PNE Industries Ltd (BDA.SI) - PNE Print Disposal Done!
It's been a while since I looked at this stock (previous post here). Ever since it peaked on news of a possible takeover by a mysterious indonesian buyer and sale of PNE PCB subsidiary in Malaysia, the former which did not happen and the latter only selling two thirds, nothing much has been happening. Well there was the 4 to 1 consolidation that happened last year, but that's so common on SGX that its like a WHATEVER for the seasoned investor.
So what's so exciting that warrants a post? For starter's the sale of a loss making subsidiary PNE Print in China has just been completed and the cash, the moolah, the kaching has arrived in PNE Industries bank account (the normal one, not the Panama one, *joking*)
Before thinking of the words special bonus dividend, let's have a look at how the valuation looks like now, BlueFund style:
Market cap : 56 million
NAV : $0.85
Price : $0.665 (21% discount to NAV)
Net cash : 37.56 million (67.24% of MCap)
[FEB div subtracted and PNE Print sale added. ]
Dividend yield : 6.02% (based on interim $0.02 and final $0.02. FY15 EPS was 11.4c)
Daily Volume : What volume?
Debt : What debt?
The discount to NAV is now 21% (not including realised 7.6c from this disposal). On the other hand, everything else seems to be looking up. Company remains debt free with a nice and bigger stash of cash after this disposal. Earnings look pretty good. Dividend yield whilst not awesome, is pretty reasonable and the recent sale guarantees a nice payout from management, as they did payout very quickly previously with the PNE PCB sale.
In these turbulent and difficult times, with the bad global economy that is now even threatening to cause a recession locally, it would seem PNE Industries has held up pretty well and management has been making all the right moves. Unfortunately even during the market dips earlier this year, PNE's volume and price have not moved much, hence accumulation had to be from the sell queue. PNE Industries half yearly results will be out soon this month and will likely show some good earnings and whilst this sale completed in end April might not be reflected in the books yet, hopefully management will be kind enough to announce a special dividend with the interim dividend.
[author holds shares in this company]