Cooper Energy Limited (COE)

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General Information
Company Name: Cooper Energy Limited
Stock Code: COE
GICS Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Market Cap ($M): 150
Equiv. Shares (M): 329

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 0.455 $ 0.455 $ 0.455 $ 0.445 $ 0.452 154,111 $ 0.003  0.664 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Buy (2)
Recommendation Date: 30th Sep 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 3

Company Overview

Business Description:
Cooper Energy Limited (COE) is an exploration and production company focusing on oil and gas. COE has a portfolio comprising of prospective acreage in the Cooper, Otway and Gippsland basins Australia, South Sumatra, Indonesia and the Gulf of Hammamet, Tunisia.

Strategy Analysis:
As a conventional oil and gas explorer/producer, COE maintains activity in all focus areas. Exploration is taking place in Australia (Cooper and Otway basins), Indonesia, Tunisia and Romania whilst production is generated in Australia and Indonesia only. COE has budgeted for 2011 exploration expenditure with a domestic focus. Further production is contingent on the funding, and success of, exploration Cooper Energy reported NPAT of $4.56m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $23.37m, down 9.4% from last year. Basic and Diluted EPS were 1.4 cents compared to (1.9) cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $2.13m compared to $13.03m last year. No dividend was declared.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F 12.5 3.6 -5.3 12.6 4.5 9.9 --
2015  F 13.0 3.8 -41.5 12.0 -- 0.0 --
2014  A 22.2 6.5 NaN 7.3 0.0 0.0 --
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES 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
Beach Energy (BPT) $1,823 M 0.8455 -0.2898 -0.0703 7.0817 9.9716 10.7252 2.85 2.85 6.21
Cooper Energy (COE) $149 M 11.6862 -0.4158 -0.0450 6.9861 11.9577 12.5208 0.00 0.00 9.93
Oil Search (OSH) $13,519 M 0.5489 1.5117 0.4144 52.0468 20.7218 14.6502 0.50 0.92 2.87
Santos (STO) $13,382 M 0.1518 0.3667 0.4174 26.4122 19.3257 13.6346 2.19 2.92 4.26
Woodside Petroleum (WPL) $33,418 M -0.0512 0.3932 0.0144 17.5493 12.5963 12.4173 6.86 6.30 6.45

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
COE 0.92 7.87 0.89 10.00 2.12
Market 0.98 15.4 1.26 1.71 1.56
Sector 1.27 11.2 0.87 0.70 5.71

Name Position Start Date
Mr Ian Edward Gregory -- 15 October 2008
Mr Hector Mackenzie Gordon Executive Director 26 June 2012
Mr David Maxwell Managing Director 12 October 2011
Mr John Craig Conde Non-Executive Chairman 25 February 2013
Mr Jeffrey Warrington Schneider Non-Executive Director 12 October 2011
Ms Alice Joan Morrice Williams Non-Executive Director 28 August 2013

Name Position
J. de Ross Chief Financial Officer
Jason de Ross Chief Financial Officer,Joint Company Secretary
Alison Evans Company Secretary
A. D. Thomas Exploration Manager

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
16,581,995 (5.04%) Commonwealth Bank of Australia
20,924,029 (7.15%) Kinetic Investment Partners Limited
8,987,550 (6.56%) Acorn Capital Limited
21,265,532 (6.47%) National Australia Bank Limited
26,763,434 (9.14%) Paradice Investment Management Pty Ltd
31,270,694 (9.57%) Beach Energy Limited

Calendar of Events
Date Event
17 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
21 July 2015 Report (Quarterly)
28 April 2015 Report (Quarterly)
16 February 2015 Report (Interim)
19 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
29 October 2014 Report (Quarterly)
03 October 2014 Report (Annual)
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