Transfield Services Limited (TSE)

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General Information
Company Name: Transfield Services Limited
Stock Code: TSE
GICS Sub-Industry: Diversified Commercial & Professional Services
Market Cap ($M): 758
Equiv. Shares (M): 512

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 1.480 $ 1.480 $ 1.500 $ 1.455 $ 1.515 3,054,749 $ -0.035  -2.310 %

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation more
Recommendation: Hold (3.3333)
Recommendation Date: 1st Oct 2014
Brokers Surveyed: 3

Company Overview

Business Description:
Transfield Services Limited (TSE) is a provider of operations, maintenance, asset management and project management services. TSE operates in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, South East Asia, India and Canada across industries, including mining and process, hydrocarbons, roads, rail and public transport, water, power, telecommunications, facilities management and defence. TSE provides services through its subsidiaries including APP, Broadspectrum, Easternwell, Hofincons, and ICD.

Strategy Analysis:
TSE holds strong market share in Australia and NZ in outsourced asset maintenance. Contracts are usually of medium to long term duration across numerous industries such as power, rail, road, oil and gas, minerals, oil refineries, petrochemicals, water utilities and telecommunications. The willingness to establish alliance-style contracts allows the company to extend its skills to new areas. Solid cash flows and balance sheet support a strategy of growth via acquisition. Most customers are blue-chip and there are solid growth prospects. Transfield Services reported a net loss of $246.91m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $1.75bn, up 15% from the same period last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was (48.0) cents compared to 6.0 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $30.65m compared to $25.64m last year. The interim dividend declared was 3.0 cents compared with 5.0 cents last year. A return to earnings growth for the group is expected in FY14, driven by: further overhead reduction flowing from the flatter ANZ organisation structure and integration of Easternwell in the ANZ Resources & Energy business; a program to identify and streamline contract overheads; a detailed operating model review to increase productivity and service level effectiveness; and optimisation of procurement and purchasing repetitive processes through automation or outsourcing.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016  F 86.8 17.0 2.7 8.7 7.0 4.7 10.0
2015  F 84.5 16.5 17.9 9.0 4.0 2.7 0.0
2014  A 71.7 14.0 16.4 7.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Source: Morningstar analyst 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) $14,986 M -0.1222 0.1283 0.1274 23.3871 20.7277 18.3862 2.99 3.16 3.34
Downer EDI (DOW) $1,920 M 0.0083 -0.0287 0.0060 9.5870 9.8702 9.8109 5.22 5.67 6.12
Mineral Resources (MIN) $1,619 M 0.3748 -0.5054 0.2287 6.4839 13.1098 10.6699 7.14 4.38 5.65
SAI Global (SAI) $840 M -0.0562 0.0540 0.2178 18.6854 17.7283 14.5574 3.89 4.23 4.58
Transfield Services (TSE) $776 M -0.0353 0.0232 0.1715 11.3144 11.0584 9.4393 0.00 2.96 5.26

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
TSE 0.98 10.99 0.99 1.15 0.20
Market 0.94 15.3 1.26 1.68 1.56
Sector 0.74 13.6 1.42 1.28 0.74

Name Position Start Date
Mr Dean Anthony Pritchard -- 28 October 2013
Ms Kathy Hirschfeld -- 28 October 2013
Mr Graeme Hunt Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 07 May 2012
Mr Steven Crane Non-Executive Director 12 February 2008
Mr Geoffrey Kleemann Non-Executive Director 19 September 2014
Mr Douglas Norman Snedden Non-Executive Director 21 December 2009
Mr Roy McKelvie Non-Executive Director 31 August 2012
Ms Diane Lee Smith-Gander Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman 22 October 2010

Name Position
Ian Maxted Chief Development Officer
Larry Ames Chief Executive - Americas
Elizabeth Hunter Chief Executive - Human Resources
Nicholas Yates Chief Executive - Infrastructure ANZ
Steve MacDonald Chief Executive - Marketing & Investments, Project Director - Portfolio Review
Gareth Mann Chief Executive - Resources & Energy ANZ
Joe Sofra Chief Executive - Resources & Energy ANZ
Tiernan O'Rourke Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Executive - Middle East & Asia
Stephen Phillips Chief Information Officer
Angelique Nesbitt Company Secretary
Philip Wratt President Americas & Middle East and Asia President Americas

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
57,849,887 (11.19%) Transfield (TCL) Pty Ltd
42,752,735 (8.26%) JCP Investment Partners Ltd
77,343,060 (15.09%) Allan Gray Australia Pty Ltd
40,092,997 (7.29%) Mondrian Investment Partners Limited

Calendar of Events
Date Event
28 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
26 February 2015 Report (Interim)
05 November 2014 AGM
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