Kordia Group has reported a 2016 net profit after tax of $12.3m, exceeding its target by $5.6m (85 per cent) and achieving a 33 per cent increase over the preceding year’s $9.2m.
|Reporting Period||12 months to 30 June 2016|
|Previous Reporting Period||12 months to 30 June 2015|
|12 months to
30 June 2016
|12 months to
30 June 2015
|Revenue from ordinary activities||240,687||248,004||(3%)|
|Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)||38,594||37,990||2%|
|Profit (loss) after tax||12,260||9,234||33%|
|Special Dividend||Interim Dividend||Final Dividend|
|Dividend Payment Date||30 Oct 2015||31 March 2016||30 Sept 2016|
Specialist telecommunications, broadcast and cyber security business Kordia Group has reported a 2016 net profit after tax of $12.3m, exceeding its target by $5.6m (85 per cent) and achieving a 33 per cent increase over the preceding year’s $9.2m.
Kordia has also delivered special and interim dividends during the past year with a final dividend of $7.5m, bringing the total for the year to more than $13m.
Return on equity is 13 per cent (up 2 per cent), and the company ends the financial year with no debt and $6.8m in cash.
Group Revenue for the year was $240.7m, down 3 per cent. In Australia, the focus was on profitable revenue, which was 8 per cent lower than the previous year. This was partially offset by revenue in New Zealand, which grew by 3 per cent.
Despite overall revenues being down by 3 per cent, Kordia Group Chair Lorraine Witten says the substantial growth in profitability was realised through a strong result from the New Zealand operations and the completion of large scale projects in Australia.
“Our strategy has been focused on profitability and we’ve maximised the profitability of our Australian contracting, engineering and consulting businesses, completing substantial design work on infrastructure projects. Our New Zealand business has also delivered a strong year, with good growth in our cyber security, telecommunications and media businesses.”
Group net cash is $6.8m at the end of June and has improved significantly this financial year. Kordia Group attributes the favourable variance to improvements in working capital, in particular Australia receiving final payments from key projects.
Kordia Group CEO Scott Bartlett says Kordia is well positioned with a strong balance sheet and a diversified business. “We have made a significant investment during the year with the purchase of Aura InfoSec, New Zealand’s leading cyber security firm, and we have the flexability to both return money to the shareholder and invest in strategic initiatives.”
In the competitive telecommunications space; where Kordia differentiates itself through a focus on delivering mission-critical networks for business customers, Bartlett says the company is growing well. “Our telecommunications business has seen positive growth in service offerings and customers.”
Bartlett adds, “It’s the diversity of our services offering – which spans radio, IP networks, infrastructure, design and engineering, consulting, and cyber security – that provides resilience and positions the company well for the future.”
Given the full year result the Group is forecasting a final dividend of $7.5m to be paid in September subject to Board approval.
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FY2016 featured a number of large projects – all of which have reflected positively on Kordia Group’s results for the year.
While the project pipeline for FY2017 looks positive, the conclusion of several large projects in the Australian business unit means that overall the Group is expecting the coming year to be slightly leaner.
That being said, Kordia Group is a business that prides itself on its ability to adapt and evolve to meet the growing needs of its customers and the market. Our balance sheet, proven track record and broad service offering puts Kordia in a strong position to rise to any challenges the coming year presents.
For the Board,