As an investor of Indofood Agri Ltd, i am surprised and disappointed by the voluntarily conditional takeover offer by Salim Group, tycoon of Indonesia of Indomie, because the takeover price is too low at SGD $0.28 (first offer) and $0.3275 (latest second offer), objective for their takeover understood is to delist and privatise Indofood Agri Ltd. Indofood Agri Ltd also emphasize on remaining cautious on its earnings momentum and its ability to return to pre 2017 earnings level although share price performance and valuations were undemanding.
So Indofood Agri Ltd Directors recommend retail investor to accept the offer unless they are able to obtain a higher valuation price than the offer price on the open market after accounting for brokerage and related costs. IFA quote the offer price not fair but reasonable.
The timing for takeover to delist Indofood Agri comes at the backdrop of global economy currently undergoing an expansion phase where the bull run is likely to continue for another few years to go. If Salim Group decide to force the takeover deal through, as an small retail investor, i have no control of but to accept the fate, when it comes to any future investment decision of mine to invest in any particular company, i would avoid Salim Group and its subsidiary as the major shareholder of any public listed company because retail investors are mostly value investor that stays loyal to the public listed company in good times and in bad times in any capital fund raising activity, and they are deprived of any growth opportunities of staying loyal to the public listed company. I really hope Salim Group can reconsider the delisting option, maintain listing in SGX so that investors can participate in the growth potential for Indfood Agri Ltd.
I observed Indofood Agri Ltd to be a slightly high beta stock, obtain the data source from Yahoo Finance, its reading is 1.30X in Beta as compare to market average of 1.0X as the benchmark as explained by Stockopedia.
High Beta stock theoretically tend to be violatile in nature hence riskier but it provide the potential for higher returns through higher returns.
As explained by Investopedia, Beta's definition is a reading of that is greater than 1.0 indicates that the security's price is theorectically more violatile than the market. For example, if a stock's beta is 1.20, it is assumed to be 20% more violatile than the market.
So let's take a look at the Chart of Indofood Agri Ltd
Technical Analysis Part 1
Based on above chart although price is oscilliate in a downtrend movement but it had broke out of downtrending line resistance. An inverted fan is illustrated act as a resistance and support line touching all the peaks and troughs.
Applying technical analysis to determine overvalue, fair value and undervalue, there is an approach taught by Asian Investment Guru, Mr. Hu Li Yang, on his halving valuation method simply take the peak price as the range of overvalue, peak price divde by 2 halving method gives your fair value and further reduction of halving gives you undervalue region.
Indofood Agri Ltd all time high price of 2.93 in year 2007 applying halving valuation method would see fair value range at 1.465 and undervalue value range at 0.73 below price level. Hence it is considered that the takeover price of S$0.3275 price is at the extremely undervalue range but a premium considered at the all time low price of S$0.181 in year 2019.
Technical Analysis Part 2
Above Chart pattern suggest price channel movement upper orange color lines, median green color line and lower orange color lines drawn, so price is anticipated to reach the upper orange color lines connecting all the peaks as resistance and lower orange color lines connecting all the troughs as support.
There is a falling wedge pattern observed as the bullish chart pattern.
Fundamental on Maecro Outlook of Palm Oil
Indonesia is the largest producer of Palm Oil with Malaysia the second largest producer.
There are positive reports on the demand for Palm Oil, where the demand for Palm Oil is influence by the strength of US dollar, where ususally commodities is priced in USD for trade settlement. The stronger US Dollar has developed an inverse relationship to the demand of the commodities in particular. USD strength result in lower demand for commodities and weaker USD result in higher demand for commodities.
Based on Fund Flow USD (DXY) spot index has reach its peak hence more downward price pressure is anticipated hence boosting demand for commodities and other currencies. USD is pegged to quite a few asian currencies like Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) and Chinese Yuan (CNH), weaker USD suggest strengthening of Chinese Yuan (CNH) weakening Hong Kong Dollar (HKD).
SWOT Analysis (Micro on Palm Oil Sector)
Below article by David Dodwell on his opinion on future demand of Palm Oil is worth a read highlighting the environmental concerns affecting the demand of Palm Oil.
Is the palm oil industry going up in smoke as market forces and environmental concerns collide?https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/3010629/palm-oil-industry-going-smoke-market-forces-and
Fund Flow Analysis
Smart monies are long bias in Palm Oil Futures, with swap dealers and large speculators seen reducing and accumulating.
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