Daily Morning Note – 25 June 2020


Asian stocks are set to drop after a tumble on Wall Street, where worries about a surge in virus cases in multiple U.S. states spurred a flight from riskier assets.

Equity futures in Japan and Australia pointed lower after the S&P 500 declined 2.6% and Treasuries advanced along with the dollar. U.S. stock futures opened to a modest drop. Data showed Florida and California set daily records for new cases, while Houston said its intensive-care unit beds are at 97% capacity. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are requiring visitors from virus hot spots to self-quarantine. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell for the first session in nine.


The manager of Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) on Wednesday said its upsized private placement was 8.2 times covered at an issue price of S$2.80 – the top end of its issue price range of S$2.732 to S$2.80. Closing one day after launching on June 23, the exercise, whose upsize option was fully taken, will issue about 146.4 million new units, netting the real estate investment trust (Reit) gross proceeds of about S$410 million.

Yoma Strategic on Wednesday proposed to increase its existing shareholding and take a controlling interest in mobile payments firm Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money) via a US$76.5 million deal.

Mainboard-Listed film production group mm2 Asia will be launching a new on-demand streaming platform offering movies in Singapore, with plans to expand into regional markets, it said in a bourse filing on Wednesday. The platform, Cathay CineHOME, will let consumers watch movies on a pay-per-view basis.

ST Group Food Industries Holdings announced on Wednesday that it will open 10 new food and beverage (F&B) outlets by September, in a push to expand its operations across its key geographical markets of Australia, New Zealand the United Kingdom.

Malaysian multi-channel duty-free and duty-paid retail group Duty Free International posted a net loss of RM9.1 million (S$3 million) for its fourth quarter ended Feb 29, 2020, reversing its net profit of RM10 million previously. But the group said in its statement that it has “ample liquidity to weather through Covid-19 challenges”.

Source: SGX Masnet, The Business Times, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia, Reuters, PSR


Mapletree Logistics Trust

Recommended Action: Technical SELL

Technicals indicate further correction ahead, we are switching our bullish stance turning bearish, albeit modestly.

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Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. – Acquiring more Money

Recommendation: BUY (maintained), Last Done: S$0.300

Target Price: S$0.460 , Analyst: Tan Jie Hui

– Acquisition of Telenor’s 34.2% stake in Wave is at an attractive price of $76.5mn, a 20% discount to our projected valuation of Wave.

– Yoma will become the controlling shareholder of Wave through Wave Holdco at 63.7%. Yoma’s effective stake to increase up to 40.7% with a further US$25mn investment. We expect deeper collaboration and integration with Yoma’s other consumer businesses.

– Maintain BUY with an unchanged target price of $0.46.

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