Sharechat Logo

ERoad meets sales forecasts in third quarter

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Text too small?

ERoad met its unit sales expectations in the third quarter of the 2018 financial year, lifting total contracted units by 17 percent.

The logistics and fleet management firm said total contracted units, a non-GAAP measure it uses, rose to 69,391 in the three months ended Dec. 31, from 59,538 at the end of September. 

In its established market of Australia and New Zealand, it had 9.6 percent growth to 54,579 contracted units, while in its commercial market in the US it saw 52 percent growth to 14,812 units. Both of those growth rates were in the middle of the range the company gave in an investor presentation on Dec. 12, it said. 

That guidance was given ahead of a $15.5 million share placement to new and existing investors at $3.04 per share. Some $5 million of the shares sold in the placement came from NMC Trustees, its biggest shareholder which is associated with ERoad's chief executive Steve Newman. NMC now holds 21.7 percent of the company. Eroad still wants to raise at least $4 million through a share purchase plan, details of which are to be announced early this year.

The firm plans to use $4.5 million to upgrade customer support systems and as working capital for inventory growth, while $5 million will be used to replace non-bank lender funding "to simplify ERoad’s funding structure and operational activities", it said. The remaining $8.5 million will be used to "develop and expand disruptive product offerings as well as building a digital ecosystem to better collect and analyse transport data and potential inorganic growth."

The shares last traded at $3.88 and have gained 143 percent in the past 12 months.

(BusinessDesk)

  General Finance Advertising    

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Add your comment:
Your name:
Your email:
Not displayed to the public
Comment:
Comments to Sharechat go through an approval process. Comments which are defamatory, abusive or in some way deemed inappropriate will not be approved. It is allowable to use some form of non-de-plume for your name, however we recommend real email addresses are used. Comments from free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc may not be approved.

Related News:

NZ shares gain as market cheers Fletcher plans, Sky TV, A2, Auckland Airport rise
NZ dollar falls on tepid economic growth, rising greenback
Restaurant Brand affirms annual earnings guidance, on look-out for US director
Xero shooting for a million customers in UK as digitisation looms
Foreign farm buyer applications withdrawn in the past 12 months have tripled, OIO figures show
Fonterra satisfied with Beingmate's response to labelling error
Fletcher shares gain on five-year strategy to chase sales, margin growth
Gentrack acquires UK-based Evolve Analytics for 23 mln British pounds
NZ economic growth slows in first quarter as construction activity weakens
Independent expert to determine fair price for Chow Group shares after shareholders object

IRG See IRG research reports