Growth Portfolio: Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR)

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Published 15-SEP-2016 00:00 A.M.

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Overview: Dicker Data Limited ("Dicker Data", "the Company") is an Australian company focused on the distribution of hardware. Dicker Data acts as a distributor of leading technology brands, selling to over 3000 resellers across Australia. Dicker Data was founded in 1978 and listed on the ASX in 2011.

Catalysts: Dicker Data is experiencing sales growth has doubled revenues over the past three years. Revenue visibility in the medium- term is strong as the company has established long-term relationships with a number of high-profile customers. Dicker Data is scheduled to distribute quarterly fully-franked dividend distributions yielding ~7%. The Company has consistently paid a dividend since listing in 2011.

Hurdles: Even though Dicker Data is posting consistent revenue growth, earnings have historically been volatile which may affect the company’s ability to pay dividends. With a balance sheet gearing of 3x EBITDA, Dicker Data may be restricted to fund future growth initiatives. While management controls the majority of the stock, the ability of minority shareholders to influence the direction of the Company is impaired.

Investment View: Dicker Data offers profitable exposure to the domestic technology industry. We are attracted to its revenue growth trajectory, relationships to vendors and resellers, and history of dividend distributions. Primary risks include earnings volatility, corporate structure, and balance sheet gearing. While the Company is experiencing organic growth and from its acquisitions, the Company appears well-positioned to continue to reward shareholders via dividend distributions. Offering an attractive mix of capital growth and income we initiate coverage with a ‘buy’ recommendation.



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