A perfect mix of four stocks from varied sectors that are gaining traction and heading upwards on the ASX index are discussed herein;
SIGMA HEALTHCARE LIMITED (ASX: SIG) - It is a health care sector company. The group over next 3 years is committed to an investment program of over $200 million. The company has also reported strong financial returns from the investments made. The balance sheet of the company remains strong to support investment. However, the net debt at the end of year is of $113.6 million. Another $15 million shares were bought back in FY18. The company has high dividend pay-out ratio maintained with an average 85% over the last 6 years. The outlook is positive with an objective to deliver previous EBIT guidance of $90 million for FY19. The stock was last trading at a market price of $0.605 with a daily percentage change spiking to 5.217% as at September 5, 2018. It has undergone a performance change of -31.95% over the past 12 months.
RELIANCE WORLDWIDE CORPORATION LIMITED (ASX: RWC) - It is an industrial sector company. On the terms which were announced on 24 May 2018, the company successfully completed the acquisition of all the issued shares of John Guest Holdings Limited. In line with guidance, the company delivered strong growth. The net sales for the FY 18 was of $769.4 million which is a growth of 30% on a constant currency basis. The adjusted NPAT of the company was at $78.6 million increasing by 20% over the last year period. RWC has highlighted that the total synergies would surpass A$20 million EBITDA per annum. Because of higher cost of copper, the group’s share price suffered, after it revealed a softer outlook for profits in 2018-19 and. The stock was trading at a market price of $5.375 and with a daily price change or a rise of 3.965% and a percentage change of 46.86% as at September 05, 2018.
WISETECH GLOBAL LIMITED (ASX: WTC) – It is an information technology company. The company reported a revenue growth of $221.6 million for FY18 which is up by 44% compared to FY17, while EBITDA went up by 45% for FY18 in comparison to prior year. Also, given the healthy global business performance compared to the others the NPAT was up 28%. The company has a 41% CAGR, over the period of 5 years from FY 14 and FY 18. Given the overall growth in the technology sector which is doing extremely well the shares of the company followed the trend. With low customer attrition company has a powerful growth. The company has made a commitment of FY19 approximately $100 million in innovation and development. The stock was trading at a market price of $21.630 and with a daily price change or a rise of 1.075% as at September 05, 2018 and a performance change of a staggering 168.51% over the past 12 months.
MCMILLAN SHAKESPEARE LIMITED (ASX: MMS) – It is an industrial sector company. For the financial year ending 30 June 2018 the company continued to expect Underlying Net Profit After Tax (UNPATA) to be $93.5 million. The company revenue was up by 5.2% from the previous year to $545.4 million for FY 18. The EBITDA also compared to the previous year was up by 4.4% at about $143.4 million. With the underlying EPS up 8% to 113.2 cps the company declared the fully franked dividends of 73.0 cps up to 10.6%. The stock was trading at a market price of $18.400 and with a daily price change or a rise of 2.564% as at September 05, 2018 which is very near to its 52-week high and has undergone a performance change of 20.24% over the past 12 months.
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