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SPK - Spark profile

This is a basic profile of an NZX50 listed company. It is not investment advice. We recommend you contact a qualified adviser if you need more information.

Spark New Zealand 


NZX code: SPK
Short name: Spark
Legal name: Spark New Zealand Limited
Industry sector: Telecommunications
NZX50 rank: 2 of 50
Head office address: Level 2, Spark City, 167 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010
Chairman: Justine Smyth
Chief executive: Jolie Hodson
Financial year ended: June
Locations: New Zealand
Auditor: KPMG
Bankers: Westpac, ANZ, HSBC, MUFG Bank

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Financial statement history

A. Recent trading and performance summary:

NPAT Earnings
per share
fye June bln mln cents
2016 $3.497 $370 20.2
2017 $3.614 $418 22.8
2018 $3.533 $365 19.9
2019 $3.533 $409 22.2
2020 $3.623 $427 23.2

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B. Recent financial position summary:

fye June bln bln %
2016 $3.24 $1.55 52.2
2017 $3.72 $2.12 43.0
2018 $3.84 $2.36 38.5
2019 $4.10 $2.63 35.9
2020 $4.35 $2.85 34.8

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C. Recent cash flows and positions:

Cash and equiv. 
at year end
fye June mln mln mln
2016 $716 $516 $52
2017 $717 $717 $52
2018 $820 $817 $55
2019 $777 $778 $54
2020 $903 $904 $53

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Description of trading activities 

Spark is New Zealand's largest telecommunications and digital services company. "Spark’s success is dependent on customers in one key market: New Zealand. That's why we're passionate about using technology to be truly useful to our customers, helping make our country better and enriching the lives of all New Zealanders."

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CEO profile

Jolie Hodson became CEO of Spark New Zealand on July 1st 2019. She was the CFO in 2013 and the CEO of Spark Digital in 2016. Prior to her roles at Spark, she worked for 12 years with the Lion Group and Deloitte. She has a bachelor of commerce from the University of Auckland.

Chairman profile

Justine Smyth became Chair in 2017. She has a background in finance and business management, having been a partner with Deloitte and Group Finance Director at Lion Nathan. She is the director of Auckland International Airport Limited and Chair of The Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. She has a bachelor of commerce from the University of Auckland and is a Fellow of Chartered Accounts Australia and NZ.


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