Friday, August 19, 2016

PetronM: Earnings Recovered

Results Update

For QE30/6/2016, PetronM's net profit rose 270% q-o-q to RM61 million on the back of a 10%-increase in revenue to RM1.83 billion. Net profit dropped 16% y-o-y on the back of lower revenue, which dropped 19% y-o-y due to lower crude oil (which declined from USD58 to USD40 per barrel) and finished product prices. The lower selling prices had more than offset the volume increase to 8.8 from 7.7 million barrels. PBT was lower y-o-y due to lower profit margin as a result of weaker price differentials between finished products and crude oil. 

Table: PetronM's last 8 quarterly results

Chart 1: PetronM's last 16 quarterly results


PetronM (closed at RM4.24 yesterday) is now trading at a PER of 6.8 times (based on annualized EPS of 62.75 sen). At this PER, PetronM is deemed fairly attractive.

Technical Outlook

PetronM broke above its downtrend line, RR at RM3.80 last week. It rallied to test the horizontal line at RM4.50 before correcting. Its immediate support is at RM4.20 and immediate resistance is at RM4.50.

Chart 2: PetronM's daily chart as at Aug 18, 2016(Source: ShareInvestor,com)


Based on imporved financial performance, fairly attractive valuation  & positive technical outlook, PetronM could be a good stock for a medium-term investment. Rating revised from SELL to BUY.


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