When talking about diversifying of stocks in your portfolio it becomes equally important to choose stocks from different sectors as it is to pick different stocks. Here are three stocks with exposure in various themes or segments which are discussed herein.
Betashares Nasdaq 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ) – Through a launch of the range of new international ETFs and to expand its global shares product suite, the company has recently announced its plans. BetaShares Global Blockchain Innovators ETF (BLOK), BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA), and BetaShares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (RBTZ) are the three products which are expected to launch soon. As at the end of December 31, 2017, the cash and cash equivalents stood at $15.89 million. As at September 11, 2018, the stock went up at a market price of $18.210 which is a percentage change of 0.331% trading near its 52-week high. In the last one year, the stock has noted a performance change of 41.80%. On an industry level the Australian ETF industry continued to grow to a record high of $39.98 billion showcasing a huge potential for the company.
Apiam Animal Health Ltd (ASX: AHX) – It is a leading rural veterinary practices company. For the FY 2018 the revenue has gone up by 8.8% reaching to $106.6 million as compared to FY 2017. The underlying EBITDA was also up by 17.3% to $9.8 million as compared to the PCP, resulting into a marginal increase of 1% in underlying NPAT to $4.4 million. The operating cashflow was also positive in FY 18 with an addition of $7.5 million to reach $9.2 million against the FY 17. In line with FY 2017 the company declared a dividend of 0.8 cps. As at September 11, 2018, the stock was at a market price of $0.550 with a flat daily price change, trading near its 52-week low. In the last one year, the stock has noted a performance change of -27.63%. The company is soon going to declare 0.8cents dividend with dividend pay date as October 26, 2018.
Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP) – Providing services for death care, the company’s revenue increased to $80.9 million from $46.1 million in FY17, pro forma operating NPAT increased 125% to $12.3 million. Ahead expectation reaching up to $21.5 million in FY18, Pro forma operating earnings before interest tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) also grew by 75%. The company has completed three acquisitions which include Seasonal Funerals, Brindley Group and Norwood Park, in the year of its official listing on ASX. The company holds a strong balance sheet with cash of $28.3 million and new $50 million undrawn debt facility, as at 30 June 2018. As at September 11, 2018, the stock was at a market price of $2.970 with a daily price change of 2.062%. In the last one year, the stock has noted a performance change of -11.82%. The company is soon to pay fully franked dividend of 6.4 cents as at October 05, 2018.
|Serial Number||Stock (ASX)||P/E||EPS|
|1.||Betashares Nasdaq 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ)||17.100||1.061 AUD|
|2.||Apiam Animal Health Ltd (ASX: AHX)||17.130||0.032 AUD|
|3.||Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP)||–||-0.197 AUD|
Table: P/E and EPS of three stocks
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