Friday, 15 November 2013

Tony Fernandes is CNBC Asia's innovator of the year

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia's Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, has been honoured with the Innovator of the Year award at the CNBC 12th Asia Business Leaders Awards (ABLA) in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday night.

According to the CNBC website, the ABLA distinguishes and honours leaders who have contributed and shaped the Asian economy, and are visionaries behind today's outstanding businesses.

Fernandes, the AirAsia Group chief executive officer and Star Publications (M) Bhd independent non-executive director, was recently awarded the Honour of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, conferred on him for services to promote commercial and educational links between the United Kingdom and Malaysia.

He was also named as one of the world's most creative people in business for 2011 by New York-based business magazine Fast Company, and awarded the inaugural Travel Business Leaders Award by CNBC.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Disappointed with OCBC Titanium Credit Card

What's a bad news from OCBC announcement recently . The OCBC Titanium Credit Card will be revised its rebate 5% to 1% effectively on 29th Nov 2013.


Monday, 11 November 2013


Company Name: Titijaya Land Berhad
Main Business: Properties development
Board: Main market
Stock Name: TITIJYA
IPO Price: RM 1.50
PAR: RM 0.50
Market Capital: 340 mil shares

Timetable for IPO
Date Description
11-11-2013 Open application
18-11-2013 Close application
20-11-2013 Ballot result
26-11-2013 Allotment shares
27-11-2013 Listing

Total shares offer: 131,205,000 units (38.59% of total share capital)
1. Total public issue shares: 81,705,000 units. (24.03% of total share capital)
    a. 17,000,000 offer shares for Malaysian public. (5% of total share capital)
    b. 6,000,000 issue shares for eligible directors, employees and persons who have contributed to the success of the group. (1.76% of total share capital)
    c. 34,000,000 issue shares for bumi investors approved by MITI. (10% of total share capital)
    d. 24,705,000 issue shares for private placement to selected investors. (7.27% of total share capital)
2. Total offer for sale shares: 49,500,000 units. (14.56% of total share capital)
    a. 49,500,000 shares for private placement to selected investors. (14.56% of total share capital)

Financial summary:
FYE Jun 2009Jun 2010Jun 2011Jun 2012Jun 2013
Revenue (RM '000)151,112 101,831 137,182 118,252193,766
Gross Profit (RM '000)24,822 29,386 43,682 46,60293,375
PAT (RM '000) 13,41327,196 22,524 34,14052,196
Net EPS* (RM) 0.050.11 0.09 0.130.20
Diluted EPS** (RM) 0.050.09 0.08 0.120.18
* based on 258 mil shares of RM 0.50.
**based on 290 mil shares of RM 0.50.

Utilisation of proceeds:
Purpose Total raised (RM '000)Total raised (%)
Working capital 49,458 40.35
Repayment of bank borrowings 15,000 12.24
Repayment of advances from the previous shareholders of Europe Property 24,300 19.83
Purchase of land bank 30,000 24.48
Listing expenses 3,800 3.10
Total gross proceeds 122,558 100.00

Targeted dividend policy: 30%
Estimated DY: 3.6%

Detail info: Titijaya Land Berhad IPO Prospectus


11 Nov onwards: KFC Value Treats Fried Chicken Combo Meal Promotion

DiGi’s Albern Murty takes on COO role

KUALA LUMPUR: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd unveiled a refreshed organisation structure and senior management line-up, which will see Albern Murty taking the role as chief operating officer (COO).

Albern, who is currently the chief marketing officer, will take on the new role with effect from Jan 1, 2014.

Christian Thrane, currently chief strategy & corporate affairs Officer (CSCAO), will be DiGi’s new chief marketing officer (CMO).

DiGi will have an enhanced focus on driving its sales, distribution and channel management functions under a new division with Loh Keh Jiat, currently head of channels & regions, lead this new division.

DiGi said the new structure would take it into the “next phase of its transformation, fuel future growth by ensuring deeper business and customer focus, and drive stronger cohesion throughout all parts the organisation”.

Its chief executive officer Henrik Clausen said over the past two years DiGi had executed sharply on its company-wide business transformation programme.

He said this resulted in significant improvements in its network and IT assets, go-to-market ecosystem, and building a people-focused and performance-driven culture.

“Looking ahead, we believe the key changes that we are putting in place will enhance the way we go-to-market, strengthen our overall ability to deliver on our Internet For All mission, and lead our employees through the next phase of our evolution,” Clausen added.

The new management structure consists of a change of roles for two key executives, and the addition of a new role in the senior management team.

Albern’s overall mandate is to plan and manage the company’s entire technology and product development value chain, enhance go-to-market readiness and customer focus.

Thrane will be responsible for driving market innovations and revenue growth for the company by leading the strategic development and implementation of core consumer and business products, and internet and digital services offerings.

For Loh, as chief sales officer, he will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of distribution and channel strategies for consumer and business customer segments.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Tough call for DiGi Bhd is expected to achieve a profit of between RM1.4 bil and RM1.6 bil for FY2013 because of the typically challenging Q4 performance, despite having posted better profits in Q3, analysts say.

DiGi reported a comprehensive gain in the third quarter ended Sept 30, led by growth in the non-SMS data and prepaid market, according to analysts. For Q3, the telco posted a higher net profit of RM446.71 mil, from RM315.37 mil, on an improved revenue of RM1.70 bil.

For the nine months, DiGi’s net profit was RM1.16 bil. However, analysts forecast a net profit of no more than RM400 mil for Q4 compared with the preceding quarter, given that historically, the telco registers lower earnings for this period.

BIMB is forecasting that the telco will achieve an annual profit of only RM1.4 bil, a RM195 mil increase from 2012 results.

BIMB Securities analyst Thong Pak Leng adds that DiGi has never achieved more than RM400 in net profit for Q4.

“[DiGi’s] Mobile Internet and smartphone penetration have reached 60.2% and 34% [in Q3] respectively vs q-o-q’s 60.1% and 30.4% respectively. We expect this will continue to grow, with the current changing trend and higher affordability of smartphones,” he says in his report.

“Unless it has a tax writeback waiting, chances are not high that it will reach its targeted profits,” he adds.

While the GST takes effect only in FY2015, analysts say it will be a challenge for DiGi to compete with the other major telcos especially Maxis Bhd, now headed by former DiGi CEO Morten Lundal.

Deepavali Day

Happy day!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Caring IPO Ballot Results

Bumi category

Public category

For public portion, the chance is very slim.  The highest chance only 15%!  Good luck for those applied.