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George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad KLSE:GKENT Stock Report

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05 Oct, 2022


Company Financials
GKENT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health4/6

GKENT Stock Overview

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad, an engineering company, engages in the rail transportation, water infrastructure, and hospital construction business in Malaysia.

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceRM0.48
52 Week HighRM0.71
52 Week LowRM0.46
1 Month Change-6.73%
3 Month Change-7.62%
1 Year Change-25.95%
3 Year Change-52.91%
5 Year Change-84.99%
Change since IPO-29.83%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 02
George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (KLSE:GKENT) May Have Issues Allocating Its Capital

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (KLSE:GKENT) May Have Issues Allocating Its Capital

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Shareholder Returns

GKENTMY ConstructionMY Market

Return vs Industry: GKENT underperformed the MY Construction industry which returned -9.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GKENT underperformed the MY Market which returned -11.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is GKENT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
GKENT volatility
GKENT Average Weekly Movement3.1%
Construction Industry Average Movement5.3%
Market Average Movement5.3%
10% most volatile stocks in MY Market11.2%
10% least volatile stocks in MY Market2.5%

Stable Share Price: GKENT is less volatile than 75% of MY stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GKENT's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company


George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad, an engineering company, engages in the rail transportation, water infrastructure, and hospital construction business in Malaysia. It operates through three segments: Engineering, Metering, and Others. The company manufactures and supplies water meters, brass components, valves, waterworks fittings, and flow control tools for residential, industrial, and commercial customers.

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad Fundamentals Summary

How do George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
GKENT fundamental statistics
Market CapRM253.15m
Earnings (TTM)RM29.02m
Revenue (TTM)RM380.22m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
GKENT income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueRM295.90m
Gross ProfitRM84.32m
Other ExpensesRM55.30m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.056
Gross Margin22.18%
Net Profit Margin7.63%
Debt/Equity Ratio37.6%

How did GKENT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is GKENT undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for GKENT?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

GKENT key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.4x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA1.9x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does GKENT's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

GKENT PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for GKENT vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average30.7x
NESTCON Nestcon Berhad
SUNMOW Sunmow Holding Berhad
PEKAT Pekat Group Berhad
PESTECH Pestech International Berhad
GKENT George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: GKENT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.7x) compared to the peer average (30.7x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does GKENT's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the MY Construction Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: GKENT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.7x) compared to the MY Construction industry average (17.6x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is GKENT's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

GKENT PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio8.7x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate GKENT's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of GKENT when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: GKENT (MYR0.49) is trading above our estimate of fair value (MYR0.39)

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Capital Goods industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

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Past Performance

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

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


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 (7.6%) are lower than last year (13.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GKENT's earnings have declined by 33% 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 (-25.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Construction industry average (-15.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: GKENT's Return on Equity (5.4%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

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

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GKENT's short term assets (MYR688.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (MYR192.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: GKENT's short term assets (MYR688.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (MYR139.7M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GKENT has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: GKENT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 10.8% to 37.6% 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 (9.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad Dividend Yield vs Market
How does George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad dividend yield compare to the market?
SegmentDividend Yield
Company (George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad)5.2%
Market Bottom 25% (MY)2.2%
Market Top 25% (MY)5.3%
Industry Average (Construction)3.4%
Analyst forecast in 3 Years (George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad)n/a

Notable Dividend: GKENT's dividend (5.15%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (2.16%).

High Dividend: GKENT's dividend (5.15%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (5.29%).

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.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (45%), GKENT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: GKENT is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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


Average board tenure


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 ( 15.5 years average tenure).


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

What is the ownership structure of GKENT?
Owner TypeNumber of SharesOwnership Percentage
Individual Insiders90,340,49517.3%
Private Companies148,979,10428.5%
General Public188,551,32236.1%

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

Top Shareholders

Top 25 shareholders own 63.72% of the company
OwnershipNameSharesCurrent ValueChange %Portfolio %
Star Wealth Investment Limited
78,999,999MYR38.3m0%no data
Swee Tan
43,610,247MYR21.2m0%no data
Kay Tan
26,886,014MYR13.0m0%no data
Kin Fai International Limited
26,687,499MYR12.9m0%no data
Johan Equities Sdn Bhd
23,589,000MYR11.4m0%no data
Kwok Heng Holdings Limited
19,702,606MYR9.6m0%no data
BTS Investment Advisors Ltd.
HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited
18,272,499MYR8.9m0%no data
Standard Chartered Bank, Asset Management Arm
Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking and Brokerage Investments
17,021,225MYR8.3m0%no data
Albula Investments Fund Ltd
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
4,290,786MYR2.1m6.06%no data
Cheng Wen Ngu
3,374,000MYR1.6m12.47%no data
Kam Chee Leong
2,900,000MYR1.4m-30.12%no data
Chai Hock Ng
2,192,300MYR1.1m0.19%no data
Teck Soing Siaw
1,854,900MYR899.6k0%no data
Tze Nin Boey
1,548,600MYR751.1k95.14%no data
Nget Lee Foong
1,310,000MYR635.4k-17.61%no data
Geong Koang Tang
1,280,748MYR621.2k0%no data
Joo Meng Ang
1,265,000MYR613.5k-2.69%no data
Lemanik Asset Management S.A.
Hooi Hak Toh
1,100,200MYR533.6k0%no data
Navaneetha Rajah
1,050,000MYR509.3k0%no data
Keng Saw Khor
923,161MYR447.7k0%no data
Guangoiang Chen
804,700MYR390.3k0%no data

Company Information

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad's 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
  • Implied Market Cap: RM253.150m
  • Shares outstanding: 521.96m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


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


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GKENTKLSE (Bursa Malaysia)YesOrdinary SharesMYMYRJan 1992

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/10/05 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/10/05 00:00
Annual Earnings2022/03/31

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.