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Why steel stocks are good investment? Koon Yew Yin

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In the last few months, Mr Ooi Teck Bee has been writing about the rise of steel price and how it has been benefiting all the listed steel companies. All his subscribers of his weekly circulars, would have read his articles. In fact, yesterday Mr Ooi rang to ask me to look at Melewar which has net cash. It is controlled by the royal family of Negri Sembilan.


All the steel companies have been reporting increasing profit in the last few quarters despite the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown when most of the construction of infrastructures and properties are affected. All the steel companies will surely make more and more profit when there is no more movement control. They all have good profit growth prospect.  


To support Mr Ooi, I am writing this piece.


Why the prise of steel continues to rise?


China is the biggest steel producer in the world

China’s economic progress is unstoppable by the West especially USA. Since China will soon become the richest Nation in the world and it has not neglected its social responsibility in reducing the use of coal to produce steel and to reduce air pollution. China has reduced steel production and stopped steel export as China requires all the steel for its own property and infrastructure development.

The steel price chart below shows the price of steel has been going up about 50% in the last 12 months.

As a result, all the companies involved in steel manufacture in Malaysia have benefited. That is why all of them are reporting increasing profit in the last few quarters. Moreover, most of the local steel companies are currently enjoying strong cash flows and reasonably good demand visibility in the intermediate term despite of the movement restriction due to the Covid 19 pandemic.


Leon Fuat price chart below


Choo Bee price chart below




Latest EPS

EPS ÷ price

Leon Fuat

Rm 1.21

11.65 sen


Choo Bee

Rm 2.30

20.94 sen



Rm 1.28

9.45 sen


Leader Steel

70.5 sen

5.47 sen


Southern Steel

Rm 1.00

6.85 sen



62 sen

3.87 sen



Rm 1.51

6.34 sen


CSC Steel

Rm 1.69

5.91 sen


The above table is a comparison of all the listed steel companies in Malaysia. You can see the comparison of the latest quarter EPS for each company. I divided their latest EPS by their share prices to show how much EPS for every Rm 1.00 investment. For example, if you invest Rm 1.00 in Leon Fuat you will get 9.65 sen for 1 quarter. You will get 4 X 9.65 sen = 38.6 sen per year.

There are 1,100 listed companies in Malaysia. Can you find another listed company as good as Leon Fuat?





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abang_misai Gila ke Koon? Ajak yang tak berdosa chase high lagi?
12/06/2021 3:11 PM
ahbah kyy taklat gila lah. He is onli exhibiting his stock analysis skill.

Rating : perfect, 5 stars !!!!
12/06/2021 3:50 PM
ahbah kyy turns complex financial ratio analysis into a simple kacang putih analysis for all to understand to help in their stock investment !
12/06/2021 3:57 PM
kl_guy apa yg kyy cakap , saya mesti tak beli.
12/06/2021 4:07 PM
ahbah Ok lah, in stock mkt we always agree to DISAGREE with another bcos in any mkt transaction there is a seller who think the stock sold by him will go down n a buyer who think the stock will go up.
12/06/2021 4:28 PM
Nam Uni supermax 2.0? heng yuan 3.0?
12/06/2021 10:09 PM
Nam Uni MR TAN SACK SEN (a company director) disposed 100,000 shares at 1.080 on 03-Jun-2021.
12/06/2021 10:09 PM
milosh https://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/milosh/2021-06-13-story-h1566194328-STEEL_hype_by_KYY_and_OTB.jsp
13/06/2021 9:45 AM
. Very true what is said below. Beware of Sharks.

Posted by zestyy90 > nope. ppl like kyy and otb only push when they want to dump.
13/06/2021 11:56 AM
OTB Posted by zestyy90 > Jun 13, 2021 11:48 AM | Report Abuse

nope. ppl like kyy and otb only push when they want to dump.
Talk is easy, please show proof that I am dumping.
You buy and do not buy is none of my business.
Please note that I do not post my recommendation in I3.
Please leave my name outside.
Please talk with facts and figures.
Show me the proof again !!

I did very well in my share investment in KLSE.
Thank you.
13/06/2021 12:05 PM
Asia88 wow...you get Mr OTB to respond to your post.
13/06/2021 12:45 PM
milosh zestyy90: based on what?
13/06/2021 12:52 PM
Edwardong53 No longer have any respect for KYY based on his past dealings !!! Whatever target prices he promotes, better exit earlier bcos he already bought them much earlier and cheaper.... ready to dump to you all !!!
13/06/2021 2:25 PM
BILLC Mana Masteel and lionind ??

This two not steel stocks kah??
13/06/2021 3:39 PM
BILLC Cap ayam steel stocks masuk lists but masteel and lionind purposely left out,,,,,,,

Very very fishy,,,,,wakakaka,,,
13/06/2021 3:44 PM
Zuliana Manipulation for profits? That’s the endgame? Still want to play by following YKK?
13/06/2021 5:34 PM
gohkimhock he won't be the same guide as he was. We all love money, anybody who says they don't are just kidding themselves as they don't have it but the reality is there is also a word called GREED, and unfortunately he's shown his true colors and the truth has revealed itself..
13/06/2021 6:09 PM
Sslee U.S. President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders hope their plan, known as the Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative, will provide a transparent infrastructure partnership to help narrow the $40 trillion needed by developing nations by 2035, the White House said.

So all building material price will increase so are many commodities price due to every country printing more money. The day of hyper inflation is here.

So need to know what to invest in order to beat inflation and keep the value of your money.
13/06/2021 6:26 PM
qqq3333 Posted by Sslee > Jun 13, 2021 6:26 PM | Report Abuse

U.S. President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders hope their plan, known as the Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative, will provide a transparent infrastructure partnership to help narrow the $40 trillion needed by developing nations by 2035, the White House said.

really meh? They cannot maintain their own needs can build for others meh?
13/06/2021 6:29 PM
Sslee BILLC Mana Masteel and lionind ??
This two not steel stocks kah?

Masteel last quarter EPS 1.87 cents.
Lionind last quarter EPS -1.42 cents
So how to in KYY list?
The question is why steel price increase Masteel and Lionind did not report a good quarter?
13/06/2021 6:35 PM
qqq3333 serba problem will not just affect serba.
13/06/2021 6:52 PM
qqq3333 https://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/Desaperspective/2021-06-13-story-h1566195351-high_risk_high_reward_or_low_risk_high_reward.jsp
13/06/2021 6:53 PM
Sslee I think Insas is low risk high reward if the controlling shareholder intend to unlock the value.

Hope Inari next phase of expansion will be the catalyst to unlock Insas value.
13/06/2021 7:14 PM
Sslee low risk high rewards

They call themselves investors. But they also can get the risk wrong. Serba for a long time is considered a low PE low risk share but turns out to be a mistake. sad. or just plain unlucky.

Serba was never a low risk high rewards stock for serba expand into non core competant business too fast with too much borrow money.
13/06/2021 7:19 PM
qqq33333333 yes Serba a lot of red flags but one red flag people over look..... Serba under perform analyst expectations long long time already. many correctly call Serba a sadist stock long long time already
13/06/2021 8:36 PM
qqq33333333 stocks that over perform analyst expectations is called over valued.... but stocks that under perform analyst expectations is also a red flag
13/06/2021 8:38 PM
Sslee How about MRDIY?
IB analysts keep giving higher and higher TP and PE
13/06/2021 8:47 PM
Nepo Bad stock
13/06/2021 8:48 PM
qqq33333333 surely DIY is one of the success stories.......
13/06/2021 9:42 PM
qqq3333 Sslee > Jun 13, 2021 7:19 PM | Report Abuse

Serba was never a low risk high rewards stock for serba expand into non core competant business too fast with too much borrow money.


serba surely had a lot of flags before KPMG but many red flags and many stocks with red flags never become red bombs.
14/06/2021 12:32 AM
qqq3333 as for KPMG, they has little choice.

sign also die don't sign also die. I am sure KPMG partners already aware of the rumors going round for a long long time already.
14/06/2021 12:34 AM
Consultant Haha.. nanti kyy Akan cakap steel overpriced.. no future bla bla bla.. chase la korang hahaha
14/06/2021 12:52 AM
Tiger66 Now MCO, all steel companies down to 10% work force. better sell as next QR will be very bad
14/06/2021 9:08 AM
ahbah How about AFTER the next QR ?
14/06/2021 10:56 AM
Adamztrade OMG cant believe this guy.. again??

14/06/2021 12:44 PM
pang72 This CSAN put up the real fact of steel price dropping!

Thank you!
14/06/2021 12:48 PM
stockraider A stock can be overvalued for very long time mah!
14/06/2021 12:51 PM
csan Tiger66, i've been told 10% also but where do you see this? i can't find it. i thought it is 60% or totally close.
14/06/2021 12:58 PM
Zuliana Ahhh still to sell high to Bilis and then run away kah?
My dear Bilis who never learn.
14/06/2021 8:25 PM
Starship2 Generally, steel industry is considered capital intensive where profitability can swing widely depending on a variety of reasons. If for instance, if demand is low due to a economic downturn, it can report huge quarterly losses due to reduced revenue, loan repayments, depreciation etc . So we need to consider this when buying steel stocks.
14/06/2021 10:46 PM
kelvin61 Geezer will tell lies just to make money even at this old age. I stop here. You guys figure out the rest. Shameful when you learnt who he used to be.
14/06/2021 10:52 PM
milosh "Can you find another listed company as good as Leon Fuat?" - Almost - SUPERMX trailing P/E: 2.56, EPS/Price: 8.24
but Im not saying its a good buy, just presenting numbers: https://miloshtrading.blogspot.com/2021/06/gloves-simple-table-comparison.html
16/06/2021 2:03 PM
ahbah NTA, please.
16/06/2021 2:06 PM
ahbah How to invest to beat inflation, please ? Thanks.
16/06/2021 2:08 PM
milosh ahbah: TIPS
16/06/2021 9:12 PM

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