Profit falls by 27.9% in FY 18: Monash IVF Group Ltd.’s (ASX: MVF) stock fell 6.6% on August 27, 2018 (3:20 PM AEST) after the company for FY 18 reported 27.9% fall in the profit to $21 million, 22.2% fall in EBITDA and 2.9% fall in the revenue to $151 million. The company is into a fertility research and treatment, where the company researches and develops reproduction supportive medications.
The topline in FY 18 is impacted by a Specialist departure and a decline in the Australian ARS market. The EBITDA Margin for FY 18 declined to 25.3% from 31.6%, due to the leverage impact from volume decline in Victoria, continued investment in the Operations, People, Science & Technology and International business and also due to one-off costs incurred on the back of Fertility Specialist departure in Victoria and restraint legal proceedings, recruitment of key personnel and organisation restructure ($1.2m).
Additionally, 1H19 NPAT is expected to decline by approximately 15% on pcp, as 1H18 includes the one quarter of ARS activity from a departed Specialist. MVF expects to deliver NPAT growth in FY19 on pcp. MVF stock has risen 7.56% in three months as on August 24, 2018 and is trading at a P/E of 11.39x.
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