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Wilson Asset Management weekly: Origin Energy and SG Fleet results

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

As reporting season continues this week we have seen many companies provide conservative outlook statements for the year ahead, confirming a backdrop of moderate earnings growth. Among the themes to emerge is companies reinvesting into their businesses to drive growth in a relatively anaemic economic environment. In this week's report... Show More

Large cap LICs outperform small caps in FY17

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research looks at the performance of the LIC sector over the 12 months to 30 June 2017. The Australian large cap share focused LICs benefited from solid market performance over that time with the five largest LICs delivering an average portfolio return... Show More

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Five LICs at a discount to NTA

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In its latest LMI Monthly Update, Independent Investment Research takes a look at why listed investment companies trade at discounts and premiums to net tangible asset value. We also take a look at five LICs that are currently trading at large discounts to NTA, look at some of the reasons... Show More

Pay day for Capitol Health

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

On Thursday, Capitol Health Limited (ASX: CAJ) announced the sale of its NSW assets to I-Med Radiology Network for $81.5 million which is more than 8.5 times expected FY17 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA). We believe Capitol Health’s strong balance sheet and high cash levels will provide... Show More

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Small caps firing up again?

Livewire Exclusive

May 2017 marked the first month since September 2016 that the Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index outperformed large caps. Livewire reached out to six small cap specialists to ask: “Is this a turning point”? The consensus seems, with some terms and conditions, to be: “Yes”. Read on for responses from Wilson... Show More

Finding value amongst small-cap LICs

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

Small-cap shares have underperformed the broader market over the past 12 months and, on some metrics, the sector appears reasonable value. However, investing in small-caps can be a riskier proposition and in recent weeks a number of small-cap company share prices have been hit hard by revenue and earnings downgrades.... Show More

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CEO INSIGHTS – Week Ending 2 June 2017 by NAOS Asset Management

NAOS Asset Management
NAOS Asset Management Listed Investment Companies (LICs) ASX: NCC, ASX: NAC

"Backdoor listings are problem in Australia. There are some examples – Vocus is the only one people keep quoting – where it's worked. But they were a pretty big company by the time they listed, which is different than effectively backdoor listing a start-up because it can't raise money any... Show More

Future generation stock ideas are outperforming

Alex Cowie
Alex Cowie Livewire Markets

A cohort of Australia’s leading fund managers gathered at the 2017 Future Generation Investment Forum two weeks ago, each presenting their top stock idea. A clear trend is already emerging in the domestic stocks mentioned. While the broader market has pulled back 2.2% since the Forum, this group of stocks... Show More

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Flight Centre on the right flight path

Matthew Haupt
Matthew Haupt Wilson Asset Management

On Thursday, Australia’s largest travel agent Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX: FLT) presented at the Macquarie Conference. The company reaffirmed their FY17 guidance of $300m to $330m underlying profit before tax, down 7-15% on the previous corresponding period, which had been impacted by declining prices in international airfares over the... Show More

Large cap LICs continue to benefit from strong market

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

In its latest Monthly LMI Update, Independent Investment Research looks at listed investment company performance over the March 2017 quarter. The Australian large cap focused listed investment companies benefited from the solid market performance over the quarter with the five largest listed LICs delivering an average portfolio return (pre-tax NTA... Show More

How to identify outstanding LICs

Independent Investment Research
Independent Investment Research Independent Investment Research

Listed Investment Companies (LICs) have enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance ever since the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms levelled the playing field with unlisted trusts. In the last four years, 42 new LICs have been listed, bringing the total combined market capitalisation for all LICS to $31 billion at... Show More

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Helloworld's flying upgrade

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

On Friday, Helloworld Limited (ASX: HLO) announced an upgrade to its current earnings guidance with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) up from $47 to $51 million to between $52 and $55 million on the back of approximately $5.8 billion of total transaction value (TTV). Helloworld said that... Show More

Microcaps a long term game

Mark Tobin
Mark Tobin Independent Investment Research

Over recent months the microcap and small cap end of the ASX has been pummeled, by what has been termed the “great rotation” or "silent crash", more phrases to add to your investing lexicon. This is largely where large cap managers who had meandered down into the smaller end of... Show More

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Merged Janus Henderson Investors to surge

Matthew Haupt
Matthew Haupt Wilson Asset Management

On Monday, Henderson Group PLC (ASX: HGG) announced an update on its proposed merger with Janus Capital Group. Janus Henderson Investors expects to have a combined market capitalisation of c.US $5.6 billion, with Henderson holding approximately 57% of the merged group and Janus approximately 43%. The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company,... Show More

Nufarm FY2017 half year results

Matthew Haupt
Matthew Haupt Wilson Asset Management

On Wednesday, agricultural chemical company Nufarm (ASX: NUF) announced its FY2017 half year results, with revenue up 15% on the previous corresponding period and underlying earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITDA) also up 15% to $128.7 million. Despite tough operating conditions, Nufarm benefitted from new product launches, market share... Show More

Reckon – proposed demerger

Chris Stott
Chris Stott Wilson Asset Management

On Friday, software company Reckon (ASX: RKN) announced a proposed demerger of its document management division, which currently represents approximately 15% of 2016 group turnover, with shares to trade on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM). The board of directors said the proposal will place Reckon in... Show More

Listed Managed Investments: Quarterly Review

Peter Rae
Peter Rae Independent Investment Research

(LICs), listed investment trusts (LITs), and exchange quoted managed funds (EQMFs). At 31 January 2016, there were 96 LICs and LITs on the ASX, with a collective market capitalization of $ 31.6B. There are a number of new LICs in the pipeline including URB Investments, Contango Global Growth, Plato Income... Show More