Company records strong Q2 performance of RM16.30 million, exceeding industry expectations
Genetec Technology Berhad (Genetec or the Company), a technology leader in providing customized full turnkey smart factory automation manufacturing lines, today announced that the Company recorded a profit after tax (PAT) of RM16.30 million for the second quarter ended 30 September 2021 (Q2FY2022), which is 515% higher than the PAT of RM2.65 million registered for the corresponding second quarter ended 30 September 2020 (Q2FY2021).
Genetec also announced their proposal of a bonus issue of 661,564,800 new ordinary shares in Genetec (Bonus Shares) on the basis of twelve (12) Bonus Shares for every one (1) existing ordinary share in Genetec (Genetec Share or Share) held on an entitlement date to be determined later (Proposed Bonus Issue). The Entitlement Date will be determined and announced at a later date upon receipt of all relevant approvals for the Proposed Bonus Issue. In addition, for purposes of clarity, the actual number of Bonus Shares to be issued will depend on the total number of issued Shares on the Entitlement Date and is not intended to be implemented on a staggered basis. Further and final details will be announced upon receipt of all relevant approvals soon.
Genetec registered RM17.59 million in profit before tax (PBT) for the quarter under review, which is 554% higher than the PBT of RM2.69 million recorded for Q2FY2021 while revenue of RM59.31 million is 53% higher than the RM38.67 million posted in Q2FY2021. Earnings per share stood at 31.25 sen (fully diluted) in Q2FY2022 compared to EPS of 6.18 sen in Q2FY2021.
For the first half of the financial year ended 31 March 2022 (1HFY2022), the Company recorded 2884% higher PAT of RM24.50 million compared to the corresponding period of the previous financial year, when the Company posted PAT of RM821,000. PBT for 1HFY2022 stood at RM26.44 million, which is 2848% higher than the PBT of RM897,000 while revenue is 95% higher at RM99.59 million compared to RM51.10 million of the corresponding period of the previous financial year.
In their announcements, the Company highlighted, “It has been an eventful year. Genetec’s bonus issue proposal is part of our efforts to enhance the trading liquidity of the Genetec shares, following the recent share price appreciation, as well as to reward existing shareholders on the back of the strong performance of the EV and energy storage divisions. The strong performances have contributed significantly to overall revenue amid steady demand for more sustainable modes of transport and energy. We expect the order book for the EV division to remain significant and to continue contributing to Genetec’s financial performance in the coming quarters. As countries and companies step up their transition towards more sustainable and zero-emission transport and energy solutions, we are confident that this growth trajectory will continue. It is well supported by the trifecta of global regulatory frameworks, new incentives to promote the adoption of EVs, and a fast-expanding range of EVs. Meanwhile, EV models are becoming more accessible as the ecosystem grows and battery costs drop further.”
“While we have a more positive outlook as the global economy reopens amid higher vaccination rates, we remain cautious of spikes in COVID-19 infections that may result in supply-chain disruptions and affect consumer sentiment.”