Monday, March 24, 2014
Asian airlines vs Catering business
I am not keen to own Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific Airways because they have a lot of competition from budget airlines. But I like some airline-servicing companies based in Singapore, including SATS [SATS.Singapore], in the catering business, and SIA Engineering [SIE.Singapore], which overhauls aircraft. They have subsidiaries in many Asian countries. The stocks yield around 4%. They aren't supercheap, and the Asian markets generally aren't cheap enough for me. But longer term, if you want to park money in Asia, both companies will do well.