Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Spritzr- bottom-line slipped on higher raw materail & labor cost
For QE28/2/2013, Spritzr's net profit dropped 2% q-o-q but rose 36% y-o-y to RM5.0 million while revenue rose 22% q-o-q or 26% y-o-y to RM57 million. Pre-tax profit dropped 10% q-o-q due to an increase in PET resin prices. The performance of the current quarter was also impacted by the higher employee benefit expenses as a result of the minimum wage implementation effective 1 January 2013. Revenue increased 22% q-o-q due to the increase in sales volume of bottled water.
Table: Spritzr's last 8 quarterly results
Chart 1: Spritzr's last 27 quarterly results
Spritzr (at RM1.20 as at 11:00am) is now trading at a PE of 10.3 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 11.7 sen). For a consumer staple, Spritzr is deemed very attractive.
Spritzr has broken above the 'handle' of the reliable technical formation known as the "Cup-with-handle". The only shortcoming is the lack of volume to confirm this breakout. Hopefully the stock will recruit sufficient buying support to launch into orbit.
Chart 2: Spritzr's daily chart as at April 23, 2013 (Source: quickcharts)
Based on good financial performance (albeit a small drop in bottom-line), attractive valuation & positive technical outlook (albeit a lack of volume), Sprritzr is a good stock for trading BUY as well as long-term investment.
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