Aristocrat Leisure reported a strong 1H19 result with the North American division the standout. The result also benefited from a lower AUD/USD exchange rate. Normalised profit after tax $422 + 16% in reported terms and +7.7% in constant currency. Up from $361m the same time last year.
In FY20 we forecast revenue to grow by 8% and EPS growth at a similar level. Based on this, we have ALL on a forward dividend yield of 2.2%.
Risks to the business include increased regulation, competition and slowing
customer demand. We look to buy ALL on the next Algo Engine buy signal.
The company goes ex-dividend $0.22 on the 29th of May.