Mercantile Investment Company Ltd (MVT)

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General Information
Company Name: Mercantile Investment Company Ltd
Stock Code: MVT
GICS Sub-Industry: Consumer Finance
Market Cap ($M): 35
Equiv. Shares (M): 269

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 0.125 $ 0.125 $ 0.125 $ 0.125 $ 0.130 8,330 $ -0.005  -3.846 %

Company Overview

Business Description:
Mercantile Investment Company Ltd (MVT, formerly India Equities Fund Limited) is an investment company which invests in cash and listed securities which will provide attractive risk adjusted returns, including by way of short term trading, profit making ventures and holding shares for dividend yield/ long term capital appreciation.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2014  A 0.1 0.0 -- 431.0 0.0 0.0 --
2013  A -0.2 -0.1 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 --
2012  A 1.6 0.9 -84.4 7.9 0.0 0.0 --
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES estimates

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F
Magellan Financial Group (MFG) $2,370 M 0.6786 -- -- 30.3272 -- -- 2.58 -- --
Mercantile Investment Company (MVT) $35 M -- -- -- 433.3333 -- -- 0.00 -- --
OzForex Group (OFX) $617 M -- 0.0562 0.1979 28.8764 27.3404 22.8242 0.93 3.11 3.50

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
MVT 1.59 433.3 0.97 --
Market 1.13 13.6 1.00 1.01
Sector 1.20 13.4 1.04 1.87

Name Position Start Date
Mr Gabriel Radzyminski Executive Director 06 January 2012
Sir Ronald Alfred Brierley Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director 20 January 2012
Dr Gary Hilton Weiss Non-Executive Director 06 March 2012
Mr Ronald Langley Non-Executive Director 06 March 2012
Mr James Chirnside Non-Executive Director 05 November 2010

Name Position
Mark A Licciardo Company Secretary
Matthew Rowe Joint Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
122,411,120 (48.85%) Siblow Pty Ltd
14,915,001 (5.95%) Gibsbourne Pty Ltd
12,500,000 (4.99%) Ronald + Rhonda Elizabeth Langley
26,150,522 (10.44%) GW Holdings Pty Limited

Calendar of Events
Date Event
25 September 2015 Report (Annual)
24 August 2015 Report (Annual)
24 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
23 February 2015 Report (Interim)
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