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Booktopia Group Ltd (BKG)

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BKG's Principal Activity is the booktopia Group Limited (the Company) and its subsidiaries (together with the Company, Booktopia Group) is an Australian online only book retailer. In addition to books, Booktopia Group also sells eBooks, DVDs, audio books, magazines, maps, calendars, puzzles, stationery and cards.

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Market Capitalisation
ASX Rank 542 of 2,560
Sector Rank

Key Information

Shares Issued
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Similar Companies -
EPS -$0.168
DPS $0.00
NTA per share $0.15

Broker Consensus

BKG is not covered by a major broker, or data from most recent compilation was omitted due to not meeting QA guidelines.


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Company Overview

Booktopia Group Limited (BKG) is an online book retailer. It also sells eBooks, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, maps, calendars, puzzles, stationery and cards. It sells its products through the websites and and distributes product from its modern Distribution Centre located in Lidcombe, Sydney.

Incorporation Details

No incorporation details available.

Corporate Details

Head Office Lidcombe NSW 2141
Registry Link Market Services
Auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers
Date Listed 3 Dec 2020

Upcoming Calendar

Date Event
21/02/2022 Report (Interim)

Dividend History

Ex-Date Amount Franking Gross Type Payable
No dividends paid.

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Directors & Management

Directors & Management

Name Title Since Bio
Ms Marina Simone Go Non-Executive Director Oct 2020 Director Bio icon

Ms Marina Simone Go

Non-Executive Director

Ms Go has a background in media and has worked in digital and print publishing executive roles across a range of listed and private companies and in non-executive roles across a range of sectors. Marina is the Chair of the Super Netball Commission, Ovarian Cancer Australia and The Walkley Foundation, and is currently a non-executive director on the boards of Energy Australia, 7-Eleven, Autosports Group, Adore Beauty and Pro-Pac. She is also the University of New South Wales Business Advisory Council.

Mr Wayne Baskin Deputy Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director Oct 2020 Director Bio icon

Mr Wayne Baskin

Deputy Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director

Mr Baskin started as Booktopia's first developer in 2008, having spent 4 years at GE Commercial Finance. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Wayne oversees all R&D for both Booktopia and Angus & Robertson which includes all system development and the business' integrations into external systems and third-party channels. In 2017 and 2018, Wayne was a finalist for the Online Retail Industry Recognition Award, taking out the award in 2019. He has also been named in Inside Retail's Top 50 People in E-Commerce for five years, in 2019 and 2020 being awarded Number 8 on the list, as well as being a finalist for the BRW's Best Rising Star Award.

Ms Fiona Jane Pak-Poy Non-Executive Director Sep 2020 Director Bio icon

Ms Fiona Jane Pak-Poy

Non-Executive Director

Ms Pak-Poy has been involved in a range of industries including healthcare, e-commerce, software, financial services, retail and manufacturing. Her involvement ranges from start-ups to publicly listed companies, not-for-profits and State and Federal Government Boards. Currently Fiona is a non-executive director of Tyro Payments Ltd (ASX: TYR), iSentia Group (ASX: ISD), Novotech (Asia Pacific's contract research organisation) and the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship. Fiona was a director of MYOB (formerly ASX: MYO) prior to its purchase by KKR. She is a former member of the Federal Government's Innovation Australia Board, ASIC's director Advisory Panel and a Councillor for The Australian Investment Council. She practiced as an engineer and was as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Boston and Sydney, during which time she was a member of both the Consumer Goods and Technology and Financial Services Practice Group. She co-founded an e-commerce start-up in the late 1990s and subsequently worked as a General Partner in an Australian/US venture capital fund that invested in Australian startups with unique IP. He is also Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Mr Su-Ming Wong Non-Executive Director Jan 2020 Director Bio icon

Mr Su-Ming Wong

Non-Executive Director

Mr Wong has over 35 years of direct investment, international corporate advisory and merchant banking experience. He co-founded CHAMP Ventures in 2001. CHAMP Ventures is an Australian mid-market private equity funds manager. Su-Ming is currently a director of Booktopia and Scentia. He has been chairman/director of over 20 Australian companies operating across retail, technology, value-adding manufacturing, financial services, healthcare and tourism sectors. In 2018, Su-Ming was appointed as a Professor of Practice at the UNSW Business School, UNSW. Su-Ming is a director of Asia Society Australia, Sydney Writers' Festival and a member of UNSW Business School Advisory Council. He was a member of the Council of University of Technology Sydney, a founding director of National ICT Australia, a member of the Industry Research and Development Board and a director of Unisearch. He is also member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Mr Christopher Thomas Beare Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director Oct 2017 Director Bio icon

Mr Christopher Thomas Beare

Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director

Mr Beare has over 35 years' experience in international business, technology, strategy, finance and management. Chris joined investment bank Hambros Australia in 1991, became Head of Corporate Finance in 1994 and joint Chief Executive in 1995. After Hambros was acquired by Societe Generale in 1998 Chris remained a Director of SG Australia until 2002. Prior to Hambros, Chris was Executive Director of Melbourne based Venture Capital firm Advent Management Group which he joined in 1987 after various roles in Telecom Australia culminating in the Head of Strategy. Chris has experience in technology. In 1998 he helped form Radiata, a technology start-up in Sydney and Silicon Valley, and as Chair and Chief Executive Officer steered it to a sale to Cisco Systems in 2001. He is Chairman/Director/shareholder in a number of other technology companies and was formerly the Chairman of ASX listed businesses; DEXUS Property Group, Flexigroup Limited and m.Net. He is also member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Mr Antony Louis Nash Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director May 2016 Director Bio icon

Mr Antony Louis Nash

Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director

Mr Nash was involved in the establishment of Booktopia while working in his family's company as a sideline to the core internet marketing consulting business, Globalise Pty Ltd, which was established in 2001. Tony received a series of business awards and is an industry-recognised leader in the book retail and online retailing industry in Australia. In 2018 he won the Industry Recognition Award at the Online Retailer Industry Awards. He was listed in Who's Who of Australia in 2019. Prior to Booktopia, in 1996 Tony established Best People International (an internet recruitment agency), having previously worked as a recruiter. It was ultimately sold to Volante Group Limited, which was ASX listed at the time of the sale. Tony studied computer programming at Control Data Institute and worked as a programmer at Cockatoo Dockyards in the mid-eighties. He then sold computers for a short period before travelling around the world for 3 years. He became a recruiter for the computing industry whilst living in London. Tony is a Life Member of the Wilderness Society, the RSPCA (NSW) and the Australian Republican Movement.

Mr Steven Traurig Chief Commercial Officer,Executive Director,Joint Company Secretary May 2016 Director Bio icon

Mr Steven Traurig

Chief Commercial Officer,Executive Director,Joint Company Secretary

Mr Traurig has began his career at IBM Australia as a software engineer and subsequently pre-sales systems engineer, before joining Somerset Systems in 1992 focusing in business development and consulting in e-commerce and workflow. He joined Tony Nash in his online recruitment company Best People International in 1998. Steven has been in the online commerce industry for over 20 years. He has been the Chief Information Officer for Booktopia, as well as managing a number of business programs including infrastructure, security and HR.

Ms Anna Sandham Company Secretary N/A

Director Transactions

BKG directors must report any change in shareholding to the ASX within 5 business days.

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Date Director Type Amount Price Value Notes
04/01/21 Antony Nash Issued 55,827 $2.62 $146,266 Issue of securities
04/01/21 Wayne Baskin Issued 55,827 $2.62 $146,266 Issue of securities
04/01/21 Steven Traurig Issued 28,195 $2.62 $73,870 Issue of securities
24/12/20 Antony Nash Transfer 1,139,827 $2.72 $3,100,329 Off-market transfer

Director Interests

The current holdings of BKG directors.

Director Last Notice Direct Shares Indirect Shares Options Convertibles
Antony Nash 24/12/2020 N/A 24,396,365 N/A N/A
Wayne Baskin 01/10/2020 5,442,978 N/A N/A N/A
Marina Go 01/10/2020 8,695 N/A N/A N/A
Fiona Pak-Poy 15/09/2020 10,869 10,869 N/A N/A
Su-Ming Wong 28/01/2020 N/A 6,707,472 N/A N/A
Christopher Beare 06/10/2017 N/A 400,000 N/A N/A
Steven Traurig 16/05/2016 N/A 20,691,877 N/A N/A

Shareholder Info

Top 20 Shareholders About the Data

Data supplied by Morningstar and accurate on Nov 30, 2020.

It's not possible to publish a real-time Top 20 Shareholder list. Companies are not obliged to report this data (with the exception of Substantial Shareholders above 5%). If a company chooses to publish the data, it's usually once a year in their Annual Report.

All data is manually compiled so there might be a delay between the Annual Report being published and the data appearing on Market Index (<7 days for ASX 300 and up to 30 days for micro-caps).

Name Shares Capital
Tony Nash Enterprises Pty Ltd (A L Nash Family A/C) 25,536,192 18.59%
Roxygal Pty Ltd (Benten A/C) 20,691,877 15.06%
Nashtopia Pty Ltd (Nash Family A/C) 14,974,321 10.90%
National Nominees Limited 9,554,913 6.96%
CS Third Nominees Pty Limited (HSBC Cust Nom Au Ltd 13 A/C) 5,791,097 4.22%
Wayne Baskin 5,442,978 3.96%
Australian Direct Investments Pty Limited (Super Fund A/C) 4,151,868 3.02%
Ellerston Capital Limited 4,115,226 3.00%
Libertopia Management Pty Ltd 3,970,469 2.89%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 3,911,202 2.85%
Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company Limited 3,251,027 2.37%
Mr Ainsley Frederick James Henderson 2,903,985 2.11%
M & S Skyleisure Pty Ltd (M Skyleisure A/C) 2,395,071 1.74%
M & S Skyleisure Pty Ltd (S Skyleisure A/C) 2,395,071 1.74%
Primus Trust Bizalmi Vagyonkezelo Zrt (Derby A/C) 2,370,429 1.73%
Primus Trust Bizalmi Vagyonkezelo Zrt (Orion A/C) 2,370,429 1.73%
Phillip Maundrell 2,080,940 1.51%
Stafford Growth Fund 6 LP 2,000,000 1.46%
Libertopia Management Pty Ltd (Mgmt Escrow) 1,955,604 1.42%
BNP Paribas Nominees Ptylimited 1,399,177 1.02%

Shareholder Distribution

As reported in the most recent Annual Report.

Holding Size 1 - 1,000 1,001 - 5,000 5,001 - 10,000 10,001 - 100,000 100,001+ Total
No. of Shareholders 208 464 194 174 43 1,083

Substantial Shareholders

No Substantial Shareholders for BKG in our database.

Shareholders Buying

12 month transaction history compiled from ASX announcements.

Date Name Bought Previous % New %
29-03-21 Perennial Value Management Limited 1,758,023 6.55 7.83
03-12-20 M and S Skyleisure Pty Limited 7,160,572 -- 5.66
03-12-20 Perennial Value Management Limited 8,991,321 -- 6.55

Shareholders Selling

12 month transaction history compiled from ASX announcements.

No sell transactions reported by Substantial Shareholders in the past 12 months.

Historical Data

Share Price History

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