Saudi Basic Industries (2010:SAR89.20) increases 1.2% 02 July 2020

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Dateline: Thursday July 02, 2020

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (TASI:2010), Saudi Arabia's largest Petrochemical industries company by market cap, has increased SAR1.10 (1.2%) from its previous trading session to close at SAR89.20. Compared with the All Share Index (TASI) which rose 58.9 points (0.8%) in the day, the relative price increase was 0.4%. The volume was 0.1 times the average daily trading volume of 11.2 million shares. There were 1,122,514 shares worth SAR100.1 million (US$26.7 million) traded today.

Stock Summary

Currency1 USD = 3.75 SARDividend Yield4.9%
Jul 02 closeSAR89.20SectorPetrochemical Industries
Ave Daily Volume11,203,903 sharesShares Outstanding3,000,000,000
52-Week Range59.98 - 109.35Market CapSAR267.6 billion [USD71.4 billion]
% Held by Top 5 Shareholders70.03

Financials Summary:

+ Sales were down 43.5% from USD16 billion in FY2018 to USD9 billion in FY2019.

+ Net profit was down 74.1% from USD5.7 billion in FY2018 to USD1.5 billion in FY2019.

Year ended DecFY2019FY2018FY2017
Sales (USD B)91614.1
Pretax (USD B)26.45.6
Net (USD B)1.55.74.9

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INDEX

SECTION 1 News In The Past Quarter

SECTION 2 Corporate Profile and Independent Ratings

SECTION 3 Today's Bullish Signals

SECTION 4 Ongoing Bullish Parameters

SECTION 5 Today's Bearish Signals

SECTION 6 Ongoing Bearish Parameters

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SECTION 7 Patents

SECTION 8 Tax & Dividend

SECTION 9 Financials Q1 2020, FY 2019

SECTION 10 Peer Group Analysis & Ranking

SECTION 11 News Archives (Jul 2018 - Dec 2019)

Glossary

SECTION 1 News In The Past Quarter

1.1 Financial News

Quarterly Report (Q1/2020):

May 21, 2020

Quarterly Report Analysis Q1 2020: Saudi Basic Industries reports 19.6% sequential rise in Quarterly Revenue

Saudi Basic Industries (TASI:2010), announced total revenue of SAR5.3b ($US1.4b) for the quarter-ended 31 March 2020 [Q1/2020], up 19.6% from the previous quarter [Q4/2019] and down 85.9% from the year-earlier period [Q1/2019].

Compared with the previous corresponding period [PCP; Q1/2019], year-over-year [y.o.y.] Revenue was down 85.9%.

Read more in SECTION 9 on Financials

1.2 Changes in Board (TTM)

June 12: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announces Resignations and Appointments of three Board Members

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announces the Board approval of resignations and appointments of three Board Members in its meeting held on Tuesday 24 Shawwal 1441 corresponding to June 16, 2020. The resignations and appointments shall take effect from the time of approval. The rationale behind the resignations is completion of Saudi Aramco acquisition of Public Investment Fund (PIF) stake in (SABIC).

Source: mubasher.info

1.3 Dividends

June 12: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announces Board recommendation to distribute cash dividends to Shareholders for the first half of 2020

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announces Board recommendation to distribute cash dividends to Shareholders for the first half of 2020

Source: mubasher.info

1.4 Meetings

May 20: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) invites its shareholders to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting (First Meeting)

In the context of supporting the preventive and precautionary efforts conducted by relevant authorities to address the new Corona Virus (COVID-19), and a reference to the circular issued by the Capital Market Authority that includes the suspension of conducting General Assembly Meetings by physical attendance until further notice, and instead, conducting these meetings through modern technology means that enables shareholders to participate in its deliberations and voting on its decisions, The Board of Directors of SABIC is pleased to invite the Company's shareholders to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting (First Meeting) via modern technology means provided by Tadawulaty.

Source: FPT Securities

April 23: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announces the results of the Ordinary General Meeting (First Meeting)

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announces the results of the Ordinary General Meeting (First Meeting).

Source: mubasher.info

1.5 Acquisitions

June 12: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announces the completion of Saudi Aramco acquisition of Public Investment Fund (PIF) stake in (SABIC)

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announces the completion of Saudi Aramco acquisition of Public Investment Fund (PIF) stake in (SABIC). The parties signed the final agreement on Tuesday 24 Shawwal 1441 corresponding to June 16, 2020. Saudi Aramco becomes a major shareholder in SABIC with ownership of 70% of capital.

Source: mubasher.info

1.6 Press Releases

May 06: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Hosted an Earnings Call to Discuss the Results of the 1st Quarter of 2020 with Financial Analysts

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) hosted an earnings call to discuss the results of the 1st quarter of 2020 with financial analysts on Monday, 4th of May 2020.

Source: mubasher.info

May 06: Saudi Basic Industries Corp. announces its Interim Financial Results for the Period Ending on 2020-03-31 ( Three Months )

Source mubasher.info

SECTION 2 Corporate Profile and Independent Ratings

2.1 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.

2.2 Contact Details

Websitehttp:// www.sabic.com
Physical AddressPO Box 5101 , Riyadh 11422
Phone2258000-2259701
Fax2259000
Emailshares@sabic.com

2.3 Independent Ratings

+ Fortune 500:

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. was ranked 299 by total revenues in the Fortune 500 annual list for 2017; a deterioration over a year from rank 247 in 2016.

+ Industryweek 1000:

It is a new entrant in the Industry Week list of the world's largest 1000 manufacturers by Revenues in 2016, ranked 94.

+ Newsweek 500:

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.

+ Forbes 2000:

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

+ FT 500:

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

SECTION 3 Today's Bullish Signals

3.1 Momentum Up 0.3% Past Week

The price ranged between a low of 87.7 on Sunday, Jun 28 and a high of 88.8 on Monday, Jun 29.

DaySaudi Basic IndustriesClose price [SAR]Price change %Relative change %Comment
WednesdayOutperforming 86% of stocks88.10-0.4Price/MAP200 above 1 and rising
TuesdayDecreases88.1-0.80.1Steepest Fall
MondayOutperforms 92% of the market88.81.31.3Week-high of 88.8 Top Rise
SundayConsolidates after 4 days of consecutive falls87.70-0.8Week-low of 87.7
ThursdayFalls for a fourth consecutive day, a four-day fall of 4.3%87.7-0.1-0.4Price fall on slipping relative strength

3.2 Rank in the top 16% by Price Performance in the Saudi Arabian market

DescriptionValueRank
1-week Price Change %1.7In Top 16%

3.3 Uptrend

Price/Moving Average Price of 1.08 and positive MACD:

- The price to 200-day MAP ratio is 1.08, a bullish indicator. In the past 200 days this ratio has exceeded 1.08, just twice suggesting a resistance level. The stock is trading above both its MAPs at SAR82.63 for the 200-day MAP and SAR80.96 for the 50-day MAP, a bullish indicator. The 200-day MAP has increased to SAR82.63. An increase is another bullish indicator.

- The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator of 12-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) of 88.48 minus the 26-day EMA of 86.63 is positive, suggesting a bullish signal. Both the 12-day EMA as well as the 26-day EMA are rising, another bullish signal.

- The price to 50-day EMAP ratio is 1.1, a bullish indicator. In the past 50 days this ratio has exceeded 1.1, 21 times suggesting further upside. The 50-day EMAP has increased to SAR83.32. An increase is another bullish indicator.

3.4 Undervaluation

Dividend Yield:

Saudi Basic Industries stock is the Twenty-third highest dividend yielding stock in the All Share Index (TASI).

Dividend Yield of 4.9% > Index avg of 1.7%:

- The relative yield of the stock, defined by its yield of 4.9%, divided by average yield of dividend yielding stocks in the All Share Index (TASI) of 1.7% is 283.3%. This suggests the stock is undervalued in dividend yield terms.

MCap/Total Assets:

- 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.

3.5 Other Bullish Signals

- Return on Assets of 1.8% versus sector average of 0.04%.

- As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 13.1% is better than sector average of 0.2%. This is computed as net profit margin of 4.0% times asset turnover [sales/assets] of 0.11 times leverage factor [total assets/shareholders' equity] of 7.3.

3.6 Oversold/Bullish Signals:

- The Money Flow Index [MFI] is 0.7 suggesting an oversold 14-day trend, being under 20.

SECTION 4 Ongoing Bullish Parameters

4.1 Rank in the top 3% by Size in the Saudi Arabian market

DescriptionValueRank
Ave daily TurnoverSAR100.1 million (US$26.7 million)In Top 2%
MCapUSD71.4 billionIn Top 2%
Tr 12 months RevenueSAR27.8 billion (US$7.4 billion)In Top 3%

4.2 Annualised Period-based Total Shareholder Returns [TSR %]: The Best Period with TSR > 5.9%

TSR %5 yrs
2010.TASI6

4.3 Present Value of SAR1000 Invested in the Past [3 Mo, 3 Yrs]; The Best Periods with PVSAR1000 > 1,094

PVSAR1,0003 mo ago3 yrs ago
2010.TASISAR1,250SAR1,095
Petrochemical Industries sectorSAR1,163SAR933
All Share Index (TASI)SAR1,088SAR977

4.4 Past quarter: price rise of 21.1%

3-Month price change of 21.1% for Saudi Basic Industries outperformed the change of 8.3% in the All Share index (TASI) for a relative price change of 12.8%.

Price Change %Quarter
Saudi Basic Industries21.1
Petrochemical Industries sector16.3
All Share index (TASI)8.3

4.5 Increased Volume, up 47% in 5 years

In the past five years, Average Daily Volume of Trading (ADVT) has increased 46.9% to 11.2 million shares.

Avg. Daily Volume Traded 12 months ended Jul 02, million shares

YearADVT
202011.2
20193.4
20184.2
20174.1
20167.6

4.6 Increased VWAP, up 24% in 5 years

In the past five years Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) has increased by 23.5% to SAR88.03. .

Past five years, 12 months ended Jul 02 (SAR)

YearHigh PriceVWAPLow Price
2020109.3588.0359.98
2019121.41113.6298.76
2018122.1598.7286.62
201794.2681.267.97
201694.5771.2753.21

4.7 Increased share turnover, up 82% in 5 years

In the past five years, average daily share turnover has increased 82.1% to SAR953.7 million (US$254.3 million). This suggests increased liquidity.

Past five years, 12 months ended Jul 02 (SAR million)

YearAverage Daily Turnover
2020953.7
2019385.1
2018418.4
2017319.0
2016523.8

4.8 Growth > 19% for Revenue:

- Revenue growth has shown signs of recovery in recent quarters. [All figures in %]

Qtr-endedRevenue GrowthNet Profit Margin
Mar 20 [Q1 vs Q4]19.6-3.1
Dec 19 [Q4 vs Q3]-46.2-2.2

4.9 Satisfies one criteria of Benjamin Graham

-"Current ratio of two or more"; current assets are 3.2 times current liabilities.

SECTION 5 Today's Bearish Signals

5.1 Rank in the bottom 9% by Relative Valuation in the Saudi Arabian market

DescriptionValueRank
Price to Book Value6.3In Bottom 9%

5.2 Rank in the bottom 17% by Price Performance in the Saudi Arabian market

DescriptionValueRank
1-month Price Change %-0.4In Bottom 17%
% Prem to Vol Wtd Price0.8In Bottom 15%

5.3 Overvaluation

Price to Book of 6.3 > Sector average of 3.5:

- The Price to Book of 6.3 is higher than average of 3.5 for the Petrochemical Industries sector.

5.4 Other Bearish Signals

- Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 12.9 is more than or equal to 5, this compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of 5.

- Net profit margin has averaged 9.7% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 34.8% and suggests a low margin of safety.

SECTION 6 Ongoing Bearish Parameters

6.1 Past two-years

- The shares fell SAR6.48 (5.6%) a year ago which accelerated to SAR19.59 (18.0%) in the past year.

6.2 Rank in the bottom 20% by Performance in the Saudi Arabian market

DescriptionValueRank
Net Profit Margin %4.0In Bottom 20%
EBITDA Margin %5.5In Bottom 19%

6.3 Rank in the bottom 24% by Productivity in the Saudi Arabian market

DescriptionValueRank
Return on Capital Employed [ROCE] %2.8In Bottom 24%

6.4 Annualised Period-based Total Shareholder Returns [TSR %]: The Worst Periods with TSR < 4.4%

TSR %1 yr3 yrs10 yrs
2010.TASI-13.234.3

6.5 Present Value of SAR1000 Invested in the Past Year; The Worst Period with PVSAR1000 < 869

PVSAR1,0001 yr ago
2010.TASISAR868
Petrochemical Industries sectorSAR783
All Share Index (TASI)SAR828

6.6 The Worst Periods [1 Yr, 3 Yrs] with Price Change % < -2.4

3-Year price change of -2.5% for Saudi Basic Industries underperformed the change of -1.5% in the All Share index (TASI) for a relative price change of -1%.

Price Change %Year3 Years
Saudi Basic Industries-18-2.5
Petrochemical Industries sector-21.5-6
All Share index (TASI)-17.4-1.5

6.7 Moving Annual Return of -14.0% in the past year:

Moving Annual Return was -14.0% in the past year. Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the real rate of return has averaged 7.4%. The Moving Annual Return has been negative in 3 out of 5 years.

2010Close (SAR)Dividends (SAR)Capital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Jul 0289.24.4(18.0)4(14.0)
1 Yr ago108.782.2(7.1)1.9(5.2)
2 Yrs ago117.134.2284.632.6
3 Yrs ago91.52426.15.531.6
4 Yrs ago72.585.5(14.6)6.5(8.1)

Close 5 years ago SAR84.96

6.8 Past 5 years Annual Net Profit growth:

Average Annual Compounded rate of growth in Net Profit for the 5 years was -24.9%. There have been two rises and three declines in the past 5 years.

FYNet Profit (B SAR)Growth %
20195.56-74.1
201821.5216.8
201718.433.3
201617.84-5.0
201518.77-19.6

6.9 Revenue and EBITDA:

- Revenue growth rate has shown signs of deterioration in recent years. [compared with previous year, all figures in %]

FYRevenue GrowthEBITDA Growth
2019-44-68
20181315
2017211

6.10 Satisfies 3 out of 9 criteria of Joseph Piotroski [pass mark 5]:

- Positive net income.

- Positive operating cashflow.

- Good quality of earnings [operating cashflow exceeds net income].

Glossary

ADVT: Average Daily Volume of shares Traded

Annual Return: Dividends Paid In a 12-Month Period/Price at the Beginning of the Period + Capital Gain or Loss over 1 Year/Price 1 Year Ago (%)

Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabiliites (times)

Dividend Yield: Dividend Per Share/Share Price (%)

EBIT Margin : Earnings Before Interest and Tax/Revenue (%)

Income during the n years (3/2/1): Dividends received during the Period

Moving Average Price (n periods): Sum of Prices for each Period/Number of Periods

PCP: Previous Corresponding Period

PV1000: Present value of 1000 invested 1 year/'n' years ago

Price Close/Moving Avg Price: Latest Price/Moving Average Price

Price/NTA: Closing Share Price/Net Tangible Assets Per Share (times)

Price/Sales: Share Price/Sales Per Share (times)

Relative Price Change [RPC]: Relative price change is price change of stock with respect to Benchmark Index

Relative Strength (6 Months): Price close today/Price close 6 months ago, then ranked by percentile within the entire market.

Return on Assets: Net Profit/Total Assets (%)

Return on Equity (Shareholders' Funds): Net Profit/Net Assets (%)

TSR: Total Shareholder Returns is expressed as an annualized rate of return for shareholders after allowing for capital appreciation and dividend

TTM: Trailing 12 Months

Total Liabilities/Total Assets: Total Liabilities/Total Assets

Volume Index (VI): Number of shares traded in the period/Average number of shares traded for the period

Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP): The Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) is the summation of turnover divided by total volume in the same period.

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