Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Harta- top-line & bottom-line improved further
For QE31/3/2013, Harta's net profit rose by 3% q-o-q or 25% y-o-y to RM62 million while revenue rose by 4% q-o-q or 12% y-o-y to RM270 million. The improved bottom-line & top-line was due to increase in sales volume.
Table: Harta's last 8 quarterly results
Chart 1: Harta's last 22 quarterly results
Harta (at RM5.57 at end of morning session) is trading at a PE of 17.4 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 32 sen). At this PE multiple, Harta is deemed fully valued.
Harta is in an upward channel. It has just broken above the horizontal line RM5.30 and it may test the upper boundary of the channel at RM5.60-5.65. A breakout of that channel would lead to an acceleration in the current gradual move. Given the high valuation, I believe Harta's rise would be subdued and prices would remain within the channel.
Chart 2: Harta's daily chart as at May 8, 2013_12.30pm (Source: quickcharts)
Based on satisfactory financial performance & positive technical outlook, Harta remained a good stock for long-term investment.
In addition to the disclaimer in the preamble to my blog, I hereby confirm that I do not have any relevant interest in, or any interest in the acquisition or disposal of, Harta.