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Business Description: Ruralco Holdings Limited (RHL) is an agribusiness company operating under its own brands with over 500 outlets across Australia. RHL sells and markets its products to rural and related industries (merchandising) and agency services in relation to real estate, livestock, wool, grain, water, fertiliser and financial services.
Strategy Analysis: RHL's point of differentiation is its local service, knowledge and independence. Its businesses around the country operate under their own brands. They have their own cultures, service models and value propositions. This is designed to meet the demands of their local or regional markets and to make the most of their own conditions and opportunities. RHL is focussed on improving the efficiency of operations, organically growing profits from existing businesses and diversifying operations across geographies and sectors.
Ruralco Holdings reported NPAT down 7.54% to $13.85m for the year ended 30 September 2012. Revenue from ordinary activities were $1,136.31m, up 13.3% from last year. Diluted EPS was 25.12 cents compared to 26.83 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $15.35m compared to $53.04m last year. The final dividend declared was 10 cents, taking the full year dividend to 20 cents compared with 18 cents last year.
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