ASX 200 midday update: Treasury Wine results, Origin’s $2bn loss, Star impresses

It has been another busy day for the ASX 200 on Thursday…
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At lunch on Thursday, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has followed the lead of US markets and is tumbling lower. The benchmark index is currently down 0.6% to 7,456.8 points.

Here’s what is happening on the ASX 200 today:

Treasury Wine shares fall despite earnings beat

The Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) share price is falling on Thursday following the release of its full year results. This is despite the wine giant delivering an EBITS result in line with guidance and slightly ahead of the consensus estimate. Treasury Wine reported broadly flat EBITS of $510.3 million. This compares to its guidance of $495 million to $515 million and the market consensus estimate of ~$508 million.

Origin posts $2.2 billion loss

The Origin Energy Ltd (ASX: ORG) share price is dropping today after the energy company released its full year results and revealed a heavy loss. Origin posted an 8% decline in revenue to $1.2 billion and a statutory loss of $2.2 billion in FY 2021. On an underlying basis, EBITDA fell 35% to $2 billion. This was driven by a 32% decline in Energy Markets EBITDA to $991 million and a 35% reduction in Integrated Gas EBITDA to $1,135 million.

Star’s FY 2021 results impress

The Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) share price is charging higher today after investors responded positively to its full year results. Investors appear pleased that the casino and resort operator’s full year profit after tax fell only 5% to $116 million despite COVID disruptions. No dividend was declared due to ongoing uncertainty.

Best and worst ASX 200 performers

The best performer on the ASX 200 on Thursday has been the Chorus Ltd (ASX: CNU) share price with a 14% gain. This follows the release of the NZ Commerce Commission’s draft RAB decision for its fibre business. The worst performer on the ASX 200 has been the Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) share price with an 8% decline. This follows a 4% decline in iron ore prices overnight.

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More reading

The Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) share price is down 8% on Thursday
Treasury Wine Estates (ASX:TWE) share price struggles despite profit increase
Origin (ASX:ORG) share price slides 5% after revenue decline
The Bapcor (ASX:BAP) dividend bumps up 14%
Star Entertainment (ASX: SGR) share price up 5% despite revenue slump

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Treasury Wine Estates Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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