sheldon

sheldon | Joined since 2013-10-31

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1 day ago | Report Abuse

From the press release, there seem to be some modern cutting edge with AI technology being employed by TPG. I hope Rohit can realise good profits from these initiatives.
Please don't hesitate to kick a..ses if need be. Take the bull by the horns!

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2 days ago | Report Abuse

Looks like according to Teng Boo, I'm poised to become super rich - long overdue!
I better get ready to become snobbish & snooty to look the part hehe

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1 week ago | Report Abuse

Come down some more honey.
Don't worry, daddy is here to catch you.😉

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1 week ago | Report Abuse

I wouldn't want to say I told you so but ... I did tell you so

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1 week ago | Report Abuse

This co is hardly making profits. Now with 30.8m to be written-off, it's deeper in the grave. So it appears that this government program was poorly executed. It's called lack of diligence.

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1 month ago | Report Abuse

2 Qs - 1) Are the new owners capable? 2) Are they trustworthy?

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1 month ago | Report Abuse

If Apollo is the only listed vehicle in Scoop's business, then it would serve the owner's interest to see that the share price rises. On the other hand, as part of a group companies for which they have no full interest, I hope they'll not strip this company.

Anyone thinks that the share price will go higher after the offer ends?

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1 month ago | Report Abuse

wsb_investor - Tq for your response but I beg to disagree.

The 660k is not adjusted upward for inflation hence logically in all fairness my 250 premium should correspondingly remain. If I seek to increase my cumulative coverage, then by all means I welcome an increase in premium.

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1 month ago | Report Abuse

My 2 sen take - The medical insurance industry is a rip-off. Not much actuarial science in it because the insured bears the risk if the insurance co has not enough funds to meet their promised cumulative coverage.

Mine is a case in point. I bought cumulative lifetime coverage of up to 660k for a monthly premium of 250. Several years later, they tell me that my 250 per month may not be sufficient to cover the 660k and advised that I increase it. My argument is that I'm not asking for an increased cumulative cover. It seems that my insurer has a right to the effect of withdrawing my coverage if I don't increase my premium. Wow! This is such a wonderful deal for insurers.

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1 month ago | Report Abuse

Any reason why the preference and ordinary share price is converging?

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

What's happening! All hell breaking loose!

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

Actually this year has been pretty good for me.
I'll belanja you la Ooi.

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

My bona fide advise ... Always tread with caution.

Just like you, I'd like to buy specific company shares and keep them forever. One fine day just when you least expect it, a curve ball hits you - an event risk and all your dreams come crashing.

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

Quickly sell la.
I'm waiting for the next train to prosperity.😂

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

purple70
why is the price up today?

Investor stim pasal bonus - beli sebelum Ex

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

Ive sold all my stake cum-dividend and have registered a handsome gain although on hindsight I shouldn't. I'm fairly convinced that it's overvalued compared to other financial institutions.

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

I noticed that my usual Petron station was shut for god-knows-what for more than a day! Is that what you're referring to?

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

Out of boredom with the market, I bought some shares at 4.53.

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

AlphaAdventurer - "... it intends to maintain the listing status of Apollo on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia." Meaning that Apollo has the possibility of getting privatized in the future...?

I think the implication is that the new owner will pay 5.80 per share (as compelled by law) but if nobody wants to sell, it'll just continue business as a listed co. If however everyone sells their shares to the new owner then it will need some time to redistribute and attain the public spread as required for listing.

So perhaps 5.80 is take it or leave it as they are not enthusiastic to swallow more.

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

Is 5.80 cheap, right price or expensive? Think about the following ...

1) FX RATE - The offerors are Singaporeans. The SGD/MYR exchange rate has increased over the years to 3.5273 (Today BNM FX site). It's peanuts for the investors who have deep pockets.

2) INFLATION - The world including Malaysia has been subject to high inflation over the years, accelerated over the recent months. I checked my spreadsheet which indicated that I've sold Apollo shares at 6.25 a piece back in March 2016. This international business with only 80m shares should be worth a lot more today (Shares of companies are not monetary claims but instead a claim on the business model of generating revenue as well net assets including real estate.

Based on the above it can be irrefutably concluded that the price is too low

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

My instincts tell me good news but never rely on a man's intuition.

Any guesses what the news will be?

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

Many companies can generate good profits. A main challenge that follows is the conversion of that profits into cash. So perhaps BK & KLK seem to have some difficulties in this. High up in the list of these great companies, should be to appease shareholders either in the form of generous dividends or capital gains.

I really like the active share buyback that BK undertakes. That's money well spent. Despite that (albeit on hindsight) they shouldn't have conducted the buybacks when it was lofty during the covid period - a ton of cash vanished.

Another major money pit was the huge premium BK paid to acquire Chemical Co of M'sia in exchange for precious cash. Maybe as shareholders we may never know the full rationale for this other than what was officially discussed.

Ok I've rambled enough.

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

Ok I stand corrected, it should be attributable to equity holders of the co i.e. 491m. But still it can pay the full 90 sen (354m) or perhaps as a compromise say 80 sen to appease shareholders. There are other companies that are in a worse-off financial position but declare large dividends - shareholders love them hence the share price trade at higher PEs - like Apollo for instance.

Management should get out of their comfort zone to manage funds efficiently and ensure that shareholders are happy.

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

While conservative is admirable, being excessively conservative is not. 90sen dividend is indeed sustainable. Assess for yourself against these numbers ...

Net Profit 2023 = 1086m
Retained earnings (distributable reserve) = 5613m
Cash = 2717m
90sen dividend = 354m

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

Obviously my prayers were not answered.

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2 months ago | Report Abuse

Dear Lord - As you may be aware, dividend announcement is around the corner. Please guide the board's mind with rationality.

Tell them that although the EPS may have dropped drastically, the net profit of RM1086m is more than enough to repeat another 90 sen dividend amounting to 354m to your patient shareholders without even touching the brought forward reserves. Do the right thing - we are waiting for this Christmas gift.

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2023-12-01 04:19 | Report Abuse

I'm losing RM2 per share as my average inventory of Petron shares = 6.64. But so far I'm not losing sleep over it.

My loss does not consider the considerable amount of dividends received over the years. Also the prospect of possible future capital gains is giving me the excitement of living.

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2023-12-01 04:08 | Report Abuse

Told ya

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2023-11-30 12:46 | Report Abuse

If the current price is any indication, i think this quarterly results will be BAD!

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2023-11-24 14:03 | Report Abuse

Sslee - you're spot on again on Petron's income (give or take a few dollars)!

Yes investors don't appreciate Petron which is why I advocate payment of large dividends

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2023-11-22 14:27 | Report Abuse

Deekay - you be the judge. The following extract from Note 35 last annual report ...

"The earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit for the financial year attributable to owners of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares with voting rights in issue during the financial year EXCLUDING treasury shares held by the Company ...

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2023-11-22 09:12 | Report Abuse

The reason why distributing treasury shares will cause EPS to drop is because EPS = earnings divided by shares issued NET of treasury shares.

When EPS drops, the fairly constant PE relationsip will result in share price to drop. It's just a sacrifice for 1 quarter and then going forward we will enjoy better EPS as well as dividends if the performance is maintained.

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2023-11-22 04:52 | Report Abuse

No more cash then don't pay dividends. It's a worthwhile sacrifice.

The only difference is that shareholders now have shares in their personal possession instead of in a company that they are part owners. However the repercussion is that share price and EPS will drop.

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2023-11-21 22:19 | Report Abuse

I was hoping that the co would just retain the treasury shares instead of distributing them after all that buyback efforts. This would adversely affect EPS.

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2023-11-14 20:54 | Report Abuse

Don't get too excited. They could be playing on your anticipation of a good quarterly to pump and dump.

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2023-11-03 02:37 | Report Abuse

The aggressive sharebuyback is good but I think the management should also consider paring down the sizable borrowings as interest rates have increased and the prospect of further increase would make a big dent on the bottomlines.

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2023-10-18 04:53 | Report Abuse

Share buyback is a great booster to confidence as it possibly indicates that management with inside knowledge is of the opinion that the share price should be higher than that dictated by the market.

The disadvantage however is that there'll be less cash available for dividends.

BTW the only ship that may arrive at an airport is a spaceship haha

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2023-10-12 02:25 | Report Abuse

All this great talk about stamping out corruption remains just that - TALK and nothing more. We need dogs that bite for a change.

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2023-10-11 20:55 | Report Abuse

Anyone thinks that the budget will be favorable for Sports Toto? The share price so low - can't afford any bad news.

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2023-10-11 15:04 | Report Abuse

Good for B. Kawan & KLK that the govt has decided to bear the B. Plant burden.

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2023-10-06 04:14 | Report Abuse

With almost double NTA over share price perhaps a takeover with asset-stripping in mind

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2023-10-05 10:26 | Report Abuse

It'll take sometime before the full impact of EV kicks in. If Petron is impacted, so will PetDag. The Gov maybe shooting itself on the foot with this EV move. The old batteries will present an environmental headache.

In the meantime I hope this paid Board/Management is anticipating the impact and taking steps to adapt to the realities. Are they planning to continue to proudly announce the number of stations they're opening annually? Do they have something up their sleeves as to how to make money the network of stations?

Maybe with the high NTA with a lot not reflecting the current market value, the devious ones may just keep the prices low & then peanuts over and above to takeover/privatise the company (Like what Canone did to Kian Joo).

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2023-10-05 05:05 | Report Abuse

Subsidi bersasar is not good for Petron as it'll mean less consumption/demand of petrol and less sales at the pump. Don't know how it'll be operationalised.

This dumb management should realise that it should start to pay a lot more dividends. Why? 2 reasons - because it can afford to and to make up for the poor share price performance.

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2023-09-21 05:51 | Report Abuse

I was thinking of taking profit as well but it's tempered with the following considerations:
a) the impending generous dividend &
b) the massive inflation that has eroded our MYR (despite what BNM or Govt says) which makes the Apollo shares cheap in real terms

Let me know your thoughts about the above.

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2023-09-18 21:33 | Report Abuse

This is a moment to be treasured. A pleasant celebratory feeling. Never mind if it's only for a fleeting moment. At least we've experienced it.

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2023-09-13 20:32 | Report Abuse

TQ 3iii.
Wouldn't it be reasonable (& nice) if the board pledges a dividend pay out rate of 50% EPS?

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2023-09-12 02:58 | Report Abuse

This co only has 80m shares in issue. So it's rare.