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The minority of Australian TV viewers that chose the Budget Address rather than tuning in to Married at First Sight were still entertained by coverage that combined poor quality acting with choreographed hugs. Whether this is a government that has decided to leave is unclear. They seem to want... Show More

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Woolworths’ interim result last month disappointed and the shares fell briefly before rebounding to where they were before the result: around $30. Does this mean there is nothing to worry about after all and the stock is a buy? Show More

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The few large-cap growth stocks on the ASX tend to trade on steep premiums to the market. Therefore, investors seeking meaningful and sustainable growth are likely to find it outside the ASX 50. This report discusses a range of quality mid and small-caps as Clime analysts update company valuations post... Show More

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Just before Christmas, the Productivity Commission presented its final 700-page report to the Government titled “Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness”. The Government released it to the public in early January. Show More

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Sometimes it seems like there’s nowhere to hide. Equity investors were smacked in the face over the month of October, with waves of selling hitting sharemarkets from Sydney to Shanghai and London to New York. Something like $7 trillion was wiped off the value of global sharemarkets. Tighter financial conditions,... Show More

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For ASX investors, BHP Billiton shares have emerged as a frontline exposure to the US-China trade conflict, which explains the recent retracement below $31 after the earlier April-June rally priced in the benefits of divesting the non-core US shale assets. The softness in the share price should get the attention... Show More

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Webjet (WEB) is Australia’s leading online travel agent, through its website www.webjet.com.au. It is also the second largest player globally in hotel room procurement, with hotel room inventory provided to bricks and mortar and online travel agents. Both of these businesses are growing strongly and, importantly, are expected to continue... Show More

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Warren Buffett recently gave an interview where he reiterated his firm belief in the US economy, which justifies Berkshire Hathaway’s investment focus on quality US companies. In doing so, he emphasised the long-term investment horizon, bemoaned the focus on short-term forecasting but defended his right to receive quarterly updates. Show More

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It would be understandable if investors with large holdings in the four major commercial banks spent much of their time reviewing the recent mixed earnings results and negative newsflow from the Royal Commission. However, the vast amount of negative media and analyst coverage makes it tempting to spend too much... Show More

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A week after the fanfare of the 2018/19 Budget, we can soberly review some of the information and data that supports its projections. In the body of the Budget papers are a wealth of tables and charts that contain important observations and insights into the Australian economy. We scan through... Show More

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There is no doubt that Australia’s franking system has lots of flaws. Today, we are one of the few countries in the world which maintains a franking system, and probably the only one that has cash rebates of franking. Show More

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Before delving into some of the specifics, we believe it is worthwhile recapping where NGI has come from, to better appreciate some of the successes now becoming increasingly observable. It’s been quite a journey for the US-based Navigator Global Investments (NGI). Formerly known as HFA Holdings (HFA), NGI is the... Show More

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With reporting season now behind us we have gained a more complete picture of how all of our portfolio holdings have performed for the first half of 2018. While some have disappointed relative to expectations, there were two standout small-caps within the technology space that comfortably exceeded forecasts. Here we... Show More

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A few weeks back, “our ABC” poured oil onto the heated debate in Canberra regarding the Commonwealth Government’s proposed tax rate cut legislation. The ABC produced data which represented that a significant proportion of major Australian companies hadn’t been paying tax in recent times, and from this observation its commentators... Show More

Hi James, Thanks for engaging with the article – we will try to address your points as best we can. We don’t typically look at businesses from a lens of relative value but taking this approach, we see FY18 EBITDA - including UltiSat – as being >$150m without organic growth. D&A will be much higher than 6% of revenues (you may be thinking of depreciation alone, which is typically 5-6% of revenues). Net debt (gross drawn debt less cash) was $333.2m and management’s guidance implies it will cap out around $340-350m. EV/EBITDA therefore comes in around 7.5x (EV of $1170m vs. our FY18e EBITDA of $157m). We see EV/EBIT as being less relevant for this type of business, given EBIT is not a good proxy for operating cash flow but on that basis, obviously a high depreciation business will look more expensive. As for organic growth, the CAGR we calculate ex-acquisition since CY14 is around 8% (revenue) and from CY16-CY18, 0% assuming CY18 revenue is c. $650m. Regards, Clime Team

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Hi Daniel, thanks for your question. The ‘fair value’ we refer to simply reflects our view on the aggregate intrinsic value of the market. As the note discusses, the methodology we use to derive intrinsic value largely focuses on return on equity (ROE) and an appropriate required return (discount rate). Regards, Clime team

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