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Wilson Asset Management

Established in 1997, Wilson Asset Management is the investment manager for six of Australia’s leading listed investment companies: WAM Capital (ASX: WAM), WAM Leaders (ASX: WLE), WAM Microcap (ASX: WMI), WAM Research (ASX: WAX), WAM Active (ASX: WAA) and Century Australia (ASX: CYA); and is responsible for over $2 billion in shareholder capital on behalf of more than 55,000 retail investors. Wilson Asset Management also created Australia's first listed investment companies to provide investors with access to leading fund managers while supporting our future generation: Future Generation Investment Company (ASX: FGX) and Future Generation Global Investment Company (ASX: FGG). For more information visit www.wilsonassetmanagement.com.au

Ruralco waterworks

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On Wednesday, Portfolio Manager Oscar Oberg attended Ruralco Holdings Limited’s (ASX: RHL) investor site day in Renmark, South Australia. The company showcased its investment in water and rural supplies businesses within the Riverland region. The company also announced a trading update, confirming that earnings in the second half of FY2017... Show More

Downer unfairly sold down

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Over the past six to nine months, small-cap companies have underperformed relative to their large-cap peers by 11%. Although a number of large-cap companies have seen their PE multiples expand over this period, we believe a significant component of this underperformance is due to an estimated $4-5 billion being stripped... Show More

Wilson Asset Management Shareholder Presentation - May 2017

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We're pleased to bring you the Wilson Asset Management investor presentation live from Sydney. A live stream of the presentation will commence on Tuesday the 16th of May at 10:00am. The Wilson Asset Management investment team will provide an overview of the market, highlight interesting industry trends and discuss a... Show More

ResMed result a breath of fresh air

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On Wednesday, sleep apnoea treatment manufacturer ResMed (ASX: RMD) revealed strong second quarter results including a 17% increase in revenue compared to the same period of the prior year. In announcing the results, ResMed chief executive Mick Farrell said the company was well positioned to adapt to the Trump administration’s... Show More

10 predictions for equities in 2017 - Part Two

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With half yearly reporting commencing next week, it is pertinent to consider the outlook for the share market this year. In a two-part article, I consider the factors that will influence the share market in the year ahead and provide Wilson Asset Management’s predictions for Australian equities in 2017. If... Show More

Integrated's positive diagnosis

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Also on Wednesday, software diagnostics company Integrated Research Limited (ASX: IRI) released first-half FY17 earnings guidance. For the six-month period, the company said it expects to report revenue between $42.3 million and $44.0 million, up from the $39.4 million the previous year. The company advised the market that it expects... Show More

Lay by working for Afterpay

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On Wednesday, online credit service company Afterpay Holdings Limited (ASX: AFY) provided a business update for the quarter ended 31 December 2016. Afterpay reported retail sales of over $100 million for Q2 FY17, up over 145% from the previous quarter. The company said it has continued to experience strong growth... Show More

Ardent: Getting ready for the main event

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Last Friday, Ardent Leisure Group (ASX: AAD) provided a trading update for its Dreamworld and Main Event businesses. Despite seeing attendance numbers increase steadily since re-opening on 10 December 2016, Dreamworld’s unaudited revenue fell 63.0% to $3.66 million, versus $9.89 million recorded in December 2015. As we discussed at our... Show More

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Orora registers an acquisition

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On Thursday, packaging company Orora Limited (ASX: ORA) announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Register Print Group for US$44 million (approximately AUD$59 million). Register Print is a full-service provider of point-of-purchase retail display products and sells to blue-chip retailers and brand owners in the US. In... Show More

Wilson Asset Management Investor Presentation - November 2016

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We are pleased to bring you the Wilson Asset Management investor presentation live from Sydney. The live stream of the presentation is due to commence on Wednesday the 23rd of November at 11am. The Wilson Asset Management investment team will provide an overview of the market, highlight interesting industry trends... Show More

Future vintages look great for TWE

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On Tuesday, winemaker Treasury Wine Estates (ASX: TWE) provided an update at the Company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). TWE announced it will deliver at least $100 million in cost of goods sold (COGS) savings – up from previously announced $80 million by FY20. The company also expects cash synergies from... Show More

PMP printing money

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On Friday, commercial printing company PMP Limited (ASX: PMP) announced it will merge with privately owned print and digital services provider IPMG Group. PMP Limited will acquire 100% of IPMG and issue new PMP shares to existing IPMG shareholders. Combined, IPMG shareholders will then hold a maximum 37% interest in... Show More

Nearmap maps growth for the future

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On Tuesday, aerial mapping business Nearmap Limited (ASX: NEA) announced its first quarter FY17 trading update, showing continued revenue growth in both its Australia and US businesses. Quarterly subscription revenue growth was up 39% to $9.2 million, with the Australian operation reporting organic revenue growth of 32%. The company has... Show More

There’s value emerging in the banks

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Matt Haupt from Wilson Asset Management shares his view on the banks following the recent inquiry into the sector. Haupt says the only new information of any significance was with respect to how banks are setting interest rates. "The bank CEOs have performed very well in my opinion. They got... Show More

Merger of the managers

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On Tuesday, Henderson Group (ASX: HGG) announced its intention to merge with US-based Janus Capital Group in a reverse takeover. Each share of Janus will be exchanged for 4.719 newly issued shares in Henderson. The combined group Janus Henderson Global Investors will have assets under management of more than US$320... Show More

Hitachi consumes Bradken

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On Monday, mining services company Bradken Limited (ASX: BKN) announced it had entered into an implementation agreement with Japanese construction company Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Limited. Hitachi has agreed to make an all cash off-market takeover for Bradken for $3.25 per share. Bradken is likely to benefit from its cost... Show More

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