Friday, September 9, 2011

Puncak Niaga up on RM1.05b Syabas claim against Selangor govt

KUALA LUMPUR: PUNCAK NIAGA HOLDINGS BHD [] shares advanced on Friday, Sept 9 after its subsidiary Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) filed a RM1.05 billion claim against the Selangor government.

At 11.20am, Puncak Niaga rose 19 sen to RM1.33 with 1.59 million shares done.

The claim filed on Sept 8 was for compensation from Jan 1, 2009 to March 31, 2011 under the 2004 concession agreement between Syabas, the Federal government and Selangor state.

RHB Research, which has a Trading Buy rating on Puncak Niaga with a fair value of RM3.05, however said on Sept 9 that given the lengthy nature of lawsuits, it would be challenging for Syabas to recover its huge receivables amounting to RM1.4 billion as at end June 2011.

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