Thursday, June 27, 2019

Scientx: Earnings Grew Due to Contribution from Newly-Acquired Daibochi

Result Update

For QE30/4/2019, Scientx's net profit dropped 1% q-o-q but rose 19% y-o-y to RM73 million while revenue was rose 8% q-o-q or 38% y-o-y to RM828 million. The Group’s revenue rose q-o-q mainly due to contribution from the newly acquired subsidiary, Daibochi. Profit before tax for the current financial quarter was RM101.4 million, a marginal increase of 1.4% compared to RM100.0 million recorded in the preceding financial quarter.

Table: Scientex's last 8 quarterly results

Graph: Scientex's last 53 quarterly results

Financial Position

As at 30/4/2019, Scientex's financial position is deemed satisfactory with current ratio at 1.2 times and gearing ratio at 0.72 time.


Scientex (closed at RM8.56 yesterday) is now trading at a trailing PE of 14.7 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 58.43 sen). At this PER, Scientex is deemed fairly attractive.

Technical Outlook

Scientx was in an uptrend line, SS which accelerated in a steep uptrend lien, S1-S1 in 2016 & 2017. The share price then broke this steep uptrend line, S1-S1 and tentatively established a more gradual uptrend line, S1-test the uptrend line, S1-S2 at RM7.50.

Chart 1: Scientex's weekly chart as at Jun 26, 2019 (Source:

Chart 2: Scientex's monthly chart as at Jun 26, 2019 (Source:


Based on good financial performance, strong financial position, fairly attractive valuation and mildly positive technical outlook, Scientex remains a good stock for medium to long-term investment.

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