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Radiant Globaltech Berhad (KLSE:RGTECH) Stocks Shoot Up 25% But Its P/E Still Looks Reasonable

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The Radiant Globaltech Berhad (KLSE:RGTECH) share price has done very well over the last month, posting an excellent gain of 25%. Unfortunately, despite the strong performance over the last month, the full year gain of 5.7% isn't as attractive.

Since its price has surged higher, Radiant Globaltech Berhad's price-to-earnings (or "P/E") ratio of 25.6x might make it look like a strong sell right now compared to the market in Malaysia, where around half of the companies have P/E ratios below 16x and even P/E's below 10x are quite common. However, the P/E might be quite high for a reason and it requires further investigation to determine if it's justified.

It looks like earnings growth has deserted Radiant Globaltech Berhad recently, which is not something to boast about. One possibility is that the P/E is high because investors think the benign earnings growth will improve to outperform the broader market in the near future. If not, then existing shareholders may be a little nervous about the viability of the share price.

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Is There Enough Growth For Radiant Globaltech Berhad?

Radiant Globaltech Berhad's P/E ratio would be typical for a company that's expected to deliver very strong growth, and importantly, perform much better than the market.

If we review the last year of earnings, the company posted a result that saw barely any deviation from a year ago. Still, the latest three year period has seen an excellent 374% overall rise in EPS, in spite of its uninspiring short-term performance. Accordingly, shareholders would have probably welcomed those medium-term rates of earnings growth.

This is in contrast to the rest of the market, which is expected to grow by 17% over the next year, materially lower than the company's recent medium-term annualised growth rates.

With this information, we can see why Radiant Globaltech Berhad is trading at such a high P/E compared to the market. Presumably shareholders aren't keen to offload something they believe will continue to outmanoeuvre the bourse.

The Final Word

The strong share price surge has got Radiant Globaltech Berhad's P/E rushing to great heights as well. Generally, our preference is to limit the use of the price-to-earnings ratio to establishing what the market thinks about the overall health of a company.

We've established that Radiant Globaltech Berhad maintains its high P/E on the strength of its recent three-year growth being higher than the wider market forecast, as expected. At this stage investors feel the potential for a deterioration in earnings isn't great enough to justify a lower P/E ratio. If recent medium-term earnings trends continue, it's hard to see the share price falling strongly in the near future under these circumstances.

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