Thursday, January 23, 2014
Huayang- demand for affordable homes is still strong!
For QE31/12/2013, Huayang's net profit increased 60% q-o-q but dropped marginally by 1% y-o-y to RM19.7 million while revenue increased by 28% q-o-q & 24% y-o-y to RM130 million. Net profit dropped marginally y-o-y due to higher sales & marketing expenses- as a result of more launches. Revenue increased due to more launches. The rebound in revenue shows that Huayang is not affected by recent slowdown in sales as its products are aimed at the mass market where demand is still strong. Despite the speculative curbs imposed by government, genuine buyers will not be deterred.
Table: Huayang's last 8 quarterly results
Chart 1: Huayang's last 22 quarterly results
Huayang (at RM1.99 yesterday) is trading at a PE of 8.6 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 23.3 sen). At this PE, Huayang is still deemed fairly valued.
Huayang is still in an uptrend. If we used the 50-week EMA line as the uptrend line, then the support is at RM1.92.
Chart 2: Huayang's weekly chart as at Jan 22, 2014 (Source: Tradesignum)
Based on recovery in financial performance, attractive valuation & positive technical outlook, the rating for this stock is revised from SELL INTO STRENGTH to BUY.
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, Huayang.