Media Prima at RM0.45 is too cheap to be ignored. Its latest quarterly results show that its operating cash flows before working capital changes and capex topped RM150 million for the first 9 months of 2021. With minimal capex going forward, its free cash flows may exceed RM170 million or 15 sen per share every year, adding to its nett cash position of RM263 million as of 30 Sept 2021.
By Dec 2022, Media at RM0.45 will be almost fully backed by nett cash of RM490 million with free cash flows of RM170 million every year. Real cash cow!!
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 23): Media Prima Bhd posted a 279% jump in net profit for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2021 (4QFY21) to RM28.94 million from RM7.63 million in the immediate preceding quarter on higher revenue and lower operating costs. The integrated media company returned to the black in FY21 on the back of its improved performance.
@Observatory, ya the dividend is unexpected. I thought Media still had a large amount of negative reserves and could not declare dividend, but I was wrong.
The latest quarterly result just blows off expectation. Net profit jumped up 2.8x from Sept qtr to RM29m. It could have been higher if not for an impairment item of RM18m.
Full year free cash flows amounted to RM138m or 12.5 sen per share. Capex is minima at RM8m excluding the one-off payment of RM118m to buy back its corporate office building in Bangsar.
If there is no restriction on dividend distribution due to negative reserves, then Media would be able to declare 100% of earnings as dividend or 5.0 sen per share or RM55m, leaving it with balance cash flows of RM75m p.a.adding to its already-strong nett cash balance of RM188m.
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