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Business Description: GUD Holdings Ltd (GUD) is the manager of a diversified portfolio of branded products and services companies. The Group consists of four business segments - Consumer, Automotive, Water and Industrial. Key brands include Sunbeam, Ryco, Wesfil, Davey pumps, Oates, Lock Focus, and Dexion.
Strategy Analysis: GUD manages a diversified portfolio of businesses which sells products into both wholesale and retail markets. There are four components of the company's strategic direction; a focus on cost competitiveness across the Group, innovation through new products and technologies, growth through sensible acquisitions and consistent application of cash-value-added principles and disciplines. Business units have active plans for new product development and introduction that are the key to future growth. The company continues to search for complementary businesses to acquire with an overall emphasis on maintaining a strong dividend policy. The acquisition of Dexion further diversified GUD¬īs portfolio of businesses.
GUD Holdings reported NPAT down 21% to $18.19m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $311.78m, up 0.2% from the same period last year. Diluted EPS was 25.5 cents compared to 33.1 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $931,000 compared to $6.95m last year. The interim dividend declared was 26 cents compared with 30 cents last year.
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