I wonder what could cause the jump in expenses. Having procured my mortgage through MOC (worst decision I made, incidentally), I reckon most expenses would be mostly fixed.
Further, correct me if I'm wrong, but MOC works on a franchise model, which would (IMO) have the effect of pushing the operational expenses onto the franchisees and leaving the head company with the expenses of managing the franchise.
Something doesn't quite add up for me.
new 'head office' building ? Have they taken up residence in more expensive real estate? mmm
Im actually slightly interested in this company, has had 9 consecutive years of substantial growth in book value with the use of $0 debt. which looks like a great franchise business to me. Reasonably solid cashflow coming in due to the trailing commissions. I just wonder how much of the future mortgage market is going to be sourced by old fashioned brokers. Because it seems like every man and his dog is starting a mortgage broking division. (alot of super funds are doing so to keep their members away from banks)