Cypark Resources Bhd ('Cypark') is involved in three main businesses:
- Environmental Engineering (EE)
- Landscaping & Infrastructure (L&I)
- Renewable Energy (RE)
For QE30/4/2013, Cypark's net profit increased by 60% q-o-q or 35% y-o-y to RM10.5 million while revenue increased by 16% q-o-q or 36% y-o-y to RM59 million. The increased bottom-line is attributable mainly to increase in renewable energy income (for reason explained above).
Table: Cypark's last 8 quarterly results
Chart 1: Cypark's last 12 quarterly results
At first glance, Cypark's current ratio is acceptable at 1.5 times as at 30/4/2013 while its gearing ratio appears high at 1 time. However, Cypark's current assets mainly consisted of trade & other receivables totaling RM266 million. This means that Cypark's Receivable Collection period is about 441 days! At such high number, we have to ask how much of these is collectible. If 25% of this amount is not collectable, Cypark would have to write-off RM66.5 million- an amount equivalent to 39% of its Shareholders' Funds.
Cypark (closed at RM1.99 last Friday) is now trading at a PE of 11 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 18 sen). At this multiple, Cypark is deemed reasonably valued.
Cypark's share price has been range-bound between RM1.50 & RM2.00 for the past 2 years. Since May this year, it had broken above the RM2.00 mark a few times. However, these breakouts were not convincing and the stock keeps floating at the RM2.00 mark. Failure to stay above the RM2.00 mark would be negative as the stock would drop back into the trading range. Can Cypark recruit sufficient buying support to pull away from the RM2.00 mark? That's the big question.
Chart 2: Cypark's weekly chart as at July 1, 2013_12.30pm (Source: quickcharts)
Despite the good financial performance, Cypark's financial statements raised grave concern about its financial health in the form of extremely high trade receiveables. This is a cause for concern that the receivables may not be substantially collectible. While trading at fairly reasonable PE multiple, Cypark's share price movement shows no clear trend. This may reflect investors' concern about the company's financial position. As such, I would rate Cypark a HOLD.
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, Cypark.