Dialog Group Berhad ("Dialog") is an investment holding company. Its subsidiaries are involved in the provision of engineering, procurement, construction and commission services and plant maintenance services. Dialog is also involved in the retailing of petroleum to oil, gas and petrochemical industries and marketing of specialty chemical and equipment.
Historical Financial Performance
Since its listing in 1996, Dialog's revenue has been on a steady growth path except for two periods: 2002-2006 and 2015-2016.
Graph 1: Dialog's last 19 years' P&L
In QE30/6/2017, Dialog's net profit rose by 9.7% q-o-q or 32.9% y-o-y to RM104 million while revenue rose 6.1% q-o-q or 35.1% y-o-y to RM969 million. While revenue is still below the RM1 billion mark, Dialog has achieved a milestone as its net profit has surpassed the RM100 million!
Table: Dialog's last 8 quarters' P&L
Graph 2: Dialog's last 14 quarters' P&L
Latest Financial Position
Dialog's financial position as at 30/6/2017 is deemed satisfactory with current ratio at 1.7x while gearing ratio at 0.8x. Its cash & cash equivalent stood at RM1.425 billion- which nearly matches total borrowings of RM1.423 billion. If borrowings were netted off, gearing ratio would drop to 0.38x.
Dialog (closed at RM2.03 yesterday) is now trading at a trailing PER of 30x (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 6.7 sen). At this PER, Dialog is deemed fully valued. However, Dialog's earning grew by 26% last 4 quarters- which gives the stock a reasonable PEG ratio of 1.2x.
Dialog has broken above the psychological RM2.00 level. It also happens to be the upper line of a flag formation. This could mean that the stock could continue with its prior uptrend. If the breakout can gain sufficient support, the target price for this rally could be RM2.50.
Chart 1: Dialog's weekly chart as at Aug 28, 2017 (Source: ShareInvestor.com)
Chart 2: Dialog's monthly chart as at Aug 28, 2017 (Source: ShareInvestor.com)
Based on good financial performance and position, fair valuation for a growth stock & potential bullish technical outlook, Dialog could be a good stock for long-term investment.
I hereby confirm that I do not have any direct interest in the security or securities mentioned in this post. However, I could have an indirect interest in the security or securities mentioned as some of my clients may have an interest in the acquisition or disposal of the aforementioned security or securities. As investor, you should fully research any security before making an investment decision.