Saudi Arabian stock report - Saudi Basic Industries


Saudi Basic Industries increases August 17, 2017 15:30 AST


Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (TASI:2010), Saudi Arabia's largest Petrochemical industries company by market cap, has increased 20.0 hallalah (0.2%) from its last trading session of August 16 to close at SAR98.0. Compared with the All Share Index (TASI) which rose 51.0 points (0.7%) in the day, the relative price change was -0.5%. The volume was 0.7 times the average daily trading volume of 3.7 million shares.



1.1 Fundamentals:

+ The relative yield of the stock, defined by its yield of 6.1%, divided by average yield of dividend yielding stocks in the All Share Index (TASI) of 4.1% is 150.4%. This suggests the stock is undervalued in dividend yield terms.

+ Tobin's Q Ratio, defined as MCap divided by Total Assets, is 0.9. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 10.9% is better than sector average of 9.4%. This is computed as net profit margin of 13.4% times asset turnover [sales/assets] of 0.43 times leverage factor [total assets/shareholders' equity] of 1.9.

+ Net Profit margin is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent quarters. [Quarter ended, all figures in %]

QtrRevenue GrowthNet Profit GrowthNet Profit Margin
Mar 1710.479.920.9
Dec 16-1.9-44.312.2

1.2 Undervaluation [compared with sector average]:

+ Return on Equity 10.9% [9.4%].

+ Return on Assets 5.6% [4.0%].

+ Return on Capital Employed 7.6% [5.7%].

+ Dividend yield of 6.1% [5.1%].

1.3 Technicals:

+ The 5.1% discount to 12-month high of SAR103.27 against the 31.6% premium to 12-month low of SAR74.46 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high twice.

+ The present value of SAR1,000 (PV1000) invested one year ago in Saudi Basic Industries is SAR1,285, comprising a capital gain of SAR204 and dividend reinvested of SAR81.

All Share Index (TASI)1,0029971,154

1.4 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Today's TurnoverSAR246.4 million (US$65.6 million)In Top 2%
Volatility %0.6In Top Quartile



2.1 Fundamentals:

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 5.1 which compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of 5.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 12.8% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 13.8% and suggests a low margin of safety.

2.2 Overvaluation [compared with sector average]:

+ Price/Sales of 2.2 [1.9].

2.3 Technicals:

+ The price decreased 0.3% in the last week and 0.6% in the last month.



3.1 Technicals:

+ Volume: there were 2,513,945 shares worth SAR246.4 million (US$65.6 million) traded today. In the past week, volume was 0.7 times average and the shares were down 0.3%.

+ The present value of SAR1,000 (PV1000) invested ten years ago in Saudi Basic Industries is SAR1,042, including a capital loss of SAR219 and dividend reinvested of SAR260.

+ 10 years Multiplier in SAR = 1.042x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in SAR = 0.4%

Present Value of USD1,000 invested 10 years ago:

+ The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested ten years ago in Saudi Basic Industries is $US1,040, including a capital loss of $US220 and dividend reinvested of $US260.

+ 10 years ago USD 1 equalled SAR 3.7509

+ 10 years Multiplier in USD = 1.04x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in USD = 0.4%

Aug 17, 2017: USD 1 equals SAR 3.76

3.2 Moving Annual Return

2010Close (SAR)Dividends (SAR)Capital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
August 1798620.47.427.8
1 Yr ago81.375.5(7.7)6.2(1.5)
2 Yrs ago88.183(29.8)2.4(27.4)
3 Yrs ago125.665.532.25.838.0
4 Yrs ago95.0456.35.611.9

3.3 Beta:

+ Beta: the Beta of Saudi Basic Industries stock is 0.5. A Beta lower than 1 suggests this is a low risk, low return stock with volatility less than that of the market.



4.1 Global Rank [out of 47,596 stocks] and Rank in the Middle East & Africa Region [out of 2,284 stocks]

DescriptionValueGlobal RankIn MEA Region
MCap (US$)78.3B1343
Total Assets (US$)84.4B55712
Revenue (US$)36.1B3787
Net Profit (US$)4.7B1876
Return on Equity %10.911,486715
Net Profit Margin %13.48,533657
Price to Book1.818,2421,195
Yield %6.12,893365
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,28613,029446
US$* Change (1Year) %18.114,743487

* 1 year ago USD 1 = SAR 3.76

Aug 17, 2017: USD 1 equals SAR 3.76

4.2 Independent Ratings

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. was ranked 81 in the Industry Week list of the world's largest 1000 manufacturers by Revenues in 2015; an improvement over a year from rank 88 in 2014.

It is a new entrant in PwC's list of Top 100 Global companies; ranked 85th by MCap as at March 31, 2015.

It is the 102nd largest by revenue in the FT Global 500.

It is the 176th largest by revenue in the Forbes Global 2000.

It was ranked 415 by Newsweek and Corporate Knights Capital in the World's 500 Greenest Companies 2016. It had outstanding scores of 10.4% in Water productivity, 2.1% in Energy productivity and 1.7% in Carbon productivity.

It is placed 45/165 in BSS News Bites' ranking of Saudi Arabian performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 73.



5.1 Financials Summary

Year endedDec 2016Dec 2015Dec 2014
Sales (USD B)
Pretax (USD B)
Net (USD B)4.756.2

5.2 Trailing 12 Months Dividends

Trailing 12 Months ToValue (SAR)
17 Aug 20176
17 Aug 20165.5
17 Aug 20153
17 Aug 20145.5
17 Aug 20135



6.1 Activities

Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) is a petrochemical company that operates in the non-oil industrial sector worldwide. SABIC operates six core business units. The Basic Chemicals unit products include methanol, ethylene, propylene, benzene, xylene, styrene, crude industrial ethanol, butadiene and butadiene-1. The Intermediates unit produces ethylene glycol, ethylene dichloride, and vinyl chloride monomer and dioctyl phthalate. The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and Polyester unit provides polymeric materials and allied products. Its main products include polyester, melamine, polypropylene, PVC and polystyrenes. The Fertilizers unit offers ammonia and urea, phosphate and liquid fertilizers. The Metals unit is a supplier of flat steel, long steel and aluminum products. The Polyolefins business unit is a producer of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and their by-products.

6.2 Top Management

The chairman is Saud Bin Thenayan Al-Saud and the chief executive officer is Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan.

6.3 Issued Capital

Based on 3,000,000,000 issued shares the market capitalisation is SAR294 billion (US$78.3 billion).



7.1 Acquisition

August 16: Saudi Basic Industries Corp. announces the latest developments on the completion of its acquisition of Shell Chemical Arabia L.L.C.s shares in Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf)

With reference to SABICs announcement on Tadawul dated Jan 22, 2017, regarding its proposed acquisition of Shell Chemicals Arabia L.L.C.s entire 50% stake in Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf), with a value amounting to USD 820,000,000 including the foreign partners share of the net assets value, SABIC announces that the proposed acquisition was completed on August 16th, 2017. The financial impact of the transaction will be reflected in SABICs results during the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Sadaf produces ethylene, MTBE, styrene and other basic chemicals. The Sadaf complex includes six petrochemical plants, with a total production capacity of more than 4 million metric tons per year. This agreement with Shell Chemicals Arabia L.L.C. follows SABICs strategy to enhance returns of its investments to contribute more effectively in achieving its strategic objectives.


7.2 Corporate Wire

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July 30: Saudi Basic Industries Corp. announces the interim financial results for the period ending on 30-06-2017 (Six Months)

June 21: Saudi Basic Industries announces dividend

Saudi Basic Industries today announced a cash dividend of SAR2.0 per share. The ex dividend date is Monday, July 31, 2017 and it is payable on Thursday, August 17.

June 12: SABIC announces its sustainability report for 2016

SABIC announces its sustainability report for 2016 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is pleased to announce its Sustainability Report for 2016, in its sixth edition, entitled (Transforming Together). This report reflects the companys successes in many areas in terms of sustainability in 2016 and is another step in its path towards a more sustainable future.

June 05: Sabic backs Madinah education academy

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has signed an agreement to support the Madac Education Academy in Madinah with a SR20 million ($5.3 million) initiative.

Under the agreement, Sabic will support the Madac Education Academy, which aims to build a world-class educational complex with a balanced environment for education and cultural values - one that applies the best educational theories and practices.

Sabic will contribute to the construction of the academy's museum and exploration centre, with an area of 2000 sq m.

Contact: 2258000-2259701

Physical Address: PO Box 5101

Riyadh 11422

State/Province/Country: Saudi Arabia

Exchange: Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

ISIN: SA0007879121

SA:2010; SAU:2010; AB:2010; 2010.SE

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