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Business Description: Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ALL) operates as a developer, manufacturer and distributor of gaming content, platforms and systems in Australia, New Zealand, Americas, Japan and Rest of World. ALL also operates within the on-line social gaming and real money wager markets.
Strategy Analysis: Aristocrat aims to be a leading global provider of gaming solutions by maintaining market leadership in Australia and New Zealand, expanding its business into key international markets, increasing sales of gaming and progressive linked jackpots and developing the most entertaining games software. Aristocrat is expanding into video lotteries, table games and electronic poker. Aristocrat is focused on North America, Australia and Japan.
Aristocrat Leisure reported NPAT up 39.6% to $34.7m for the half-year ended 30 June 2012. This was predominantly delivered through improved operational performance with EBIT growth of 29.3% (21.9% in constant currency). Revenues from ordinary activities were $396.39m, up 27.6% from the same period last year with all key regions delivering growth. Diluted EPS was 6.3 cents compared to 4.6 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $29.21m compared to $15.01m last year. The interim dividend declared was 4 cents compared with 2.5 cents last year.
Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) 20/10/2014 |
Today, Australian investors will not have to go it alone buying stocks as they did for much of last week. Bargain hunters this morning will be supported by the morale boosting encouragement of a 3% turnaround in the German Dax and a 264 point rally in the Dow Jones.
Carl Richards, director of investor education at the BAM Alliance 17/10/2014 |
â€śAs odd as it may sound, the sooner you start treating your investments like you treat life, the happier youâ€™ll be with the outcome.â€ť
William H. Gross, Janus Capital Group 16/10/2014 |
â€śFinancial markets are artificially priced. In the bond market, there is nothing normal about a three year German Bund yielding â€śminusâ€ť 10 basis points.â€ť
CMC Markets 8/10/2014 |
Share market indices around the globe are breaking down. While analysts cast around for reasons, itâ€™s clear that a time factor is in play. Simply put, many investors â€śfeelâ€ť a correction is overdue. How low could it go?
The Age 19/12/2013 |
Ten Network's programming ambitions will be funded by a $200 million loan guaranteed by three of its billionaire owners, as the free-to-air broadcaster declared digital was the future and pointed to early signs that its switch to an older market demographic was working.
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