Stock With Momentum: MRCB

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This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on October 15, 2015.



PROPERTY and infrastructure developer MRCB (Fundamental: 1.3/3, Valuation: 2/3), which triggered our momentum alert for the first time, rose 3.4% to close at RM1.21 on Tuesday. 

Last Tuesday, MRCB completed the disposal of its 51% interest in Nu Sentral Sdn Bhd for RM119.8 million, as part of its plan to monetise its non-core assets and focus on the core businesses. 

Last month, the 50:50 joint venture between MRCB and George Kent was appointed as the project delivery partner for the RM9 billion LRT3 project. The project delivery partner stands to get 6% of the total contract value as management fees. 

For 1H2015, revenue grew 76.2% y-y to RM934.5 million while net profit expanded an outsized 128.3% to RM298 million. The increase was attributed to the completion of the Q Sentral development and the sale of Platinum Sentral, in addition to other on-going development projects including the Sentral Residences and 9 Seputeh.