PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk is an Indonesia-based company that is engaged in the transportation and distribution of natural gas. The Company is engaged in upstream oil and gas, midstream and downstream fields across the Indonesian peninsula. It owns and operates natural gas pipelines in excess of more than 10,000 kilometer in total length, covering 96% of the national natural gas pipeline network. The Company's upstream portfolios consist of approximately 11 oil and gas blocks across the country, and one shale gas in Houston, United States. It has two FSRU’s (Lampung & West Java) and land-based regasification facility in Arun. The Company, through its downstream entities, serves more than 2,000 industrial and commercial customers. It serves sectors, such as power generation, fuel for heating and drying processes, steam boilers, drying furnaces, ovens and many applications.
Share price has been trending down, but we don’t see the end of the tunnel yet. We think PGAS’s share price weaknesses have reflected the earnings downtrend in 2023 due to lower oil selling prices and the low distribution margin trend. Due to a limited margin upside, we think PGAS’s share price will barely recover from the current low, despite its status as a national sub-holding gas company in charge of distributing gas across the nation.
Force majeure may raise reputational risks for PGAS. PGAS declared force majeure on the Gunvor contract only a year after the master sales and purchase agreement (MSPA) on the LNG supply deal was signed. It may mark the beginning of multiple years of struggle for PGAS, as this may prevent it from expanding into the LNG business, especially after its Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) business failed to take off due to a dispute with Hoegh LNG since 2021, its partner for vessel charters. PGAS’s expansion into the LNG business is crucial for its future growth.
Never-ending one-off provisions sting investors. Investors are stung by PGAS’s one-off provisions for oil and gas asset impairments, the tax dispute in 2019, and the latest partial provision for Gunvor in 2022. The ongoing force majeure means potential additional provisioning for the Gunvor contract around US$100m-240m in 4Q23.
Maintain HOLD with lower TP of Rp1,050. We maintain our HOLD rating with TP of Rp1,050. Despite the share price tumbling, we do not advise investors to bottom-fish PGAS due to the lingering uncertainties surrounding its Gunvor contract and declining earnings trend on a thinning margin.
Better-than-expected outcome from Gunvor LNG deal. If PGAS manages to avoid any penalties from the LNG deal, it can generate strong net profit from its natural gas distribution business and the share price could potentially recover from the current low.
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