Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Matrix: Earning Dipped From Selling Lower Margin Products

Result Update

For QE30/9/2016, Matrix's net profit dropped 11% q-o-q but rose 49% y-o-y to RM46 million. Its revenue rose 15% q-o-q or 85% y-o-y to RM224 million. Revenue rose q-o-q mainly due to increase in revenue recognized from the Group‟s property development activities. Profits dropped q-o-q mainly due to the change in product mix of the Group's development properties, as the Group launched more affordably-priced housing projects that cater to the current market demand.

Table 1: Matrix's last 8 quarterly P&L

Graph 1: Matrix's last 15 quarterly P&L


Matrix (closed at RM2.48 yesterday) is now trading at a trailing PER of 7.7 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 32.1 sen). Its price to book is at 1.48 times (based on NTA of RM1.68 per share as at 30/9/2016). Matrix paid out dividend totaling 14.65 sen for the past 4 quarters, which translates into a DY of 5.9%. Overall, Matrix is deemed fairly valued.

Technical Outlook

Matrix had a strong uptrend from its listing in June 2013 to October 2014 (see uptrend line, Sa-Sa). Since then, it has been moving in a sideways manner. Nevertheless, the stock has formed a more gradual uptrend line (either SS or S1-S) with support at RM2.45. If this new uptrend line holds, Matrix may continue to rise in the near term.

Chart 1: Matrix's monthly chart as at Nov 15, 2016 (Source:\


Based on satisfactory financial performance, fairly valuation & mildly bullish technical outlook, Matrix could be a good stock for long-term investment.


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