Infratil Ltd: One Of The Popular Stocks In New Zealand

Aug. 20, 2013 2:09 AM ET
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Infratil Limited is a New Zealand-based investment company which is engaged in the businesses in the energy, airport and public transport sectors. Its energy operations are predominantly in New Zealand and Australia. The company owns Wellington Airport in New Zealand and airports in Glasgow and Kent. It has six operating segments: TrustPower, Wellington International Airport, NZ Bus, Infratil Energy Australia, Infratil Airports Europe and Others which consists of investment activity not included in the specific categories.

The company's long term investment focus has led it to invest heavily in its people and the communities where it operates. Infratil believes that sustained quality people performance and positive relationships and involvement in communities where its businesses are based are key determinants of its financial performance.


The company was one of the world's first listed infrastructure funds when it was established and listed on the New Zealand Exchange in 1994. The company's first investment was a minority stake in TrustPower. It expanded into airport ownership in 1998 when it bought a 66% shareholding in Wellington Airport. Infratil was named Deloitte/Management Magazine Company of the Year in 2007. From its founding in 1994 to March 31 2011 Infratil delivered average annual returns of 18%.

Company's Investment Strategy

The company's main goal is to provide its shareholder with a consistent return of 20% per annum over the long term. It invests in growth infrastructure sector supporting excellent management and employee commitment to deliver top quartile financial, operational and service performance. Infratil investment strategy includes various points such as

· Its investments are long-term. The company invests in businesses which have the capacity to invest in their facilities and services.

· The company chooses sectors which offer patient investors exceptional returns. Each of its businesses has the prospect of a "step up" in value.

· The company will invest where it has expertise, or can partner with expertise and where it can influence the strategic and operational directions of the companies it invests in.

· The company prefers to invest alongside community interest.

· Its businesses are operated with the consumer as the priority.


On 31 July 2013, Infratil Limited advised that the Infrastructure Bonds maturing 15 September 2013 will be redeemed cash on 15 September 2013 and not converted into shares in Infratil Limited. On 14 August 2013 it advised that the resolutions put to the Company's annual meeting in Wellington on 13 August 2013 were passed.

Dividend History

Infratil Limited has a current market capitalization of 1.38 Billion, EPS is 0.11, P/E ratio is 21.94 and the dividend yield is 3.76% at the annual dividend payout of 0.06.


Infratil Limited is one of the best New Zealand stocks with dividends. It operates approximately 1000 buses and 7 depots in Auckland and Wellington regions. Further it also engaged in investment, advertising and wholesale energy operations Infratil Limited is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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