Is the worst over for Myer?

Local retailers have been doing it tough in the last few years, partly as a result of increasing competition from international retailers. MYR is no exception with the company’s net profit falli...

NBN Challenging the Telcos

Several past blog articles have looked individually at the major ASX listed telecommunications providers, such as Telstra (TLS), Vocus (VOC) and TPG Telecom (TPM). In this article, I explore th...

Bega Cheese and 'corporate opportunities'

BGA was recently in the news as a result of its acquisition of certain brands owned by Mondelez International, including Vegemite and ZoOSh salad dressing. The acquisition cost was $460m and at ...

CIMIC botches Macmahon Takeover

In late January, CIMIC (CIM) launched a final, unconditional takeover bid for Macmahon Holdings (MAH) for an all cash price of $0.145 per share. This was a significant premium to the $0.10 MAH s...

Will the good times continue for the mining sector?

Following the recent round of company reporting, the numbers confirm that the mining sector is quickly rebounding from the lows of early 2016. Iron ore miner, Fortescue metals (FMG), was in a ver...

Things go from bad to worse for Bellamy's

Bellamy’s (BAL) has been in the news extensively in the recent past as a result of financial trouble for the company. The share price has fallen 70% from its 2016 high. Today the company relea...

Is the bumpy ride over for Ardent Leisure (AAD)?

In October last year, the Dreamworld theme park owned by Ardent Leisure (AAD) suffered a tragic accident in which three customers were killed. The tragedy was expected to affect customer numbers ...

Reporting Season February 2017

The half year reporting season is upon us with many of the largest ASX companies having now reported their half year results. Here we provide a summary of some of these results focussing on a ...

Bank's Net Interest Margins Squeezed

With NAB releasing its financial report for the December quarter, it is a good time to talk about some of the challenges facing banks at the moment. NAB reported stable earnings relative to the ...

Another High P/E Stock Falls, Aconex

I have posted a few blogs in recent times related to the risk associated with profit downgrades for high P/E companies. For a general discussion of this effect read an earlier blog post here. Yes...

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