WAM Active Limited (WAA)

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General Information
Company Name: WAM Active Limited
Stock Code: WAA
Website: www.wamfunds.com.au
GICS Sub-Industry: Other Diversified Financial Services
Market Cap ($M): 47
Equiv. Shares (M): 34

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 1.410 $ 1.410 $ 1.410 $ 1.365 $ 1.360 47,500 $ 0.050  3.676 %

Company Overview

Business Description:
WAM Active Limited (WAA) is a listed investment company that provides investors exposure to an active trading style with the aim of achieving an absolute return with a low correlation to traditional markets. The Company’s investment objectives are to deliver a regular income stream via fully franked dividends; to provide a positive return with low volatility, after fess, over most periods of time; and to preserve capital. MAM Pty Limited is an investment manager.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2014  A 3.2 9.7 34.7 12.8 9.6 7.7 100.0
2013  A 1.5 7.2 200.0 15.6 9.5 8.5 100.0
2012  A 0.4 2.4 -68.0 42.6 9.0 8.7 100.0
Source: Aspect actuals / Thomson IBES estimates

Peer Comparison
EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
Company Mkt Cap 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F 2012 A 2013 F 2014 F
Challenger (CGF) $4,010 M 0.0459 -0.0043 0.0456 11.7307 11.7813 11.2678 3.66 4.22 4.57
IOOF (IFL) $2,554 M 0.1260 0.1406 0.0980 16.2529 14.2498 12.9785 5.58 6.18 6.80
Macquarie Group (MQG) $18,456 M 0.5572 0.0979 0.0578 15.7115 14.3099 13.5276 6.54 5.11 5.54
Platinum Asset Mgmt (PTM) $3,523 M 0.4366 0.0355 0.0741 18.7115 18.0709 16.8237 5.60 5.47 5.89
WAM Active (WAA) $48 M 0.3486 -- -- 14.3666 -- -- 6.88 -- --

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
WAA 0.31 14.0 1.28 --
Market 1.23 13.5 0.99 1.05
Sector 1.26 14.5 1.07 1.67

Name Position Start Date
Mr Geoffrey James Wilson Non-Executive Chairman 06 July 2007
Mr Mathew James Kidman Non-Executive Director 06 July 2007
Mr John Bruce Abernethy Non-Executive Director 06 November 2007
Mr Chris Stott Non-Executive Director 01 July 2014
Ms Katherine Thorley Non-Executive Director 01 July 2014

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
2,234,793 (8.80%) Geoffrey James Wilson

Calendar of Events
Date Event
29 September 2015 Report (Annual)
04 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
03 February 2015 Report (Interim)
24 October 2014 Div Pay Date
15 October 2014 Books Close
13 October 2014 Div Ex Date
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