PORTFOLIO & APPROACH

OUR INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY

Our focus is to preserve and accumulate capital on an inter-generational basis. We have been investing for over 150 years, and intend to be around for another 160, at least. Our goal is to generate sustainable and reliable dividends that can provide income for families. As such, Gowings is for investors who share a similar investment philosophy and is suitable for other families who wish to invest alongside the Gowing family.

Gowings does not target any specific asset class or time horizon and provides investors with exposure to a wide range of asset classes, which adjust as opportunity and risk are managed. Some of these are not normally available to retail investors. The Company does not limit itself to ASX-listed equities, to any single national boundary or currency, or any particular industry type. It will, at times, invest in unlisted securities, where these provide particular opportunities.

Risk is managed through natural hedges, diversity, and conservative gearing and Gowings does not attempt to reduce risk and preserve capital by investing only in so-called “low-risk” assets but rather seeks to offset risk with a balanced and diverse portfolio of different asset classes.

As an inter-generational investment vehicle, Gowings does not focus on the day-to-day ASX share price, but rather on preserving and increasing the long-term value of underlying assets, which are the ultimate source of income and growth.

At Gowings the board of directors and management are shareholders, giving rise to our commitment of ‘Investing together for a secure future’.

GOWINGS AT A GLANCE

  31 July 2021
$’000
31 July 2020
$’000
   
Surf Hardware International (at cost) 16,000 16,000
Boundary Bend Limited  14,834 12,216
Carlton Investments 6,484 4,650
DiCE Molecules 2,304 2,304
Murray Darling Food Company 2,157 2,157
Hexima 1,822 949
Hydration Pharmaceuticals 1,331 1,331
NSX Limited 1,250 900
Three Valley Meats 950 -
Power Pollen Accelerated Ag Technologies 885 885
EFTsure 681 602
SYMBYX 600 -
Blackfynn 403 403
Other Investments - Australia 8,532 8,269
Other Investments - International 1,704 -
Total 59,937 50,666
   
Five V Capital 3,740 1,620
OurCrowd Australia 1,424 1,248
Our Innovation Fund I 2,544 1,788
Our Innovation Fund II 175 -
Other Private Equity Funds 120 95
Total 8,003 4,751
   
Sub-regional shopping centres 198,069 198,131
Borrowings (94,309) (80,175)
Total 103,760 117,956
   
Sawtell Commons - residential subdivision 12,480 10,578
Solitary 30 - Coffs Harbour development land 3,864 3,734
Other Properties 8,132 13,250
Borrowings (1,101) (1,350)
Total 23,375 26,212
   
Cash (AUD) 21,919 15,329
Cash (USD) 7,087 -
Tax liabilities (14,021) (12,017)
Surf Hardware International consolidation impact (1,310) (609)
Other assets and liabilities (103) (6,757)
Total 13,572 (4,054)
Net assets before tax on unrealised gains on equities and investment properties 208,647 195,531
Provision for tax on unrealised gains on equities and investment properties (13,497) (11,456)
Net assets after tax on unrealised gains on equities and investment properties 195,150 184,075

STRATEGIC EQUITY INVESTMENTS

Surf Hardware International

Surf Hardware International

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Surf Hardware International

Current year: 31, July 2021 $16M

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $16M


Boundary Bend Limited

Boundary Bend Limited

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Boundary Bend Limited

Current year: 31, July 2021 $14.8M

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $12.2M


Carlton Investments

Carlton Investments

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Carlton Investments

Current year: 31, July 2021 $6.4M

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $4.6M


DiCE Molecules

DiCE Molecules

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DiCE Molecules

Current year: 31, July 2021 $2.3M

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $2.3M


Murray Darling Food Company

Murray Darling Food Company

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Murray Darling Food Company

Current year: 31, July 2021 $2.1M

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $2.1M


NSX Limited

NSX Limited

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NSX Limited

Current year: 31, July 2021 $1.25M

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $900K


Hexima

Hexima

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Hexima

Current year: 31, July 2021 $1.8M

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $949K


Blackfynn

Blackfynn

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Blackfynn

Current year: 31, July 2021 $403K

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $403K


EFTsure

EFTsure

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EFTsure

Current year: 31, July 2021 $681K

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $602K


Power Pollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

Power Pollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

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Power Pollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

Current year: 31, July 2021 $885K

Previous year: 31, July 2020 $885K


PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS

Five V Capital

Five V Capital

Five V Capital

Current year: 31, July 2021 $3.7M
Previous year: 31, July 2020 $1.6M
OurCrowd Australia

OurCrowd Australia

OurCrowd Australia

Current year: 31, July 2020 $1.4M
Previous year: 31, July 2020 $1.2M
Our Innovation Fund

Our Innovation Fund

Our Innovation Fund

Current year: 31, July 2021 $2.7M
Previous year: 31, July 2020 $1.7M

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS

Sawtell Commons

Sawtell Commons

Sawtell Commons

Current year: 31, July 2021 $12.4M
Previous year: 31, July 2020 $10.5M
Solitary 30

Solitary 30

Solitary 30

Current year: 31, July 2021 $3.8M
Previous year: 31, July 2020 $3.7M

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

LAVO™ Hydrogen Technology Limited

LAVO™ Hydrogen Technology Limited

LAVO™ is changing the way people live with energy. An Australian headquartered hydrogen technology and lifestyle company, LAVO™ designs and manufactures renewable hydrogen energy storage solutions for residential and commercial use. LAVO™ will challenge convention, spark a global conversation and enable a meaningful change in attitudes and behaviours around sustainability, the environment and responsible consumerism. Founded ...

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LAVO™ Hydrogen Technology Limited

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

SYMBYX Biome

SYMBYX Biome

SYMBYX Pty Ltd is an Australian medical technology company developing Photobiomodulation (PBM) or cold laser therapies to manage previously intractable, chronic diseases and inflammatory conditions. The primary treatment route is via the gut microbiome, leveraging the increasingly well-researched linkages between the microbiome and various body systems, including the nervous system, heart, and kidneys. Parkinson’s and Fibromyalgia are current p...

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SYMBYX Biome

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Best & Less Group

Best & Less Group

Best & Less Group, made up of the brands Best & Less in Australia and Postie in New Zealand, is a retailer specialising in baby and kids’ apparel. The company generates 86% of revenue from its proprietary brands, all designed in-house. Its clothing is then distributed for sale across 246 physical stores and online. The group recorded unaudited sales revenue of $663 million for FY21. The group listed on the ASX on July 26th af...

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Best & Less Group

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

CannaPacific

CannaPacific

CannaPacific is an Australian biotechnology company with a focus on developing novel registered cannabinoid-based medicines for patients with unmet medical needs. CannaPacific is building a global therapeutic offering with an initial focus on palliative care and post-traumatic stress disorder. Their 3 core business hubs are Pharma Development (rebranded to 3eD Pharma); Cultivation and Clinical engagement programs. During FY 21 their Pharma stra...

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CannaPacific

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited

National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited

NSX owns and operates the National Stock Exchange of Australia; the second largest listings exchange in Australia. NSX is building an alternative exchange, creating a deeper, more liquid and a lower cost of raising capital. Gowings believes NSX has the potential to develop into a Tier 1 listings exchange, providing strong growth by initially targeting lower market capitalisation companies and providing exchange services at lower cost. In May 2021...

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National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Cobram Estate Olives

Cobram Estate Olives

Cobram Estate Olives is Australia's leading producer of premium extra virgin olive oil and Australia’s largest olive farmer. Boundary Bend produces Australia’s two top selling extra virgin olive oil brands, Cobram Estate and Red Island, and owns 2.4 million producing trees on over 6,575 hectares of pristine Australian farmland located in the Murray Valley region of northwest Victoria. Additionally, Boundary Bend operates a bottling, storage a...

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Cobram Estate Olives

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Five V Capital

Five V Capital

Five V Capital was set up and is managed by Adrian MacKenzie and Srdjan Dangubic, experienced Australian private equity and venture capital managers with whom Gowings has enjoyed a long relationship. Gowings have committed $1 million to Five V’s Fund II which has invested in leading businesses across a range of sectors including healthcare, retail, media, consumer, technology, and financial services. Including brands such as Madman Entertainmen...

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Five V Capital

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Our Innovation Fund

Our Innovation Fund

Our Innovation Fund is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in Australian-based, early-stage, innovative technology businesses with the potential for high growth and attractive returns. The Fund is run by a team with decades of experience investing in and building technology businesses. The fund capitalises on the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda, seeking to stimulate the Australian innovation ecosystem w...

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Our Innovation Fund

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Carlton Investments

Carlton Investments

Carlton Investments Limited is a listed investment company, incorporated in 1928 and traded on the ASX. Carlton Investments’ strategy is to invest in established, well managed Australian listed entities that are expected to provide attractive levels of franked dividends and long-term capital growth. Investments are held for the long term and are generally only disposed of through takeover, mergers or other exceptional circumstances that may ari...

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Carlton Investments

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

DiCE Molecules

DiCE Molecules

DiCE Molecules (DiCE) is a privately held US biotechnology company running a technology platform that began at Stanford University and has the potential to revolutionize small molecule drug discovery. Their business model includes the generation of milestone payments and royalty revenue through drug discovery collaborations, alongside the monetization of its own drug development assets.

DiCE has been making great progress despite COVI...

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DiCE Molecules

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

PowerPollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

PowerPollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

PowerPollen is an early-stage agricultural technology company based in Iowa, USA, that is working on advanced yield enhancement technology that enables higher yields in seed and grain production. PowerPollen has created a paradigm shift in agriculture by revolutionizing how plants reproduce, providing unprecedented control of pollination that simplifies corn seed production while potentially enabling hybrid production and higher profits in curren...

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PowerPollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Pacific Coast Shopping Centres

Pacific Coast Shopping Centres

Our centres are well placed and continue to capitalise from the rapid economic growth and development currently being experienced in the NSW Mid North Coast region. Substantial ongoing government investment including the approved $1.8 billion dollar Coffs Harbour Pacific Highway Bypass Project due to commence later in 2021, combined with a large population surge due to increased work flexibility and other infrastructure investment including healt...

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Pacific Coast Shopping Centres

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Coffs Central Shopping Centre

Coffs Central Shopping Centre

During the period the leasing team were able to successfully renew a major anchor tenant and secure high-quality new retailers in the more challenging air-bridge space at rental levels above valuation including:

Hearing Australia, Shape 20, Fone Works

The leasing pipeline and enquiry levels remains relatively strong with 3 new lease deals and 7 renewals currently being negotiated. The team is taking a highly selective ap...

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Coffs Central Shopping Centre

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Port Central Shopping Centre

Port Central Shopping Centre

Port Central continues to trade strongly and vacancies are at a minimum.  During the period we secured BCU in a prominent street-facing site and we are negotiating lease deals with 3 new tenants.  The renewals pipeline is strong with a major fashion offer renewing during the period and 10 renewals relating to major retail groups close to finalisation.

The planned capital upgrade & reconfiguration of the upstairs food court in...

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Port Central Shopping Centre

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Kempsey Central Shopping Centre

Kempsey Central Shopping Centre

We are very pleased to report that the Country Universities Centre Macleay Valley (which was backed and supported by the Federal & NSW Government, CUC Central, Kempsey Shire Council, and Gowings Bros Ltd was opened officially at Kempsey Central in April 2021 by the Mayor and local Federal member. CUC is a major strategic tenancy for the centre and has been hugely successful since its launch with 114 registered students, far exceeding the init...

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Kempsey Central Shopping Centre

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Sawtell Commons

Sawtell Commons

Completion of the Stage 2 works sees 20 of the 220 Sawtell Commons residential lots constructed and registered for sale or development. Sale prices for the stage 3 release of 56 lots are being reviewed but to date, pre-sale interest has been strong with 11 holding deposits received at an average of $325,000 per lot. Stage 3 subdivision works have commenced with Registration for stage 3 expected around the end of March 2022....

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Sawtell Commons

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Solitary 30

Solitary 30

The Jetty development site located at 357 Harbour Drive paves the way for an exciting new mixed-use development for Gowings. The site has now been demolished and some of the historic and original timber elements of the Forestry Building have been re-purposed at the new Gowings Head Office located on level 3 of the Gowings Building on Harbour Drive in Coffs Harbour. Various Architects have presented several concepts for the site and are we contin...

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Solitary 30

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