Bursa expects new listings to continue in 2H
PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia Bhd expects the number of new listings to remain strong in the second half of 2022 in line with the World Bank forecast of 5.5% economic growth for Malaysia driven by higher consumption demand.
Bursa CEO Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift said Bursa would continue to enhance the attractiveness of the existing listed issuers through its Public Listed Companies Transformation Programme.
“To generate more trading activity, we will continue to actively engage with existing and potential market participants.
“Further, to meet the demands of investors as well as creating a more conducive Islamic capital market ecosystem, we will continue to develop new Shariah-compliant products such as the Digital Gold Dinar and a Shariah-compliant Voluntary Carbon Market, in line with our Sustainable and Responsible Investment and Environmental Social Governance agenda,” he said in a statement.
Bursa reported a decline in earnings and revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, due to the weaker revenue stream being influenced by domestic and global developments including global inflationary pressures.
For the recent past quarter ended June 30, 2020, Bursa’s net profit fell 33.16% to RM59.47mil while revenue was down 22.55% year-on-year to RM151.89mil.,
On a per share basis, Bursa earnings fell to 7.3 sen in the current quarter.
Over the six months period ended June 30, Bursa’s net profit declined 39.42% to RM127.44mil while its revenue fell 25.96% to RM317.19mil.
For the six months (1H2022) under review, the securities market registered a trading revenue of RM147.2mil, a decrease of 44.7% compared to RM266.1mil in the preceding year corresponding period due to lower Average Daily Trading Value for securities market’s On-Market Trades and Direct Business Trades in 1H2022 of RM2.46bil against RM4.51 bil in the first half of 2021 (1H2021).
“Trading velocity in 1H2022 was lower by 28 percentage points to 33% compared to 61% in 1H2021. However, funds raised through Initial Public Offerings in 1H2022 totalled RM2.1bil, which was much higher than RM0.4bil raised in 1H2021.
“Total derivatives trading revenue increased by 6.2% to RM47.7 mil in 1H2022 from RM44.9 mil in 1H2021, contributed by higher collateral management fees earned in 1H2022 despite recording lower Derivatives Market Average Daily Contracts (ADC). The ADC in 1H2022 fell 3.4%, with 77,301 contracts in 1H2022 compared to 80,061 contracts in 1H2021.
“As for the Islamic Markets, higher trading activity in Bursa Suq Al-Sila’ resulted in an increase of trading revenue by 14.4% to RM7.6mil in 1H2022, from RM6.7mil in 1H2021,” it said.