An investor on the lookout to put his money, in the hope of attaining good yields can invest in industrial stocks. The industrial stocks encompass entities associated with generating products utilised in the construction work and product manufacturing.
Industrial Stock’s Growth:
According to market reports, industrial stocks had made good progress in 2018, and their prospect seemto be quite bright in 2019 as well. In the face of an ongoing trade warbetween the US and China, the industrial stocks have not shown any signs of slowing down in terms of generating profits. The reason cited for the progress can be attributed to the orders secured under the capital goods being robust in the market. As per a market expert, these stocks under discussion have been exhibiting remarkable progress in 2019. Also, the enhancement in the housing and non-housing construction work, accompanied by the demand from infrastructure division, is said to be providing a boost to the industrial sector’s performance.
The Australian benchmark index, S&P/ASX 200 Index closed at 6649.1 points, up by 51.2 points on 19 July 2019. Also, the S&P/ASX 200 Industrials (Sector), which trades under the code XNJ, was at 6753.9 points, up by 43.9 points on 19 July 2019.
Let us now look at the three exciting industrial stocks listed on ASX:
AMA Group Limited (ASX: AMA)
AMA Group Limited leads the automotive aftercare and accessories sector. The individual entities of the group devoted towards automotive aftercare and accessory have a goal to outshine on the various fronts like brands leading the sector, consumer services being the best in class and operations that are cost-effective. The company is a constituent of S&P/ASX 300, All Ordinaries and S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries.
Source: Company’s Investor Presentation
New Supply Agreement
On 15 July 2019, the company notified the market it has struck a deal with RACQ. The outcome of the five-year supply deal would be two additional Greenfield sites being erected in the Queensland region. This would further exhibit a material effect on the revenue generated from AMA’s Queensland Panel Division, post the sites are completely functional.
Change of Registered Office
Previously, on 14 June 2019, the company had announced that the registered office of AMA Group had shifted to Level 4, 130 Bundall Road, Bundall, Queensland, 4217, effective 17 June 2019.
On 12 June 2019, AMA updated the market that the trading conditions for the company were pursuing in line with the anticipations. The company confirmed that its earnings guidance for FY 2018/2019 period were at a Normalised EBITDA of ~$58 million.
Mr Andrew Hopkins, CEO, AMA Group further updated on the following:
Market Investment Incentive Instalment: It was mentioned that the Market Investment Incentive Instalment of $30.9 million was obtained, which was signified during the half-year report, published in February 2019. The proceeds were utilised to conclude contractual earnouts, to make acquisitions and for general corporate motives.
Acquisitions Update: The company further reported that the acquisition pipeline for AMA Group continued to be solid. Moreover, it unveiled to have boosted revenue acquisition run rate in excess of $120 million, as promised, during the second half. The existing list of acquisitions were in accordance with the company’s fresh strategic direction of progressing into the heavy motor space; and to the utmost importance, taking the third biggest east coast consolidator.
By 19 June 2019, on the basis of the existing pipeline, the company was expecting to conclude the binding agreements/open (Greenfields) for panel and associated businesses including: Smash Care – 8 Sites, Correct Panel Group – 4 Sites, KSR Autobody- 1 Site, Inkerman Panels – 1 Site and so forth.
The acquisitions mentioned above, along with Greenfields were anticipated to contribute in excess of $120 million, as well as, ~12 million of EBITDA on a yearly basis, once it is fully integrated. Also, the multiples for the businesses being acquired have been, on average 3.8 times. The existing acquisitions would be funded through the amalgamation of debt and cash. In order to accommodate the acquisition pipeline, AMA Group had raised its debt facility with National Australia Bank Limited (ASX: NAB) by C$50 million to C$150 million. This has been done on similar terms and conditions to its existing facilities. Also, the acquisitions, which were dependent on the customary completion conditions, would settle across the upcoming months.
The stock of the company last traded at A$1.375 on 19 July 2019. The company has a market capitalisation of A$735.96 million, with ~539.17 million shares outstanding. During the last year, the stock has generated a return of 40.72%, and in the last three months period, it has given a return of 18.70%.
Primero Group Limited(ASX: PGX)
Primero Group Limited is a multi-disciplinary engineering group, specialising in areas like project designing, construction and commissioning. The company is engaged in projects related to energy, minerals and infrastructure.
The company would be providing first full-year results in the upcoming months, since the listing of its stock in July 2018. Primero group provides services to minerals, energy and infrastructure industry, and it provides solutions like turnkey design, commissioning solutions, construction.
Besides, thecompany had released Euroz Conference Presentation in March 2019. Primero Group mentioned that it intends to strengthen the team, systems, processes and capabilities to deliver confident and sustainable growth. Also,the group would pursue diversification across its three key sectors, with further expansion in existing and new geographies.
Half-Year Report (Source: Company’s Euroz Conference Investor Presentation)
Non-Process Infrastructure (NPI) Solutions
Reportedly, the company has excellent leverage to the current phase of Pilbara iron ore majors capex, and it intends to pursue further panel positions for majors sustaining capital group work. Also, the company would improve its offerings to capture extended major sector spending in Australia.
Featured Project Under NPI:
Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) – Marandoo Iron Ore SWFSF – This project includes an upgrade to a major tailings disposal system and completion of the vertical EPC. Also, an alternative design strategy with a superior technical solution and reduced operational risk. The project improves Primero’s all around operational strength.
As per the presentation, Primero Group has established onshore and offshore oil & gas facility expertise. Further, it intends to ramp-up the Australian east coast project work and tap up additional power generation and battery storage project opportunities.
Featured Project Under Energy:
Barker Inlet Power Station – It is a 211MW Smart Power Generation plant, and the end client is AGL Energy Limited (ASX: AGL). It is expected to complete by September 2019, and it includes the first utility-scale reciprocating engine power plant connected to Australia’s NEM. The project also involves complete vertical construction – earthworks, piling, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical.
According to the presentation, Primero Group offers full project life-cycle service; from assessment to operations expansion, and it is highly regarded specialist work in battery minerals. Also, the group intends to improve the commodity suite for the full life-cycle project services delivery. Further, it would also expand the global project footprint in key areas of specialisation.
Featured Project Under Mining:
Merdeka Cu/Au – Tujuh Bukit Stages 1 & 2 – Theproject is located in Indonesia with 2 x 4Mtpa Ore preparation plants. Primero Group won tenders based on the technical solutions, and stage 2 was awarded based on the success of stage 1.
Long Term Pipeline (Source: Company’s Euroz Conference Investor Presentation, March 2019)
Full-Year Outlook 2019
Reportedly, due to strong contract wins and strong 2H FY19 order book resulted in an upgraded revenue forecast to A$140 million. Also, it expects a strong cash position of A$25 million with a low gearing of A$4 million debt.
On 19 July 2019, PGX’ stock last traded at a price of A$0.4, unchanged from the previous close. Over the past three-month period, the return of the stock has been of +2.56 per cent.
Bingo Industries Limited (ASX: BIN)
Waste management company, Bingo Industries Limited operates a fully-integrated business, and provides solutions for separation, collection, processing, disposal and recycling with a total fleet of 254 trucks.
Dial a Dump Industries (DADI)
Recently, on 26 June 2019, the company released the Investor Day Presentation. In the presentation, the company had provided an integration update on Dial a Dump Industries (DADI), which was acquired by Bingo; subsequently, the acquisition was completed in March 2019. Also, the integration is underway, and the company expects to complete the integration in two years.
Branding Changes (Source: Company’s Investor Day Presentation)
Further, the acquisition resulted in new post-collection assets –Eastern Creek Waste Facility, which is recycling and landfill facility with an approved capacity of up to 2 million tonnes per annum. Moreover, the acquisition enables Bingo to diversify product offering through the expansion of processing capabilities into timber shredding, brick and concrete crushing, scrap steel recycling, garden organics in the Sydney market.
On 19 July 2019, BIN’sstock last traded at A$2.5, up by 2.459 % from the prior close. Over the past one year, the return of the stock has been of -6.2%. However, in the year-to-date period and past three-month period, the return of the stock has been +33.7% and +45.24%, respectively.
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