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PP 7767/09/2010(025354)

Malaysia Corporate Highlights


RHB Research
Institute Sdn Bhd
A member of the
RHB Banking Group
Company No: 233327 -M

R e su l ts N o t e
14 May 2010
MARKET DATELINE

Cuscapi Share Price


Fair Value
:
:
RM0.10
RM0.11
Sluggish Outlook Ahead Recom : Underperform
(Maintained)

Table 1 : Investment Statistics (Cuscapi; Code: 0051) Bloomberg: CUSC MK


Net EPS Net
FYE Revenue EPS Profit Growth PER C.EPS* P/NTA P/CF ROE Gearing GDY
Dec (RMm) (sen) (RMm) (%) (x) (sen) (x) (x) (%) (x) (%)
2009 38.8 0.2 0.1 (76.1) 138.3 - 1.1 11.8 0.6 Cash 0.0
2010f 40.5 2.8 1.2 >100 8.0 - 0.7 4.1 7.2 Cash 13.0
2011f 45.1 4.7 2.1 69.8 4.7 - 0.7 3.4 11.7 Cash 13.0
2012f 48.1 5.7 2.6 21.2 3.9 - 0.6 3.2 13.2 Cash 13.0
ACE Market Listing / Non-Trustee Stock
RHBRI Vs. Consensus
♦ Above expectations. Cuscapi’s 1QFY10 net profit of RM0.71m (-4.5qoq, Above

+42.3yoy) was above our expectations, accounting for 32.3% of our full- In Line
Below
year forecast. The variance was mainly due to: 1) higher contribution
from China’s F&B as well as retail, hospitality and consulting services; 2)
Issued Capital (m shares) 222.4
cost-cutting measures; and 3) higher contribution from its international
Market Cap(RMm) 22.2
businesses.
Daily Trading Vol (m shs) 0.0
♦ Outlook remains dim. Cuscapi is currently undergoing restructuring 52wk Price Range (RM) 0.075-0.145
Major Shareholders: (%)
in order to strategically move towards higher international growth.
Transight Systems S/B 11.8
Note that Cuscapi has a presence in 29 countries (international clients
Her Chor Siong 10.4
contributed 35-40% of revenue in 4Q09) focusing on consulting services.
However, we believe demand for IT solution would remain slow amid still
sluggish corporate IT spending going into 2H2010. FYE Dec FY10 FY11 FY12
EPS chg (%) +27.3 +17.5 +14
♦ Risks. 1) Faster-than-expected recovery in global demand for F&B Var to Cons (%) -4 - -
managed services; 2) Less intense competition from international players;
PE Band Chart
and 3) Favourable exchange rate environment.

♦ Dividends. Management has declared an interim gross dividend of


PER = 45x
1.3sen which translates into a net yield of 9.8%. Assuming there are no PER = 30x
more dividends declared for the rest of the year, this would imply a net PER = 15x

payout ratio of 81.9% based on our full year EPS forecast. The
entitlement date is 3 Jun-10 and the payment date is 30 Jun-10.

♦ Forecasts. We have raised our FY10-12 net earnings forecast by 27.3%,


17.5%, and 14% respectively after factoring in: 1) expansion into the Relative Performance To FBM KLCI
international market; and 2) lower operating expenses.
Cuscapi
♦ Valuations. Accordingly, we have raised our fair value to RM0.11/share
(from RM0.09/share) based on unchanged 9x FY10 PER. Although FBM KLCI

Cuscapi’s longer-term prospects appear positive given its expansion


internationally with the roll-out of new software and recovering global
economy, we highlight that medium-term earnings growth remains weak
given faster-than-expected margin erosion on the back of intense
competition from China and Taiwan. Hence, we reiterate our
Coverage under CMDF – Bursa
Underperform call on the stock.
Research Scheme

Wong Chin Wai


(603) 92802158
wong.chin.wai@rhb.com.my
Please read important disclosures at the end of this report.
Yap Huey Chiang
(603)92802166
yap.huey.chiang@rhb.com.my

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Table 2. Earnings Review


1Q09 4Q09 1Q09 qoq yoy Comments
(RMm) (%) (%)
Revenue 7.4 11.0 10.5 (4.5) 42.3 Higher yoy due to higher contributions from international
clients and higher contribution retail, hospitality and China’s
F&B, but lower qoq due to higher operating costs
Cost of sales (3.4) (4.8) (4.7) (1.4) 41.0
Gross profit 4.0 6.2 5.8 (6.9) 43.3
Other income 0.1 0.0 0.4 >100 >100
Operating expenses (4.7) (5.0) (5.0) (0.5) 5.9
EBIT (0.6) 1.2 1.2 (0.6) >100 Lower yoy and qoq due to cost-cutting measures and lower
operating expenses from its international business
development activities.

Finance cost 0.0 0.0 0.0 n.m. n.m.


EI 0.0 0.0 0.0 n.m. n.m.
Pretax profit (0.6) 1.2 0.8 (33.4) <100
Taxation (0.0) (0.1) (0.1) (37.6) >100
Minority interest 0.0 0.0 0.0 n.m. n.m.
Net profit (0.7) 1.1 0.7 (32.8) >100
Norm profit (0.7) 1.1 0.7 (32.8) >100

Source: Company, RHBRI

Table 3. Earnings Forecasts Table 4. Forecast Assumptions


FYE Dec (RMm) FY09 FY10F FY11F FY12 FYE Dec FY10F FY11F FY12F
Managed services 10.6 12.8 14.7 16.2 Revenue growth (%) 16.5 11.6 6.6
Systems Integration 24.1 27.7 30.5 32.0 Managed services 20.0 15 10
Turnover 38.8 40.5 45.1 48.1 Systems Integration 15.0 10 5

Cost of sales (17.6) (17.1) (18.8) (19.8) Gross profit margin (%) 55.8 56.3 56.8
Managed services 90.0 90.0 90.0
EBITDA 3.7 7.2 7.7 6.9 Systems Integration 43.0 43.0 43.0
EBITDA margin (%) 9.6 17.8 17.1 14.3

Depreciation (2.5) (2.7) (2.9) (3.2)

EBIT 1.2 4.5 4.8 3.7


EBIT margin (%) 3.1 11.2 10.6 7.8

Interest income 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2


Interest expense 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Others income/exp 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Exceptionals 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

Pretax profit 0.5 3.7 5.0 5.0


Taxation 0.2 (1.0) (1.3) (1.3)
Minority interest 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0

Net profit 0.2 2.8 4.7 5.7


Source: Company data, RHBRI estimates

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