Boustead Holdings Berhad (BSTEAD) - Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by WMIntelligence

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									Boustead Holdings Berhad

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Boustead Holdings Berhad                                                             Financial Snapshot

                                                                                     Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                                                                     The company reported revenue of US$3,348 million
Headquarters Address                      28th Floor, Kuala Lumpur, 50200,Malaysia
                                                                                     during the fiscal year 2012 (2012). The company's
                                                                                     revenue grew at a CAGR of 12.05% during 2008–
Telephone                                 + 603 2141 9044
                                                                                     2012, with an annual growth of 19.35% over 2011. In
                                                                                     2012, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                                       + 603 2148 1866                            5.42%, as against 7.59% in 2011.

Website                                   www.boustead.com.my
                                                                                     Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange             BSTEAD, Bursa Malaysia

Number of Employees                       17,079

Fiscal Year End                           December

Revenue (in US$ million)                  3,348




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                                 Weaknesses                                 Return on Equity

Diversified business operations           Declining operational performance          The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                                     8.95% for 2012, as compared to its peers, United
                                                                                     Plantations Berhad (Ticker:      UTDPLT),     YTL
Strong liquidity position                 Limited financial leverage                 Corporation Berhad (Ticker: YTL) and IJM
                                                                                     Corporation Berhad (Ticker: IJM), which recorded
Strong market position                                                               ROEs of 16.03%, 9.70% and 7.65% respectively. The
                                                                                     company reported an operating margin of 5.42% in
                                                                                     2012.
Opportunities                             Threats
Positive outlook of global automotive                                                Return on Equity
                                          Skilled labor shortage
industry
Positive outlook of global construction
                                          Volatile input prices
industry

Recent partnerships




                                                                                     Liquidity Position

                                                                                     The company reported a current ratio of 0.75 in 2012,
                                                                                     as compared to its peers, United Plantations Berhad,
                                                                                     YTL Corporation Berhad and IJM Corporation Berhad,
                                                                                     which recorded current ratios of 8.40, 1.30 and 2.21
                                                                                     respectively. As of December 2012, the company
                                                                                     recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                                     US$222 million, against US$238 million current debt.
                                                                                     The company reported a debt to equity ratio of 1.42 in
                                                                                     2012 as compared to its peers, United Plantations
                                                                                     Berhad, YTL Corporation Berhad and IJM Corporation
                                                                                     Berhad, which recorded debt to equity ratios of 0.00,
                                                                                     2.40 and 0.85 respectively.




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