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  • The Agency went through a turbulent start to 2021 with a Federal Court case and Takeovers Panel review
  • Revenues are strong with more than 33% in movement upward
  • Profit has jumped by almost 150% to over $800,000

The Agency released its half-yearly results to the ASX this afternoon, the company doing well despite issues earlier in the year.

A review requested by Magnolia before the Takeovers Panel was declined earlier this week, included below is a brief overview of significant recent events:

  • Magnolia stated its intent to make a cash takeover for 100% of The Agency.
  • AGM postponement from 23 December 2020 to 30 December 2020.
  • Further postponement of AGM to 4 January 2021.
  • Magnolia’s Bidder’s Statement regarding a bid for The Agency was released to the ASX, dated 3 January 2021.
  • “Purported” appointment of administrators was made by MCL 105 Pty Ltd (Magnolia) on 19 January 2021 over an approximately $385,000 debt.
  • Less than 24 hours later Federal Court approved an injunction on the appointment of administrators.
  • A Federal Court and Takeovers Panel hearing on 1 February 2021 ended the “purported” appointment of administrators.
  • Magnolia requested a review a day later, the request was declined on 23 February 2021.
  • The Agency recommenced ASX trading on 11 February 2021.

Despite the short-lived voluntary administration that was stopped by a Federal Court injunction, the company achieved a 149.75% increase in profits.

Sitting at $832,979 for the reporting period, profits weren’t the only figures to climb, revenue was up by 33.28% to almost $29.5M.

The Agency reported dividends as nil, with net assets totalling $12.44M. Net tangible assets, however, were $11.124M, down from $15.514M in the previous corresponding period; backing per share was also down, now at 3.721 cents.

A record $2.76M EBITDA was also celebrated, with a number of other key figures showing The Agency is in a very strong position going forward: gross commission income was up 53%, sales numbers up 51%, and Opex was down 10% as percentage revenue for the half-year.

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