Fu Yu Corporation

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Hi Desmond,

Mr Ng was a former executive director of Fu Yu.

Here are some background info (ctrl + F "Ng Hock Ching"):
1. http://www.asiaone.com/print/News/AsiaOn...97892.html
2. http://infopub.sgx.com/Apps?A=COW_CorpAn...W88Soh95PY

In matters regarding their subsequent then-executive director: http://www.fuyucorp.com/Attachments/FYC_...gation.pdf. He left the company shortly. http://www.straitstimes.com/business/com...urt-ruling

of course, the firm is led by better management these days.
A few years ago, he made an offer to acquire 10 percent of fuyu shares at around half the current share price. The offer did not succeed. What's interesting to me is that I sat next to him during the agm. The offer was still open at that time. A few Shareholders were questioning the board about the offer but no one seems to realize the offerer was sitting in the room as a shareholder. Actually I think most of the so called shareholders prob knew. If you have attended fuyu agms, there are always a lot of shareholder whom I believe are company staff who are there to quickly propose and second the agm motions.
Off my memory, I remember Mr Ng slowly built up to his current holdings through some off market purchases, probably from the previous chairman Mr Lui, whom seem to have completely divested his shares through the years.
Financial Results for the Year Ended in 31 December 2018 ("FY2018")

1. Group revenue in FY2018 edged higher by 1.4% to S$197.7 million
2. Gross profit margin expanding to 17.8% in FY2018 from 17.1% in FY2017
3. Group’s net profit attributable to owners of the Company ("PATMI") jumped 165.5% to S$11.9 million in FY2018 from S$4.5 million in FY2017
4. Group’s operating profit in FY2018 increased 16.9% to S$15.5 million from S$13.2 million in FY2017
5. Sound balance sheet with cash balance of S$80.3 million and zero borrowings
6. Shareholders' equity stood at S$164.1 million, equivalent to net asset value of 21.80 cents per share, inclusive of cash and cash equivalents of around 10.67 cents per share
7. Final dividend brings its total dividend payments for FY2018 to 1.6 cents per share .

More details in :
1. https://links.sgx.com/1.0.0/corporate-an...uddies.com
2. https://links.sgx.com/1.0.0/corporate-an...uddies.com

Fu Yu Corporation today closed at S$0.21, +0.0050 (+2.44%).
Specuvestor: Asset - Business - Structure.
Redevelopment Project at 9 Tuas Drive 1, Singapore

Following the Company’s announcement on 13 August 2019, the Group has obtained approvals from the regulatory authorities to proceed with the Redevelopment Project. This project is in conjunction with the lease renewal of the Group’s premises at 7 Tuas Drive 1 (“Plot 7”) and Plot 9 for a further term of 20 years from 16 November 2021. Plot 7 and Plot 9 have land areas of 4,756 square meters and 4,755 square meters respectively. As part of the lease renewal, the Company also has to assign its premises at 5 Tuas Drive 1 by 10 September 2020.

The Group is embarking on the Redevelopment Project to expand and improve its operations in Singapore. The Redevelopment Project entails the demolition of the existing building and construction of a larger building to house a factory, warehouse and office space. The new building will have an estimated gross floor area of 9,000 square metres which is more than three times the size of the existing building.

As part of the Redevelopment Project, the Group plans to invest in new manufacturing equipment to expand its production capacity and enhance its capabilities to produce higher precision and better quality products. The layout of the new building will also be modified to facilitate a seamless workflow across tooling, moulding and assembly operations. Together with the investments in new and advanced production equipment, the Group expects to benefit from higher productivity and operational efficiency. The Group believes that its investment in the Redevelopment Project is a key element of its long term strategy as Singapore is an important and growing base for its manufacturing operations. With the improvements, the Group’s operations in Singapore will be able to elevate its manufacturing competencies to deliver greater value to its customers.

Based on current cost estimates, the capital expenditure for the Redevelopment Project is now expected to be approximately S$15.4 million which will be financed by the Group’s internal funds. Construction works has commenced and is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Specuvestor: Asset - Business - Structure.
Fu Yu
Wang Shao Ren (Wang Shaoren) @ Ong Shao Jin
Pilgrim Partners Asia (Pte.) Ltd. entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Hew Lien Lee, Ho Nee Kit, Tam Wai and Ching Heng Yang on 13 January 2021 to acquire 224,392,511 shares in Fu Yu Corporation Limited (the "Sale Shares"). Completion under the sale and purchase agreement has not taken place. Pursuant to section 4(7) of the Securities and Futures Act, Cap. 289 of Singapore, Pilgrim Partners Asia (Pte.) Ltd. is deemed to have an interest in the Sale Shares.

Pilgrim Partners Asia (Pte.) Ltd. ("Pilgrim") is a fund manager. It is intended for the 224,392,511 shares in Fu Yu Corporation Limited acquired by Pilgrim to be held by a variable capital company ("VCC") to be incorporated and established by Pilgrim as fund manager. It is intended for the VCC to be structured as a closed end fund with Wang Shao Ren (Wang Shaoren) @ Ong Shao Jin as a member holding an 85% shareholding.

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Diversify into commodity business

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This is one of the more elaborate business update which I feel are more meaningful than those cursory / superficial commentaries.


1Q2023 Business Update
Fuyu is late in its transformation by at least 2-3 decades. While they are capable of higher quality precision parts, there are plenty of such companies to be found all over the world now, especially in China. They can do well only if there is a shortage of capacity(currently there is glut of capacity, pushing down prices) and a large drop in commodity prices(input raw material price). And unlike some other parts maker, fuyu does not have a parent that can feed it with constant flow of projects.
(17-05-2016, 12:52 PM)Big Toe Wrote: . Fuyu is a commodity type of business where operational efficiency, higher margin/value add customers is key to profitability.

Well, the mgmt is probably thinking along the same lines ...

Fu Yu did a strategic review outlining several strategies, e.g. back-to-basics emphasis on design and manufacturing of mould capabilities and efforts to improve Group-wide efficiencies, target higher-precision tooling and components for the bio-medical and life science industries, while enlarging its geographic and sectoral market reach, early-stage engagement with customers from the design level and planning for integration of product development so as to optimise manufacturing processes, shorten lead times, and improve cost efficiencies; etc. (emphasis added)

Interestingly, the current head honcho is a banking and finance veteran. an 
“..We’ve launched several initiatives to expand our capabilities, such as technology and machine upgrades, a new innovation arm to work on modern products and designs, as well as improving efficiencies,” Seow said...
..With these initiatives, Seow expects a long growth runway for Fu Yu, where the organisation will not only be a manufacturer, but also a front-runner in advanced manufacturing and technology... "  (emphasis added)

Remains to be seen whether these initiatives will be a game changer for the company. At the same time, execution is also key.

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