ALE Property Group (LEP)

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General Information
Company Name: ALE Property Group
Stock Code: LEP
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Real Estate Investment Trusts
Market Cap ($M): 589
Equiv. Shares (M): 196

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 3.000 $ 3.010 $ 3.030 $ 3.000 $ 3.010 42,627 $ -0.010  -0.332 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Sell (4)
Recommendation Date: 29th Jul 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 2

Company Overview

Business Description:
ALE Property Group (LEP) is a property investment and property fund management company which owns a property portfolio of 87 pubs across five mainland states of Australia. LEP comprises of Australian Leisure and Entertainment Property Trust and its controlled entities including ALE Direct Property Trust, ALE Finance Company PTY Limited and Australian Leisure and Entertainment Property Management Limited as the responsible entity of the trust.

Strategy Analysis:
ALE is a passive owner and operator of pub properties. Each property is leased to Australian Leisure and Hospitality, a Woolworths subsidiary, for an initial term of 25 years to 2028 with four 10-year options to renew. Annual rent reviews are linked to CPI. ALE is seeking to acquire additional high quality properties that complement its existing portfolio. 2010 was a period of consolidation with 12 properties sold and debt reduced to more conservative levels. ALE Property Group reported a net loss of $3.73m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $26.39m, up 2.9% from last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was (2.2) cents compared to 0.23 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $18.14m compared to $10.68m last year. The interim dividend declared was 8 cents, compared with 8 cents last year.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2015  F 25.4 13.1 -11.6 23.0 16.7 5.6 0.0
2014  F 28.7 14.8 6.8 20.3 16.4 5.5 0.0
2013  A 25.1 13.8 45.9 17.1 16.0 6.8 0.0
Source: Morningstar analyst estimates.

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2013 A 2014 F 2015 F 2013 A 2014 F 2015 F 2013 A 2014 F 2015 F
CFS Retail Property Trust (CFX) $6,519 M 0.0821 0.0847 0.0118 17.2524 15.9057 15.7205 0.0630 0.0629 0.0640
Dexus Property (DXS) $6,330 M 2.5145 -0.2781 0.0421 10.7274 14.8597 14.2595 0.0515 0.0537 0.0551
Goodman Gp (GMG) $9,070 M 0.7859 0.0783 0.0721 16.3858 15.1954 14.1739 0.0370 0.0394 0.0422
Investa Office Fund (IOF) $2,186 M -0.2896 0.0262 0.0139 15.8293 15.4246 15.2137 0.0499 0.0520 0.0526
ALE Property (LEP) $589 M 0.3772 0.1725 -0.1061 21.6391 18.4549 20.6447 0.0532 0.0546 0.0558

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
LEP 2.24 18.5 1.59 7.76
Market 1.01 16.6 1.26 2.17
Sector 1.59 15.2 1.10 5.02

Name Position Start Date
Mr James T McNally Executive Director 26 June 2003
Mr Andrew Frederick Osborne Wilkinson Managing Director 16 November 2004
Mr Peter H Warne Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director 08 September 2003
Mr John P Henderson Non-Executive Director 19 August 2003
Ms Helen I Wright Non-Executive Director 08 September 2003
Ms Phillipa (Pippa) Downes Non-Executive Director 26 November 2013

Name Position
D J Shipway Asset Manager
A J Slade Capital Manager
Brendan Howell Company Secretary
M J Clarke Finance Manager

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
17,076,936 (8.79%) WoolWorths Limited and Associates
20,743,121 (13.01%) Allan Gray Australia Pty Ltd
17,612,586 (19.36%) Caledonia (Private) Investments Pty Limited & its Associates

Calendar of Events
Date Event
22 January 2015 Report (Interim)
26 September 2014 Report (Annual)
05 September 2014 Div Pay Date
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