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Business Description: Navitas Limited (NVT) is an education services provider operating in multiple cities around the world, offering a range of educational and training services for students and professionals across Australia and around the world.
Strategy Analysis: NVT embeds itself into partner universities who welcome the additional direct revenues NVT delivers, as well as the expansion of supply of high-margin foreign students into the universities¬ī own degree and diploma courses. Contracts with universities generally have a term of at least 5 years allowing NVT to become well established. The engagement of qualified academics at partner universities to develop course content underpins curriculum quality. In addition, the application of the universities¬ī moderation processes ensures academic standards equivalent to those at the university. NVT is leveraging its domestic success to expand offshore into other English speaking regions such as the UK, Canada and the US, which hold similar attraction to non-English speaking students.
Navitas reported NPAT down 0.8% to $35.07m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $355.4m, up 4.0% from the same period last year. Diluted EPS was 9.3 cents compared to 9.4 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $37.74m compared to $19.53m last year. The interim dividend declared was 9.3 cents compared with 9.4 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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