Ruralco Holdings Limited (RHL)

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General Information
Company Name: Ruralco Holdings Limited
Stock Code: RHL
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Commercial & Professional Services
Market Cap ($M): 280
Equiv. Shares (M): 78

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 3.600 $ 3.560 $ 3.650 $ 3.560 $ 3.560 3,960 $ 0.040  1.124 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (3)
Recommendation Date: 26th Mar 2015
Brokers Surveyed: 1

Company Overview

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.

Financial Summary
Year to Sep NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F -- 27.1 10.2 13.3 18.0 5.0 --
2015  F -- 24.6 61.2 14.6 17.0 4.7 --
2014  A 14.2 15.3 -0.8 11.0 32.0 9.5 100.0
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES 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
Brambles (BXB) $17,778 M -0.1222 0.1999 0.0947 27.7370 23.1161 21.1163 2.38 2.48 2.57
Downer EDI (DOW) $1,959 M 0.0083 -0.0128 -0.0339 9.7826 9.9097 10.2576 5.11 5.44 5.56
Mineral Resources (MIN) $1,330 M 0.3748 -0.6440 -0.2877 5.3037 14.8972 20.9131 8.73 2.82 2.82
McMillan Shakespeare (MMS) $986 M -0.1123 0.1960 0.1423 16.5750 13.8585 12.1325 4.32 4.65 5.15
Ruralco Holdings (RHL) $277 M -0.0077 -0.1942 0.1024 11.6568 14.4657 13.1220 8.99 4.78 5.06

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
RHL 1.29 13.0 1.32 10.00 0.09
Market 0.90 16.8 1.30 2.44 1.60
Sector 0.94 14.3 1.51 1.68 1.03

Name Position Start Date
Mr Richard A F England Chairman 09 July 2002
Mr John Steven Maher Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 02 October 2006
Mr Michael John Millner Non-Executive Director 01 September 2003
Mr Ross Burney Non-Executive Director 01 September 2014
Mr John Harold Tuskin Non-Executive Director 01 October 2013
Ms Elizabeth Johnstone Non-Executive Director 01 September 2014
Ms Trudy Vonhoff Non-Executive Director 01 September 2014

Name Position
Ruth Martin Chief Financial Officer
Susannah Ball Company Secretary
Angie Somann-Crawford Company Secretary,General Counsel
Greg O'neil General Manager - CRT, Group Marketing & Communications
Travis Dillon General Manager - Rural Retail
Ricky Maybury General Manager - Rural Supplies & Water Services
Steve Williams General Manager - Total Eden Networks

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
15,947,792 (20.63%) Washington H Soul Pattinson and Co Ltd
10,097,031 (13.06%) Kaplan Equity Limited
20,344,324 (26.32%) Neale Edwards Pty Ltd

Calendar of Events
Date Event
23 December 2015 Report (Annual)
17 November 2015 Report (Prelim)
19 May 2015 Report (Interim)
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