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QEX Logistics (QEX)

Business description

QEX is a logistics company that facilitates direct trade between New Zealand/Australia and China, aiming to be a one-stop shop for Australasian entities looking to export products to China.

Investment summary

QEX continues to expand its business across New Zealand, Australia and China, with group sales up c 42% y-o-y in FY18 and the FY19 key operating milestone (KOM) target set at NZ$41m, implying c 30% y-o-y growth. The scope of future earnings improvement will depend on QEX’s ability to address pricing pressures (FY18 gross margin down to 16.1% from 17.3% in FY17) and to manage working capital and cash flow effectively as the business grows. Shares currently trade at a FY18 (year ended March-2018) EV/EBITDA ratio of 14.7x.

Last updated on 07/06/2018

Key management

Ronnie Xue, Founder and CEO

Company address

Level 1, NZX Centre, 11 Cable Street
Wellington
6011
New Zealand
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