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Friday, 29 January 2016

Humblepie Watchlist for Value Investing as at 29 JAN 2016:

The week has been quite volatile with the last trading day of the month ended with 33 points / 2% up to mark a good window dressing. Net buy from Foreign 706m on 29 Jan. As mentioned earlier yesterday  that the issue from Wan Emdibee is over, money already 'return', RM strengthen and if oil price rebounds, everything will goes back to normal.

For my portfolio, I have sold Inari and Unisem and effectively Reduced my return for Crystalized Profits for an Average of 1.9% per stock from the initial 4.2% per stock. It is equivalent to Money Market interests for 6 months which if you annualized it will be 3.8% (FD Ratefor 1 year). The Paper Gain for Stocks on Hand has dropped from 17.8% to 15.9%. I was not spared from the market volatality.

Selling out Inari & Unisem:
This is a good stock and looking forward for another round of good QR Report (at least for 4Q 2015). A cross check at Bursa announcement, the Director has been selling aggresively since Mid Jan till end Jan 2016 (DS Thong Kok Khee) with no sign of slowing down. Apple as well has issued early warning on first sales decline in a decade earlier last week. Samsung Electronics follow suit and issued a warning on gloomy 2016. I think the Value has changed and I decided to take the hit.
For Unisem, although the Directors is accumulating the shares but it is in a small block. I believe the next 4th QR should be ok looking at our RM/USD FX but I would rather step a side temporary.

What's next?

DOW closed up 396 points on last Friday but Malaysia is celebrating her Federal Day which is a Public Holiday. As the air has been cleared up a bit in Bolehland, I stand neutral on the market and currently analyzing some beaten down stocks with good FA. With the revised Budget announced, there are not much impact to the investors for stocks. I will post up another write up soon! Till then I am looking forward for a rebound on Tuesday for the balance 9 stocks on hand.

Happy Trading


Tuesday, 5 January 2016


Company Profile

MIKROB is a listed small cap led and founded by Mr. Yim Yuen Wah in 1997. I found some of the criteria I like in this company and believe it will be her next catalyst.  

What Mikrob do?

Extracted from Annual Report:
Manufacture and sale of analogue, digital, and computer controlled electronic devices for the purpose of protection, monitoring, and programming in electrical systems. Its products include protective relays, such as overcurrent (OC), earth fault (EF), earth leakage, combined OC and EF, voltage and current control, and reverse power relays; digital meters, including ammeters and voltmeters; current transformers; and power factor regulators. Mikro MSC Berhad also provides related technical support and maintenance services.

Why I like this company?

She has fulfill all 4 requirements that I am looking for and has a good growth story.

1st Theme Play
Needless to say, 2nd half 2015 is Export Play and I believe it will be carried forward to 2016 at least for another few months. For year 2015, she has been able to increase the export sales to Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Australia by 67%. The export done is bearing fruits for her. The current weakening of RM against the US dollar is beneficial to the Group because she derived 37% of the revenue of the company in export.

Look at the Cash USD in deposits for year 2014 @ RM 1.6m vs 2015 @ RM5.9m. A jumped of RM4.3m. Bear in mind, the 2015 Annual Report was published for Year End June 2015. The USD sharp spiked up was from July 2015 onwards and started to contribute to 1st Quarter 2016 results.  What do you think for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarter of 2016? =)

2nd Financial Health Analysis


Income Statement
Profit Margin = 21% - pass (<5% fail)
14% for year 2011 to 21% year 2015 – increasing every year without fail

Interest Cover = 127x - pass (<3x fail)
Profit for the past 5 years = Yes, steadily grow from RM3.4m year 2011 to RM8.26m year 2015

Balance Sheet
Current Ratio = 5.4x – pass (<1x fail)
Debts to Equity Ratio = 0.17x – pass (>3x fail)

Cash Flow
Positive at least 1 year = Pass - Yes from RM3.9m to RM8.4m


3rd. Pricing Analysis
Price to Earnings –
Using the Rolling 4 Quarters EPS: 3.084 = 0.415/3.084 = 13.4x (not cheap but acceptable)
Forecast Future PE by using 1st Quarter 2016 and annualized it by X4 = 1.01x4 = 4.04
Forecast Future P/E = 0.415/4.04 X 100 = 10.3x
Looking at current USD/MYR exchange rate, possible for her to repeat the 1st Quarter 2016 result.

Price to Book Value – 2.88x (not cheap but acceptable)
Dividend Yield – 2.67% (for Ace market this is consider good, she has been paying good dividends since 2011 which most Ace could not make it)
Do look at her Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for Revenue.  10.6% average for the past 5 years. It looks very good for an Ace counter like her. Most of the main board companies also cannot maintain their CAGR in double digit growth. What makes me even like her more? Look at her CAGR for Profit After Tax (PAT). It is at a staggering 19.4% for the last 5 years! Talking about consistent high growth for her! (extracted from Annual Report)

4. 3 Catalysts for 2016:

1.       The main catalyst which really catches my eyes for possible long term investment is the adoption of M2M (Machine 2 Machine) connectivity and IoT (Internet of Things). MIKROMB is embracing this technological change, not only because it is inevitable but also because it promises new frontiers and rewards.

2.       She just bought a piece of freehold industrial land together with a single storey warehouse, for a total cash consideration of RM11,720,000 for business expansion earlier this month. This was following through with the Private Placement done on 22 Dec 2015 with RM10m raised for their business war chest. Monies raised from the placement definitely will be a great usage to operate the new warehouse in 2016 and improve the following few 2016 Quarterly Report results.   

3.       Potential to be upgraded to Main Board. (this is what I like)
PAT for 2014 = RM 5.6m
PAT for 2015 = RM 8.2m
1st QR 2016 = RM 2.8m (annualized for 4 Quarters will be RM11m)

Under Bursa Main Board listing requirement, latest 3 years PAT must be minimum RM 20m with the latest Financial Year not less than RM6m. Looking at this scenario, she just need another 2 quarters to make it. Theoretically she already strong and fit to join the bigger boys in Main Board.  

Conclusion & Personal Opinion:

I like the strong management team and solid fundamental numbers recorded. As now the market is focusing on export play, I believe with the 3 catalysts she has, it is a good stock to watch for 2016. The potential of upgrading to Main Board and export theme play definitely makes her a sexy stock to watch out.

Potential risks involved are the slowdown in Malaysia economy as she derived about half of her revenue in Malaysia and fluctuations on USD currency.  

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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Humblepie Watchlist For FA as at 31 Dec 2015:

The year ended with a good effort of window dressing done. From a low of 1629 on 21 Dec to close 1692 on 31 Dec, a rise of 3.9% for a better financial report card. The year of 2015, KLCI recorded a (3.4%) vs my FA profile of 16.5% average per stock. Personally I believe this year will more or less focusing on export industries, oversea construction base who receive monies in USD, companies with strong cash flow to do M&A (good time to phase out your weak competitors and spreading your wings) and companies with strong prudent management team to sail through a challenging 2016.

Industry to avoid / keep in view until further improvement seen in their industry results and market sentiment - oil & gas, property, importers, highly impacted by GST and highly relying on government contracts / awards to name a few.

One thing to note, becareful on companies that recorded on high profits but worse off cash flow and trade receivables. No point if you can do businesses but you dont know how to collect the monies after that. Becareful with companies  that have a problematic Management Team and Bad Track Record. Good times, everyone is happy and no one cares about the  book whether is cooked or genuiene. During the bad times, it is always the best time to see who is swimmming naked.

Those who went through 2007 Subprime Mortage will know the Lehman Brothers, AIG, Citigroup either went bust or bailed out by Uncle Sam. No such thing as too big to fail anymore. It created a history in US Investment Bank World when the world big 5 Investment Banks left with only 2 and 1 being bought over.      

Be prudent with your cash. it is hard earned money and don't gamble it. We shall see many more house keys will be handover in 2016 to 2017 during the DIBS time when buyers buy without collateral from developers. With all the domestic issues ongoing, it will be an exciting year to do good stocks accumulations and perhaps bargain hunting in properties.

Till then Happy Trading!



End of Year Message And Appreciation

Dear All Members of BBO Telegram Group,

On behalf of the Management Team, I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year and Prosperous 2016. It is a time for reflection on things done for 2015:

The BBO Private Telegram Group was started on early October 2015 by a group of professionals and businessman from various investment background. Initially is was a closed group for the selected and invited few to share their investment opinions and research done for the benefit of the members in early 2015. Fast forward 3 months, we have a small family of 700 plus in the Telegram Group as at end 2015 and 2.7k likes in FB Page.

How is BBO Group different compare to the other Groups you are joining?

1. We are run by professionals (members with the background from Corporate Finance, Fund Management, CFO of listed entity, Investment Bankers, Full Time Traders, Savvy Businessman). Posting and info done are base on figures and facts.

2. We do not condone the act of :
i. Pump and Dump Activities
ii. Operators Stocks / Syndicated Activities
iii. False Rumor Spreading and Distribution of Shares
iv. Analysis base on numbers and info pluck from the sky

3. Sharing and analysis done is a mixture of 3 elements:
i. Fundamentals & Tecnical Analysis.
ii. The Listed Company's Management Team (background, success stories and trustworthiness)
ii. Theme Play (are they on the right rotational play & Fund Manager's Radar)

Moving Forward for 1st Half 2016:

1. BBO Technical Trading Team will be doing monthly sharing/education for aspiring Traders who love charts. Tentative date January 2016.
2. Enlarging BBO Working Committee Team for events / roadshows and other BBO Private / Public activities. Tentative  date January 2016
3. Creation of BBO Fundamental Analysis Team. After CNY 2016.
4. BBO Investment Day 2016 - 2nd Quarter 2016.    

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for those members who have been contributing consistently on the daily information posting and sharings:

CH Seow, Nuren, Quantum, Ong Ah Sun, Fang, David Ting Ting, Su Kwok Tung, Augustine Bong, Tan Gim Hong, Pinko Heng, Sean Yong, Teo Kim Soon, Selina Loh, Anthony Ng, Steven Lee, D Salman and others that in our BBO telegram Group. Hope to see more of your sharings in 2016!

For BBO Committee Members:

Thank you for your hard work done on year 2015. We have a commentable year as our own investments and group portfolio is above KLCI Index. Let's work hard as a team to achieve a greater 2016. With the current team we have, I believe more people will be benefitted from what we are doing and sharings done.

Till then Happy 2016 and let's start the challenging 2016 year with a positive note and mindset.

Thank you


Management Team
BBO Group