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MCY - Mercury profile

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Mercury NZ 


NZX code: MCY
Short name: Mercury
Legal name: Mercury NZ Limited
Industry sector: Electricity generation 
NZX50 rank: 9 of 50
Head office address: The Mercury Building 33, Newmarket, Auckland 1023
Chairman: Prue Flacks
Chief executive: Vince Hawksworth
Financial year ended: June
Locations: New Zealand
Auditor: EY
Bankers: ANZ, ASB, BNZ, CCB, MUFG, Mizuho Bank, Westpac

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Financial statement history

A. Recent trading and performance summary:

NPAT Earnings
per share
fye June bln mln cents
2018 $1.798 $234 17.0
2019 $2.001 $357 26.2
2020 $1.768 $209 15.2
2021 $2.045 $141 10.4
2022 $2.188 $469 34.3
2023 $2.730 $103 7.4

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B. Recent financial position summary:

fye June bln bln %
2018 $6.11 $2.80 54.2
2019 $6.48 $2.95 54.5
2020 $6.88 $3.14 54.3
2021 $7.98 $3.79 52.5
2022 $9.66 $4.91 49.2
2023 $9.42 $4.60 51.2

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C. Recent cash flows and positions:

Cash and equiv. 
at year end
fye June mln mln mln
2018 $376 $401 $5
2019 $424 $335 $94
2020 $352 $367 $79
2021 $380 $296 $163
2022 $436 $534 $65
2023 $875 $271 $75

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D. Recent key ratio analysis:

per share
NTA/share Dividend
fye June cents annual avg dollars annual avg %
2018 17.0 19.8 2.33 4.48
2019 26.3 17.7 2.54 3.33
2020 15.4 30.5 2.69 3.36
2021 10.4 64.1 3.00 2.55
2022 34.3 16.5 3.35 3.54
2023 0.07 85.2 3.40 4.53

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Description of trading activities 

"Mercury NZ Limited is a New Zealand electricity generation and electricity retailing company. All of the company's electricity generation is renewable. It owns and operates nine hydroelectric generating stations on the Waikato River and five geothermal plants in the Taupo area"

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CEO profile

Vince Hawksworth is the CEO of Mercury NZ Limited and was appointed in March 2020. Hawksworth previously held roles as CEO for Trust Power, and Hydro Tasmania for 13 years prior. Hawksworth has an Executive MBA Master's degree from the University of Waikato and is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. Hawksworth started his career in the energy sector, where he was based in Huntly, at the Power Station. Formerly also a leader in the demerger of Tilt Renewables from Trustpower and later oversaw the acquisition of Tilt's New Zealand assets by Mercury.

Chairman Profile

Prue Flacks was appointed a directory of Mercury in May 2010 and became chair of the board in September 2019. Previously, she was a commercial lawyer and partner at Russell McVeagh for 20 years. Flacks is currently a director of BNZ and a chair of Queenstown Airport Corporation. Flacks is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors. Flack's main expertise is in corporate and regulatory matters, corporate finance, capital markets, and business restructuring. Flacks is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors, a former Director of Chorus Limited, Bank of New Zealand, and Chair of Queenstown Airport. 


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