OTCPK:SAUN.F

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Executive Summary

AusNet Services Ltd owns and operates an electricity transmission network in Australia.


Snowflake Analysis

Proven track record second-rate dividend payer.

Share Price & News

How has AusNet Services's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SAUN.F has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

SAUN.F

0.5%

US Electric Utilities

1.2%

US Market


1 Year Return

3.7%

SAUN.F

-1.9%

US Electric Utilities

16.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: SAUN.F exceeded the US Electric Utilities industry which returned -1.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SAUN.F underperformed the US Market which returned 16.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

SAUN.FIndustryMarket
7 Day0%0.5%1.2%
30 Day13.8%4.5%4.9%
90 Dayn/a9.6%20.0%
1 Year3.7%3.7%1.2%-1.9%19.3%16.8%
3 Year2.8%2.8%4.7%-3.8%43.7%34.4%
5 Year29.9%29.9%36.6%16.9%75.5%56.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is AusNet Services's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is AusNet Services undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

23.21x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SAUN.F ($1.28) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($0.89)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SAUN.F is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SAUN.F is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.2x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (19.9x).

PE vs Market: SAUN.F is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.2x) compared to the US market (18.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SAUN.F's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SAUN.F is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.3x) compared to the US Electric Utilities industry average (2x).


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Future Growth

How is AusNet Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?

-8.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SAUN.F's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.5% per year).

Earnings vs Market: SAUN.F's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SAUN.F's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SAUN.F's revenue (0.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SAUN.F's revenue (0.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SAUN.F's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.7%).


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Past Performance

How has AusNet Services performed over the past 5 years?

-2.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SAUN.F has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SAUN.F's current net profit margins (14.7%) are higher than last year (13.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SAUN.F's earnings have declined by 2.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SAUN.F's earnings growth over the past year (14.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-2.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SAUN.F earnings growth over the past year (14.5%) exceeded the Electric Utilities industry 7.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: SAUN.F's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is AusNet Services's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SAUN.F's short term assets (A$893.6M) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$1.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: SAUN.F's short term assets (A$893.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$9.9B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SAUN.F's debt to equity ratio (334.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SAUN.F's debt to equity ratio has increased from 229.2% to 334.8% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SAUN.F's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.2%).

Interest Coverage: SAUN.F's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.6x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is AusNet Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

5.57%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SAUN.F's dividend (5.57%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).

High Dividend: SAUN.F's dividend (5.57%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.35%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SAUN.F's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SAUN.F's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (129.4%), SAUN.F's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SAUN.F's dividends in 3 years are not forecast to be well covered by earnings (146.7% payout ratio).


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Management

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

1.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Tony Narvaez

0.75

Tenure

AU$1,335,711

Compensation

Mr. Tony Narvaez serves as a Managing Director and Director of AusNet Services Ltd and AusNet Services Holdings Pty Ltd since November 01, 2019. Mr. Narvaez had been Chief Executive Officer at Endeavour En ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Tony's total compensation ($USD958.46K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD7.23M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Tony's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Tony Narvaez
MD & Director0.75yrAU$1.34mno data
Mark Ellul
Chief Financial Officer0.67yrAU$413.99kno data
Chad Hymas
Executive General Manager of Mondo4.08yrsAU$895.99k0.0056%
A$ 274.2k
Alistair Parker
Executive General Manager of Regulated Energy Services7.33yrsAU$916.13k0.0096%
A$ 473.6k
Prue Crawford-Flett
Executive General Manager of Operations & Services1.33yrsno datano data
John Nicolopoulos
Head of Tax & Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Naomi Kelly
Executive GM of Governance0.083yrno datano data
Geraldine Leslie
Executive General Manager of People & Safety3.83yrsno datano data
Keith Hopkins
Acting Chief Digital Officer0.17yrno datano data

1.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: SAUN.F's management team is not considered experienced ( 1 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Tony Narvaez
MD & Director0.75yrAU$1.34mno data
Peter Edward Mason
Independent Chairman4.25yrsAU$451.67k0.0027%
A$ 131.5k
Heng Loon Chan
Non-Executive Director2.25yrsAU$188.17k0.0015%
A$ 73.8k
Nora Scheinkestel
Independent Non-Executive Director3.75yrsAU$230.09k0.0023%
A$ 112.3k
Ralph Craven
Non-Executive Director6.58yrsAU$189.33k0.0013%
A$ 65.5k
Sally Farrier
Independent Non-Executive Director6.58yrsAU$227.00k0.0032%
A$ 160.0k
Chee Meng Tan
Non-Executive Director4.25yrsAU$189.33k0.0013%
A$ 65.5k
Robert Milliner
Lead Independent Director0.42yrAU$235.84kno data
Lequan Li
Non-Executive Director1.83yrsAU$188.17kno data

3.8yrs

Average Tenure

64.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: SAUN.F's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SAUN.F insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

AusNet Services Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: AusNet Services Ltd
  • Ticker: SAUN.F
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 2014
  • Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Market Cap: AU$6.861b
  • Listing Market Cap: AU$4.923b
  • Shares outstanding: 3.75b
  • Website: https://www.ausnetservices.com.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • AusNet Services Ltd
  • 2 Southbank Boulevard
  • Level 31
  • Southbank
  • Victoria
  • 3006
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ASTASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesNew Common StockAUAUDDec 2005
SAUN.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesNew Common StockUSUSDDec 2005
S6NDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesNew Common StockDEEURDec 2005
ASTCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesNew Common StockAUAUDDec 2005

Biography

AusNet Services Ltd owns and operates an electricity transmission network in Australia. It operates through Electricity Distribution, Gas Distribution, Electricity Transmission, and Mondo segments. The Ele ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/11 00:35
End of Day Share Price2020/08/03 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


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.