ARB Corp

At the start of the half-year being reviewed, supply of new four-wheel drive vehicles to the Australian market was still depressed after the Japanese tsunami. A few months later, floods in Thailand caused havoc in the nation that supplies more than 80% of Australia’s 4WD utility vehicles. Less new vehicle sales meant less opportunity for ARB Corporation to sell its wares in the aftermarket. Table 1: ARB Corp's half-year results Half-year to 31 December 2011 2010 Change (%) Sales ($m) 132.1 129.2 2.7 Net profit ($m) 18.3 18.0 1.6 Earnings per share (cents) 25.2 24.8 1.6 Interim dividend (cents) 11.0...

At the start of the half-year being reviewed, supply of new four-wheel drive vehicles to the Australian market was still depressed after the Japanese tsunami. A few months later, floods in Thailand caused havoc in the nation that supplies more than 80% of Australia’s 4WD utility vehicles. Less new vehicle sales meant less opportunity for ARB Corporation to sell its wares in the aftermarket.

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