Monday, September 25, 2017

NTPM: Earnings rose

Result Update

For QE31/7/2017, NTPM's net profit increased by 35% q-o-q or 29% y-o-y to RM12 million while revenue increased by 11% q-o-q or 16% y-o-y to RM176 million. Revenue increased y-o-y mainly due to the increase in sales of Tissue and Personal Care Products, especially Tissue segment. The increased revenue led to higher profits.

Table: NTPM's last 8 quarterly results

Graph: NTPM's last 48 quarterly results


NTPM (closed at RM0.785 last Thursday) is now trading  at a PE of 16.7 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 4.7 sen). NTPM pays a decent dividend, with dividend yield at 3%. At this PER, NTPM is deemed fairly valued.

Technical Outlook

NTPM is in a medium-term uptrend line, with support at RM0.75. It is also in a long-term uptrend line since 2006.

Chart 1: NTPM's weekly chart as at Sep 21, 2017 (Source:

Chart 2: NTPM's chart as at Sep 21, 2017 (Source:


Based on satisfactory financial performance & positive technical outlook, NTPM is a good long-term investment.


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