Thursday, September 29, 2016

VS: Earnings Took A Knock

Result Update

For QE31/7/2016, VS's net profit dropped by 43% q-o-q or 79% y-o-y to RM11 million while revenue rose 9% q-o-q & y-o-y to RM554 million. VS's PBT dropped q-o-q from RM22 million to RM9 million due to impairment losses from Other Investments of RM7.6 million & deposit forfeited of RM21.8 million for proposed acquisition of  a 20%-stake in a solar power project in China. If these losses were not booked into the account, VS's pre-tax profit would improve by 72% q-o-q to RM38 million.

Table: VS's last 8 quarterly results

Chart 1: VS's last 46 quarterly results


VS (closed at RM1.34 yesterday) is trading at a trailing PE of 13 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 10.19 sen). At this PER, VS (a cyclical stock) is deemed fairly valued.

Technical Outlook

VS has been trading sideways since it broke below its 20-week SMA line in January. The stock is supported by the horizontal line at RM1.15.

Chart 2: VS's weekly chart as at Sep 28, 2016 (Source:

On the monthly chart, VS seems to have peak. MACD has crossed below the MACD signal line.

Chart 3: VS's monthly chart as at Sep 28, 2016 (Source:


Based on weaker financial performance and prior sharp price run-up, I would rate VS as a SELL INTO STRENGTH.


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1 comment:

ronnie said...


You are absolutely right. VS's best days are behind it. Sell, sell, sell!