Watpac Limited (WTP)

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General Information
Company Name: Watpac Limited
Stock Code: WTP
Website: www.watpac.com.au
GICS Sub-Industry: Construction & Engineering
Market Cap ($M): 167
Equiv. Shares (M): 189

Current Price Data+
Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
 $ 0.890 $ 0.890 $ 0.890 $ 0.890 $ 0.880 1,982 $ 0.010  1.136 %

Company Overview

Business Description:
Watpac Limited (WTP) is involved in contracting and property developing businesses. WTP is headquartered in Brisbane with operations supported by offices in Townsville, Adelaide, Melbourne, ACT, Sydney, Darwin and Perth. WTP consists of four business divisions: Civil & Mining, Property, Construction and Specialty Services.

Strategy Analysis:
WTP is committed to expanding from a single focus construction company, to extending operations into property development and geographically across the eastern states of Australia. The next phase in the company's evolution is focused on becoming a major eastern seaboard construction and property player. Diversifying across the eastern states is planned to provide natural geographic diversification from individual economic fluctuations. Given that earnings are expected to remain strong due to a number of State government infrastructure projects and the strong demand for resources, emphasis will be placed on risk management strategies. This will effectively manage the risks associated with these complex projects. Policy framework updates, site visitations and management presentations will continue to be part of the risk monitoring process. . Watpac reported NPAT down 74.17% to $1.26m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $943.9m, up 47.59% from last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was 0.69 cents compared to 2.65 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $105.21m compared to $49.47m last year. No dividend was declared.

Financial Summary
Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2014  A 18.4 9.9 6.1 8.4 6.0 7.2 49.0
2013  A 17.2 9.3 12.3 7.1 0.0 0.0 --
2012  A 15.3 8.3 -9.8 13.2 1.5 1.4 100.0
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
Cardno (CDD) $935 M -0.0527 0.0263 0.0755 11.2626 10.9742 10.2041 6.32 6.32 7.06
Leighton (LEI) $6,533 M 0.1277 0.1650 0.0136 12.8581 11.0374 10.8898 5.44 5.74 5.76
Monadelphous (MND) $1,137 M -0.1184 -0.1059 -0.0502 8.1349 9.0983 9.5794 10.06 9.23 9.03
UGL (UGL) $1,006 M -0.1853 0.5433 -0.1585 13.3984 8.6819 10.3177 0.00 4.25 4.58
Watpac (WTP) $167 M 0.0612 -- -- 8.9069 -- -- 6.82 -- --

Market Comparison
Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth P/S Ratio
WTP -- 8.91 0.65 -- 0.14
Market 0.90 15.3 1.24 1.72 1.50
Sector 0.95 10.36 1.00 1.33 0.43

Name Position Start Date
Mr Carlo Schreurs Alternate director - Johan Beerlandt,Non-Executive Director 27 May 2013
Mr Martin Monro Chief Executive Officer,Managing Director 10 October 2014
Mr Richard (Dick) B McGruther Non-Executive Chairman 17 February 1993
Mr David M Little Non-Executive Director 14 May 1985
Mr Robert James Lette Non-Executive Director 23 May 1996
Mr Garret Dixon Non-Executive Director 12 February 2014
Mr Kevin Mooney Non-Executive Director 05 May 2011
Mr Johan Beerlandt Non-Executive Director 27 May 2013
Mr Brad Bowton Non-Executive Director 28 August 2013

Name Position
Mark Baker Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary
Errol Edwards General Manager, Construction
Russell Hall General Manager, Mining & WA Civil
Robert McDonald General Manager, Property

Substantial Shareholders
Holding Name
11,066,635 (6.00%) Commonwealth Bank of Australia
10,198,805 (5.53%) Acorn Capital Limited
30,478,096 (16.53%) Besix Group SA

Calendar of Events
Date Event
18 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
24 February 2015 Report (Interim)
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