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A GOOD READ: Booktopia’s sales and profits explode

- April 30, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Australia’s love of reading has seen quarterly sales at ASX-list online retailer Booktopia soar 53% in a year. The company (ASX: BKG) had already upgraded its revenue and EDBITDA forecasts for FY2021 just two months after listing last December and today released its March quarter figures, saying it was on track to meet the upgraded… Read more »

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Afterpay ponders US listing after sales soar

- April 20, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

ASX-listed Afterpay is contemplating a US listing as global sales for the third quarter of FY21 continue to boom. The buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) fintech (ASX:APT) beat market expectations, with underlying sales overall up 104% on 12 months ago, while underlying sales in the US and UK were up 167% and 246% respectively for Q3 FY21. Quarterly… Read more »

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The golden era for BNPL shares is over for now

- March 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

The stellar rise on buy-now-pay-later fintechs on the ASX appears to have halted, with market leaders such as Afterpay falling briefly below $100 a share in trading today amid a three-month low for BNPL stocks. Afterpay (ASX: APT) ended the day up slightly at $101.50, but remains a long way off its mid-February high of… Read more »

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Afterpay is leading tech stocks over the cliff today after upping its raise to $1.5 billion

- February 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Afterpay (ASX:APT) shares are being smashed today after returning to trade today in a bad end to the month for tech stocks. The buy-now-pay-later fintech called a trading halt to its shares yesterday ahead of releasing its half-yearly results, which included a $79 million loss, despite analyst expectations of a maiden half-year profit, and plans… Read more »

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Prospa’s lending rates are beginning to bounce back, but 2020’s Covid hit delivers the fintech a $3.2 million loss

- February 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Originations grew 265.3% from 4Q20 to 1Q21 and a further 25.9% from 1Q21 to 2Q21 NZ originations surpassed $100m in total loans H1 FY21 loan originations of $180.7m below pre-pandemic levels Revenue (before transaction costs) of $55.7m, down 26.4% H1 FY21 EBITDA of $4.1 million Lending by small business fintech Prospa Group remains below pandemic… Read more »