Bumi Armada Bhd (BAB) is seeking a listing on 21st July 2011 with an enlarged share capital of 2.93bn shares of RM0.20 each on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia. Based on the retail IPO price of RM3.03 per share, BAB will have a market capitalization of RM8.87bn. It expects to raise gross proceeds of about RM1.95bn from the flotation. Some 38% of the proceeds will be used to pare down bank borrowings while 29% and 28% will be used for capital expenditure and working capital respectively. The balance 5% will be used to pay listing expenses.
Bumi Armada Berhad is the largest owner and operator of offshore support vessels in Malaysia and is an established and trusted service partner in the oil and gas industry. It had established a strong position in FPSO systems, a growing Transport & Installation business and competency in management of large projects.
With head office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and shore-bases in several countries around the globe, BAB currently serve clients in South East Asia, Congo, India, Mexico, Africa, Venezuela and the Caspian Sea region
BAB has 4 main business units, which are:
- floating production, storage and offloading system (FPSO)
- offshore support vessel (OSV)
- transport and installation (T&I)
- oilfield services (OFS)
It also has 2 support units, which are:
- fleet management services (FMS)
- engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
Nevertheless, the company’s bread and butter is its FPSO and OSV business, which generated about 45% and 55% of revenue in FY09 respectively and 44% and 34% in FY10. BAB’s record of consistent execution and its in-house expertise throughout the value chain allows the group to expand its vessel deployment footprint beyond its base in Malaysia to more than 10 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
- High oil prices to support E&P spending
- Higher energy demand from global economic recovery
- Industry moving towards 1-stop solutions, where BAB's 3 combined core businesses would qualify it as a 1-stop solution provider
- Targeting a niche market in FPSO, which only a few FPSO owners in the market due to the high capex required
- Strong RM5.8bn order book and customer base, which should keep BAB busy over the next 2-3 years
- Active corporate branding
Valuation given by OSK Research:
We are initiating coverage on BAB with a Subscribe/Buy recommendation with fair value of RM3.65 based on sum-of-parts valuation. This is equivalent to a PER of 18x FY12 EPS, a valuation which is fair given the company’s sheer size and its ability to provide 1-stop solutions starting from the O&G exploration to decommissioning stage. Also, since an estimated more than 70% of its business provides recurring income and constant cash flow, the stock deserves a premium valuation over other local O&G supporting companies, who are dependent on one-off jobs.
|Source: OSK Research dated 7 July 2011|