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【澳洲频道】建筑材料供应商 Wagners 登陆澳交所股价大涨;澳大利亚健康保险公司NIB推出人工智能机器人服务客户

XFA新华财金2018-04-15 05:03:13

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Crown Resorts (CWN): 

CrownBet 首席执行官 Matthew Tripp 这几个星期很忙碌,因为他准备在年前收购之前剩余的 Crownbet 股份。Tripp 将收购不通过 Crown Resort 拥有的 62%的股份。预计这些股份价值约为 1.5 亿澳元,这意味着公司价值约为 2.4 亿澳元。据报道,Tripp 正在与一名投资银行家 Grant Griffiths 密切合作,他是 CrownBet 董事会的成员,过去曾担任过多次押注交易的主要设计师。


NIB Holdings Limited (NHF): 

NIB 表示,它是第一家引入人工智能技术的澳大利亚健康保险公司。NIB 称,该技术可以用来协助客户进行查询,并推出了聊天机器人Nibby。该公司表示,与许多其他聊天机器人不同,nibby 被整合到保险公司的网络平台上。虽然客户的查询变得越来越复杂,Nibby 可以将客户交接给 正确的销售或索赔顾问。Nib 的首席信息官 Brendan Mills 表示:“我们相信,技术,包括人工智能,在医疗保健方面发挥着强大的作用,可以通过授权客户和改进我们服务的方式来发挥作用。”Mills 补充,虚拟顾问将成为下一代客户服务的趋势。


Wagners Holding Company Limited (WGN): 

在澳大利亚证券交易所(Australian Securities Exchange)上市后,价值 4.37 亿澳元的昆士兰州建筑材料供应商 Wagners 股价今天上涨。此次 IPO 的发行价定在 2.71 澳 元,在相对缓和的市场上交易价为 3.31 澳元。由 Denis Wagner 担任主席的该公司已筹集了 198.6 万澳元, 而该家族保留了约 50%的股份。Wagners 的主要资产是在布里斯班的水泥码头,它可以生产 80 万吨,但目 前生产约 50 万吨。预计该公司在当前财年的 EBITDA 将增长 25%,达到 5000 万澳元,净利润为 2320 万澳 元。 


Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC): 

西太平洋银行董事长 Lindsay Maxsted 称, 重建公众声誉将是银行长期以来的最大挑战。他希望皇家委员会能够帮助银行赢回信任和尊重。在政府宣布对金融业展开强有力的司法调查一周后,Maxsted 已告知股东,该行将配合调查由前高等法院法官 Kenneth Hayne 领导的调查。 他声称希望调查最终能在“重塑澳大利亚金融体系的信任、尊重和信心”方面发挥作用。即便如此,他表明,在经历了几年的艰难岁月后,提高银行的声誉,包括西太平洋银行的 200周年纪念日,将是一个挑战。 他希望皇家委员会能够阻止银行受到政客的攻击,即使银行确实有很多问题。

(来源:AIMS)


AUSTRALIA MARKETS

Monday, December 11, 2017


Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (CCL): 

Coca-Cola Amatil will hand Mars veteran Peter West one of the hardest jobs in the fast-moving consumer goods sector, naming him as the new boss of its Australian beverages arm. The Australian arm of CC Amatil (CCL), which sells carbonated drinks such as its flagship Coca-Cola brands as well as energy drinks, dairy, juice and water, generates around two thirds of the company’s total earnings but has faced deteriorating profitability in recent years due to changing consumer and market dynamics. Mr West will also have to navigate a sometimes prickly relationship with Woolworths initially refusing to stock CC Amatil’s new No Sugar Coke as well as strip out some of its bottled water products. Ms Watkins said one of Mr West’s first priorities will be working with the CC Amatil and Coca-Cola South Pacific teams to deliver the accelerated Australian growth plan, announced at the CC Amatil investor day last month. At its recent half-year result, CC Amatil revealed that pre-tax earnings for the Australian business 13.2 per cent to $182.9m as intense competition in the cola and water categories hurt earnings. 


Crown Resorts (CWN): 

CrownBet chief executive Matthew Tripp is facing a hectic few weeks as he prepares to make a bid for the rest of the company he doesn’t own by December 29. A data room has been established as Mr Tripp looks to buy out the 62 per cent of CrownBet that he doesn’t own from Crown Resorts. The stake is expected to be worth about $150 million, which would value CrownBet at around $240m. Mr Tripp is reportedly working closely with Grant Griffiths, an investment banker who sits on the board of CrownBet, and has been the key architect of number of wagering deals in the past. 


GetSwift Limited (GSW): 

Critics, including Forager's chief investment officer Steve Johnson, who has described GetSwift's announcements on social media as "very fishy", point out the company has a market capitalisation of $600 million and revenues of just $336,356 in 2017 and that founders' stock remains in escrow for another 12 months. But two of GetSwift's largest institutional investors, IFM Investors and Regal Funds Management, say they expect the company's valuation and revenues will continue to improve. "We are looking forward three to five years, and we are forecasting the revenues we think that this company is going to produce. And looking three years forward, this company is very, very cheap," said IFM Investors' head of active equities, Neil Carter, adding the capital raise was an "exciting" signal that the company was moving to quickly monetise its contracts. The company is issuing new shares at $4 a share. When it listed in December last year, it issued stock at 20 cents a share.


NIB Holdings Limited (NHF): 

Nib says it is the first Australian health insurer to introduce artificial intelligence technology to assist customers with their inquiries, with the launch of its chatbot, nibby. The company said that unlike many other chatbots, nibby was integrated into the insurer’s web platform, which allowed it to intelligently move customers to the right sales or claims consultant as a customer’s query became more complex. “We believe there is strong role for technology, including AI, to play in healthcare by empowering customers and improving the way we service them,” Brendan Mills, Nib’s chief information officer, said. Mr Mills added that the virtual consultant reflected the next generation of customer service. 


Nufarm Limited (NUF): 

Shares in crop chemicals company Nufarm slipped nearly 4 per cent on. Following a busy end to the year where it spent $691 million to pick up a portfolio of products in Europe from Adama Agriculture Solutions and Syngenta Crop Protection, followed by the $US90m purchase of a European herbicide product portfolio, Nufarm promised it was squarely -focused on growth and integrating its new acquisitions. But in the meantime, competitive conditions in Australia and the six-week shutdown of its manufacturing plant in Laverton for refurbishments and upgrades, would dent its profits for the first half. Nufarm chief executive Greg Hunt told investors at the AGM that Nufarm expected half-year earnings of $70m- $80m. That compares to $85m in underlying earnings before interest and tax in the prior corresponding period. 


Wagners Holding Company Limited (WGN): 

Shares in the $437 million Queensland building materials provider Wagners traded up today after it debuted on the Australian Securities Exchange. Shares for the IPO were priced at the top end of its range at $2.71 and started trading at $3.31 in a relatively flat market. Chaired by Denis Wagner, the company has raised $198.6m and the family are retaining about 50 per cent of the. Wagners’ main asset is its cement terminal in Brisbane, which can produce up to 800,000 tonnes but currently makes about 500,000 tonnes. It is expected to generate a 25 per cent lift in its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation in the current financial year to $50m and book a $23.2m in net profit.


Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC): 

Rebuilding Westpac's public reputation will be the bank's "biggest challenge" over the long-term, says chairman Lindsay Maxsted, who hopes the royal commission can help banks win back the community's trust and respect. A week after the government announced the powerful judicial inquiry into the financial sector, Mr Maxsted has told shareholders the bank would cooperate with the probe, to be led by former High Court judge Kenneth Hayne. He said he hoped the inquiry could ultimately have a role in "restoring trust, respect and confidence in Australia's already strong financial system". Even so, he said improving the bank's reputation after a tough couple of years, which included Westpac's 200-year anniversary, would be challenging. Reputation was also a key theme in remarks from chief executive Brian Hartzer, who said he hoped the royal commission could stop banks being attacked by politicians, even if it did uncover further problems.

(Source: AIMS)


Source: Xinhua Finance Agency  AIMS



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