Leon Fuat Berhad Posts 35.8% Increase in Q2 Revenue to RM250.93 Million

Leon Fuat Berhad, a manufacturer and trader of steel products specialising in rolled long and flat steel, today reported a 35.8% increase in revenue to RM250.93 million for the second quarter ended 30 June 2022 (Q2FY2022) compared with RM184.78 million recorded in the corresponding quarter of the preceding financial year (Q2FY2021).
The Group recorded profit before tax (PBT) of RM18.04 million for Q2FY2022, a 57.6% decrease from RM42.57 million registered in Q2FY2021 while recording profit after tax (PAT) of RM14.02 million, which is a 56.3% decrease from RM32.12 million reported in the corresponding quarter of the preceding financial year.

For the quarter under review, the trading segment contributed 38.4% to revenue while the processing segment contributed 61.5%.

For the six months ended 30 June 2022 (1H 2022), Leon Fuat registered a 32.2% increase in revenue to RM523.95 million compared with RM396.26 million recorded in the six months ended 30 June 2021 (1H 2021). For the period under review, the Company reported PBT of RM49.85 million, a 41.4% decrease from RM85.10 million recorded in 1H 2021 while for 1H 2022, PAT decreased 44.4% to RM37.91 million compared with RM68.23 million recorded in 1H 2021.

Calvin Ooi Shang How, Executive Director of Leon Fuat said, “We saw higher overall revenue on the increased contributions from the trading and processing of steel products, but a combination of lower overall gross profit margin and inventories written down of RM13.88 million in the current quarter as certain inventories were measured at its estimated net realisable value weighed on PBT.”

“The outlook for the global economy remains volatile on a combination of China’s slowdown, the Russia-Ukraine war and tighter monetary policy in response to inflation. While the domestic economy has so far weathered the challenges on a combination of resilient exports and private consumption, uncertainties remain because of the potential risks from supply-chain disruptions and rising commodity prices leading to inflationary pressure.”

“We are more neutral as to the prospects for the remaining quarters of the year given these challenges especially with the softening of steel prices and the weaker ringgit. We have increased monitoring of steel prices and related currencies and continue to take proactive measures including negotiating forward contracts, where necessary, as well as prudent inventory management, to reduce any negative impact which may arise. The Group will strive to keep operating costs at manageable levels while enhancing operating capabilities and efficiencies to meet customer requirements and to ensure timely satisfaction of customer orders.”

Leon Fuat Berhad: [BURSA: LEFU] , https://www.leonfuat.com.my/






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Seng Fong Holdings Berhad Debuts on Main Market of Bursa Malaysia

Seng Fong Holdings Berhad, a rubber processor producing and trading Standard Malaysia Rubber and premium grade block rubber, made a successful debut on the Main Market of Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad, opening at RM0.75 per share with an opening volume of 10.8 million shares, which is the same as the initial public offering (IPO) price of RM0.75 sen per share.
Seng Fong’s market capitalisation at listing is RM389.22 million, and the Company was listed under the stock name, SENFONG and stock code, 5308.

The Chairman of Seng Fong, Mr. Ng Ah Bah @ Kok Yee, thanked the Securities Commission Malaysia, Bursa Securities, Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad (HLIB) and other professionals involved in the IPO, and highlighted that the listing provides the Company the opportunity to realise its immediate objectives as well as investing in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives.

“Going forward, we will be well-positioned to capture opportunities arising from the increasing demand from our existing customers as well as from new customers as we ramp up production through the hiring of more people for a second shift and implementing ESG initiatives to make our business more sustainable.”

“Building a sustainable business also requires the support of our shareholders. Thus, we intend to distribute at least 50% of our annual net profit as dividend to shareholders, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and shareholders.”

Block rubber is driven by the automotive industry with approximately 70% of global natural rubber being used for tyre manufacturing. Going forward, the world vehicle sector is anticipated to grow at a 5-year (2021 to 2025) CAGR of 7.03% to 105.0 million units.

Seng Fong is raising RM68.1 million from the IPO. From the proceeds, RM19.7 million has been allocated for working capital requirements including purchase of raw materials and the hiring of additional workers; RM37.9 million for the repayment of bank borrowings that include the partial funding for the solar system units, RM6.3 million to fund the installation of the biomass system units and RM4.2 million for listing expenses.

The installation of the solar system is estimated to achieve cost-savings of approximately RM2.6 million per annum from electricity costs and a further RM3.5 million per annum from diesel costs through the installation of the biomass system.

For the financial year ended 30 June 2021, the Company’s export market share of block rubber stood at 11.8% based on its export output of 121,404 metric tonnes (“MTS”) against the country’s total export volume for block rubber of 1.03 million MTS in 2021. Seng Fong’s revenue is almost entirely derived from exports, with the primary markets being China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.

The block rubber produced by Seng Fong are sold directly to end-user customers, majority are tyre manufacturers, and are also sold to international rubber traders. Block rubbers which are sourced from international rubber traders and/or natural rubber processors, for trading purposes, are sold to tyre manufacturers.

HLIB is the Principal Adviser, Underwriter and Placement Agent for the IPO.

Seng Fong Holdings Bhd: http://sengfongholdings.com/

Pictured (from left):
– Mr. Phang Siew Loong, Head of Equity Markets, Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad
– Mr. Shim Choon Lim, Co-head of Corporate Finance, Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad
– Ms. Lim See Tow, Independent Non-Executive Director, Seng Fong Holdings Berhad
– Mr. Jimmy Er Tzer Nam, Non-Independent Executive Director
– Mr. E Tak Bin, Non-Independent Executive Director, Seng Fong Holdings Berhad
– GONG –
– Mr. Er Hock Lai, Managing Director, Seng Fong Holdings Berhad
– Mr. Ng Ah Bah @ Kok Yee, Independent Non-Executive Chairman, Seng Fong Holdings Berhad
– Ms. Lee Jim Leng, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Director, Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad
– Ms. Lim May Wan, Independent Non-Executive Director, Seng Fong Holdings Berhad
– Mr. Chong Yeaw Kiong, Independent Non-Executive Director, Seng Fong Holdings Berhad
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Seng Fong Holdings Berhad Launches Prospectus for Main Market IPO

Seng Fong Holdings Berhad, a rubber processor producing and trading Standard Malaysia Rubber and premium grade block rubber. Block rubbers produced are sold directly to end-user customers and international rubber traders, majority of which are tyre manufacturers. Seng Fong is enroute to a listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and is pleased to announce the launch of the Company’s prospectus for the initial public offering (IPO).
Seng Fong’s IPO involves the issuance of 160.87 million ordinary shares or 31.0% of the Company’s enlarged number of issued shares comprising a public issue of 90.81 million shares and an offer for sale of 70.06 million shares. The issued shares will be made available for application in the following manner:

Retail offering of 42.20 million shares representing 8.1% of enlarged number of issued shares will be made available in the following manner:

– 25.95 million shares representing 5.0% of enlarged number of issued shares will be made available for application by the Malaysian public (via balloting), of which 50% will be set aside for bumiputera investors including individuals, companies, societies, co-operatives and institutions
– 16.25 million shares representing 3.1% of enlarged number of issued shares reserved for application by eligible persons

Institutional offering of 118.67 million shares representing 22.9% of enlarged number of issued shares will be made available in the following manner:

– 64.87 million shares by way of private placement to bumiputera investors approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
– 53.80 million shares by way of private placement to other institutional and selected investors

Managing Director of Seng Fong, Mr. Er Hock Lai said, “Our immediate objectives from the listing are to optimise production by increasing our total annual capacity through the hiring of additional workers for a second working shift and implementing the ESG initiatives to make our business to be more sustainable.

“We intend to use part of the proceeds raised the IPO to fund our working capital requirements to expand annual production capacity to 166,000 metric tonnes by 2023 from the current capacity of 142,000 metric tonnes. To further our ESG initiatives, we are also using proceeds raised from the IPO to repay bank borrowings that we have used to install two solar systems that will help reduce overall electricity expenses.”

“We are also allocating proceeds raised from the IPO for the installation of two biomass system using wood chips and replacing diesel to reduce overall fuel costs for our factories. We estimate that the use of the solar systems will result in savings of RM2.6 million while the biomass system will help us save RM3.5 million. On top of the cost saving, the use of renewable energy to reduce electricity and fuel consumption is in line with our emphasis on having sustainable business operations and the need to conserve the environment.”

“Building on our solid fundamentals and business reputation, we intend to recommend at least 50% of our annual net profit as dividend to shareholders subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and shareholders.”

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of HLIB, Ms. Lee Jim Leng said, “Today marks a milestone for Seng Fong Holdings as the company embarks on a new chapter from a journey that began in 1986 when Mr. Er Hock Lai and his brothers founded the business to process rubber for the domestic market.

We believe that Seng Fong Holdings will be able to leverage on this IPO to attain their immediate objectives while enhancing its presence in the international market for rubber processing.”

Almost all of Seng Fong’s revenue is derived from sales to international customers for FYE2019 to FYE2021. For the nine months ended 31 March 2022, Seng Fong posted RM662.43 million of revenue with gross profit of RM61.74 million and profit after tax of RM31.32 million.

Seng Fong Holdings Bhd: http://sengfongholdings.com/






Topic: IPO

CNERGENZ Berhad Posts RM36.9 Million in Revenue for 1Q FY2022

CNERGENZ Berhad (CNERGENZ), an established electronics manufacturing solutions provider based in Penang, has announced its financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2022 (1QFY2022) today. The Company registered revenue of RM36.9 million for the 1QFY2022, primarily contributed from the sales of standalone surface mount technology (SMT) machines and equipment constituting 60.9% of its total revenue. In addition, sales generated from the provision of integrated solutions segment contributed 31.2% to the total revenue.

Chief Executive Officer of CNERGENZ, Mr. Lye Yhin Choy

Further, the Company recorded profit before tax (PBT) of RM4.87 million and achieved net profit (PAT) of RM3.64 million for the period. After excluding one-off expenses relating to the initial public offering amounting to RM0.16 million incurred during the period, the Company’s PBT and PAT stood at RM5.03 million and RM3.80 million, respectively.

Chief Executive Officer of CNERGENZ, Mr. Lye Yhin Choy said, “Manufacturing activities remained robust in 1QFY2022 leading to the continued demand for our integrated solutions in the electronics and semiconductor (E&S) industries. We have also seen a rise in demand for smart factory solutions as customers look to automation to solve manpower woes.”

“We will continue with our plans that we have shared in the run-up to our listing, including the expansion of our facility to enable us to scale up our operations, as well as strengthening our R&D activities to develop new and innovative integrated systems and solutions to the market. To-date, we have secured purchase orders totalling RM82.48 million, which we expect to fulfil by the end of 2022.”

CNERGENZ Bhd: https://cnergenz.com
CNERGENZ Bhd: [BURSA: CNERGENZ]






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Seng Fong Holdings Berhad Signs Underwriting Agreement with Hong Leong Investment Bank

Seng Fong Holdings Berhad, a rubber processor producing and trading Standard Malaysia Rubber (SMR) and premium grade block rubber, is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an underwriting agreement with Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad (HLIB) for its upcoming initial public offering (IPO) on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of HLIB, Ms. Lee Jim Leng; and Managing Director of Seng Fong, Mr. Er Hock Lai [L-R]

According to Seng Fong’s draft prospectus posted on the Securities Commission Malaysia website, the listing exercise involves the IPO of up to 160.87 million ordinary shares or up to 31.0% of the Company’s enlarged number of issued shares comprising a public issue of 90.81 million shares and an offer for sale of up to 70.06 million shares.

Under the agreement, HLIB will underwrite 42.20 million IPO shares made available for application under the retail offering. HLIB is also the Placement Agent for 118.68 million IPO shares allocated to bumiputera investors approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) as well as other institutional and selected investors.

Managing Director of Seng Fong, Mr. Er Hock Lai said, “We look forward to working with HLIB on our IPO, which we see as crucial for our future growth as the funds raised through the listing exercise will be used for expansion plans. Our plans include the installation of two solar system units to generate electricity in line with the Company’s ESG initiatives to reduce carbon footprint and have more sustainable business operations which will result in savings of approximately RM2.6 million per annum to our Group’s cost of sales.”

“We will also be installing a biomass system to reduce diesel consumption used to generate fuel for our dryer system. This initiative will also help achieve savings of RM3.5 million per year and further our ESG initiatives by making the business more sustainable over the longer term. In addition, we are also planning to increase the total annual capacity of our factories to approximately 166,000 MTS by year 2023 from current total capacity of 142,000 MTS.”

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of HLIB, Ms. Lee Jim Leng said, “We are pleased to have played a key role in assisting Seng Fong in this IPO exercise. The Company has a solid reputation and a history dating back to 1986. Rubber is a key material in many industries and in particular, the automobile industry where there is steady demand”.

“We have no doubt that Seng Fong will continue to excel and to build upon the foundations set down almost four decades ago. The listing is an effective platform for the Company to move into the next stage of growth”.

Almost all of Seng Fong’s revenue is derived from sales to international customers for FYE2019 to FYE2021.

Seng Fong Holdings Bhd: http://sengfongholdings.com/






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