PETALING JAYA: Sedania Innovator Bhd is projected to have substantial growth in its earnings for financial year 2022 (FY22) and FY23 through the sustainable energy segment, which is its principal source of revenue moving forward.
Kenanga Research stated that its reputable client base, consisting GLCs and blue-chip companies like AmBank, Maybank and Pos Malaysia, is what contributed to such a positive outlook.
“A typical project would provide the group with earnings for seven to 10 years (with the bulk of the earnings in year one) on attractive project profit margins of 40% and return of investment rates of 15% to 20%,” said Kenanga in a report yesterday.
The research house noted that the nature of the company, which focuses on providing energy sustainability services to organisations, gives it the necessary appeal to attract the more Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-conscious investors.
It further stated that Sedania’s GreenTech Solutions segment had contributed to 60% of FY21’s operating profit. This segment is not only fruitful financially but it has also brought on much significant yields environmentally.
“(This segment) helps other companies reduce their carbon footprint by retrofitting buildings with holistic energy efficiency and sustainable energy systems that operate on 20% to 30% lower energy consumption and 30% to 40% lower energy cost,” said Kenanga.
Overall, the report said the sustainable energy segment of the group has saved an aggregate of 66-gigawatt hours of energy and 45,000 tonnes of CO2 through the transformation of 366 buildings. These figures are equivalent to about 772,000 trees planted.
The group’s other core business, the sustainable healthcare segment, which offers eco-friendly baby products under the brand name “Offspring”, is reported to have expanded to more than 20 countries in the past few years.
The research house further stated that “Offspring” has one of the most comprehensive list of certifications that compares with even the leading brands in the market.
It is certified organic, non-toxic, allergy-safe, as well as verified by the Environmental Working Group and the Forest Stewardship Council.
In 2021 alone, the sustainable healthcare segment has branched out into 13 countries as well as Togo and Nigeria in 2022.
“All (these) are expected to start contributing to the group’s revenue in 2022 while further market expansion is expected in FY22 to FY23,” said Kenanga.
In addition to the sustainable energy segment, the research house reported that the group’s profit can also be drawn from its expansion plans regarding the sustainable services it offers.
Kenanga Research gave the group a score of 73% based on its ESG scoring method.