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Executive Summary

Multi-Chem Limited, an investment holding company, distributes information technology products in Singapore, the People’s Republic of China, Australia, and internationally. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Multi-Chem's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AWZ is not significantly more volatile than the rest of SG stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




SG Electronic


SG Market

1 Year Return




SG Electronic


SG Market

Return vs Industry: AWZ exceeded the SG Electronic industry which returned 8.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AWZ exceeded the SG Market which returned 22.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day7.1%0.2%0.2%
30 Day8.4%-0.9%-0.2%
90 Day18.4%-0.9%-0.4%
1 Year78.6%71.4%12.0%7.5%25.6%21.0%
3 Year145.8%106.9%11.7%-2.9%3.8%-8.7%
5 Year353.6%239.6%100.1%62.1%24.8%2.0%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Multi-Chem's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Multi-Chem 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: AWZ (SGD1.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (SGD99.95)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AWZ is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.1x) compared to the SG Electronic industry average (13.5x).

PE vs Market: AWZ is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.1x) compared to the SG market (15.4x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AWZ is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the SG Electronic industry average (0.9x).

Future Growth

How is Multi-Chem forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

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


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AWZ has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AWZ's current net profit margins (3.7%) are higher than last year (1.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AWZ's earnings have grown by 12.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AWZ's earnings growth over the past year (126.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (12.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AWZ earnings growth over the past year (126.5%) exceeded the Electronic industry 4.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: AWZ's Return on Equity (15.4%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Multi-Chem's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AWZ's short term assets (SGD247.2M) exceed its short term liabilities (SGD140.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: AWZ's short term assets (SGD247.2M) exceed its long term liabilities (SGD6.0M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AWZ's debt to equity ratio (3.8%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: AWZ's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 23.1% to 3.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AWZ's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (989.7%).

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

Balance Sheet


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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AWZ's dividend (3.67%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (1.9%).

High Dividend: AWZ's dividend (3.67%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the SG market (4.98%).

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.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (33.5%), AWZ'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


Suan Sai Foo (67 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 (8.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: AWZ's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.6 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 company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Multi-Chem Limited
  • Ticker: AWZ
  • Exchange: SGX
  • Founded: 1985
  • Industry: Technology Distributors
  • Sector: Tech
  • Market Cap: S$162.171m
  • Shares outstanding: 90.10m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


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



Multi-Chem Limited, an investment holding company, distributes information technology products in Singapore, the People’s Republic of China, Australia, and internationally. It operates in two segments, PCB...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/08/03 15:32
End of Day Share Price2021/08/03 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.