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A Walk in the Park with Cypark Resources Berhad (5184)

Lately, I have been searching for a company which has good profit margins, a business model which is non-conventional (i.e., not manufacturing, banking, plantation, and trading in nature), and resilient to external market shocks. I hope I have found the right company!


This week I will be looking at Cypark Resources Berhad (5184). Cypark is a company that is involved with the provision of environmental solutions. It has 4 main business segments which are:
1. Environmental engineering: Provision of nature conservation and environmental improvement services.
2. Landscaping and infrastructure: Provision of landscape services, project management services, and infrastructure development.
3. Maintenance: Provision of specialist maintenance works on leachate treatment plants, landscape services for parks, and maintenance of public amenities.
4. Green technology & renewable energy: Solar panel, biogas, biomass, waste-to-energy, and other renewable energy projects.
The business segment with…

Are Furniture Stocks Still in Vogue? So what’s Up with Hevea?

HeveaBoard Bhd (5095) is a Company that manufactures and sells high grade particleboards (PB) and ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture. I understand that this stock has been heavily covered and monitored by most investors and finance houses, but I’d like to break it down to the lay investor.
Hevea has a very small presence in Malaysia – 3% of annual turnover, and it largely sells its furniture overseas, especially Japan (31%), China (22%), Australia (8%), and Korea (5%). About 78% of its turnover is from the Asia Pacific region and 5% from Europe. Focusing on Asia Pacific is the right strategy as this region is experiencing sustained growth.

Check out the article from Forest & Wood Products Australia regarding the potential growth of PB and MDFs in the Asia Pacific region:

http://www.fwpa.com.au/statistics-count-newsletter/1246-viewpoint-particle-board-and-mdf-market-development-in-asia-and-access-to-low-grade-logs-and-residue-materials.html

Below is a summary of the article:
There will …

Home with Homeritz

Homeritz is a company that designs, manufactures and sells its own upholstery furniture. Based on its latest 2016 annual report, it does business in every continent (Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific) except the North and South Pole. 
Chart 1: Revenue Breakdown Based on Geographical Location
(Source: 2016 Annual Report)

The annual report, however, does not specifically state the major countries that it sells its furniture to. I’d love to get my hands on these information. But alas, I’m not a privileged investor.

Financial Analysis
Chart 2: Income Statement Breakdown
All per share figures are computed using Chart 2 undiluted number of shares. As of the end of June 2017, Homertiz has 514,000 outstanding warrants.
(Source: Annual Reports and Quarterly Reports)

Chart 2 is an extract of the income statement of Homeritz. In 2015, Embrace Industries Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Homeritz was fully acquired. Hence, all profits from the subsidiary now fully accrue to the shareholde…