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Sundance Energy Australia

Executive Summary

Sundance Energy Australia Limited operates as an onshore oil and gas company in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Very undervalued with reasonable growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has Sundance Energy Australia's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.5%

SEA

2.6%

AU Oil and Gas

0.4%

AU Market


1 Year Return

-83.9%

SEA

-10.4%

AU Oil and Gas

9.8%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: SEA underperformed the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned -10.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SEA underperformed the Australian Market which returned 9.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SEAIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.5%2.6%0.4%
30 Day-27.5%-1.1%-1.3%
90 Day-29.3%0.9%-0.5%
1 Year-83.9%-83.9%-6.7%-10.4%16.1%9.8%
3 Year-91.6%-92.4%16.3%4.1%36.1%17.9%
5 Year-98.6%-98.8%-12.2%-28.2%49.4%15.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Sundance Energy Australia's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Sundance Energy Australia undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SEA (A$0.15) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$1.8)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SEA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SEA is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.8x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (9.2x).

PE vs Market: SEA is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.8x) compared to the Australian market (18.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SEA is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SEA is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (1.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Sundance Energy Australia forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?

94.6%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SEA's forecast earnings growth (94.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2.3%).

Earnings vs Market: SEA's earnings (94.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (10.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SEA's revenue (16.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (3.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SEA's revenue (16.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SEA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.8%).


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Past Performance

How has Sundance Energy Australia performed over the past 5 years?

3.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SEA's earnings have grown by 3.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SEA has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: SEA has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (68.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: SEA's Return on Equity (4.9%) is considered low.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: SEA's Return on Assets is below or equal to the Oil and Gas industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: SEA's Return on Capital Employed has declined over the past 3 years.


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Financial Health

How is Sundance Energy Australia's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SEA's short term assets ($49.4M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($74.8M)

Long Term Liabilities: SEA's short term assets (49.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities (382.3M)


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SEA's debt to equity ratio (95.1%) is considered high

Reducing Debt: SEA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 18.5% to 95.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SEA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.8%).

Interest Coverage: SEA's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.4x coverage).


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: SEA has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: SEA's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%2.4%markettop25%5.6%industryaverage4.5%forecastin3Years0%

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SEA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SEA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SEA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SEA's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SEA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.


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Management

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

6.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Eric McCrady 0

8.5yrs

Tenure

0

Mr. Eric P. McCrady, BS has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Sundance Energy Australia Limited since April 2011 and November 29, 2011 respectively. Mr. McCrady is the Chief Executi ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Eric's total compensation ($USD0.00) is too low to compare against companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD257.37K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Eric's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

6.2yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: SEA's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.2 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

7.8yrs

Average Tenure

65.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SEA's board of directors are considered experienced (7.8 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$64,51606 May 19
Judith Buie
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares197,000
Max PriceUS$0.48
BuyUS$5,39930 Dec 18
Henry Holcombe
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares14,800
Max PriceUS$0.36
BuyUS$13,19627 Dec 18
Eric McCrady
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
MD, CEO & Director
Shares40,000
Max PriceUS$0.33
BuyUS$9,79017 Dec 18
Michael Hannell
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Independent Non Executive Chairman
Shares22,000
Max PriceUS$0.45
BuyUS$45,75016 Dec 18
Damien Hannes
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares100,000
Max PriceUS$0.46
BuyUS$4,60013 Dec 18
Neville Martin
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares10,000
Max PriceUS$0.46
BuyUS$49,00010 Dec 18
Damien Hannes
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares100,000
Max PriceUS$0.49
BuyUS$17,32527 Nov 18
Michael Hannell
EntityIndividual
Role
Chairman of the Board
Independent Non Executive Chairman
Shares35,000
Max PriceUS$0.49
BuyUS$37,50027 Nov 18
Eric McCrady
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
MD, CEO & Director
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Max PriceUS$0.50
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Henry Holcombe
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Director
Shares16,250
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Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Cathy Anderson

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$930.31k
  • Eric McCrady

    MD, CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 8.5yrs
  • Damien Connor

    Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 6.2yrs
  • Grace Ford

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.44m
  • Brain Pieri

    Vice President of Marketing

    • Tenure: 0.4yrs

Board Members

  • Tom Mitchell (59yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 1yrs
    • Compensation: US$118.56k
  • Mike Hannell (79yo)

    Independent Non Executive Chairman

    • Tenure: 10.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$128.55k
  • Neville Martin (69yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 7.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$89.13k
  • Damien Hannes (62yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 10.2yrs
    • Compensation: US$105.01k
  • Eric McCrady

    MD, CEO & Director

    • Tenure: 8.5yrs
  • Henry Holcombe

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 6.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$128.50k
  • Judith Buie

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 0.7yrs

Company Information

Sundance Energy Australia Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Sundance Energy Australia Limited
  • Ticker: SEA
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2004
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: AU$96.259m
  • Shares outstanding: 687.57m
  • Website: https://www.sundanceenergy.com.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • Sundance Energy Australia Limited
  • 28 Greenhill Road
  • Ground Floor
  • Wayville
  • South Australia
  • 5034
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SEAASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDApr 2005
SDCJ.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDApr 2005
SFFDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURApr 2005
SEACHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDApr 2005
SNDENasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)SPONSORED ADSUSUSDApr 2014

Biography

Sundance Energy Australia Limited operates as an onshore oil and gas company in the United States. The company explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas. Its exploration and development acti ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/21 10:34
End of Day Share Price2019/10/21 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.