Horizon Oil Limited (HZN)

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General Information
Company Name: Horizon Oil Limited
Stock Code: HZN
Website: www.horizonoil.com.au
GICS Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling
Market Cap ($M): 384
Equiv. Shares (M): 1,302

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
$ 0.295 $ 0.290 $ 0.295 $ 0.282 $ 0.295 767,573 0%

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Strong Buy (1)
Recommendation Date: 30th Oct 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 2

Company Overview

Business Description:
Horizon Oil Limited (HZN) is an oil and gas exploration, development and production company with projects located in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and China. The company focuses on three main areas, being the producing Maari field offshore New Zealand, and assets under development in Papua New Guinea and China. FY13 net working interest share of production was 503,619 barrels of oil.

Strategy Analysis:
HZN have operations in China, PNG, NZ and Thailand in accordance with a focus on Southeast Asia where there is a strong demand for oil and gas, a mature operating environment and limited competition from big companies. HZN's emphasis is on bringing its existing discovered reserves and resources into production with minimal exposure to geological risk. It uses current cashflows from the Maari field to fund its capital program and selects exploration targets with a modest risk and reward profile. HZN also seeks to form joint ventures with partners who are qualified to operate projects. This approach allows management to add value by contributing its experience to these JV's, without need to manage day-to-day operations. Horizon Oil reported a net loss of US$6.78m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012, resulting from gross profit from operations of US$11.6m offset by depreciation and amortisation of $2.1m, income and royalty tax of $6.1m, financing costs of US$2.8m and an unfavourable movement in the mark-to-market valuation of the convertible bonds of US$4.7m substantially caused by an increase in the company's share price. Revenues from ordinary activities were US$18.26m, down 35% from last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was (0.6) US cents compared to 0.75 US cents last year. Net operating cash flow was US$5.28m compared to US$3.9m last year. No dividend was declared.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F -- 2.3 -19.8 12.8 -- 0.0 --
2015  F -- 2.9 171.7 10.2 -- 0.0 --
2014  A 13.6 1.1 231.3 31.7 0.0 0.0 --
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES 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
Horizon Oil (HZN) $384 M 2.3125 1.7170 -0.1979 27.8302 10.2431 12.7706 0.00 0.00 0.00
Liquefied Natural (LNG) $1,633 M -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.00 -- --
Paladin Energy (PDN) $318 M -- -- -- -- -- 10.2167 0.00 0.00 0.00

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
HZN 1.70 17.6 1.63 0.37 2.46
Market 0.94 15.8 1.24 1.88 1.55
Sector 1.10 12.4 0.82 0.68 4.22

Name Position Start Date
Mr Brent D Emmett Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director 18 September 2000
Mr Fraser Eric Ainsworth Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director 03 December 2001
Mr John Scott Humphrey Non-Executive Director 10 September 1990
Mr Andrew Murray Stock Non-Executive Director 02 February 2011
Mr Gerrit Jan de Nys Non-Executive Director 14 July 2007

Name Position
Michael Sheridan Company Secretary, Chief Financial officer
Michael Lyon Joint Company Secretary
Alan Fernie Manager Exploration and Development, Horizon Oil Limited

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
288,614,345 (22.24%) Austral-Asia Energy Pty Limited as trustee for Triplex Global Ventures Limited
65,589,728 (5.05%) Northcape Capital Pty Ltd
131,052,396 (10.10%) Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Calendar of Events
Date Event
30 October 2015 Report (Quarterly)
20 October 2015 Report (Annual)
26 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
30 July 2015 Report (Quarterly)
29 April 2015 Report (Quarterly)
27 February 2015 Report (Interim)
30 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
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