Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


New Image sees return to annual profit on rising sales

New Image sees return to annual profit on rising sales, eyes Vietnam, chairman says

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Image Group, which makes colostrum-based health tonics, expects a big turnaround in full-year earnings with sales tipped to exceed $100 million, according to chairman Graeme Clegg.

The Auckland-based company sees pretax profit of between $12 million and $14 million in the year ending June 30, 2013, turning from a pretax loss of $4.8 million in 2012 and at least two-and-a-half times the pre-tax profit of $4.7 million in 2011, Clegg told shareholders in Auckland today.

"I can confirm that the new financial year has started strongly and we are well ahead of the previous year," Clegg said in speech notes published on the NZX. "However, as we know from experience, market conditions in our industry can change - and quickly."

Last month New Image flagged annual revenue would exceed $100 million after turning a pretax profit of $3 million in the three months ended Sept. 30.

Clegg, who recently agreed to buy the 10.1 percent stake held by HWM (NZ), formerly known as Huljich Wealth Management, said the company will be looking at new opportunities and is mulling whether to extend its direct selling into Vietnam.

New Image has increased its exposure to Asia as developing nations' appetite for dairy protein grows, and has previously singled out Malaysia as a growth target.

Clegg paid tribute to Malaysia-based director and Asia Pacific vice president NH Chua, who was paid out $1.3 million in compensation after an aborted listing in Asia. Chua was in line to receive a 5 percent shareholding if the listing had gone ahead.

The shares were unchanged at 30 cents, and have climbed 45 percent this year.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Catches Breath After "Goldilocks" Slump

The New Zealand dollar edged up following its dramatic slump yesterday after the Reserve Bank confirmed speculation it intervened in the currency market last month and PM John Key suggested a “Goldilocks” level far lower than at present. More>>

ALSO:

Biosecurity: Kiwifruit Claim To Hold Officials Accountable For Psa

Kiwifruit growers have joined forces to hold Biosecurity NZ accountable in the courts for its negligence in allowing 2010’s Psa outbreak that devastated New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry and exports. Foundation claimants representing well ... More>>

ALSO:

Poison: Anglers Advised Not To Eat Trout In 1080 Areas

With the fishing season opening in just a few days (1 October 2014), anglers are being warned by the Department of Conservation(DOC) not to eat trout from pristine backcountry waters and their downstream catchments, where the department is conducting 1080 poisoning operations. More>>.

ALSO:

Quotas: MPI Swoop On Suspected Fraudulent Fishing Activity

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers swooped on a Hawkes Bay fishing enterprise today to secure evidence in an investigation into suspected fraudulent activity... “The investigation involves activity throughout the commercial supply chain – catching, landing, processing and exporting.” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fonterra Slashes 2015 Milk Payout, Earnings Tumble 76%

Fonterra Cooperative Group cut its forecast 2015 milk price payout by about 12 percent, citing weaker global dairy prices and said there is a risk of further declines given strong global milk production. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news