Roc Oil Company Limited (ROC)

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General Information
Company Name: Roc Oil Company Limited
Stock Code: ROC
GICS Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Market Cap ($M): 474
Equiv. Shares (M): 688

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 0.690 $ 0.685 $ 0.690 $ 0.685 $ 0.685 866,575 $ 0.005  0.730 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (3)
Recommendation Date: 30th Oct 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 -- 8.0 -14.2 8.6 -- 0.0 --
2014  F -- 9.4 28.9 7.4 -- 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) $1,538 M 0.8455 -0.2520 -0.3228 5.9728 7.9852 11.7910 3.38 3.38 3.73
Oil Search (OSH) $13,095 M 0.5489 1.4246 0.4129 50.2924 20.7429 14.6808 0.52 1.51 2.66
Roc Oil (ROC) $471 M -0.1428 0.2906 -0.1419 9.4353 7.3106 8.5199 0.00 0.00 0.00
Santos (STO) $12,730 M 0.1518 0.2015 0.4633 24.9855 20.7959 14.2121 2.31 3.12 4.09
Woodside Petroleum (WPL) $32,726 M -0.0512 0.4517 -0.0830 17.1859 11.8387 12.9108 7.01 6.54 6.17

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
ROC 1.33 7.65 1.59 1.48 1.71
Market 0.94 15.8 1.24 1.88 1.55
Sector 1.10 12.4 0.82 0.68 4.22

Name Position Start Date
Mr Alan Linn Chief Executive Officer,Executive Director 27 February 2012
Mr Nigel D.R Hartley Non-Executive Director 01 June 2012
Mr Christopher C Hodge Non-Executive Director 07 September 2010
Mr Graham Mulligan Non-Executive Director 07 September 2010
Mr Bin Zhao Non-Executive Director 28 October 2014
Mr Robert Claude Andre Leon Non-Executive Director (other) 03 December 2008
Mr Michael Harding Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman 01 June 2012

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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