Morning Call about Kot Addu Power Company Limited – Arif Habib Limited

Karachi: Profitability may jump by 31% in FY11


Kot Addu Power Company (KAPCO) will be announcing its FY11 financial result on Monday 5th, September 2011.

According to Arif Habib Limited, Our estimates for the company’s profitability for the period works out to PKR 6,691mn – (EPS of PKR 7.60), depicting a growth of 31% YoY. This growth is emanating from lower maintenance cost and higher interest income earned on delayed payments from WAPDA. For 4QFY11 alone, we expect the Company to report PAT of PKR 1,437mn (EPS: PKR 1.63), exhibiting a rise of 2% QoQ. We expect that company will also announce a final dividend of PKR 3.5 / share, taking the total dividend for the year to PKR 6.5 / share.


Net Sales22,59918,740 21%71,37685,935-17%
Operating costs20,36316,35325% 60,88876,011 -20%
Gross Profit 2,2362,388 -6%10,4889,924 6%
General and Admin Expenses95109 -13%433631-31%
EBIT 2,1412,279 -6%10,0559,293 8%
Financing Cost 2,3912,12912% 8,684 5,33663%
Other Income2,439 2,01221%8,8193,774 134%
EBT 2,1902,162 1%10,190 7,73132%
Taxation 753.1758.0 -1%3,5002,64132%
Net Profit1,4371,4042%6,6915,08931%
Earnings per Share1.631.592%7.605.78 31%
Source: AHL Research      


Maintenance cost is likely to come down by 2x QoQ

According to NEPRA’s data, due to non availability of gas, the plant was mainly operated at expensive LSFO and Diesel. With a load factor of 56% the plant generated 1,626 Gwh of electricity in last quarter, with major overhaul done in 3QFY11, repair and maintenance cost is expected to come down by 2.05 times in 4QFY11 to PKR 242mn. This would take FY11 O&M expense to PKR 1,137mn, a decline of 39% YoY when compared to PKR 1,856mn recorded in FY10.

Effect of higher financial charges to be offset by other income

Due to piling receivables from WAPDA, company is expected to record other income of PKR 8.82bn (up 134% YoY) in FY11, mainly earned through higher markup earned on delayed payments from WAPDA. We believe this increase in other income will help in offsetting the effect of soaring financial charges on short term borrowing and penal interest charges payable to PSO’s receivables. We expect the financial charges to grow by 63% YoY to reach at PKR 8.68bn in FY11.


Our Dividend Discount Model (DDM) based target price for Dec 2011 works out to be PKR 51.40 per share, which offers an upside potential of 20.1% from its last closing price of PKR 42.8 per share. Besides attractive upside potential, the stock offers FY11E dividend yield of 15.2%, making it one of the best defensive play in the market. Thus we recommend Buy.