Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Analysis of SP Ausnet Part 1

Background of SP Ausnet (Source: and

SP Ausnet is a subsidiary of Singapore Power (with a 51% controlling stake) and its operations are managed by staff of Singapore Power in Australia. Singapore Power is a leading energy utility company in the Asia Pacific.

With assets of S$26.3 billion at end March 2009, it is one of the largest corporations in Singapore. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses.

SP Ausnet owns and operates electricity transmission and distribution networks and gas distribution assets in Victoria, Australia. It delivers a full range of energy related products and services to more than a million industrial and domestic customers. It was listed on SGX at $1.75 per share in Dec 2005. It current trades at $1.14 a share (03/02/10).

Electricity transmission network – carrying electricity from power stations to electricity distributors across all of Victoria via 12,800 high voltage towers and approximately 6,500 kilometres of transmission lines.

Electricity distribution network – carrying electricity from the high voltage transmission grid to over 600,000 customers across eastern Victoria. This network spans approximately 46,000 kilometres across an area of 80,000 square kilometres.

Gas distribution network – transporting gas to approximately 537,000 customers across central and western Victoria. This network spans approximately 9,400 kilometres across an area of 60,000 square kilometres.

In a nutshell, SP Ausnet derives its income from the follow sources (Figure 1):

SP Ausnet has achieved commendable revenue and EBITDA growth over the last 2 quarters. Below is a screen shot (Figure 2) of its latest 1H 2009/2010 financial highlights:

Part 2 will be devoted on the revenue characteristics of SP Ausnet

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