August 2017 Reporting Season

CBA becoming compelling value as the stock falls out of favour

Clime Asset Management

The central argument of our thesis on CBA has been the stock would lose most of its premium to its major bank peers as ANZ and National Australia Bank derisked and improved their profitability by correcting their strategic mistakes (eg. divesting non-core businesses), managing their capital more efficiently and resuming... Show More

SDA potentially a great opportunity for patient investors

Clime Asset Management

The market is littered with the corpses of over-geared, would-be consolidators that grew too fast and didn’t fully integrate acquisitions along the way. You needn’t even stray outside of the telco sector to find a recent and very public example in Vocus Group (ASX:VOC). You would therefore be forgiven for... Show More

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Harvey Norman Full Year Result: HVN lifts profits but disappoints with cut to dividend

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 Specialty retailer, Harvey Norman (HVN) posted a record and above consensus 28% lift in annual profit to $449m. The result was driven by demand for furniture thanks to record low interest rates, a strong Australian property market, and favourable property revaluations. and was boosted by the collapse of Dick... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170829

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open and then made a slight recovery as North Korean missile test launch through Japanese airspace killed off the weak overnight global market sentiment. North Korean launched another test missile through Japanese airspace according to South Korea…more ammunition for risk off trade to remain in... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170828

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open and then traded sideways with weak global sentiment. The commodities remain strong on the back of China optimism…Shanghai index delivered another new high since 2015. Iron Ore continues to baffle analyst by moving higher while the Texas natural disaster playing into Oil optimism. Jackson... Show More

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Medibank Private Full Year Result: MPL posts good result in a tough health care market

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 Medibank Private Limited (MPL) reported group net profit of $449.5 million, better than markets had expected for the 2017 financial year. The headline result was boosted by stronger investment returns helping to offset lower revenue from its Medical health division. Medibank’s full year result was impacted by a fall... Show More

Qantas Full Year Result: QAN earnings boosted by strengthening of its domestic business

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 Qantas Airways’ (QAN) 8.5% slide in its annual underlying profit to $1.4bn was the flagship airline’s second biggest in its near 100-year history, was largely in-line with analyst expectations and slightly above guidance provided in early May. The result was boosted most by the strengthening of its domestic business... Show More