10 stocks that shone in latest profit season

The latest corporate reporting season has just ended. As usual the announced results are a case of the good, the bad and the ugly. The good are the star stocks that have delivered solid earnings results and increased their dividend payouts to their investors; the bad are those that have underperformed market expectations; and the ugly are those companies that have reported losses and have little immediate prospects for earnings recovery. Beyond the individual earnings stories there were also various macroeconomic factors at play in influencing company results over the most recent full year, and these factors will remain key earnings themes for some time. These include the impact on results of the lower Australian dollar, effects of low inflation and official interest rates, and negative flow-on to mining, oil and gas stocks of lower commodity and energy prices. For some companies, these influences have been positive for results, but for others they have eroded revenue and profitability. The full article explores some of the key themes in further detail: (VIEW LINK)

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