GUAN CHONG BHD

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Last Price

2.51

Today's Change

-0.01 (0.40%)

Day's Change

2.42 - 2.54

Trading Volume

217,300

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Kei2

This is a company that did not benefit from the covid but have risk of getting taxed heavily.

2021-10-31 16:17

EVEBITDA

the tax is not at group level but at various subsidiary level. not sure how many of their subs make more than 100M

2021-11-06 18:00

Michael Kwok

Post removed.Why?

2021-12-08 22:13

wallstreetrookie

Buy the dip

2021-12-14 06:53

2Invest

Yup. Price is reasonable now. & for warrant lover can consider also. Now at 99 sen + convert to mother share 1.65. Cost at 2.64, which is 2 sen lower than today's mother share closing price.

2021-12-22 18:49

Nepo

Can buy or not?

2022-01-12 17:03

chengcheekaan

RE: Nepo

If you need to ask then better don't buy

2022-01-12 17:42

legend0105

Since Guan Chong is on the manufacturing (downstream) side, do you guys think the margins will be affected by rising cocoa input prices? Or do you think the cost can be easily pass down to the consumers?

2022-02-03 14:11

Nepo

can buy already

2022-02-09 13:46

vcinvestor

ok

2022-02-09 13:51

dlau8899

2.90

2022-02-14 08:52

dlau8899

Recovery stock

2022-02-14 08:52

CK

climbing up slowly.....

2022-02-16 17:08

Jimstock

check it out the Q4 2021 cocoa grinding volume. i think is record breaking in volume.

2022-02-16 21:40

Jimstock

if average selling price rebound, sould see a good QR

2022-02-16 21:41

Derrick Gan

GCB Technical Anlysis show move uptrend to RM 3.00 to RM 3.10 , chart pattern almost the same like Mar'21. Let see whether same history happen again.

2022-02-17 09:42

Jimstock

will this QR able to sustain and up trending share price?

2022-02-21 21:25

dlau8899

Good quarter result. 3.10

2022-02-22 10:52

dlau8899

3.20

2022-02-22 11:10

JayC

what happen? good result but price coming down. haiz

2022-02-22 16:53

Jimstock

JayC.. need to see the margin improvement. but can see in collection mode. 1.62m at buy que during cling today. will cross and up above 3 soon

2022-02-28 20:04

Mark Goh

Want to compare this stock with its peers?

LVI: Food & Beverages Sector Price to EPS Peer Comparison (and economic moat)
https://klse.i3investor.com/web/blog/detail/VIE/2022-03-11-story-h1600...

2022-03-11 12:26

investortrader88

Got some tickets from my queue at RM2.50 .good luck guys

2022-03-17 17:50

Nepo

Yes, can buy already at RM 2.51
hurry, no much time left

2022-03-18 16:05

investortrader88

@Nepo.bro u still hold lctitan ?

2022-03-18 18:01

Nepo

investortrader88,
I already sold all Lct because oil price is too high. Lct prospect not good due to high raw materials price

2022-03-18 19:56

investortrader88

@Nepo.i also sold miy little holdings lct.we share the same thinking bro

2022-03-18 20:34

gemfinder

Quietly moving up

2 months ago

Fabien _the efficient capital allocator

The game changer comes when their processing facility at Ivory Coast commence operation in end 2Q or early 3Q. They would become more vertically integrated, able to drive better cost efficiencies and minimise supply chain risk as they able to source the beans from the origins and have better control of the supply chain. And via SCHOKINAG and establishment of subisi in UK, they would be able to supply directly to UK and Europe.

2 months ago

Fabien _the efficient capital allocator

Not forgetting, their annual bean griding capacity exceeding 300,000MT

2 months ago

Nepo

Wondering why this stock lost momentum=?

1 month ago

ZhuTouBuddy

With ivory coast, the profit margin should be higher, as they can save the freight cost. I'm still positive on the growth, let see how is the EPs for q3, hope that it is promising

1 month ago

Nepo

The Star
28 April 22

KUALA LUMPUR: Guan Chong Bhd (GCB) is cautiously optimistic with the company’s near-term prospects as beyond short-term shocks, the year 2022 has shown signs of being an international year of recovery, spurred by loosening pandemic restrictions and newly reopened borders.

Chairman Tan Ah Lai said the group faced another challenging year in financial year 2021 (FY2021) as the protracted COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical tensions contributed to global inflation and supply chain disruptions.

"We are operating within an undeniably turbulent macroeconomic environment where existing imbalances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been exacerbated by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, creating a knock-on effect on consumer demand, business confidence and the global supply chain.

"Despite the sluggish global economy and logistical challenges, customers’ demand for cocoa-derived ingredients remained strong in 2021, resulting in a good increase in our production capacity and turnover compared to 2020. However, due to the fall in cocoa butter prices, we have recorded lower profitability in 2021,” he said in the FY2021 annual report.

He shared that numerous major events have impacted the cocoa grinding industry since its inception in the 1980s, however, the company had surmounted its previous challenges to rise to the ranks of becoming a leading global cocoa grinder.

Moving forward, Tan said that with chocolate consumption already on an upward trend, the resumption of global travel is likely to drive increased chocolate consumption.

To seize the opportunity of the economic recovery, the group had strengthened its position as a prominent global player in the cocoa supply chain, which saw many of its ongoing initiatives now reaching fruition.

Among them, he said the group’s Ivory Coast phase one factory is approaching completion while the planned construction of a new chocolate producing facility in the United Kingdom is set to conclude in FY2022, and GCB had also successfully enhanced the profitability, operational efficiency and improved utilisation of capacity for its German subsidiary SCHOKINAG.

"Our recent expansion into Europe, known for its high levels of chocolate consumption has placed us in a prime position to capitalise on the strong demand. At the same time, the commencement of cocoa grinding operations at our facility in Ivory Coast will also see us begin to reap the fruits of our ‘close to source’ and ‘close to market’ expansion policies.

"Our newfound ability to source cocoa beans directly will provide us with a shorter bean-to-ingredient cycle compared to our other facilities, mitigate future supply chain risks, and provide us greater control over our production and logistic operations,” he said.

To boost efforts in widening our European footprint, he said the group planned to allocate RM50 million in capital expenditure to upgrade SCHOKINAG’s existing chocolate production lines and set up additional machineries to increase production capacity at the SCHOKINAG plant during 2022.

"With these expansion plans coinciding fortuitously with the expected uptick in global economic growth during FY2022, we remained optimistic in significantly furthering the GCB brand as a key multinational player in the global cocoa and chocolate supply chain in the coming year,” he noted.

Tan said the group's past progressive expansion had now put GCB as the world’s fourth-largest cocoa grinding company, with a total of 277,000 tonnes in annual bean grinding capacity which provides them with both the scale to mitigate against any supply-side shocks and the financial clout to overcome any dips in global demand.

On Europe as a hub for growth in the mid-to-long term, he said the group will continue to expand its presence in Germany and the United Kingdom, while constantly monitoring its investment to adapt to the market trends.

He said that with the planned RM50 million to be invested in upgrading SCHOKINAG’s existing chocolate production lines, its annual industrial chocolate production capacity will increase by 10,000 tonnes.

"Our global expansion strategy, which was planned in the years prior to the pandemic and is coming to fruition, set the stage for a resurgent performance as the world enters the ‘new normal’, securing our place as a key multinational player in the global chocolate supply chain.

"These expansion plans are targeted to be completed by the end of 2022, with the benefits expected to be realised from 2023,” he added. - Bernama

1 month ago

investortrader88

I have some tickets at RM2.50.will continue to hold.good luck guys

1 month ago

Nepo

B1. Review of performance
The Group’s revenue of RM990.5 million for the current quarter ended 31 March 2022 is higher than the revenue
in the previous corresponding quarter ended 31 March 2021 of RM960.1 million. The increase of 3.17% in
turnover is mainly due to increase in selling price and volume of cocoa solids.
B2. Comment on material change in profit before tax
The Group made a profit before tax for the quarter 31 March 2022 of RM64.6 million as compared with the profit
before tax of RM40.9 million in the preceding year corresponding quarter ended 31 March 2021. This is mainly
due to improved margin, and also contributed by lower production cost achieved through higher production volume
during current quarter ended 31 March 2022.
B3. Commentary of prospects
With international borders reopened for travel and the pandemic behind us, we expect the demand for cocoa
ingredients to grow in tandem with the improved chocolate consumption in developed markets of US and Europe.
However, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict is disrupting the supply of oil and natural gas into Europe, resulting
in high energy cost in Europe and worldwide. On top of this, recent inflationary pressures and interest rate spikes
may also create uncertainty to the economy and affect our business performance.
The container shortage issue has slightly eased off in the second quarter this year as we see reduction in freight
cost lately. This will improve our products’ competitiveness and reduce the impact to our business in the near
future.
We are confident in our long term prospects. The Group will continue to place strong focus on exploring new
markets, especially in the European region for its wide range of cocoa ingredients as well as industrial chocolate,
and optimizing production according to the market conditions.

1 month ago

Nepo

Can buy already at RM 2.45
Good luck

1 month ago

brian3381

very undervalued!!!!

4 weeks ago

brian3381

should trade above rm3!!!!

4 weeks ago

NoobRookie

Come on GCB!! Break the resistance!!

4 weeks ago

Nepo

I topped up some today.
Is there anyone also bought in ?

4 weeks ago

brian3381

Just hold on saje. Wil go up after consolidation

4 weeks ago

goody99

I did some research during the weekend. Looks like they will get the benefit of their expansion starting next year. Possible its share price will move now. Good luck!

3 weeks ago

NoobRookie

any news?

3 weeks ago

goody99

I am able to read the 2 analyst reports below, the annual report and also the latest QR report.

Here is the summary:
We remain optimistic on Guan Chong’s medium-to-longer term outlook with its future growth underpinned by:
i) EBITDA yield improvement as freight rates gradually ease;
ii) recovery in cocoa butter ASP to be bolstered by demand revival for upmarket chocolates; and
iii) overseas expansion plan.

Guan Chong - Solid Margin Recovery Amid Growing Demand
https://klse.i3investor.com/web/blog/detail/rhbinvest/2022-05-31-story...

Guan Chong - An affordable luxury
https://klse.i3investor.com/web/blog/detail/AmInvestResearch/2022-05-3...

3 weeks ago

Nepo

Buy in NOW @ 2.58
The last chance you can buy the ticket before the ship depart.

Hurry not much time left..

3 weeks ago

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