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Malaysian (KLSE) Chemicals Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 27, 2022
DataAggregated Company Financials
Companies23
  • 7D5.0%
  • 3M1.2%
  • 1Y2.7%
  • YTD-2.0%

The Chemicals industry is up 5.0% in the last week, with PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad up 5.3%. During this same period, the Tek Seng Holdings Berhad underperformed, falling 10%. The industry has been flat over the past 12 months despite the gain this week. As for the next few years, earnings are expected to grow by 1.7% per annum.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the Malaysian Chemicals Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Sun, 27 Nov 2022RM97.4bRM76.7bRM9.6b11.8x10.1x1.3x
Tue, 25 Oct 2022RM95.3bRM74.2bRM10.2b12.2x9.4x1.3x
Thu, 22 Sep 2022RM93.4bRM74.8bRM10.1b13.2x9.2x1.2x
Sat, 20 Aug 2022RM95.3bRM73.6bRM10.1b12.4x9.4x1.3x
Mon, 18 Jul 2022RM89.0bRM71.7bRM10.7b11x8.3x1.2x
Wed, 15 Jun 2022RM103.2bRM70.9bRM10.7b12.9x9.7x1.5x
Fri, 13 May 2022RM107.2bRM66.8bRM10.0b12.8x10.7x1.6x
Sun, 10 Apr 2022RM111.8bRM66.3bRM10.4b13.3x10.7x1.7x
Tue, 08 Mar 2022RM109.0bRM66.2bRM10.4b12.3x10.4x1.6x
Thu, 03 Feb 2022RM99.3bRM60.2bRM8.7b15.2x11.4x1.6x
Sat, 01 Jan 2022RM99.7bRM59.2bRM8.7b15.7x11.5x1.7x
Mon, 29 Nov 2021RM94.2bRM59.0bRM8.7b15.8x10.9x1.6x
Wed, 27 Oct 2021RM99.1bRM54.3bRM7.0b17.6x14.2x1.8x
Fri, 24 Sep 2021RM92.5bRM55.9bRM7.6b16.6x12.2x1.7x
Sun, 22 Aug 2021RM90.7bRM55.6bRM7.5b14.9x12.2x1.6x
Fri, 09 Jul 2021RM91.5bRM55.6bRM7.5b15.3x12.3x1.6x
Thu, 01 Apr 2021RM89.5bRM49.7bRM5.0b19.6x17.8x1.8x
Sun, 03 Jan 2021RM85.9bRM46.9bRM3.0b16.6x28.2x1.8x
Wed, 07 Oct 2020RM67.3bRM47.0bRM2.7b22.5x24.6x1.4x
Tue, 30 Jun 2020RM69.1bRM47.2bRM2.8b15x24.9x1.5x
Fri, 03 Apr 2020RM54.5bRM49.2bRM3.5b12.1x15.4x1.1x
Mon, 06 Jan 2020RM79.3bRM50.3bRM4.1b17.2x19.5x1.6x
Price to Earnings Ratio

16.6x


Total Market Cap: RM75.9bTotal Earnings: RM4.6bTotal Revenue: RM51.4bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
Malaysian Chemicals Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 16.4x202020212022
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the Malaysian Chemicals industry, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates will be lower than they have historically.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 10.1x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 16.4x.
  • The 3-year average PS ratio of 1.5x is higher than the industry's current PS ratio of 1.3x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Chemicals industry have grown 28% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 14% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the Malaysian Materials industry?

MY Market2.46%
Materials3.60%
Chemicals4.97%
Commodity Chemicals5.04%
Specialty Chemicals4.24%
Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals4.08%
Diversified Chemicals1.80%
Industrial Gases0%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Specialty Chemicals industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio.
    • It looks like they are confident that earnings will grow faster in the future than they have historically.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Commodity Chemicals industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 16.1x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Diversified Chemicals industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 21% over the next 5 years.
  • However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 66% per year.
  • In contrast, the Commodity Chemicals industry is expected to see its earnings growth to stay flat over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
PCHEM PETRONAS Chemicals Group BerhadRM9.085.3%
+RM3.7b
7.7%PE9.2x
LCTITAN Lotte Chemical Titan Holding BerhadRM1.5821.5%
+RM637.7m
-25.8%PS0.3x
HEXTAR Hextar Global BerhadRM2.354.0%
+RM115.7m
71.5%PE57.9x
SCIENTX Scientex BerhadRM3.321.2%
+RM62.0m
-27.2%PE12.6x
HIL Hil Industries BerhadRM1.1011.1%
+RM36.5m
12.8%PE11x
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PCHEM

RM9.08

PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad

7D

5.3%

1Y

7.7%

ASIAPLY

RM0.13

Asia Poly Holdings Berhad

7D

-7.4%

1Y

-19.4%

LCTITAN

RM1.58

Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Berhad

7D

21.5%

1Y

-25.8%

SAB

RM3.66

Southern Acids (M) Berhad

7D

-1.1%

1Y

-4.4%

TECHBND

RM0.39

Techbond Group Berhad

7D

-2.5%

1Y

-6.0%

HIL

RM1.10

Hil Industries Berhad

7D

11.1%

1Y

12.8%

BKAWAN

RM21.46

Batu Kawan Berhad

7D

-0.09%

1Y

-2.0%

TEKSENG

RM0.30

Tek Seng Holdings Berhad

7D

-10.3%

1Y

-29.1%

IMASPRO

RM5.97

Imaspro Corporation Berhad

7D

4.7%

1Y

163.0%

SERSOL

RM0.18

Sersol Berhad

7D

23.3%

1Y

-16.4%

SCIENTX

RM3.32

Scientex Berhad

7D

1.2%

1Y

-27.2%

HEXTAR

RM2.35

Hextar Global Berhad

7D

4.0%

1Y

71.5%

ANCOMNY

RM0.94

Ancom Nylex Berhad

7D

2.2%

1Y

4.1%