Batu Kawan BerhadKLSE:BKAWAN Stock Report

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22 Sep, 2021


Company Financials
BKAWAN fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health4/6

BKAWAN Overview

Batu Kawan Berhad, an investment holding company, manufactures and sells chemicals in Malaysia and internationally.

Batu Kawan Berhad Competitors

IOI Corporation Berhad



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United Plantations Berhad



Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Batu Kawan Berhad
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceRM20.76
52 Week HighRM15.02
52 Week LowRM21.04
1 Month Change2.77%
3 Month Change7.68%
1 Year Change36.76%
3 Year Change22.12%
5 Year Change14.19%
Change since IPO1,436.55%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 24
These 4 Measures Indicate That Batu Kawan Berhad (KLSE:BKAWAN) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well

These 4 Measures Indicate That Batu Kawan Berhad (KLSE:BKAWAN) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well

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Jun 03
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Shareholder Returns

BKAWANMY ChemicalsMY Market

Return vs Industry: BKAWAN matched the MY Chemicals industry which returned 37.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BKAWAN exceeded the MY Market which returned 5.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is BKAWAN's price volatile compared to industry and market?
BKAWAN volatility
BKAWAN Beta0.66
Industry Beta0.57
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: BKAWAN is less volatile than 75% of MY stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: BKAWAN's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1965n/aHau-Hian Leehttps://www.bkawan.com.my

Batu Kawan Berhad, an investment holding company, manufactures and sells chemicals in Malaysia and internationally. It operates through four segments: Plantation, Manufacturing, Property Development, and Investment Holding/Others. The company cultivates and processes palm and rubber products, refines palm products, crushes kernel, and trades in palm products, as well as markets refined palm oil products.


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


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BKAWAN (MYR20.76) is trading below our estimate of fair value (MYR31.97)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BKAWAN is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.9x) compared to the MY Chemicals industry average (16.5x).

PE vs Market: BKAWAN is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.9x) compared to the MY market (16.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BKAWAN's PB Ratio (1.3x) is in line with the MY Chemicals industry average.

Future Growth

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


Forecasted Materials 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 Batu Kawan 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 Batu Kawan Berhad performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BKAWAN has a large one-off gain of MYR497.2M impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: BKAWAN's current net profit margins (4.9%) are higher than last year (2.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BKAWAN's earnings have declined by 5.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BKAWAN's earnings growth over the past year (115.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-5.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BKAWAN earnings growth over the past year (115.5%) exceeded the Chemicals industry 70.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: BKAWAN's Return on Equity (14.4%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Batu Kawan Berhad's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BKAWAN's short term assets (MYR10.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (MYR4.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: BKAWAN's short term assets (MYR10.2B) exceed its long term liabilities (MYR7.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BKAWAN's debt to equity ratio (54.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BKAWAN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 44.7% to 54.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BKAWAN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (20.1%).

Interest Coverage: BKAWAN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BKAWAN's dividend (2.89%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (1.56%).

High Dividend: BKAWAN's dividend (2.89%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (4.21%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: BKAWAN's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.8%), BKAWAN's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Hau-Hian Lee (68 yo)





Mr. Hau-Hian Lee, D.P.M.P., serves as Managing Director of Batu Kawan Berhad. Mr. Lee serves as President of the Perak Chinese Maternity Association and the Treasurer of the Perak Entrepreneurial Skills &...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Hau-Hian's total compensation ($USD1.63M) is above average for companies of similar size in the MY market ($USD519.37K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Hau-Hian's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: BKAWAN's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: BKAWAN's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 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

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Batu Kawan Berhad's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Batu Kawan Berhad
  • Ticker: BKAWAN
  • Exchange: KLSE
  • Founded: 1965
  • Industry: Commodity Chemicals
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: RM8.193b
  • Shares outstanding: 394.63m
  • Website: https://www.bkawan.com.my


  • Batu Kawan Berhad
  • Bangunan Mayban Trust Ipoh
  • Level 9
  • Ipoh
  • Perak
  • 30000
  • Malaysia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/22 15:10
End of Day Share Price2021/09/22 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/09/30

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.