Kimlun Corporation Bhd ('KimLun') is involved in infrastructure and building construction, project management, industrial building systems (IBS) and manufacture of pre-cast concrete products (such as tunnel lining segments).
Diagram 1: Tunnel Lining Segment under production
Diagram 2: Tunnel Lining Segment
Recent Financial Results
For QE30/9/2015, Kimlun's net profit rose 26% q-o-q or 118% y-o-y to RM19.6 million while revenue dropped 6.7% q-o-q or 18.2% y-o-y to RM241 million.
Table: Kimlun's last 11 quarters' P&L accounts
Chart 1: Kimlun's last 11 quarters' revenue, profits & profit margins
Kimlun's financial position as at 30/9/2015 is deemed mixed, with adequate liquidity as reflected by a current ratio of 1.69x but elevated leverage as shown by a gearing ratio of 1.16x. The high current ratio & gearing ratio are the result of high trade receivables with collection period of 160 days. This high term given out could be a practice in this industry.
Kimlun (closed at RM1.43 this morning) is now trading at a PER of 7.5X (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 19 sen). At this PER, Kimlun is deemed fairly valued. And, despite the financial burden of carrying a heavy receivable, Kimlun still paid a decent dividend of 3.8 sen last year- translating into a DY of 2.7%.
Kimlun has broken above its downtrend line, RR at RM1.25 in early September. Its rally after breakout was capped by the horizontal line RM1.40. In the past few days, it has broken above this horizontal line. If this breakout can sustain, the stock may soon launch into its next upleg- similar to what we have seen in May 2013. The target of this developing rally could be its May 2013 high of RM2.00.
Chart 2: Kimlun's weekly chart as at Dec 8, 2015 (Source: ShareInvestor.com)
Based on good financial performance, fair valuation & mildly positive technical outlook, Kimlun could be a good stock for a trading BUY or even a medium-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, Kimlun.