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BFCSA: Mark Bouris-led Yellow Brick Road erases goodwill as it deliver late half-year loss

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Mark Bouris-led Yellow Brick Road erases goodwill as it deliver late half-year loss

The Australian 5:41pm March 7, 2019

Ben Butler


Mark Bouris-helmed mortgage broker Yellow Brick Road has taken a $34 million hit from the Hayne royal commission, slashing the value of its goodwill to nothing.

The writedown, which Yellow Brick Road (YBR) today told the stock exchange was due to uncertainty, negative consumer sentiment and decreased home loan volumes, was the main factor behind a $34.2m loss for the six months to the end of December.

However, half-year accounts released today — a week late because auditorsdid not sign off on the numbers in time — show Yellow Brick Road also made an operating loss of almost $4.3m amid what Mr Bouris said were the most difficult borrowing conditions he had ever seen.

Yellow Brick Road erased all the goodwill of its two main business units, cutting $3.9m from wealth management and $19.7m from lending — both areas that took a hammering during the banking royal commission.

This leaves as its only intangible asset $722,000 associated with its nascent home loan securitisation business, which Mr Bouris hopes will provide the company with a pathway to a profitable future.

Yellow Brick Road shares last changed hands at an all-time low of 5.4c on February 28, but have been suspended since then because of the company’s failure to lodge its accounts on time.

Trade in the stock is due to resume when the market opens tomorrow morning.

Mr Bouris, who is Yellow Brick Road’s biggest individual shareholder at just under 20 per cent of the company, told The Australian he had decided to “take the pain now” by writing off the goodwill.

“I’m disappointed but at the same time I’m sick of mucking around with these issues,” he said.

Separately, Yellow Brick Road has written the value of online self-managed super fund platform Brightday, which it bought from News Corporation three years ago but is trying to sell, down from $164,000 to nothing.

Mr Bouris said he was trying to simplify the business and all areas were under review.

The securitisation business represents a return to a business model familiar to Mr Bouris from when he founded and ran home lender Wizard Home Loans in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

“That asset is particularly valuable — and our auditors agree — given our progress around that particular initiative,” he said.

He said he was “going really hard at what we do best, which is manufacturing our own product”.

Revelations at the royal commission about misconduct by financial advisers, who were already under intense scrutiny due to a series of scandals over the past few years, and at superannuation funds, has led retirement savers to flee the for-profit sector in favour of their not-for-profit rivals at industry funds.

The Hayne inquiry has wreaked more havoc on the sector by calling for a further crackdown on misbehaviour by advisers and others charged with looking after other people’s money.

But while a package of reforms royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne recommended for home lending included banning trail commissions on new loans, the government has said it will not remove them from existing loans.

Mr Bouris told The Australian that Yellow Brick Road’s trail commission book was valued at about $49m — far more than the company’s market capitalisation of just $15m.

“We’re way underwater in terms of values,” he said.

Mr Bouris owns 19.02 per cent of Yellow Brick Road, but is pipped as largest shareholder by the Ron Brierly-backed Mercantile Investment Co, which owns 19.84 per cent and made an unsuccessful takeover bid for the company in October.

Nine Entertainment, where Mr Bouris has enjoyed a second career as the star of the Australian version of The Apprentice, owns 17.46 per cent of Yellow Brick Road.


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