Aurizon Holdings: 1H22 Earnings

Aurizon Holdings is under Algo Engine buy conditions. 1H22 underlying EBITDA was down 1.5% to $727m and underlying NPAT was $257m.

We expect Bulk to continue being strong, with record crop production across Australia and new
contracts, although a soft volume outlook for Coal leaves low single-digit earnings growth at best for FY22.

The dividend was $0.105 with a payout of 75%. The forward div yield is now 5.7% and EPS growth likely to be flat to +2%. OneRail transaction is progressing with key ACCC assessment due in