Monday, January 27, 2014
Spritzr- poorer results due to higher costs
For QE30/11/2013, Spritzr's net profit dropped 36% q-o-q & 34% y-o-y to RM3.4 million while revenue dropped 1% q-o-q but rose 18% y-o-y to RM55 million. The drop in the bottom-line was "attributed mainly to the higher operating costs especially on transportation, salary and payroll related expenses, advertising and promotional expenses. The weak Malaysian Currency had caused an increase in the prices of PET resin consumed".
Table: Spritzr's last 8 quarterly results
Chart 1: Spritzr's last 30 quarterly results
Spritzr (closed at RM1.70 last Friday) is now trading at a PE of 11.4 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 14.85 sen). At this PE multiple, Spritzr is still deemed relatively attractive for a consumer stock.
Spritzr's uptrend line may have run up against a possible double top at RM1.90. With indicators hooking down, Spritzr is set to go into a consolidation. I see its immediate support at RM1.50.
Chart 2: Spritzr's weekly chart as at Jan 24, 2014 (Source: Tradesignum)
Despite fairly attractive valuation for a consumer stock, Spritzr is likely to underperform for the next few months due to poorer financial performance & mildly bearish technical outlook. The stock is either a HOLD (ride out the near-term weakness) or a TRADING SELL (sell and buy back later). The choice is yours.
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, Spritzr.