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  • k4korny's Avatar
    1,421 posts since May '05
    • For Corporate news that is likely to have an impact on the stock market or share price.

      Just treat this as a scratch pad. Please feel free to comment on any of the data posted.

      Edited by k4korny 06 Aug `05, 5:06AM
    • Chartered Semiconductor swings to Q2 loss of US$67.1m

      Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has swung to a loss in the second quarter.

      The world's fourth-largest contract chip maker reported a net loss of US$67.1 million, compared with a net profit of US$15.3 million in the year-earlier quarter.

      But the loss in the three months to June was smaller than analysts forecast for a net loss of US$79.9 million.

    • Budget Airlines Jetstar and Valuair merge
      SINGAPORE : Singapore-based budget carriers Jetstar Asia (in which Qantas has a 49 percent stake) and Valuair have merged, the firms said Sunday, in the first major consolidation of Southeast Asia's crowded low-cost airline industry. Qantas-backed Jetstar Asia and Valuair said they would continue to operate their normal routes under their own brands "for the foreseeable future, with little or no change to the service offered by either airline".

      ...

      However the Business Times newspaper said last week the deal was expected to hinge on the injection of more than 50 million Singapore dollars (30 million US) in fresh capital into the new entity, largely to be provided by Qantas.

      Investment company Temasek Holdings, which owns 19 percent of Jetstar, could also put up fresh capital, the report said.

      Shareholders of Valuair, including airline industry veteran Lim Chin Beng, Malaysia's Star Cruises and Asiatravel.com, would become minority shareholders in the merged company, according to the paper.

      Jetstar Asia flies between Singapore India, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila and Taipei. Valuair flies between Singapore and Hong Kong, Jakarta, Perth and Bangkok.
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      Southeast Asia's fledgling low-fare airline industry has been under pressure to consolidate amid tough competition, soaring jet fuel costs and reluctance by governments to open up their domestic aviation sectors.

      Kevin Scully, MD, NRA Capital, said: "I think AirAsia, Tiger Airways (backed by SIA) because of their parenthood and because of their listing status will probably be two of the three survivors."

      The single biggest impact to hit budget carriers this past year was rising oil prices which is seen as having raised Valuair's operating cost by between 20 to 30 percent.

      The other was the aggressive and protracted price war among budget airlines and full-fledged carriers in their fight for market share.

      Mr Scully said: "I think that had an impact on the yields, I think that's what probably meant that the losses they sustained were a lot higher than what they expected. And probably the money which they have set aside for the 3 years probably now shortened to 1 to 2 years or 1.5 years."

      - Source http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/159604/1/.html

  • dragg's Avatar
    49,243 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by k4korny:
      [b]Chartered Semiconductor swings to Q2 loss of US$67.1m

      Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has swung to a loss in the second quarter.

      The world's fourth-largest contract chip maker reported a net loss of US$67.1 million, compared with a net profit of US$15.3 million in the year-earlier quarter.

      But the loss in the three months to June was smaller than analysts forecast for a net loss of US$79.9 million.
      [/b]

      a company that has not made a single year of profit since its listing.

  • k4korny's Avatar
    1,421 posts since May '05
    • Originally posted by dragg:
      a company that has not made a single year of profit since its listing.

      haha... u got a xin suan relationship with this coy huh? Wink
      their technology is miles behind the top 2.. earlier this year they have even publicly announced that they dun mind being taken over!! Shocked

      coy with lotsa $$ but lousy mgmt.

  • dragg's Avatar
    49,243 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by k4korny:
      haha... u got a xin suan relationship with this coy huh? Wink
      their technology is miles behind the top 2.. earlier this year they have even publicly announced that they dun mind being taken over!! Shocked

      coy with lotsa $$ but lousy mgmt.

      lots of money from our reserves.

      they have lost at least a few hundred million dollars.

  • k4korny's Avatar
    1,421 posts since May '05
    • TI net rises 42%; sales flat
      SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Texas Instruments said late Monday that second-quarter net income rose 42% from a year ago, despite flat sales, as the company operated factories more efficiently and benefited from a lower tax rate.

      TI reported net income of $628 million, or 38 cents a share, up from $441 million, or 25 cents, in the year-ago quarter. The results were helped by a 6-cents-a-share tax gain.

      Quarterly revenue was unchanged from a year earlier at $3.24 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had forecast earnings of 29 cents a share and revenue of $3.18 billion.

      The world's third-biggest chip manufacturer also said it plans to boost its annual dividend by 20% to 12 cents a share, while its board approved a $2 billion stock-repurchase plan.

      German chipmaker Infineon posts third quarter loss
      Infineon, Europe's second-biggest maker of semi-conductors, posted a third-quarter loss owing to declining memory chip prices and restructuring costs linked to the closure of a Munich plant.

      Infineon said earnings before interest and tax showed a loss of 234 million euros (282 million dollars), compared with a profit of two million euros in the same period one year earlier.

      The group's net loss widened to 240 million euros from a loss of 56 million, much worse than forecasts which ranged from 75 to 187 million in losses.

      (Possible SGX counters: Semicon related coy eg. Chartered, STATS CHIPPAC )

      Edited by k4korny 27 Jul `05, 2:32AM
    • Suntec REIT to distribute S$20.1m to unit-holders for June quarter
      Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/159972/1/.html

      SINGAPORE : Suntec REIT will be distributing an income of S$20.1 million to unit-holders for the three months to June.

      This amounts to a distribution per unit of 1.56 cents, which is 5% higher than forecast.

      For the year-to-date, Suntec REIT's annualised distribution per unit is 6.11 cents.

      The distribution yield works out to 5.1% based on Monday's closing price of S$1.19 per unit.

      The REIT's strong performance is due to the buoyant office market, with rents increasing by 11.1%.

      Suntec REIT says its office occupancy is close to 90%.

      With limited supply of quality office space over the next three years and an expected increase in demand for office space, the trust expects occupancy and rentals to continue on the upward trend.

      - CNA /ls

      Very positive news for S-Reit. As at 26/7, Suntec REIT closes @ 1.180. Let's see what happens tomorrow.
      (PS: Eh, ah Shade, stop smiling!)

    • Originally posted by k4korny:
      Very positive news for S-Reit. As at 26/7, Suntec REIT closes @ 1.180. Let's see what happens tomorrow.
      (PS: Eh, ah Shade, stop smiling!)

      As expected, Suntec Reit up 0.03 to close at 1.21 today.

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    shade343's Avatar
    13,820 posts since Jun '04
    • Originally posted by k4korny:
      As expected, Suntec Reit up 0.03 to close at 1.21 today.

      Damn! I wanted to buy 5 more lots at $1.16... Mad Mad Mad

      I guess I should be contented with 8 lots at an average of $1.14....Laughing

  • k4korny's Avatar
    1,421 posts since May '05
    • Originally posted by shade343:
      Damn! I wanted to buy 5 more lots at $1.16... Mad Mad Mad

      I guess I should be contented with 8 lots at an average of $1.14....Laughing

      $580 (*edit) profit so far.. Mai hiam bei pai lah.. Laughing
      so u sold liao buey? or keeping it to wait for the dividends?

      KepLand is may also be launching a REIT next year leh..

      Edited by k4korny 28 Jul `05, 1:17AM
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    shade343's Avatar
    13,820 posts since Jun '04
    • Originally posted by k4korny:
      $580 (*edit) profit so far.. Mai hiam bei pai lah.. Laughing
      so u sold liao buey? or keeping it to wait for the dividends?

      KepLand is may also be launching a REIT next year leh..

      Not likely to sell...I want more. Laughing But today its going to go up again....Laughing

  • k4korny's Avatar
    1,421 posts since May '05
    • STATS ChipPAC Reports Second Quarter Results
      Year-On-Year Revenue (for the three months ended June 30, 2005) increased 90% to $264.3 million. This represents a sequential increase of 13% compared to the prior quarter and is in line with prior guidance. While net loss narrowed to $15.1 million

      'For the third quarter 2005, we expect revenue to be approximately 9 per cent to 14 per cent higher than the second quarter 2005, with US GAAP net loss per ADS of US$0.07 to US$0.04 and non-US GAAP adjusted net income per ADS in the range of US$0.01 to US$0.04 per ADS for the third quarter of 2005.'

      Source: http://www.statschippac.com/en-US/STATSChipPAC/NewsCenter/PressReleases/STATSChipPAC/STATS+ChipPAC+Reports+Second+Quarter+Results.htm

      IMO, it's not too bad a result. Stats Chippac 8c lower to close at $1.21. (28 July)

      Seems like analyst are not happy with their Q3 forecast.
      Stats Chippac dropped to a intraday low of 1.12. Currently trading at $1.15 down 6c (29 July 16:48 )

      Edited by k4korny 29 Jul `05, 4:51PM
    • DBS SECOND-QUARTER EARNINGS UP 28%
      EXCLUDING LAST YEAR’S ONE-TIME GAINS

      See results here

      - BOARD RAISES ORDINARY DIVIDEND TO 15 CENTS A SHARE FOR SECOND QUARTER
      - Strong loan growth boosts interest income
      - Fee income sets quarterly record on higher business activity
      - Operating costs decline from previous quarter
      - Asset quality further enhanced as non-performing assets fall

      DBS close 50cents up at $16.20
      Woo-hoo!! Wat a way to end the week!! will be laughing to the bank (pun intended Wink )

      UOB should be announcing the Q2 results soon.. watch out for it.

    • There was a slew of corporate results out after the bell on Fri.. drats!
      will slowly try to sieve thru them.. and see if there's anything worth posting.
      siongzzz.. Rolling Eyes

    • First.. some smaller cap stocks:
      published on 30 July 2005

      Fu Yu's first-half net profit plummets

      FU YU Corp's first-half net profit plunged almost 60 per cent to $10.7 million in FY 2005 from $26.4 million in the previous corresponding period. Its first-half turnover also dipped 3.3 per cent to $183.8 million from $190.1 million. Fu Yu said the poor results were due to price pressure from customers, increase in costs due to rising oil prices and increase in labour cost in China subsidiaries.

      Bad signs of things to come in the mfgr industry. Other mfgr results out within this 2 weeks.. watch out for it. Fu yu down 5c to 0.540

      Exceptional gain lifts S'pore Shipping

      SINGAPORE Shipping Corp posted a more than six-fold rise in first-quarter net profit to $45.7 million from $7.3 million in the previous corresponding quarter. The earnings include a $41.3 million exceptional gain from the disposal of a vessel, a subsidiary and an an associated company. Without the exceptional items, its Q1 earnings dropped close to 40 per cent to $4.4 million. Its quarterly revenue dipped 8.3 per cent to $23.2 million from $25.3 million previously. It said operating results will be affected by the sale of the vessels, and the favourable impact from higher charter rates for its car carriers will be felt mainly from the third quarter of this financial year.

      I was thinking how can a shipping coy post such profits with oil prices rising so much! exceptional gains.. Sp shipping down 0.005 to 0.585.

      Edited by k4korny 02 Aug `05, 2:28AM
    • in last week's results ann't, we saw oil prices taking it's toll on coys.

      There was cheers in the oil sectors:

      Keppel Corp posts a 17% rise in H1 net profit to S$227m
      28-jul-05
      KepCorp Press Release
      CNA report

      SPC's Q2 profit quadruples to $101.7m
      27-jul-05
      Unaudited Q1 Report

      And lows for those which depended on oil

      SIA Q1 profit falls 8% to $235m on high fuel costs
      30-jul-05
      CNA report
      - The bottom line was achieved on the back of a 12 per cent or $320 million rise in revenue to $3.04 billion, thanks to robust passenger and cargo traffic. But rising fuel costs raised its expenditure by 15.3 per cent or $370 million to $2.79 billion.
      - Still, they say SIA may be able to count on its subsidiaries to boost its earnings. The carrier's aircraft maintenance unit, SIA Engineering, posted a 27 percent rise in first quarter net profit to S$55 million. The cargo handling and flight catering subsidiary, Singapore Airport Terminal Services, saw a first quarter net profit of S$51 million, up 4.5 percent on-year.

      And in other news, Osim, Raffles Holdings, SMRT and singpost also posted good results for their investors to cheer for.

      Edited by k4korny 02 Aug `05, 3:13AM
    • US stocks end mixed despite good results
      - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 10,623.15, 17.76 points (0.17 percent) lower.

      - ISM factory index hits highest level in 2005. The ISM index rose to 56.6% in July from 53.8% in June. It's the 26th straight month of growth in the sector. Economists were expecting an increase to 54.5%. Readings over 50% indicate growth in the manufacturing sector.

      - Shares of Procter & Gamble Co., fell 0.6% to $55.32 despite forecast-beating fourth-quarter results. However, results show a drop in gross margins due in part to higher commodity costs.

      - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said July same-stores sales growth is expected to come in at 4.4%. The company previously forecast same-store sales for the month would rise in a range of 3% to 5%. Stock rose 0.4% after the discount retailer

      - Exxon Mobil Corp. rose 0.8% as energy stocks rallied on the latest spike in oil prices.

    • Cosco first-half profit jumps 115% to S$65m
      SINGAPORE : Ship repair and shipping group Cosco Corp. has more than doubled its second quarter profit from a year ago.

      For the three months to June, profit hit an all-time high of S$39.4 million, taking its half-time earnings to more than S$65 million, up 115%.

      Revenue in the second quarter jumped nearly eight times to $211 million, thanks to a strong performance from its shipyard operations.
      - CNA /ls
      Cosco Corp Website

      wow.. this is probably going to be the top10 active counter tomorrow.

      ----

      ok, Cosco Corp did not get into the top volume today. shot myself in the foot, by predicting that. Confused
      But out of the top 20 gainers today, 3 belongs to Cosco's Warrants. Cosco close $2.47, up 3c. Intraday High of $2.52.

      Edited by k4korny 04 Aug `05, 12:31AM
    • A Tale of 2 Telcos..

      Starhub 2Q05 profit up, announces first dividend payout
      Starhub Investor Relation (IR)
      CNA Report

      SingTel's 1Q05 profit up 14% to $796m
      SingTel IR
      CNA Report

      Starhub is seen as capturing a bigger portion of the SG market from Singtel with a 25% increase in consumer base, to 31.5% of mkt share. Though Singtel has posted double digit growth, the mkt wasn't impressed with it's lower profit margins, and the smaller mkt share in SG and Aust (Optus).

      Today (05 Aug), Starhub closed 1.94, 4c higher since announcement of results; while singtel fell from 2.62 (on Wed) to close at 2.48.

    • After the poor results from Fu yu, more news were to come from the mfgr sector.
      First from Plastic Mgfr HI-P

      Hi-P decline in 2Q05
      - '7.3% decline in revenue to S$139.6 million compared to the same quarter last year while net profit declined 1.8% to S$21.7 million.'
      Hi-P IR

      Then..

      Venture Corp reports 8% drop in half-time earnings
      CNA report

      In other results/news,
      - Hyflux reports 228% jump in half-time profit to S$31.8m
      - Semblog Q2 Profits falls 42%
      - Keppel FELS wins US$145m jackup rig deal
      - CapitaLand Q2 profit more than doubles

      Edited by k4korny 06 Aug `05, 4:53AM
    • Baidu.com more than triples
      NEW YORK -- Shares of the Chinese Web-search-engine operator Baidu.com vaulted 354% Friday in the IPO market's biggest splash in at least five years.

      Capturing the same lightning that has caused Google to nearly quadruple since its IPO last year, Baidu.com opened at $66, more than double its $27 price, climbed, stabilized and then rallied anew before plateauing a second time and ending its historic opening day at $122.54.

      With about 32.3 million shares outstanding, a company with $8 million in revenue in its most recent quarter is carrying a market cap of more than $4 billion.

      Workers in that company and has stock options would be millionaires by now.. Neutral

    • OCBC Q2 profit marginally higher
      OCBC IR
      - 2Q05 profits (S$304 million) shows an increase of 1% from the S$300 million profit recorded in 2Q04.
      - An interim gross dividend of 11 cents per share.
      - Net interest income increased 7%; driven largely by growth in interest earning assets and the consolidation of Bank NISP.
      - Non-interest income grew 12%; due to the consolidation of GEH’s insurance income and 7% increase in fees and commissions.
      - Focus on overseas market. “We delivered satisfactory results in an environment of slower economic growth in Singapore along with continued pressure from higher cost of funds and price competition. The acquisition of Bank NISP has added further diversity to our earnings profile and will provide us with better long term growth opportunities outside Singapore. Our overseas operations now account for 31% of revenue and 34% of pretax profit, compared to 21% and 23% respectively in second quarter 2004.”

      compared to DBS 28% increase, and UOB's 17.7% increase in 2Q05 y-o-y profits.. OCBC's perf seems to be lack lustre.

      In other ann't, Chuan Hup's full-year earnings up 56% to a record US$58.2m.

      Edited by k4korny 11 Aug `05, 4:01AM
    • Jurong Technologies’ 2Q05 Net Profit Jumps 66% To $15.3 Million As Revenue Rises 69% To $433.0 Million
      Jur Tech IR
      - 1H05 Net Profit up 60% to $29.9 million; Revenue 84%
      higher at $847.3 million compared to 1H04
      - Growth boosted by continued strong demand for
      wireless PCBA and modular products, and steady HDD
      business despite seasonal weakness
      - Expects 2H05 to be better than that of 1H05 and FY05
      performance to surpass that of FY04
      - Declares 33% jump in interim dividend to 2.0 cents

      Very Positive results for the stock. Closed at $1.88 on 10Aug.


    • CREATIVE ANNOUNCES Q4 FY05 RESULTS
      Note: all prices in USD.
      - For the fourth quarter, net income was a loss of $31.9 million with EPS of a $0.38 loss per share, including an investment gain of $9.3 million. This compares to net income for the same period last year of $6.6 million with EPS of $0.08, including an investment loss of $0.2 million.

      - Net income for the 2005 fiscal year including investment gains of $74.4 million and a non-cash impairment charge on 3Dlabs of $65.2 million, was $0.6 million with EPS of $0.01 compared to EPS of $1.61 in FY04.

      - Net income for the 2005 fiscal year excluding investment gains of $74.4 million and a non-cash impairment charge of $65.2 million, was a loss of $8.6 million, EPS of a loss of $0.10 per share.

      - Revenues up over 50 Percent Year-Over-Year on 260 Percent Increase of MP3 Unit Sales;
      - Company Reports Loss Primarily Attributable to Lower-than-Expected Selling Prices and Inventory Write Downs
      - "We plan to return to profitability by continuing to grow our MP3 business and growing our audio business following the launch of the new Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ and the new Xtreme Fidelity™ audio standard, which we introduced this week."
      - Zen™ Micro Photo MP3 player and the new Zen Vision, our music, photo and video player, due to be released soon.

      At lunchtime, STI is down 21 points to 2316 on Mkt correction.
      Creative is down 50c to $12. reaching a low of $11.70

      Anyone speculating in Creative?

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