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Lebar Daun

Recommendation: STRONG SELL


Stock Code: 9628 Bloomberg: LDB MK Price: MYR0.92 12-Month Target Price: MYR0.49 Date: August 26, 2010

Board: Main Pr ice 30 Day Moving Aver age Pr ice ( MYR)


3.50
Sector: Construction 3.00

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GICS: Industrials/Construction & Engineering
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Market Value - Total: MYR125.6 mln 1.50

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Summary: Lebar Daun is an investment holding company 0.50
with interests in civil and building construction works. 0.00

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Results Review & Earnings Outlook Recommendation & Investment Risks

• Lebar Daun’s 1H10 results were ahead of expectations. Revenue and • We retain our Strong Sell recommendation on Lebar Daun, but lift its
net profit of MYR58.2 mln (+60.9%) and MYR2.4 mln (+90.7% YoY) 12-month target price to MYR0.49 sen (from MYR0.37 sen).
amounted to 88.0% and 57.1% of our previous 2010 estimates
respectively. • We continue to arrive at our 12-month target price using relative P/B,
where we ascribe a target P/B of 0.5x (from 0.4x) to its prospective
• The higher 1H10 revenue was due to the accelerated progress billings 2011 (rolled over from 2010) BVPS of MYR0.97. We raise the target
from its ongoing construction projects, while a higher EBIT margin of P/B to reflect its improved earnings outlook. However, the ascribed P/B
6.7% (vs. 5.2% in 1H09) led to the improved earnings. remains at the lower end of its peer average range of 0.4x-1.0x due to
its small construction orderbook and uncertain orderbook
• Although 2Q10 revenue rose 71.7% YoY, EBIT growth was slower replenishment prospects.
(+24.4% YoY) due to a tighter EBIT margin of 6.2% (vs. 8.6% in 1Q09
and 11.9% in 1Q10) • Despite Lebar Daun’s improved earnings visibility, our Strong Sell
recommendation is maintained, as its prospective 2010 and 2011
• Lebar Daun’s prospects hinge on its estimated unbilled orderbook of PERs of 21.7x and 21.4x, respectively, remain stretched, relative to the
MYR130 mln-MYR160 mln that will be substantially recognized over 8x-11x PER range of small- to medium-sized contractors within our
the next 18 months. Most of its orderbook is from the D’Kayangan coverage.
project, which is undertaken by its related company, Kumpulan Lebar
Daun (KLD), in addition to a MYR114 mln contract to build Syariah • Our analysis and forecasts, however, carry a higher degree of
Courts in Selangor that will be completed in 2011. Orderbook
uncertainty, as attempts to meet Lebar Daun’s management for
replenishment prospects, however, remain uncertain due to its strong
additional information have been unsuccessful.
dependence on KLD for new projects, which have historically been
small and patchy.
• Risks to our recommendation and target price include: (i) the award of
new contracts from KLD or from third parties, and (ii) lower input cost
• After imputing an accelerated pace of construction on its ongoing
boosting its construction margins.
projects, we lift our 2010 and 2011 net profit estimates to MYR5.8 mln
(from MYR4.2 mln) and MYR5.9 mln (from MYR2.5 mln) respectively.

Key Stock Statistics Per Share Data


FY Dec. 2009 2010E FY Dec. 2007 2008 2009 2010E
Reported EPS (sen) 3.4 4.2 Book Value (MYR) 0.86 0.86 0.89 0.93
PER (x) 27.3 21.7 Cash Flow (sen) 5.7 -0.6 6.2 7.9
Dividend/Share (sen) 0.0 0.0 Reported Earnings (sen) 2.4 -0.6 3.4 4.2
NTA/Share (MYR) 0.80 0.84 Dividend (sen) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Book Value/Share (MYR) 0.89 0.93 Payout Ratio (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
No. of Outstanding Shares (mln) 136.5 PER (x) 38.7 NM 27.3 21.7
52-week Share Price Range (MYR) 0.47 - 0.92 P/Cash Flow (x) 16.2 NM 14.9 11.7
Major Shareholders: % P/Book Value (x) 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0
Dato' Noor Azman @ Noor Hizam Bin Mohd N 57.2 Dividend Yield (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nor Hayati Binti Abd Malik 6.6 ROE (%) 3.2 2.4 1.9 4.7
Shah Rudin Bin Mohd Miskun 4.8 Net Gearing (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
* Stock deemed Shariah compliant by the Securities Commission

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Lebar Daun
Recommendation: STRONG SELL
Stock Code: 9628 Bloomberg: LDB MK Price: MYR0.92 12-Month Target Price: MYR0.49 Date: August 26, 2010

Quarterly Performance
FY Dec. / MYR mln 2Q10 2Q09 % Change
Reported Revenue 36.4 21.2 71.7
Reported Operating Profit 2.3 1.8 27.8
Depreciation & Amortization NA -0.1 NA
Net Interest Income / (Expense) NA NA NA
Reported Pre-tax Profit 2.2 1.7 29.4
Reported Net Profit 1.2 1.2 0.0
Reported Operating Margin (%) 6.3 8.5 -
Reported Pre-tax Margin (%) 6.0 8.0 -
Reported Net Margin (%) 3.3 5.7 -
Source: Company data

Profit & Loss


FY Dec. / MYR mln 2008 2009 2010E 2011E
Reported Revenue 48.9 76.8 106.0 129.8
Reported Operating Profit 0.7 6.1 7.6 8.1
Depreciation & Amortization -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4
Net Interest Income / (Expense) -0.5 -0.5 -0.4 -0.5
Reported Pre-tax Profit 0.2 5.6 7.2 7.6
Effective Tax Rate (%) 500.0 17.9 19.5 22.0
Reported Net Profit -0.8 4.6 5.8 5.9
Reported Operating Margin (%) 1.4 7.9 7.2 6.2
Reported Pre-tax Margin (%) 0.4 7.3 6.8 5.8
Reported Net Margin (%) -1.6 6.0 5.5 4.6
Source: Company data, S&P Equity Research

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Recommendation and Target Price History P rice (M YR)


Date Recommendation Target Price 3.5
New Strong Sell 0.49
1-Sep-09 Strong Sell 0.37
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5-Dec-08 Strong Sell 0.35
8-Jul-08 Strong Sell 0.68
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