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OSIM International: Painful quarter; challenges ahead

OSIM International Ltd (OSIM) announced a set of disappointing 3Q14 results which fell short of ours and the street’s expectations. Revenue grew 3.4% YoY to S$158.2m but PATMI tumbled 27.8% to S$16.4m. Management attributed this to the general market weakness, coupled with higher start-up expenses and legal costs from TWG-Tea’s expansion. Looking ahead, we expect cost pressures to persist in the near future and slash our FY14 and FY15 PATMI forecasts by 15.4% and 19.9%, respectively. We also cut our fair value from S$3.21 to S$1.90 after rolling forward our valuations to 14x FY15F EPS (previously 20x blended FY14/15F EPS). Although OSIM’s share price has plunged 18.0% since it reported its results, we believe the weak sentiment and lack of near-term catalysts may cap its upside potential. Hence, we downgrade OSIM to HOLD.

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