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George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad

Market Cap

RM412.9m

Last Updated

2021/05/16 11:05 UTC

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Executive Summary

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad, an engineering company, engages in the construction of rail transportation, water supply infrastructure, and hospital projects in Malaysia. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet average dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GKENT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of MY stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GKENT's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.9%

GKENT

-2.3%

MY Construction

-1.0%

MY Market


1 Year Return

20.6%

GKENT

5.3%

MY Construction

18.0%

MY Market

Return vs Industry: GKENT exceeded the MY Construction industry which returned 5.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GKENT exceeded the MY Market which returned 18% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

GKENTIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.9%-2.3%-1.0%
30 Day1.9%-6.3%-2.1%
90 Day4.6%3.5%-0.5%
1 Year24.7%20.6%9.1%5.3%21.6%18.0%
3 Year-43.0%-49.7%-14.8%-22.4%-0.8%-10.1%
5 Year6.8%-12.4%-32.0%-41.4%15.2%-4.2%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

11.13x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GKENT (MYR0.79) is trading above our estimate of fair value (MYR0.72)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GKENT is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GKENT is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the MY Construction industry average (25.6x).

PE vs Market: GKENT is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the MY market (19.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GKENT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GKENT is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the MY Construction industry average (0.9x).


Future Growth

How is George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

11.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GKENT's forecast earnings growth (11.1% per year) is above the savings rate (3.6%).

Earnings vs Market: GKENT's earnings (11.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the MY market (14.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: GKENT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: GKENT's revenue (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the MY market (6.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GKENT's revenue (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: GKENT's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.1%).


Past Performance

How has George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad performed over the past 5 years?

-13.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GKENT has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GKENT's current net profit margins (13.5%) are higher than last year (12.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GKENT's earnings have declined by 13.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GKENT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: GKENT had negative earnings growth (-9.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Construction industry average (-35.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: GKENT's Return on Equity (7.2%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GKENT's short term assets (MYR508.3M) exceed its short term liabilities (MYR192.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: GKENT's short term assets (MYR508.3M) exceed its long term liabilities (MYR2.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GKENT's debt to equity ratio (15.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: GKENT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 7.9% to 15.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GKENT's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: GKENT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (65.5x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

3.80%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GKENT's dividend (3.8%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (1.41%).

High Dividend: GKENT's dividend (3.8%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (3.97%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: GKENT's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: GKENT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (14.1%), GKENT's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: GKENT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (27.5% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

14.0yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Board Members

Experienced Board: GKENT's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad
  • Ticker: GKENT
  • Exchange: KLSE
  • Founded: 1936
  • Industry: Construction and Engineering
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: RM412.941m
  • Shares outstanding: 522.71m
  • Website: https://www.georgekent.net

Location

  • George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad
  • Jalan Puchong
  • 1115, Blok A
  • Puchong
  • Selangor
  • 47120
  • Malaysia

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Biography

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad, an engineering company, engages in the construction of rail transportation, water supply infrastructure, and hospital projects in Malaysia. It operates through three segments...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/16 11:05
End of Day Share Price2021/05/12 00:00
Earnings2021/01/31
Annual Earnings2021/01/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.