Trade Ideas

Closed at P$50.4, 3.2% gain in 21 days  (Mar, 10, 2016, 12:28 ET)

Trade Idea: Short BIMBO on YTD rally, rich valuation, and FX impact

(Price on Feb 18: P$52.05)

We see the world’s largest bread maker and Mexico-based Grupo BIMBO S.A.B. (BIMBOA) overpriced and believe that shorting the stock could yield 1.5% to 6.4% (MXN50.5-48/share) in the short term vs last price (MXN51.27)  with limited downside from the trade. BIMBO is expected to report strong 4Q15 results on February 25, however, we see that BIMBO shares’ strong performance  have already incorporated positive expectations. We believe that 4Q15 results present downside risk from higher USD-denominated debt, which will likely more than offset USD-denominated EBITDA from the North America division. Finally, we see BIMBO’s current valuation as rich  trading at a significant premium to comparable local and North American peers and, therefore, favor a short position on the name.


1) Strong performance YTD

  • Rally of 11.58% YTD vs 1.41% of MEXBOL.
  • RSI of 61 hints overbuying.

Bimbo Price

  • 1-Year return of 21.67% vs % 1.23% of MEXBOL and despite 19.05% depreciation of Mexican peso vs USD.
BIMBO Rel perf +fx


2) Rich Valuation

  • BIMBO trades at a 91% premium to local peer Gruma and 124% premium vs. international peers’ average P/E multiple (TTM).
  • BIMBO trades at TTM P/E of 51.6x   vs 26.8x of MEXBOL and 23.0x of international peers’ average.


3) FX Impact

  • Practically all of BIMBO’s debt is foreign currency-denominated and most of it, or 75%, is USD-denominated, with the rest issued in CAD.


  • As of 9M15, BIMBO’s USD-denominated revenues accounted for 46% of total and USD EBITDA was 39% of total. Although a significant operating flow from the Company is generated in USD, we believe BIMBO’s bottom line is likely to be pressured, in 4Q15 and going forward, due to greater debt burden and financial costs from 1-year MXN depreciation vs. USD in the order of 19%, magnified by BIMBO´s current leverage  Net debt/ EBITDA ratio of 3.1x, as of 3Q15.



Source: LATAM PM with Company reports and Bloomberg data. Prices as of February 17, 2016.

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