Dual Listing: Is Bursa Malaysia Valuation Always Lower?

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Many companies are looking to have dual listing in order to boost the market valuation, hoping that higher valuation for their stocks in foreign markets will boost share price.

 

But is that always the case?

 

If the share price performance of Media Chinese International Limited (MEDIAC) is an indication, many would be disappointed.  Media Chinese is listed in both Bursa Malaysia and Hong Kong Stock Exchange (0685.HK).  On May 3rd 2010, Media Chinese closed at RM0.815 in Malaysia and HK$1.78 in Hong Kong.  Using an exchange rate of RM0.4127 per HKD, the share price in Hong Kong was RM0.735.  This is a 9% discount over the share price in Malaysia.

 

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