28 April 2012

AEON Credit: Week 17 (23-27 April) Stock Picks Commentary

Stock Picks #4
AEON Credit Bhd (AEONCR)

Week high : RM 10.26 (Up 61 sen – 6.3%)

On 23 April, AEON Credit reported that its net profit jumped 43% year-on-year and 10% quarter-on-quarter to RM27.7mil for 4th quarter ended Feb 20, 2012, mainly from credit card and personal financing.

asHwang DBS Vickers Research revised AEON Credit's target price to RM 9.20 on the same day pegging to 8 times PE ratio.

Market took this news as positive on improving market sentiments for the financing business. Furthermore, on 24 April, market talk rumoured that AEON Credit may be mulling for a 1-for-1 bonus issue.

OSK Research indicated that a bonus issue would be a positive move to retail investors as liquidity is one of the concerns of AEON Credit.

AEON Credit rose 61 sen (6.3%) since 24 April to the week’s highest RM 10.26 on 26 April and closed at RM 10.06 at the end of the week.

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