Friday, 17 March 2017

United Engineers Limited (U04)

Technical Analysis

The 20-day MA crossed the 50-day MA most recently in January 2017, indicating a short term up-trendThe 50-day MA crossed the 200-day MA most recently in April 2016, indicating a long term up-trend.

Company Performance and Dividends

Cash flow from operations has been positive through the last five years. It is on an overall up-trend through the same period.

The compounded annual growth rate of the Earnings Per Share (EPS) is at -22.2% through the last five years.

Debt is currently at 11.4 times of the company's earnings. Long term debt is on an overall down-trend through the last five years.

Dividends per share is consistent through the past five years. In twelve months (March 2016 to March 2017), the company pays $120.00 per 1000 shares invested, attributing to a dividend yield of 4.2% against the current price. The payout ratio is at 21.9%.


Share price is currently trading at 67.0 times the company's earnings and 0.9 times its book value.


United Engineers Limited engages in property services and environmental engineering businesses in Singapore and internationally. The company provides residential, commercial, industrial, mixed-use, and build-to-suit projects; asset management services for commercial and industrial properties; and hospitality management services for hotels, serviced suites and offices, and convention centers. It also offers engineering, procurement, and construction services for water-related and waste-to-energy projects; systems integration for broadcasting and multimedia, communications, information technology, and security and surveillance sectors; and manufactures medical tools; and manufactures systems for tracking equipment and consumables in hospitals, as well as distributes software solutions. In addition, the company offers build-operate-transfer services for medical waste and waste water treatment; sells construction materials; and distributes liquefied petroleum gas, as well as mines sand. Further, it engages in manufacturing flexible printed circuits and rigid printed circuit boards; and provides precision engineering, aluminum die-casting, and precision machining services, as well as provides turnkey manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the automotive, computer, consumer, and electronic industries. Additionally, the company offers agricultural seedlings and industrial equipment, as well as general trading and water engineering services; trades marine and heavy equipment; and supplies and installs building materials, industrial laundry, and kitchen and food processing equipment. It also engages in the supply, delivery, testing, and commissioning of telecommunication, stage rigging system, audio-visual, studio projection and lighting equipment, data communication, card access, and security systems, as well as provides after sales services; and manufacture of electronic components. United Engineers Limited was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Major shareholders include
Great Eastern Holdings Limited, Insurance Investments
Lee Foundation States Of Malaya, Endowment Arm
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Banking Investments
WBL Corporation Limited
Morph Investments Ltd.


UNITED Engineers Ltd (UEL) announced that its largest shareholders, OCBC and Great Eastern Holdings (GEH), have received and are evaluating non-binding expressions of interests over their combined stakes in the company.

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