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Executive Series - Hunter Hall Global Value Ltd (HHV) Portfolio Manager, James McDonald

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Tom Piotrowski speaks with Hunter Hall Global Value Ltd (HHV) Portfolio Manager, James McDonald about the performance of the fund, stock selection and the recent Australian earnings season. Show More

QBE Insurance Full Year Result - QBE beats profit estimates & announces buyback

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QBE Insurance (QBE) posted a much better than expected FY16 cash profit of US$898m, an improvement in its underlying operations and a buyback program. Stronger returns on its investments and cost management were partially offset by the impact of a stronger US dollar. The Underwriting Result (its underlying earnings), was... Show More

Flight Centre Half Year Result - FLT revises guidance as profits slide on heavy airfare discounting

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Australia’s largest travel agent, Flight Centre (FLT) posted a worse than expected 36% slide in its half-year profit to $74.4m. Despite record sales, the result was held back by a challenging global trading environment, with widespread airfare discounting, economic uncertainty and currency volatility impacting the group’s bottom line. Show More

Blackmores Half Year Result - BKL profits slump as China-influenced sales slide

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Vitamin group, Blackmores (BKL) posted a substantial slide in its HY17 earnings. The result was dragged lower by a slump in Chinese-influenced sales in Australia as operating channels change. Group sales fell by more than 5%, profit slumped by 41% and a much smaller dividend was declared. A drop in... Show More

Woolworths Half Year Result - WOW cuts dividend as underlying profit falls

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Woolworths (WOW) reported that first net profit after tax (NPAT) from continuing operations fell 16.7% compared to the prior year to $785.7 million. This compared to a net loss after tax (NLAT) of $972.7 million in in the corresponding period last year, reflecting the impact of significant items which totalled... Show More

IAG Half Year Result - IAG's natural disaster claims hit bottom-line

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Insurance Australia Group Limited’s (IAG) half year 2017 result was largely in line with market expectations. The company has been advising the market on the continual Natural Peril claims over the last year and its impact on IAG’s bottom-line. IAG reported a 4.7% lift in Gross Written Premiums (GWP) but... Show More

Beyond the Jargon: It’s all about Earnings

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Net profit after tax (NPAT), adjusted earnings, normalised earnings, pro-forma earnings, earnings per share… With so many different phrases and versions, it’s no wonder some investors struggle to stay on top of it all. In this third edition of Beyond the Jargon, I’ll explain what these differing terms mean, what... Show More

Wesfarmers Half Year Result - WES result helped by one-off coal price rise

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Wesfarmers (WES) reports better than expected lift in first half net profit to $1.58 billion thanks to a strong lift in revenue from its resources unit https://youtu.be/vEja6KFr2Og For more Reporting Season coverage, please visit https://www.commsec.com.au/reportingseason Show More

Treasury Wine Estates Half Year Result - TWE doubles profit on Diageo purchase & China sales

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Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) – the company behind well-known brands like Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Lindemans - has more than doubled its first half net profit to $136.2m https://youtu.be/loHTXO4mAeo For more Reporting Season coverage, please visit https://www.commsec.com.au/reportingseason Show More

Cochlear Half Year Result - COH's increased products helped build new revenue growth

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Global hearing implant maker Cochlear Limited (COH), issued a 19% lift in first half profit. Cochlear implant sales rose 10%, while revenue lifted by 4% over the half https://youtu.be/IPI16CKSJPo For more Reporting Season coverage, please visit https://www.commsec.com.au/reportingseason Show More

Ansell Half Year Result - ANN reports flat earnings, sticks to full year outlook

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Rubber product manufacturer Ansell (ANN) reported flat first half earnings with net profit after tax (NPAT) edging higher by 0.3% to US$69.8 million compared to US$69.6 million in the previous corresponding period https://youtu.be/7dpRforJ40g For more Reporting Season coverage, please visit https://www.commsec.com.au/reportingseason Show More

JB Hi-Fi Half Year Result - JBH profits lift on Dick Smith demise & The Good Guys purchase

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Discount retailer, JB Hi-Fi (JBH) posted a better than expected 31.7% lift in underlying profit to $125.4m for the six months ended 31 Dec 2016. The result was boosted most by less competition in the retail space https://youtu.be/4S7a3SzVKmw For more Reporting Season coverage, please visit https://www.commsec.com.au/reportingseason Show More