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10 things I learned from the 2019 Inari AGM

Listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia in 2011, Inari Amertron Berhad is principally involved in back-end semiconductor packaging services, which mainly comprises back-end wafer processing, package assembly, and radio frequency (RF) final testing. The company acquired Amertron Inc (Global) Ltd for RM103 million in June 2013, adding optoelectronics and fibre-optic packaging services to […]

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8 things I learned from the 2019 Berjaya Sports Toto AGM

Incorporated in 1969 as Unilite Electric Industries Berhad, Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad (BToto) obtained its current name after acquiring Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Sports Toto) for RM600 million in 1992. BToto has four main operating subsidiary companies namely Sports Toto, Berjaya Philippines Inc., International Lottery & Totalizator Systems Inc., and H.R. Owen Plc. The […]

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7 things I learned from the 2019 Scientex AGM

Scientex Berhad’s core business spans across two segments, namely manufacturing and property. Scientex is involved in the manufacturing of stretch films, custom films, specialty products, and flexible plastic packaging with factories in Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the U.S. It is also a property player with a focus on affordable housing segment in Peninsular Malaysia. Scientex’s […]

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8 things I learned from the 2019 Karex AGM

Karex Berhad is the world’s largest condom manufacturer by volume in the world. Karex grew rapidly over three decades as a contract manufacturer for well-known global brands such as Durex and Ansell, and by supplying bulk orders to global public health organizations. In 2014, the company acquired 55% of U.S.-based Global Protection Corp, the company […]

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5 things I learned from the 2019 Berjaya Food AGM

Berjaya Food Berhad owns Starbucks stores in Malaysia and Brunei, Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurants in Malaysia, and Jollibean stores in Singapore. It also sells canned and bottled Starbucks coffee and Joybean soy milk beverages for the retail market. In 2019, it owned a total of 407 stores. I wondered how Berjaya Food was performing as […]

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7 things I learned from the 2019 Supermax AGM

Established in 1987, Supermax Corporation Berhad manufactures, distributes, and sells natural rubber and nitrile gloves. The company started off trading and distributing natural rubber gloves and subsequently ventured into glove manufacturing and contact lens manufacturing in 1989 and 2014 respectively. It currently owns 12 glove factories and exports gloves to over 165 countries. I came […]

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10 things I learned from 100 Baggers by Christopher Mayer

The term ‘10-bagger’ was first used and popularised by fund manager Peter Lynch to describe stocks that multiplied in value by tenfold. Christopher Mayer, portfolio manager and co-founder of Woodlock House Family Capital, took this a step further and wrote a book to discuss about 100-baggers. In his book, 100 Baggers, Mayer studied every company […]

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8 things I learned from the 2019 Padini AGM

Listed in 1998, Padini Holdings is a fashion company that is largely based in Malaysia with a business presence across Asia. Padini owns a number of well-known brands including Brands Outlet, Padini, and Vincci. Its multi-brand Padini Concept Stores are quite well-received by consumers given that a small family can shop for a father’s shirt, […]

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