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Business Description: Iluka Resources Limited (ILU) is involved in the exploration, project development, operation and marketing of mineral sands. Operations are located in Australia and the United States. For FY13, overall production volumes of Zircon, Rutile and Synthetic Rutile (Z/R/SR) are 471,100t. The current ore reserves are 28.97Mt and mineral resources of 122.7Mt.
Strategy Analysis: Iluka¬īs objective is to create and deliver value for shareholders through exploration and innovation. The focus is on large, high quality, long life operations. The company seeks to meet customer needs though investment in high quality production sources, product and technical development as well as providing price leadership in mineral sand products to allow sustainable customer profitability.
Iluka Resources reported NPAT down 33% to $363.2m for the year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $1.15bn, down 29.5% from last year. Sales volumes year-on-year were significantly lower, with combined zircon, rutile and synthetic rutile sales volumes down 52.9% at 488.9 thousand tonnes compared to 1,038.1 thousand tonnes in 2011. Lower sales volumes were influenced by a combination of external factors, including: low demand associated with global economic conditions and fragile business confidence levels; inventory de-stocking and lower levels of zircon usage in tile manufacturing in China. Basic EPS was 87.1 cents compared to 130.1 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $250.6m compared to $749.5m last year. The final dividend declared was 10.0 cents, taking the full year dividend to 35.0 cents compared with 75.0 cents last year.
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