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Business Description: Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (API) is an Australian health and beauty services company. API provides wholesale product delivery services, retail services, marketing programs and business advisory services to customers. API also has as a number of brands and banners in the retail health and beauty industry, including Priceline, Soul Pattinson and Pharmacist Advice. API has three main businesses namely, Pharmacy Distribution, Manufacturing and Retail.
Strategy Analysis: Under the 'Revitalise' plan, a new network plan is forecasted to reduce $18m in annualised cost over 3 years. Total required investment for the program is approximately $60m. Goals include: combining two supply chains into a single system to reduce inventory and freight costs; increase automation at distribution centres; and IT improvements. Revitalise program to consolidate Supply Chain is expected to deliver savings in FY11 of $10m and $18m in FY12. In its retail operations, management is looking to transfer further Priceline corporate stores to franchises. API will also focus is on organic growth in pharmacy and retail operations, as well as improving cost efficiencies..
Australian Pharmaceutical Industries reported NPAT of $30.28m for the year ended 31 August 2012. Revenue from ordinary activities were $3.22bn, down 6.1% from last year. Basic and Diluted EPS were 6.2 cents compared to (4.8) cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $47.82m compared to $48.21m last year. The final dividend declared was 1.5 cents, taking the full year dividend to 3 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 |
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