Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) – Hits the Bullseye with Target

Stock

Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) $1.09 as at 13/09/2018

Event

Zip Co (ASX:Z1P) announced today a partnership with Target Australia  to offer Zip interest-free payments to its customers. Target has a national network of 303 stores and prior to WES combining Target with Kmart, Target was generating annual sales of >$3.4b in 2015 and 2016 – now it generates sales of around $1bn.  If Z1P can generate just 5% of transactions, this would be meaningful. The other important consideration here is that Target is obviously part of a wider conglomerate (Wesfarmers) that includes bigger, and more meaningful retail operations. The group has already rolled Z1P (ASX:Z1P) out through OfficeWorks and given they’ve now decided to offer it through Target, it seems like a staged, progressive roll out could be underway.

WES obviously sees the benefit in offering the platform which is good sign of validation. Rollout is planned for end of October.

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Market Matters Take/Outlook on ASX:Z1P

A speculative growth stock which has failed to rally along with the wider ‘growth thematic’ in recent times, we like the stock around current levels.