Southern Cross Media Group Limited (SXL)

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General Information
Company Name: Southern Cross Media Group Limited
Stock Code: SXL
GICS Sub-Industry: Broadcasting
Market Cap ($M): 762
Equiv. Shares (M): 732

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 1.040 $ 1.050 $ 1.060 $ 1.030 $ 1.045 1,044,441 $ -0.005  -0.478 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Sell (3.6667)
Recommendation Date: 16th Apr 2015
Brokers Surveyed: 3

Company Overview

Business Description:
Southern Cross Media Group Limited (SXL) is a media provider which owns and engages in the broadcasting of content on free to air commercial radio (FM and digital), TV and online media platforms across Australia.

Strategy Analysis:
SXL is focused on its core Australian television and radio broadcasting assets. Its key short-term objectives will be to ensure a smooth integration of the Austereo acquisition and the realisation of full synergy benefits. Longer term, SXL want to harness cross selling between advertising mediums and profit from a national presence. Southern Cross Media Group reported NPAT down 52% to $45.13m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. The decrease in NPAT has been impacted by the one-off $39.5m income tax benefit recognised in the prior half year as a result of the companies acquired in the Austereo business combination entering into the tax consolidated group of Southern Cross Media Group. Revenues from ordinary activities were $327.68m, down 10% from the same period last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was 6.4 cents compared to 13.3 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $66.67m compared to $109.74m last year. The interim dividend declared was 4.5 cents compared with 5.0 cents last year.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F 77.7 11.0 16.4 9.4 5.0 4.8 100.0
2015  F 66.7 9.5 -16.3 11.0 5.0 4.8 100.0
2014  A 79.7 11.3 -6.8 13.3 7.5 5.0 100.0
Source: Morningstar analyst estimates.

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F
Prime Media Group (PRT) $319 M -0.3705 0.1013 0.0141 10.3695 9.4156 9.2850 7.82 8.16 8.33
Sky Network TV (SKT) $2,308 M 0.3333 0.1460 0.0112 14.9747 13.0674 12.9222 4.54 5.35 5.41
Southern Cross Media (SXL) $765 M -0.2121 -0.1683 0.1065 9.2560 11.1289 10.0577 7.18 5.60 6.11
Ten Network (TEN) $539 M -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.00 0.00 0.00

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
SXL 0.88 10.64 0.60 10.00 1.14
Market 0.91 16.4 1.30 2.38 1.62
Sector 1.14 13.3 1.71 3.04 1.29

Name Position Start Date
Mr Peter Hallam Bush Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director 25 February 2015
Mr Leon Pasternak Non-Executive Deputy Chairman 26 September 2005
Mr Peter Mervyn Harvie Non-Executive Director 01 August 2011
Ms Kathryn(Kathy) J Gramp Non-Executive Director 01 September 2014
Mr Robert (Rob) Andrew Murray Non-Executive Director 01 September 2014
Mr Christopher (Chris) de Boer Non-Executive Director 20 September 2005
Mr Glen Francis Boreham Non-Executive Director 01 September 2014

Name Position
Guy Dobson Chief Content Officer
Rhys Holleran Chief Executive Officer
Peter Lewis Chief Financial Officer
Jane Summerhayes Company Secretary,General Counsel
Clive Dickens Director of Digital & Innovation
Craig Bruce Head of Content
Andrea Ingham National Sales Director

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
186,629,464 (26.46%) Macquarie Group Limited
35,293,487 (5.00%) Dimensional Entities
106,953,118 (15.17%) Allan Gray Australia Pty Ltd

Calendar of Events
Date Event
24 February 2016 Report (Interim)
18 September 2015 Report (Annual)
08 September 2015 Report (Prelim)
19 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
12 May 2015 Div Pay Date
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