February 2016 Reporting Season

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Australia’s healthcare sector is world class. Here we rank the best performers based on growth, margins, competitive advantages and more. The S&P/ASX 200 Healthcare Index has returned 247% over the past 10 years, compared to just 54% for the All Ordinaries. Healthcare beat every other sector hands down. Show More

Andrew Stanley

Reporting season for corporates was a key driver of stock movements for February. Brambles Limited’s (ASX:BXB) global transport business produced a solid profit result for the first half of its financial year, together with an increase to profit guidance for the full year. Noteworthy features were solid margin results for... Show More

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February 2016’s results reporting season was certainly a moment and perhaps no results report captured the spirit of the season better than Slater and Gordon’s interim results announcement on Monday 29 February 2016: statutory NLAT of $958.3 million due to an $876.4 million non-cash impairment charge of which $814.2 million... Show More

CommSec

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) posted a 19.5% slump in first half profit to $466 million, which was above the market’s expectations. The result was held back most by $1.6 billion in reinsurance expenses due to a deal with Berkshire Hathaway For more Reporting Season coverage, please visit https://www.commsec.com.au/reportingseason Show More

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ASX released its half year results today...but the area that caught my eye is slide 15 in the presentation pack outlining the opportunities for ASX from distributed ledger technology for post-trade innovation. On the issuer/listed company side, ASX notes electronic AGMS, streamlined/automated corporate actions and improved shareholder analytics. On the... Show More