Institutions from China and abroad, including Citi, CLSA, Daiwa, China Securities, Zhongtai International and Guosheng Securities, have maintained “Buy” rating for Yeahka (09923.HK), underscoring their confidence with the prospects of the company’s technology-enable business services. Yeahka, which has payment as its other major business, has achieved rapid growth in the first half of 2021, according to its interim results announced on Aug 26.
Citi views Yeahka’s strategy stable fee rate and revenue sharing trend to boost merchants base “as largely in line with overall industry outlook”, and believes “that continued investment to acquire traffic and investment in business (such as in-store ecommerce services) will make more meaningful contribution in the longer term leveraging Yeahka’s solid execution”.
A CLSA report expects Yeahka’s GPV continues to increase, while the technology-enabled business achieving fast growth. “The company also started to provide in-store e-commerce services in Dec 2020, business that is upgraded from marketing services, to provide closer connection between merchants and consumers, and to create direct sales growth for merchants. Revenue was Rmb44.9m in 1H21, with the number of paid consumers more than 1.42m and GMV exceeded Rmb71.0m,” the report noted. It expects the new business to “serve as a new engine for growth”.
Guosheng Securities expects Yeahka’s annual revenues from precision marketing, merchants SaaS product, and in-store ecommerce service to reach 2.8 billion, 4.2 billion and 7.2 billion RMB in the next three years, while net profit attributable to parent company reaching 476 million, 517 million and 1.039 billion RMB. This estimation, based on Yeahka’s closing price of 27 HKD on Aug 25, gives the company PE ratio from 2021-2023 at 39, 36, and 18 times.
Guosheng sees the company benefit from acquisition of Chuangzinzhong, and efforts in online advertising service, as both agent and producer. With access to media platforms including TikTok, Toutiao, and Kuaishou, the services will promise more users to Yeahka’s marketing service.
Guosheng also sees Juhuisaosao, Yuehuiquan and Haoshengyi, of Fushi, as gateways for Yeakha to introduce its other products. That will help boost the company’s merchant SaaS users, as well as bringing high rise to ARPU.
“We stay confident with the long-term prospect of the company’s payment and technology-enabled business services,” Zhongtai International holds a similar view, noting Yeahka’s businesses are closely inter-connected.
Yeahka would first boost its merchant base through payment services. As more transactions happen, Yeahka would then get deeper understanding of merchants’ activities, and, through this process, accumulate a massive data of user trend. Based on data analyses, it would then offer different VAS to make monetization possible, and further expanding its business to achieve continued growth, Zhongtai further elaborates.
Topic: Press release summary
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that SAP intends to onboard two of SAPs finance and data management solutions to IBM Cloud for Financial Services to help accelerate IBM cloud adoption within the financial services industry.
The collaboration will be designed to help the companies address the industrys stringent compliance, security and resiliency requirements, while supporting business transformation and innovation for financial services institutions.
As banks and insurers balance the need to deliver innovative services and meeting the industrys strict security and compliance requirements, hybrid cloud environments have become increasingly important. To fuel industry-wide innovation, IBM introduced the IBM Cloud for Financial Services with built-in security and compliance controls that help reduce risk and regulatory barriers impeding IT landscape modernization, transformation and innovation.
IBM Cloud for Financial Services offers a highly secured, purpose-built environment for financial services institutions to transact with their technology partners and FinTechs. By onboarding to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, clients can adopt migrated SAP offerings, while addressing their regulatory and compliance standards. Supported by a growing ecosystem of more than 100 partners and FinTechs, the cloud platform is designed to speed customers business transformations by both addressing risk in the supply chain for financial institutions and unlocking new revenue opportunities.
In the context of their ongoing global strategic partnership, IBM and SAP have helped hundreds of companies digitalize their operations using an open, hybrid cloud approach. SAP intends to join IBMs ecosystem to deliver finance risk, operations and total spend management offerings on the IBM Cloud for Financial Services. The companies intend to help financial institutions benefit from faster business transformation through industry-specific data value offerings and enhanced customer and employee experiences.
The rapid transition of regulated industries, such as financial services, toward the cloud makes it necessary to address new operational and technology challenges, said Bob Cummings, head of SAP Financial Services Sector. The combination of IBM Cloud and SAPs capabilities can help banks and insurers around the world to accelerate their digitalization journey and scale their business globally.
As we continue to add partners, such as SAP, to our growing ecosystem, were one step closer to driving a true change in cloud adoption for the industry to ultimately help reduce risk throughout the supply chain, said Joel Spieth, General Manager, IBM Cloud for Industries. Were helping financial institutions modernize with SAP solutions on IBM Cloud for Financial Services, driving innovation, and creating operational efficiencies.
When onboarded, SAPs offerings that can now be delivered on the IBM Cloud for Financial Services will provide financial services institutions, their partners and FinTechs with the following:
- SAPs intelligent suite, including SAP S/4HANA solutions: With its intelligent enterprise framework, SAP provides integrated applications, intelligent technologies and a digital platform designed to enable banks to better serve current customers.
- SAPs solutions for strategic data management, including SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, and SAP IQ software: Combining the strength of in-memory technology with these solutions, SAP offers a robust data platform to achieve business agility.
SAP and IBM together have hundreds of clients and more than 5,500 individual products. SAP and IBM are focused on helping enterprises modernize their businesses and making the most of cutting-edge technologies.
For more information on IBM Cloud for Financial Services, visit www.ibm.com/cloud/financial-services.
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