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25 October 2019 06:51 AM
Overseas Market ReportCurrent
PreviousChangeDaily %
Monthly %
Dow Jones Industrial Average26,80626,834-28.00-0.11-0.61
S&P 5003,0103,0056.000.190.85
FTSE 100 Index7,3287,26168.000.930.52
DAX 3012,872074.000.585.21
CAC 40 Index5,6845,65331.000.551.80
Nikkei 225 (Japan)22,75122,625125.000.553.32
SSE Composite Index2,9412,942-1.00-0.02-0.49
S&P/TSX Composite Index16,36916,33633.000.20-2.47
NZ 5010,84610,83214.000.13-0.15
US Volatility (Vix)14
Overseas Market Report

US sharemarkets were mixed, reflecting mixed earnings results. And there were concerns for the US-China trade agreement after US Vice President Pence cited China for its human rights record. In response to earnings, shares in Microsoft rose 2.0% with Tesla up 17.7%. But shares on 3M fell 4.1% and Twitter lost 20.8%. The Dow Jones fell by 28 points or 0.1% after trading in a 217-point range. The S&P500 index rose by 0.2% with the Nasdaq up by 66 points or 0.8%. 

Global oil prices were firmer by up to 0.8% on Thursday. Investors continue to respond to a surprise fall in US crude inventories in the past week. Brent crude rose by US50 cents or 0.8% to US$61.67 a barrel. And the US Nymex price rose by US26 cents or 0.5% to US$56.23 a barrel.

Base metal prices were generally higher on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday, lifting by up to 1.7% with nickel doing best. But aluminium fell by 0.3%.

The gold futures price rose by US$9.00 or 0.6% to US$1,504.70 an ounce. Spot gold was trading near US$1,502 an ounce in late US trade. Iron ore rose by US10 cents or 0.1% to US$87.05 a tonne.

PreviousChangeDaily %
Monthly %
Oil Brent61.6761.170.500.82-2.27
Oil - West Texas crude56.1156.23-0.12-0.21-0.67
Gold Spot $/OZ1,503.001,504.00-0.70-0.05-0.05
Silver Spot $/OZ17.8017.800.000.03-0.58
Iron Ore85.2086.40-1.10-1.31-9.46
Thermal Coal Newcastle67.2067.000.300.373.14
APAC Hard Coking Coal FOB155.00157.00-2.00-1.2716.54
Aluminium ($US/t)1,7161,721-5.00-0.29-1.38
Copper Mar-18 ($US/lb)2.672.67-0.20-0.072.74
Lead ($US/t)2,2462,2414.000.199.93
Nickel ($US/t)16,84716,560287.001.73-2.59
Zinc ($US/t)2,5322,50428.001.1310.25
Tin ($US/t)16,74016,507233.001.411.56
Uranium ($US/lb)24.0024.000.00-0.41-5.45
Australian Market ReportCurrent
PreviousChangeDaily %
Monthly %
ASX All Ords6,7976,77818.000.27-0.26
S&P/ASX 2006,6946,67321.000.31-0.25
ASX 24 Futures6,714
Australian Market Report

Thursday 24 October 2019 - close. The Australian share market has closed higher for a fourth day, buoyed by energy stocks as the price of crude jumped higher. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Thursday up 20.5 points, or 0.31 per cent at 6,693.6, while the broader All Ordinaries was up 18.5 points, or 0.27 per cent, at 6,796.7 points.

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Janison Education Group Ltd (JAN.ASX, 37.5cps, m.cap A$68.1m with 181.5m SOI, Cash c$6.0m (Education Technology)

Ashanti is pleased to be road-showing Janison Education Group Ltd (ASX.JAN) in Hong Kong (5th November), Singapore (6th November)

Please be in contact with your adviser or call +61 8 6319 7802 if you would like to arrange a meeting ASAP. 

  • Janison is an Australian-owned, ASX-listed education technology provider established in 1998 whose team of experts and developers innovate online assessment and learning solutions for a range of clients including ASX50 companies, multinationals and government organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK. The company operates a highly scalable software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model providing integrated corporate learning platforms and large-scale digital assessments.

Investment Highlights:

Multi sector product capabilities and defensible product offering

  • Two core platforms on a recurring licencing model: 
    • Janison Insights is an online assessment platform offering a complete suite of tools for running an organisation’s exams and tests
    • Janison Academy is an online learning management system (LMS) offering a suite of digital learning tools which can be configured and tailored to a customers requirements

Strong FY19 Group Results – business generating healthy profit margins

  • Group Revenue of A$22.5M up 30% on pcp
  • Annual Recurring Revenue A$12M (53% of Group Revenue) up 12% on pcp
  • Normalised EBITDA of $3.3M 
  • 40% Gross Margin
  • 2.0x FY19 Revenue Multiple
  • International clients now representing 20% of Total Revenue

Strong market positioning

  • Client base is loyal and  expanding – 97.5% customer retention in FY19
  • Addition of 57 new customers during FY19
  • Platform income generated from blue chip clients across three sectors:

Highly scalable business model with a clear plan to drive growth

  • Business has transformed from one which delivered customised software development projects, to one which predominately sells out-of-the-box configurable products that generate higher-value annual recurring revenue streams


Products and services address a multi-billion dollar global market opportunity

  • Education Technology market due to exceed $340B by 2025
  • By 2025 there will be half a billion more school and university students driving a $7.8 trillion market


Experienced Board and Management team

  • Seasoned team with deep  sector expertise led by CEO Tom Richardson

A link to JAN's most recent corporate presentation can be found here

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