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Aurizon Holdings Limited

( ASX:AZJ ) - Transportation

News

Freight Derails Aurizon Profit

Rail freight operator Aurizon is selling its troubled intermodal business, cutting another 250 jobs, revealed the financial cost of the impact from Cyclone Debbie and has slashed its final dividend after reporting a bottom line loss of $188 million. But it will run a multi-million dollar buyback this financial year to provide support to the share price.

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Analyst Views

AZJ – Morgans rates the stock as Hold

Morgans is more confident in the outlook for the regulated network after the briefing. However, concerns continue regarding competitive pressures above rail. With the revenue allowance for operating costs fixed until FY27 for the UT5 agreement, management was upbeat about the cost-cutting potential.

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