Transpacific Industries

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Nathan Lead
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By Nathan Lead
Job title:
Senior Analyst
Date posted:
15 January 2014, 8:19 AM
Sectors Covered:
Infrastructure, Utilities

We have reviewed our valuation of Transpacific Industries (TPI) and continue to be comfortable with our share price target of A$1.30ps.

The key upcoming event is the imminent sale of TPI's NZ operations. The recent rise in the NZDAUD should be beneficial for A$ sale proceeds.

The NZ sale will likely see a significant de-leveraging of TPI's balance sheet, giving it plenty of firepower for future growth investment. It should also allow the dividend to be reinstated.

We're interested to see what impact the new CEO (Robert Boucher) will have on investor confidence. Given his operational background, we're expecting to see operating improvements. We're also hopeful that he will ensure that new debt capacity won't be squandered.

We continue to rate the stock an Add, but recognise that there is material valuation risk within the continuing Australian operations.

More information

If you are interested in finding out more about Transpacific Industries (TPI), please contact your nearest Morgans office.

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