CuDeco Limited (CDU)

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General Information
Company Name: CuDeco Limited
Stock Code: CDU
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Metals & Mining
Market Cap ($M): 351
Equiv. Shares (M): 235

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 1.375 $ 1.485 $ 1.485 $ 1.365 $ 1.490 275,814 $ -0.115  -7.718 %

Company Overview

Business Description:
CuDeco Limited (CDU) is a mining and mineral exploration company. CDU’s main focus is the Rocklands Group Copper Project in Cloncurry, Queensland.

Strategy Analysis:
2010 is a year that CUD would prefer to forget, with shares falling 48.85% on 18 August 2010 on the back of an updated resource estimate announcement. Its underlying strategy is to achieve maximum share value via the systematic exploration, discovery and delineation of the numerous defined mineralised occurrences evident at its large copper-cobalt-gold mineralisation at Rocklands. CDU have no intention of joint venturing or selling any equity in the Rocklands Project and intend to develop the deposit itself. CuDeco reported negative cash flow of $20.97m for the quarter ended 31 December 2012. Operating cash flow for the period was $(10.47m). Payments for exploration and evaluation were $(2.51m). Investing cash flow was $(10.31m). Financing cash flow was $(186,000). Cash in hand at the end of the quarter was $75.38m.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2014  A -4.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 --
2013  A -4.0 -2.1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 --
2012  A 0.8 0.4 -- 778.5 0.0 0.0 --
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES estimates

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F
BHP Billiton (BHP) $104,476 M 0.1223 -0.1577 0.0963 12.1653 14.4437 13.1748 3.95 4.45 4.62
CuDeco (CDU) $346 M -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.00 -- --
Iluka Resources (ILU) $2,943 M -0.6600 -0.9279 11.0995 22.9214 318.0995 26.2902 1.28 1.97 3.69
Rio Tinto (RIO) $25,444 M 0.5848 -0.2966 0.0923 7.6043 10.8104 9.8964 3.67 4.11 4.39
Sims Metal Management (SGM) $2,185 M 3.0215 1.0051 0.3254 31.7291 15.8246 11.9396 0.94 2.58 3.92

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
CDU -- -- 0.87 -- --
Market 0.92 15.3 1.20 1.77 1.54
Sector 0.65 12.2 0.74 0.97 2.51

Name Position Start Date
Mr Wayne Michael McCrae Executive Chairman 15 April 2002
Mr Peter Robert Hutchison Executive Director 01 December 2004
Mr Paul Keran Non-Executive Director 02 July 2007
Mr David John Edward Taylor Non-Executive Director 03 July 2009
Mr Gerald (Gerry) Adrian Lambert Non-Executive Director 27 April 2010
Mr Zhijun Ma Non-Executive Director 01 June 2011
Mr Hongwei Liu Non-Executive Director 04 April 2012
Mr Zhaohui (Tony) Wu Non-Executive Director 03 July 2013

Name Position
Bruno Bamonte Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary
Andrew Kehoe Mining Manager
David Wilson Principal Advisor for exploration, resource and communications
Wade Freeman Process Manager
Robert Brougham Project Manager

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
30,338,774 (12.89%) Oceanwide International Resources Investment Co. Ltd
23,087,206 (9.81%) New Apex Asia Investment Limited
17,310,144 (7.35%) Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co Ltd

Calendar of Events
Date Event
29 October 2015 Report (Annual)
28 October 2015 Report (Quarterly)
30 July 2015 Report (Quarterly)
29 April 2015 Report (Quarterly)
17 February 2015 Report (Quarterly)
30 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
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