Archive: August, 2021

August 25, 2021

After a record year, what next for Adairs?

As with many other discretionary retailers, FY21 proved to be a bumper year for homewares and online furniture retailer, Adairs (ASX: ADH). The company enjoyed record sales growth and operating margins. But there are already signs that FY22 will not be as easy.
August 23, 2021

Six companies of interest in reporting season

By Roger Montgomery

The COVID-19 pandemic, and associated lockdowns, have impacted some businesses very positively, but been less kind on others. These impacts are coming to light in the current FY21 reporting season. Here, I’d like to highlight the results of six companies I’ve been following for a while.

August 20, 2021

Plenty to like in Spark NZ’s FY21 result

Funds in the Montgomery stable are long-time holders of Spark, New Zealand’s leading telco. Spark is a steady performer, and a consistent dividend payer. And its recently reported full year results paint a picture of a telco in good financial health with potential for value creation by capital recycling.
August 19, 2021

Are the halcyon days over for discretionary retailers?

By Roger Montgomery

Last year’s JobKeeper payments provided a handy tailwind for many of our discretionary retailers, particularly those with a strong online presence. But was this as good as it gets?  It looks like it, if the recent sell-off in some of our better known retail names is anything to go by.
August 18, 2021

Why we see further upside for ResMed

By Roger Montgomery

In June this year, Philips was forced to recall 14 sleep and respiratory care devices due to safety concerns. While this has been a setback for the Dutch company, it’s been a major plus for Australia’s ResMed, which is poised to significantly boost its market share.
August 16, 2021

Why REA could be a better way to invest in property

By Roger Montgomery

According to a recent rent report by Domain, gross rental yields have dived to around 4 per cent on the back of soaring property prices. This makes direct investment in property less appealing than it once was. But there are other ways to profit from Australia’s obsession with property.
August 10, 2021

Regulatory crackdown on the education sector and China related stocks

By Roger Montgomery

I am a big fan of the team at Polen having invested at the Australian inception of the Polen Capital Global Growth Fund. When the Chinese government articulated its love-hate relationship with the computer gaming industry and announced a crackdown on kids gaming it came as some relief to hear the Polen Capital team had made portfolio changes. 

August 9, 2021

What can we expect from inflation?

By Roger Montgomery

It has been noted by some economic observers that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has, in 2021, been consistent in one aspect of his predictions about inflation; that he’s consistently wrong. The message, as we’ve discussed here at the blog throughout the year, is that inflation is transitory.
August 6, 2021

Talk Ya Book – Pentanet’s cloud gaming plans

By Gary Rollo

Gary Rollo joined Chris Judd on Talk Ya Book to discuss a microcap pick in the telco and e-sports space, Pentanet (ASX: 5GG). Pentanet is a Perth based high-speed internet provider although our investment thesis is based on their volume growth opportunity in cloud gaming.


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