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1300 Smiles (ASX:ONT) Stays Steady: FY 2018 Annual Results

Dental aggregator 1300 Smiles announced a decent set of results today. Here are the highlights:

  • Over-the-counter revenue up 9.6% to $55.8 million (this includes revenue earned by the self employed dentists that 1300 Smiles provides services to).

  • Statutory revenue up 8.8% to $39.3 million

  • Dividends up 4.3% to 24 cents or a trailing twelve month yield of 3.6% based on the current share price.

  • Earnings-per-share (EPS) up 5% to 32.2 cents

  • Net profit after tax (NPAT) up 5% to $7.6 million

  • Free cash flow was $0.2 million compared to $3.6 million last year as the company ramped up its acquisition activity.

  • Operating cash flow was up 18.2% to $10.4 million

  • Net cash of $0.3 million

The following chart shows the relatively steady upward trajectory of the company over recent years barring the blip in 2013/2014 which was impacted by the withdrawal of the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS). Note there is also a clear seasonality to the business with H1 typically stronger than H2. (Click image to view).

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Is 1300 Smiles Limited (ASX:ONT) the best stock for ethical investors?

I won't be posting much research on this website for a while, so it's fitting that I bow out with a public note on 1300 Smiles Limited (ASX: ONT).

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Initial coverage of 1300 Smiles Limited (ASX: ONT)

1300 Smiles achieves excellent returns on investment and the Managing Director, Dr Daryl Holmes, appears to have a lot of integrity. He proudly supports charity and owns over 60% of the company, which he founded. The company boasts impressive earnings growth since listing in 2005. The company is providing low cost dental care. The business of the company is to help dentists run more more profitable businesses by allowing them to focus on what they do best: treat patients.

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