Macquarie Telecom records another strong result

Macquarie Telecom records another strong result

For the past nine financial halves data centre operator Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) has recorded growth in revenue and profit. The half ending December 31 was buoyed by continued investments into the group's data centres, positioning the company well for the serious demand Australian businesses have for data storage. Revenue was ...

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Slater & Gordon in sell-off after senior lenders set free

Slater & Gordon in sell-off after senior lenders set free

Restructuring efforts from law firm Slater & Gordon (ASX: SGH) have failed to ward off a loss of $10.3 million for 1H19, as the group continues its path to recovery after a woeful foray into the UK market. The result compares to a profit of $141.2 million at the end of 2017, a figure that was only supported by a on...

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Afterpay shares dive on first half loss

Afterpay shares dive on first half loss

Just one day after Afterpay (ASX: APT) slipped through a Senate report on the buy-now pay-later (BNPL) sector without a scratch, the company is facing the rebuke of shareholders on the back of its first half results. Shares are down after the company announced it suffered an increase to its first half loss after tax of 3043 per cent to $2...

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ASIC swoops on GetSwift with civil proceedings

ASIC swoops on GetSwift with civil proceedings

GetSwift (ASX: GSW) and its directors Bane Hunter and Joel Macdonald are once again in the firing line. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has today launched civil proceedings against GetSwift in the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne. The proceedings relate to a series of ASX announcements made by GetSwif...

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Zip Co zooms ahead, more than double revenue

Zip Co zooms ahead, more than double revenue

The heat is on in the battle between the Australian buy-now pay-later (BNPL) darlings of the ASX, Zip Co (ASX: Z1P) and Afterpay. Zip Co seems to be making some ground on Afterpay with its 1H19 results (the latter has been ahead of Zip Co from day dot). The company reported record revenue during the first half, up 114 per cent to $34....

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Webjet flying high on record performance

Webjet flying high on record performance

Flights and hotels comparison service Webjet (ASX: WEB) had a record first half with financial highlights up across the board. The company saw a 42 per cent increase in earnings to $58 million, a 33 per cent increase in revenue to $175.2 million, and a 61 per cent rise in NPAT to $38.3 million. The company's hotel play, WebBeds, c...

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Allensford jumps on disappointing The Reject Shop results

Allensford jumps on disappointing The Reject Shop results

Allensford is once again gunning to take over The Reject Shop (ASX: TRS) following the group's 1H19 results announcement and full year guidance. Though The Reject Shop's half year profit was in line with expectations, Allensford is hoping shareholders will jump ship now that the retailer has announced its full year guidance. P...

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Corporate Travel soars ahead defying short sellers and critics

Corporate Travel soars ahead defying short sellers and critics

In spite of a late 2018 short selling attack and harsh criticism from the Australian Financial Review, Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTM) has reported a strong start to the 2019 financial year. Key figures were all up during the half, with revenue up 23 per cent to $212.2 million, underling NPAT up 20 per cent to $42.6 milli...

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Domino's online sales rise with two orders every second

Domino's online sales rise with two orders every second

Domino's plans to dominate digitally and online are falling into place, with the company announcing it now receives two pizza orders online every second. This bewildering figure has resulted in the company seeing online sales during 1H19 rise by 16.5 per cent or $132.2 million. Alongside significant contributions from Japan and Eu...

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ASIC the enforcer: Regulator reveals raft of investigations in the works

ASIC the enforcer: Regulator reveals raft of investigations in the works

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced it will set up a separate Office of Enforcement as part of a new "Why not litigate?" approach in the wake of the Royal Commission. The regulatory tiger will also have sharper teeth following the recent passing of the Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2018, allo...

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Blackmores delivers record sales but share price plummets

Blackmores delivers record sales but share price plummets

Record sales have generated record revenue of $319 million for health supplement company Blackmores (ASX: BKL) but CEO Richard Henfrey has told shareholders to not get too comfortable. Shares in Blackmores are down nearly 30 per cent at 10.42am AEDT after the company said growth in China has softened. "Achieving record sales is a...

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IOOF profit up 200 per cent despite Royal Commission criticism

IOOF profit up 200 per cent despite Royal Commission criticism

Despite being singled out by the final report from the Royal Commission into the banking and finance sector IOOF (ASX: IFL) has had a strong start to FY19. The financial advice and investment manager saw its statutory NPAT rise by 200 per cent in the half to $135.4 million. Underlying NPAT was also up slightly to $100.1 million. The 2...

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LandMark White hacked data sat on dark web for 10 days

LandMark White hacked data sat on dark web for 10 days

Property valuer LandMark White (ASX: LMW) has resumed trading this morning after investigating a serious data breach that occurred some time in December 2018. The company entered into a trading halt on Friday after major banks suspended important contracts. The Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and ANZ have all suspended cont...

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Baby Bunting results improve on the back of retail enhancements

Baby Bunting results improve on the back of retail enhancements

New stores and the introduction of a buy-now pay-later finance option saw Baby Bunting's (ASX: BBN) first half results improve. Revenue was up 17.2 per cent to $177.688 million in the first half, whilst profit rose 27.8 per cent to $5.216 million. The company says it has rebounded from significant competition disruption, price def...

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LandMark White in trading halt following fallout from data breach

LandMark White in trading halt following fallout from data breach

Property valuer LandMark White (ASX: LMW) has gone into a trading halt pending a statement regarding the fallout from a data breach that occurred on 4 February 2019. The company said at the time that a data set containing property valuation and some personal contact information was disclosed because of a vulnerability in one of LMW's ...

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Treasury Wine Estates records strongest net sales revenue growth in its history

Treasury Wine Estates records strongest net sales revenue growth in its history

Strong performance in China has pushed Treasury Wine Estates' (ASX: TWE) results to new levels. The company delivered its strongest organic net sales revenue ('NSR') growth rate in its history during the first half of FY19. NSR was up 16 per cent to $1,507.7 million, whilst its NPAT was up 17 per cent to $219.2 million. ...

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A 97 per cent profit drop caps off disaster year for AMP

A 97 per cent profit drop caps off disaster year for AMP

Of all the companies hit hard by the findings of the banking and finance Royal Commission AMP was one of the worst hurt. However, amidst the chaos of renumerating customers for fees charged without rendering services, the company has still turned a profit. The comparably meagre $28 million profit is far shy of the $848 million the com...

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Suncorp results battered by natural hazards costs

Suncorp results battered by natural hazards costs

The cost of natural disasters has proven to be more than Suncorp was prepared for during the first half, with hazards accounting for a dive in the group's profit and earnings. At the end of 2018 Suncorp's reported NPAT was down 44.7 per cent to $250 million. This downturn, from $452 million in 1H18, can be attributed to a numb...

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Virgin Australia records its strongest H1 earnings in 11 years

Virgin Australia records its strongest H1 earnings in 11 years

Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) saw its underlying earnings hit $3,071 million during the first half of FY19, an all-time record for the airline, and the strongest result since the 2008 financial year. The company says this result was driven by strong performance in the company's domestic airline business, supported by a stable market, an...

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Carsales suffers 82% drop in profit thanks to $47m impairment charge

Carsales suffers 82% drop in profit thanks to $47m impairment charge

A $47.8 million impairment charge has seen Carsales.com Ltd's (ASX: CAR) NPAT slide by 82 per cent to $11.1 million in H1 FY19. Tightening regulations by ASIC about car financing appear to be the major cause of Carsales' woes representing yet another casualty of the findings of the banking and finance royal commission. The imp...

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