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Hills Limited
HIL
http://www.hills.com.au
Technology Distributors
151
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Current Price Data+

Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
$0.65 $0.67 $0.70 $0.58 $0.79 4394518 $0.14 ( 17.72% )
  • +Security prices are delayed by least 20 minutes and are indicative only.

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation

Hold
24/04/2015
1

Company Overview

Business Description
Hills Limited (HIL, formerly Hills Holdings Limited) is engaged in manufacture of electronics and communications products, and outdoor play equipment. HIL operates three divisions namely, Electronics & Communications, Lifestyle & Sustainability. HIL businesses are located in Australia and New Zealand, with clients in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and North America.
Strategy Analysis
The strategy is to develop competitive businesses in three main industry segments: Electronics & Communications, Lifestyle & Sustainability, and Building & Industrial Products. The company diversifies to minimise the effects of short-term changes in individual markets and economies, and aims to be a product innovator and a market leader. The overall objective is to grow revenue and earnings incrementally through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions in market segments with attractive growth potential. Hills Holdings reported a net loss of $73.61m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $551.28m, down 02% from the same period last year. Basic and Diluted EPS was (29.9) cents compared to 6.1 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $31.72m compared to $8.03m last year. No dividend was declared.

Financial Summary

Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016 F 0.0 11.5 19.2% 5.6 8.5 13.1% 0.0%
2015 F 0.0 9.7 20.1% 6.7 7.5 11.5% 0.0%
2014 A 20.8 8.1 -74.7% 20.9 7.0 4.2% 100.0%

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
Hills (HIL) $183M -0.7469 0.2010 0.1921 9.8015 8.1612 6.8458 8.86% 9.49% 10.76%

Financial Summary

Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
Company 0.68 6.92 0.62 0.35
Market 0.91 16.70 1.31 2.21
Sector 0.68 17.90 1.57 0.42

Directors

Name Position Start Date
Mr Edward (Ted) Noel Pretty Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director 03/09/2012
Ms Jennifer Helen Hill-Ling Non-Executive Chairman 21/08/1985
Mr David Moray Spence Non-Executive Director 01/09/2010
Mr Ian Elliot Non-Executive Director 01/08/2003
Ms Fiona Rosalyn Vivienne Bennett Non-Executive Director 31/05/2010
Mr Philip Bullock Non-Executive Director 23/06/2014

Management

Name Position
Gai Stephens Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders

Holding Name
17,739,763 (7.57%) Poplar Pty Ltd
16,239,441 (6.93%) Hills Associates Ltd
12,011,643 (5.02%) Dimensional Entities

Calendar of Events

Date Event
23 February 2016 Report (Interim)
18 August 2015 Report (Annual)
18 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
17 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
30 April 2015 Div Pay Date
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