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February 2016 Reporting Season – Week 1 – Wrap Up

It has been a pretty poor start to the year for the S&P/ASX 200.

With concerns about China and commodities the S&P/ASX 200 is down around 6 per cent for the year to date.

We’ve just completed our first week in the February 2016 reporting season, where companies will be releasing their earnings results. In case you missed it, here’s a full wrap up of week one’s winners and losers:


Navitas Limited (ASX: NVT) – Half year profit after tax from ordinary activities up 43.8% to $45.1 million compared to pcp.

Capilano Honey Limited (ASX: CZZ) – Half year net profit before tax (NPBT) up 51% from $5.12 million to $7.77 million compared to the pcp.

REA Group Limited (ASX: REA) – Half year net profit from core operations up 28% from $94.75 million to $121.04 million compared to for the pcp.

Argo Investments Limited (ASX: ARG) – Half year profit up 8.9% to $114.21 million compared to pcp.

WAM Capital Limited (ASX:WAM) – Half year net profit from ordinary activities after income tax expense up 224.9% to $74.6 million compared to pcp.


Magellan Flagship Fund Limited (ASX: MFF) – Half Year net operating profit after income tax down 65.1% from $84.7 million to $45.3 million.

Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited (ASX: GMA) – Full year net profit after tax (NPAT) down 29.7 per cent to $228.0 million compared to pcp. Underlying NPAT down 5.3% to $264.7 million compared to pcp.

News Corporation (ASX: NWS) – Second Quarter FY2016 Total Segment EBITDA down 20% to $280 million from $352 million compared to pcp. Adjusted Total Segment EBITDA down 17%, compared to pcp.

Whitehaven Coal Limited (ASX: WHC) – Half Year net profit after tax from ordinary activities is $7.84 million up from ($77.86 million) compared to pcp.

Downer EDI Limited (ASX: DOW) – Half year profit from ordinary activities after tax attributable to members of the parent entity down 23.9% from $94.7 million to $72.1 million.

Tabcorp Holdings Limited (ASX: TAH) – Half year net profit for the period attributable to members down 33% from $122.4 million to $81.9 million compared to pcp.

Stay tuned next week for the February 2016 Reporting Season – Week 2 – Full Wrap Up.

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