Yes, the younger boss is definitely kind enough to reward shareholders for their loyalty when the results are good. It should be able to pay even more if it monetizes its other businesses (other than auto, plantation, hotels etc) and make its vast land bank and healthcare segment sweat harder..
ORIENT is by far one of the most UNDERVALUED stocks in Bursa. It has about RM5.50 in NET CASH per share as of the lastest QR and its NTA per share should be pushing RM12 per share within the current financial year (as it does not have much intangibles). Yet its share price is only at around RM6.90 now!!! Its EPS should also be close to RM1 per share this financial year!!! Apa lagi Mau??!! ;)
"Conglomerate Oriental Holdings Bhd (OHB) will be investing RM150 million to build a new hospital, called the Oriental Medical Segamat, in Johor. Oriental Medical Segamat managing director Dr Tan Hui Ling said the construction of the hospital, on a newly purchased 2.36-hectare piece of land, is OHB's second hospital after Oriental Melaka Straits Medical Centre (OMSMC) in Klebang, Melaka. Tan, who is also the MD of OMSMC, said the new hospital is part of OHB’s expansionary plans in the north Johor region."
Dumped some Orient in batches (highest @ 6.72) after securing the latest dividend, with the capital FREED to go elsewhere looking for more undervalued higher beta stocks. Also because the eventual result of the RPT on the co. going fwd is highly uncertain, with cash per shr down to below $4.
Possible to have dividend like FY21, as cash is still plenty after RPT exercise. if this RPT goes through. Earnings and ROE will improves and will generate further positive cash flow. Who cares whether 1.2B is fair transaction or not since this stock has been fairly undervalued quite a bit since N years.
But the downside of this RPT is with the one-off huge cash generated by Loh family, they could easily take over OHB privately, in the open market.
Oriental's dividend has never exceeded its operating cash flow if I were not wrong. So, if there's a lower dividend, that must mean only one thing, Oriental is not generating as much operating cash flow...
yes, indeed. Think Oriental can easily afford to pay 0.60 - 0.80 dividend per year without much effort. Question is if the board is willing. The first Covid year saw a dividend cut that doesn't make sense given its cash in hand, but what can we as small shareholders do?
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