Hi Rannie, (Artical from www.nexttrade.blogspot.com)
Bonia (closed at RM2.06 yesterday) is now trading at a PE of 14 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPS of 15.3 sen). However, we must bear in mind that the last 4 quarters' earning has been negatively affected by the increased expenses in QE31/12/2012 for reasons as noted earlier. In addition, Bonia provided for impairment loss for its investment in associates and investment properties in QE30/6/2012 totaling RM5.4 million. If the impairment provision is excluded and if its sales from new outlets picked up, Bonia may record a full-year EPS of 20 sen; thus lowering its PE to 10-11 times.
Note: Affin had issued a positive report on this stock a few days ago (which was picked up by the Star). Affin valued the stock at RM2.36. The current rally could be driven by this report and there is limited upside to the stock.
Bonia tested its uptrend line (SS) support at RM1.70 in early May. It has tested its intermediate downtrend line (RR) at RM2.10 yesterday. Can it break above the downtrend line? If not, it may enter into a correction until investors can consider ist future outlook after studying its quarterly result for QE31/3/2013 which is expected to be out next week.
Based on positive technical outlook, Bonia is a stock worth close tracking. If the result for QE31/3/2013 shows a recovery in its bottom-line (which may justify Affin's positive report), the stock could be a good stock for medium-term investment.