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Articles from: Sonic booms offshore while Australia remains subdued - 17 Aug 2016 to Why you shouldn't ignore key reversals - 08 Aug 2016

Sonic booms offshore while Australia remains subdued - 17 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Revenue grew to $5.05 billion, 20 per cent up on fiscal 2015's $4.2 billion result, and a dividend (30 per cent franked) of 74 cents a share was announced

Stockland hands down solid FY16 result - 17 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

Property conglomerate Stockland Group (ASX: SGP) on Wednesday reported underlying earnings of $660 million for fiscal 2016, up 8.5 per cent on fiscal 2015

Dexus reports growth in earnings and distributions for FY16 - 17 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The Australian REIT reported more modest gains on the income front, announcing a distribution of 43.5 cents a share, up 6 per cent on fiscal 2015

Crown's profit falls 23pc on lacklustre Macau gambling - 17 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 17 Aug 2016

The casino operator declared a final dividend of 39.5 cents a share, which brought the total full-year dividend to 72.5 cents a share

InvoCare posts 45.8pc rise in 1H profit - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) on Tuesday announced a 45.8 per cent rise in comparable net profit to $30 million for the half year to 30 June, after the funeral, cemetery and crematorium operator's cost management offset a lower-than-expected number of deaths

Challenger delivers record profit, dividends - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Challenger Limited (ASX: CGF) on Tuesday announced an 8 per cent rise in normalised net profit before one-off items to $362 million for fiscal 2016, on the back of a 22 per cent rise in annuity sales to a record $3.4 billion

Mirvac's earnings, distributions hit top end of guidance - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 16 Aug 2016

Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR) on Tuesday announced an operating profit after tax of $482 million for fiscal 2016, up 6 per cent on the prior year and slightly above Morningstar's forecast for a profit of $478.3 million

BHP Billiton posts biggest loss since 2001 - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Anglo-Australian miner posted a US$6.4 billion-loss for the year to 30 June compared to the previous year's US$1.9-billion profit, after posting some US$7.7 billion of write-downs on its US assets (US$4.9 billion), Samarco (US$2.2 billion) and global tax (US$570 million)

Aussie market hits brick wall - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Australian share market hit a brick wall last week, as it tested significant resistance

Domino's delivers record earnings growth for FY16 - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The result fell short of the company's own forecast, due to acquisitions of European chains Joey's Pizza and Pizza Sprint in Germany and France respectively, but was slightly ahead of Morningstar's projected 24 per cent growth in net profit after tax (NPAT)

Why export-mad Germany and the euro can't coexist indefinitely - 16 Aug 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Aug 2016

The Eurozone, after eight years, has just achieved an economic feat that took the world economy just one year to complete

JB Hi-Fi's profit, dividend beats forecast - 15 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Retailer JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) on Monday announced a fiscal 2016 net profit of $152.2 million and earnings per share (EPS) of 153.8 cents a share, up 11.5 per cent on the previous year and ahead of Morningstar's expectations for a profit of $145 million and EPS of 144.9 cents a share

Newcrest rewards shareholders - 15 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 15 Aug 2016

The Melbourne-based company posted a 12 per cent drop in net profit to US$332 million for fiscal 2016, with its underlying profit down 24 per cent to US$323 million due to lower realised gold and copper prices, offset by reduced operating expenses due to its recent switch to US dollar reporting

NAB's 3Q cash profit falls as funding costs, bad debts rise - 15 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 15 Aug 2016

National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB) on Monday announced unaudited cash earnings of $1.6 billion for the third quarter to the end of June, down around 3 per cent on both the quarterly average of the March 2016 half-year result and the same quarter in the prior year, as both funding costs and charges for bad debts increased

Ansell considers divestment as profits dip 15 per cent - 15 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Its dividend payout for the year was 1.2 per cent higher on fiscal 2015, with a 23.5 US cents a share second-half dividend bringing the annual total dividend to 43.5 US cents, to be paid on 8 September 2016

Aurizon profits down as cost-cutting continues - 15 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 15 Aug 2016

Underlying profit fell to $510 million in fiscal 2016, down from $604 million in fiscal 2015

Slowing profit growth but renewed retail vigour for Magellan - 11 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Global fund manager Magellan Financial Group (ASX: MFG) on Thursday announced $198.4 million in net profits after tax for fiscal 2016, up 14 per cent on fiscal 2015

Telstra dials up profit hike - 11 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Telstra Limited (ASX: TLS) has dialled up a profit rise and reaffirmed its earnings guidance for the year to 30 June, in a "boring" but solid result for the Australian telecommunications carrier

Retirees draw on super slowly, don't blow the cash - 11 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Aug 2016

Retirees are increasingly choosing to access their superannuation through income streams rather than lump sums, and the trend will only continue, with more than one in four Australian retirees drawing a pension from their superannuation funds, official figures reveal, with the average withdrawal at $502 a week

OZ Minerals posts positive yet underwhelming result - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 10 Aug 2016

Australian copper and gold miner OZ Minerals (ASX: OZL) on Wednesday reported $55 million in first-half fiscal 2016 profits, adjusted for one-off items relating to legal proceedings brought against it by former Zinifex shareholders, up from $52 million reported in the same period in 2015.

AGL unveils loss after asset write-downs - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

AGL Energy (ASX: AGL) on Wednesday reported a statutory loss after tax of $408 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2016, down on the previous year's $218-million profit and despite revenue rising 4.4 per cent to $11.15 billion

CBA lifts cash profit 3pc to $9.45bn - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 10 Aug 2016

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) on Wednesday announced a 3 per cent rise in cash profit, which strips out one-off items, to $9.45 billion for fiscal 2016, broadly in line with Morningstar and consensus forecasts

Currency moves hit Computershare - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 10 Aug 2016

A stronger US dollar has hit global share registry provider Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) , which saw revenues fall but still delivered a slight profit gain in the year to 30 June

Fairfax result highlights print weaknesses - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 10 Aug 2016

But better times could be ahead, with earnings from its online business Domain increasing, as online advertising takes over from print

US businesses hold back on investing - 10 Aug 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 10 Aug 2016

In the US in recent years, internet-based companies have invested countless billions of dollars to make the US the world leader in mobile broadband and other savvy technologies

Transurban continues distribution growth trend - 09 Aug 2016

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Roads infrastructure company Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) on Tuesday announced a distribution of 23 cents a share for the second half of fiscal 2016, including a 3.5-cent a share fully franked component

ANZ records 3pc fall in cash profit - 09 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) on Monday announced a cash profit--a preferred measure of performance among the banks that strips out one-off gains and losses--of $5.2 billion for the nine months to 30 June 2016, down 3 per cent on the same period in the previous year

Market Index Performance l July 2016 - 09 Aug 2016

Author: Morningstar
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Cochlear lifts profit, dividends - 09 Aug 2016

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 09 Aug 2016

Sales revenue rose 23 per cent year over year to $1.158 billion, with growth delivered across all product categories and regions, the hearing implant maker said in a statement to the ASX

Why you shouldn't ignore key reversals - 08 Aug 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Aug 2016

The Australian share market hit a brick wall last week, as it tested significant resistance

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