Summary for October 2017
|Numbers of stocks||12|
|Portfolio Return Oct17||3.62%|
|KLCI Return Oct17||-0.44%|
|Portfolio Return YTD17||41.36%|
|KLCI Return YTD17||6.47%|
Stock Portfolio @ End of Oct17
This is the portfolio for October, not November. Notion nose-dived this month due to a serious fire outbreak in its main factory, which damaged majority of its machines. Today, Notion's share price is only 47sen. Should I sell earlier when the price was above RM1? May be I should...
I did sell half of my Notion shares at 80sen much earlier when its price was on the way up, and the remaining shares are just free shares. I didn't sell all the shares even above RM1, and even after the fire news because I see that Notion has room to grow its business.
I believe that many investors think that Notion is a rubbish company, with all its past history of various funny business ventures and risky hedging. I agree with this totally, the management should focus on what they are good at.
Now it seems that they have learned. They seem to secure new contracts for auto parts and consumer electronic products, and need to build a new plant in Johor. They are doing what they should. This is what I like the most, a potential for growth, even though its financial results are still pretty bad with operating expenses more than its gross profit in its latest FY17Q4 result.
Even though registers loss, operating cash flow is robust thanks to high depreciation charges. This is also one element I like.
Notion's share price might drop further, especially when it announce next quarter's result with huge impairment loss and revenue loss. It seems like I need to hold it for a long time.
Jaks and Inari rise significantly in October, which helps to pull up the overall performance of my portfolio this month.
Year-to-date portfolio gains 41% which is temporary above my target of 30% annually. Hope it will sustain until year end.