DB:LVT

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Leigh Creek Energy

Executive Summary

Leigh Creek Energy Limited operates as an energy company in Australia.


Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LVT's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.0%

LVT

-2.8%

DE Oil and Gas

-0.9%

DE Market


1 Year Return

-44.2%

LVT

74.7%

DE Oil and Gas

12.8%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: LVT underperformed the German Oil and Gas industry which returned 74.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LVT underperformed the German Market which returned 12.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LVTIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.0%-2.8%-0.9%
30 Day-6.0%-1.1%0.6%
90 Day-35.1%25.7%2.9%
1 Year-44.2%-44.2%79.7%74.7%16.3%12.8%
3 Year-60.6%-60.6%13.1%3.8%15.8%5.7%
5 Yearn/a310.6%247.0%19.7%3.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Leigh Creek Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.23x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LVT's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LVT's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LVT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: LVT is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate LVT's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LVT is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the DE Oil and Gas industry average (1.4x).


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Future Growth

How is Leigh Creek Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

7.0%

Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Leigh Creek Energy has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Leigh Creek Energy performed over the past 5 years?

18.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LVT is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LVT is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LVT is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 18.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LVT's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LVT is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-5.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LVT has a negative Return on Equity (-27.97%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Leigh Creek Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LVT's short term assets (A$4.4M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$988.9K).

Long Term Liabilities: LVT's short term assets (A$4.4M) exceed its long term liabilities (A$102.2K).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LVT's debt to equity ratio (0.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: LVT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 6.6% to 0.5% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet

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

Debt Coverage by Assets: LVT's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 27x debt).


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: LVT has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if LVT has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.3%markettop25%3.6%industryaverage6.3%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

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


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LVT'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 LVT's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Phil Staveley 0

2.2yrs

Tenure

AU$874,885

Compensation

Mr. Phillip J. Staveley, also known as Phil, CPA, BA (Acc) (Hons), Dipl Btr, serves as Managing Director and Director of Leigh Creek Energy Limited since December 5, 2017. Mr. Staveley served as the Chief  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Phil's total compensation ($USD580.51K) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD413.13K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Phil's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Daniel Douglas Peters
Executive Chairman4.8yrsAU$644.50k0.86% A$340.2k
Phillip Staveley
MD & Director2.2yrsAU$874.89k0.12% A$48.2k
Zheng Xiaojiang
Consultant & Non-Executive Director2.2yrsAU$265.58k5.24% A$2.1m
Noreen Byrne
Human Resource Manager0yrsno datano data
Jordan Mehrtens
Company Secretary (Leave of Absence)4.4yrsno datano data
Damien Connor
Joint Company Secretary1yrsno datano data

2.2yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: LVT's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Daniel Douglas Peters
Executive Chairman4.8yrsAU$644.50k0.86% A$340.2k
Phillip Staveley
MD & Director2.2yrsAU$874.89k0.12% A$48.2k
Zheng Xiaojiang
Consultant & Non-Executive Director2.2yrsAU$265.58k5.24% A$2.1m
Gregory English
Non-Executive Independent Director4.4yrsAU$54.75kno data
Murray Chatfield
Non-Executive Independent Director3.7yrsAU$54.75k0.28% A$112.1k
Wang Zhe
Non-Executive Independent Director2.6yrsAU$54.75kno data

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: LVT's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

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


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Leigh Creek Energy Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Leigh Creek Energy Limited
  • Ticker: LVT
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Coal and Consumable Fuels
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: AU$64.778m
  • Listing Market Cap: AU$39.569m
  • Shares outstanding: 563.29m
  • Website: https://www.lcke.com.au

Location

  • Leigh Creek Energy Limited
  • 19 Grenfell Street
  • Level 11
  • Adelaide
  • South Australia
  • 5000
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LCKASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDMar 2005
LVTDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 2005
LCKCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDMar 2005

Biography

Leigh Creek Energy Limited operates as an energy company in Australia. The company explores for coal and synthesis gas comprising methane, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide. It focuses on developing the Leigh Creek Energy project located to the north of Adelaide, South Australia. The company also operates energy markets, including National Electricity Market, South Australia Electricity Market, and National Wholesale Gas Markets. The company was formerly known as Marathon Resources Limited and changed its name to Leigh Creek Energy Limited in August 2015. Leigh Creek Energy Limited is headquartered in Adelaide, Australia. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/22 21:20
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/06/30


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.