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Energy Action

ASX:EAX
Snowflake Description

Fair value with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
EAX
ASX
A$9M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. AU
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

Energy Action Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides electricity and gas procurement, contract management and environmental reporting, and sustainability services in Australia. The last earnings update was 144 days ago. More info.


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EAX Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-10.3%
ASX:EAX
-1.7%
AU Professional Services
0%
AU Market
1 Year Returns
-52.1%
ASX:EAX
1.5%
AU Professional Services
4.8%
AU Market
EAX Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Energy Action (EAX) -10.3% 0% 14.8% -52.1% -68.2% -88.6%
AU Professional Services -1.7% 1.7% 10.1% 1.5% 17.6% 12.5%
AU Market 0% 0.9% 6.8% 4.8% 20.1% 12.2%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • EAX underperformed the Professional Services industry which returned 1.5% over the past year.
  • EAX underperformed the Market in Australia which returned 4.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
EAX
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

Value

 Is Energy Action undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Energy Action to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Energy Action.

ASX:EAX Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year AU Government Bond Rate 2.3%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for ASX:EAX
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year AU Govt Bond Rate 2.3%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Professional Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.85
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.851 (1 + (1- 30%) (60.97%))
1.144
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.14
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.31% + (1.144 * 5.96%)
9.13%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for ASX:EAX using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Energy Action is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

ASX:EAX DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (AUD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.13%)
2020 5.36 Est @ 44.31% 4.91
2021 7.06 Est @ 31.71% 5.93
2022 8.67 Est @ 22.89% 6.67
2023 10.12 Est @ 16.72% 7.14
2024 11.38 Est @ 12.39% 7.35
2025 12.44 Est @ 9.37% 7.37
2026 13.34 Est @ 7.25% 7.24
2027 14.11 Est @ 5.77% 7.02
2028 14.78 Est @ 4.73% 6.73
2029 15.38 Est @ 4.01% 6.42
Present value of next 10 years cash flows A$66.77
ASX:EAX DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= A$15.38 × (1 + 2.31%) ÷ (9.13% – 2.31%)
A$230.76
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= A$230.76 ÷ (1 + 9.13%)10
A$96.33
ASX:EAX Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= A$66.77 + A$96.33
A$163.10
Equity Value per Share
(AUD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= A$163.10 / 25.95
A$6.28
ASX:EAX Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (AUD) From above. A$6.28
Current discount Discount to share price of A$0.35
= -1 x (A$0.35 - A$6.28) / A$6.28
94.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Energy Action is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is A$0.35 vs Future cash flow value of A$6.28
Current Discount Checks
For Energy Action to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Energy Action's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Energy Action's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Energy Action's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Energy Action's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
ASX:EAX PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in AUD A$-0.38
ASX:EAX Share Price ** ASX (2019-07-16) in AUD A$0.35
Australia Professional Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 10 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 19.66x
Australia Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 546 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.1x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Energy Action.

ASX:EAX PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= ASX:EAX Share Price ÷ EPS (both in AUD)

= 0.35 ÷ -0.38

-0.93x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Energy Action is loss making, we can't compare its value to the AU Professional Services industry average.
  • Energy Action is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Australia market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Energy Action's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
ASX:EAX PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -0.93x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
69.3%per year
Australia Professional Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 7 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 1.31x
Australia Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 361 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.38x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Energy Action, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Energy Action's assets?
Raw Data
ASX:EAX PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in AUD A$0.30
ASX:EAX Share Price * ASX (2019-07-16) in AUD A$0.35
Australia Professional Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 22 Publicly-Listed Professional Services Companies 2.14x
Australia Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 1,693 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.7x
ASX:EAX PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= ASX:EAX Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in AUD)

= 0.35 ÷ 0.30

1.15x

* Primary Listing of Energy Action.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Energy Action is good value based on assets compared to the AU Professional Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Energy Action's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Professional Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Professional Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Energy Action has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Energy Action expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

  • No analysts cover Energy Action, future earnings growth has been estimated based on fundamentals.
The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
69.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Energy Action expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Energy Action's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.3%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Energy Action's earnings growth is expected to exceed the Australia market average.
  • Unable to compare Energy Action's revenue growth to the Australia market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
ASX:EAX Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
ASX:EAX Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts 69.3%
Australia Professional Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 19.9%
Australia Professional Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 8%
Australia Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%
Australia Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
ASX:EAX Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in AUD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
ASX:EAX Past Financials Data
Date (Data in AUD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 27 5 -10
2018-09-30 29 5 -4
2018-06-30 31 5 3
2018-03-31 34 5 4
2017-12-31 35 4 4
2017-09-30 34 1 3
2017-06-30 33 -1 2
2017-03-31 33 -2 1
2016-12-31 32 -2 0
2016-09-30 33 -1 0
2016-06-30 34 1 0
2016-03-31 34 1 -1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Energy Action's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Unable to determine if Energy Action is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
ASX:EAX Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Energy Action Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

ASX:EAX Past Financials Data
Date (Data in AUD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 -0.38
2018-09-30 -0.14
2018-06-30 0.10
2018-03-31 0.15
2017-12-31 0.15
2017-09-30 0.11
2017-06-30 0.07
2017-03-31 0.04
2016-12-31 0.02
2016-09-30 0.00
2016-06-30 -0.02
2016-03-31 -0.05

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Energy Action will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Energy Action's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Australia market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Australia market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Energy Action has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Energy Action performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Energy Action's growth in the last year to its industry (Professional Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Energy Action does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Energy Action's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Energy Action's 1-year growth to the AU Professional Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Energy Action's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Energy Action Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

ASX:EAX Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in AUD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 26.72 -9.75 4.54
2018-09-30 28.95 -3.58 4.57
2018-06-30 31.17 2.59 4.59
2018-03-31 34.13 3.93 4.82
2017-12-31 35.36 3.89 5.04
2017-09-30 34.16 2.83 4.91
2017-06-30 32.96 1.77 4.78
2017-03-31 32.60 1.12 4.71
2016-12-31 32.23 0.46 4.64
2016-09-30 33.11 0.00 4.47
2016-06-30 33.98 -0.45 4.31
2016-03-31 33.85 -1.40 4.77
2015-12-31 33.73 -2.34 5.24
2015-09-30 32.89 -2.24 5.30
2015-06-30 32.05 -2.15 5.37
2015-03-31 30.67 -0.49 4.91
2014-12-31 29.30 1.16 4.46
2014-09-30 27.48 2.34 4.02
2014-06-30 25.66 3.51 3.59
2014-03-31 24.68 4.01 3.55
2013-12-31 23.71 4.50 3.51
2013-09-30 22.81 4.44 3.33
2013-06-30 21.92 4.38 3.15
2013-03-31 20.33 4.02 2.97
2012-12-31 18.75 3.67 2.79
2012-09-30 17.90 3.64 2.54

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Energy Action has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Energy Action has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the AU Professional Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Energy Action improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Energy Action's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Professional Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Energy Action has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Energy Action's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Energy Action's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Energy Action is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Energy Action's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Energy Action's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.8x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Energy Action Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

ASX:EAX Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in AUD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 7.88 5.54 1.03
2018-09-30 7.88 5.54 1.03
2018-06-30 14.86 5.00 1.17
2018-03-31 14.86 5.00 1.17
2017-12-31 13.21 7.76 0.81
2017-09-30 13.21 7.76 0.81
2017-06-30 12.57 9.02 2.11
2017-03-31 12.57 9.02 2.11
2016-12-31 11.20 9.92 1.30
2016-09-30 11.20 9.92 1.30
2016-06-30 12.01 3.97 1.21
2016-03-31 12.01 3.97 1.21
2015-12-31 12.80 5.23 1.22
2015-09-30 12.80 5.23 1.22
2015-06-30 13.50 3.76 1.74
2015-03-31 13.50 3.76 1.74
2014-12-31 15.71 3.99 1.77
2014-09-30 15.71 3.99 1.77
2014-06-30 16.60 0.00 4.56
2014-03-31 16.60 0.00 4.56
2013-12-31 15.74 0.00 6.37
2013-09-30 15.74 0.00 6.37
2013-06-30 13.25 0.00 6.44
2013-03-31 13.25 0.00 6.44
2012-12-31 11.57 0.00 6.21
2012-09-30 11.57 0.00 6.21
  • Energy Action's level of debt (70.3%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 70.3% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (94.4%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Energy Action is making a loss, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
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Financial health checks
We assess Energy Action's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Energy Action has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Energy Action's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
11.43%
Current annual income from Energy Action dividends.
If you bought A$2,000 of Energy Action shares you are expected to receive A$229 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Energy Action's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Australia (2.53%).
  • Energy Action's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Australia (5.79%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
ASX:EAX Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Australia Professional Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 13 Stocks 2.8%
Australia Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 415 Stocks 4%
Australia Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.4%
Australia Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2.5%
Australia Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.8%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

ASX:EAX Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in A$) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-08-15 0.040 9.054
2017-08-21 0.014 1.770
2017-02-20 0.000 0.000
2016-08-18 0.063 5.308
2016-02-25 0.039 3.246
2015-08-17 0.021 1.976
2015-02-18 0.052 3.849
2014-08-18 0.074 2.871
2013-08-19 0.087 2.499
2012-08-21 0.074 2.602
2012-02-16 0.070 3.827

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Energy Action has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Energy Action has only been paying a dividend for 7 years, and since then dividends per share have fallen.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Energy Action's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • The company is paying a dividend however it is incurring a loss.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Energy Action's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.4%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Energy Action afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Energy Action has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Energy Action's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
  • Energy Action has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Management Team

Tracy Bucciarelli

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Rebecca Seamons

TITLE
General Manager of Marketing & Communications

Anna Sandham

TITLE
Company Secretary
TENURE
2.1 yrs

Ed Hanna

TITLE
General Manager of Microgrids & Embedded Networks
COMPENSATION
A$311K
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure of the Energy Action board of directors in years:

3.5
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Energy Action board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Murray Bleach

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
A$75K
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Nitin Singhi

TITLE
Independent Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
A$60K
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Ron Watts

TITLE
Member of Technical Advisory Board
COMPENSATION
A$61K
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Paul Meehan

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
A$60K
TENURE
16.5 yrs

Paul Bannister

TITLE
Member of Technical Advisory Board
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Mark de Kock

TITLE
Non-Executive Director
COMPENSATION
A$60K
TENURE
3.9 yrs

Lorraine Stephenson

TITLE
Independent Technical Advisory Board Member
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Chris Strickland

TITLE
Independent Technical Advisory Board Member
TENURE
3.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Energy Action individual insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (A$) Value (A$)
27. Jun 19 Buy Bruce Macfarlane Individual 20. May 19 25. Jun 19 136,373 A$0.34 A$46,513
27. Jun 19 Buy Linda Millar Individual 20. May 19 25. Jun 19 136,373 A$0.34 A$46,513
27. May 19 Buy Murray Bleach Individual 22. May 19 22. May 19 16,265 A$0.30 A$4,879
06. May 19 Buy Linda Millar Individual 02. May 19 03. May 19 101,438 A$0.38 A$33,034
03. May 19 Buy Bruce Macfarlane Individual 27. Mar 19 01. May 19 1,140,537 A$0.31 A$356,405
03. May 19 Buy Linda Millar Individual 11. Apr 19 01. May 19 172,176 A$0.31 A$53,641
23. Apr 19 Buy Murray Bleach Individual 17. Apr 19 17. Apr 19 30,000 A$0.30 A$9,000
17. Apr 19 Buy Murray Bleach Individual 15. Apr 19 16. Apr 19 144,806 A$0.30 A$43,442
15. Apr 19 Buy Murray Bleach Individual 10. Apr 19 12. Apr 19 627,984 A$0.30 A$186,818
13. Mar 19 Buy Mark de Kock Individual 11. Mar 19 13. Mar 19 50,000 A$0.30 A$14,851
09. Jan 19 Sell Ronald Watts Individual 05. Nov 18 03. Jan 19 -378,532 A$0.92 A$-198,610
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Management checks
We assess Energy Action's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Energy Action has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Energy Action (ASX:EAX) Takes On Some Risk With Its Use Of Debt

View our latest analysis for Energy Action What Is Energy Action's Net Debt? … ASX:EAX Historical Debt, July 2nd 2019 A Look At Energy Action's Liabilities We can see from the most recent balance sheet that Energy Action had liabilities of AU$8.68m falling due within a year, and liabilities of AU$1.97m due beyond that. … Because it carries more debt than cash, we think it's worth watching Energy Action's balance sheet over time.

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What We Think Of Energy Action Limited’s (ASX:EAX) Investment Potential

To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. … What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)? … ROCE measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business.

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Should You Be Worried About Insider Transactions At Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX)?

So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX). … The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Energy Action. … Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by Member of Technical Advisory Board Ronald Watts for AU$199k worth of shares, at about AU$0.92 per share.

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Could The Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?

A look at the shareholders of Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX) can tell us which group is most powerful. … Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. … Energy Action is not a large company by global standards.

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Is Energy Action Limited's (ASX:EAX) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

While small-cap stocks, such as Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX) with its market cap of AU$25m, are popular for their explosive growth, investors should also be aware of their balance sheet to judge whether the company can survive a downturn. … Evaluating financial health as part of your investment thesis is. … I believe these basic checks tell most of the story you need to know.

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Want To Invest In Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX)? Here's How It Performed Lately

Investors with a long-term horizong may find it valuable to assess Energy Action Limited's (ASX:EAX) earnings trend over time and against its industry benchmark as opposed to simply looking at a sincle earnings announcement at one point in time. … Did EAX beat its long-term earnings growth trend and its industry. … EAX's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 30 June 2018) of AU$2.6m has.

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Investors In Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX) Should Consider This Data

Historically, Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX) has been paying a dividend to shareholders. … Let's dig deeper into whether Energy Action should have a place in your portfolio. … See our latest analysis for Energy Action

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What Does Energy Action Limited's (ASX:EAX) Ownership Structure Look Like?

A look at the shareholders of Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX) can tell us which group is most powerful. … Energy Action is not a large company by global standards. … Taking a look at the our data on the ownership groups (below), it's seems that.

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2 Days Left To Cash In On Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX) Dividend, Should You Buy?

To qualify for the dividend check of AU$0.04 per share, investors must have owned the shares prior to 24 August 2018, which is the last day the company's management will finalize their list of shareholders to which they will send dividend payments. … Investors looking for higher income-generating stocks to add to their portfolio should keep reading, as I take a deeper dive into Energy Action's latest financial data to analyse its dividend attributes. … How I analyze a dividend stock.

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Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX)'s Return on Capital

and looking to gauge the potential return on investment in Energy Action Limited (ASX:EAX). … Therefore, looking at how efficiently Energy Action is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return. … Energy Action's Return On Capital Employed

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Company Info

Description

Energy Action Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides electricity and gas procurement, contract management and environmental reporting, and sustainability services in Australia. The company operates Australian Energy Exchange for electricity and gas procurement service through online, real time, and reverse auction platform for business customers. It also provides Energy Metrics, a contract management and environmental reporting platform that offers energy consumption monitoring and costing, energy emissions monitoring, contract administration, detailed technical reporting, desktop energy efficiency review, and additional reporting and monitoring services. In addition, the company operates projects and advisory services that include metering intelligence, sub metering, carbon footprint measurement and reduction advice, Australian Standard level 2 compliance energy audits, project feasibility studies, as well as supporting on-site power generation projects, such as co-generation and tri-generation units from prefeasibility to commissioning. It serves customers in businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations. Energy Action Limited was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Parramatta, Australia.

Details
Name: Energy Action Limited
EAX
Exchange: ASX
Founded: 2000
A$9,083,940
25,954,117
Website: http://www.energyaction.com.au
Address: Energy Action Limited
56 Station Street,
Level 5,
Parramatta,
New South Wales, 2150,
Australia
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
ASX EAX Ordinary Shares Australian Securities Exchange AU AUD 13. Oct 2011
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
123
Energy Action employees.
Industry
Research and Consulting Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/07/20 10:38
End of day share price update: 2019/07/16 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/26
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/06/30


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.