Day: August 25, 2022

3 ASX All Ords shares that leapt higher on FY22 results today

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The S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Index (ASX: XAO) closed the session on Thursday up 0.68% to 7,291.9 points.

Earnings season is upon us and some companies have rallied strongly today after posting their results.

Let’s examine three ASX companies in the All Ordinaries index that had a great day today.

Silex Systems Ltd (ASX: SLX)

The Silex Systems share price finished up 11.75% today at $3.71. The shares reached an intraday high of $3.78 early this afternoon — a new 52-week high.

The tech company reported its results for the full year of FY22 this morning. Silex System’s revenue increased 112.5% year over year (yoy) to $4.39 million. Meanwhile, its net loss for the year was $9.46 million, up 36.6% yoy.

Silex Systems noted that it made progress in its global laser enrichment commercialisation project for uranium and utilising nuclear energy.

Among the highlights, the company responded to a request from the United States Department of Energy (DoE) for information on its high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) project in February.

The US Government has supported the HALEU project to the tune of $700 million as part of its Inflation Reduction Act that was passed this month.

No dividend was declared with the results.

Karoon Energy Ltd (ASX: KAR)

The Karoon Energy share price closed 8.4% higher today at $2.07. Earlier, the shares fetched a high of $2.09.

The global energy company reported growth in its top and bottom lines in its FY22 results posted this morning. Sales revenue increased 125.46% yoy to US$385.1 million. Its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) totalled a (US$28.4 million) loss, down from the US$11.4 million gain in the prior corresponding period.

Net profit after tax (NPAT) also took a large hit in FY22. It totalled a loss of (US$64.5 million), down from a profit of US$4.4 million recorded in FY21.

Product volumes were also higher than in FY21, with 4.64 million barrels produced.

In terms of guidance for FY23, Karoon Energy expects its unit production costs to fall, while its other operating costs will see a rise.

Production costs are expected to fall to US$15/bbl to US$20/bbl, down from US$25.36/bbl in FY22.

Other operating costs will rise to between US$23 million and US$25 million. This is an increase from US$16 million in FY22.

Karoon Energy said it would consider returning value back to shareholders in the form of dividends and share buybacks after completing its investments in Baúna interventions and the Patola development.

Peet Limited (ASX: PPC)

The Peet share price closed up 2.75% today to $1.12. Earlier, they traded for $1.13.

The real estate development company announced its full-year earnings for FY22 this morning.

The company reported a statutory net profit after tax of $52.3 million, up 84% yoy. Sales had a gross value of $1.06 billion, up 23% yoy. EBITDA was $86 million, up 48.02% yoy and statutory profit after tax was up 84% yoy to $52.3 million.

A final fully franked dividend of 4 cents per share was declared. The record date is 19 September and the dividends will be paid on 14 October.

For the mid and near-term outlook, the company stated that its growth is supported by strong labour market conditions and constrained land supply.

On the other hand, the rise in interest rates is expected to be a headwind moving forward, leading to a tapering off of demand in FY23.

Other forces cited as impacting its fundamentals include increased overseas migration and population growth that will drive sales.

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The Pendal takeover will create a $200b asset manager, so why is the Perpetual share price tanking?

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The Perpetual Ltd (ASX: PPT) share price finished the day more than 8% in the red on Thursday, closing the session at $27.75.

The drop marks a 52-week low for the company, despite announcing its FY22 results before the open today as well.

Noteworthy is that Perpetual also announced its planned takeover of Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL), a move that would create an asset management giant with more than $200 billion in assets under management (AUM).

Perpetual pursues Pendal

In addition to its FY22 earnings, the company advised its intention to acquire Pendal in a part-scrip/part-cash consideration.

Under the proposal, Pendal shareholders would receive 1 Perpetual share plus $1.976 in cash for each share they held.

The mathematics of the deal values Pendal at approximately $6.02 per share on today’s quotes.

This represents a 13% premium to Pendal’s closing price today (note, Pendal gained 8% today as well) and a 23% premium to its closing price on Wednesday.

If successful, the newly formed entity would oversee more than $200 billion in AUM.

The deal is also accretive to earnings per share (EPS) for Perpetual and could deliver double-digit earnings growth once integrated.

Pendal CEO, Deborah Page said the transaction would bring together “two iconic financial services firms”.

“We believe this is a compelling opportunity for shareholders and the business alike”, she added.

The combination will deliver a significant increase in scale, boost our position in an increasingly competitive global market and bring strategic benefits in the dynamic sectors in which we operate, both domestically and internationally.

Meanwhile, Perpetual CEO, Rob Adams said the “defining acquisition” was both “strategically and financially compelling”. He continued:

[The deal allows] us to realise our strategic ambitions significantly sooner than would otherwise occur individually, bringing forward years of growth potential.

Despite the perceived benefits, investors were less than impressed by the news and compressed the Perpetual share price deep into the red today.

This sent prices tumbling to 52-week closing lows by the end of the session. This brings losses to more than 31% for the past 12 months.

Returns for each security are seen on the chart below.

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Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) lifted once more on Thursday as earnings season heated for many of the market’s favourite shares. The index closed 0.71% higher at 7,048.10 points on Thursday.

S&P/ASX 200 Real Estate Index (ASX: XRE) shares took off today, driving the sector 2.2% higher.

Meanwhile, the S&P/ASX 200 Energy Index (ASX: XEJ) surged 1.6% with Paladin Energy in the lead, lifting 11.5% alongside many of its uranium-focused peers.

Woolworths Group Limited (ASX: WOW) shares drove the S&P/ASX 200 Consumer Staples Index (ASX: XSJ)’s tumble. The sector slumped 1.6% today as Woolies fell 3.2% on a $1.5 billion full-year profit.

Other market favourites to move on reporting today included:

At the end of Thursday’s session, nine of the ASX 200’s 11 sectors were trading higher. But which stock outperformed all others? Keep reading to find out.

Top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown

Thursday’s top performing ASX 200 share was none other than Paladin Energy. Find out why the uranium company was rocketing today here.

It was followed by Insignia Financial Ltd after the financial services provider posted its earnings for financial year 2022.

Today’s biggest gains were made by these ASX shares:

ASX-listed company Share price Price change
Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) $0.82 11.56%
Insignia Financial Ltd (ASX: IFL) $3.53 11.36%
Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC) $2.18 9%
Qube Holdings Ltd (ASX: QUB) $2.94 8.49%
Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL) $5.29 8.4%
Idp Education Ltd (ASX: IEL) $28.80 7.46%
Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) $4.86 7.05%
Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) $13.36 6.54%
Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) $3.66 6.4%
Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX: CHN) $4.56 629%

Our top 10 ASX 200 shares countdown is a recurring end-of-day summary to let you know which companies were making big moves on the day. Check in at Fool.com.au after the weekday market closes to see which stocks make the countdown.

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Why did the Woodside share price hit a 2-year high on Thursday?

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The Woodside Energy Group Ltd (ASX: WDS) share price enjoyed another day in the green on Thursday.

At market close, Woodside shares were up 1.98% at $35.51 apiece. However, soon after market open, they reached $36.20 — a two-year high. In fact, in the last couple of years, the ASX oil share has risen by 75%.

Let’s take a look at what might be pushing the Woodside share price higher.

What happened today?

According to Bloomberg, China’s State Council outlined a 19-point policy stimulus package of 1 trillion yuan, or $210 billion.

This funding is focused on infrastructure spending as a way to drive economic growth following the dampening impact of COVID lockdowns and a property market downturn.

This presents a favourable tailwind for Woodside as greater infrastructure spending means more demand for steel and metals.

Woodside would be pleased to hear some positive news after the US and China reported weaker than expected economic data last week. China cut interest rates upon poor data on industrial output and retail sales, missing most analyst estimates as reported by Reuters.

Additionally, the price of Woodside’s key commodity rose for a third straight session on Thursday, Trading Economics reports. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures rose above $95 per barrel, while Brent crude oil futures soared to $102 per barrel — the highest prices in three weeks.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the Woodside share price also rose for a third straight session today.

A quick recap of Woodside’s most recent results

Last month, Woodside released its results for the three months ending 30 June, as my colleague Bernd Struben reported.

Q2 2022 saw the oil producer achieve revenue of $3.44 billion, up 44% from Q1 2022 and 159% from Q1 2021. Woodside also produced 33.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe), a 60% increase from the prior quarter and up 49% from Q2 2021.

Additionally, the company reported sales volume of 35.8 MMboe, up 51% from Q1 2022 and up 27% on Q1 2021.

These results were spearheaded by Woodside’s merger with the petroleum business of BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP). This big event catapulted Woodside into a top 10 global independent energy producer by hydrocarbon production.

Woodside share price snapshot

The Woodside share price has jumped 75% in the past year, 57% year to date, and 12% in the past month.

For comparison, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is down 6% in the past 12 months and 7% so far this year, but is up by almost 4% in the last month.

Woodside has a market capitalisation of around $66.1 billion.

The company is currently trading at a price-to-earnings multiple of 11.94x. On a historical basis, this is on the lower end, so it could be that the poor economic outlook and macroeconomic activity are instilling pessimism in the market.

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