LUXCHEM BHD had delivered a much improved earnings performance in 1QFY17, due to improved contribution from both manufacturing and trading activities (+94.4% YoY).
EPS had improved significantly from 2.64 per share to 4.94 per cent. Share price is stood at RM 1.56 (28th of April 2017) with the PE of only 8.69. This improvement of YoY result has encouraged me to share the insight of Luxchem's business development, since Luxchem is an extremely low profile company with huge potential to growth.
The first main growth engine of Luxchem- Acquisition of Transform Master
Source: Luxchem 1QFY17 Quarterly Financial Report, Page 9 of 13
Who is Transform Master Sdn Bhd? (http://transformmaster.com.my/v1/)
TMSB is a chemical manufacturing plant who mainly produce rubber latex chemical dispersion, latex processing chemicals, latex surfactant, dispersasant & specialty chemicals for latex industry.
Their plant is strategically located at Lumut Port, which is nearby to well known Malaysia oil and gas giant, SapuraEnergy Fabrication yard.
What is the reason behind for Luxchem to acquire Transform Master?
Which I believe Transform Master's main customer, YTY Group is the main driver behind. YTY is the medical glove manufacturer located in Perak and they are in aggressive expansion mode.
"Back to year of 2010, they have some of the most modern and automated lines in the industry. Our current production capacity exceeds 8.2 billion pieces of gloves a year"
|"By year 2012, our production capacity would have increased to 10.5 billion pieces a year" (Quoted from YTY Group Website)|
The capacity towards 10.5 billion pieces of medical gloves was underpinned by their second factory which is located at Lumut Port, under the name of Green Prospect Sdn Bhd.
Now, YTY Group has further expand their capacity aggressively through their third plant located at Lumut Port too, just next to SapuraEnergy Fabrication yard. There is a huge parcel of land which allows YTY group DOUBLE UP their capacity easily.
I believe their third plant has started production but yet to fully operated. As you can see from photo, the plant is equipped with workers dormitories too. With the uninterrupted water supply in Perak and strategic location beside the Lumut Port, YTY Group is in the right direction to further expand their business globally.
*REMARK-OUT OF DATE Photos Taken from Google Map back to year of 2013 and 2015
As such, I believe Transform Master Sdn Bhd, as the sole supplier of Latex Processing Related Chemicals will continue benefited from the aggressive and stable development of YTY group, locally and regionally.