Roc Oil Company Limited (ROC)



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General Information
Company Name: Roc Oil Company Limited
Stock Code: ROC
Website: www.rocoil.com.au
GICS Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Market Cap ($M): 471
Equiv. Shares (M): 688

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
$ 0.685 $ 0.680 $ 0.685 $ 0.680 $ 0.685 139,416 0%

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (3)
Recommendation Date: 12th Dec 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 2

Company Overview

Business Description:
Roc Oil Company Limited (ROC) is an Australian company engaged in oil and gas exploration, development and production. The producing fields include Beibu Gulf and Zhao Dong in China, Cliff Head in Australia, as well as Blane and Enoch in United Kingdom. ROC's total production was 2.64Mmboe (9,187Boepd) for FY13.

Strategy Analysis:
ROC seeks to establish a substantial reserve base for sustainable production. It aims to cost effectively develop and acquire new and existing exploration and production assets in countries within Australasia. Meaningful interests and operatorship is preferred. Leverage is sought from established relationships with governments, national oil companies and joint ventures. Roc Oil Company reported NPAT of US$60.95m for the year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were US$242.07m, down 15% from last year. Diluted EPS was 8.8 US cents compared to 3.9 US cents last year. Net operating cash flow was US$126.26m compared to US$43.39m last year. No dividend was declared.


Financial Summary
Year to Dec NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2015  F -- 8.3 -13.8 8.3 -- 0.0 --
2014  F -- 9.6 32.6 7.1 -- 0.0 --
2013  A 50.5 7.3 -14.3 6.7 0.0 0.0 --
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES 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
Beach Energy (BPT) $1,181 M 0.8455 -0.4098 -0.5423 4.5867 7.7711 16.9776 2.20 4.40 4.40
Oil Search (OSH) $10,750 M 0.5489 1.2673 0.4006 41.2865 18.2100 13.0018 0.63 1.82 2.83
Roc Oil (ROC) $468 M -0.1428 0.3264 -0.1381 9.3664 7.0613 8.1928 0.00 0.00 0.00
Santos (STO) $7,141 M 0.1518 0.0349 -0.1494 14.0158 13.5432 15.9220 4.13 5.55 6.00
Woodside Petroleum (WPL) $28,392 M -0.0512 0.4309 -0.3772 14.9100 10.4200 16.7298 8.08 7.64 4.77

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
ROC 1.08 7.18 1.58 1.04 1.70
Market 0.87 14.8 1.15 1.98 1.48
Sector 0.99 8.64 0.61 1.04 2.80

Directors
Name Position Start Date
Mr Alan Scott Linn Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director 27 February 2012
Mr Nigel Denis Richard Hartley Non-Executive Director 01 June 2012
Mr Christopher Charles Hodge Non-Executive Director 07 September 2010
Mr Yao Xu Non-Executive Director 10 November 2014
Dr Yuanlin Jiang Non-Executive Director 10 November 2014
Mr Qunbin Wang Non-Executive Director 10 November 2014
Mr Bin Zhao Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman 28 October 2014

Management
Name Position
Anthony Neilson Chief Financial Officer
Rolf Stork Chief Operating Officer
Leanne Nolan Company Secretary,General Counsel
Pierre Eliet General Manager - Exploration, Geoscience & Business Development
Ron Morris President - Roc Oil (China) Company

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
137,906,663 (19.56%) Allan Gray Australia Pty Ltd

Calendar of Events
Date Event
28 October 2015 Report (Quarterly)
19 August 2015 Report (Interim)
30 July 2015 Report (Quarterly)
28 April 2015 Report (Quarterly)
23 April 2015 Report (Annual)
25 February 2015 Report (Prelim)
28 January 2015 Report (Quarterly)
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