Monday, September 30, 2019

Astino: Earnings dropped q-o-q

Result Update

In QE31/7/2019, Astino's net profit dropped 35% q-o-q but rose 131% y-o-y to RM5.5 million while its revenue rose 8% q-o-q or 19% y-o-y to RM153 million. Revenue increased q-o-q primarily due to increase in local market demand. The Group registered a profit before taxation of RM7.3 million, a decrease of RM3.6 million as compared to QE3/4/2019, which was recorded at RM10.9 million, mainly due to allowance for diminution in value of inventories was RM5.0 million higher than the immediate preceding quarter.

Table: Astino's last 8 quarters' results

Graph: Astino's last 49 quarters' results

Financial Position

Astino's financial position as at 31/7/2019 is deemed healthy with current ratio at 2.1x and gearing ratio at 0.4x.


Astino (closed at RM0.71 last Friday) is now trading at a trailing PER of 8.2x (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 8.7 sen). At this PER, Astino is deemed fairly valued.

Technical Outlook

Astino has broken above its downtrend line at RM0.65 in early September.

Chart: Astino's weekly chart as at Sep 27, 2018 (Source:


Despite the weaker financial performance, Astino could be a good stock for long-term investment based on satisfactory financial position and fair valuation. The stock has a mildly bullish technical outlook after it broke above its downtrend line.


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