revenue dropped sharply due to weakening cpo prices. unless the company expands its planted hectarage, i do not see great value in this company. or perhaps certain group might be interested in taking it private or buy the huntsman family out. anything short of these, rview will be dull and mundane.
Completely agree. They need to go back to expansion mode and diversify into other commodity or into processing. In the medium term, their trees are reaching end-of life and would soon need to be replanted. This will cause a drop in revenue until the new tree matures, the dividend yields during this time will also be effected.
i concur with the views given by cariyoyo and balvin71. most top 30 shareholders of rview are old folks who might have been holding the shares for 30 to 40 years. they are not interested to sell but to pass on to their children and grandchildre. these old folks are expecting dividends every july and january for their beer monies. the price will drop if rview could not sustain the 20% dividend payout. rview is a small outfit and they should find ways to expand its planted areas. but again, i doubt they have a visionary management.
The company has ceased giving out dividends for the last two quarters. The reason given to shareholders was that they need to conserve the cash for future expansions or when opportunity comes along the way. Riverview has purchased the balance shares owned by a Bumiputera partner in Narborough. They could not pay dividend as a result. However, they should have offered the Bumiputera partner part Riverview shares and cash or completely with Riverview shares. Maybe the Bumi partner turned down both offers and prefer cash. My question is how can the shareholders benefit from Narb when they do not get any dividend from the increased profit?
Guess this is not the counter to be in as dividends will dwindle going forward.
Chrisk, Riverview is held by the Huntsman family. After the death of Williams Huntsman, the family (inclusive of extended families) brought in a new regime headed by Oliver Huntsman. The new regime was inspired by the new chairman, an ex-planter, who came up with expansion ideas, so on and so forth. However, after 5 years into it, I noticed nothing has taken place vis-à-vis the old regime. Unless one has no other counter to invest, they can look at Riverview.
RIVERVIEW's main business segments include oil palm plantations and investment holdings.
Its earning performance has been overall unstable in last five years, whereby its earning per share overall fluctuated from 1.34 sen to 26.83sen. Dividend payout in the 2018 financial year totalled 6 sen per share, which corresponds to a dividend yield of 2.03%.
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