General Finance Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results For Fiscal Year 2021

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: GFN), a leading specialty rental services company offering portable storage, modular space and liquid containment solutions in North America and in the Asia-Pacific region of Australia and New Zealand (the “Company”), today announced its consolidated financial results for the second quarter and six months (“YTD”) ended December 31, 2020.

Second Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Rental revenues from our core non-liquid containment products in North America increased by 9% from the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.
  • Leasing revenues were $58.4 million, compared to $60.8 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.
  • Leasing revenues, excluding the oil and gas sector, increased by 5% in North America and by 4% in the Asia-Pacific from the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.
  • Leasing revenues comprised 66% of total non-manufacturing revenues versus 67% for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.
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Flowserve Announces Dates for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced that it plans to release its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 after the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, February 18.

The following morning, on Friday, February 19, the company will hold its conference call with the financial community at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Scott Rowe, president and chief executive officer, and other members of management will present.

The earnings materials and webcast of the conference call can be accessed by shareholders and other interested parties at under the “Investor Relations” section.

About Flowserve: Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as

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Brent oil ends above $60 a barrel for the first time in over a year

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Brent crude prices settled above $60 a barrel for the first time in over a year on Monday, boosted by pandemic-recovery optimism and expectations for the passage of the latest U.S. economic stimulus package.

Prices also found support after President Joe Biden pushed back against immediately lifting sanctions on Iran.

“Several factors are feeding into these buoyant prices, most importantly, the current level of financial market enthusiasm” surrounding the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, said Cailin Birch, global economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit, in emailed commentary.

“In addition, the likelihood that the Biden administration will pass a second big economic relief bill and recent robust economic activity in China have lifted investor hopes for the pace of economic recovery in 2021,” she said.

April Brent crude  the global benchmark, climbed by $1.22, or 2.1%, to settle at $60.56 a barrel after

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Brookfield Business Partners Reports 2020 Year End Results

BROOKFIELD, News, Feb. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE: BBU) (TSX: BBU.UN) (“Brookfield Business Partners”) announced today financial results for the year ended December 31, 2020.

“Our business was resilient in 2020 reflecting the quality of the companies we own and our disciplined approach to risk management which served us well in a challenging operating environment,” said Cyrus Madon, CEO of Brookfield Business Partners. “We remain focused on building value in our business and are well positioned with strong liquidity to execute on growth opportunities as investment activity continues to accelerate.”

  Three Months Ended
December 31,
  Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
US$ millions (except per unit amount), unaudited 2020   2019   2020   2019
Net income (loss) attributable to unitholders1 $ 85     $ (105 )   $ (169 )   $ 88  
Net income (loss) per limited partnership unit2 $ 0.56     $ (0.70 )   $ (1.13 )   $ 0.62  
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Coastal Financial Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2020 Results

2020 Highlights:

  • Net income totaled $15.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, or $1.24per diluted common share, an increase of 14.0% from $13.2 million, or $1.08 per diluted common share, for the year ended December 31, 2019.
  • Basic earnings per share increased 30.0%, and diluted earnings per share increased 26.7%, for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2019.
  • An $8.3 million provision for loan losses was recorded during the year ended December 31, 2020, largely due to continued economic uncertainties from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Total assets grew $637.6 million, or 56.5%, to $1.77 billion for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $1.13 billion at December 31, 2019.
  • Total loans receivable, net, including $365.8 million in PPP loans, grew $608.0 million, or 64.7%, to $1.55 billion for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $939.1 million at December
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5 E-Commerce Marketing Strategies To Implement This Year

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Amazon was founded in 1995 in Jeff Bezos’s garage. Initially, it was just a company providing services as an online bookstore. Over the years, the business that started as a mere bookstore turned into a multinational company, started selling almost everything, and eventually became the biggest name in the entire ecommerce industry. 

But how did Amazon go from zero to hero?


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Well, there’s certainly no single answer – it’s a blend of innovation, vision, hard work, and in-depth marketing.

No matter if you’re just starting out or running a well-established company in the ecommerce space, it’s imperative to stay up to date with the latest marketing trends that are going to help you reach your targeted audience, and thrive in the marketplace. 

Ecommerce marketing strategies that you need to know about:

The rise of voice search

Put simply, voice search allows users

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