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Business Description: Euroz Limited (EZL) is a specialist financial services company, providing stock broking services, corporate finance and funds management. EZL operates its primary business activities in Western Australian through two wholly owned subsidiaries; Euroz Securities Limited and Westoz Funds Management Pty Ltd.
Strategy Analysis: EZL's strategy is centered on incremental improvements through the expansion of key business units. These businesses are interdependent, with focus on specific market niches and provide positive synergies across the entire group. Westoz Funds Management has a medium to long term strategy that looks to leveraging specialised services and experience within the Western Australian capital market. Revenues are expected to be generated through fees based on funds under management and performance strategies. Retail investors may gain access to these portfolios via Westoz Investment Company Limited and Ozgrowth Limited.
Euroz reported NPAT of $10.34m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $31.95m, up 29.84% from last year. Diluted EPS was 7.14 cents compared to 1.87 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $5.67m compared to $7.43m last year. The interim dividend declared was 1.5 cents, compared with 1.5 cents last year.
By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) 19/12/2014 |
Traders and investors caught short heading into the FOMC scrambled for cover in Europe and the US, in many cases driving indices to their best one day performance for 2015.
By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) 18/12/2014 |
Lead by the Fed-fervour offshore, Australians shares jumped on the Yellen cheer wagon. The material and energy stocks were back in vogue as both sectors gained over 3% in morning trade.
By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets) 18/12/2014 |
In spite of a frenzied pre-mortem, a benign statement from the US Federal Reserve‚Äôs Open Market Committee and steadying commodity markets drove investors back into share markets overnight. A calmer, stronger ruble helped offset European growth fears, highlighted in the overnight session by further declines in inflation.
By Betty Lam (Sales Trader, CMC Markets) 11/12/2014 |
Offshore jitters sent ripples through to Australian stocks. The open saw the local equities take 65 points off the index, catalysed by a mass-exit in energy stocks, yet again.
By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) 10/12/2014 |
Yesterday‚Äôs news on Greek politics and China‚Äôs bond market came at a time when US and European stock markets have extended rallies and pushed valuations higher. This makes those markets vulnerable to downward corrections as profit takers act to avoid missing out.
BR Securities Australia Pty Ltd 2/12/2014 |
December 2014 could go down as a nasty moment in Australian finance. MYEFO will reveal a deteriorating budget deficit and the UNFCCC meeting in Lima, Peru will provide the agreement, to be ratified in Paris in 2015, on how much (or little) CO2 is to be allowed into the atmosphere from 2020.
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