Highlights
KLSE: ASTRO (6399)       ASTRO MALAYSIA HOLDINGS BHD MAIN : Telco&Media
Last Price Today's Change   Day's Range   Trading Volume
0.84   -0.005 (0.59%)  0.825 - 0.855  5,864,900
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Financials


Market Cap: 4,380 Million

Market Cap 4,380 Million
NOSH 5,215 Million

Latest Audited Result:  31-Jan-2020

Latest Audited Result: 31-Jan-2020
Announcement Date 30-Jun-2020
Next Audited Result: 31-Jan-2021
Est. Ann. Date: 30-Jun-2021
Est. Ann. Due Date: 30-Jul-2021

Latest Quarter:  30-Apr-2020 [#1]

Latest Quarter: 30-Apr-2020 [#1]
Announcement Date 18-Jun-2020
Next Quarter: 31-Jul-2020
Est. Ann. Date: 12-Sep-2020
Est. Ann. Due Date: 29-Sep-2020
QoQ | YoY   -46.85%  |    -58.09%

Annual (Unaudited) ( EPS: 12.57, P/E: 6.68 )

Revenue | NP to SH 4,911,803  |  655,298
RPS | P/RPS 94.19 Cent  |  0.89
EPS | P/E | EY 12.57 Cent  |  6.68  |  14.96%
DPS | DY | Payout % 7.50 Cent  |  8.93%  |  59.68%
NAPS | P/NAPS 0.16  |  5.12
YoY   41.56%
NP Margin | ROE 13.12%  |  76.58%
F.Y. | Ann. Date 31-Jan-2020  |  25-Mar-2020

T4Q Result ( EPS: 10.60, P/E: 7.92 )

Revenue | NP to SH 4,730,295  |  552,943
RPS | P/RPS 90.71 Cent  |  0.93
EPS | P/E | EY 10.60 Cent  |  7.92  |  12.62%
DPS | DY | Payout % 6.50 Cent  |  7.74%  |  61.30%
NAPS | P/NAPS 0.17  |  4.98
QoQ | YoY   -15.62%  |    19.07%
NP Margin | ROE 11.59%  |  62.82%
F.Y. | Ann. Date 30-Apr-2020  |  18-Jun-2020

Annualized Result ( EPS: 5.68, P/E: 14.83 )

Revenue | NP to SH 4,211,576  |  295,364
RPS | P/RPS 80.77 Cent  |  1.04
EPS | P/E | EY 5.68 Cent  |  14.83  |  6.74%
DPS | DY | Payout % -
NAPS | P/NAPS -
QoQ | YoY   -54.93%  |    -58.09%
NP Margin | ROE 6.93%  |  33.56%
F.Y. | Ann. Date 30-Apr-2020  |  18-Jun-2020



Business Performance

Business Performance (By Quarter)

Trailing 4 Quarters Trailing 8 Quarters
Available Quarters 4 Quarters 8 Quarters
Continuous Quarters Of Revenue Growth 0 / 4 0.00% 0 / 8 0.00%
Total Positive Profit Years 4 / 4 100.00% 8 / 8 100.00%
Continuous Quarters Of Positive Profit 4 / 4 100.00% 8 / 8 100.00%
Continuous Quarters Of Profit Growth 0 / 4 0.00% 0 / 8 0.00%
Continuous Quarters Of Adjusted EPS Growth 0 / 4 0.00% 0 / 8 0.00%
Total Dividend Years 4 / 4 100.00% 8 / 8 100.00%
Continuous Quarters Of Dividend 4 / 4 100.00% 8 / 8 100.00%
Continuous Quarters Of Dividend Growth 0 / 4 0.00% 0 / 8 0.00%
Continuous Quarters Of Adjusted Dps Growth 0 / 4 0.00% 0 / 8 0.00%
Average ROE 16.89% 17.63%
Average Net Profit Margin 11.43% 10.03%

Business Performance (By Year)

Last 5 Financial Years Last 10 Financial Years
Available Years 5 Years 9 Years
Continuous Years Of Revenue Growth 0 / 5 0.00% 0 / 9 0.00%
Total Positive Profit Years 5 / 5 100.00% 9 / 9 100.00%
Continuous Years Of Positive Profit 5 / 5 100.00% 9 / 9 100.00%
Continuous Years Of Profit Growth 1 / 5 20.00% 1 / 9 11.11%
Continuous Years Of Adjusted EPS Growth 1 / 5 20.00% 1 / 9 11.11%
Total Dividend Years 5 / 5 100.00% 7 / 9 77.78%
Continuous Years Of Dividend 5 / 5 100.00% 7 / 9 77.78%
Continuous Years Of Dividend Growth 0 / 5 0.00% 0 / 9 0.00%
Continuous Years Of Adjusted Dps Growth 0 / 5 0.00% 0 / 9 0.00%
Average ROE 94.60% 93.73%
Average Net Profit Margin 11.49% 11.44%

Key Result

Key Result

T4Q Annualized Annual (Unaudited) Last 10 FY Average Last 5 FY Average
Revenue 4,730,295 4,211,576 4,911,803 5,015,939 5,401,924
NP to SH 552,943 295,364 655,298 571,359 625,571
Dividend 338,934 208,580 391,088 425,298 557,405
Adjusted EPS 10.60 5.68 12.57 10.96 12.00
Adjusted DPS 6.50 4.00 7.50 8.16 10.69

NP to SH = Net Profit Attributable to Shareholder, EPS = Earning Per Share, DPS = Dividend Per Share

All figures in '000 unless specified.

EPS & DPS's figures in Cent.


Growth

Growth (By Quarter)

LQ QoQ LQ YoY CQ YoY LQ vs Average of T4Q LQ vs Average of T8Q
Revenue -14.09% -14.70% -14.70% -10.97% -16.87%
NP to Owner -46.85% -58.09% -58.09% -46.58% -41.93%
Dividend -33.33% -50.00% -50.00% -38.46% -46.66%
Adj. EPS -46.62% -57.98% -57.98% -46.43% -41.77%
Adj. DPS -33.33% -50.00% -50.00% -38.46% -46.66%

LQ = Latest Quarter, CQ = Cumulative Quarter, T4Q = Trailing 4 Quarters, T8Q = Trailing 8 Quarters, QoQ = Quarter on Quarter, YoY = Year on Year

Growth (By Year)

T4Q vs LFY T4Q vs AL5FY T4Q vs AL10FY AQR vs LFY AQR vs AL5FY AQR vs AL10FY LFY YoY LFY vs AL5FY LFY vs AL10FY
Revenue -3.70% -12.43% -5.69% -14.26% -22.04% -16.04% -10.35% -9.07% -2.08%
NP to Owner -15.62% -11.61% -3.22% -54.93% -52.78% -48.31% 41.56% 4.75% 14.69%
Dividend -13.34% -39.19% -20.31% - % - % - % -16.66% -29.84% -8.04%
Adj. EPS -15.67% -11.65% -3.26% -54.81% -52.66% -48.16% 41.59% 4.77% 14.72%
Adj. DPS -13.33% -39.19% -20.30% - % - % - % -16.66% -29.84% -8.04%

T4Q = Trailing 4 Quarters, T8Q = Trailing 8 Quarters, AL5FY = Average of Last 5 Financial Years, AL10FY = Average of Last 10 Financial Years, LFY = Latest Financial Year AQR = Annualized Quarter Result, YoY = Year on Year

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Good123 keep your money in EPF and buy astro like EPF did 

“We will definitely aim for that, ” chief executive officer Tunku Alizakri Alias (file pic) said in a Bloomberg TV interview with Haslinda Amin. “But I think you know as well as I do, times are extremely challenging.”

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s provident fund is investing more overseas as it seeks to beat the 4% to 5% return it has been achieving.

“We will definitely aim for that, ” chief executive officer Tunku Alizakri Alias said in a Bloomberg TV interview with Haslinda Amin. “But I think you know as well as I do, times are extremely challenging.”

The Employees Provident Fund with about US$216bil in assets has been expanding its global portfolio to maintain high dividends for Malaysian workers in the face of limited opportunities onshore, he said.

“The rate of growth for our fund is outgrowing the rate of the economic growth of Malaysia, ” Tunku Alizakri said on Tuesday.

“So whether we like it or not, we have to start looking overseas.”

The state fund currently has almost 30% of its investments placed overseas. Its assets rose 10.9% last year to RM924.75bil as of the end of 2019.

Among the measures of the RM295bil stimulus package to save jobs and shore up growth that was unveiled recently included an automatic reduction of people’s contributions to EPF to 7%, from 11%, to help boost consumer spending.

Last year, the Kuala Lumpur-based fund declared its lowest dividend since 2008 at 5.45%, with its syariah-compliant fund returning 5%.

That compares to the 6% slide in the benchmark FBM KLCI Index in 2019.

“We have been outperforming what a pension fund should normally be returning, ” he said. EPF’s gains have exceeded its internal target for 2% to 2.5% average return over three years, he added.

EPF will also invest as much as possible into syariah-compliant assets as well as environmentally and socially responsible assets, even if the supply remains limited, he said.

These assets fit the fund’s profile as they are less volatile and focused more on fundamentals and long-term sustainability, he added.

“This is the best time to be in a pension fund, to tell you the truth, ” Tunku Alizakri said.

“Those sister funds of mine who are in the shorter term, wow, I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes because there are so much uncertainties moving forward.” — Bloomberg
02/07/2020 10:58 AM
Good123 don't take out your money from EPF. epf is a smart investor
02/07/2020 10:59 AM
Good123 convergence , maxis n astro? A Next Important Step?

So where does this all end up? Well, suffice it to say telecom conference organizers should be trying hard to bring together super panels, say, for example, at CES or at NAB, involving the top players from Comcast (the largest MSO), DirecTV (the largest DBS provider), and from Verizon (the most dominant telco), on the same stage, at the same time.

After all, isn’t it time to ask the question once asked by the infamous Rodney King: Why can’t we all just get along? Answered shortly: we can, we should, and we will. That said, watch for these sessions to occur, as they are inevitable. We’ll all learn a lot, and each industry sector, its shareholders, and subscribers, will all be the better for it.
02/07/2020 11:13 AM
laychee I think EPF bought for long term as the Astro dividend is much higher than the bank offers.

With Astro's high ROE, the company is not afraid of competitions.

But the last QR is a disappointment. Just hope that Astro will recover in the current quarter.

If the high ROE culture continues, privatisation is a possibility.
02/07/2020 11:21 AM
SK92 dunno what EPF sees in ASTRO, maybe they just want to reap dividend only, its a dinosaur company..no promising outlook tbh
02/07/2020 12:17 PM
Good123 strong demand buy rate 60% , 85-90sen by Friday hopefully
02/07/2020 4:14 PM
Good123 buy rate has risen to 61% EPF or others?
02/07/2020 4:17 PM
Good123 continuous buy by epf, tak Naik Ada hantu
02/07/2020 4:17 PM
Good123 best buy 5 rows, 54579 lots buy Vs 10901 sell lots, almost 5 times
02/07/2020 4:19 PM
Good123 big rebound OTW, thx to EPF
02/07/2020 4:22 PM
Good123 buy rate 64% now sapu kuat
02/07/2020 4:24 PM
Good123 close at 82-83 probably today
02/07/2020 4:26 PM
Good123 epf owns 8% now, probably increase to 10%
02/07/2020 4:28 PM
Good123 stronger rebound tomorrow, first day after exdate for dividen today
02/07/2020 4:33 PM
Good123 2.7mil shares traded steady
02/07/2020 4:35 PM
Good123 rm1.61 on sept 26, 2019
02/07/2020 4:36 PM
Good123 already ~50% cheaper than sept 26, 2019 price
02/07/2020 4:37 PM
Good123 Lelong price will end soon , last call
02/07/2020 4:37 PM
Good123 few minutes left
02/07/2020 4:39 PM
Good123 buy rate had risen to 66%
02/07/2020 4:42 PM
Good123 wow, continuous strong buy
02/07/2020 4:42 PM
stephenchuah Sirius Malaysia TV
https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/10/30/sirius-tv--------------------in-the-offing

https://www.siriusmalaysia.tv/
02/07/2020 5:37 PM
memorylane EPF keep accumulating without raising the price... wait until EPF finish accumulate then the price will definitely move...

Astro has been involve in content production, selling content to Netflix if you have netflix account, you can see alot of local content are produced by Astro... holding intelectual property specially in Kids content area... "Didi and friends" are the top trend in youtube indonesia... they also licensed their IP to singapore and arabian country...
02/07/2020 5:40 PM
memorylane Astro is also diversifying into home shopping... which the new business area already break even last quarter during MCO...

yes TV subscription might be sunset industry in many people mind... but they monopoly TV area, also find way to produce new source of income...

they have digital AD income revenue also from youtube Ads from Kids program... they have xuan.com.my which are chinese content... and also many other digital sites...

I can say they are moving towards content provider rather than solely TV subscription provider... i would say it is a baby "Disney" which started to build up their intelectual property.. with current depressed price and consistent dividend yield, it is worth to hold...

I see this is the reason why EPF started to accumulated it... of cos not pushing up the price before they finished accumulating...
02/07/2020 5:47 PM
memorylane Astro business model is similar like telco... but they monopolized it... look at their ARPU, RM99.1 per user.... generating strong free cash flow every quarter... Go check digi or umobile or celcom and their average revenue per user... i know digi ARPU is around RM41 per user... because telco has many competitors and there is a price war... now somemore need capex to invest 5G infra...Astro is in much more comfortable space than telco... even thought their business model are the same...
02/07/2020 5:50 PM
RainT @memorylane

thanks for share valuable insight
02/07/2020 7:38 PM
LuckyG just terminate my astro subscription . because astro terminate channel 323 phoenix tv . management want to show they are against hk national security law . goodbye astro !
03/07/2020 10:23 AM
EDINVESTOR You watch Netflix at cheap rate. Sports free online too. Fools still watching astro. And paid so much with limited choice.
03/07/2020 3:43 PM
aliyusof https://simplywall.st/stocks/my/media/klse-astro/astro-malaysia-holdings-berhad-shares/news/a-closer-look-at-astro-malaysia-holdings-berhads-klseastro-impressive-roe/
04/07/2020 9:18 AM
aliyusof Directors collected it at 89 to 90 cts. May be, they know something we don't. Price has been bashed down from 1.50 early 2020 and 3+ much earlier years.
04/07/2020 9:20 AM
DickyMe No need to give baiting statements like "Directors collected it at 89 to 90 cts. May be, they know something we don't."

No one is interested in a pariah broadcast network with repetitive shows, interrupted service and useless customer service.

There are tons of alternative shows on the internet.

Astro is a sunset business.
04/07/2020 9:25 AM
PN2020 Sundown industry.
04/07/2020 9:33 AM
luckypunting ... funny EPF .... is it wasting members money who contribute a lot every momth ... :p
05/07/2020 3:15 PM
Big3 Astro just like another BAT got too many alternative cheap smuggled cigarretes in the market. Some even start to quit smoking.
05/07/2020 9:49 PM
Big3 50cts soon
05/07/2020 9:50 PM
gghaha if 50cts then i will buy lot lot lot.....:)
06/07/2020 10:15 AM
laychee Now many want to push it down to 50 cents. By going down to 50 cents, sunset biz will become sunrise biz...
06/07/2020 11:32 AM
laychee When the price is going down or cannot go up, people will shout sunset biz...

When the price suddenly goes up, people will shout good dividend stocks, ... changing biz model... like last time from 81cents jumped to 94 cents.

Conclusion: this is a place where people are spreading fake news. This will only benefit those who pushed the price up and sell to you at the peak.
07/07/2020 9:33 AM
JayC88 lol if wanna make money have to do the exact opposite of whatever 'advice' found in this i3 forum
07/07/2020 2:34 PM
Big3 If profit dropped & dividend is equally slashed in half. What do u expect for your next dividend? With no prospect aheads & more alternatives in the market, we can only expect to see further decline in profit or even worst... losses with 0 dividend. This is not a dividend counter anymore. Sad.
08/07/2020 12:03 AM
luckypunting oh no ... why pushed up ... :p
08/07/2020 4:48 PM
memorylane EPF almost finish accumulating, now holding 8% now... that's why pushing the price up.
08/07/2020 5:50 PM
getingreal This share is undervalued, accumulate for good cash flow and dividend yield. I suspect the 50% drop in Dividend last 1/4 was overly conservative, and that's being charitable. Buy.
08/07/2020 5:55 PM
freddiehero wow.. be best astro
08/07/2020 5:56 PM
luckypunting really EPF hit target accumulating > 8% ... then is time to push up?
08/07/2020 6:46 PM
GSoros Hahaha...guess those bad news really just rely on news. Learn more about how share market price move
08/07/2020 8:42 PM
laychee Haha just one quarter bad, people start saying dividend slashed in half... so laughable.
09/07/2020 11:14 AM
laychee Moreover, the bad quarter happens in almost every company. Haha. A lots of Warren Buttock here.
09/07/2020 11:15 AM
RainT but a company for the future profit prospect or under value

never buy it due to dividend

dividend shall come second reason
10/07/2020 10:06 AM
luckypunting ...really funny counter ... who is supporting the price? :p
10/07/2020 4:00 PM