Highlights
KLSE: UMCCA (2593)       UNITED MALACCA BHD MAIN : Plantations
Last Price Today's Change   Day's Range   Trading Volume
5.08   +0.08 (1.60%)  5.00 - 5.10  10,500
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Overview

Market Cap: 1,066 Million
NOSH: 210 Million
Avg Volume (4 weeks):14,120
4 Weeks Range:4.50 - 5.10
4 Weeks Price Volatility (%):
96.67%
52 Weeks Range:4.00 - 5.45
52 Weeks Price Volatility (%):
74.48%
Average Price Target: 4.83
Price Target Upside/Downside: -0.25
Stamp duty exempted for year 2020

Financial Highlight

Latest Quarter | Ann. Date 31-Jul-2020 [#1]  |  24-Sep-2020
Next QR | Est. Ann. Date: 31-Oct-2020  |  18-Dec-2020
T4Q P/E | EY: -60.47  |  -1.65%
T4Q DY | Payout %: 1.57%  |  - %
T4Q NAPS | P/NAPS: 6.25  |  0.81
T4Q NP Margin | ROE: -5.75%  |  -1.34%

Headlines

Date Subject
28-Sep-2020 Mplus Market Pulse - 28 Sep 2020
28-Sep-2020 PublicInvest Research Headlines - 28 Sept 2020
26-Sep-2020 【行家论股/视频】联合马六甲 来季业绩料走强
25-Sep-2020 United Malacca Berhad - A Better Year in FY21
29-Jul-2020 Plantation - Hints from 2QCY20 Production Data
24-Jun-2020 United Malacca Berhad - Earnings Risk Ahead
13-May-2020 Plantation - Inventory Breaches Above 2.0m MT Mark
13-Apr-2020 Plantation - Inventory Up After Five Consecutive Monthly Declines
27-Mar-2020 United Malacca Berhad - Value Emerges
04-Mar-2020 热门股:联合马六甲上挑RM5.40
15-Jan-2020 【视频】联合马六甲 棕油价高抵消成本
14-Jan-2020 United Malacca - Improving But Long Road To Recovery
20-Dec-2019 COMMENTS ON UNITED MALACCA BERHAD (2593) - louisesinvesting
20-Dec-2019 【视频】联合马六甲 股价已反映估值
19-Dec-2019 United Malacca Berhad - Below Expectations

Business Background

United Malacca Bhd is a Malaysia based oil palm cultivation company. It is involved in the cultivation of oil palm and crude palm oil milling operations. The group owns two palm mills namely, Bukit Senorang palm mill and Meridian palm oil mill. The business segments of the group are Plantation and Investment Holding. It generates its revenue from the Plantation segment. It’s property estates include Bukit Senorang, South East Pahang, Leong Hin San, Masjid Tanah, Pelin, Malaka Pinda, Machap, Tampin, Selandar, and Batu Anam. The company operates in Malaysia and Indonesia of which key revenue is derived from Malaysia.
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Lim Tek Wai good to invest
13/08/2018 12:00 PM
Diamond7 Aberdeen disposed???
13/08/2018 8:08 PM
Lim Tek Wai 赚赚赚
14/08/2018 10:57 AM
Diamond7 News?
19/08/2018 5:41 PM
Jasper Coo Waiting for dividen soon. This time can cover back some capital loss. Not bad.
20/08/2018 10:51 AM
Diamond7 Dividend?
Ex date 26/7
Payment on 30/8

Next announcement for dividend in December.
22/08/2018 8:20 PM
Diamond7 Sorry
Typo error....It's 20/8
22/08/2018 8:21 PM
Jasper Coo Waiting for dividen soon. This time can cover back some capital loss. Not bad.
23/08/2018 11:28 AM
Jonathan Keung AGN tame affair
27/08/2018 2:09 PM
yfchong Bye bye
29/09/2018 9:20 PM
Fabien "The Efficient Capital Allocater" any thoughts on the land sales?
13/11/2018 8:56 AM
YoYo Next crop should b durian
14/11/2018 2:16 PM
Jonathan Keung Chua Joe Beng. agreed- Indonesian ventures far from happy ending. full of surprises whenever election is coming . this happen every 3 years. new people new rules new levy
15/11/2018 3:31 PM
Jonathan Keung kenanga TP 4.80
18/12/2018 4:57 PM
factorrumour NTA 7.19, banyak land can sell lagi, company wont die so easily larr
05/01/2019 10:19 PM
commonsense United Malacca (UMCCA) is not the only plantation company that posted disappointing results in the most recent quarters. If you go through other financial reports, most (if not all) plantation companies are affected by the low CPO price in Jul-Sept period.

In terms of valuation, all plantation stocks are currently trading at a high PE multiple (for those that still managed to record profit) or in UMCCA case, negative PE. This is reflective of the downturn cycle of the plantation industry. Don't think that the industry will reverse their down cycle anytime soon given the general demand of the commodity is expected to go down in the future. China for example, is negotiating with US to take in more agriculture products from US which would potentially include soybean (or soybean oil). In general, Chinese consumption of oil would not actually go up that much so the increase of soybean oil import from US to China would actually be at the expense of other oil commodities from other countries (in particular palm oil from Indonesia and Malaysia). Another issue is on the European demand of palm oil which is expected to go down exponentially given the proposed ban of palm oil use in food and transportation industries in the future. They have already agreed to phase out the use of palm oil in transport fuel by 2030. Some countries like France and Norway have already started to move away from palm oil.

With this in mind you need to have a slightly long-term investment horizon when buying into oil plantation companies like UMCCA as the return to upcycle might not be in the near future.
If you are looking to diversify your portfolio outside of United Malacca (due to its earnings uncertainties) I would recommend you to look at MBMR.

MBMR is a direct proxy to Perodua via its 22.6% interest in the company. Valuation is cheap at only 6.9x PE (based on target FY18 profit of RM145mil. 9m profit is already RM106mil). PB is low at only 0.7x BV. 4Q18 results is expected to be higher than 3Q18 and last year's 4Q17.

FY19 growth will be driven by the still high demand of the new Myvi and the newly launched SUV Aruz and also the newly revamp Alza in 2H19. The recent announcement of closure and potential disposal of the loss-making alloy wheel manufacturing business alone is expected to boost the company’s profit by an additional RM20mil. I am projecting a profit to shareholder of RM170 mil for FY19 which at the current price values MBMR at only 5.9x PE.

Please go through the analyst reports (https://klse.i3investor.com/servlets/stk/pt/5983.jsp) and do your own analysis before making any decisions. There are 8 analysts in total covering the stock with most of them having a TP of above RM3 (all have a buy rating). The average TP for the 8 analysts is around RM3.50.

Good luck.
31/01/2019 10:46 AM
factorrumour aberdeen run away from umcca because they knew uk and eu is not going to use palm oil anymore?
31/01/2019 9:19 PM
Junichiro The West has its bag of tricks. When their companies cannot compete with others, they use a variety of tricks e.g. palm oil is harmful to health n environment, our gloves have pin holes, Huawei gear has spy gear, ......

All oils are harmful if cooking goes above a certain temperature no matter it is canola oil, corn oil .... but palm oil can withstand higher temperature.

All telecommunication gear could potentially have spy ware issue including those made in USA n western countries .. if not how did the NSA do spying as revealed by Snowden?
01/02/2019 3:52 PM
Fabien "The Efficient Capital Allocater" another gruesome results.
21/03/2019 7:46 PM
cefiro22 yet big blocks put up as sellers at 5.40 being gobbled up as soon as keyed in this morning, mine too. Why so eager to buy blocks. Total done at tis time = 693,800 shares...there is an eager buyer to accumulate this stock.
22/03/2019 4:19 PM
James Ng https://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/general/203918.jsp
[转贴] [UNITED MALACCA BHD:CPO及PK价格偏低,不利潮湿天气导致FFB收益率低以及RM306万净汇兑亏损] - James的股票投资James Share Investing
25/04/2019 1:33 PM
dboulevard Foreign investors probably being blackmailed to not invest in palm oil companies. Few years ago the west already blackmailed the foreign banks into not lending to palm oil companies. Such as HSBC had to ask existing borrowers to refinance. Many small shareholders went yo local banks instead.
18/06/2019 12:07 PM
Jonathan Keung China trade war with U.S. is hurting economic growth. plantations hard hit by the slow down. come September inventories will hit 3.5 million tonnes. going to be tough year for pure upstream players
20/06/2019 8:54 AM
Kensington Its 4th quarter result is just horrendous, aggravated by among others poor palm oil and palm kernel prices. A reduced final dividend of 6 sen is proposed by Co.
26/06/2019 7:27 PM
yfchong Si liao
26/06/2019 9:35 PM
cefiro22 https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/united-malaccas-earnings-likely...

No future? ...so, sell to Prosper Palm Oil Mill S/B while the going is good.
https://klse.i3investor.com/servlets/stk/annchsh/2593.jsp
28/06/2019 10:56 AM
28/06/2019 10:58 AM
Plantermen Numbers not looking good. Qtr to Qtr deteriorating.
26/07/2019 3:50 PM
Jonathan Keung mundane AGM
27/08/2019 9:41 AM
Diamond7 Good results! Hooray!
25/09/2019 9:04 PM
Plantermen Book their profit on their 4 estates sale. Once off gain. Operating losses for 6 consecutive qtr ( IF NOT the estates disposal} half of the peninsular land sold. Not a good indicator { stripped of their land disposal gain)
02/10/2019 10:37 AM
cefiro22 Why Prosper Palm Oil Mill S/B keeps buying,.. now has accumulated over 22,000,000 shares>
http://www.bursamalaysia.com/market/listed-companies/company-announcements/6304857

In Year Ended Jun 2018 they held 10.000,000, being 4th largest...Topmost = Great Eastern with
28,105,701.
08/10/2019 9:39 PM
danielleesing Benjamin, who is the chief executive officer of United Malacca Bhd, said his company had already banned paraquat in all its plantations sprawling 108,000ha in Melaka and Indonesia.
19/11/2019 4:34 PM
Plantermen Sulaiwesi venture planting cocoa, coconut, sevia, coffee requires very long gestatation period. Land usage allows only cash crop not oil palm planting
20/11/2019 9:33 AM
Fabien "The Efficient Capital Allocater" excluding the one off gain, still operating losses
18/12/2019 9:52 PM
LouiseS UNITED MALACCA's earning performance has been overall unstable in last five years, whereby its earning per share overall fluctuated from -18.6 sen to 40.4 sen. In particular, in the current financial year, the group is hit by a -18.6 sen per share losses, due to low crude palm oil prices and new adoption of the Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards.

https://louisesinvesting.blogspot.com/2019/12/comments-on-united-malacca-berhad-2593.html
20/12/2019 11:43 AM
Up_down Umcca used to be seen as an 'efficient' planter through taking advantage of aggressive accounting policy for plantation (non amortization of planting costs). The real face was revealed after compulsory adoption of new MFRS. Umcca is not an alone case. WTK and Jtiasa were adopting such aggressive accounting policy too.
21/12/2019 8:28 PM
Plantermen Labour & fertilisers cost make up the bulk of a Plantation estate expenses. If you look at their current accounts both fertilisers costs & operating expenses are higher than other plantations {tier one} companies { TSH, IJM plant,HSplant } dont compared with IOI or Up. Income from Indonesia is equally disappointing incurring losses for the past 4 years
23/12/2019 3:26 PM
Up_down Depreciation of Property, Plant & Equipment shows RM 54.5 million for FY 30Apr19 whereas amount restated to 56.4 million for FY 30Apr18 for comparison purposes. If you read the AR 2018, the amount was , in fact, RM 28 million which was before adopting new MFRS. The additional charged of RM 28 million for depreciation of planting costs in complying new MFRS.
24/12/2019 3:59 PM
Up_down TSH used to adopted an aggressive policy of non depreciating planting costs too but INNO adopted deprecated planting costs policy even though under the control of TSH management.
24/12/2019 4:12 PM
LouiseS Based on comparison of 44 plantation counters listed in Bursa Malaysia, UNITED MALACCA is shown to be one of the TOP 8 plantation counters worthy to pay attention to and potentially invest in. UNITED MALACCA stands out in performance indicators such as having mostly steady earning per share (~ 10 sen per share and above), high market capitalization (RM 1,108 million) and relatively low P/E ratio of ~17.

https://louisesinvesting.blogspot.com/2020/01/comparison-of-major-plantations.html
21/01/2020 11:53 AM
Plantermen Sold off their peninsular estates to book a one off gain in their last financial year. Paying 2 sen interim dividend. Funds utilised for thier Sulaiwesi joint venture project planting sevia, coconut or rubber. Land usage is restricted for forest land
21/01/2020 8:06 PM
mf Post removed. Why?
23/06/2020 7:11 PM
EatCoconutCanWin Nah..this CB stock loss money but still ok. Is nothing to worry eh la. Red then green.
23/06/2020 10:44 PM
Plantermen Sold off securities held to cover the operating losses. Last year sold off their peninsular estates to cover bottom line. Worrying trend
24/06/2020 2:00 PM
kasim But now as lockdown policies restrict travel in many parts of the region, and the Malaysian government looks to cut back hiring of migrant workers, palm growers are left with little choice. The industry is also reaching out to drug rehabilitation centers for potential workers
09/09/2020 10:04 AM
Sami_Value something really went wrong, CPO rising but they are making peanuts
25/09/2020 7:10 PM
Plantermen Cpo prices spike up from last year $2,100 per tonne to a high of 3,000 per tonne { up 40 - 45 % } even laggards like FGV, RH, TSH recorded much higher profit at the back of higher & better sales {CPO & PK prices} except for this counter. In addition, no segmentation on their Indonesian sales pricing VS their Peninsular and Sabah operations
25/09/2020 10:05 PM
Jonathan Keung Sulawesi JV project put on hold due to environment issues. At this point unable to determine the time frame when the project can restart
29/09/2020 1:17 PM
Plantermen US ban on FGV exports bad for Malaysia export. Other producers will be impacted too
02/10/2020 2:58 PM
flyingtomoon2020 Post removed. Why?
08/11/2020 6:00 PM


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