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Kelsian Group Ltd (KLS)

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KLS's Principal Activity is the provision of domestic public bus transport operations, international public bus transport operations, domestic ferry services, tourism cruises, charter cruises and accommodated cruising, coach tours and travel agency services and packaged holidays.

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ASX Rank 229 of 2,413
Sector Rank 22 of 187

Key Fundamentals

Shares Issued
Sector Industrials
Similar Companies SLK / JLG / IPH
EPS $0.124
DPS $0.07
Book Value Per Share $2.78

Broker Consensus

Breakdown 11 Buy · 2 Hold · 0 Sell
Recommendation Strong Buy
Last Updated 09/05/22


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Corporate Overview

Kelsian Group Limited (KLS, formerly Sealink Travel Group Limited)is Australia's land and marine transport service provider and tourism operator, with established operations in London and Singapore.

Incorporation Details

No incorporation details available.

Corporate Details

Head Office Adelaide SA 5000
Registry BoardRoom
Auditor Ernst & Young
Date Listed 16 Oct 2013

Upcoming Calendar (Forecasted)

Date Event
24/08/2022 Report (Prelim)
23/09/2022 Report (Annual)
22/02/2023 Report (Interim)

Dividend History

DPS and Yield calculations use the Pay Date.

Ex-Date Amount Franking Gross Type Payable
11/03/2022 $0.07 100% $0.10 Interim 31/03/2022

See Upcoming Dividends for all ASX companies.

Key Data
DPS(TTM) $0.07
Gross DPS(TTM) $0.10
Dividend yield
Gross yield
Payout Ratio 83%
DRP Features -

Directors & Management

Directors & Management

Name Title Since Bio
Mr Lance Hockridge Non-Executive Director Jul 2020

Mr Lance Hockridge

Non-Executive Director

Mr Hockridge has international experience in the transportation, manufacturing and logistics sectors with a focus on safety, operational and financial transformation of businesses. Mr Hockridge was previously the Managing Director and CEO of Aurizon Holdings Limited 2010 to 2016) following the demerger of Queensland Rail and QR National from a government owned railway to an ASX50 company. Other notable accomplishments as an executive include the oversight of BHP's global transport business, together with key roles in financial and operational reform in the heavy industrial sector and leading a major turnaround for BlueScope Steel's North American operations. Mr Hockridge is also currently Chair of the Salvation Army Queensland Advisory Council, and an active advocate for diversity in the workforce. Mr Hockridge became a member of the Risk Committee and People, Culture Committee in July 2020.

Mr Neil Espie Smith Non-Executive Director Jan 2020

Mr Neil Espie Smith

Non-Executive Director

Mr Smith was one of the founding shareholders and the former of the Transit Systems Group prior to the acquisition by SeaLink. He has over 30 years of commuter transport operations experience. Mr Smith commenced his career within the Sydney bus industry, before acquiring a number of bus operations in rural NSW and then Queensland. In 1995, Mr Smith joined with Graham Leishman and Lance Francis to found Transit Systems and in 2013, was a founding shareholder of Tower Transit.

Mr Clint Feuerherdt Chief Executive Officer Jan 2020
Ms Joanne McDonald Legal Counsel,Company Secretary Jul 2018
Mr Andrew David Muir Chief Financial Officer,Company Secretary Jun 2018
Ms Fiona Hele Non-Executive Director Sep 2016

Ms Fiona Hele

Non-Executive Director

Ms Hele has over 25 years experience in both the private and public sectors specialising in strategic business advisory, mergers and acquisition, risk management and corporate governance. Ms Hele is also a Director of Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, Celsus Securitisation Pty Ltd and the South Australian Water Corporation. Past Directorships include the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Ms Hele is Chair of the Risk Committee.

Ms Andrea Joy Powys Staines Non-Executive Director Feb 2016

Ms Andrea Joy Powys Staines

Non-Executive Director

Ms Staines has experience in the transport and tourism sector and is a former CEO of Qantas subsidiary, Australian Airlines (mk II), which she co-launched. Ms Staines is currently Deputy Chair of Australia Post and sits on the boards of UnitingCare Qld and ASX listed Acumentis. Ms Staines has been a professional non-executive director for fifteen years and has held previous directorships with a range of entities including NZX listed Freightways, ASX listed Aurizon, QIC, Tourism Australia, North Queensland Airports and Australian Rail Track Corporation. Ms Staines is Chair of the Company's People, Culture Committee.

Mr Jeffrey R. Ellison Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman Aug 2013

Mr Jeffrey R. Ellison

Non-Executive Director,Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Ellison previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of SeaLink since 1997 and was appointed Managing Director in 2008. Mr Ellison retired as Managing Director and CEO on 16 January 2020 and following a month of transition as an Executive Director, became a non-executive director from 17 February 2020. He was subsequently appointed Acting Chair with effect from 1 July 2020 and Chair on 23 February 2021. Mr Ellison is Deputy Chair of Tourism Australia and Chair of Hayborough Investment Partners Pty Ltd. Mr Ellison is a former Board member of the South Australian Tourism Commission, Tourism and Transport Forum Australia, the Adelaide Convention Centre and the South Australian Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium Board.

Mr Terry J. Dodd Non-Executive Director Mar 2011

Mr Terry J. Dodd

Non-Executive Director

Mr Dodd has experience in business management and the marine industry. After qualifying as a commercial diver in the USA and working as a commercial diver in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, he successfully established a recreational diving business and a travel agency in North Queensland. Mr Dodd is Managing Director and owner of Pacific Marine Group Pty Ltd, one of Australia's largest marine construction and commercial diving companies. Mr Dodd was previously Managing Director of Sunferries, a ferry transport business based in Townsville, prior to its sale to SeaLink in March 2011 when Mr Dodd joined the Board of SeaLink. Mr Dodd is a member of the Company's People, Culture Committee.

Mr Christopher David Smerdon Non-Executive Director May 2004

Mr Christopher David Smerdon

Non-Executive Director

Mr Smerdon has experience in the Information Technology and Cyber Security field having established and built companies with national and international operations. He is currently Managing Director of Vectra Corporation, a company that provides specialist Cyber Security services to organisations globally handling sensitive data, financial information and large volumes of credit card transactions. Clients include banks, telcos, payment gateways, airlines and utilities. Mr Smerdon is a member of the Company's and Risk Committee. Mr Smerdon has previously held directorships on both government and public company boards.

G Legh Chief Development Officer N/A
G Balkin Chief Operating Officer - Australian Bus N/A
D Gauci Chief Operating Officer - Marine & Tourism N/A
R Carpenter Chief People and Culture Officer N/A
W Toh Managing Director - Singapore N/A

Director Transactions

KLS directors must report any change in shareholding to the ASX within 5 business days.

See Director Transactions for all ASX companies.

Date Director Type Amount Price Value Notes
15/03/22 Neil Smith Sell +5,000,000 $6.87 ($34,350,000) As advised by the company

Director Interests

The current holdings of KLS directors.

Director Last Notice Direct Shares Indirect Shares Options Convertibles
Neil Smith 15/03/2022 N/A 25,444,556 N/A N/A
Jeffrey Ellison 30/06/2021 N/A 5,049,769 N/A N/A
Terry Dodd 30/06/2021 N/A 5,386,578 N/A N/A
Christopher Smerdon 30/06/2021 N/A 5,686,875 N/A N/A
Fiona Hele 30/06/2021 N/A 38,172 N/A N/A
Lance Hockridge 30/06/2021 N/A 100,000 N/A N/A
Andrea Staines 15/02/2016 0 N/A N/A N/A

Shareholder Info

Top 20 Shareholders

Data supplied by Morningstar and accurate on Aug 26, 2021.

It's not possible to publish a real-time Top 20 Shareholder list. Companies are not obliged to report this data (with the exception of Substantial Shareholders above 5%). If a company chooses to publish the data, it's usually once a year in their Annual Report.

All data is manually compiled so there might be a delay between the Annual Report being published and the data appearing on Market Index (<7 days for ASX 300 and up to 30 days for micro-caps).

Name Shares Capital
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 22,755,873 10.42%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 19,884,880 9.10%
Relay (Australia) Pty Ltd - The Relay (Australia) A/C 18,671,572 8.55%
Finchton Enterprises Pty Ltd - The Leishman Family No 2 A/C 18,371,572 8.41%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 16,479,897 7.55%
National Nominees Limited 11,795,226 5.40%
Accuro Trustees (Jersey) Ltd - The Inubia Paulista A/C 11,772,984 5.39%
Windfury Pty Limited - The Cleveland Transport A/C 9,200,000 4.21%
Sarto Pty Ltd - R Zappia & Sons P/Fund A/C 6,326,960 2.90%
Smith Feuerherdt Holdings Pty Ltd - The Rubicon A/C 5,044,171 2.31%
Leishman Australia Pty Ltd - The Leishman Enterprises A/C 4,628,428 2.12%
Sunrop Pty Ltd - Sunrop Unit A/C 4,202,503 1.92%
Prescott No 22 Pty Ltd - The Prescott No 22 A/C 4,137,000 1.89%
Equilink Pty Ltd - F A Mann Family A/C 3,721,000 1.70%
Aristos Nominees Pty Ltd - Bj Mayfield Family A/C 3,363,692 1.54%
Cs Third Nominees Pty Limited - HSBC Cust Nom Au Ltd 13 A/C 2,500,194 1.14%
Mr Jr Ellison & Mrs Ta Ellison - Ellison Superannuation A/C 2,500,000 1.14%
Belahville Pty Ltd 2,432,144 1.11%
Hebden Pty Ltd - J R Ellison Family A/C 2,324,769 1.06%
Witron Pty Ltd - Wittmann Retire Fund A/C 1,875,833 0.86%

Shareholder Distribution

As reported in the most recent Annual Report.

Holding Size 1 - 1,000 1,001 - 5,000 5,001 - 10,000 10,001 - 100,000 100,001+ Total
No. of Shareholders 1,301 1,386 551 528 79 3,845

Substantial Shareholders

A substantial shareholder is a person or entity that owns 5% or more of the voting shares in a company. Shares can be held through multiple entities, so the Substantial Shareholders list differs from the Top 20 Shareholders list.

Shareholding changes less than 1% do not require notification to the market. When all “Last Notice” dates are identical, it suggests that no (or minimal) change has occurred since the most recent Annual Report.

Name Last Notice Total Shares Shares Held (%)
SeaLink Travel Group Limited 26/08/2021 36,434,976 16.68
Smith Entities 15/03/2022 25,444,556 11.65
Leishman Entities 20/02/2022 23,000,000 10.53

Shareholders Buying

12 month transaction history compiled from ASX announcements.

Date Name Bought Previous % New %
26-08-21 Bennelong Funds Management Group Pty Ltd 12,658,284 -- 5.80

Shareholders Selling

12 month transaction history compiled from ASX announcements.

Date Name Sold Previous % New %
16-03-22 Bennelong Funds Management Group Pty Ltd 12,658,284 5.80 --
15-03-22 Smith Entities 5,000,000 13.94 11.65
20-02-22 Leishman Entities 44,688,727 30.99 10.53

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