Investing smartly into growing markets can present great opportunities, and backing demographic trends can be a good way to do this. Australia’s ageing demographic is a well known play on this, but we are also currently seeing tourist numbers, and childcare industry revenue, both growing at around 12% per annum. So for this Buy Hold Sell we talk stocks riding demographic trends, with Matthew Kidman of Centennial hosting Simon Shields from Monash Investors, and Dean Fergie from Cyan Investment Management. 

Key points

  • G8 Education (GEM): Childcare operator: New management, wider margins with better cost controls, fees going up and government supportive. However questions over whether growth becoming harder to come by, given they are looking at greenfields sites rather than acquisitions.
  • Sealink Travel Group (SLK): Tourism and Transport company. Has done a great job growing tourism and ferry operations. However, has gone ex-growth, on a big multiple, and doesn’t offer value here.
  • Bluesky Alternative Investments (BLA): ‘Strong Buy’, massive growth in FUM. Very scalable.
  • Afterpay (AFY): Allows consumers to buy goods interest-free on line. Has shown remarkable growth, and now has 3000 retailers on board.
  • Challenger (CGF): A solid play on annuities, has great distribution through multiple platforms, new ones coming through all the time.  

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Peter Craig

One buy, one sell on Gem. Completely opposite takes on the same business? How can two 'Analyst's' look at the same proposition and have such divergent views?..For what it's worth, I sold out of them three weeks ago.

Buy Hold Sell

Hi Peter, that's exactly what markets are about. There is always a buyer and a seller...