Petronas Chemicals

Japan Earthquake & the Impact to Malaysian Stock Market

Japan hits by worst earthquake in over 100 years. The cost of reconstruction is estimated at USD161bn. The impact on Malaysia is generally limited given that Japan’s major ports and industrial areas have been spared. However, there would still be winners and losers among some sectors. For now, OSK maintain Buy into Weakness call on the Malaysian market with year-end target for KLCI of 1680 pts remain intact.

The Winners

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Stock Picks – Oil & Gas Sector – January 2011


The share prices of O&G stocks are undergoing a re-rating, largely fuelled by positive market sentiment and strong news flow. Going forward, partnerships or actual contract awards will be the main ‘push’ factor for further share price upside and the lucky companies will continue to outperform those which lack news flow. Average sector PER valuation is raised from 13.2x to 16.6x. Maintain Overweight on the sector, with top picks being Kencana Petroleum, Alam Maritim, Petra Perdana and Petra Energy.

Below are target price for selected companies in Oil & Gas Sector.

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Performance of 2010 Initial Public Offering (IPO)

In 2010, there is 29 new Initial Public Offering (IPO) compare to 14 in 2009. Out of 29 listings, 23 companies were listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia, while the rest were on the ACE Market.

How do they performed?

Based on data compiled from Bursa Malaysia, 17 out of 29 stocks closed higher than their offer price on the listing date. However, on 30th December 2010, the last trading day, only 12 closed higher than offer price. Seem like IPO stocks performance in 2010 is not very encouraging.

In January 2011, 3 more IPOs will be listed in Bursa Malaysia. They are K. Seng Seng Corporation, Benalec Holdings and Tambun Indah Land. With 2010 IPO performance data, are you going to subscribe to 2011 IPO?

The table below are the summary of 2010 IPO performance.

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Target Prices for Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG)


Investors and analysts were generally bullish on Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd’s (PCG) listing on Bursa Malaysia tomorrow, saying Southeast Asia’s largest initial public offering (IPO) to date will hold its ground although tension in the Korean peninsula continues to threaten sentiment.

Apart from the chemical company’s strong financial fundamentals, analysts say it enjoys strong leverage from its parent company, the national oil corporation, Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas).

Investment houses giving early target or fair prices for PCG. Most of them generally targeted  higher than IPO subscription prices. For comparison the IPO price is RM5.04 for individual and RM5.20 for institutional investors

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Petronas Chemical Group (PCG) IPO Oversubscribed by 21 Times


Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG) has received orders for about 21 times the shares available in its RM12.8 billion initial public offering (IPO) for institutional offering. The retail offering of 293 million shares was oversubscribed by 2.5 times.

Shares were priced at RM5.20 each for institutions while individual investors get 3 percent discount at RM5.05. Demand for the shares exceededing the supply, with the institutional offering attracting orders for about RM92.6 billion worth of shares. The IPO values Petronas Chemicals at RM38.8 billion, or 16.3 times profit, a 38 percent premium to the industry median.

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