ohn Rothwell’s punt on the US market has paid off. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Rothwell reflects on Austal journey

John Rothwell remembers some of the most significant deals made in the early days of shipbuilder Austal, in the latest instalment in our series to celebrate Business News' 25th anniversary.


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As the "Standard Chartered banker" that John refers to in the article, it gives me enormous personal satisfaction to have been a small part of the fantastic journey that John, Chris, Gary and others embarked upon all those years ago. It was evident from the start that they were producing an excellent quality product and going about their business in a highly professional manner. Their success over many years is no surprise and I look forward to continuing to follow the Austal journey into the future. My heartiest congratulations to John and all at Austal.

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Austal (ASB)

Share Price

Closing price for the last 90 trading days
Source: Morningstar

BN30 Index

Index = 100 as of 4 Jan 2016
Source: Morningstar

Total Shareholder Return as at 31/05/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
160thSeven Group Holdings80%28%
368thSeven West Media21%-12%
454thRCR Tomlinson2%11%
723 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Share Transactions

$4.6m Bought
$333k Sold
$7.2m Sold
Total value as at the date of the transaction
Source: Morningstar


3rd-Seven Group Holdings$2,340.3m
4th-Seven West Media$1,679.0m
6th↑RCR Tomlinson$1,294.6m
238 listed industrial companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

Remuneration from Austal

36thDavid Singleton$563k
206thGreg Jason$530k
514thJohn Rothwell$250k
Ranked by total remuneration from all listed WA companies

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