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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Daya Materials Bhd (Star)

DAYA Materials Bhd was one of Bursa Malaysia’s outperformers last year. The stock was up 116% for 2013.

With an existing orderbook of RM1.5bil, there are possibilities for more contracts and record profits.

Daya created waves last year when it won two major charter contracts from Norway. The earnings from these contracts are set to be realised this year.

Based on consensus estimates, Daya’s net profit is set to scale new highs of RM29mil (44% jump) for the year ended Dec 31, 2013 (FY13), RM43mil (47% increase) in FY14 and RM49mil (15% increase) in FY15, fuelled by its orderbook of RM1.5bil and an expanding fleet.

Over the last decade, Daya has been more focused on the downstream oil and gas (O&G) segment. It chugged along, growing organically until 2013, when it entered the offshore construction segment.

It formed Daya Offshore Construction Bhd (DOC) in September 2012. The arrival of vessels Siem Daya 1 and Siem Daya 2 proved to be Daya’s inflection point.

On Aug 16, Daya clinched a seven year charter contract from Technip for the provision of a subsea construction vessel. This project will run for 100 to 175 days per annum commencing in 2014 with an estimated value of RM250mil to RM440mil.

On Sept 3, Daya won again with Technip, when it secured another three-year contract for a period of 100 to 175 days with an estimated value of RM100mil to RM176mil.

For the nine months to Sept 30, 2013, Daya’s revenue jumped 110% to RM373mil and net profit increased 26.74% to RM18.9mil.

However, contributions from the North Sea are set to climb starting from the first quarter of 2014, as contributions from Siem Daya 1 and Siem Daya 2 kick in.

CIMB estimates that Daya’s revenue could further increase should Reach Energy Bhd, in which Daya has made an investment as an initial investor, acquire O&G assets overseas.

Reach Energy is set to become Malaysia’s fourth special purpose acquisition company once it gains the approval for a listing from the Securities Commission.


- Record profits.

- Orderbook of RM1.5bil.

- Potential contract wins from Petronas and Norway.

- Listing of Reach Energy Bhd.


- Failure to deliver on its contracts and replenish orderbook.

- Tough competition for the Malaysian RSCs.

– By Tee Lin Say

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