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Companies: ABDP, AFHP, AVON, CDM, ENT, IQE, JET2, MKS, MMH, PTEC, RRE
Rockrose Energy (RRE)
"RockRose has quickly managed to establish itself as a significant North Sea player, with an acquired portfolio of assets which were non-core to the sellers but material for a company of RockRose’s size. We initiate coverage with a BUY recommendation and a TP of 1460p, representing significant potential upside of 156% from the current share price, a gap we believe will close quickly once investors realise RockRose is trading at a sharp discount to fundamental value..."
"IQE has announced an immediate slowdown in shipments of VCSEL wafers, which materially affects FY18 revenues and profitability, and has issued revised guidance. Although we have cut our EPS estimates by 43% and 24% for FY18 and FY19 respectively, we note this is a short-term problem that does not impact the prospects for photonics growth in the medium term. Our revised estimates give an indicative value of 73p/share..."
"Maiden interim results reflect the successful launch of F1 2018 and the increasing share of digital revenues. The investment case is based around three established franchises, with large fan bases and the potential to double revenues..."
AB Dynamics (ABDP)
"AB Dynamics has reported FY 2018 revenue and Adjusted PBT in line with our estimates, which were revised in October when the Group announced that it would significantly exceed market expectations. Both numbers are at record levels..."
AFH Financial Group (AFHP)
"FY2018 beat expectations. The year saw success in six major areas: 16 acquisitions made; historic acquisitions integrated to plan; strong organic new business; margins raised; EPS up more than 30%; capital raised to continue to consolidate the industry..."
Dart Group (DTG)
"Dart Group has released strong interim FY19 results, citing a particularly strong season for Leisure Travel, which contrasts well with weaker commentary from peers in recent weeks. Cost pressures are rising which will impact margins but we see attractions in the Group’s strategy, attractive package holiday offering and approach to customer service. Maintain buy..."
Marshall Motor (MMH)
"We note the unscheduled trading update released this morning by Marshall Motor Holdings (MMH), confirming better than expected trading in the used car market. Together with continued growth in the aftersales business and strong operational initiatives this is driving growth in underlying PBT vs 2017A. As a result, the company now expects adj. PBT in 2018E to be ahead of 2017 (continuing basis). We update our forecasts accordingly to reflect this, which triggers a 14% upgrade to our previously below consensus estimates..."
Avon Rubber (AVON)
"Avon Rubber’s FY18 report demonstrates the success of the new business strategy, delivering growth across both divisions. The product portfolio has been updated and the company is winning contracts in new geographies. The company has also taken action to address its business structure and production footprint. We see continued opportunity for organic growth supported by selective bolt-on acquisitions..."
"Following the resignation of Sports Minister Tracey Crouch, the UK government has bowed to pressure to bring forward the reduction in FOBT stake limits, from October 2019 to April 2019. The planned increase in remote gaming duty (from 15% to 21%) will also commence in April. We reduce our FY19 EBITDA by a further £95m and net debt/EBITDA now peaks at 3.0x in FY19. Our FY20 estimates are broadly unchanged..."
"Management reported that overall performance since 30 June is consistent with performance seen at the time of the half year results, reported on 23 August. B2B Gaming in line with trends reported at half year and Asia has stabilised at an annual run-rate of €150m. In B2C Gaming, momentum in Snaitech has continued into in the 2H18. TradeTech continued to display positive moment in the 2H18, though market movements favoured customers in September and October. Plus500 shares sold and €530m bond offering completed..."
Marks And Spencer Group (MKS)
"We feel that M&S is entering a period of forecast attrition as it tries to reposition against a background of continuing weak demand. This is likely to be exacerbated by execution issues in our view. We believe that these are resulting from Too Much Disruption and Not Enough Control. We have reduced our current year estimate below £500m and expect PBT to decline again in 2019/20..."