Friday 14th November 2008
|Text too small?|
Profit was $3.7 million in the year ended September 30, from a loss of $1.2 million a year earlier, the company said in a statement. Net interest income and fees fell 1.2% to $48.8 million. New loan sales fell to $443 million from $455 million.
"At 97% of the previous year, sales were better than expected, but we can expect volumes to drop significantly in the coming year, as vehicle sales slow and the recession has an impact on consumer appetite for debt," said managing director Angus Bradshaw.
MTF, as the finance company is known, last month gained approval from transacting shareholders to restructure its capital, with the issue of new shares, a bonus issue using undistributed profits and a new constitution. It will cease to be registered as a cooperative under the plan, with a prospectus due later this month.
In the previous year, the company paid out $40 million to transacting shareholders, exceeding the $38.8 million available for distribution and resulting in a loss.
Bradshaw said MTF kept loan arrears within its benchmark by tightening credit criteria and maintaining a conservative policy on making new loans.
"The global credit crisis has changed funding for the short to medium term and we are evaluating a number of options to ensure MTF remains efficiently and cost effectively funded," Bradshaw said.
No comments yet
7th December 2021 Morning Report
Sky Network Television Limited (NZX: SKY) Transformation accelerates - Sky raises FY22 guidance
PGG Wrightson Limited (NZX: PGW) FY22 Operating EBITDA forecast to better last year
Vulcan Steel Limited (NZX: VSL) Trading Update & Earnings Upgrade
6th December 2021 Morning Report
Synlait Milk Limited (NZX: SML) Partnership to enhance soil health; test regen ag practices
Property for Industry Limited (NZX: PFI) Strong Valuation Outcome, Penrose Acquisition
3rd December 2021 Morning Report
Fonterra Shareholders Fund (NZX: FSF) Fonterra provides Milk Price, earnings and Q1 update
Kiwi Property Group Limited (NZX: KPG) Signs Sale and Purchase Agreement with IKEA