Deloitte SA Energy & Resources Index continues to outperform S&P/ASX indicesDOWNLOAD
3 April 2012: The Deloitte South Australian (SA) Energy &Resources (E&R) Index has again outperformed relative to the equivalent S&P/ASX benchmark indices – this time for the three months to 31 January 2012.
Deloitte Corporate Finance Partner and leader of the firm’s South Australian energy and resources industry group, Adrian O’Dea, said the Index increased by 22.7% during the three-month period.
“The S&P/ASX Energy, Utilities and Metals & Mining Indices increased by 1.3% over the same period,” he said.
“This stronger performance is due to the performance of critical stocks such as Santos, by far the biggest South Australian company by market capitalisation, Flinders Mines and Beach Energy, along with rising commodity prices.
“The performance of the Index was even more pronounced if the impact of Santos is excluded, with the Index increasing by 47.0% over the three-month period.”
The Deloitte SA E&R Index also outperformed the S&P/ASX Indices for the 12 months to 31 January 2012. It increased 27.2% (63.3% if Santos is excluded), compared to a 7.4% decrease in the S&P/ASX Indices
Market capitalisation increases
During the three-month period, the total market capitalisation of South Australian listed E&R companies increased by $1.992 billion – from $15.227 billion to $17.219 billion
Major contributors included:
Market capitalisation decreases
The most significant negative contribution to the Index was Ramelius Resources. Its share price may have decreased due to December 2011 announcement of its purchase of the Barlee gold resource from Beacon Minerals.
Additions, Removals and IPOs
The Deloitte Index is based on the market capitalisation weighted share price performance of 39 South Australian listed E&R companies.
Two companies were removed during the three- month period – Adelaide Energy, which was delisted following its takeover by Beach Petroleum, and Geothermal Resources, which was delisted following its takeover by Havilah Resources NL.
There were no IPOs or additions to the Index during the period.