Sunday, June 24, 2018

Magni: Earnings Stayed Weak

Results Update

In QE30/4/2018, Magni's net profit dropped 35% q-o-q or 48% y-o-y to RM20 million while revenue dropped 30% q-o-q or 26% y-o-y to RM221 million.

Group revenue decreased by 26% q-o-q due to 28%-decline in garment revenue mainly due to lower sale orders received and unfavorable foreign exchange movements; 12%-drop in packaging revenue mainly due to the cessation of offset printing packaging (OPP) business in Q4-FYR 2017; and 3%-dip in revenue of the continuing packaging operations (comprising flexible plastic and corrugated packaging) due to lower sale orders received.

PBT decreased by 50.3% q-o-q due to 51%-drop in garment PBT mainly due to lower revenue, higher foreign exchange loss (by RM3.082 million) and higher operating expenses to revenue ratio; 42%-drop in Packaging PBT mainly due to lower revenue in Q4-FYR 2018; and reversal of provision for OPP business closure costs (RM0.307 million) in Q4-FYR 2017.

Table: Magni's last 8 quarterly results

Graph: Magni's last 45 quarterly results


Magni (closed at RM5.10 last Friday) has a trailing PE of 9 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 56.15 sen). Albeit the dividend cut, Magni still pays quarterly dividend which totaled 20 sen in the past 4 quarters; giving the stock a DY of 3.9%. Overall, Magni is still fairly valued.

Technical Outlook

Magni could have broken its long-term uptrend.

Chart 1: Magni's monthly chart as at June 22, 2018 (Source:

However, Magni has recently broken above its intermediate downtrend line, RR. Magni's immediate support will be at RM4.60-4.70.

Chart 2: Magni's weekly chart as at June 22, 2018 (Source:


Despite the weaker earnings and bearish technical outlook, I would rate Magni a HOLD to reflect a temporary pause in performance of an outstanding stock.


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