Thursday 31 December 2020

(December Results) How i would invest in the singapore stock market if i had 100k of spare money

A minor retracement in December as IFast and Top Glove tumbled. However, Propnex continues to deliver. 

Returns since its inception in September this year amounts to 10.61%.

Nevertheless, despite some thoughts on changing out Top Glove, I have decided to continue holding it in the portfolio as I do not think that the demand of gloves is likely to go off any soon.

Meanwhile, I remain moderately positive on Hanwell delivering in Late February/ Early March. 

Monday 14 December 2020

G.H.Y CULTURE & MEDIA – Time to 一路向北? IPO Review

The conclusion in a picture


This will be a more light-hearted and less serious analysis of the upcoming IPO. Hence the timing of this post.

The 3rd IPO on the mainboard this year. 

Public Application is from 11 December 9pm to 16 December 12pm.


G.H.Y Culture & Media ‘s business can be broken down into 4 Segments

1) Television Program and Flim Production

2) Concert Production and Management

3) Talent Management Services

4) Costume, Props and Make-up Services

At an IPO Price of $0.66 per share, this results in a market cap of 708.7 million as there will be 1,073,792,000 shares outstanding post IPO.


As the company is newly formed, with a short history tracking back to only 2018. It has earned 12.4 million in FY 2019 and 13.0 million in Half Year of 2020. This translates to a PE of 57 based of 2019 numbers.

Based off a 26 million earning in FY 2020 (13*2), this translates to a PE of 27. Which is a reasonable valuation based off good growth numbers seen in its short track record.

However, this analysis is too unrealistic as 超人不会飞. The business segments of this company are largely project based and not a stable business volume throughout the year.

Business Segment

% of 2019 Revenue

% of 2019 Segment Results

% of 6M 2020 Revenue

% of 6M 2020 Segment Results

Television Program and Flim Production





Concert Production and Management





Talent management service income


12% (with costume segment )


1.83% (with costume segment )

Costume, make-up and props services


12% (with talent management segment )


1.83% (with talent management segment )


Concert Segment has done very well this year. Much thanks to 周杰伦 嘉年华 世界巡回演唱会 新加坡站 in January 2020 which was pre-covid. Following the Covid-19 that occurred after that, it would be safe to say that this segment would not be contributing in 2H 2020.


In terms of television program productions, the company undergoes productions based on 3 revenue models

1)       Customer like TV Company engages them to produce a drama/flim. In this case they charge a production fee.

2)       Develop their own drama/flim then selling it to customer for a fixed fee. In this method, the cost and risk are more on the company.

3)       Develop their own drama/flim then selling it to customer for a variable fee. Based on user clicks or viewership for each episode.

Based off 2019 and 2020 trends. (2) is the most common method used by the group. Although in 2020 it has ventured to (3).

In terms of balance sheet, it looks stable and fine. Although I am quite surprised by the bank borrowings of 4.35% to 5.01%. Even though its not a huge amount, the short-term bank loans at such a rate might signify that pre-ipo the company appears to be a huge risk to the banks.

What I like about the company

1)     Strong Know-how in the Business – The CEO himself is a director of flims and produces his own flims. Has been in the industry for over 20 years and therefore should not be remote to producing flims and budgeting it. Being in the China industry means that he does not need to break into the China industry and understand the red tapes.

2)     Strong Board Members- Non-Executive Director and Substantial Shareholder Mr Yang Jun Rong is well respected in the music industry. Known as 荣哥, he is Jay Chou’s manager and is possibly 1 reason why the rights of Jay Chou’s Concerts would be given to GHY Culture Media. As the saying goes, 做生不如做熟.  He also owns 45% of JVR Music. Fans of Jay Chou will not be unfamiliar to that name as it is the company that releases music by Jay Chou.

3)    Strong Flim and Drama Pipeline upcoming. With 4 projects released in 2H 2020 as well as 6 productions in 2H 2020. Coupled with 1 release and 7 productions in 2021, it is safe to say that the pipeline not spectacular growth is already strong. With more funds following the IPO, the company is likely able to undertake more project and grow their profitability.

What I Dislike about the company

1)       Unfortunately results for this year is unlikely to be as good even though it might show growth from last year. This is due to Covid 19 making concerts obsolete in the 2H of 2020. This means that the IPO is priced at a very steep PE. Assuming a more realistic full year earnings of 20 million. It’s a PE of roughly 35. Which is acceptable assuming concerts do return in 2021.

2)       Need for listing? Well I guess this company is doing quite well on its own and with strong connections in the industry, the need for listing might not be needed in fact.

3)       Concert Management Revenue for Non Jay Chou Concerts are not as spectacular. With only 1 concert in 2019, the revenue came in at 1.2m and segment result being 0.469m. This means that the company will have to undertake more concert managements should there be no 周董效率(Jay Chou Effect)


Some Mojito thoughts

2 Jay Chou Concerts in Singapore netted 14m in Revenue and 8m in Segment Results. Should Jay Chou tour China, 1 would wonder how much he can earn based on touring each city. This should be bombastic.

2 upcoming concerts in Malaysia and Australia in 2021. Should they both happen, it would help in contributing to the bottom-line a lot.


Some 发如雪 thoughts

People would like to take unusual productions and mm2 productions to compare towards GHY Culture and Media. However, although both are media and concert production companies, it is safe to say they are vastly different.

Unusual Productions is by far a larger player in Singapore. MM2 focuses more on South East Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong flim productions. MM2 has also embarked on a more comprehensive value chain model by integrating VR content production and Cinemas in its business. Although the flip side is that this had made MM2 more asset heavy and it has also took on more debt at a larger cost.

At this current moment, GHY Culture and Media is not looking like MM2 nor Unusual Productions.


I believe this IPO is a hit and run IPO. There seems to be strong demand and a small public tranche. With Half Year 2020 already beating 2019 Results, it might induce people to apply.

At current valuations, it must show that it is able to undertake more projects and allow them to be at a profitable scale as current before I would be convinced that it is worth such valuations.

Of course, opportunities such as a Jay Chou China Tour could happen and form the tailwinds to this company.

But it will be good to see the company getting involved in more concert productions in China and Singapore apart from Jay Chou Concerts. I believe that will be where the growth will come from. But until I see something more concrete, I would have to refrain 千里之外 and 安静的听妈妈的话. 等待说好的幸福. 希望驚嘆號会在给我一首歌的时间后出现.

Tuesday 1 December 2020

(November Results) How i would invest in the singapore stock market if i had 100k of spare money

With news of a vaccine coming out in November, most stocks have rallied in the portfolio as a return to value is seen in the month. Among all, Propnex, Centurion and UMS have performed very well. 

Total Return since the start of the portfolio on 9 Sept is 11.45%

Stocks that have seen retracement include Top Glove and iFast.

Top Glove being a victim of the vaccine news and it has encountered some company problems as it workers have caught covid and it has spreaded within its factories affecting its productions.

IFast being a stock that has done well during the Covid Period has seen a small sell-down.

In terms of results release,  Powermatic, UMS and Propnex all released their results in November

Powermatic- Stable results. Increase in inventory might signal something good in 2H

UMS- Continues the trend of good results. Dividend announcement a slight surprise but full year should remain good with semiconductor demand strong.

Propnex- Stable Results despite recent news of HDBs possible measures and it remains to be seen how Q4 will be affected by tightening controls on the re-issuance of options-to-purchase. 

Despite the influx of cash and the above occuring, there will be no changes to the portfolio at end of November.

At December, Top Glove will report its results, that will probably be a deciding point of whether Top Glove will be rotated out.