Ansell Limited (ANN)



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General Information
Company Name: Ansell Limited
Stock Code: ANN
Website: www.ansell.com
GICS Sub-Industry: Health Care Supplies
Market Cap ($M): 2,914
Equiv. Shares (M): 153

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 19.030 $ 19.170 $ 19.260 $ 18.960 $ 18.970 389,942 $ 0.060  0.316 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (3.3333)
Recommendation Date: 20th Oct 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 3

Company Overview

Business Description:
Ansell Limited (ANN) is a global provider of health and safety protection solutions. ANN designs, develops, manufactures and distributes a range of surgical, examination, industrial and household gloves, protective clothing and condoms. Currently, ANN operates four main business divisions which are medical, industrial, single use and sexual wellness.

Strategy Analysis:
ANN is focused on developing new and innovative products, new distribution channels and growing market share. Cost cutting, manufacturing rationalisations, and shifting its portfolio of products towards higher margin items aim to offset input cost pressures. ANN is shifting away from producing commoditised products with no pricing power to producing patentable products which avoid the commodity trap. Revenue growth is typically modest, in response ANN looks for new emerging markets, such as China and Eastern Europe for sales. ANN is also mindful of the necessity to invest in research and development in order to develop more patentable products, such as the highly successful Hyflex range. Ansell reported NPAT down 15.3% to $55.0m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $627.9m, up 5.1% from the same period last year. Diluted EPS was 41.8 cents compared to 49.2 cents last year. The net operating cash inflow was $44.8m compared to an outflow of $16.7m in the pcp. The interim dividend declared was 16 cents compared with 15 cents last year.


Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F 244.1 159.7 21.3 11.9 55.6 2.9 0.0
2015  F 201.2 131.6 20.5 14.5 48.9 2.6 0.0
2014  A 156.9 109.2 2.9 17.7 39.0 2.0 0.0
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
Ansell (ANN) $2,904 M 0.1120 0.1367 0.1265 16.3704 14.4018 12.7847 2.18 2.55 2.89

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
ANN 0.57 15.8 2.44 1.20 1.62
Market 0.88 15.0 1.23 1.69 1.48
Sector 0.62 20.9 2.37 1.45 2.31

Directors
Name Position Start Date
Mr Magnus Ranae Nicolin Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 01 March 2010
Mr William Peter Day Non-Executive Director 20 August 2007
Mr Ronald J Bell Non-Executive Director 09 August 2005
Mr L (Dale) Crandall Non-Executive Director 11 October 2002
Ms Marissa T Peterson Non-Executive Director 22 August 2006
Mr John Bevan Non-Executive Director 01 August 2012
Mrs Annie Lo Non-Executive Director 01 January 2013
Mr Glenn Lawrence Lord Barnes Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Deputy Chairman 12 September 2005

Management
Name Position
Alistair Grant Associate General Counsel Asia Pacific,Company Secretary
Peter Dobbelsteijn Chief Commercial Officer EMEA and APAC region and Ansell Global Guardian
Mike Mattos Chief Commercial Officer North America region
William Reilly General Counsel,Joint Company Secretary
Scott R Corriveau President Industrial GBU
Anthony Lopez President Medical GBU and Chief Commercial Officer LAC region
Joe Kubicek President Single Use GBU
Neil Salmon Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Offer
Steve Genzer Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain Operations

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
12,929,626 (9.89%) Lazard Asset Management Pacific Co
9,450,104 (7.23%) Matthews International Capital Management LLC
9,340,208 (7.15%) FMR LLC and FIL (formerly FMR Corp and FIL)
23,973,737 (18.01%) M&G Group

Calendar of Events
Date Event
11 September 2015 Report (Annual)
17 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
16 February 2015 Report (Interim)
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