Ardent Leisure

Patrick Poke

It’s been about five months since the horrible tragedy at Dreamworld (owned by Ardent Leisure Group) claimed the lives of four Australians. I recently visited Dreamworld on holidays, but as a believer in the Peter Lynch philosophy, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to have a look at how the... Show More

James Nicolaou

Australian inbound tourism data for July 2016 has just been released, and shows some positive trends, including: Total inbound for July 2016 at 716k (+14.1% pcp); 12 Months to July 2016 at 7.94m (+10.6% pcp v 10.0% at end June 2016); Leisure 12 months to July 2016 at 6.0m (+14.8%... Show More

Monash Investors Pty Limited

Most investors would be satisfied with a 6 out of 10 hit rate on their stock picks. Simon Shields and Shane Fitzgerald from Monash investors say they have been consistently hitting 8 out of 10 and share a few key ingredients to their success. A core focus of their process... Show More

James Nicolaou

Last week we saw Ardent’s US Main Event peer Dave & Buster’s (D&B) report a very strong third quarter same store growth of 8.8% pcp - despite cycling a strong comparable and the Halloween interruption. D&B’s citing a big pick-up in “walk-ins” which suggests the operating environment is strong for... Show More