3 Stocks that Investors Have Been Looking At - ALL, DMP And XRO

  • Dec 12, 2018 AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
3 Stocks that Investors Have Been Looking At - ALL, DMP And XRO

The operational performances of the below-mentioned stocks have been very good lately, however, the stock performance of these stocks in the last six months is not that great. These stocks have reported positive results in the recent past which is why investors are keeping an eye on the performance of these stock.

Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL)

Leading Provider Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) reported an NPATA of A$729.6 million which is 34 percent higher than the last year. This result reflects the strong performance of the company which is delivered across its global portfolio. The growth in the profit includes a profit growth of 16 percent in the Americas land-based business, a 9% lift in profit in the market-leading ANZ business and transformational profit growth of more than 170 percent in the Digital business, with sustained organic growth supported by acquisitions. The company’s Board recently declared a distribution of A$0.27 for six months period up to 30 September 2018, which will be paid on 19 December 2018.

Meanwhile, the share price of the company plunged by 26.79 percent in the last six months as on 11 December 2018 and traded at a PE ratio of 25.780x. ALL’s shares traded at $21.920 with the market capitalization of ~$14.0 billion.  As the company has witnessed significant growth in the profitability for the year, the investors are keeping a close watch on the performance of this stock.

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (ASX: DMP)

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (ASX: DMP) started it's FY 2019 with 2,393 stores, and so far in FY19, it has opened 36 organic new stores as reported in the company’ announcement dated 7 November 2018. In the first 17 weeks of FY19, the company witnessed an increase of +2.91% in its Same Store Sales as compared to the previous corresponding period (PCP). The impact of new management for Domino’s Pizza Japan has delivered Same Store Sales growth of more than 5 percent in FY 2019, with 14 new stores already opened. Further, the company has recently announced Ms. Uschi Schreiber as the Non-Executive Director of the Company. In the last six months, the share price of the company decreased by 17.94 percent as on 10 December 2018. DMP’s shares traded at $43.220 with the market capitalization of circa $3.71 billion as on 11 December 2018.

Xero Limited (ASX: XRO)

Online accounting Software company Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) experienced subscriber growth of 27 percent in Australia region for 1H19 as compared to the previous corresponding period (PCP). Due to the subscriber growth, the operating revenue of the company grew by 37 percent in 1H19 as compared to PCP. Further, the company reported a net loss of $28.6 million and EBITDA of $16.8 million in 1H19 mainly due to the impairment and additional cost of strategic alliances and acquisitions incurred during the period. The company reported an operating cash flow of $36 million in H1 2019 which is an improvement of $20.9 million from $15.1 million in H1 FY18. As per the company’s outlook, the Cash outflow for FY 2019 is forecast to reduce from FY 2018.  Meanwhile, in the last six months, the share price of Xero decreased by 16.52 percent as on 11 December 2018. XRO’s shares traded at $37.550 with a market capitalization of circa $5.23 billion.


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