Iluka Resources Limited (ILU)



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General Information
Company Name: Iluka Resources Limited
Stock Code: ILU
Website: www.iluka.com
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Metals & Mining
Market Cap ($M): 3,157
Equiv. Shares (M): 419

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 7.540 $ 7.630 $ 7.670 $ 7.520 $ 7.560 829,679 $ -0.020  -0.265 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Strong Buy (1.25)
Recommendation Date: 23rd Oct 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 4

Company Overview

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.


Financial Summary
Year to Dec NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2015  F 248.7 59.4 171.5 12.7 30.0 4.0 100.0
2014  F 91.6 21.9 -3.8 34.6 15.0 2.0 100.0
2013  A 95.2 22.7 -73.9 44.6 9.0 0.9 100.0
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
BHP Billiton (BHP) $108,041 M 0.1223 -0.1280 0.2333 12.5804 14.4279 11.6984 3.82 4.25 4.41
Iluka Resources (ILU) $3,165 M -0.6600 -0.7959 4.7923 24.6495 120.7668 20.8494 1.19 1.53 2.39
PanAust (PNA) $1,076 M -0.7034 0.4070 0.5109 24.7438 17.5858 11.6391 3.97 3.70 3.92
Rio Tinto (RIO) $26,089 M 0.5848 -0.3078 0.0956 7.7970 11.2648 10.2815 3.58 4.00 4.28
Sims Metal Management (SGM) $2,220 M 3.0215 1.1230 0.2957 32.2341 15.1833 11.7183 0.92 2.60 3.95

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
ILU 1.80 70.3 2.05 8.09 3.70
Market 0.91 15.3 1.22 1.74 1.54
Sector 0.70 11.6 0.81 0.99 2.94

Directors
Name Position Start Date
Mr David Alexander Robb Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 18 August 2006
Mr Gavin John Rezos Non-Executive Director 20 June 2006
Mrs Jennifer (Jenny) Anne Seabrook Non-Executive Director 21 May 2008
James Hutchison Ranck Non-Executive Director 01 January 2013
Mr Wayne Geoffrey Osborn Non-Executive Director 26 March 2010
Mr Marcelo Bastos Non-Executive Director 20 February 2014
Mr Gregory John Walton Martin Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman 01 January 2013

Management
Name Position
Alan Tate Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy and Planning
Steve Wickham Chief Operating Officer, Mineral Sands
Cameron Wilson Company Secretary
Chris Cobb Head of Alliances, New Ventures and Royalties
Matthew Blackwell Head of Marketing, Mineral Sands
Doug Warden Head of Resource Development, Mineral Sands
Nigel Tinley Joint Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
29,710,433 (7.10%) MFS Investment Management Limited
21,590,918 (5.18%) Northcape Capital Pty Ltd
40,111,686 (9.58%) BlackRock Group
35,898,163 (8.57%) Schroder Investment Management Australia Limited
21,225,646 (5.07%) RS Global Natural Resources Fund
46,095,678 (11.00%) M & G Investment Management Limited
59,744,987 (14.27%) RS Investment Management Co LLC

Calendar of Events
Date Event
15 October 2015 Report (Quarterly)
21 August 2015 Report (Interim)
15 July 2015 Report (Quarterly)
29 April 2015 Report (Annual)
24 March 2015 Report (Annual)
20 February 2015 Report (Prelim)
15 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
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