Today, we feature a note on Boon Koon Group Berhad in our FundTech Radar – 3rd July 2018. The company focuses on the following activities:- rebuilt/new commercial vehicles (core business) and bodyworks; rental and fleet management services; and property development activities. Its operations are all confined to Malaysia.
· It has been recording net losses since FY13, however, has successfully diversified its existing business into the property development business, which has contributed positively to the group in FY18.
· Net gearing ratio rose marginally to 0.13x as at 31 Mar 18 (vs. 0.1x in FY17).
· Datuk Seri Chiau’s (also the founder and deputy executive chairman of Chin Hin Group Bhd) equity interest in BKOON has now increased to a 28.6% direct stake — a step closer to the mandatory general offer (MGO) threshold.
· There is a turnaround plan for BKOON by diversifying into property development by partnering Aera Property, which has projects with a total gross development value (GDV) of about RM1bn in the pipeline.
Sideways consolidation with slightly upward trajectory.
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3rd Jul 2018
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