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

 

Allied Farmers narrows FY loss, takes further Hanover charge

Allied Farmers narrows FY loss while taking further Hanover charge

By Jonathan Underhill

Aug 30 (BusinessDesk) - Allied Farmers, the group that turned itself into a penny-dreadful stock by buying the loan books of Hanover Finance and United Finance, narrowed its full-year loss by taking smaller impairments and reducing expenses.

The net loss was $14.1 million in the 12 months ended June 30, from $40.98 million a year earlier, the Hawera-based company said in a statement. Total income, which includes sale of goods, interest and fee income, fell to $21.5 million from $58.8 million.

The bulk of the loss in the latest year, or $10.3 million, comes from a further impairment in the assets acquired from Hanover and United. The deal was valued at $394 million when the assets were acquired in a debt-for-equity swap at the end of 2009. In the latest accounts, the assets of Allied’s Asset Management Services unit, where the former finance company assets are held, were valued at $22.4 million, down from about $37 million a year earlier.

Shares of Allied last traded at 2.5 cents, valuing the company at $2.27 million. It has 90.8 million shares on issue following a massive share consolidation after stock on issue billowed to some 2 billion in the wake of the debt-for-equity deal.

“It has been a further year of restructuring and reducing costs,” the company said. “There is still considerable work to be undertaken but meaningful steps have been made to the company and the positive impact of those steps is now starting to show through to the company’s results.”

The asset management business had a full-year loss of $7.8 million. Its New Zealand assets are now largely made up of residential sections at Jacks Point in Queenstown, with other assets in Australia and Fiji. The book value of its assets still to be recovered of $22 million is largely in property and “an orderly sell down could take several more years for this value to be realised,” it said.

The Rural Services division, which includes livestock and real estate operations, had a loss of $978,000 on revenue of about $14 million. Livestock was restructured into the company’s NZ Farmers Livestock unit, with about 30 percent sold to livestock agents and employees.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Maritime Union: Calls For New Zealand Shipping To Resolve Supply Chain Crisis

The Maritime Union says there needs to be innovative responses to ongoing shipping congestion. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says it is essential that New Zealand develops its own shipping capacity... More>>



Greenpeace: Calls Foul On INEOS Rugby Sponsorship Deal

Greenpeace is calling foul on NZ Rugby’s decision to sign a sponsorship deal with the oil and plastic polluting petrochemical giant INEOS. "In the thick of the climate crisis, it’s gutting to see NZ Rugby sign a sponsorship deal with an oil and gas polluting conglomerate... More>>



Stats NZ: Quarterly Inflation Rising Steadily Across The Board

Higher prices for transport and food have driven up inflation for the all households group in the June 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today. The ‘all households group’ represents all private New Zealand-resident households... More>>


Real Estate: June Home Transfers Remain High
There were 44,517 home transfers in the June 2021 quarter, the highest June quarter figure since 2016, Stats NZ said today. The number of home transfers was very similar to the March 2021 quarter and was up 18,252 from the June 2020 quarter... More>>



Statistics: Household Saving Falls In The March 2021 Quarter

Saving by New Zealanders in the March 2021 quarter fell to its lowest level in two years after rising sharply in 2020, Stats NZ said today. Increases in household spending outpaced income growth, leading to a decline in household saving from the elevated levels that prevailed throughout 2020... More>>

ALSO: