Wesfarmers: Trading well despite some disruptions

By Alex Lu

12 November 2020, 12:00 AM

Wesfarmers' (ASX:WES) trading update overall for October YTD was better than we expected. Bunnings and Officeworks were particularly strong with Catch also maintaining good momentum. LFL sales at Kmart and Target were solid, boosted by very strong online growth, although total sales were adversely impacted by government-mandated store closures in Melbourne.


ASL Ltd: Tracking ahead of expectations

By Tom Sartor

30 July 2020, 10:30 AM

The lack of 1H21 guidance at the AGM was a surprise, however the 1Q trading update does imply ASL (ASX:ALQ) is tracking comfortably ahead of expectations. Our blended valuation is based on FY22 forecasts and adjusts.


Aurizon Holdings: Fine tuning in advance of FY20 results

By Nathan Lead

14 July 2020, 9:44 AM

Aurizon Holdings (ASX:AZJ) will report its FY20 result on 10 August. As a result of Q4 volume weakness, we expect EBIT to be at the bottom end of the $880-930m guidance range. The forecast dividend yield of 5.9% (~70% franked, 100% earnings payout) continues to be appealing, as does the relative revenue resilience, investment grade balance sheet, and potential for further buybacks.


Sector Update: Infrastructure

By Nathan Lead

25 June 2020, 4:44 PM

In this update, I comment on Sydney Airport (ASX:SYD) and my perspective on their future outlook. Additionally, I talk about Transurban (ASX:TCL) and what their latest distribution and traffic update means for investors.

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