Lindsay Australia Limited, which listed on the ASX in December 2002, is an integrated transport, logistics and rural supply company. Lindsay Australia is an expanding force in Australia’s transport and logistics sector. The company’s growth strategy is centered around providing a range of “end to end” services to the food processing, food services, fresh produce, rural and horticultural sectors.
The company’s extensive east coast network of 28 depots and refrigerated warehouses, was created following the merger of one of Australia’s largest private transport companies, Lindsay Brothers Transport, and P&H Rural Supplies on 16 December 2002. With 28 depots across the eastern sea board of Australia accessing core business applications via Microsoft Terminal Services, Lindsay Australia faced an increasing need to provide reliable and fast printing to its operations staff..
The Australian Securities Exchange spans the markets for corporate control, capital formation and price discovery and functions as an operator, supervisor, central counterparty clearer and payments system facilitator. By connecting to TNS’ Secure Trading Extranet, ASX can nurture international growth. TNS’ Secure Trading Extranet connects over 1,500 financial community end-points, representing buy and sell-side institutions, market data and software vendors, exchanges and alternative trading venues
Business Challenge: The ASX wanted to attract greater attention from major financial institutions beyond the country’s boundaries, not only in the Asia Pacific region, but also in Europe and the Americas. There is increasing demand in the Asia Pacific region for low latency, secure and fault tolerant financial community connectivity services for trading and market data. Keep reading
Starpharma is using a Victorian Government voucher to diversify into new industries by exploring different applications of its existing core technology. The company already has a number of products under development in the health sector, and wanted to further advance its platform technology to improve the performance of crop protection products. The voucher enabled the company to further develop technology which in turn has led to several new commercial partnerships and to explore new commercial applications, positioning Starpharma to capture opportunities in the $40 billion crop protection market.
Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX: SPL) is commercialising its platform dendrimer technology and recent progress has seen it included in the ASX300 index of leading Australian companies. Dendrimers are man-made, sophisticated molecules that can be useful in their own right or when used in combination with other compounds. For example, Starpharma’s technology offers advantages in the pharmaceutical space where the dendrimers can bind to drugs and biological compounds to enhance their performance.
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ASX listed Norton Gold Fields Limited [NGF] is one of Australia’s largest gold producers. Since listing in September 2005 NGF has assembled a highly experienced board and management team to direct the operations of the business.The company’s goals are to become a significant Australian mining corporation through strategic acquisitions. The first step to achieving this was acquiring the Paddington Gold Mine in 2007 with Mt Morgan, and Middlemount projects also well under way. NGF is a fast paced company with high ambition and direction expecting significant growth over the coming years.
The Challenge: NGF recently re-located to the South Brisbane precinct. This was the ideal opportunity to establish systems to better enable their business success. Some of these services included improved and more reliable access to email, communicationservices and localised data storage.The team at NGF possesses a focussed set of skills in the mining sector but lack skills in the IT arena…
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Nido Petroleum Ltd is an oil and gas exploration and production company whose business activities are focused on the Philippines offshore Palawan acreage. The company is based in Perth, Western Australian and listed on the ASX.Nido needed an automated, transparent and efficient forecasting and reporting tool which provided a robust method of forecasting and controlling their cash flows, taking account of the many different and complex variables within the business structure and the industry. Find out further more on Nido Petroleum Ltd
Located in exceptional settings Mirvac Resorts & Hotels provide holiday and corporate accommodation, as well as luxury escapes and weekend get-aways across Australia and New Zealand. Mirvac Hotels & Resorts is part of the Mirvac Group, a leading integrated real estate group, listed on the ASX with activities across the investment and development spectrum. Established in 1972, Mirvac has more than 38 years experience in the real estate industry and has an unmatched reputation for delivering quality products and services across all of its businesses. Learn further for Mirvac Resorts & Hotels
GLG Corp is a Singapore-based company listed on ASX in Australia which provides apparel/knitwear supply chain management services. GLE‘s major customers are clothes retailers in the United States. It acts as a middleman between the retailers and the clothes manufacturers in China and other Asian countries. GLE is recognized in the industry locally as an established player. It’s a micro-cap with a market cap of $18.50m.
GLE‘s share price has been hovering around $0.25 for quite some time. I originally looked at this company in mid-2011. Its value has improved substantially since then. NACV is now $0.34 per share and with the improvement in US economy its operation risks have subsided significantly. GLE has never lost any money since it was listed in late 2005. Both its margins and ROE before GFC look good. Average earning in the last 6 years comes to $0.085 per share. With a conservative 6.5x multiple, it will be worth $0.55. (GLE reported earnings in USD. But since exchange rate is close to 1, the difference isn’t material in this discussion.)
DEXUS Property Group is one of the largest property groups listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:DXS) with $13 billion of assets under management. Producing Sector Reports at DEXUS required significant business analyst resources. The data was collated from The JDE ERP and Argus planning systems through advanced Excel models, which served as a platform for core reporting. Find out more..
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Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, CMA Corporation Limited (ASX: CMV) is a publicly-traded integrated recycling group that engages in the trading, processing and recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The company provides products and services to customers in three continents through a network of over 31 modern recycling facilities. CMA’s 600+ employees are committed to safe recycling, high quality work standards, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Learn more..
Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: CUV; XETRA-DAX: UR9; ADR: CLVLY) today announced that preliminary observations from the company’s open label Phase IIa US pilot trial of SCENESSE® in four patients with vitiligo (CUV102) have been published in the international journal Archives of Dermatology. In total 56 patients are participating in the trial, with results from the six month treatment period expected to be released before the end of 2012. The article – “The Efficacy of Afamelanotide and Narrowband UV-B Phototherapy for Repigmentation of Vitiligo” – describes four patient case studies from Clinuvel’s CUV102 trial, where SCENESSE® is being evaluated as a combination therapy for vitiligo with narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy, compared to NB-UVB as monotherapy. Read further..