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Underperform for Anglo American Diamond Company – RBC

02 february 2009

RBC Capital market has given the Anglo American diamond miner an Underperform, Average Risk rating, citing structural and strategic challenges facing the company’s management, Israelidiamond.co.il reported.
“We are initiating coverage on Anglo American with an Underperform, Average Risk rating and £11/share target price,” RBC said in a research note.
“The challenges facing management, besides low commodity prices and high debt, will be to reduce exposure to structurally high costs in certain Anglo Platinum mines and to address structural issues (including diamonds), both of which, we believe, will be an impediment to a re-rating of the shares, RBC said.
“Under CEO Cynthia Carroll, Anglo has continued its strategy of focusing on core materials such as coal, iron ore, and copper. With the ongoing collapse in global credit markets and a dwindling list of buyers, the potential sale of non-core assets is likely on hold for the time being. We believe investors will wait for Anglo to successfully execute its strategy before buying the stock.”
RBC said it expected dividends to be under pressure in 2009.
“With rising debt levels and declining cash flows, it is likely Anglo's dividend policy will come under review in the next 12-18 months. We believe Anglo will make a concerted effort to maintain a $1.24/sh annual dividend through the expected downturn in 2009 and possibly 2010.”
“Anglo has consistently traded at or below the group average on a P/NAV, P/E and P/CF basis over the past five years, leading us to believe it is unlikely that the company will receive premium multiples in the foreseeable future. We rate Anglo American shares Underperform, Average Risk. At the current stock price, there is a -12% total return to our target price,” said RBC.