Ornapaper Bhd ('Orna') is involved in the production of corrugated boxes and carton boxes. Its current capacity is 84,000 MT per annum.
Historical Financial Performance
Orna's top-line and bottom-line jumped in FY2017. The company attributed the increased revenue to due to higher sale orders received and higher average selling price. This led to improvement in its bottom-line.
Table 1: Orna's last 9 years' financial performance
Graph 1: Orna's last 9 years' financial performance
Latest Financial Performance
In QE31/12/2017. Orna's net profit rose 43% q-o-q or 2-fold y-o-y to RM5.0 million while revenue rose 5% q-o-q or 27% y-o-y to RM90.8 million. Revenue rose q-o-q due to 6.6%-increase in sales volume and 19.0%-increase in average selling price for corrugated cartons and boards. In line with the increase in revenue, profit before tax increased from RM1.5 million in the corresponding quarter to RM6.1 million in the current quarter.
Table 2: Orna's last 8 quarters' financial performance
Graph 2: Orna's last 8 quarters' financial performance
Latest Financial Position
Orna's financial position as at 31/12/2017 is deemed healthy with current ratio at 1.6 times and gearing ratio at 0.7 times.
Orna (cloased at RM1.63 in the morning session) is now trading at a trailing PER of 7.7 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 21.1 sen). At this PER, Orna is deemed fairly attractive.
Orna rallied to an intra-day high of RM1.73 today before it corrected back to around RM1.60. On Feb 28, it also rallied to a significant high of RM1.70 before correction kicked in and brought the share price back to RM1.60 level. An upside breakout of RM1.70 may signal the continuation of the uptrend for this stock.
Chart 1: Orna's daily chart as at Mar 2, 2018 (Source: Shareinvestor.com)
Chart 2: Orna's monthly chart as at Mar 2, 2018 (Source: Shareinvestor.com)
Based on good financial performance & position, fairly attractive valuation and mildly positive technical outlook, Orna could be a good stock for medium-term investment.
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