Nature of business is FLBHD would buy raw material first, then manufacture and sell. The time delay in a rising market of timber price should give the company more profit, unless it does forward selling, i.e. secure order first only then order/make. I assume this is not the case, otherwise, it won't have so much inventory on hand.
Do not base your analysis on usa lumber price to determine msia tropical hard wood prices mah!.
When USA lumber price shoot up from USD 350 to USD 1500 within a few months....our tropical hardwood did not really follow this meteroic price up mah!.
Our tropical hardwood price only started to move up 30% from usd 420 to usd 550 only starting from march to june mah!
Usually out tropical hardwood trade at a premium about 10% more than USA lumber prices bcos of scarcity & hard wood strength mah!
Likewise Now within 3 mths USA lumber prices came back down from USD 1500 to USD 500...our tropical wood still holding on very well at USD 550.
If u Look at the past 5 years chart USA lumber most of the time trade at USD 300 to 550, in fact USA number at 500 is considered good price which are healthy profit for their own timber industry mah!
Coming back to msia...our hardwood lumber was hovering at USD 350 to 500 most of the time for the past 5 years only recently we get usd 550 to 600, thus the current tropical timber price for tropical hard wood at USD 550 is sustainable & will give reasonable good profit for msia timber company mah!
Just forget about USD 1,500 lumber price lah, in msia the tropical timber never enjoyed this kind of prices mah!
We should be happy that our tropical hard wood timber had appreciated 30% for the past 3 mths loh!
Prospects for the remaining period of current financial year: The increasing the market price of wood procucts since the end of last year helped the Group in returning to profitibility.As of the date of report,the average price of the pending sales orders of the Group is still very high.In additions,weakening of Ringgit Malaysia due to worsening COVID-19 situation and also political instability in Malaysia had indirectly benifited the Group as most our sales are denominated in US dollar.Barring unforeseen circumstances,the Board of Directors remains confident that the Group will be profitable in the remaining period of current financial year
FLB next 3years ' jia yee chee' liao. FLB will ride on America Trilliion dollars infrastructure project. With low share base, good profit coming, bonus and good dividend will follow. FLB will fly to the next year onward. It coming.
2Q profits was very good. Anybody have an idea on what 3Q profits would be ? Longer periods of lockdown during the 3Q.. But with such a strong balance sheet, i feel it should do well at least over the mid/long term.. Just my views..
We manage to record a profit during the quarter when we are hit with a cluster of Covid-19 outbreak and the area where our factory located was placed under the EMCO which affect our business and production for slightly more than a month.
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