21 Stocks Under Ex-dividend Radar

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Costa Group Holdings Ltd

Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC) grows, packs and markets fresh fruit and vegetables in Australia. The group has now founded avocados as their vertically-integrated fifth core produce category, with production footprint spanning from February to December; and it is also moving ahead with China berry plantings while progress on Monarto, South Australia mushroom farm expansion is on track for a further capacity progression.

Dividend ex-date: 12/09/18

Dividend pay date: 04/10/18

Annual dividend yield : 1.98%

Adacel Technologies Limited

Adacel Technologies Limited (ASX: ADA), the developer of advanced simulation/ control systems for aviation and defense, has two business segments, Systems and Services. The firm is in Global Aerospace Systems market covering operational Air Traffic Management, Airport and Air Traffic Control Training, and Airborne Vehicle Systems. The firm sees that the rising level of effort on the FAA ATOP program would contribute to growth in the Services business. It sees five new ATM systems opportunities outside of French Territories including two likely sole source awards. ATM engineering services contract for legacy customer upgrade and participation in US Army TADDS program to add additional time and material resources has now being indicated.

Dividend ex-date: 12/09/18

Dividend pay date: 27/09/18

Annual dividend yield: 2.8%

Accent Group Ltd

Accent Group Ltd (ASX: AX1) is in the retail and distribution sectors of performance and lifestyle footwear, spread over 446 stores across 10 different retail banners and exclusive distribution rights for 10 international brands across Australia and New Zealand. The group’s FY18 was not significantly great; however, a healthy start to FY19 with like for like retail sales rise of 4.6% in first seven weeks looks good.

Dividend ex-date: 12/09/18

Dividend pay date: 27/09/18

Annual dividend yield: 4.17%   

Cimic Group Ltd

Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) is into infrastructure, mining, services and public private partnerships. Their construction business is CPB Contractors and Leighton Asia, mining and mineral processing units is Thiess and Sedgman, and operation and maintenance services is under UGL. Its service venture, Ventia is strengthening relations with Main Roads Western Australia through major contracts relating to asset maintenance and infrastructure services; and these can lead to total revenue of about $280 million with Ventia’s portion being more than half of the value.

Dividend ex-date: 12/09/18

Dividend pay date: 04/10/18

Annual dividend yield: 2.88%

Lovisa Holdings Ltd

Lovisa Holdings Ltd (ASX: LOV), a known fashion jewelry retailer, has developed a vertically integrated business model to develop and merchandise key branded products. Its full year results depicted rise of 24% in NPAT while revenue was up 21%.

Dividend ex-date: 12/09/18

Dividend pay date: 25/10/18

Annual dividend yield: 2.67%

Perpetual Limited

Perpetual Limited (ASX: PPT) is an independent financial services group operating in funds management, financial advisory and trustee services. The group built a solid record of investment performance. The group’s FY18 NPAT was up 2% while DPS depicted growth of 4% on FY17.

Dividend ex-date: 12/09/18

Dividend pay date: 08/10/18

Annual dividend yield: 6.41%

Data#3 Limited

Data#3 Limited (ASX: DTL) is an IT services and solutions provider, with technologies focused on cloud, mobility, security, data & analytics and IT lifecycle management. Despite a challenging first half of FY18, the group delivered a strong second half result, ending the year ahead of FY17. Revenue rose 7.6% to $1.2 billion in FY18 but NPBT fell 8.9% to $20.4 million.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 28/09/18

Annual dividend yield : 5.34%

Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd

Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT), the retail travel company, recently delivered a record revenue but at a lower growth rate (as expected) – leading to 25bps income margin pressure. This was mainly on the back of business mix changes – circa 30% of TTV now coming from lower income margin businesses.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 12/10/18

Annual dividend yield: 2.95%

RXP Services Ltd

RXP Services Ltd (ASX: RXP), an IT group in digital services consultancy, has been rebalancing work mix while their growth in digital has been pleasing. The group has been decreasing there traditional consulting work in the first 8 months across two major clients. This impact related with two major clients is currently managed as they have transitioned to new rate cards while the “digital” services work is offsetting the pressure to a certain extent. The group is positioning in digital work (consulting and project work).

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 04/10/18

Annual dividend yield: 7%

South32 Ltd

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) is a globally diversified mining and metals company; and for FY18, the firm enhanced Underlying earnings by 16 per cent to US$1.3 billion, while net cash balance reached US$2.0 billion. The firm generated a 13.5 per cent return on invested capital, and total shareholder returns of 53 per cent. Cost control remains a focus while the firm decided to manage South Africa Energy Coal as a stand-alone business to deliver annual cost savings of US$50 million from FY20.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 11/10/18

Annual dividend yield Help: 3.84%

Smartgroup Corporation Ltd

Smartgroup Corporation Ltd (ASX: SIQ) is a specialist employee management services provider. For the half year ended 30 June 2018, the Profit after tax, rose 27% yoy to $38.5 million while Revenue was $122.6 million, exceeding the prior corresponding half year by 26%. The group’s integration of acquisitions is on track.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 28/09/18

Annual dividend yield: 3.12%

Supply Network Limited

Supply Network Limited (ASX: SNL), the consumer discretionary group with focus on transport equipment, truck and bus parts etc., reported a decent result lately. For FY18, Revenue from ordinary activities rose 14.8% yoy to $112 million while net profit enhanced over 20.7% yoy to $8.17 million.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 28/09/18

Annual dividend yield: 3.29%

SEEK Limited

SEEK Limited (ASX: SEK) performed strongly across five out of six of their major headings. Their three biggest businesses, SEEK ANZ, SEEK Asia and Zhaopin are all tracking well. Each business performed strong and H2 revenue growth augurs well for FY19.

Dividend ex-date: 12/09/18

Dividend pay date: 04/10/18

Annual dividend yield: 2.14%

Sonic Healthcare Limited

Sonic Healthcare Limited (ASX: SHL) delivered an underlying EBITDA growth 6.4% (constant currency) while revenue rose 8.2% to A$5.5 billion. Net profit surged 11.2% to A$476 million. The firm’s Final dividend rose 6.5% to A$0.49 per share (full-year dividend up 5.2% to A$0.81). Both Laboratory and Imaging divisions delivered decent performance while the firm’s growth is augured by organic, acquisition and hospital laboratory JV levels.

Dividend ex-date: 12/09/18

Dividend pay date: 27/09/18

Annual dividend yield: 3.14%

Regis Resources Limited

Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) delivered a solid profit before tax of $248.9 million in FY18, a rise of 27% yoy boosted by an 11% increase in gold production to 361,373 ounces (FY2017: 324,353 ounces) and continuing cost control at the Duketon operation. Earnings per share surged 25% to 34.60 cents per share.

Dividend ex-date: 12/09/18

Dividend pay date: 26/09/18

Annual dividend yield: 3.94%

Breville Group Ltd

Breville Group Ltd.’s (ASX: BRG) FY18 revenue rose 8.7% boosted by the Global Product segment while EBIT growth rate acceleration continued in FY18. Cash flow from operating activities rose to $88.7 million from FY17 in $62.7 million boosted primarily by a better operating performance and inventory reduction. The Group’s Acceleration Program enabled a further increase in marketing and R&D spend to 10.5% of revenue from 9.5% of revenue in FY17 while achieving targeted earnings and operating cash flow improvements.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 05/10/18

Annual dividend yield: 2.47%

G8 Education Ltd

G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) faced challenge in the first 6 months of 2018 while the implementation of a new subsidy framework came into effect on 2 July but pressure on sector occupancies from heightened levels of supply growth continued. For 1H18, Underlying EBIT reached $48 million, in line with half year consensus, falling 21% on prior period. Wage costs rose $7.2 million on the back of regulatory changes to staff ratios.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 05/10/18

Annual dividend yield: 12.99%

Independence Group NL

Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO) finished first full year of commercial production at Nova in FY18. Tropicana gold production is better than mid-point of guidance while delivered nickel production better than mid-point of guidance while Stockman and Jaguar divestments were successfully completed. Moreover, the firm saw consolidation of tenure on the Fraser Range and extensive exploration activities.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 27/09/18

Annual dividend yield: 0.75%

Virtus Health Ltd

Virtus Health Ltd (ASX: VRT) delivered a solid International EBITDA growth of 29.5% in FY18. The firm targeted International acquisitions to position themselves for further growth in selected geographies and continue to diversify their revenue sources. Australian segment EBITDA rose 1.6% to $66.8m during the period.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 12/10/18

Annual dividend yield: 4.55%

Vita Group Limited

Vita Group Limited (ASX: VTG) reported a full year revenue rise of 3% to $684.5m, while gross operating margin reached $211.3m, down from $242.9m in prior year. Operating costs fell 4% to $182.1m, including addition of NIMA business. The group’s ICT has been very profitable, generating strong cash flow and returns. NIMA is a material value creation opportunity.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 28/09/18

Annual dividend yield: 8.05%

McMillan Shakespeare Limited

McMillan Shakespeare Limited (ASX: MMS) delivered a revenue rise of 4.2% to $545.4 million in FY18 while UNPATA rose 7.2% to $93.5 million. Underlying EPS surged 8.0% to 113.2 cps while Fully franked dividends rose 10.6% 73.0 cps in FY18.

Dividend ex-date: 13/09/18

Dividend pay date: 28/09/18

Annual dividend yield: 4.06%

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