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Qantas Airways Limited

Current Price Data+

Current Price Open High Low Last Close Volume Price Movement
$3.83 $3.74 $3.84 $3.71 $3.71 9449490 $0.12 ( 3.23% )
  • +Security prices are delayed by least 20 minutes and are indicative only.

Current Broker Consensus Recommendation


Company Overview

Business Description
Qantas Airways Limited (QAN) main business is the transportation of passengers using two complementary airline brands - Qantas and Jetstar. QAN also operates other airlines, and businesses in specialist markets such as Q Catering.
Strategy Analysis
QAN's core strategy is to profitably grow its two flying brands, Qantas and low-cost Jetstar. Qantas will seek to strengthen its leading positions in premium markets. Jetstar will expand locally and into international leisure markets. QAN also has Freight and Frequent Flyer businesses. The longer term strategy for QAN is to restructure its international business in an attempt to eliminate mounting losses. The strategy laid out by the company is to reduce the capital intensity of the business by forging partnerships with carriers in certain sectors that are uneconomical. The proposed code sharing arrangement with British Airways on the European sector is one such example. The expansion of Jetstar in Asia will continue as that has been a big success story. Plans to introduce a premium service in Asia and l a new service in Japan are intriguing. QAN is also looking to take significant cost out of this business. Qantas Airways reported NPAT of $111m for the half-year ended 31 December 2012. Revenues from ordinary activities were $8.24bn, up 2.4% from the same period last year. Qantas Loyalty delivered continued growth in members and member engagement. Jetstar further improved its industry leading ancillary revenues per passenger, on top of 12% growth in passenger numbers. Diluted EPS was 4.9 cents compared to 1.9 cents last year. Net operating cash flow was $780m compared to $823m last year. No dividend was declared.

Financial Summary

Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2016 F 963.2 43.5 40.7% 8.6 10.0 2.7% 0.0%
2015 F 684.4 30.9 -233.7% 12.1 0.0 0.0% 0.0%
2014 A -512.0 -23.2 -521.5% -5.4 0.0 0.0% 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
Qantas Airways (QAN) $8,236M 1.2622 0.4005 0.7291 16.9147 12.0773 6.9845 0.00% 0.00% 2.42%

Financial Summary

Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
Company 1.25 11.90 2.85 0.21
Market 0.90 16.20 1.34 1.33
Sector 1.08 17.60 1.65 1.44


Name Position Start Date
Mr Alan Joseph Joyce Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer 28/07/2008
Mr William Leo Meaney Non-Executive Director 15/02/2012
Ms Barbara Kay Ward Non-Executive Director 19/06/2008
Mr Richard Roy Goodmanson Non-Executive Director 19/06/2008
Mr Paul Ashley Rayner Non-Executive Director 16/07/2008
Ms Jacqueline Cherie Hey Non-Executive Director 29/08/2013
Ms Maxine Nicole Brenner Non-Executive Director 29/08/2013
Mr Todd Sampson Non-Executive Director 25/02/2015
Mr Richard Leigh Clifford Non-Executive Director, Non-Executive Chairman 09/08/2007


Name Position
Jayne Hrdlicka CEO Jetstar
Lyell Strambi CEO Qantas Domestic
Simon Hickey CEO Qantas International
Lesley Grant CEO Qantas Loyalty
Gareth Evans Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Finch Company Secretary,General Counsel
Sarah Jane Udy Joint Company Secretary
John David Francis Morris Joint Company Secretary

Substantial Shareholders

Holding Name
409,820,005 (18.66%) Franklin Resources, Inc and its affiliates
212,083,192 (9.46%) Commonwealth Bank Group
144,379,632 (6.57%) The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
139,942,919 (6.37%) National Australia Bank Limited and associated companies
134,983,635 (6.15%) UBS Group AG and its related bodies corporate
115,904,167 (5.18%) Westpac Banking Corporation Group and its associated companies
109,855,940 (5%) AXA SA

Calendar of Events

Date Event
25 February 2016 Report (Interim)
03 September 2015 Report (Annual)
27 August 2015 Report (Prelim)
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