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KAB

Kejuruteraanstera BerhadKLSE:KAB Stock Report

Market Cap

RM678.1m

7D

6.8%

1Y

-25.6%

Updated

27 Sep, 2021

Data

Company Financials
KAB fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health5/6
Dividends0/6

KAB Overview

Kejuruteraan Asastera Berhad provides electrical and mechanical engineering services for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings primarily in Malaysia and Thailand.

Kejuruteraanstera Berhad Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Kejuruteraanstera Berhad
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceRM0.40
52 Week HighRM0.35
52 Week LowRM1.17
Beta-0.012
1 Month Change-4.82%
3 Month Change-37.80%
1 Year Change-25.55%
3 Year Change512.95%
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO492.52%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 16
Investors Could Be Concerned With Kejuruteraanstera Berhad's (KLSE:KAB) Returns On Capital

Investors Could Be Concerned With Kejuruteraanstera Berhad's (KLSE:KAB) Returns On Capital

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Jun 13
Is Kejuruteraanstera Berhad (KLSE:KAB) A Risky Investment?

Is Kejuruteraanstera Berhad (KLSE:KAB) A Risky Investment?

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously...

May 08
Kejuruteraanstera Berhad's (KLSE:KAB) Returns On Capital Not Reflecting Well On The Business

Kejuruteraanstera Berhad's (KLSE:KAB) Returns On Capital Not Reflecting Well On The Business

If we want to find a potential multi-bagger, often there are underlying trends that can provide clues. In a perfect...

Shareholder Returns

KABMY ConstructionMY Market
7D6.8%-0.9%-0.7%
1Y-25.6%0.3%5.8%

Return vs Industry: KAB underperformed the MY Construction industry which returned 0.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KAB underperformed the MY Market which returned 5.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is KAB's price volatile compared to industry and market?
KAB volatility
KAB Beta-0.012
Industry Beta1.03
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: KAB is more volatile than 75% of MY stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.

Volatility Over Time: KAB's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of MY stocks.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1997186Keng Onn Laihttps://www.asastera.com

Kejuruteraan Asastera Berhad provides electrical and mechanical engineering services for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings primarily in Malaysia and Thailand. It offers high voltage and low voltage electrical installation, and ventilation and air-conditioning systems; and low voltage electrical installation and ICT solutions, such as security, building services, and hospitality systems, as well as operation and maintenance services. The company also provides cogeneration and waste heat recovery system services; solar energy generation services; chiller and voltage power optimization services; and energy management software solutions, as well as various financing solutions.

Kejuruteraanstera Berhad Fundamentals Summary

How do Kejuruteraanstera Berhad's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
KAB fundamental statistics
Market CapRM678.14m
Earnings (TTM)RM6.64m
Revenue (TTM)RM182.71m

102.1x

P/E Ratio

3.7x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
KAB income statement (TTM)
RevenueRM182.71m
Cost of RevenueRM156.60m
Gross ProfitRM26.11m
ExpensesRM19.47m
EarningsRM6.64m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.0039
Gross Margin14.29%
Net Profit Margin3.64%
Debt/Equity Ratio36.9%

How did KAB perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Kejuruteraanstera Berhad undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

102.07x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate KAB's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate KAB's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KAB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (102.1x) compared to the MY Construction industry average (17.9x).

PE vs Market: KAB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (102.1x) compared to the MY market (16x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate KAB's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KAB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.5x) compared to the MY Construction industry average (0.9x).


Future Growth

How is Kejuruteraanstera Berhad forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

18.0%

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 Kejuruteraanstera 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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


Past Performance

How has Kejuruteraanstera Berhad performed over the past 5 years?

-3.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

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

Growing Profit Margin: KAB's current net profit margins (3.6%) are lower than last year (5.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KAB's earnings have declined by 3.5% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: KAB had negative earnings growth (-14.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Construction industry average (-1.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: KAB's Return on Equity (6.9%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Kejuruteraanstera Berhad's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: KAB's short term assets (MYR148.5M) exceed its short term liabilities (MYR79.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: KAB's short term assets (MYR148.5M) exceed its long term liabilities (MYR10.6M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: KAB's debt to equity ratio (36.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: KAB's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 105.6% to 36.9% over the past 5 years.

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

Interest Coverage: KAB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Kejuruteraanstera Berhad current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate KAB's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate KAB's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KAB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if KAB's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: KAB is not paying a notable dividend for the MY market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of KAB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the MY market.


Next Steps

Management

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

4.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Keng Onn Lai (53 yo)

no data

Tenure

RM1,188,599

Compensation

Mr. Keng Onn Lai is Managing Director of Kejuruteraan Asastera Berhad and has been its Director since February 24, 1997. Mr. Lai founded Kejuruteraan Asastera Sdn Bhd on February 24, 1997. Mr. Lai obtained...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Keng Onn's total compensation ($USD283.73K) is above average for companies of similar size in the MY market ($USD191.11K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Keng Onn's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: KAB's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: KAB's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Kejuruteraan Asastera Berhad's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Kejuruteraan Asastera Berhad
  • Ticker: KAB
  • Exchange: KLSE
  • Founded: 1997
  • Industry: Construction and Engineering
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: RM678.138m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.72b
  • Website: https://www.asastera.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Kejuruteraan Asastera Berhad
  • No. 18, Jalan Radin Bagus 9
  • Bandar Baru Sri Petaling
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Wilayah Persekutuan
  • 57000
  • Malaysia

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/27 15:46
End of Day Share Price2021/09/27 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.