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Multi-Chem SGX:AWZ Stock Report

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11 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
AWZ fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health6/6

AWZ Stock Overview

Multi-Chem Limited, an investment holding company, distributes information technology products in Singapore, Greater China, Australia, India, and internationally.

Multi-Chem Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Multi-Chem
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceS$1.83
52 Week HighS$1.99
52 Week LowS$1.73
1 Month Change-2.14%
3 Month Change-1.08%
1 Year Change1.11%
3 Year Change148.98%
5 Year Change112.79%
Change since IPO17.31%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

AWZSG ElectronicSG Market

Return vs Industry: AWZ exceeded the SG Electronic industry which returned -7.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AWZ matched the SG Market which returned -0.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is AWZ's price volatile compared to industry and market?
AWZ volatility
AWZ Average Weekly Movement5.1%
Electronic Industry Average Movement5.4%
Market Average Movement4.7%
10% most volatile stocks in SG Market12.3%
10% least volatile stocks in SG Market2.2%

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

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

About the Company

1985552Suan Sai Foo

Multi-Chem Limited, an investment holding company, distributes information technology products in Singapore, Greater China, Australia, India, and internationally. It operates in two segments, PCB Business and IT Business. The company distributes hardware and software relating to internet and network products, as well as related installation, technical, and maintenance services.

Multi-Chem Fundamentals Summary

How do Multi-Chem's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
AWZ fundamental statistics
Market CapS$175.69m
Earnings (TTM)S$23.05m
Revenue (TTM)S$606.96m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
AWZ income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueS$522.30m
Gross ProfitS$84.66m
Other ExpensesS$61.62m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.26
Gross Margin13.95%
Net Profit Margin3.80%
Debt/Equity Ratio2.4%

How did AWZ perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio

Does AWZ pay a reliable dividends?

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When do you need to buy AWZ by to receive an upcoming dividend?
Multi-Chem dividend dates
Ex Dividend DateAug 30 2022
Dividend Pay DateSep 09 2022
Days until Ex dividend18 days
Days until Dividend pay date28 days

Does AWZ pay a reliable dividends?

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We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is AWZ undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for AWZ?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

AWZ key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue0.2x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA3.8x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does AWZ's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

AWZ PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for AWZ vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average11.2x
BDF Excelpoint Technology
BVQ Procurri
S69 Serial System
BDR Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings)
AWZ Multi-Chem

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: AWZ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7.2x) compared to the peer average (11.3x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does AWZ's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Asian Electronic Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: AWZ is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7.2x) compared to the SG Electronic industry average (11.1x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is AWZ's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

AWZ PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio7.2x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AWZ's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of AWZ when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: AWZ (SGD1.83) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SGD25.7)

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Multi-Chem 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 Tech 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 Multi-Chem 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.

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  • Examine whether Multi-Chem is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
  • Multi-Chem competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Multi-Chem performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AWZ has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AWZ's current net profit margins (3.8%) are lower than last year (4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AWZ's earnings have grown significantly by 25.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AWZ's earnings growth over the past year (4.7%) is below its 5-year average (25.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AWZ earnings growth over the past year (4.7%) underperformed the Electronic industry 8.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: AWZ's Return on Equity (17.7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Multi-Chem'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: AWZ's short term assets (SGD286.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (SGD172.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: AWZ's short term assets (SGD286.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (SGD14.5M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AWZ has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: AWZ's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 23.5% to 2.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AWZ's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1406.9%).

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

Balance Sheet

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What is Multi-Chem current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

TodayAug 11 2022Ex Dividend DateAug 30 2022Dividend Pay DateSep 09 202210 days from Ex DividendBuy in the next 18 days to receive the upcoming dividend

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AWZ's dividend (7.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (2.3%).

High Dividend: AWZ's dividend (7.54%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (5.85%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (52.8%), AWZ's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (27.6%), AWZ's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Suan Sai Foo (68 yo)

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Mr. Suan Sai Foo Founded Multi-Chem Limited and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Foo is responsible for the overall direction and development of Multi-Chem Limited. Previously, he served as the H...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: AWZ's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: AWZ's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 17.3 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: AWZ insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Multi-Chem Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Multi-Chem Limited
  • Ticker: AWZ
  • Exchange: SGX
  • Founded: 1985
  • Industry: Technology Distributors
  • Sector: Tech
  • Implied Market Cap: S$175.686m
  • Shares outstanding: 90.10m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Multi-Chem Limited
  • 18 Boon Lay Way
  • No. 05-113, Tradehub 21
  • Singapore
  • 609966
  • Singapore


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/11 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/11 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.