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UPA Corporation BerhadKLSE:UPA Stock Report

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24 Sep, 2021


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

UPA Overview

UPA Corporation Berhad, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells paper-based and plastic products in Malaysia and internationally.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for UPA Corporation Berhad
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceRM2.29
52 Week HighRM2.02
52 Week LowRM2.73
1 Month Change5.05%
3 Month Change0.44%
1 Year Change8.53%
3 Year Change-3.78%
5 Year Change11.71%
Change since IPO118.59%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

UPAMY ForestryMY Market

Return vs Industry: UPA exceeded the MY Forestry industry which returned 3.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UPA exceeded the MY Market which returned 6.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is UPA's price volatile compared to industry and market?
UPA volatility
UPA Beta0.42
Industry Beta1.07
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: UPA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of MY stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: UPA's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1975n/aKam Kok

UPA Corporation Berhad, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells paper-based and plastic products in Malaysia and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Manufacturing of Paper Based Products; Manufacturing of Plastic Products; and Trading of Printing Related Machineries. It offers paper-based products, including notebooks, diaries, calendars, and stationeries, as well as bonded leather, PVC, and PU products for covers.

UPA Corporation Berhad Fundamentals Summary

How do UPA Corporation Berhad's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
UPA fundamental statistics
Market CapRM176.81m
Earnings (TTM)RM10.34m
Revenue (TTM)RM147.01m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
UPA income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueRM122.63m
Gross ProfitRM24.38m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.13
Gross Margin16.58%
Net Profit Margin7.03%
Debt/Equity Ratio2.1%

How did UPA perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is UPA Corporation 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: UPA (MYR2.29) is trading below our estimate of fair value (MYR2.39)

Significantly Below Fair Value: UPA is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: UPA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the MY Forestry industry average (15.4x).

PE vs Market: UPA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (17.1x) compared to the MY market (16.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UPA's PB Ratio (0.7x) is in line with the MY Forestry industry average.

Future Growth

How is UPA Corporation 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 UPA Corporation 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 UPA Corporation Berhad performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UPA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: UPA's current net profit margins (7%) are higher than last year (6.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UPA's earnings have declined by 32.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: UPA's earnings growth over the past year (14.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-32.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: UPA earnings growth over the past year (14.4%) underperformed the Forestry industry 65.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: UPA's Return on Equity (3.9%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is UPA Corporation Berhad's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: UPA's short term assets (MYR165.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (MYR22.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: UPA's short term assets (MYR165.1M) exceed its long term liabilities (MYR8.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: UPA's debt to equity ratio (2.1%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: UPA's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 9.2% to 2.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: UPA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (389.8%).

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

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: UPA's dividend (3.06%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (1.55%).

High Dividend: UPA's dividend (3.06%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the MY market (4.17%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (52.3%), UPA's dividend payments are 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


Kam Kok (73 yo)





Mr. Kam Moi Kok has been the Managing Director at UPA Corp. Bhd since January 6, 1997. Mr. Kok is a co-founder of the UPA Group. He has many years of experience in printing industry.He gained his initial...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: UPA's management team is seasoned and experienced (21.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: UPA's board of directors are considered experienced (7.2 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

UPA Corporation Berhad's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: UPA Corporation Berhad
  • Ticker: UPA
  • Exchange: KLSE
  • Founded: 1975
  • Industry: Paper Products
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: RM176.806m
  • Shares outstanding: 77.21m
  • Website:


  • UPA Corporation Berhad
  • Lot 8228, Batu 6.5 Miles
  • Jalan Kuchai Lama
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Wilayah Persekutuan
  • 58200
  • Malaysia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/24 15:33
End of Day Share Price2021/09/24 00:00
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.