Navitas Limited (NVT)

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General Information
Company Name: Navitas Limited
Stock Code: NVT
GICS Sub-Industry: Education Services
Market Cap ($M): 2,083
Equiv. Shares (M): 376

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 5.540 $ 5.550 $ 5.610 $ 5.530 $ 5.520 823,797 $ 0.020  0.362 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (3)
Recommendation Date: 23rd Oct 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 2

Company Overview

Business Description:
Navitas Limited (NVT) is an education services provider operating in multiple cities around the world, offering a range of educational and training services for students and professionals across Australia and around the world.

Strategy Analysis:
NVT embeds itself into partner universities who welcome the additional direct revenues NVT delivers, as well as the expansion of supply of high-margin foreign students into the universities´ own degree and diploma courses. Contracts with universities generally have a term of at least 5 years allowing NVT to become well established. The engagement of qualified academics at partner universities to develop course content underpins curriculum quality. In addition, the application of the universities´ moderation processes ensures academic standards equivalent to those at the university. NVT is leveraging its domestic success to expand offshore into other English speaking regions such as the UK, Canada and the US, which hold similar attraction to non-English speaking students. Navitas reported NPAT down 0.8% to $35.07m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $355.4m, up 4.0% from the same period last year. Diluted EPS was 9.3 cents compared to 9.4 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $37.74m compared to $19.53m last year. The interim dividend declared was 9.3 cents compared with 9.4 cents last year.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F 111.2 29.5 13.1 18.7 29.5 5.3 100.0
2015  F 98.0 26.1 19.2 21.2 26.3 4.8 100.0
2014  A 82.0 21.9 10.0 30.0 19.5 3.0 100.0
Source: Morningstar analyst 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
G8 Education (GEM) $1,673 M 0.2766 0.9403 0.4877 42.8328 22.0756 14.8389 2.39 3.96 6.06
Navitas (NVT) $2,076 M 0.0996 0.1844 0.1387 25.2632 21.3292 18.7309 3.53 4.59 5.34
Vocation (VET) $527 M -- 1.7169 0.2391 41.5608 15.2973 12.3450 1.40 5.24 6.33

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
NVT 1.56 24.0 9.70 1.48 2.37
Market 0.91 15.3 1.22 1.74 1.54
Sector 1.23 18.3 2.53 1.49 2.66

Name Position Start Date
Mr Rodney Malcolm Jones Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 18 June 2004
Mr Harvey Russell Collins Non-Executive Chairman 09 November 2004
Mr Edward (Ted) Alfred Evans Non-Executive Director 09 November 2004
Mr Antoni M Cipa Non-Executive Director 01 May 2014
Mr James (Jim) King Non-Executive Director 09 November 2004
Mr Peter Devon Larsen Non-Executive Director 18 June 2004
Ms Diana Jane Eilert Non-Executive Director 28 July 2014
Ms Tracey Horton Non-Executive Director 13 June 2012

Name Position
Taylia Rocci Assistant Company Secretary, Legal Counsel
Lyndell Fraser Chief Executive Officer - Professional and English Programs
Romy Hawatt Chief Executive Officer - SAE
John Wood Chief Executive Officer - University Programs
Bryce Houghton Chief Financial Officer
Hugh Hangchi Company Secretary,Group General Counsel

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
28,727,357 (7.65%) Larsen, Peter Devon
24,591,084 (6.55%) Coolah Holdings Pty Ltd
22,171,248 (5.91%) JCP Investment Partners Ltd
45,017,995 (11.99%) Jones, Rodney Malcolm
35,745,567 (9.52%) Hyperion Asset Management Limited

Calendar of Events
Date Event
25 September 2015 Report (Annual)
27 July 2015 Report (Prelim)
29 January 2015 Report (Interim)
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