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  • COVID-19: Airports and Airlines

    Apr 06, 2020
    We take a look at the impacts of COVID-19 and the resulting travel restrictions on airlines and airports globally
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  • Ansett Aviation Training Update - April 2020

    Apr 03, 2020
    We provide an update on Ansett Aviation following the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s decision to place a moratorium on pilot training hours stemming from COVID-19
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  • Banking on a slowdown

    Apr 02, 2020
    In this note, we take a look at the health of the Australian banking sector and how it is positioned to absorb the invariable rise in credit costs as businesses shutter and unemployment rises.
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  • Investment grade bonds attracting attention

    Apr 01, 2020
    The primary bond market is showing signs of recovery, mainly in investment grade bond issuance as non-traditional investors move to relative safety of fixed income over equities.
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  • Lucas TCS - March update

    Mar 31, 2020
    Given the current situation and uncertainly around COVID-19, Lucas Total Contract Solutions (Lucas, Company) recently provided an operational update for the months of January and February.
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  • Privium Group 1h20 Results

    Mar 27, 2020
    Privium Group (Privium, Company) recently announced 1H20 results. Results were mixed, with Privium reporting a decline in revenue in line with a softer residential property market for the first half of calendar year 2019. However, the Company reported growth in unconditional property sales and cash flow from operations. Liquidity remains adequate with AUD6m in cash on its balance sheet at 31 December 2019.
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  • WA Stockwell Update - 18 March 2020

    Mar 25, 2020
    We provide an update following 1H20 results and settlement of Noosa Civic Shopping Centre
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  • Next Generation Update - 24 March 2020

    Mar 25, 2020
    We provide an update following government mandated shutdown of non-essential services.
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  • Sunland Group Update - 24 March 2020

    Mar 25, 2020
    We provide an update following recent results from Sunland.
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  • Next Generation Update - March 2020

    Mar 24, 2020
    On 23 March 2020, Next Generation Clubs Australia (Next Gen, Company) provided an update following the government mandated shutdown of non-essential services. The resulting government mandated shutdown has led to Next Gen temporarily suspending all memberships, while standing down the majority of its employees to align costs with business activity.
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  • Adani Abbot Point Terminal S&P downgrade

    Mar 23, 2020
    On 17 March 2020, Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd (AAPT, Company) issued a notice of redemption in relation to the AUD100m notes due May 2020 (2020 Notes), indicating that the 2020 Notes will be fully repaid on 17 April 2020.
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  • Bank bonds – an opportunity to increase IG exposure

    Mar 20, 2020
    The RBA’s QE announcement yesterday focused on ensuring flow of credit to businesses and households via ADIs. We think the lowering of funding cost for banks is a net positive for the institutions in the current challenging operating environment.
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  • The RBA goes unconventional

    Mar 20, 2020
    We look at the RBA’s latest series of decisions and implications.
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  • Virgin Australia S&P Downgrade March 2020

    Mar 17, 2020
    On 16 March 2020, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) downgraded its corporate rating on Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd (VAH, Company) by two notches. At the same time S&P downgraded its rating on the Company's senior unsecured notes and affirmed the recovery rating on the notes. S&P placed VAH’s ratings on CreditWatch Negative. The rating action, which in and of itself wasn’t a surprise, is reflective of a view that the Covid-19 fuelled rapid deterioration in the international airline market has spread through to the Australian domestic market.
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  • Coronavirus and oil shock – impacts and strategy

    Mar 13, 2020
    The coronavirus, followed by the nascent oil price war, has been the largest shock that the most expensive equity markets since the Great Depression and lowest yielding bond markets in history has received.
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  • QTC - Time to re-visit investment grade opportunities

    Mar 13, 2020
    During this time of dislocation, investors are seeking more safety and capital preservation. As we have noted in the past, while higher risk does offer higher returns, it is important to maintain adequate portfolio quality and diversity.
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  • Virgin Australia Updated Forecasts

    Mar 12, 2020
    Following the release of Virgin Australia Holdings Limited’s (VAH, Company) results on 26 February 2020, and taking into account the latest developments on the spread of COVID-19 and the recent escalation between Saudi Arabia and Russia which has led to a sharp drop in oil prices, we are updating our forecasts for VAH.
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  • ERIC Insurance Ltd 1H20 Results

    Mar 10, 2020
    Eric reported an unaudited net loss after tax of AUD (0.94m) for the six months ended 31 December, 2019 (1H20). The loss compares with a net profit after tax of AUD1.09m in the prior corresponding period.
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  • Pioneer Credit – 1H20 Results and Sale Update

    Mar 06, 2020
    On 28 February 2020, Pioneer Credit Ltd. released its financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2019 which were impacted by funding constraints that were placed on the Company during the period.
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  • IMF Bentham – 1H20 Results

    Mar 06, 2020
    IMF’s 1H20 results provided very few surprises, underpinned by a number of case wins, with gross proceeds from litigation cases of AUD143m. We also note that as of 5 March, 2020, IMF officially changed its name to Omni Bridgeway Limited.
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