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Saturday, 1 September 2007

I bought Ocean Sky on 29th August 2007

Business Overview

Ocean Sky is an one-stop fully integrated fabric and apparel manufacturing with value added supply chain management (SCM) capabilities. They provide services from embroidery, screen printing and apparel dyeing to logistics management. Their service centres are located in Singapore, Hong Kong and USA while their manufacturing hubs are located in Central America, China and Cambodia.

Reasons for purchase

Ocean Sky compete in a cut throat industry. Margins are meagre. With margins so low in such a low technology business, I believe the only way to stay in business is pure efficiency. Two factors keep Ocean Sky lean and mean.

1) With production in low cost centres such as Central America and Cambodia (I believe cost of production in China is growing very rapidly), cost are kept to the minimum.

2) Their successful implementation of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and real time Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) seems to be able to help the company manage its resources efficiently to stage a turn around ever since 2005. ROE and Profit margin had been slowly improving since then.


Base on earnings projection in 2007 and 2008, and using Residual Income Model, I valued Ocean Sky at slightly over 35 cents.

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Anonymous cif5000 said...

I recently got interested in this stock. Has your valuation of Ocean Sky changed? It's trading at about 10cts now.

I wrote something on my blog as well...

15 August 2010 at 11:37  
Blogger Market Uncle said...

In the midst of recession, I had actually divested ocean sky to pursue other intestest:

As a 'typical' manufacturer, I thought they had quite a bad challenges ahead, competitive pricing and escalating costs. Faced with falling orders, I jettisoned from it.

Things seems to be better now, as they returned into the black. But think I'll keep away from it as I doubt they really have the competitive strength.

15 August 2010 at 15:57  
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