AGM4.16@ AGM: Shareholders chat with Riverstone CEO Wong Teek Son. Photo: The Little Snowball
agm logoTime & date: 2 pm, 18 April 2016.
Venue: Raffles Hotel



AT THE Riverstone AGM, we benefited a lot from listening to Mr Wong Teek Son, the Founder and CEO of Riverstone Holdings, talk about the company's business going forward.

If you haven’t read our previous articles
My S.W.O.T Analysis For Riverstone Holdings (AP4) and Kenny’s My Bull Case For Riverstone Holdings (AP4), please feel free to do so to gain a good understanding of what this company does and the potential it has.


10 Bite-Sized Takeaways

Business

  1. Automation has allowed Riverstone to cut from 7 to 5 assembly line glove strippers.
  2. Management reiterated that utilisation rate is high at 85-90%. Oversupply in the industry is not a big threat since the company focuses on specialization instead of volume.
  3. Operations will continue to be kept in Malaysia because it is still the cheapest compared to Thailand or China.
  4. On the Malaysian currency, Mr Wong doesn’t see the ringgit appreciating anytime soon and instead of hedging, Riverstone uses the forward pricing method instead.
  5. Compared to previous years when production capacity could not keep up with demand from clients, Riverstone now has to actively source for new clients for its ever increasing capacity.

Ongoing Plans

  1. Currently the company is removing old lines in some of the older factories and replacing them with the new and more efficient lines.
  2. The foray into the US market is not all rosy. Riverstone has to compete against Kimberly-Clark which has a more well-established foothold in the market.

Growth Plans

  1. Riverstone continues to be well-positioned in its 5-year growth plans till 2018. Currently, there are no concrete plans after 2018.
  2. The recent foray into the Mobile, Tablet and LCD manufacturing sector is proving to be quite exciting as the industry is moving from PVC gloves to nitrile gloves.
  3. Riverstone is not considering M&A with UG Healthcare because of overlapping business, but Mr Wong did comment on the management as they have known each other when he first started.
♦ Extra Scoops

AGM crowd4.16@ AGM photo by The Little Snowball.The general atmosphere during the AGM was largely positive and many shareholders thanked Mr. Wong and his team for the great business results.

Someone even commented that because of Mr Wong, many people have become quite wealthy as its share price took off.

AGMcrowd4.16bPhoto: The Little Snowball.Mr Wong appeared to be a very candid CEO whom I really liked a lot! He was very open to questions, and shared his knowledge willingly when we spoke after the AGM.

After the AGM, we could get up close and personal with Mr Wong as we continued to ask him questions.

I feel more confident as a shareholder and am delighted to have a stake in such a wonderful business. Going forward, I do not foresee anything significant affecting the current growth plans of Riverstone Holdings.

 

This article was originally published on The Little Snowball, and is republished with permission.


Share Prices

Counter NameLastChange
AEM Holdings1.170-0.020
AusGroup0.022-
Avi-Tech Electronics0.330-0.015
Best World Int.1.360-
CEI0.945-
China Sunsine1.1000.010
CNMC GoldMine0.2850.005
CSE Global0.4700.005
Eagle HTrust USD0.655-
Food Empire0.500-0.005
Golden Energy0.168-0.005
GSS Energy0.069-
ISDN Holdings0.225-
ISOTeam0.225-
JB Foods0.645-0.010
KSH Holdings0.4650.005
Miyoshi0.036-
Moya Asia0.063-
Nordic Group0.2700.005
Oxley Holdings0.310-
Procurri0.305-
REX International0.0860.001
Riverstone0.965-
Roxy-Pacific0.380-0.010
Sing Holdings0.390-
SingMedical0.320-0.005
Straco Corp.0.755-
Sunningdale Tech1.230-
Sunpower Group0.4550.020
The Trendlines0.078-
Tiong Seng0.215-
Uni-Asia Group0.710-0.005
Yangzijiang Shipbldg1.020-0.030

NextInsight RSS

rss_2 NextInsight - Latest News

Online Now

We have 1421 guests and one member online

  • josephyeo