Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ALL)



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General Information
Company Name: Aristocrat Leisure Limited
Stock Code: ALL
Website: www.aristocratgaming.com
GICS Sub-Industry: Casinos & Gaming
Market Cap ($M): 4,265
Equiv. Shares (M): 630

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 6.770 $ 6.750 $ 6.820 $ 6.535 $ 6.730 1,831,639 $ 0.040  0.594 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Buy (2)
Recommendation Date: 12th Nov 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 3

Company Overview

Business Description:
Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ALL) operates as a developer, manufacturer and distributor of gaming content, platforms and systems in Australia, New Zealand, Americas, Japan and Rest of World. ALL also operates within the on-line social gaming and real money wager markets.

Strategy Analysis:
Aristocrat aims to be a leading global provider of gaming solutions by maintaining market leadership in Australia and New Zealand, expanding its business into key international markets, increasing sales of gaming and progressive linked jackpots and developing the most entertaining games software. Aristocrat is expanding into video lotteries, table games and electronic poker. Aristocrat is focused on North America, Australia and Japan. Aristocrat Leisure reported NPAT up 39.6% to $34.7m for the half-year ended 30 June 2012. This was predominantly delivered through improved operational performance with EBIT growth of 29.3% (21.9% in constant currency). Revenues from ordinary activities were $396.39m, up 27.6% from the same period last year with all key regions delivering growth. Diluted EPS was 6.3 cents compared to 4.6 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $29.21m compared to $15.01m last year. The interim dividend declared was 4 cents compared with 2.5 cents last year.


Financial Summary
Year to Sep NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2015  F 141.7 23.9 17.4 28.3 15.5 2.3 0.0
2014  F 112.2 20.4 5.0 33.3 15.5 2.3 0.0
2013  A 107.2 19.4 16.1 19.2 14.5 3.9 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
Aristocrat Leisure (ALL) $4,240 M 0.4876 0.0863 0.2632 23.3195 21.4673 16.9949 2.38 2.30 2.23
Crown Resorts (CWN) $10,321 M 0.3037 -0.0166 0.1738 16.1261 16.3986 13.9702 2.61 2.78 3.04
Echo Entertainment Group (EGP) $3,096 M 0.1399 0.5084 0.0354 24.1003 15.9778 15.4321 2.13 2.35 2.60
Tabcorp (TAH) $3,193 M 0.0423 0.0880 0.0860 21.1998 19.4860 17.9432 3.84 4.59 5.04
Tatts Group (TTS) $5,002 M -0.0784 0.1255 -0.0055 21.5040 19.1055 19.2115 3.90 4.49 4.67

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
ALL 1.58 23.1 6.04 1.35 4.53
Market 0.91 15.3 1.20 1.77 1.55
Sector 1.44 18.7 2.62 1.46 2.62

Directors
Name Position Start Date
Mr Jamie Odell Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 13 May 2009
Dr Ian David Blackburne Non-Executive Chairman 17 September 2010
Mr Roger Andrew Davis Non-Executive Director 20 June 2005
Ms Kathleen Marie Conlon Non-Executive Director 20 February 2014
Dr Rosalind Vivienne Dubs Non-Executive Director 15 June 2009
Mr Stephen Morro Non-Executive Director 15 December 2010
Mr David Craig Philip Banks Non-Executive Director 12 July 2011

Management
Name Position
Toni Korsanos Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary
TJ Croker Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and Asia Pacific
A Bali President, Americas

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
56,683,939 (10.28%) Commonwealth Bank of Australia
28,318,491 (5.14%) AMP Limited
44,998,052 (8.16%) Ellerston Capital Limited and its associates

Calendar of Events
Date Event
24 November 2015 Report (Prelim)
27 May 2015 Report (Interim)
19 December 2014 Div Pay Date
18 December 2014 Report (Annual)
02 December 2014 Books Close
28 November 2014 Div Ex Date
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