Mantra Group announces results for financial year


Mantra Group announces results for financial year

Mantra Group Limited (Mantra Group) today announced its results for the year ended 30 June 2015.

Mantra Group Chief Executive Officer Bob East said: “Following the listing of Mantra Group on the ASX in June 2014, FY2015 has proven to be another successful year in growth and development with a focus on portfolio growth in strategically aligned properties and destinations aimed at increasing shareholder value.  This has been endorsed by the addition of 11 new properties to the portfolio, a well supported capital raise of $56.7 million in March 2015 and an increase in Mantra Group’s share price by approximately 90%.”

“We are pleased to report that for the year ended 30 June 2015, the Group achieved earnings above that forecast in its prospectus for IPO and at the top end of the updated guidance range announced on 1 May 2015.  The Group delivered total revenue of $498.8 million representing a 9.7% increase on FY2014.  NPAT was $36.2 million, up $36.5m on FY2014 and EBITDAI of $73.1 million up 19.2% on FY2014.  This result reflects the strength of the performance of the business in FY2015 driven by acquisitions, strong performances in each of the operating segments as well as an ongoing Management focus on cost control and improved efficiencies in key areas of the business.    With total assets of $601.4 million, net assets of $337.4 million and a strong cash flow the Group is well placed to deliver continued shareholder value in FY2016.”

In line with the prospectus on IPO, in addition to the fully franked interim dividend of 5 cents per share, the Board is pleased to deliver a fully franked final dividend of 5 cents per share in respect of the year to 30 June 2015 bringing the total fully franked dividend for FY2015 to 10 cents per share.

Strategy and FY2016 Outlook

In the first two months of FY2016, Mantra Group added five new properties to its portfolio.  Four of these properties acquired as part of the Outrigger acquisition are located in popular leisure destinations which significantly increase Mantra Group’s prominence in these locations.  BreakFree on Collins in Melbourne was acquired in July and the Soul, Surfers Paradise transition complemented the Peppers brand in another prime leisure destination.

Other acquisitions, aligned with Mantra Group’s growth and development strategy, to commence operating in FY2016, include properties in Bali, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth.

Mr East said: “In the year ahead Mantra Group is well positioned to capitalise on growth and development via asset and investment opportunities and take advantage of its strong development pipeline and forecast growth in Australia’s tourism sector aimed at increasing shareholder value.”

Source = Mantra Group Limited
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