5 Stocks on Volatility Track - ISD, MYR, UPD, AVJ and EDE

  • Sep 17, 2018 AEST
  • Team Kalkine
5 Stocks on Volatility Track - ISD, MYR, UPD, AVJ and EDE

Isentia Group Ltd

Isentia Group Ltd (ASX: ISD), the service provider of media intelligence, is demonstrating a mix of volatile trends when it comes to stock movement. For the year-end 30 June 2018, the company has earned statutory revenue of $137 million and market intelligence revenue of 132.6 million in FY 2018. EBITDA in FY 2018 is $28.6 million which was $41.5 million in the previous year. The exit from the business of content marketing was scheduled to be completed in FY 2018 with an EBITDA loss of $4.5 m.  The balance sheet of the company remained strong with net debt of $43.1 million. The company is having a gearing ratio of 1.5x and interest coverage ratio of 13.0x.

In the past six months, the company’s share price has decreased from $0.950 to $0.370. This decrease in stock price is mainly caused due to the decrease in the company’s revenue from $155.1 million in 2017 to $137 million in 2018 which is a decrease of 11.6%. The stock was again down 2.7% on September 17, 2018, around mid-day trading.

Myer Holdings Ltd

Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR) runs a departmental store group across Australia. The company is offering products like men’s wear and women’s wear, homewares, electrical goods, toys, and general merchandise.

In the financial year result of 52 weeks to 28 July 2018, the company’s sales declined by 3.2% to $3,100.6 million. And on a comparable store basis, the sales were down by 2.7%. The operating gross profit of the company also declined by 2.9% to $1184.4 million. Cost of doing business (CODB) increased by 1.5% to $1,035.0 million. The statutory FY2018 NPAT was a loss of $486 million. The inventory got decreased by 1.5% to $366.8 million. Positive net cash flow of the company which is around $6 million has resulted in the lower net debt of $107 million. The company had made several leadership changes to improve the financial performance. A new leadership team has been appointed which includes John King as CEO and Managing Director. It is to be seen whether these changes will help Myer mitigate the challenges.

The company’s share price increased from $0.405 to $0.595 in the past three months. This increase in the share price is mainly due to the appointment of new leadership. The stock was again down 2.2% on September 17, 2018, around mid-day trading. 

Updater Inc

Updater Inc (ASX: UPD) is in the business of providing tools which help the customer in relocation. It also provides a digital platform which helps the customers in moving-related tasks. The company has recently announced that it has processed over 20% of all the US households moved in the key months of Australia. In the first half of the year 2018, the company made a significant progress with regards to selling its business products. It earned a total revenue of $7.3 million from $0.63 million in the first half of 2017. The share prices of the Updater have been falling from last six months from $1.350 on March 20, 2018 to $1.045 on 14 September 2018. It is mainly because the challenges faced by the company and now its plan to delist from the Stock Market. The stock was however up 3.5% as at mid-day trading on September 17, 2018, while the group has indicated for improved CY18 revenue with better metric drivers.

Avjennings Ltd

Avjennings Ltd (ASX: AVJ) engages in the business of developing residential properties in Australia. The company is also involved in integrated housing activities. For the year-end 30 June 2018, the company reported revenue of $374.3 million which is 6.8% lower than the previous year revenue which was $401.6 million. The statutory profit before tax also saw a decline of 11.7% this year which is $51 million as compared to $58.8 million the year 2017. Company maintained total dividends at 5 cents per share fully franked. Net debt also got reduced by $20.3 million to $130.7 million. The company’s dividend payout ratio of 62% was above the guidance payout ratio range of 40% to 50% of earning. In the past six months, the company’s share price has declined from $0.780 to $0.69.

Eden Innovations Ltd

Eden Innovations Ltd (ASX: EDE) is in the business of providing various clean technology solutions. It also provides technology like pyrolysis, which produces carbon nanotube and carbon nanofiber and hydrogen.

For the year ended 30 June 2018, the revenue from ordinary activities increased from $0.95 million to $1.3 million. This increase in revenue was caused by the increased sales of EdenCrete. The loss from ordinary activities decreased largely due to increased sales.  There was a decrease in the net assets of the company and its controlled entities by $1.8 million. This reflects the net effect of the capital raised during the year less the loss reported for the year. The company neither proposed, declared or paid dividends during the current year. Also, there was no share buyback by the coming during the financial year. The group has lately reported about use of EdenCrete to be slated in First Federal/State Highway Repair Project; and Parchem has been appointed as the Australian & NZ Distributor for EdenCrete.

In the past six months, the company’s share price has been decreased from $0.097 to $0.038. The stock was up 2.6% on September 17, 2018 by mid-day trading.

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