Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (FLT)

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General Information
Company Name: Flight Centre Travel Group Limited
Stock Code: FLT
Website: www.flightcentre.com.au
GICS Sub-Industry: Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines
Market Cap ($M): 4,083
Equiv. Shares (M): 101

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 40.500 $ 41.000 $ 41.490 $ 40.330 $ 40.900 339,721 $ -0.400  -0.978 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Buy (2.2)
Recommendation Date: 16th Apr 2015
Brokers Surveyed: 5

Company Overview

Business Description:
Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (FLT, formerly Flight Centre Limited) is engaged in travel agency business. The Company provides a complete travel service for leisure and business travellers in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Asia, New Zealand, and Europe. FLT consists of more than 30 brands with four categories of brands which are Leisure, Corporate, Wholesale and other. The flagship brand is Flight Centre leisure brand.

Strategy Analysis:
The strategy has been to super size its international market share and become a leader in the corporate and retail travel market. This scale aims to enable the group to enhance its global purchasing power and so negotiate better deals with travel providers. A complementary online and offline product offering is being developed. Flight Centre reported NPAT up 12.5% to $91.8m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $1.02bn, up 6.9% from the same period last year. Diluted EPS was 91.2 cents compared to 81.0 cents last year. The net operating cash outflow was $110.8m compared to an outflow of $20.2m in the pcp. The interim dividend declared was 46 cents compared with 41 cents last year. Looking ahead, after tracking at the top end of its guidance range at the end of the first half, the Company recorded strong trading results in January. As a result, the company expects to be in the order of 10% up on the pcp by the end of February 2013. With its key trading months to come, the Company will continue to target a PBT between $305m and $315m for the full year.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F 296.2 294.5 10.4 13.8 177.0 4.4 100.0
2015  F 268.7 266.8 1.9 15.2 160.0 4.0 100.0
2014  A 263.6 261.8 9.9 18.4 152.0 3.2 100.0
Source: Morningstar analyst 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
Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) $4,123 M 0.0558 0.0129 0.0852 15.8626 15.6609 14.4319 3.72 3.79 4.06
Mantra Group (MTR) $903 M -- -- 0.1471 -- 23.8564 20.7975 0.00 3.09 3.61

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
FLT 0.92 15.5 3.71 3.24 1.84
Market 0.91 16.4 1.30 2.38 1.62
Sector 1.20 19.4 2.45 1.17 2.10

Name Position Start Date
Mr Graham Francis Turner Managing Director 17 November 1987
Mr Robert (Richard) Anthony Baker Non-Executive Director 20 September 2013
Mr John Eales Non-Executive Director 13 September 2012
Ms Cassandra Leigh Kelly Non-Executive Director 01 September 2014
Mr Gary Warwick Smith Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman 02 November 2007

Name Position
A. Flannery Chief financial officer
M. Waters - Ryan Chief operating officer
David C Smith Company Secretary
R. Flint Executive general manager - global corporate and Asia
C. Galanty Executive general manager - UK, South Africa
D.W. Smith Executive general manager - USA

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
12,989,750 (12.90%) James Management Services Pty Ltd
14,817,910 (14.80%) Gehar Pty Ltd
15,200,000 (15.10%) Gainsdale Pty Ltd

Calendar of Events
Date Event
23 February 2016 Report (Interim)
17 September 2015 Report (Annual)
26 August 2015 Report (Annual)
26 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
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