MEO Australia Limited (MEO)

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General Information
Company Name: MEO Australia Limited
Stock Code: MEO
GICS Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Market Cap ($M): 30
Equiv. Shares (M): 750

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 0.037 $ 0.040 $ 0.040 $ 0.037 $ 0.040 429,000 $ -0.003  -7.500 %

Company Overview

Business Description:
MEO Australia Limited (MEO) is an independent oil and gas exploration company. MEO has a diverse portfolio of exploration and appraisal projects located offshore North West Australia, Indonesia and the Gulf of Thailand. The portfolio currently has 2C contingent resoruces of 110MMboe, with additional un-risked prospective resources of 1,667MMboe (best estimate).

Strategy Analysis:
MEO aims to complete a successful farm-out of an interest in NT/P68 which should lead to exploration drilling in 2011. With cash in hand and other companies seeking to relinquish interests in Timor Sea gas resources, MEO are actively looking for the right opportunity to secure a gas supply to enable the Tassie Shoal projects to progress. MEO Australia reported negative cash flow of $6.24m for quarter ended 31 December 2012. Operating cash flow for the period was $(25.07m). Payments for exploration and evaluation were $(23.78m). Investing cash flow was $(7,000). Financing cash flow was $18.84m. Cash in hand at the end of the quarter was $42.38m.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2013  A -67.2 -11.3 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 --
2012  A -5.7 -1.1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 --
2011  A -15.9 -3.1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 --
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES estimates

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2011 A 2012 F 2013 F 2011 A 2012 F 2013 F 2011 A 2012 F 2013 F
Beach Energy (BPT) $1,965 M 0.8455 -0.2893 -0.0716 7.6613 10.7801 11.6119 2.63 2.63 5.73
MEO Australia (MEO) $28 M -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.00 -- --
Oil Search (OSH) $13,929 M 0.5489 1.5094 0.4139 53.6257 21.3703 15.1146 0.49 0.89 2.79
Santos (STO) $14,300 M 0.1518 0.3675 0.4166 28.2244 20.6401 14.5701 2.05 2.73 3.99
Woodside Petroleum (WPL) $34,884 M -0.0512 0.3932 0.0148 18.3195 13.1491 12.9567 6.57 6.04 6.18

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
MEO -- -- 0.16 -- --
Market 0.99 15.9 1.29 1.76 1.56
Sector 1.23 11.4 0.78 0.65 6.16

Name Position Start Date
Mr Jurgen Hendrich Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 25 July 2008
Mr Michael J F Sweeney Non-Executive Director 01 October 2008
Mr Stephen Hopley Non-Executive Director 01 October 2008
Mr Gregory Allen Short Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman 14 July 2008

Name Position
Colin Naylor Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary
R J D Gard Commercial Manager
R Zammit Executive Manager Business Development
P Stickland Exploration Manager
K Hendrick Implementation Manager

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
40,816,327 (6.51%) Asian Energy Ltd
32,351,482 (5.16%) Raydale Holdings Pty Ltd

Calendar of Events
Date Event
24 July 2015 Report (Quarterly)
28 April 2015 Report (Quarterly)
15 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
17 October 2014 Report (Quarterly)
26 September 2014 Report (Annual)
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