Wednesday, October 19, 2011

JCY, Every Dog Has Its Day In The Sun

I am serious, I was writing about JCY at 10am, still gathering information and the stock is running as I write. So I have to be very quick on this. Sometimes you can be so bad, or your price is so bad, that you can be good for a while. The stock should be running based on two major factors:
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a) Privatisation - If you remember their IPO price, it has lost more than RM1.10-1.20 from its IPO levels. VCs have been knocking on their doors, especially over the last few weeks as the Euro crisis hit its peak bringing JCY to below 40 sen albeit briefly.

 HDD players valuations as follows:

Notion at 1.3x P/B;
Dufu at 0.5x; and
JCY at 1.3x P/B.

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The Notion deal was scuttled as owners were rightly asking for a better valuation. The average done deal was 2.9x P/B although most were done prior to the subprime implosion. However, profits are profits. Notion had a strong case as its not a pure HDD player anymore, with better margins coming from their camera business and a strong link up to Nikon. Naturally, JCY has the right size to be an attraction to big VC players in HK.

A privatisation deal could be easily agreed as the controlling shareholders has 74% (YKY).

b) Supply chain disruption - This has more credence. I had been asking around for the past few hours and the Thailand flood situation is very bad. At first, most thought that it was a minor thing and any interruption would be temporary. As you dig deeper, you will find that the situation is quite bad. In fact, anecdotal comments has it that the situation was a lot worse for HDD players operating there than the impact from the nuclear/tsunami in Japan.

I am very shocked that no analyst had grabbed onto the situation and analyse further. The worst affected is Western Digital. This is critical as the affected supply of HDD is enormous. Apparently early estimates had it that Western Digital will be writing off RM6bn-RM8bn from the Thailand situation.

Put it in a more meaningful context: a huge portion of the production of HDD is located in the very area worst hit by the floods in Thailand. Industry sources indicated that at least 30%-35% of the GLOBAL PRODUCTION of HDD has been halted ... I will give you 10 seconds to re-read the last sentence again.

As with the headline, JCY's Thai operations was not affected, in fact, they now have ample spare capacity to take up some of the slack. Players have indicated that customers are now "scrambling madly" for their orders to continue at premium prices. JCY is a prime beneficiary.
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Notion's Thai factory is affected but thankfully its Klang operations has some spare capacity plus their camera side is still doing well. Eng is badly hit, insurance does not cover profits lost.

c) Circumstantial positives - JCY should start to benefit from a gradual improvement in volume from its two major customers ... wait for it, yes its Seagate and Western Digital. Western Digital's recent merger with HGST and Seagate's merger with Samsung actually now propels JCY onto the "gap to be filled". JCY's teething problems with their Guangdong now looks to be a huge blessing for JCY.

d) Out of the Loop - Look at the factors surrounding JCY ... its a totally different element when you look around you: Euro-crisis, China slowing, ECB stalling, Fed not knowing what to say, Malaysia GE13, etc... JCY is in the "zone" as they say, untouchable (for

Look at the chart, the stock has not seen daylight ... ever. The recent whack down from 55 sen to below 40 sen was thanks to the Euro situation. Even the Thailand floods did NOT see any strong buying .... TILL TODAY. I guess I am not the only one digging deep enough. 60 sen-66 sen seems easy.

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Kingsmen said...

sorry to say...those who deal bizness directly with this company is crying like hell....margins very very tight...payment not prompt...etc etc.lopsided bizness relationship...not surprisingly shareholders are not really getting their capital returns....this JuiCY guy wont make u rich unless he is in for himself...

office janitor said...

JCY is already running 24hr shift. So increase in capacity limited (and unhappy workers.) NOTION is the gem here. Production line not yet full capacity. Will benefit from both camera and hdd orders. Plus after failed VCs, Nikon is probably looking to up their stakes!

solomon said...

Jcy is one of the sizable around this region that could provide uncontinuous supply of HDD.

Whether this stock is as seducing as the ZWT, no one could predict. But it make sense for VC for such opportunistic pick.

Sunny opportunity for me.

solomon said...

Jcy is one of the sizable around this region that could provide uncontinuous supply of HDD.

Whether this stock is as seducing as the ZWT, no one could predict. But it make sense for VC for such opportunistic pick.

Sunny opportunity for me.

Bonescythe said...

NO need to see.. Cica Zhou will send JCY flying already!!

Ivan said...

The gal are sexy . I like it !

Bonescythe said...

Cica Zhou make me log in to your blog more than 10 times.. Aizh.. Please cover more on Cica Zhou.. The counter will automatic shoot up one.. Hahaha