3 Results to Look at – ASX: BLX, ASX: GWA and ASX: IPH

3 Results to Look at - Kalkine Media

Below 3 companies have released their full year results lately and a snippet on the same has been provided herein:

Beacon Lighting Group Ltd (ASX: BLX), a specialist lighting retailer, saw its stock trading around $1.56 with a daily price change of $0.01 or 0.645%, as at August 17, 2018. The stock has seen a performance change of 20.16% over the past 12 months. The company recorded FY18 sales result with an increase of 9.7% at $236.0 million. The company’s gross profit margins increased by 2.3% of sales at 65.7% and recorded group EBITDA result with an increase of 20.1% at $33.2m. The recorded group NPAT witnessed an increase of 17.7% resulting at $19.6 million. The initial few weeks of FY19, have however, not revealed significant sales growth.

GWA Group Ltd (ASX: GWA) is an industrials sector group known for providing various building fixtures as well as fittings at residential and commercial properties. The company’s stock traded around $3.61 with a daily price change of $0.03 or 0.838%, as at August 17, 2018. The stock has seen a performance change of 14.01% over the past 12 months. GWA has established strong platform for future growth and delivered solid full year result, with EBIT of $84.4 million, which is up 4.7%. The company’s NPAT is up to $56.0 million, i.e., a rise of 4.3% and full year dividend of 18.0 cents per share fully franked has been up by 9.1%. The group’s revenue increased by 2.5 percent. The group has a decent pipeline of building work and has done well in the Bathroom and Kitchen business segment.

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IPH Limited (ASX: IPH) is the industrial sector company that operates in intellectual property services. The company’s stock traded around $5.560 with a daily price change of $0.110 or 2.018%, as at August 17, 2018. The stock has seen a performance change of 20.04% over the past 12 months. With regards to merger on FAKC/ Cullensand Spruson & Ferguson, the group updated the market that these businesses have been integrated effectively now and about $1 million of synergies have been slated in FY19. The full year FY18 revenue is up by 21.5% at $226 million and the EBITDA is up by 2.1% at $70.1 million. The dividend is up by 2.3 percent which is at 22.5 cents per share. However, NPAT is down by 5.2% compared to the previous year at $40.7 million. The healthy cashflow position is supporting the dividend payout (which is 91% of FY18 cash NPAT). The group has seen a recovery in the patent market in Australia and the filings have been up by 5.2% for second half over the previous corresponding period.

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