Last Price Today's Change   Day's Range   Trading Volume
10.62   -0.06 (0.56%)  10.62 - 10.70  2,500
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Market Cap: 3,318 Million
NOSH: 312 Million
Avg Volume (4 weeks):24,120
4 Weeks Range:10.48 - 11.06
4 Weeks Price Volatility (%):
52 Weeks Range:9.26 - 12.30
52 Weeks Price Volatility (%):
Average Price Target: 8.63
Price Target Upside/Downside: -1.99

Financial Highlight

Latest Quarter | Ann. Date 30-Jun-2018 [#4]  |  28-Aug-2018
Next QR | Est. Ann. Date: 30-Sep-2018  |  09-Nov-2018
T4Q P/E | EY: 9.92  |  10.09%
T4Q DY | Payout %: 4.18%  |  43.53%
T4Q NAPS | P/NAPS: 4.4876  |  2.37
T4Q NP Margin | ROE: 16.08%  |  22.74%


Date Subject
24-Sep-2018 上升股:丰隆工业阻力RM11.40
25-Jul-2018 下跌股:丰隆工业RM10.66支撑
11-Jul-2018 下跌股:丰隆工业RM11.12支撑
03-May-2018 上升股:丰隆工业阻力RM11.66
09-Mar-2018 下跌股:丰隆工业RM10.80支撑
02-Mar-2018 上升股:丰隆工业阻力RM11.90
02-Mar-2018 Daily Technical Highlights – (HLIND, LCTITAN)
21-Feb-2018 上升股:丰隆工业阻力RM11.90
14-Feb-2018 下跌股:丰隆工业RM9.84支撑
05-Jan-2018 SOS Hong Leong Industries has been forgotten? Part 1
10-Nov-2017 Mplus Market Pulse - 10 Nov 2017

Business Background

Hong Leong Industries Bhd is a Malaysia-based company that primarily operates through two segments. The company’s consumer products segment manufactures, assembles, and markets consumer products, including motorcycles, scooters, and related parts, and produces ceramic tiles. The industrial products segment produces and distributes industrial products comprising fibre cement and concrete roofing products. The company also has associates that are involved in motorcycle manufacturing and distribution, as well as newsprint manufacturing and marketing. Hong Leong Industries generates the majority of its revenue from the Malaysian domestic market.
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kywoo The sales and profit figures that just came out from the second quarter is very impressive but widely expected. For the second quarter, sales grow by 12.6% while net profit up by 26%. EPS is up 20% (after netting out minority interest)For the half year results, sales is up 12% and net profit up 28%. EPS is up 23%. Based on first half year performance the EPS for financial year ending 2018 should be at least 1.10. At current market price the company is trading at a prospective PE of around 8.5 or so. We can expect dividend to increase accordingly to 55 sens per share (that is we are assuming the board is reasonable to minority shareholders and not hoard cash in the kitty) Looking at the profit contribution from the motorcycle business the local sales and profit are very impressive. Profit from local motorcycle business for half year increased by 50% while the Vietnam profit increased by 4.7%. All in all the motorcycle profit contributes more than 90% of overall group profit.The motorcycle business will be the money spinner and cash cow for the group for many years to come. The building materials business will continue to decline in terms of contribution despite high sales volume. What is even more fantastic about the balance sheet of the company is its net cash position (cash in bank less bank borrowing). It has now increased from RM 425 million from 6 months ago to RM 568 million. If the Board is really generous it can even declare a special dividend of 50 sens or so without any problem because by June 2018 the cash will go up even further.( I am hopeful they will look into this) I can say with confidence that Hong Leong Industries is one of the best buy in the market at the current price.
06/02/2018 11:27
x3mg33 @kywoo good write up!
06/02/2018 14:08
ongkkh kywoo, i like your comment. Please come more often to i3investor.
06/02/2018 21:36
EngineeringProfit Aiyo.......sold a bit too early to lock in profits.....(sigh)

....Looks like more $$$$$ coming, huh?
08/02/2018 16:17
sosfinance Good fundamental stock with growth. Currently undervalue due to one off impairment. Making about more than RM330m p.a. this FYE.
08/02/2018 18:10
EngineeringProfit Yes, SOS. See if can get a good discount to get back this stock today....
09/02/2018 07:19
EngineeringProfit Looks like a day after 'good bye' becomes a 'good buy'day

09/02/2018 10:39
Anthem2 That one off impairment is masking its true intrinsic value. Factor in the average EPS growth, look at it's EV multiples and price to free cash flow ratio, you've got a gem that's moving under everyone's radar.
10/02/2018 13:47
LeeFoundation Now looking actively at Petronm for its low pe high net cash biz.

Anything below 13 is still a good and fair valuation for Petronm. Look at just the fcf alone, smart investors will not easily let this counter go off from their radar.
12/02/2018 15:22
sosfinance Vietnam growth may be one of the catalyst for its Yamaha motorbike business coupled with recovery of sales in Malaysia. Yamaha is a sustainable "brand" and "moat". It's just waiting for more investors to discover it.

Forget about the price first (RM10.98), go get an estimates of the value, then compare with the price. Always look at 2-3 years in advance, if you can see something/catalyst that others haven't seen it, your return will be above consensus.
20/02/2018 09:38
sosfinance consumer stocks are sensitive to inflation and interest rates as well. price increase is common with better features. (one cent increase for coke is equal to additional USD6.45 billion profits).
20/02/2018 11:07
x3mg33 About time...11.20
20/02/2018 17:11
miketyu what happen
20/02/2018 21:28
Tradewinds Realisation of true value.
20/02/2018 23:48
alextan5680 Undervalue hlind continue ur north trip
27/02/2018 07:51
gabriel1985 Just keep and leave it. Good share.
01/03/2018 12:32
Flintstones This stock is creeping up quietly. It reminds me a lot about padini. High free cash flow, high dividend and growth
01/03/2018 20:22
sosfinance Don't sell until its Vietnam Yamaha reach maturity (of course if the price runs a lot faster than the fundamental, we have to run first).
01/03/2018 20:48
NoPlayBall Post removed. Why?
08/03/2018 14:09
padi23 when dividend?posible 40c
19/04/2018 11:23
jordanmaggie61 wonderful
19/04/2018 12:06
lyk204 Dividend ex-date is 8thMay2018.Entitlement date is 11th May 2018.22sen per share and a special dividend of 10 cent per share
26/04/2018 10:36
Lioncity Less ppl notice this counter which is also a Consumer stock, cash rich while PE is only 12. Price yet to move much. Good to enter.
17/05/2018 14:13
KingsMan Low profile stock but cash rich..
19/05/2018 14:03
kingJ I think should the foreign funds come in, they would surely pick up those rediculesly under value share like this
24/05/2018 11:51
Lioncity 12.22 New high. Sweet.
25/05/2018 20:05
kywoo Review of company,s performance based on 3rd quarter results.

(1) sales
9 months 2018 RM 1.9 billion (+11% )
9 months 2017 RM 1.7 billion (+6% )
9 months 2016 RM 1.6 billion (0 % )
9 months 2015 RM 1.6 billion

(2) Net profit due to HLI shareholers
9 months 2018 RM 228 million (+10%)
9 months 2017 RM 207 million (+16%)
9 months 2016 RM 178 million (+37%)
9 months 2015 RM 130 million (+ 5%)
9 months 2014 RM 124 million (+28%)
9 months 2014 RM 97 million

The profit to shareholders have been increasing every year The only exception was in 2017 when company has to write off RM 176 million due to its investment loss in a newsprint company in the final quarter of 2017. Hence, the final profit results for 2018 will show an increase of about 200% over that of 2017.
Projected net profit to shareholders for 2018 RM 310 million ( EPS $1.00)
Actual net profit to shareholders for 2017 RM 103 million ( EPS $0.33)

The company's shares is currently trading at a PE of around 11. A fairer PE should be around 15. Hence there is still a lot of room for the share price to increase given the current low valuation and fantastic profit growth potential.

(3) Motorcycle business profit contrbution

Although HLI is better known as a building material manufacturer and supplier, the fact is that the building material business contributes to only about 4% of total net profit. 96% of total group profit actually comes from the motorcycle business. That is why the profit potential for future profit growth is tremendous given the fact that its Yamaha brand is doing very well both locally and in Vietnam.
Perhaps, the company should be renamed as Hong Leong Yamaha Industries to reflect the importance of its motorcycle business.
9 months total 2018 9 months total 2017 9 months total 2016
Motorcycle profit (Local) RM 171.9 million RM 119.5 million RM 97 million
Motorcycle profit (Vietnam) RM 97 million RM 108 million RM 79 million
Total motorcycle profit RM 268.9 million RM 227.5 million RM 176 million
HLI Group profit RM 279 million RM 243 million RM 207 million
Overall motorcycle share 96.3% 93.6% 85%

The profit contribution from Yamaha Vietnam varies quite a bit from quarter to quarter. There should not be undue alarm that the 3rd quarter 2018 profits dropped quite a fair bit Just look at the following,
Q1 2017 RM 30.7 million
Q2 2017 RM 37,3 million
Q3 2017 RM 40.6 million
Q4 2017 RM 25.0 million
Q1 2018 RM 32.8 million
Q2 2018 RM 38.4 million
Q3 2018 RM 26.0 million
Q4 2018 RM 32.4 million (projected)

The motorcycle business is very secured and profitable as there is always a demand irrespective of the state of the economy. With a strong and well accepted brand like Yamaha, competition is limited. The only real competitor is Honda. In recent years Yamaha is eating into Honda's market share in the local market as well as in Vietnam. Other brands are not as successful in gaining market share. Demand in the coming months in Malaysia would even be better with the 0 rated GST.

(4) Group cash position

One of the strongest item in the balance sheet is the speed and quantum of cash accumulation over the last few years. There are not many listed companies that can build up their cash holdings so consistently and so rapidly. Net cash position ( Cash in bank less bank borrowings) is as follows

As of june 2015 RM 170 million
As of june 2016 RM 271 million
As of june 2017 RM 425 million
1st Q 2018 RM 512 million
2nd Q 2018 RM 568 million
3rd Q 2018 RM 645 million
As of june 2018 RM 720 million (projected)

In 2018 financial year cash holding is increasing at average of RM 73.3 million per quarter. The net cash backing per share is about RM 2.00. Actually, accumulating so much cash without any plan for immediate capital expenditure is poor cash management. The excessive cash pile should be returned to shareholders in the form of more generous dividends. The current dividend payout ratio is far too conservative. Management should consider rewarding shareholders and maximizing their share values through a high dividend payout. A generous dividend payout always lead to higher PE awarded.
13/06/2018 20:58
x3mg33 great insight and review @kywoo. I couldn't agree more.
14/06/2018 17:24
x3mg33 ...." Management should consider rewarding shareholders and maximizing their share values through a high dividend payout. A generous dividend payout always lead to higher PE awarded..." This million dollar question deserves some serious answering from management, internal capital expansion albeit at its optimum, can be ruled out given the current market climate, i really do not see the need to sit on so much cash! This is one of the most conservative and well managed counters in KLSE but also the most frugal one when it comes to dividend payout. Dividend policy over the years have been rather obscure.
14/06/2018 17:31
investodiva Why la Quek keep on disposing ?
18/06/2018 15:34
kingJ Another capital reduction excercise coming?
18/06/2018 23:14
investodiva Why say so?
19/06/2018 00:05
investodiva Why say so?
19/06/2018 00:08
Lioncity Accumulate on price weakness.
19/06/2018 11:02
kywoo So far no one has ever taken the trouble to examine and study the market value versus the book value of the land bank held by Hong Leong Industries. The land bank totaling 18.64 million sq ft of industrial land acquired by the group more than 15 to 25 years ago has never been revalued. If one is to study the acquisition cost of the various plots of land from the annual reports one will find that the book value as reported to be extremely low in relation to current market valuation. Furthermore, most of the plots are located within or nearby urban settings.

The following can be found from the latest annual reports;

6.14 million sq ft freehold industrial land with total book value of RM 45.3 million.
Hence, book value per sq ft is RM 7.38

10.5 million sq ft leasehold industrial land with book value of RM 24.0 million
Hence, book value per sq ft is RM 2.30

If the company is to revalue or dispose of the land today it is likely to fetch at least RM 150.00 per sq ft for freehold land and RM 80.00 for leasehold land. (This is just a very conservative assumption) If this be the case the revaluation is as follows;

6.14 million sq ft freehold land @ RM 150 per sq ft is valued at RM 921 million
10.5 million sq ft leasehold land @ RM 80 per sq ft is valued at RM 840 million

Total current market value is RM 1,761 million
Total book value at cost is RM 69.3 million
Total revaluation surplus is RM 1,692 million

The total shareholders fund as of 31st March is RM 1,563 million. With the revaluation surplus, the shareholders fund would increased by more than 100% to RM 3,255 million. The Net Asset backing per share would be more than RM 9.00.

As a company is always treated as a on going concern, the intrinsic value of its assets is not of immediate importance. It is only important in the event of the takeover party liquidating the assets for extraordinary capital gain. Hence, Hong Leong Industries is very attractive for privatization both for its under valued land bank and the huge pile of cash holdings. As a minority shareholder I hope privatization would never happened as this is truly a very strong and profitable company.

With zero rated GST effective from June 2018, sales of motorcycles will spike in the next 12 months or more. One can expect the company to report very good financial results for the next few quarters. This company is under rated and there is much room for its share price to reflect its true potential value.
09/07/2018 21:51
x3mg33 Full year results worth the wait when released in Aug 2018.
09/07/2018 22:08
Lioncity Sell volume is quite aggressive, today manage to queue at 11 and got it, still a little worried why so much sell down.
12/07/2018 18:03
Lioncity Aww 11 support broke...
24/07/2018 16:57
Lich https://seeking-alpha.com/2018/07/28/hong-leong-industries-bhd-rm13-31-thanks-mat-rempit/
28/07/2018 23:27
x3mg33 I refer to the link on the valuation written and posted earlier.


I have been studying and following developments on this counter for quite some time now. Most of the comments and assumptions are valid and spot on. Whilst most of the write up are based off available facts and figures and to safely arrive on a valuation model, I would like to add on some pertinent points not mentioned here.

1) Strength of balance sheet and cashflow: This counter has a very strong balance sheet with solid fundamentals on the assets coupled with very low gearing ratio (extremely low). The net cashflow from the last Q reported stood at in the region of MYR 700mil. Not many companies, infact I can say just a handful would have such staggering amount. You would appreciate for a company to operate financially well, cash is afterall, still king.

2) P/E: Current PE is just under 11 and is far below its peers and consumer segment FBMKLCI. The consumer segment benchmark PE would be between 15-20. Earnings from previous quarters and coming quarter would bring the total EPS for the year to MYR1.00. Conservatively, this company would be able to trade at 15 PE hence bringing a valuation of MYR 15.00. I can easily name a few companies with ridiculously high PE but backed with poor balance sheet and growth potentials listed in the local bourse, best is, they are heavily traded by institutions because of spreads.

3) Dividend: for a counter to attract investors, it should also reward investors with strong returns. this counter has been paying decent dividends over the years, within circa 40-42sens for the past financial years. This translates to a dividend yield of just 3.8%. I would expect a yield of 5-6% based on the dividend yields trend from the past. Conservatively if a yield of 5% is applied at a price of MYR 15.00, this would translate to a dividend of 75sens per year. This would sure attract investors to the fold. The company is able to pay such a dividend with its strong cashflow and distributable reserves.

This counter is very conservative and has been under the radar for a quite some time and is truly a diamond in the sand. It bears the Hong Leong brand of companies under its founder Mr Quek, known for its shrewd business model and acumen. You can hardly go wrong under the HL belt. Value investors would appreciate highly such a counter..... if they ever notice.

Just exchanging views here really, happy to share and discuss more so we can learn from each other. Thanks.
30/07/2018 16:15
kywoo Well said. In a way what you are saying basically endorsed what I have said in all my previous write ups. Anyone buying into this company is buying the business prospect of Yamaha motorcycles in Vietnam and Malaysia. One can forget the building material business as it contributes peanut to the company's net profit.(ie 3%) In fact, the motorcycle business is doing so well that the company is on an auto pilot mode. It is the only company in Bursa that does not have a full time CEO for many years now. The chairman is a non executive chairman and earns a directors fee only. Hence total directors remuneration is very low in relation to total revenue and profits.This is indeed very kind to the minority shareholders as company expenses are minimized.

If only the company can improve on two areas the stock can really fly and reach a PE of 15 to 18.

Firstly. in its annual reports and quarterly announcement the management need to be far more transparent. For example, one can never find out its actual motorcycle sales and their market share in both the Malaysian and Vietnam markets. In the annual report motorcycle sales and profit are lumped with those of the ceramic tiles business disguised as contribution from Consumer Products.
Obviously, this not fair to the minority shareholder reading the reports. When the company has to write off its investment in Malaysia Newsprint in 2017, no warnings were given in previous reports that the newsprint business was doing so badly. Hence, future annual reports need substantial improvement in transparency.

Secondly, the dividend payout rate can be much higher as the cash pile is building up too fast. The return on shareholders fund is in fact declining as shareholders fund is growing faster than profits. Since the company has no need of immediate capital expenditure or acquisitions the cash can be returned to shareholders by means of a more generous dividend policy. Based on an EPS of 1.00 a dividend of 75 sens or more is not unreasonable.

I hope the board will take note of what we say here and respond accordingly.
31/07/2018 03:56
Lioncity Volume spike yesterday, consolidation could be ending soon, accumulation between 10.88-11.10 range. Qtr report is coming in 2 weeks time.
03/08/2018 10:24
Lim Tek Wai Very nice
03/08/2018 11:21
Lioncity Good closing today, high 11.60, closed 11.48. More to come next week don’t stop.
03/08/2018 16:52
Lioncity Long waited qtr report. Retest 11 supporting line again. And I pick up more today.
27/08/2018 16:59
alextan5680 Super QR tomorrow fly
28/08/2018 19:41
Lioncity Actually not really, there’s a 60 mil write back impairment as per written inside the report. (See page 10). Profit before tax actually decreased qoq due to festive season & holidays. Well let’s see how market react tomorrow.
28/08/2018 20:02
lizi yup, without the write back, it is the worst profit before tax for the past 11 quarters.
28/08/2018 21:43
shpg22 HLIND is more of a dividend stock than growth. P/E is less important in valuing than DY. Its FCF is at record high, meaning dividend likely to be increased ahead. In facts its FCF had increase by 38% YoY. HLIND is a text book example of a strong and growing FCF company.
29/08/2018 12:54
shpg22 I m expecting a min 50 cent div for FY19 compare to 47 cents last year, translating to a DY of 4.0% @ fair price of 12.50.
29/08/2018 20:32


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