Sunday, March 15, 2015


I had written about Vicom a year or so back.

There is an interesting estimate on valuebuddies of the estimated impact on EPS of Vicom.

Here is a chart to show what the share price did from the period I did my post a year back at which time it was 5.6.

Roughly, one would have gained 30%+ as well as the dividend.

Over the last 5 years, the share price has performed very well.

Interestingly, i think the current spike is due to the special dividend of 9.5 cents.

Chances are this is setting up the share for a steep fall once it reaches ex-dividend.

The share price is trading at 6.55 as of this post.

My estimate is that it will trade to below 5.8 when it goes ex-dividend.

That should set up a good long term buying opportunity.

The way to evaluate this would be

a) Does Vicom trade to below 5.8 SGD from now till Dec 2015?
b) A year from now, assuming one buy below 5.8 SGD and holds it till ex-dividend date of 15 August 2016, what is the return one has made?

Disclosure : Neither long nor short, currently, likely to go long in case share price falls below 5.8 SGD. 
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  1. I doubt Vicom will drop that low just because of the special dividend. It's no stranger that they have been paying out a special dividend on top of their final dividend for a long time now, there will be pullback once it has gone xd just like any other stock but I doubt that's the reason for it.

  2. Hi B,

    I agree that they have been paying out a special dividend for a while now.

    I think it will drop and hence, see it as a buying opportunity.

    I will do a follow up in Jan 2016 to see whether this estimate was correct.

    Thanks for dropping by the blog.