Historical Financial Performance
3A's top-line and bottom-line made new high in FY2014 as well as FY2015. Its revenue rose 100% from RM200 million in FY2009 to RM400 million in FY2015. During that period, its PBT dropped from RM25 million to RM15 million in FY2011 & FY2013, before surpassing the RM25 million mark in FY2014 & hitting the RM30 million last year.
Chart 1: 3A's last 10 years' P&L
Chart 2: 3A's last 10 years' Cash Flow
Recent Financial Result
Latest quarterly result for QE31/3/2016 is very encouraging. Its revenue crossed the RM100 million mark for the first time. However, its PBT is still short of its recent quarterly high of RM10 million recorded in QE30/9/2015.
Table 1: 3A's last 10 quarters' P&L
Chart 3: 3A's last 10 quarters' P&L
As at 31/3/2016, 3A's financial position is deemed satisfactory. Its current ratio stood at a high of 4.2x while its total liabilities to equity was only 0.2x.
3A (closed at RM1.06 yesterday) is now trading at a PER of 18x (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 5.9 sen). While its PER is deemed high for a small-cap stock, its high valuation can be justified based on the industry exposure (the F&B sector) and healthy growth (of 29% last 4 quarters). That high growth would give the stock an attractive PEG ratio of 0.6x.
3A has been sliding for the past 5 years after making a high of RM2.35 in early 2010. The drop has been cushioned by a tentative uptrend line, SS at RM0.90-1.00 over the past 1 year. There was a short rally in late 2015 which failed. At the current price of about RM1.00, the stock has good support.
Chart 4: 3A's daily chart as at May 4, 2016 9Source: Shareinvestor.com)
Based on good financial performance, reasonable valuation & mildly bullish technical outlook, 3A is a very good stock to consider 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, 3A.