Hansen's first blunder

Hansen has barely put a foot wrong in years, can it be forgiven for one misstep?

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22 Jun 2018 · 6 min read
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Hansen's first blunder
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Date 22 Jun 2018
Current Price $3.23

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Profit warnings are never much fun, but the greatest pain is reserved for companies where double-digit growth has been the norm. So it is with Hansen Technologies, which put out a warning this morning and saw its stock tumble more than 20%.

Management said the company was likely to have revenue of $230m in the 2018 financial year and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of around $58m, for a margin of 25%. Previous guidance at the interim result was for a margin ‘around the mid-point of our target range of 25–30%'. 

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