Ornapaper Berhad - A great company controlled by a conservative and old management team or perhaps a few 'old' individuals.
Recently, many companies with Outstanding Shares approx 100mil and below has been bought up to the extend of limit up. Orna potentially could be the next target as it has been thinly traded for many months with only 75mil Outstanding Shares.
Orna is great company which was a potential takeover target by Oji Paper which is one of the largest paper products companies in the world. There were such rumours circulating around the investment community though corporate events of such may not be likely to happen especially in view of the current Covid situation.
On the other side of thinking, the management may try to take advantage of the current undervalued pricing by planning the next few steps ahead be it privatising or other corporate activites if not continuing the the hibernating.
The current price as of 30th July 2021 was RM1.44 and the closing prices for the past 1 month has been around RM1.4X plus minus.
It is definitely another frustrating/undervalued stock in Bursa, controlled by the family members (Sai's Family) with a conservative way of running a paper products business (compared to Muda Holdings's Lim Family, more aggressive management). If you not already know, Mr Sai Chin Hock, the Executive Director and major shareholder of Orna is also the owner of Julie's Biscuit - a great confectionery company based in Melaka.
The big question is why Orna still maintain the listing status when the purpose of listing is just to put your company in hibernation mode instead of fully utilising the benefits of being a listed company. Yes it is definitely useful to let people know that it is a listed company to gain respect (another session for discuss further, not relevant in today's session). To summarise, the management will not care much about the minority shareholders' opinion and investing in Orna is a game of patience to see who will last longer...