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Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad - Satisfactory 1Q24

Publish date: Thu, 23 May 2024, 11:29 AM


  • Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad’s (Kossan) 1Q24 core net profit amounted to RM30.3mn (vs. net loss of RM28.0 in 1Q23), accounting for 16.0% of our full-year forecast and 20.7% of consensus estimates. We consider this as within our expectations as we expect stronger results performance ahead.
  • The turnaround in 1Q24 is highly anticipated with a revenue growth of 14.4% mainly driven by the improvement in the glove division. In fact, Kossan has recorded its third quarterly profit since 3Q23, aided by its resilient TRP division and strong balance sheet.
  • The glove division PBT rose to RM26.6mn (vs. LBT of RM34.9mn in 1Q23) as revenue rose to RM379.6mn (+19.6% YoY). We attribute the solid performance to lower natural gas price and higher volumes sold.
  • Meanwhile, Kossan’s TRP division PBT rose 12.7% to RM8.9mn, despite lower revenue of 12.8% to RM48.9mn due to better products mix. As for the clean-room division, PBT improved to RM2.4mn as compared to RM1.6mn in 1Q23 (higher costs).
  • QoQ, 1Q24 PBT surged to RM41.0mn (vs. RM3.4mn in 4Q23) on the back of 12.9% growth in revenue. This increase was also supported by higher operating income and one-off impairment loss of plant and machinery amounting to RM35.4mn in 4Q23.


  • No change to our earnings estimates.


  • Moving into 2Q24, we expect the glove division earnings to improve further, driven by higher volumes. We believe that Kossan’s concerted effort enhance cost-efficiency would lead to sustained earnings recovery in FY24-25 despite prevailing operational challenges.


  • Reiterate Hold on the stock with a TP of RM2.65/share based on 1.7x CY25 P/B.

Source: TA Research - 23 May 2024

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