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United Plantations Berhad KLSE:UTDPLT Stock Report

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18 May, 2022


Company Financials
UTDPLT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health6/6

UTDPLT Stock Overview

United Plantations Berhad engages in the cultivation and processing of oil palm, coconut, and other plantation crops in Malaysia, Indonesia, Europe, the United States, and internationally.

United Plantations Berhad Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for United Plantations Berhad
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceRM14.44
52 Week HighRM17.16
52 Week LowRM13.50
1 Month Change-10.75%
3 Month Change0.14%
1 Year Change2.70%
3 Year Change10.91%
5 Year Change2.78%
Change since IPO574.77%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 28
United Plantations Berhad's (KLSE:UTDPLT) Dividend Will Be Increased To RM0.85

United Plantations Berhad's (KLSE:UTDPLT) Dividend Will Be Increased To RM0.85

United Plantations Berhad's ( KLSE:UTDPLT ) dividend will be increasing to RM0.85 on 18th of May. This takes the...

Mar 23
United Plantations Berhad's (KLSE:UTDPLT) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

United Plantations Berhad's (KLSE:UTDPLT) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

The board of United Plantations Berhad ( KLSE:UTDPLT ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend on the...

Shareholder Returns


Return vs Industry: UTDPLT underperformed the MY Food industry which returned 4.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UTDPLT exceeded the MY Market which returned -3.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is UTDPLT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
UTDPLT volatility
UTDPLT Average Weekly Movement3.9%
Food Industry Average Movement5.9%
Market Average Movement6.0%
10% most volatile stocks in MY Market11.9%
10% least volatile stocks in MY Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: UTDPLT is less volatile than 75% of MY stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

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

About the Company

19065,735Carl Bek-Nielsen

United Plantations Berhad engages in the cultivation and processing of oil palm, coconut, and other plantation crops in Malaysia, Indonesia, Europe, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Plantations, Palm Oil Refining, and Other. It offers edible oils, fats, and cocoa butter substitutes; and trades in crude palm oil and palm kernel products.

United Plantations Berhad Fundamentals Summary

How do United Plantations Berhad's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
UTDPLT fundamental statistics
Market CapRM6.08b
Earnings (TTM)RM503.20m
Revenue (TTM)RM2.30b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
UTDPLT income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueRM1.12b
Gross ProfitRM1.18b
Other ExpensesRM674.09m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Jul 19, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)1.21
Gross Margin51.21%
Net Profit Margin21.89%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.0%

How did UTDPLT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: UTDPLT (MYR14.44) is trading below our estimate of fair value (MYR26.47)

Significantly Below Fair Value: UTDPLT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: UTDPLT is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.9x) compared to the MY Food industry average (15.2x).

PE vs Market: UTDPLT is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.9x) compared to the MY market (15.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UTDPLT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the MY Food industry average (1.1x).

Future Growth

How is United Plantations 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 Food, Beverage & Tobacco 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 United Plantations 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 United Plantations Berhad performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UTDPLT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: UTDPLT's current net profit margins (21.9%) are lower than last year (27.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UTDPLT's earnings have grown by 4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: UTDPLT's earnings growth over the past year (28%) exceeds its 5-year average (4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: UTDPLT earnings growth over the past year (28%) underperformed the Food industry 54.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: UTDPLT's Return on Equity (19%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is United Plantations Berhad's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UTDPLT's short term assets (MYR1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (MYR379.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: UTDPLT's short term assets (MYR1.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (MYR192.1M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UTDPLT is debt free.

Reducing Debt: UTDPLT had no debt 5 years ago.

Debt Coverage: UTDPLT has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: UTDPLT has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: UTDPLT's dividend (7.96%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (1.85%).

High Dividend: UTDPLT's dividend (7.96%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (4.6%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (78.3%), UTDPLT's payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (708.5%), UTDPLT's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Carl Bek-Nielsen (48 yo)





Mr. Carl Bek-Nielsen has been the Chief Executive Director of United Plantations Berhad since January 1, 2013. Mr. Bek-Nielsen is Chairman of UIE PLC (formerly United International Enterprises Limited (UIE...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Carl's total compensation ($USD567.88K) is about average for companies of similar size in the MY market ($USD590.18K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: UTDPLT's management team is seasoned and experienced (13.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: UTDPLT's board of directors are considered experienced (8.9 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

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

United Plantations Berhad's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: United Plantations Berhad
  • Ticker: UTDPLT
  • Exchange: KLSE
  • Founded: 1906
  • Industry: Agricultural Products
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Implied Market Cap: RM6.081b
  • Shares outstanding: 414.78m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • United Plantations Berhad
  • Jendarata Estate
  • Teluk Intan
  • Perak
  • 36009
  • Malaysia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/18 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.