Hot Stock EA rises 4% on RM59m contract win
Business & Markets 2013
Written by Kamarul Anw ar of theedgemalaysia.com
Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:27
KUALA LUMPUR (July 11): EA Holdings Bhd extended its gains from
yesterday, after announcing it has clinched a RM59.14 million contract from
Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB).
At 11:06 am, the shares of the software solutions provider were up by half a
sen or 3.85% at 13.5 sen. A total of 14.79 million shares were transacted
within the 13-14 sen range.
SJ Securities senior remisier Goh Kay Chong told theedgemalaysia.com that
“there is no other reason” for investors to chase after EA Holdings shares
except for the multi-million ringgit government contract.
“The companyis making decent profit unlike other software solutions
providers. Projects also keep coming in,” he said over telephone.
Yesterday, the ACE Market-listed EA Holdings announced to Bursa Malaysia
that its wholly owned subsidiary EASS Sdn Bhd has won a RM59.14 million
contract for the provision of mainframe system upgrade services for the IRB’s
central and secondary data centres.
The company added the contract is expected to be completed within six
months and to be extended for another three years for licensing and
In its first quarter ended March 31, 2013, EA Holdings earned a net profit of
RM1.5 million on revenue of RM11.3 million. This compares to the previous
year quarter’s net profit of RM2.1 million on the back of RM11.6 million in