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Business Description: Thorn Group Limited (TGA) is an operator in the household goods rental market in Australia. TGA provide a range of audio/visual products, kitchen and laundry appliances, computers, furniture and fitness equipment through its Radio Rentals and Rentlo national store network. TGA also provides other services through its Cashfirst, Thorn Business Services, Thorn Equipment Finance and National Credit Management Limited.
Strategy Analysis: TGA's broad strategy is to become Australia's leading provider of retail and financial services to the sub-prime consumer and commercial markets. They aim to continue to grow revenue in the core Radio Rentals and Rentlo (RR&R) businesses through continuation of their effective marketing campaign and the re-design of a number of their stores. Since 2011, TGA has focused on growth in financial services with the acquisition of NCML, the start-up of Thorn Equipment Finance (TEF) and Cashfirst.
Thorn Group reported NPAT down 2.1% to $14.01m for the half-year ended 30 September 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $100.46m, up 4.1% from the same period last year. Diluted EPS was 9.55 cents compared to 9.77 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $48.75m compared to $34.82m last year. No dividend was declared.
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