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ECS Holdings: Positive outlook to favour ECS

According to IDC, the server market is experiencing the start of an infrastructure refresh cycle as systems that were deployed shortly after the financial crisis are retired and replaced, which is expected to continue into 2015. The top five server vendors holding more than 75% of total worldwide server market share are also vendors of ECS. Since turning its focus from distribution to enterprise segment last year, we believe ECS is poised to capture the growth arising from growing demand for servers alongside with its vendors. Furthermore, with the expected strong pipeline of new Apple products, we believe ECS will see growth. Hence, we revised our FY14 and FY15 PATMI forecast upwards by 2% and 7%, respectively. As we expect the growth to be more significant in 2015, we rolled forward our valuations to 6x FY15F EPS to derive an increased new fair value estimate of S$0.68 (prev. S$0.61), supported by a decent FY14F dividend yield of 3.7%. Upgrade from Hold to BUY.

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ECS Holdings: Positive outlook to favour ECS
According to IDC, the server market is experiencing the start of an infrastructure refresh cycle as systems that were deployed shortly after the f ...
OSIM International: Zero-coupon convertible bonds issued
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CapitaCommercial Trust: Credit rating upgraded by S&P
Earlier this week, S&P announced that it had upgraded CCT’s long-term corporate credit rating from ‘BBB+’ to ‘A-‘ with a stable outlook. The ratin ...
Ascott Residence Trust: Expecting a brighter 2H14
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Singapore Airlines: Remain cautious despite recent partnerships’ development
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Singapore Property: Further enhancement of Singapore’s outer regions
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Strategy: Impact of Iraq conflict on companies
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Consumer Sector: Run-up in valuation levels reminiscent of 2H13
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