GPT Group (GPT)



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General Information
Company Name: GPT Group
Stock Code: GPT
Website: www.gpt.com.au
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Real Estate Activities
Market Cap ($M): 6,944
Equiv. Shares (M): 1,685

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 4.120 $ 4.050 $ 4.120 $ 4.050 $ 4.040 7,108,409 $ 0.080  1.980 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (3)
Recommendation Date: 30th Oct 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 4

Company Overview

Business Description:
GPT Group (GPT) is a property investment company. GPT is an active owner and manager of an $8.6 billion diversified portfolio of Australian retail, office and logistics and business parks property assets. GPT also managed two funds, the GPT Wholesale Office Fund (GWOF) and the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund (GWSCF).

Strategy Analysis:
The current strategy is focused on the active ownership of Australian retail, office and industrial property while reducing stakes in wholesale funds and retail, continuing to exit non-core businesses and grow Australian funds management fees. GPT Group reported General Property Trust's NPAT of $594.5m for the year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $993.4m, up 17% from last year. Diluted EPS was 30.8 cents compared to 15.4 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $420.4m compared to $413.2m last year. The final distribution declared was 5.1 cents, taking the full year distribution to 19.3 cents compared with 17.8 cents last year.


Financial Summary
Year to Dec NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2015  F 461.2 27.4 2.2 15.0 21.5 5.2 0.0
2014  F 452.6 26.8 4.3 15.4 21.0 5.1 0.0
2013  A 446.8 25.7 6.1 14.6 20.4 5.4 0.0
Source: Morningstar analyst estimates.

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2013 A 2014 F 2015 F 2013 A 2014 F 2015 F 2013 A 2014 F 2015 F
GPT Group (GPT) $6,809 M NaN -0.1741 0.0132 12.5388 15.1823 14.9852 5.05 5.23 5.37
Lend Lease Group (LLC) $9,013 M 0.4790 -0.2990 -0.0112 10.3137 14.7128 14.8790 4.57 3.38 4.02
Scentre (SCG) $18,582 M 0.0229 0.1236 -0.0176 18.1960 16.1949 16.4856 5.69 5.85 6.04
Stockland (SGP) $9,771 M 0.0688 0.0644 0.0558 17.3986 16.3458 15.4820 5.77 5.77 5.77
Westfield Corporation (WFD) $16,271 M 0.0956 -0.0294 0.0200 19.0372 19.6142 19.2289 4.06 3.36 3.46

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
GPT 1.40 14.9 1.04 10.00
Market 0.94 15.8 1.24 1.88
Sector 1.50 13.4 1.07 3.31

Directors
Name Position Start Date
Mr Michael Andrew Cameron Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 01 May 2009
Mr Robert (Rob) A Ferguson Non-Executive Chairman 25 May 2009
Mr Brendan Patrick Crotty Non-Executive Director 22 December 2009
Mr Gene Thomas Tilbrook Non-Executive Director 11 May 2010
Dr Eileen Joy Doyle Non-Executive Director 01 March 2010
Mr Eric Goodwin Non-Executive Director 21 November 2004
Ms Anne McDonald Non-Executive Director 02 June 2005

Management
Name Position
Mark Fookes Chief Financial Officer
Carmel Hourigan Chief Investment Officer
James A Coyne Company Secretary, Legal Counsel
Michael O'Brien Group Executive - Corporate Development
Matthew Faddy Head of Asset Management
John Thomas Head of Development - Commercial & Industrial
Anthony McNulty Head of Development - Retail & Major Projects
Nicholas Harris Head of Funds Management

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
205,742,325 (12.14%) Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
155,686,358 (9.19%) Uni Super

Calendar of Events
Date Event
11 August 2015 Report (Interim)
13 March 2015 Report (Annual)
12 February 2015 Report (Prelim)
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