Programmed Maintenance Services Ltd (PRG)

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General Information
Company Name: Programmed Maintenance Services Ltd
Stock Code: PRG
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Commercial & Professional Services
Market Cap ($M): 320
Equiv. Shares (M): 118

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 2.710 $ 2.610 $ 2.760 $ 2.600 $ 2.670 257,070 $ 0.040  1.498 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (3)
Recommendation Date: 29th Jul 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 2

Company Overview

Business Description:
Programmed Maintenance Services Ltd (PRG) is an Australian company engaged in the provision of staffing, maintenance and project services through a network of over 100 branches. PRG operates in three main divisions which are Integrated Workforce, Property & Infrastructure and Resources.

Strategy Analysis:
PRG has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. Successfully merging with Integrated, acquiring SWG and the divestment of Barry Bros. The company strategy is to become a leading provider of staffing and maintenance services. The diversification and geographical expansion aims to maintain earnings growth, increase cross-selling opportunities and generate cost synergies. PRG have also implemented a new divisional structure to reflect the greater size of the group and support staffing and maintenance services growth across most industry sectors. Programmed Maintenance Services reported NPAT up 6.23% to $12.33m for the half-year ended 30 September 2012. Revenue from ordinary activities were $757.7m, up 16.2% from last year. Diluted EPS was 10.2 cents compared to 9.8 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $19.05m compared to $16.95m last year. The interim dividend declared was 5 cents, compared with 5 cents last year.

Financial Summary
Year to Mar NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2014  F 33.2 27.6 1.1 9.8 14.0 5.2 100.0
2013  F 32.8 27.3 5.0 9.9 13.5 5.0 100.0
2012  A 31.2 26.0 37.8 7.9 13.0 6.4 100.0
Source: Morningstar analyst 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
Brambles (BXB) $14,462 M 0.1359 -0.1105 0.1133 19.8413 22.3053 20.0347 0.0291 0.0294 0.0305
Downer EDI (DOW) $2,046 M 0.1056 0.0388 NaN 10.3025 9.9177 9.9240 0.0447 0.0504 0.0511
Mineral Resources (MIN) $2,039 M 0.0160 0.2678 -0.5055 11.2252 8.8538 17.9063 0.0439 0.0549 0.0334
Programmed Maint. (PRG) $313 M -0.1007 0.1012 0.0861 10.6000 9.6259 8.8629 0.0642 0.0679 0.0717
SAI Global (SAI) $1,050 M 0.0053 -0.1046 0.2558 22.0647 24.6413 19.6217 0.0301 0.0300 0.0335

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
PRG 0.69 10.49 0.78 1.12 0.23
Market 1.01 16.6 1.26 2.17 1.67
Sector 0.85 13.3 1.28 3.37 0.67

Name Position Start Date
Mr Christopher Glen Sutherland Managing Director 21 January 2008
Mr Bruce R Brook Non-Executive Chairman,Non-Executive Director 16 June 2010
Mr Robert (Bob) John McKinnon Non-Executive Director 14 November 2011
Mr Jonathan Gladstone Whittle Non-Executive Director 08 June 2007
Ms Emma Stein Non-Executive Director 16 June 2010
Dr Andrea Grant Non-Executive Director 17 September 2012

Name Position
Michael Waymark Chief Executive Officer, Facility Management
Nicolas Fairbank Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Workforce
Glenn Thompson Chief Executive Officer, Property Services
Glenn Triggs Chief Executive Officer, Resources
Stephen Leach Chief Finance Officer,Company Secretary
Katina Nadebaum Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
6,095,445 (5.15%) BT Investment Management Limited
9,919,121 (8.39%) Invesco Australia Ltd
9,768,084 (8.26%) Delta Lloyd NV and its associates
7,013,134 (5.93%) Dimensional Entities

Calendar of Events
Date Event
27 May 2015 Report (Annual)
27 May 2015 Report (Prelim)
26 November 2014 Report (Interim)
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