Ethane Pipeline Income Fund (EPX)

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General Information
Company Name: Ethane Pipeline Income Fund
Stock Code: EPX
GICS Sub-Industry: Gas Utilities
Market Cap ($M): 127
Equiv. Shares (M): 69

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 1.800 $ 1.830 $ 1.830 $ 1.780 $ 1.835 59,993 $ -0.035  -1.907 %

Company Overview

Business Description:
Ethane Pipeline Income Fund (EPX) is engaged in an investment in the Moomba to Sydney Ethane Gas Pipeline infrastructure in Australia through its wholly owned subsidiary, Gorodok Pty Limited. EPX comprises two stapled trusts which are Ethane Pipeline Income Trust and Ethane Pipeline Income Financing Trust. The responsible entity of the fund is APA Ethane Limited.

Strategy Analysis:
MIT's principal asset is Gorodok Pty Ltd which owns the Moomba to Sydney Ethane Gas Pipeline. Its source of revenue is from transporting ethane through the Pipeline under the PTA which continues until 2030. The revenue of the Pipeline business is generated pursuant to a Product Transportation Agreement (PTA) between the Pipeline Company and Qenos under which Qenos purchases Pipeline capacity for the transportation of ethane from the Moomba Facility to the Botany Plant. In 2008 Mariner Securities Limited (MSL) sold its remaining units together with the management rights to APA Group. Once ASIC approval is granted, APA Group will assume full Responsible Entity rights on managing the Fund.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2014  A 5.1 4.4 -61.5 34.5 12.7 8.3 76.7
2013  A 8.0 11.5 35.7 16.3 15.4 8.2 57.0
2012  A 5.9 8.5 -22.1 21.4 16.2 8.9 --
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
AGL Energy (AGL) $9,977 M -0.1422 -0.1094 0.1463 14.0235 15.7459 13.7362 4.25 4.39 4.52
APA Group (APA) $9,940 M 0.0320 0.0700 -0.0675 39.0201 36.4677 39.1057 3.89 4.19 4.60
Ethane Pipeline (EPX) $125 M -0.6145 -- -- 40.7658 -- -- 6.99 -- --

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
EPX 0.60 41.3 1.71 -- 5.72
Market 0.95 14.2 1.01 1.19 2.82
Sector 0.88 24.3 1.35 10.00 2.59

Name Position Start Date
Mr Robert Wright Non-Executive Chairman 10 July 2008
Mr Richard Coles Non-Executive Director 10 July 2008
Ms Nancy Fox Non-Executive Director 23 June 2011

Name Position
Mark Knapman Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
4,213,049 (6.08%) Australian Pipeline Limited

Calendar of Events
Date Event
15 February 2016 Report (Interim)
25 September 2015 Report (Annual)
24 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
15 April 2015 Div Pay Date
31 March 2015 Books Close
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