How the needle moved on MVF, VHT

  • Oct 10, 2018 AEDT
  • Team Kalkine
How the needle moved on MVF, VHT

These two stocks are trading in contrast, with one trading close to its 52-week low, while the other trading close to its 52-week high. Both the stocks, however, are from the health care sector. For the Australian healthcare industry disruption is on the horizon, it is not the demographics which is shaping the future but the advancements in technology from the arrival of big data, robotic surgeons and artificial intelligence are impacting the industry.

Two of the stocks under this sector are discussed in detail below:

MONASH IVF GROUP LIMITED (ASX: MVF) – For 1H 18, the company reported 2.9% fall in the revenue to $77 million, 20.9% fall in the profit and 17.7% fall in EBITDA to $21 million. The revenue in FY 18 is affected due to a Specialist departure and a decline of 0.6% in the Australian ARS market. The EBITDA Margin for FY 18 declined to 25.3% from 31.6%, and additionally and EBITDA was down 22.2% to $38.1 million from $49.0 million in FY 17 with a five-year CAGR of 4.0%. NPAT is down 27.9%, which is broadly in line with guidance provided in February 2018 with a five-year CAGR of 6.6%. Basic EPS was also down by 21.0% to 5.12 cents from FY17 of 6.48 cents also impacting the dividends from total 8.8 cents in FY17 to 6.0 cents in FY18. The stock of Monash dipped by -3.03% to a market price of $0.960, the stock has undergone a performance change of -34.87% over past 1 year. The company maintains the view that the long term Stimulated Cycles growth rate is expected to be approximately 3% per annum.

2018 results highlights, Source: Company Reports 

VOLPARA HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (ASX: VHT) – The company successfully raised capital of A$20 Mn which would be utilized to expand the sales team in the United States and NZ research and development teams. At the end of the first quarter 2019, company enjoys a healthy cash position with cash reserve of NZ$22.8 Mn. The company saw an EBIT loss of 8% which is down from $9.8 million from FY17 to $9.1 million in FY 18. However, net loss dropped from NZ$9.5M to NZ$8.8M, a decrease of 8%, which may be because of increase in revenues while keeping a stable, controlled cost base. At the end of the year, Volpara’s Annual Recurring Revenues (ARR) of ~NZ$3.6M and Total Contract Value (TCV) signed in FY18 of ~NZ$11.2M, an increase of 223% and 173% respectively over FY17. No dividends have been paid or declared for payment during the financial year. The stock of Volpara surged by 0.826% to a market price of $1.220, the stock has undergone a performance change of 81.95% over past 1 year.

2018 results highlights, Source: Company Reports

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