Malaysia's Star Publications and Berjaya Sports Toto
Berhad emerge as strong performers on earnings metrics
among 19 firms in the country's consumer discretionary sector,
data from Thomson Reuters StarMine shows.
The data includes firms tracked by at least three analysts.
The firms have Earnings Quality scores of 95 each, the
highest in the sector.
Star and Berjaya also have high SmartHoldings scores of 90
and 83 respectively.
Berjaya's free cashflow as a percentage of sales and forward
12 month P/E ratio beat the industry average by 5 percent and 6
Of the 18 analysts covering Berjaya Sports, 10 give it a
strong buy or buy, seven have a hold and one rates it a sell.
The stock is trading at 82 percent of its intrinsic value of
On the other hand, Star Publications' free cashflow as a
percentage of sales beats the industry average by 7.9 percent,
but its Forward 12-month P/E ratio lags the industry average by
Of the 11 analysts tracking the stock, two have a strong
buy, seven rate it a hold and two recommend a sell or strong
sell. The stock is currently trading at 69 percent of its
intrinsic value of 4.62 ringgit.
Berjaya Sports is up 1.66 percent and Star Publications is
down just under 1 percent over the past week, while the broader
index is largely unchanged for the same period, as of
At the other end of the spectrum, MBM Resources
lags the sector on earnings quality with a score of 6.
A high score on StarMine's Earnings Quality model signals
strong earnings sustainability over the next 12 months based on
the company's past operating performance.
StarMine's SmartHoldings model is a global stock selection
model that ranks stocks based on expected future increase or
decrease in institutional ownership.
(Reporting By Reshma Apte; Editing by Sunil Nair)