Sorry, 1.5 sen dividend; even when times are not so great for their timber business. Risk reward ratio looks pretty good going forward. Always looked at WTK as smaller cousin brother of JTiasa, both being Miri based and in similar business. Now waiting for WTK price to catch up a bit with JTiasa.
Broke below the $1 in 2017 & since then has never even gone back decisively above the 2009 lows. Many big holders gave up already, incl MD of Eupe who once held over 8 mil shrs. While waiting for the mkt to turn into a weighing machine once again, I keep collecting cash from the WTK trea$$$ury to offset all the trading commissions.
Same strategy as Oriental, in which I held my first shares bought even longer...since 2013! In paper losses since the day I bought but after averaging down assiduously, now the mkt is weighing Orient more fairly & I reap my reward while collecting satisfying cash from their kitty =)
Plantation segment from <1m per qtr in '14 to 2.7m per qtr in '15 to 48m in the latest qtr. Soon the CPO profits will swamp over & more than compensate for losses in timber segment which has shrunk 75% since before corona due to co. scaling down because of greed of Sarawak govt imposing huge increases on levies. Sale for limited time only. Plus co. benefits from US$ strengthening agst RM.
@dompeilee....Patience is a virtue. I hold a portfolio of palm oil plantation related stocks including WTK and JTiasa but will not knock slow moving WTK. Every dog will have its day and similarly with currently not in favor WTK. It just needs a catalyst to perform in this market.
I totally agree....have been holding my latest repurchases of WTK since mid-2016 & averaging down every year when it came close to ex-dividend date. Oriental made me wait even longer(since late 2013) BUT the DELICIOUSNESS when my holdings turn from long paper losses into paper gains!
U need to understand....we already had move ahead since the covid run in 2020 loh!
Now u need to be little bit more defensive & plantations with CPO price up and huge cheap landbank to manage inflation plus a good hedge against RM depreciation are good bets to manage this risk & capitalise on opportunities loh!
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stockraider: Inflation is good for banking whereas recession is not loh!
So if u invest in banking when recession strike....be prepare for about 2 years share price consolidation mah!
Yup. You are right. In recession, all sectors affected and their share price as well. If you intend to invest for long haul, it is also the time to buy into some good companies. Normally, equity market will move ahead first when economy starts recovering.
If timber segment continues to shrink, plantation profit should overtake timber losses as soon as the upcoming qtr report, with the CPO spike being encapsulated in 1Q. If disappointing, hold for another year lor...already held my shares for 6 years, what's one more year?lol
Already earned over $1000 in dividends since trading in & out of WTK from 2012-2016 & re-purchasing my SOLD ALL in Jan '16(got out very close to the $1.55 high) shrs in mid-'16 & increasing my stake exponentially from '17 till now.
While other small cap palm oil plantation counters are giving back some price gains today, laggard WTK remains resilient. A really good sign of better things to come soon! From now till end May , accumulate further on weakness during poor sentiment days.
At long last WTK shows some promise; moving back above 50 sen today after director Wong Chie Kie of Fortescue fame bought some 5 million shares in July and company recommences share buyback. Wong, resident in Australia, became a billionaire following his phenomenal investment in Fortescue Metals where the penny stock in 2003 now trades at A$19.
Still a good recovery play. Timber division losses are decreasing. Palm oil plantation is good. Manufacturing is holding up well. Purchase of new frozen foods business turned out to be a small windfall. Controlling shareholders show faith in company's prospects. Possibly family feud is resolved with Wong Kie Yik/Wong Chie Kie side prevailing since they purchased more shares in the market.
Good that WTK is deploying its cash to acquire more palm oil plantation but have reservations about it being a RPT. Generally don't trust RPTs as a matter of principle. Need to study IA report in detail when out as to which way to vote.
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