Stock With Momentum: Malaysian Bulk Carriers

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on January 16, 2019.
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Malaysian Bulk Carriers Bhd (-ve)

TRADING of shares in Malaysian Bulk Carriers Bhd (Maybulk) (fundamental: 0.2/3, valuation: 0.3/3), which triggered our proprietary momentum algorithm yesterday for the first time this year, closed up 2.5 sen or 4.0% at 65 sen, with a market capitalisation of RM650.00 million.

A total of 3.71 million shares were done, versus its 200-day average trading volume of 49,4079 shares.

The company owns and operates a fleet of vessels which includes dry bulk carriers and product tankers.

Maybulk reported a net profit of RM23.02 million in its third quarter ended Sept 30, 2018 — its first quarterly profit in four years — versus a net loss of RM17.82 million last year.

Maybulk attributed the improved quarter to a positive net change in onerous contracts provision of RM23.74 million, despite an 11% fall in revenue to RM58.18 million from RM65.41 million in the year-ago quarter.