Cue Energy Resources Limited (CUE)

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General Information
Company Name: Cue Energy Resources Limited
Stock Code: CUE
GICS Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Market Cap ($M): 80
Equiv. Shares (M): 698

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 0.110 $ 0.110 $ 0.110 $ 0.110 $ 0.115 546,633 $ -0.005  -4.348 %

Company Overview

Business Description:
Cue Energy Resources Limited (CUE) is an oil and gas exploration, development and production company with petroleum assets located in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Strategy Analysis:
CUE's strategy is to grow through the acquisition of exploration areas and producing assets and participating in exploration and appraisal drilling. The company also aims to maintain a lean, cost effective organisation. CUE's production comes from the SE Gobe oil field in PNG and the Oyong field in Indonesia. Cue is also involved in the development of the Maari oil field in New Zealand which, from 13 October 2010, has been producing oil. Cue Energy Resources reported NPAT down 18.1% to $3.22m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $28.47m, up 41.4% from last year. Basic and Diluted EPS were 0.46 cents compared to 0.57 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $17.45m compared to $10.77m last year. No dividend was declared.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2014  A -2.2 -0.3 -133.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 --
2013  A 6.4 0.9 12.5 15.3 0.0 0.0 --
2012  A 5.7 0.8 -71.4 30.4 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
Beach Energy (BPT) $1,959 M 0.8455 -0.2898 -0.0703 7.6361 10.7523 11.5649 2.64 2.64 5.75
Cue Energy Resources (CUE) $80 M -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.00 -- --
Oil Search (OSH) $14,127 M 0.5489 1.5105 0.4149 54.3860 21.6632 15.3112 0.48 0.88 2.74
Santos (STO) $13,948 M 0.1518 0.3667 0.4174 27.5304 20.1439 14.2118 2.10 2.80 4.09
Woodside Petroleum (WPL) $34,390 M -0.0512 0.3932 0.0143 18.0599 12.9627 12.7802 6.67 6.12 6.27

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
CUE -- -- 0.62 -- 2.36
Market 1.00 15.6 1.28 1.72 1.54
Sector 1.26 11.2 0.77 0.65 5.85

Name Position Start Date
Mr Geoffrey John King Non-Executive Chairman 24 November 2011
Mr Stuart Anthony Brown Non-Executive Director 24 July 2014
Ms Rowena Sylvester Non-Executive Director 30 May 2014
Mr Andrew Alexander Young Non-Executive Director,Interim Chief Executive Officer 13 December 2011

Name Position
David Biggs --
Andrew Knox Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Melville Knox Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary
David Whittam Exploration Manager
Pauline Moffatt Joint Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
163,103,314 (23.36%) Todd Petroleum Mining Company Ltd
114,926,671 (16.46%) UOB Kay Hian Private Limited

Calendar of Events
Date Event
25 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
27 July 2015 Report (Quarterly)
28 April 2015 Report (Quarterly)
19 February 2015 Report (Interim)
29 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
27 October 2014 Report (Quarterly)
13 October 2014 Report (Annual)
26 September 2014 Report (Annual)
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