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Sound Global: Fully divested once more.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I entered long positions at 50c and 52c because, respectively, I saw critical support levels holding up and because the reversal signal was confirmed. With the stock spotting weaker numbers, I got back in more with a trading mentality.

The question really was when to sell?

Technically, I was not convinced that the declining 20d MA was a strong resistance because I saw low volumes as price hit it and softened. A much stronger resistance, I thought, was at 57c. If you take a look at the chart, you will probably see why I thought so.

Fundamentally, Sound Global had a bad 4Q 2012. Earnings sank some 46%, quarter on quarter, and some 23%, year on year. All said, the company is still very profitable and it is still growing.

Its biggest problem stems from much higher finance costs and although I feel that the longer term big picture still looks good for the company, this will remain a bug bear for quite a while more.

Why do I remain largely optimistic about the company's prospects?

1. Sound Global has a huge order book of some RMB 3b, the largest in its history.

2. Sound Global has more than half of its BOT projects due for completion by end of 2013.

These will increase earnings, everything else remaining equal. Will earnings improve enough to make Sound Global a compelling investment once more? This is a harder question to answer.

Annualising 1Q FY2013's EPS which is, in RMB terms, 4.77c gives us 19.08c for the full year which is approximately 3.8c in S$ terms.

This means that at 57c a share, we are already looking at a PER of 15x for 2013. This would mean that we have hit fair value for the stock. Why?

The company's competition's PER is about there. The historical mean PER of the company is about there too.

If we choose to err on the side of caution, then, this valuation of Sound Global's stock and the looks of the technicals suggest that selling at 57c is not a bad idea. So, with price a bit higher than 57c this morning, I fully divested my stake in the company which makes this the second time in slightly more than two months.

See Sound Global's 1Q FY2013 results: here.

Related posts:
1. Sound Global: Full divestment.
2. Sound Global: Long position at 50c.


seefei said...

Hahaha such coincident... I also divested at 57cts cos of the high finance cost. Will wait till earning improve before going in again. Agree this is a good stock in a good industry.

AK71 said...

Hi seefei,

I believe the ex-CFO blundered on the US$ Senior Notes... :(

INVS 2.0 said...

Divested @ 0.58. :)

AK71 said...

Hi INVS 2.0,

Made good money, I believe? Congratulations. :)

AK71 said...

Sound Global said its chairman is exploring a possible proposal to delist the company. They may make an exit offer to acquire all shares at not less than 70c a share.

Oh, well. There was no way we could have seen this coming. :(

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