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Atlas Iron Limited
Diversified Metals & Mining

Current Price Data+

Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
$0.03 $0.04 $0.04 $0.03 $0.04 74455932 $0.00 ( 8.33% )
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Company Overview

Business Description
Atlas Iron Limited (AGO) is an independent Australian iron ore company which produces and exports mining and exporting Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) from its mines in the Northern Pilbara region of Western Australia. Currently, AGO’s projects have total Resources of 1.17Bt@ 56.1% Fe and Reserves (Proven and Probable) of 506.8Mt @ 56.1% Fe. FY13 DSO shipping is 7.4Mt.
Strategy Analysis
Atlas operates three iron ore mines at Pardoo, Wodgina and Mount Dove in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Production exceeded 6Mtpa by the end of 2012 with 12Mtpa targeted by 2014. Atlas continues to pursue acquisitions predominantly within the Pilbara region. An exploration program has been rolled out with a substantial increase in the resource and reserves position so far. Atlas Iron reported a net loss of $256.04m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. This result was adversely impacted by a previously announced non-cash impairment charge on capitalised tenement costs and a non-cash write-down on non-core assets of $258.0m. Revenues from ordinary activities were $288.26m, down 15.6% from the same period last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was (28.3) cents compared to 0.7 cents last year. The net operating cash outflow was $5.32m compared to an inflow of $117.71m in the pcp. The interim dividend declared was 3.0 cents compared with 3.0 cents last year. The company is now producing at a rate of 8Mtpa and is on track to increase production to 10Mtpa by the end of June 2013.

Financial Summary

Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016 F 0.0 -2.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
2015 F 0.0 -22.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
2014 A 8.6 1.3 -31.7% 74.0 2.0 2.1% 0.0%

Peer Comparison

Company Mkt Cap EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F 2014 A 2015 F 2016 F
Atlas Iron (AGO) $96M -0.3172 0.0000 0.0000 2.8346 0.0000 0.0000 55.56% 0.00% 0.00%
BHP Billiton (BHP) $81,962M 0.1223 -0.2320 -0.4874 10.5341 13.7167 26.7617 4.56% 6.55% 6.56%
Iluka Resources (ILU) $3,119M -0.5350 1.2574 0.8279 52.2440 23.1438 12.6615 2.55% 3.90% 5.06%
Rio Tinto (RIO) $21,714M -0.1938 -0.5120 0.1015 8.2694 16.9453 15.3835 5.12% 5.66% 5.69%
South32 (S32) $9,370M 0.0000 0.0000 -0.0771 0.0000 10.0457 10.8844 0.00% 0.00% 4.85%

Financial Summary

Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
Company 0.20 0.00 0.02 0.00
Market 0.89 16.20 1.33 1.30
Sector 0.67 11.30 0.67 0.29


Name Position Start Date
Mr Kenneth Edward Brinsden Executive Director 21/02/2012
Mr David Nathan Flanagan Managing Director 15/09/2004
Hon Cheryl Lynn Edwardes Non-Executive Chairman 06/05/2015
Ms Tai Sook Yee Non-Executive Director 02/06/2010
Mr Jeffrey Dowling Non-Executive Director 08/11/2011


Name Position
R. Wilson Chief Development Officer
B. Lynn Chief Financial Officer
J. Sinclair Chief Operating Officer
Yasmin Broughton Company Secretary,General Counsel

Substantial Shareholders

Holding Name
66,749,653 (9.41%) IMC Resource Investment Pty Ltd (formerly IMC Resources Pty Ltd)
45,988,738 (5.02%) Dimensional Entities

Calendar of Events

Date Event
29 April 2016 Report (Quarterly)
23 February 2016 Report (Interim)
19 January 2016 Report (Quarterly)
22 October 2015 Report (Quarterly)
27 August 2015 Report (Annual)
27 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
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