Mark Tobin

Consolidated Operations Group (COG:ASX) is the new incarnation of the old Armidale Investment Corporation (AIK:ASX). COG has been slowly transitioning itself from the old LIC structure to a proper operating business structure over the last two years. COG is now pursuing two main lines of business: Show More

Avoca Investment Management

During the month of January, equity investors showed little apparent concern for value. As we write this report, the market is becoming increasingly concerned with nascent inflationary signs and rising interest rates. The momentum of investor fuelled, low volatility / low interest rate trade that has grossly inflated pockets of... Show More

Matthew Haupt

On Monday, insurance broking outfit AUB Group (ASX: AUB) announced its half year results, reporting a 12.7% increase in adjusted net profit after tax (Adjusted NPAT) to $14.5 million and a 15% increase in revenue from ordinary activities to $121.8 million. We expect to see continued growth in AUB which... Show More

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Dean Fergie

PSI is a little-known consolidator of insurance brokers that landed on the ASX last December. In no uncertain terms, its inaugural FY16 report was a cracker. Revenue increased 34% over FY15 with this number over 20% ahead of prospectus. The underlying NPATA at $14.3m was 15% ahead of prospectus. Remember,... Show More

Bennelong Funds Management

"Our view is that most market penetration stories are expensive. In fact, we believe these names are broadly overpriced and even as EPS growth emerges, stock prices will stagnate or fall given high starting valuations. One exception is retirement village operator Aveo, which will increasingly benefit from the ageing population,... Show More