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

 


Briscoe boosts annual profit by at least 9% on strong Xmas

Briscoe boosts annual profit by at least 9 percent on strong Xmas

Feb. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Briscoe Group, which operates the Rebel Sport, Briscoe and Living & Giving retail chains, says annual profit climbed by at least 9 percent after boosting sales in the fourth quarter, encompassing the Christmas period.

Group profit will beat $30 million in in the year ended Jan. 27, up from $27.5 million a year ago, managing director Rod Duke said in a statement. The retail chain boosted fourth-quarter sales 3.1 percent to $146 million, with a 3.9 percent gain in its Rebel Sport stores and a 2.7 percent increase in its homeware outlets. Revenue gained 3.4 percent to $452.7 million on an annual basis.

"Trading was particularly strong immediately prior to and post-Christmas, and we were especially pleased with the significant lift in sales achieved by our online stores," Duke said. "We are reasonably pleased with our sales, margins and overall performance for the final quarter of the year."

In November, Duke signalled net profit would trump 2011, though he wasn't more specific citing the importance of the Christmas retail period.

The retailer's shares were unchanged at $2.50 yesterday, and have rallied 14 percent this year.

Briscoe expects to report its final result on March 7.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Interest Rates: Wheeler Hikes OCR To 3% On Inflationary Pressures, Eyes Kiwi

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler lifted the official cash rate for the second time in as many months, saying non-tradable inflationary pressures were "becoming apparent" in an economy that’s picking up pace and he's watching the impact of a strong kiwi dollar on import prices. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Equity Crowd Funding Carries Risks, High Failure Rate

Equity crowd funding, which became legal in New Zealand this month, comes with a high risk of failure based on figures showing existing forays into social capital have a success rate of less than 50 percent, one new entrant says. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Migration Rises To 11-Year High In March

The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since February 2003, said Statistics New Zealand. A net 400 people left for Australia in March, down from 600 in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures. More>>

ALSO:

Hugh Pavletich: New Zealand’s Bubble Economy Is Vulnerable

The recent Forbes e-edition article by Jesse Colombo assesses the New Zealand economy “ 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster ”, seems to have created quite a stir, creating extensive media coverage in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Thursday Market Close: Genesis Debut Sparks Energy Rally

New Zealand stock rose after shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy soared as much as 18 percent in its debut listing on the NZX, buoying other listed energy companies in the process. Meridian Energy, MightyRiverPower, Contact Energy and TrustPower paced gains. More>>

ALSO:

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news