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Business Description: Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (FLT, formerly Flight Centre Limited) is engaged in travel agency business. The Company provides a complete travel service for leisure and business travellers in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Asia, New Zealand, and Europe. FLT consists of more than 30 brands with four categories of brands which are Leisure, Corporate, Wholesale and other. The flagship brand is Flight Centre leisure brand.
Strategy Analysis: The strategy has been to super size its international market share and become a leader in the corporate and retail travel market. This scale aims to enable the group to enhance its global purchasing power and so negotiate better deals with travel providers. A complementary online and offline product offering is being developed.
Flight Centre reported NPAT up 12.5% to $91.8m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $1.02bn, up 6.9% from the same period last year. Diluted EPS was 91.2 cents compared to 81.0 cents last year. The net operating cash outflow was $110.8m compared to an outflow of $20.2m in the pcp. The interim dividend declared was 46 cents compared with 41 cents last year. Looking ahead, after tracking at the top end of its guidance range at the end of the first half, the Company recorded strong trading results in January. As a result, the company expects to be in the order of 10% up on the pcp by the end of February 2013. With its key trading months to come, the Company will continue to target a PBT between $305m and $315m for the full year.
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