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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 project

Mikro MSC Berhad (0112)

Mikro MSC Berhad (0112) is a company that manufactures and sells analogue, digital and computer controlled electronic devices for the purpose of protecting, monitoring, and programming an electrical system. Its products are an integral component in any building as it helps monitor and regulate a building’s electrical system. It functions through protecting electrical equipment by isolating and tripping a circuit breaker when an electrical fault is identified and allowing unaffected areas within the electrical network to continue operating. Protective relays are found in any building, from industrial buildings, plants, office buildings to shopping complexes, and hotels; hence, the usefulness of its products. Picture 1: Mikro’s products Don’t worry if you do not have an engineering background; I am not an engineer myself. The beauty of investing is that one does not need to be an expert in that field. But a good understanding of what a company does, identifying potential growth opportu

Apollo Food Holdings Bhd (6432)

Is investing in Apollo Food Holdings Berhad (6432) a secure and risk-free investment? If you are not sure what Apollo Food Holdings does, you would at least have come across its products in your childhood. Do these snacks below ring a bell? Who would have thought that this company is listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange? Based on the BCG growth share matrix, Apollo Food is categorized as a “cash cow.” Milking cash from its day-to-day operations. There has not been much excitement in its share price; it has been in a trading range of RM4.50 – RM6.00 for over 2 years. This stock will ultimately disappoint investors who are seeking growth companies with quick capital appreciation. However, those who are seeking a safe haven for their capital, or intend to protect their capital may consider this stock in their portfolio. To invest in Apollo, an investor ought to look at a longer time horizon. Hence, I will be looking at a time frame of 5 years. Chart 1: Key Financial and Investment Stat

Part 1: Ways to make money in the stock market

I recently stumbled upon an article on the net on ways one can make money investing in the stock market. The article was written in a manner that was fairly simple and easy to understand. It highlighted 3 ways that one can make money from the stock market as an investor: 1. The company’s growth in intrinsic value 2. Appreciation in the company’s share price 3. Dividends received from the company These are all useful concepts. If these concepts are internalized by every investor, everyone will have a pleasant experience investing. As simple as it seems, many people still lose money in the stock market despite being very familiar with the 3 concepts above; note that the 3 methods were intentionally placed in that particular order by me. (1) Growth in intrinsic value Of the 3 concepts, growth in intrinsic value is the most important. The first step is to identify a great business. A business can grow year-on-year if it has a competitive advantage over it competitors.

Ornapaper Berhad - From corrugated boxes to carton boxes

As you may know, most stocks on Bursa Malaysia have traded lower in recent weeks due to the bearish sentiment and lack of positive factors. Share prices may continue to retrace or consolidate, but either way, it is good to keep your options open. Ornapaper Berhad (5065) is a company I came across due to tips from my acquaintance, and thought I should review this stock.    Ornapaper Berhad is a company involved in the paper packaging industry and is listed on Bursa Malaysia. To be precise, it designs, manufactures and sells corrugated boxes and carton boxes within Malaysia. It derives about 90% of its revenue is from the paper packaging industry while the remaining 10% of its revenue is from the manufacture of paper-based stationery. Picture 1: Carton Boxes Carton/corrugated boxes have many uses and serve the needs of multiple industries. Among the industries that it serves is the electrical and electronics, food and beverage, furniture, textile, rubber, plastic, and agriculture ind

Technical Analysis Review: FBMKLCI 26/11/2017

This is a follow-up review. It has been a month since I last charted the FBMKLCI. Market sentiment continued to weaken and dragged the FBMKLCI lower. As the down trend is still intact, it will most likely persist until it reaches support. I previously reviewed the FBMKLCI HERE . From my review, I highlighted the bearish trend. After almost a month, the bearish trend is still persisting. Check out Chart 1 below on the medium term trend: Chart 1: FBMKLCI Medium Term Trend Nothing too exciting about the FBMKLCI though. Investors should be cautious about the market sentiment. My view is that the FBMKLCI may not have found firm support yet and may trend lower. Chart 1 above shows the medium-term trend of the FBMKLCI. There are a few key support and resistance levels: Key Support: S1: 1,700 S2: 1,680 Key Resistance: R1: 1,725 R2: 1,751 Chart 2: FBMKLCI Short Term Trend Final thoughts Probably, it might be a good time to cash-in onto some profits now. Judging from immediate price ac

Trading Ideas: Century Logistics Holdings Bhd (14/11/201)

This week I wanted to take look at Century Logistics Holdings Bhd (7117) to see whether it has any potential investment value. I have never analysed this company in more detail as I had never allocated time to look at it; my loss though. Since rallying to a high of RM 1.40 in June 16, 2017, it retraced to RM 1.03 in September 2017. Ever since then, the company’s share price has been consolidating. The company is involved with the logistics business, as described by its name – Century Logistics. This analysis is a litmus test to see whether this company warrants more attention. It was noted that on October 31, 2016, the founder and major shareholder, Datuk Richard Phua, had transacted to dispose off his 31.44% stake in Century Logistics to CJ Korea Express Asia Ltd for RM1.45 per share. Its new parent company CJ Logistics Corp is quite a large Korean logistics company with an annual turnover of over USD 4 billion. Below is a chart of its share price performance for 1 year: Chart 1: Cent

Technical Analysis Review: Hiap Teck Venture Bhd (5072) - 12/11/2017

I recently found out about this company -- Hiap Teck Venture Bhd (5072) -- through a friend of mine, and I thought I should take a look at it. I have not performed my fundamental analysis on this company yet, but I wanted to write about my observations on the price action of this company.  Based on a surface level review of its financials, I noted that its joint venture company -- Eastern Steel Sdn Bhd -- recorded an impairment loss on its property, plant and equipment of about RM 266 million in its latest Q4 2017 financial result that was announced on September 28, 2017. As Hiap Teck's interest in the joint venture company was 55%, its share of losses from Eastern Steel was roughly RM 155 million. See Picture 1 below on the summary of its quarterly results: Picture 1: Summary Hiap Teck's Quarterly Results (Source: i3investor) Technical Analysis Review of its Share Price Picture 2: Price Chart of Hiap Teck Based on my observations of the price chart