Thursday, October 13, 2016

Topglov: Earning Improved

Results Update

For QE31/8/2016, Topglov's net profit rose 5% q-o-q but dropped 36% y-o-y to RM66 million while revenue rose 7% q-o-q or 2% y-o-y to RM722 million. The increase in revenue has more than offset the decline in PBT margin, leading to a 2.8%-increase in PBT. PBT margin declined to 10.5% from 11.0% in QE31/5/2016,  due to intensive competition and cost increases stemming from hikes in minimum wage, as well as the natural gas tariff.

Table: Topglov's last 8 quarterly results

Chart 1: Topglov's last 41 quarterly results


Topglov (closed at RM5.00 yesterday) is now trading at a trailing PE of 17.3X (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 28.91 sen). This compared favorably to Harta's PER of 32X or Kossan's PER of 21.8x. (Note: Harta closed at RM4.90 yesterday & its rolling 4 Qs' EPS is 15.3 sen. Kossan closed at RM6.90 yesterday & its rolling 4 Qs' EPS is 31.7 sen.)

Technical Outlook

Topglov broke above its intermediate downtrend line, RR at RM4.70 5 weeks ago. Topglov then rallied past the strong horizontal line at RM5.00 before correcting. If it can surpass the RM5.00 resistance again, it may continue with its prior uptrend.

Chart 2: Topglov's weekly chart as at as at Oct 12, 2016 (Source:

Chart 2: Topglov's monthly chart as at as at Oct 12, 2016 (Source:


Based on satisfactory financial performance, fairly valuation & mildly bullish technical outlook, Topglov could be a good stock for a trading BUY if it can surpass the RM5.00 mark.


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1 comment:

luckystock2 said...

Hi Alex ,
Can you comment on Tchong and OSK fundamental and technical outlook ? Appreciate your help. Tx!