Aurizon Holdings FY20 earnings beat expectations with EBIT of $910m, this was within the mid point of FY20 guidance of $880-930m.
FY21 EBIT guidance was 6% lower than consensus. Forward yield remains attractive at 5.%. Little in the way of EPS growth and a 100% dividend payout ratio provides a cap to the upside.
AZJ has initiated a new $300m on-market buyback which will help underpin the stock price. This is a good candidate for an at-the-money buy-write to drive portfolio cash flow.