Monday, September 05, 2011
Amway- a good income stock
Amway (M) Holdings Bhd ('Amway') needs no introduction. It is a direct selling company that uses network marketing to sell its products, which are mainly in the health, beauty & home care sectors.
Recent Financial Results
From the table & Chart 1 below, we can see that Amway's financial performance is fairly steady.
Table: Amway's last 8 quarterly results
Chart 1: Amway's last 16 quarterly results
Chart 1: Amway's profit & dividend payout for the last 16 quarterly results
Amway (closed at RM8.89 last Friday) is now trading ta a PE of 18.5 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 48.12 sen). Unlike Nestle which enjoyed steady growth and command a PE of 27 times (go here), Amway is considered fairly valued at this PE multiple. However, Amway pays a very attractive dividend of 66 sen for the past 4 quarters. This gives a dividend yield of 7.4%. The next big dividend proposal would happen on the announcement of its results for QE30/9/2011.
Amway is in an intermediate term uptrend (SS) with support at RM8.00-8.10. Its medium-term uptrend line (S1-S1) support is at RM8.70.
Chart 3: Amway's weekly chart as at Sept 5, 2011_12.15pm (Source: Quickcharts)
Based on steady financial performance & good dividend payout, Amway is a good stock for investors who are looking for steady income (such as retirees). A good entry level could be the intermediate term uptrend line support at RM8.00. If you managed to get into this stock at this level over the next 2-3 months, you may even enjoy the handsome dividend that accompanied the results announcement for QE30/9/2011.