5 Most Discussed Stocks – AVZ, BIT, PLS, MXC and A2M

  • Oct 09, 2018 AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
5 Most Discussed Stocks – AVZ, BIT, PLS, MXC and A2M

While the markets slipped further down to 6,041 level, there were few stocks at the back of strong internal results, being talked about. Here is a peek into these stocks which are today’s most discussed ones.

AVZ MINERALS LIMITED (ASX: AVZ) – The revenue from continuing operations increased from $20,432 in 2017 to $169,121 in 2018. However, the total comprehensive loss of the year was $3,237,829 in 2018 which has increased from the prior corresponding period. The company reported the cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year June 30, 2018 was of $16.34 million with zero or no debt representing a decent balance sheet. As at October 9, 2018, the stock of AVZ Minerals is under the suspended status but last traded at a market price of $0.087 which is close to its 52-week low and expectations are of a rebound, it has seen a performance change of 17.70% since inception.

BIOTRON LIMITED (ASX: BIT) – The company’s strategy is to work towards a commercial outcome for shareholders and grow the value of the company. By way of an underwritten renounceable rights issue the company completed a capital raising of $1.4 million after costs in the second half of the financial year. The net loss after tax from ordinary activities were down by 48.48% to $1,593,645, resultant to which the board recommended not to declare any dividends during the current year or the previous financial year. However down from $1,987,384 in 2017, the cash and cash equivalents at the end of June 30, 3018 is of $1,543,002 which represented a healthy balance sheet. The stock of Biotron Limited traded at a market price of $0.125, as at October 9, 2018, and over the last twelve months period has seen a performance change of a staggering 543.08%.

PILBARA MINERALS LIMITED (ASX: PLS) – Between 14 September 2018 and 21 September 2018, the company was expecting the first shipment forecast to start. Compared to $25.9 Mn in FY17, the company saw a decline in loss of $19.1 Mn for FY 18. The first five years average EBITDA (real) post ramp up of A$400 M pa. The company has one of the best lithium raw material project in the world with low cost, long life and high quality. The company has a cash balance of A$120 million as at September 14, 2018. As at October 9, 2018, the stock of Pilbara Minerals traded at a market price of $0.835 and is expected to go down for the coming couple of days based on moving average, it has seen a performance change of 7.84% over the last twelve months period.  

MGC PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED (ASX: MXC) – As at June 30, 2018 quarter, the current cash and cash equivalent stands at $9.859 million. The revenue for the period ending June 30, 2018 increased to $296,811 from $120,242 on June 30, 2017. Due to slight increase in net loss for the year at $8,246,340 no dividends were paid or declared for payment during the financial year. Operating results in which the earnings per share improved from negative 0.84 cents/share in FY17 to 0.73 cents/share in FY 2018. At the end of financial year, the cash and cash equivalents were at $9,858,977 representing decent balance sheet position. As at October 9, 2018, the stock of MGC Pharmaceutical traded at a market price of $0.051 and has seen a performance change of a 21.43% over the last twelve months period.

THE A2 MILK COMPANY LIMITED (ASX: A2M) – EBITDA stood at $283 Mn in FY18 marking an impressive growth of 101% against prior corresponding period. The company’s ability increasing its investment in the business while leverage its fixed costs is reflected in the growing revenue result. Compared to a profit of $90.6 Mn in FY17, the company recorded net profit after tax of $195.7 Mn in FY18 which is a substantial number. The FY 18 revenue saw a rise of 68% at NZ $923 million. While basic earnings per share (EPS) also was up at 27.0 cents from 12.7 cents in the pcp. Cash on hand is of NZ$ 340.5 million which reflects strong NPAT contribution and efficient working capital. As at October 9, 2018, the stock of A2M Milk traded at a market price of $9.315 and has seen a performance change of around 43.22% over the last twelve months period.

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