The markets are on the upswing with the heavy weights leading the index. Few stocks worth noting in this uptrend and are doing well lately have been mentioned in this article.
WISETECH GLOBAL LIMITED (ASX: WTC) – It is a provider of software solutions which recently appointed Andrew Harrison as independent Non-Executive Chair. The company reported EBITDA which went up by 45% for FY18 in comparison to prior year, while a revenue growth of $221.6 million for FY18 which is up by 44% compared to FY17 was noted. Also, given the healthy global business performance the NPAT was up by 28%. Over the period of 5 years period from FY 14 and FY 18, the company had a 41% CAGR. With low customer attrition company has a powerful growth. The company has made a commitment of FY19 approximately $100 million in innovation and development. As at September 11, 2018, the stock went up at a market price of $22.330 which is a percentage change of 6.74%. In the last one year, the stock has noted a performance change of 151.14%.
WHITEHAVEN COAL LIMITED (ASX: WHC) – It is a coal mining and exploration company and recorded full year net profit of $525.6 million, up 30%. WHC recorded EBITDA of $940 million which is up by 32% on PCP. The company is a leading producer of high quality coal from the Gunnedah Basin i.e. high Calorific Value (CV) and low ash and Sulphur. A final dividend of $0.27 per share has been declared with payable date of September 13, 2018. The recent purchase of the Winchester South metallurgical coal project in Queensland provides another growth opportunity beyond Vickery project. The safety performance is mainly attributed to the increase in production. As at September 11, 2018, the stock went up at a market price of $5.060 which is a percentage change of 4.979%. In the last one year, the stock has noted a performance change of 38.11%.
AFTERPAY TOUCH GROUP LIMITED (ASX: APT) – The company is a retail payment provider and so far, it has seen rise in share price immediately corresponding to the successful capital raising of $117 million in support of its international expansion plan. The company has shown strong financial performance with revenue and other income at $142 million up by 390% while EBITDA excluding significant items was $34 million. The company saw an increase from $17.6 million (FY 17) to $85.7 million (FY 18) in the gross profit. And the recent good news of acquiring ThinkSmart’s ClearPay did seem to interest investors for too long. As at September 11, 2018, the stock went up at a market price of $16.900 which is a percentage change of 4.904%. In the last one year, the stock has noted a performance change of 316.28%.
BAPCOR LIMITED (ASX: BAP) – It is the distributor of automotive parts; the speculations are that $1.99 billion Bapcor was likely a candidate to acquire the Kmart Tyre and Auto business but dropped out in the last 24 hours. As evidenced by its acquisitions that have been made since its ASX listing in 2014, Bapcor has a very disciplined acquisition process. The full year results for the company were announced on August 22, 2018, for the year ended July 30, 2018. The revenue is up by 22% to $1,237m from continuing operations while the NPAT was up by 32% to $86.5 million. Because of this the earning per share is also up by 27% to 30.99 cps. As at September 11, 2018, the stock went up at a market price of $7.405 which is a percentage change of 1.997%. In the last one year, the stock has noted a performance change of 34.44%.
NEXTDC LIMITED (ASX: NXT) – It provides data center facilities, and for the year ended 30 June 2018, the company’s revenue was ahead of its guidance range, recording an increase of $37.98 million to a total of $161.52 million. Driven by ecosystem growth and new facility developments taking an advantage of higher density requirements, the underlying EBITDA increased to $62.6 million from $49.0 million in previous year. Capital expenditure of $285 million laid well below the underlying guidance range of $307-$327 million. Contracted utilization has also gone up by 28% to 40.2MW, including highest utilization of 15.2 MW from Sydney’s S1 development. However, profit after tax has declined from $23.0 million in FY17 to $6.6 million due to rising energy costs and other cost associated with facility expansions. As at September 11, 2018, the stock went up at a market price of $6.130 which is a percentage change of 4.966%. In the last one year, the stock has noted a performance change of 24.52%.
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