KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank KE Research has maintained its Sell call on MAHB with a target price of RM7.03, it said on Wednesday.
Maybank KE said Datuk Aziz Kaprawi, Deputy Minister of Transport, said the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) is on track for operations on 2 May and the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) will close on 9 May.
“However, AIRASIA doubts the readiness of KLIA2 and will stay at the LCCT; it will only move after all the safety and security concerns have been addressed.
“PM Najib said over the weekend that AirAsia has to move, and the government will hear its grouses,” it said.
The research house added both MAHB and the Ministry of Transport (MOT) are confident it is on track for 2 May launch but concerns linger as to whether this is possible as KLIA2 has yet to receive a Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC).
“We revise our FY14-FY16 earnings by a decrease of 7.9%, 7.2% and a rise of 4.8% to take into account the additional 40% stake in Sabiha Gökçen airport by end of 1H14.
“Our forecast is premised on a later KLIA opening date of Sept 1, 2014.
“Should the KLIA2 open on time, this would positively impact our FY14 net profit forecast by a small 1.2%,” it said.