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James Cooper, Morningstar

BUY RECOMMENDATIONS

Alumina Limited (AWC)

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A weak 2012 first half has resulted in a much weaker profit outlook for financial years 2012 and 2013. But,
importantly, operating cash flows remain positive at a time when it’s hard to see things getting worse.
The longer-term outlook for alumina and Alumina Limited remains positive, but sometimes there’s near-
term risks to negotiate. A risk is conditions remain at current atrocious levels and force an equity issue.

Sims Metal Management (SGM)

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Fiscal 2012 was an ugly for Sims with hefty goodwill impairments. Weak margins stemmed from too much
shredding capacity amid weak scrap flows and tepid ferrous trading activity. Significant cost reductions
and recovering scrap prices should lift full year 2013 earnings.

HOLD RECOMMENDATIONS

Ansell (ANN)

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Guidance for financial year 2013 suggests earnings per share will grow in mid-single to low double-
digits, before crediting a positive contribution from the Comasec acquisition amid potentially lower
raw material prices. This positive outlook reflects demand resilience, effective innovation and growth in
emerging markets.

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCL)

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The fully franked interim dividend increased 9.1 per cent to 24 cents a share. Investors, who can take full
advantage of 100 per cent franking, will still earn, at a share price of $13.50, a reasonably attractive grossed
up dividend yield of 6.3 per cent, likely to grow by at least 5 per cent a year. The shares were trading at
$13.36 on September 20.

SELL RECOMMENDATIONS

Primary Health Care (PRY)

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The Government will review pathology spending during financial year 2013 and there could be a case
to cut funding. If the Government cuts funding, the company has indicated it will shed staff. The company
has set an ambitious earnings per share growth target of between 20 per cent to 25 per cent for financial
year 2013.

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (DMP)

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Coping with softening economic trends was a central theme for most companies in 2012. Not so Domino’s,
which powered ahead with growth initiatives. Underlying net profit after tax increased by 26 per cent. Earnings momentum is expected to continue into financial year 2013. But a 2013 price/earnings
multiple of 22 times looks too high despite the growth and business quality.

 

James Samson, Lincoln Indicators

BUY RECOMMENDATIONS

Mermaid Marine Australia (MRM)

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With capital spending in the north-west offshore energy space continuing unabated – perhaps in response to
recent concerns in the minerals market – MRM offer investors good exposure to potentially strong LNG
production and development over the next three-to-five years.

Breville Group (BRG)

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BRG is a business that’s bucked the trend of retail gloom, posting strong and consistent earnings growth in the past 18 months. We believe the outlook for global sales and earnings growth remains bright despite volatile retail sentiment.

HOLD RECOMMENDATIONS

Ainsworth Game Technology (AGI)

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Having enjoyed a very strong share price run recently, this poker machine manufacturer appears to be fully
priced at current levels. While the business boasts a strong outlook and growth profile, we believe the coming year will present some challenges as the business begins to pay tax. As such, there’s limited upside at current levels.

Corporate Travel Management (CTD)

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This corporate travel services provider has performed strongly in the past 12 months. With a potential softening in employment markets for fly in, fly out workers, we believe CTD is fully priced.

SELL RECOMMENDATIONS

Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (HDF)

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With a takeover offer well and truly reflected in the current share price, we believe there’s little to be gained
from holding HDF in a volatile market. There’s also a chance the deal may not proceed. The shares were trading at $2.63 on September 20.

GWA Group (GWA)

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After posting an uninspiring full year result, GWA has dropped its policy of maintaining a floor on its dividend
payout. With continuing adversity expected in the residential construction sector, we believe the risk for
GWA remains on the downside.

 

Michael Heffernan, Lonsec

BUY RECOMMENDATIONS

Ramsay Health Care (RHC)

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This pre-eminent listed private hospital operator offers attractive sharemarket fundamentals and
continues to do well despite a difficult economic climate. The pressure on the public hospital system
leaves private hospital operators well placed, particularly as hospitalisation increases in line with
an ageing population.

CSL (CSL)

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This world-class blood plasma and pharmaceutical research business recently produced an impressive
result in a challenging international environment, and, accordingly its share price rose. Its prospects
remain sound and CSL should benefit if the US dollar climbs against the Aussie.

HOLD RECOMMENDATIONS

Computershare (CPU)

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Also delivered a reasonably sound result – albeit its outlook statement was somewhat downbeat.
However, with sharemarket activity now improving following the German Constitutional Court decision and QE3 by the US Federal Reserve Board, Computershare should reap the benefits, as it’s a key player in the delivery of post-trade equity transactions in major markets.

Virgin Australia (VAH)

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The prevalence of cheap fares and an increase in passengers are major benefits for Virgin. Its links
with Etihad and Delta Airlines, combined with its increasing emphasis on premium and business class
travellers, positions it well in the competitive airline environment.

SELL RECOMMENDATIONS

BlueScope Steel (BSL)

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While its share price has recovered from a near death experience in recent times, its medium term outlook
is clouded due to potentially softer steel demand, particularly from China. The high Australian dollar,
import competition and the carbon tax hardly paint a bright outlook going forward.

Emeco Holdings (EHL)

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Rents heavy earth moving equipment to the resources sector. But revenue is likely to be pressured as blue chip and emerging resource companies wind back exploration and mining activity. Risk averse investors should look to other sectors.

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