Riding Australia’s civil infrastructure pipeline: $110 billion for the taking

Riding Australia’s civil infrastructure pipeline: $110 billion for the taking

Date of Report: Market close on Tuesday, 8th February
ASX: DCGPrice: A$0.310

52 Week Range: $0.285 - 0.615

Market Cap: $48.09 million

Sector: Capital goods

Every second week we invite a leading fund manager to present at The Insider: Meet the Fund Manager. In August, Alex Waislitz, of Thorney Investment Group, selected Decmil Group as one of his three favourite stocks looking at the business’s growth prospects and refreshed leadership.

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Australia’s push towards rebuilding its COVID-affected economy received a shot in the arm last year with the government’s $110 billion infrastructure plan – coinciding, perhaps poetically, with civil engineering company Decmil looking to rebuild itself after a couple of turbulent years.

A favourite stock of Australian billionaire investor Alex Waislitz, Decmil Group Limited (ASX: DCG) is a design, engineering, construction and maintenance company established in 1978, with operations across most Australian states and territories.

Speaking to Reach Markets in August, Mr Waislitz said Decmil could be slated for a comeback, citing its recapitalised balance sheet, growth capabilities and strengthened leadership in the form of highly experienced industry stalwart Dickie Dique and other senior executives.

“This company has got the potential to have revenues north of half a billion dollars going forward in 2022 and beyond in 2023, so in a sense a new beginning for this company that’s been around for a while,” the Thorney Investment Group boss said at the time.

Following Mr Waislitz’s recommendation, Mr Dique joined us on The Insider: Meet the CEOs in November to discuss Decmil’s refreshed profile and future plans in the resources, infrastructure, energy and construction sectors.

“Our focus for 2021 was on winning work in these sectors, project delivery and maintaining strong client relationships,” said Mr Dique, adding Decmil had ~$400 million in contracts for FY22 – a figure he expected would continue to grow.

Among these is the $175 million Albany Ring Road project, which Mr Dique flagged as a major undertaking of national significance: “It provides safe and reliable access to the Port of Albany, reducing heavy haulage traffic in residential areas and gives trucks direct access to the port.”

The CEO highlighted Decmil’s solutions and collaboration-oriented values, and its proven track record, as being key in helping the company secure further government contracts, and said the company was up to the challenges that come with operating in regional areas.

“We’re not just trying to be a number out there; we are actually part of the community and that makes it a lot easier.”

Mr Dique’s intentions for the 40-year-old company are clear: “We consider all opportunities and risks to try to ensure that we’re going to be around for the next 40 years and that we’re going to be delivering value for all our stakeholders for the next 40-plus years.”

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The CEOs of all the companies chosen as Fund Manager favourite stocks are invited to present at our Meet the CEO series. Reach does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information provided, and the views expressed are not reflective of Reach Markets position.
Any advice contained within this presentation is general advice and does not consider your personal circumstance, you should consider whether it’s appropriate for you.
The information we are giving you is for educational purposes only. “Investing is about understanding your risk” and every time you invest in the share market there is a risk of loss.