Restaurant Brands has warned investors of a “significant decline”, online retailer Kogan has reported a huge jump in sales, Premier Investments yesterday confirmed that it has delayed re-opening some of its Australian chains while Nearmap has confirmed full-year guidance and reckons it is largely unaffected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Electronics retailer Kogan has reported a strong full-year result for 2018-19 with revenues up 6.4% and net earnings after tax jumping an impressive 21.9%, indicating the company’s profit margins expanded during the year.
While the acquisition of Matt Blatt and the acceleration in online penetration is supportive, UBS remains cautious. As stores re-open and competitive offerings emerge the broker expects the benefits for online business from the pandemic will partially reverse.
FY18 results were strong and ahead of estimates, albeit largely because of FX gains. Momentum in mobile and internet was a highlight but the broker is concerned about the lack of a trading update. UBS cuts FY19-21 estimates for earnings per share by -2-10%.