The Motley Fool

United Overseas Australia guides for 14% profit growth

Shares in Malaysia-based real estate investment trust (REIT) United Overseas Australia Limited (ASX: UOS) are flat at 77.5 cents today despite the group guiding investors to expect an unaudited net profit of $49 million in financial year 2019. This would represent growth of around 14% on the prior year’s result of $43 million.

Over the past year the shares are up around 20% from 65 cents a share with the group paying 5.5 cents per share in dividends along the way. That places it on a term-deposit-thumping yield of 7%, although without franking credits as the group earns its profits overseas. 

UOS is also investing heavily in new commercial developments that could help grow cash flows into the future. 

Other more well known REIT or commercial property businesses that have performed superbly over the past year include Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) and Mirvac Group (ASX: MGR). They are up 71% and 32% respectively which goes to show how the ultra-low rate environment is leading investors to bid traditional yield shares higher. 

One ASX Stock For An Estimated $US22 Billion Marijuana Market

A little-known ASX company just unlocked what some experts think could be the key to profiting off the coming marijuana boom.

And make no mistake – it is coming. To the tune of an estimated $US22 billion.

Cannabis legalisation is sweeping over North America, and full legalisation arrived in Canada in October 2018.

Here's the best part: we think there's one ASX stock that's uniquely positioned to profit immensely from this explosive new industry... taking savvy investors along for what could be one heck of a ride.

AND, this is the first time The Motley Fool Australia has EVER put a BUY recommendation on a marijuana stock.

Simply click below to learn more on how you can profit from the coming cannabis boom.

Click here to find out more


Motley Fool contributor Tom Richardson has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

NEW. Five Cheap and Good Stocks to Buy in 2019…

Our Motley Fool experts have just released a brand new FREE report, detailing 5 dirt cheap shares that you can buy today.

One stock is an Australian internet darling with a rock solid reputation and an exciting new business line that promises years (or even decades) of growth… while trading at an ultra-low price…

Another is a diversified conglomerate trading near a 52-week low all while offering a 2.8% fully franked yield…

Plus 3 more cheap bets that could position you to profit over the next 12 months!

See for yourself now. Simply click the link below to scoop up your FREE copy and discover all 5 shares. But you will want to hurry – this free report is available for a brief time only.