CEB WATER (1857.HK) – Results of 3Q2019 in Line, M&A Projects Enhance Businesses November 22, 2019 177
PSR Recommendation: BUYStatus: Maintained
Target Price: HKDHKD2.66
For the nine months ended 30 September 2019, the company’s revenue was HKD 3.859 billion (corresponding period in 2018: HKD 3.397 billion), representing an increase of 13.61% YoY and 8.3 pts compared with 2019H; among which the revenue of 3QFY2019 was HKD 1.374 billion (corresponding period in 2018: HKD 1.037 billion), representing an increase of 33% YoY, which is slightly lower than our expectation; the increase was mainly attributable to the increase of HKD 193.07 million in construction revenue, HKD 85.85 million in operation revenue, HKD 23.20 million in finance income and HKD 35.47 million in other kind of revenue. The increase in construction revenue was mainly attributable to the construction of river-basin ecological restoration projects in addition to the expansion and upgrading of several waste water treatment plants. The increase in operation revenue was the result of the commencement of operation of new projects and the tariff hikes for several projects effected. The increase in finance income was due to the increase in contract assets.
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Leon Duan Investment Analyst
Bachelor Degree in Shandong University of Science, and Master Degrees in Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Science and City University of Hong Kong College of Business. Currently cover Pharmaceuticals and Environmental Protection sectors, good at combining analysis with industry prospects and company fundamentals.