SATS well supported by decent dividend yield, strong growth prospects: DBS

SINGAPORE (May 23): DBS Vickers Securities is remaining positive on SATS with a “buy” call and target price of $5.44, on the belief that Changi Airport and regional aviation growth will continue to drive the gateway services provider’s long-term earnings growth.

This comes after SATS ended FY19 with earnings of $248.4 million, down 5% y-o-y due to the absence of one-off gains.


SINGAPORE (May 13): “I have waited my entire career to trade a stock like this, and to open an IPO like Uber.”Pete Giacchi, senior trader at Citadel Securities. Uber is set to start trading on May 10.

MAS shifts $45 billion of reserves to GIC in unusual, publicised move


Singapore Airlines, SATS extend partnership with new five-year contract commitment

SINGAPORE (April 30): Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SATS Ltd have agreed to renew a suite of aviation services contracts for the next five years as part of their bid to strengthen Singapore’s overall competitiveness as a hub.

For the next five years starting from April 1, SIA and SilkAir contracts will have a five-year tenure with the option to extend for another five years. It encompasses inflight catering and cabin handling, passenger and ramp handling, cargo handling, aircraft interior cleaning, aviation security and laundry services.

Maybank stays positive on aviation services sector's medium term growth

SINAPORE (Apr 15): For the period from January to February, Singapore visitor arrivals grew 2% y-o-y, continuing the growth slowdown trend, as the arrivals increased by 2.4% in 4Q18.

China and Asean arrivals were flat for Jan-Feb 2019, with China tourist arrivals seeing an improvement from the 3.7% decline in 4Q18, while Asean bloc was flat y-o-y driven by 2.3%/5.8%/2.1% declines from Indonesia/Thailand/ Vietnam arrivals offsetting growth from Malaysia, Philippines and smaller markets.

12 stocks that could get a boost from IR 2.0

SINGAPORE (Apr 5): The $9 billion investment to renew and refresh Singapore’s two integrated resorts (IRs) could provide some vibrancy to the domestic economy in the next few years and whip up some optimism in the city-state, says CGS-CIMB Research.

“The economic implication of this transformation will first be felt in the construction sector before having a multiplier effect on the rest of the economy via service-producing industries (jobs creation),” says analyst Lim Siew Khee in a Friday report.

Singapore offers buffet of attractive yield plays amid the easing policy environment, says UOB

SINGAPORE (April 1): UOB Kay Hian is recommending a wide variety of yield plays offered by Singapore ranging from aviation and banks, to developers and REITs as central banks around the world continue to ease their monetary policies.   

In a particular, the research house is expecting dovish dispositions at both the Federal Reserve (Fed) and the European Central Bank (ECB) to rekindle general investor interest in yield plays, as an abundance of liquidity make their recurrent dividends more attractive.

SATS is back on favoured ground

SINGAPORE (Feb 14): Analysts are keeping a rather positive stance on SATS following its 3Q19 results announcement on Wednesday.

The group posted a 3.5% y-o-y increase in its 3Q19 earnings to $68.9 million, on the back of a 5.5% increase in revenue to $464.0 million.

SATS posts 3.5% increase in 3Q earnings to $68.9 mil

SINGAPORE (Feb 13): SATS, the provider of gateway services and food solutions, announced that its 3Q19 earnings have increased by 3.5% to $68.9 million, compared to $66.6 million in 3Q18.

This brings 9M19 earnings to 198.5 million, 1.2% higher than $196.1 million in 9M18.

Revenue for 3Q19 was 5.5 % higher at $464.0 million from $439.8 million a year ago, due to higher contribution from the group’s food solutions and gateway services.

NetLink NBN Trust, Singtel among UOB's top alpha picks for Feb

SINGAPORE (Feb 8): UOB Kay Hian is maintaining its “buy” call on NetLink NBN Trust considering its dominant market share of 90% and 34% for residential and non-residential fibre connections, respectively, where growth is projected at a three-year CAGR of 6.2%-8.5% for FY18-21.

In a Friday report, analyst Jonathan Koh highlights NetLink’s current relationship with TPG Telecom as the latter’s provider of non-building address point (NBAP) connections for backhaul transmission.

Bringing home the bacon

SINGAPORE (Feb 1): The Edge Singapore has assembled the annual portfolio of 10 stocks, done in conjunction with the Lunar New Year.

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