Monday, October 09, 2017

3A: Testing Its Uptrend Line

Result Update

For QE30/6/2017, 3A's net profit dropped 11% q-o-q but rose marginally by 0.4% y-o-y to RM9.2 million while revenue dropped 0.8% q-o-q but rose by 5.6% y-o-y to RM102 million. Revenue dropped q-o-q due to lower sales. PBT dropped q-o-q due to forex loss this quarter and lower profit margins. (Note: The last quarterly result was announced on August 17, 2017.)

Table: 3A's last 8 quarters' P&L

Graph: 3A's last 16 quarters' P&L

Financial Position

As at 30/6/2017, 3A's financial position is deemed satisfactory with current ratio at 3.76x and gearing ratio at 0.24x.


3A (closed at RM1.11 last Friday) is now trading at a PER of 13x (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 8.66 sen). Its PEG ratio is 0.3x (based on last 3 years' earning CAGR of 45%). As such, 3A is deemed fairly attractive for a growth stock.

Technical Outlook

Over the past 2 years, 3A has risen gradual from RM0.70 in September 2015 to a high of RM1.45 in June 2016. The current correction has brought the share price down to the uptrend line. The support from the uptrend line is at RM1.10.

Chart: 3A's daily chart as at Oct 6, 2017 (Source:


Based on good financial performance & financial position, attractive valuation and mildly bullish technical outlook, 3A remains a very good stock to consider for long-term investment.


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