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  • #67
    Done very well. Can they maintain the momentum?
    "The best values today are often found in the stocks that were once hot and have since gone cold"

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    • #68
      Long waited 4.60 reached today. Coming colours looking good

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      • #69
        52 Weeks high 4.70/= reached

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        • #70
          Great going

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          • #71
            On track for good things. Lets be patient and let the big pushers to do the heavy lifting.

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            • #72
              For traders , If u satisfied better to book your profit
              Looks like Technically it has reached to ST target and RSI is in the over bought region
              BE A FRIEND OF A TREND AT BEGINING

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              • #73
                Each quarter EXPO showing good results, This is a great counter to keep in your portfolio for long term.Coming years defiantly reach double digits

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                • #74
                  Dear Malli, From the way it's moving dont have to wait for next year, I think.

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                  • #75
                    Originally posted by LukeDeSilva View Post
                    Dear Malli, From the way it's moving dont have to wait for next year, I think.
                    Yes Luke අයියා , don't want to give high hopes

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                    • #76
                      ha ha ha

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                      • #77

                        BLOCK-SPACES: EXPOLANKA’S AIR FREIGHT STRATEGY

                        MARGINS ARE SHRINKING AS GLOBAL RETAILERS DEMAND SHORTER DELIVERY TIMES
                        June 13, 2019
                        By Devan Daniel
                        3 min read

                        Expolanka Holdings Plc is expected to grow profits 17% annually over the next three years, benefitting from China-US trade tensions as it expands in North America and Asia. However, rising global demand for air freight is challenging margins, according to a research report.

                        “(The group) is reporting consistent net profit growth, with more focus on the core logistics business driving revenue,” First Capital, an investment bank, said in a report. Expolanka generated Rs2.5 billion by diversifying non-core businesses, and reinvested it in the freight forwarding and warehousing businesses.

                        “Expolanka has a global presence in all major apparel-sourcing regions to the US, which would provide a strategic benefit due to the prevailing trade tensions between the US and China,” First Capital said. Expolanka built a competitive advantage in global apparel logistics, driving group revenue from Rs19 billion in 2009 to Rs78 billion in 2018. It has 60 offices across 17 countries, and is now diversifying to pharmaceuticals, electronics retail and e-commerce to drive volume growth. The group has invested considerable resources to expand its presence in the US and across Asia with “Expolanka has a global presence in all major apparel-sourcing regions to the US, which would provide a strategic benefit due to the prevailing trade tensions between the US and China,” First Capital said. Expolanka built a competitive advantage in global apparel logistics, driving group revenue from Rs19 billion in 2009 to Rs78 billion in 2018. It has 60 offices across 17 countries, and is now diversifying to pharmaceuticals, electronics retail and e-commerce to drive volume growth. The group has invested considerable resources to expand its presence in the US and across Asia with major fashion brands entering high-value retail markets in China, Hong Kong and India. Expolanka is also expanding into Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. According to First Capital, global demand for air freight grew at twice the pace of world trade’s 4.3% growth. Demand for air freight is outpacing availability. For Expolanka, managing yields is challenging in an environment of rising and fluctuating costs. The majority of Expolanka’s client base consists of the biggest brands in global fashion that demand on-time and direct-to-store delivery regardless of costs.


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                        “Due to fast fashion trends in Europe and the US, delivery times have become shorter over the years. In addition, with Expolanka now beginning to cater to pharmaceutical and tech companies, the need for air exports has grown much more significant,” First Capital says.

                        To maintain gross profit margins at 18% and net profit margins at 2%, Expolanka is establishing long-term partnerships with global cargo carriers and negotiating block-space agreements during peak periods. This allows the firm to maintain margins by avoiding ad-hoc bookings at substantial costs, according to First Capital. There are two types of blockspace bookings: soft and hard block-space. In soft block-space, freight forwarders have the option of cancelling the booking for a minimal penalty. In hard block-space bookings, the full rate has to be paid irrespective of utilization. Expolanka currently manages between the two methods, depending on the product category, and expected demand and orders.
                        "The best values today are often found in the stocks that were once hot and have since gone cold"

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