 September, I sold off all my AEM shares when AEM share price was trading at $3.85. After factoring the dividends (May and August 2020) and the brokerage fees, the total returns amounted to $5,500. This returns represented 16% yield over a period of 5 months. The decision to exit this counter was partially due to the recent corrections in Dow Jones and Nasdaq.

AEM share price ready for Nasdaq listing?

AEM share price worth $10?

AEM share price rocked by Intel

AEM share price to rocket to $5.00?

 

AEM share price

Will I regret selling AEM shares? After all, I had been so bullish with this counter for the past few months. To be honest, I don’t know the answer. All I know is that with a 5-year beta of 2.13, AEM share price is much more volatile than Singapore bank stocks. So even though the fundamentals of AEM remain strong, its stock price will be extremely volatile in the near term.

Given the volatility of AEM share price, I guess I will have plenty of sleepless nights if I continue to hold on to the shares. I would rather cash in now and live …

Singtel share price crashed to 12-year low

Singtel share price

On 3 September 2020, US market crashed with Dow Jones tumbling more than 800 points while Nasdaq collapsed nearly 5%. Is this the end of the US stock market rally? Over in Singapore, Singtel share price is also not spared from the bloodbath as the counter crashed to a 12-year low.

Given the turn of events, the narrative for Singtel share price has turned sombre. Should investors run for their lives or keep faith with CEO Chua Sock Koong?

Singtel share price

Singtel share price braces for bloodbath

Singtel share price to collapse to $1.50?

Singtel share price in devastating bloodbath

Singtel share price to swim or sink with coronavirus?

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Intel share price in 5G evolution

Sembcorp share price

Amid the on-going bull run of technology stocks, the ailing Intel share price stood out like a sore thumb. With a P/E ratio of just 9.3, Intel share price is currently being traded at levels way below its competitors, (e.g. AMD and Qualcomm). AMD share price is being traded at P/E ratio of 163 while Qualcomm share price is traded at 50. As one of the leading lights of Nasdaq, has Intel share price lost its shine?

Intel share price

AEM  ready for Nasdaq listing?

AEM share price worth $10?

AEM share price rocked by Intel

AEM share price to rocket to $5.00?

Year-to-date, Intel share price has fallen by 16%. This is in deep contrast to the PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (SOX), which soared 20% year-to-date. Furthermore, Nasdaq index has soared to record highs for the past few weeks. So the fall of Intel share price must have given investors plenty of sleepless nights.

The plunge of Intel share price was largely attributed to the delayed release of its next-generation 7nm chips. Prior to this event, Intel share price got hit when Apple announced that it would ditch Intel chips for its Mac computers. Following these bombshell …