A change in leadership on the ASX

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As reporting season ramps up, there’s a change in leadership underway in mining services says Simon Shields, Principal at Monash Investors. Recently, mining services companies with exposure to the capex cycle have performed very strongly. However, he believes as the mining cycle matures, it’s the production-focused companies that are best placed to benefit.

“Companies providing OpEx services to the miners, they’ve got a lot more of a tailwind behind them, like Seven Group, which supplies Caterpillar heavy equipment, and Emeco Holdings, which supplies Yellow Gear Rental.”

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Key points:

  • Strong global GDP growth has driven a recovery in resources and mining services companies
  • Mining services companies exposed to the CapEx cycle have already been rerated and are now fighting over the remaining contracts
  • Australian retailers have been “reliably disappointing” for some time, but companies like Kogan and Afterpay have benefitted from the switch to online

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