For QE30/9/2018, CSCStel's net profit dropped 71% q-o-q or 79% y-o-y to RM3 million while revenue was mixed - down 1.7% q-o-q or up 3.4% y-o-y to RM337 million. The Group’s revenue has decreased by 1.7% q-o-q due to decrease in total sales volume and average selling price. The Group achieve profit before tax of RM3.8 million this quarter compared with a profit before tax of RM13.5 in preceding quarter due to higher raw material cost and transportation cost.
[Note: CSCTEL's result for QE30/9/2018 was announced on November 28.]
Table: CSCStel's last 8 quarterly results
Graph: CSCStel's P&L for last 44 quarterly results
As at 30/6/2018, CSCStel's financial position is deemed very healthy with current ratio at 7.5 times and gearing ratio at 0.13 time. It has net cash of RM160 million which is equivalent to RM0.42 per share.
CSCStel (closed at RM1.18 last Friday) has a PER of 11.2 times (based the last 4 quarters' EPS of 10.5 sen). If the cash balance of RM0.42 per share is deducted from the share price, CSCStel's PER will be reduced to 7.2 times. At this PER multiple, CSCStel is deemed quite attractive. In addition, if CSCstel can maintain its dividend payment of 10 sen a year, its dividend yield is very attractive at 8.4% based on current price of RM1.18.
CSCStel has just broken above its downtrend line at RM1.10.
Chart 1: CSCStel's daily chart as at Feb 14, 2019 (Source: MalaysiaStock.Biz)
If you look at the monthly chart, CSCtel price decline may bring the share price to its long-term uptrend line support at RM1.00.
Chart 2: CSCStel's monthly chart as at Feb 14, 2019 (Source: MalaysiaStock.Biz)
Despite weaker financial performance, CSCStel is a good stock for long-term investment based on strong financial position, attractive valuation and mildly bullish technical outlook.
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