Ruralco Holdings Limited (RHL)



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General Information
Company Name: Ruralco Holdings Limited
Stock Code: RHL
Website: www.ruralco.com.au
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Commercial & Professional Services
Market Cap ($M): 272
Equiv. Shares (M): 77

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 3.520 $ 3.500 $ 3.520 $ 3.470 $ 3.500 11,816 $ 0.020  0.571 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Buy (2)
Recommendation Date: 23rd Oct 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 2

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 (%)
2015  F -- 25.9 5.1 13.6 20.8 5.9 --
2014  F -- 24.6 60.1 14.3 19.6 5.6 --
2013  A 13.4 15.4 -37.7 20.8 19.7 6.2 100.0
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
Brambles (BXB) $14,658 M -0.1222 0.1466 0.1093 22.8739 19.9488 17.9827 2.88 2.91 3.05
Downer EDI (DOW) $1,977 M 0.0083 0.0115 -0.0045 9.8696 9.7571 9.8014 5.07 5.07 5.46
Mineral Resources (MIN) $1,586 M 0.3748 -0.9404 7.2130 6.3270 106.1404 12.9234 7.32 2.36 4.31
Ruralco Holdings (RHL) $271 M -0.3769 0.6010 0.0511 22.7420 14.2045 13.5135 5.62 5.60 5.94
Transfield Services (TSE) $994 M 0.2435 -0.0440 0.0273 11.2399 11.7576 11.4454 0.00 2.06 3.61

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
RHL 1.16 14.3 1.34 0.48 0.17
Market 0.91 15.3 1.22 1.74 1.54
Sector 0.82 13.8 1.43 1.26 0.75

Directors
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 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
Mr Michael John Millner Non-Executive Director (other) 01 September 2003

Management
Name Position
Susannah Ball Company Secretary
Angie Somann-Crawford Company Secretary,General Counsel
Greg O'Neil General Manager, CRT, Marketing & Communication
Travis Dillon General Manager, Mainland Operations
Rick Maybury General Manager, Rural Supplies
Allan Barr General Manager, Tasmanian Operations

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
14,481,148 (26.32%) Neale Edwards Pty Ltd
12,938,775 (23.55%) Washington H Soul Pattinson and Co Ltd

Calendar of Events
Date Event
19 May 2015 Report (Interim)
23 December 2014 Report (Annual)
18 November 2014 Report (Prelim)
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