PRE-MARKET AUSTRALIAN, JAPANESE AND SOUTH KOREAN NEWS: Earnings from Telstra Corp (TLS AT) and WesFarmers (WES AT)

AUSTRALIA


Australian Stock Exchange (ASX AT)
- Co. FY17 net profit AUD 434.4mln vs Exp. AUD 435mln, rev. AUD 764.1mln vs. Exp. AUD 774mln. (Newswires)


BHP Billiton (BHP AT)
- Activist investor Elliot Management repeatedly pressuring BHP to sell its US shale assets. (Newswires) 

Charter Hall (CHC AT)
- Co. halts due diligence on Hastings business acquisition. (Newswires)


Cochlear (COH AT)
- Co. FY17 net profit AUD 223.6mln vs. Exp. AUD 222mln, rev. rose 11%Y/Y to AUD 1.25bln. (Newswires)


Evolution Mining (EVN AT)
- Co. FY17 net AUD 217.6mln. (Newswires)


Mineral Resources (MIN AT)
- Co. plans to produce more iron ore for longer from its West Australian mines as it looks to invest in growth projects and move into new commodities. (AFR)


Mirvac Group (MGR AT)
- Co. FY17 net AUD 534mln vs. Prev. AUD 482mln Y/Y, rev. AUD 3.02bln vs. Prev. AUD 3.05bln Y/Y. (Newswires)


Seven West Media (SWM AT)
- Co. FY17 net loss of AUD 744mln after an almost AUD 1bln write-down of its television assets, while underlying net AUD 166.8mln vs. Exp. AUD 162.0mln, rev. AUD  1.67bln vs. Exp. AUD 1.70bln, guides FY18 underlying EBIT to fell 5% Y/Y. (Newswires)
- Co. to reset its strategy and set its eyes on the USD 5.5bln video advertising market. (The Australian)

Tatts Group (TTS AT)
- Co. FY17 net AUD 220.5mln vs. Prev. AUD 233.8mln Y/Y, rev. AUD 1.78bln vs. Prev. AUD 3.03bln Y/Y.  (Newswires)


Telstra Corp (TLS AT)
- Co. FY17 net AUD 3.89bln vs. Exp. AUD 3.82bln, rev. AUD 26.0bln vs. Prev. AUD 26.7bln Y/Y. (Newswires)


Treasury Wine Estates (TWE AT)
- Co. FY17 net AUD 269.1mln, EBIT AUD 455.1mln, announces AUD 300mln share repurchase. (Newswires)


Vocus Communications (VOC AT)
- Co. announces AUD 1.53bln non-cash impairment charge. (Newswires)


WesFarmers (WES AT)
- Co. FY17 net AUD 2.87bln vs. Exp. AUD 2.89bln, rev. AUD 68.4bln vs. Prev. AUD 65.9bln Y/Y. (Newswires) 


Whitehaven Coal (WHC AT)
- Co. FY17 net AUD 405.4mln vs. Prev. AUD 20.5mln Y/Y, rev. AUD 1.77bln vs. Prev. AUD 1.16bln Y/Y. (Newswires) 


Basic Materials and Energy 
- Spot gold rose 0.79% to USD 1281.45/oz
- Brent crude fell 0.83 % to USD 50.38/bbl
- Iron ore rose 0.88% to USD 84.979/ton
- LME copper fell 0.37% to USD 6344.00/ton

 

 

JAPAN


Dai-Ichi Mutual Life Insurance (8750 JT)
- Co. expects to spend JPY 10bln on property purchases in Europe. (Newswires)


Konica Minolta Holdings (4902 JT)
- Co. reportedly targeting USD 1.8bln in healthcare sales in 3 years. (Nikkei)


Mitsui and Co. (8031 JT)
- Co. reportedly plans to spend JPY 130bln in aircraft leasing business through March 2020. (Nikkei)


Takata Corp (7312 JT)
- US bankruptcy judge temporarily suspends faulty airbag victim lawsuits against Takata. (Newswires) 


Tanseisha (9743 JT)
- Co. profit likely fell 11% to JPY 2.5bln according to Nikkei. (Nikkei)


Other News
- Japanese press reports note debate among political groups whether PM Abe is to call a snap election or not. (Nikkei)

 

 

SOUTH KOREA


Dong-A ST (170900 KS)
- Co. executives embezzled KRW 23.7bln according to filing. (Newswires)


Hyundai Motor (005380 KS)
- Co. union to stage partial strike for 3 days. (Newswires)


Korea Life (088350 KS)
- Korea Deposit seeks to sell 2.75% stake Co. (Newswires)


Lotte Group
- Co. unit Hotel Lotte H1 op. income KRW 7.4bln vs. Prev. KRW 233bln Y/Y. (Yonhap) 


Savings Banks
- Combined profit of South Korea’s 79 savings banks fell 2.2% Y/Y in Q2. 


Other News
- South Korean companies collectively generated record group sales and operating profits in H1. (Nikkei)
 


 

17 Aug 2017 - 00:22- Research Sheet- Source: Newswires

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