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Wealth Management company and fund manager, Perpetual (ASX:PPT) have announced its half year financial results for 2013 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stock market.

  • Perpetual have announced its half year results with profit at $27.3 million, up 19 percent from $22.9 million.
  • The result included $6 million impairment relating to restructuring and a $5.2 million non-cash cost related to the closure of Dublin operations.

Airline company, Air New Zealand (ASX:AIZ) have announced its half year financial results for 2013 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stock market.

  • Air New Zealand have posted a Profit of NZ$100 million for the half, up 163 percent on the previous corresponding first half from NZ$33 million.
  • Revenue up 3 percent to $NZ2.34 billion.

Printing company, PMP (ASX:PMP) have announced its half year financial results for 2013 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stock market.

  • PMP has had a $24 million loss for the first half, down from $4.6 million profit.
  • The half year result includes $41.1 million of significant items: redundancy costs and cost of closing western Sydney printing plant.

Building products company, James Hardie Industries (ASX:JHX) have announced its third quarter results to December 2012 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stockmarket.

  • James Hardie Industries have announced its third quarter results to December 31 of $31.5 million up from a $4.8 million loss.
  • Three quarters Net Profit is down US$115 million or 7 percent.

Australian publicly listed airport: Sydney Airport (ASX:SYD) have announced its full year financial results for 2013 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stock market.

  • Sydney Airport have reported their full year profit to be $179.2 million up from a loss of $239.9 million in 2011.

Online accommodation and travel booking service, Wotif.com (ASX:WTF) have announced its half year financial results for 2013 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stockmarket.

  • Wotif.com post a profit of $27.5 million for the half, down 5 percent.
  • Costs relating to online marketing, web maintenance and increasing employees raised operating costs by 6 percent.

Australian regional airline, Regional Express (ASX:REX) have announced its half year financial results for 2013 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stockmarket.

  • Regional Express had a net profit of $12.5 million, down 32.6 percent.
  • REX had revenues of $135 million.
  • First-half pre-tax profit dropped from $18.5 million to $12.5m