GKEN

George Kent (Malaysia) BerhadKLSE:GKENT Stock Report

Market Cap

RM371.1m

7D

-3.4%

1Y

2.2%

Updated

18 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials +
GKENT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation4/6
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends5/6

GKENT Overview

George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad, an engineering company, engages in the construction of rail transportation, water supply infrastructure, and hospital projects 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 PriceRM0.71
52 Week HighRM0.65
52 Week LowRM0.94
Beta1.47
1 Month Change0%
3 Month Change-4.05%
1 Year Change2.16%
3 Year Change-48.55%
5 Year Change-56.88%
Change since IPO2.72%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 07
Capital Allocation Trends At George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (KLSE:GKENT) Aren't Ideal

Capital Allocation Trends At George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (KLSE:GKENT) Aren't Ideal

If you're not sure where to start when looking for the next multi-bagger, there are a few key trends you should keep an...

May 20
A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (KLSE:GKENT)

A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (KLSE:GKENT)

How far off is George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad ( KLSE:GKENT ) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial...

May 03
Is There Now An Opportunity In George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (KLSE:GKENT)?

Is There Now An Opportunity In George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad (KLSE:GKENT)?

While George Kent (Malaysia) Berhad ( KLSE:GKENT ) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it saw a...

Shareholder Returns

GKENTMY ConstructionMY Market
7D-3.4%-1.4%-1.0%
1Y2.2%-2.5%5.9%

Return vs Industry: GKENT exceeded the MY Construction industry which returned -2.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GKENT underperformed the MY Market which returned 5.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is GKENT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
GKENT volatility
GKENT Beta1.47
Industry Beta1.03
Market Beta1

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

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1936291n/ahttps://www.georgekent.net

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: Engineering, Metering, and Others. The company manufactures and markets water meters, valves, waterworks fittings, brass products, and flow control tools for residential, industrial, and commercial customers.

Valuation

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

8.88x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GKENT (MYR0.71) is trading above our estimate of fair value (MYR0.49)

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 (8.9x) compared to the MY Construction industry average (18.3x).

PE vs Market: GKENT is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.9x) compared to the MY market (16.3x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GKENT is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GKENT is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) 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 2 analysts?

16.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GKENT's forecast earnings growth (16.4% per year) is above the savings rate (3.6%).

Earnings vs Market: GKENT's earnings (16.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the MY market (10.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: GKENT's revenue (13.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the MY market (6.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GKENT's revenue (13.2% 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 (13.6%).


Past Performance

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

-16.7%

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 (15.7%) are higher than last year (11.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GKENT's earnings have declined by 16.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GKENT's earnings growth over the past year (19.2%) exceeds its 5-year average (-16.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GKENT earnings growth over the past year (19.2%) exceeded the Construction industry -2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: GKENT's Return on Equity (8%) 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 (MYR639.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (MYR187.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: GKENT's short term assets (MYR639.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (MYR136.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GKENT's debt to equity ratio (41.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GKENT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 10.1% to 41.6% over the past 5 years.

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

Interest Coverage: GKENT earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

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

4.93%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GKENT's dividend (4.93%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (1.53%).

High Dividend: GKENT's dividend (4.93%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (4.16%)


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 reasonably low payout ratio (37.9%), GKENT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: GKENT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (33.3% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

14.4yrs

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 ( 14.4 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 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: RM371.124m
  • Shares outstanding: 522.71m
  • Website: https://www.georgekent.net

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/18 11:02
End of Day Share Price2021/09/17 00:00
Earnings2021/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/03/31


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.