Xero Subscriber Value and Gross Margins Improve, Revenue Rises

Monthly recurring revenue for the fintech firm increased 30 percent in its 2020 half year report as it reached 2 million subscribers.

Xero (ASX:XRO), financial technology company witnessed subscriber value jump 37 percent compared to the first half of 2019 in its most recent interim report. Generating over NDZ$1 billion in subscriber value, the company also saw its free cash flow reach NDZ$4.8 million and operatinf revenue climb 32 percent during the same time period.

As quoted in the press release:

CEO Steve Vamos commented: “We’ve continued o perform well this half with strong topline results and improving financial performance. Exceeding two million subscribers globally and achieving AMRR of over three quarters of a billion dollars were important milestones.”

“There are a number of significant global trends contributing to Xero’s growth including industry, regulatory and technology shifts. These include the increased use of cloud technology by small businesses, the digitisation of tax and compliance systems, and innovation reshaping the financial services sector.”

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AU$4 Billion Galaxy/Orocobre Merger to Create Top 5 Lithium Company

Australia’s Orocobre (TSX:ORL,ASX:ORE) and Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY,OTC Pink:GALXF) agreed this week to join forces in a AU$4 billion “merger of equals.” The deal comes as demand for lithium for electric vehicle (EV) batteries continues to pick up pace.

Once the merger is complete, the new company will become a top five lithium chemicals company globally — and top three outside of China — with production capacity of around 40,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent per year.

“The merged entity’s growth opportunities in both brine and hard rock position it uniquely to take advantage of expected rising EV demand for lithium,” Galaxy Chairman Martin Rowley said.

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IIROC Trading Halt – TMRR

The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

Company: Tempus Resources Ltd.

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Cleantech Investing in Australia

Climate change is a looming issue for Australians, with 82 percent concerned about bushfires and 81 percent worried that drought or flooding will affect crop production and food supply.

This is where conscious investors look to the cleantech sector, which covers everything from renewable energy to low-emission technologies to water technology to battery storage and more.

What should investors know about cleantech in Australia before they jump in? Read on for a look at key factors, including market size, the industries encompassed by cleantech and big players to watch.

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Galaxy Resources Limited Announcement

Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) ( Company ) advises that the following announcement has been made to the Australian Securities Exchange which appears on the Company’s platform (ASX):

  • Becoming a substantial holder

The announcement can be viewed at:
https://www2.asx.com.au/markets/trade-our-cash-market/announcements.gxy

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Hastings Technology Metals Ltd Signs Major Offtake Contract with thyssenkrupp

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Australia’s next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Limited (ASX:HAS) is pleased to announce that it has executed a binding offtake contract with thyssenkrupp Materials Trading GmbH (TK), for high-grade mixed rare earth carbonate (MREC) from the Company’s Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana) in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

Highlights

– Hastings announces signing of a major offtake contract for the supply of its high grade product from its Yangibana Rare Earths Project in Western Australia to thyssenkrupp Materials Trading GmbH.

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