For QE30/6/2017, Spritzer's net profit rose 2.3% q-o-q but dropped 32% y-o-y to RM5.1 million. Revenue was mixed - rose 8.2% q-o-q but dropped 8.3% y-o-y to RM79 million. Profit before tax increased 8% q-o-q from RM7.1 million to RM7.6 million mainly due to higher revenue, which increased q-o-q mainly due to increased in average selling prices as well as sales volume increase due to festive season and hot weather. The increased revenue had more than offset 9%-increase in cost of sales and other operating expenses which was contributed by continued increase in PET resin costs and higher spending on advertising and promotion, in particular on SEA Games sponsorship.
Table: Spritzer's last 8 quarterly results
Graph: Spritzer's last 38 quarterly results
Spritzer (closed at RM2.16 yesterday) is now trading at a PE of 9.8 times (based on last 4 "full" quarters' EPS of 22 sen). At this PER, Spritzer is still deemed very attractive for a consumer stock.
(Note: I have excluded the period ended 31/12/2016, which is actually a 1-month accounting period to reflect the change in financial year-end, in computing the last 4 quarters EPS.)
Spritzr is in a long-term uptrend line, with support at RM2.10.
Chart 1: Spritzer's monthly chart as at Aug 30, 2017_11.30 (Source: ShareInvestor.com)
Spritzer is however trending lower for the past 12 months as the share price is trapped in a downward channel. The lower line may provide support for the share price at RM2.15. This plus the support from the long-term uptrend line, SS (as noted above) at RM2.10 means that the share price is likely to stabilize soon.
Chart 2: Spritzer's weekly chart as at Aug 30, 2017_11.30 (Source: ShareInvestor.com)
Despite weaker financial performance, Spritzer is a good stock to consider for long-term investment based on attractive valuation and positive technical outlook.
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