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Author: Koon Yew Yin   |   Latest post: Fri, 24 Sep 2021, 9:17 AM


Top Glove buying back its own shares is counterproductive - Koon Yew Yin

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All the business men are trying very hard to make more and more profit to establish a track record to be able to list their companies. That is their main objective for doing business. When a private company is listed on the stock exchange, it becomes a public listed company. The listed status allows the controlling shareholders to issue additional shares to sell to the public to get additional cash capital to do more business.

For Top Glove to buy back your own shares is counterproductive or having the opposite desired effect.

Top Glove Corp Bhd has spent close to RM1 billion buying back its own shares since September. Top Glove has bought back shares for the ninth straight trading day. The world’s largest glove maker forked out RM69.94 million again to buy 9.58 million shares on the open market. The latest filing shows that the price range it paid was between RM7.25 and RM7.35. 

The total amount Top Glove has spent on share buy backs this month to RM629.13 million, after spending RM355 million in September.

Top Glove wants to create the impression that its share price is underrated and also wants to prevent the share price from dropping lower. As you know the daily traded volume is several tens of million shares. After spending Rm one billion on share buyback, the share continued to drop as shown on the price chart below.

That is why I said for Top Glove to buy back your own shares is counterproductive.

Top Glove’s top management team must realise the best way to push up the share price is to report increasing profit in every quarter and give out better dividend. Instead of spending one billion Ringgit to buy back its own shares which is counterproductive, the money should be used more effectively to make more profit. For example; to construct more factories to produce more gloves, to improve the glove production efficiency, to improve the propaganda machinery and to improve the management efficiency at every level.

Instead of spending Rm 1 billion to buy back its own shares which is counterproductive, give the money to all the shareholders as dividend. If the Rm 1 billion were given out as dividend, the shareholders would definitely use the money to buy more shares to support the price from falling further down.           

Stock selection criteria

Among all the stock selection criteria such as NTA, good cash flow, healthy account, dividend yield etc the most powerful catalyst to push up the share price is profit growth prospect. Unless Top Glove can continue to report increasing profit in every quarter, its share price will drop.

As shown on the price charts below, on 3 march the price for Supermax was 81 sen and Top Glove was Rm 1.90. The closing prices for the 2 stocks were Rm 8.08, and Rm 7.28 respectively. The share prices have been   adjusted by the share bonus issues. 

Supermax share price shot up from 81 sen to Rm 8.08, an increase of 10 times. 

Top Glove share price shot up from Rm 1.90 to Rm 7.28, an increase of 3.8 times.







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Chart Stock Name Last Change Volume 
TOPGLOV 2.75 +0.08 (3.00%) 22,174,900 

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MR. BEAN quite true, but still better than supermax what? sbb at 80sen declare share specie 45:1(0.3%)
22/11/2020 1:32 PM
DannyBoy Market manipulator
22/11/2020 3:18 PM
Hush77 Senile and lying old man invested in supermax.. so this old fool will only say good things about supermax..
Supermax dont even have dividend..it only have 45 to 1 share dividend
22/11/2020 6:38 PM
Michael Dreamun Disgraceful and Shameful senile crook!
22/11/2020 6:47 PM
ming I might follow u ; but also 鄙视 u.. xD
22/11/2020 6:49 PM
Stockhunter88 Isn't top already reports splendid pat previous quarter, and paying 50% of it profit as dividend? None in the same industry can compete, not even close
22/11/2020 7:29 PM
monreyes tomorrow masuk longkang..500++ staff covid positive...
22/11/2020 8:30 PM
JuneFly Bloody old shark. Wrote that AT was like the best stock in the world on 15/11, and 2 days later on 17/11 asked everyone to dumb the share bcos it is now like the worst stock in the world. I have no respect for such despicable person... How can he sleep at night????
23/11/2020 12:23 AM
Legend Bloody hell old fox..haha!
23/11/2020 12:31 AM
CoolBull Sounds like that kyy dude is so jealous envious of topglove
23/11/2020 4:02 AM
Emperor Bulk buying back stock is not counter productive. It is a conservative approach to prop the undervalue stock price or they are just buying discounted share price. In fact if they given out the 1 Billion as dividend, the retail investor will just take it and wont add more share to the company due to current sentiment. Eventually the share price will drop further and bring no benefits to anyone. Don't forget EPF is the second largest shareholder in Topglove. No one will rip the benefit of it share price drop unless retired old man that dont have EPF account.
24/11/2020 11:45 AM
Integrity. Intelligent. Industrious. 3iii (iiinvestsmart)$€£¥ 2 fundamental questions to ask with regards to share buybacks:

1. Does the company has cash in excess of its usual business requirement that it can deploy to buy these shares? Answer: YES

2. Is the company's share price undervalued? Answer: Probably YES
24/11/2020 12:25 PM
paperplane lesser stock outside better for me, apa Lan Jiao someone talking?? go back AT playground, dont kacau us
24/11/2020 12:26 PM

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