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Good start to the year
31 Jan 17
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNGL) has already announced two encouraging updates in 2017. On 30 January, the EPC contract with KSJV was extended to the end of June 2017, giving greater construction price certainty as and when the final investment decision (FID) is taken. On 23 January, it announced a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with KG LNG terminal in India for 4mtpa for 20 years. While non-binding, this suggests the company is making progress towards financial close for Magnolia’s 8mtpa export project. As it works to retain as much cash as possible until the FID is reached, LNG is making good progress towards monetising the OSMR technology and Magnolia project. We leave our valuation unchanged, but note that if a binding contract is agreed with KG LNG it would be a major step towards realising the significant potential of the Magnolia project. Bear Head (with all environmental approvals obtained) remains a further option on the growing LNG trade in years to come.
19 Dec 16
The Magnolia project has received two positive pieces of news in the last few weeks, which helps move the process towards project sanction and possible first LNG in 2022. The Department of Energy (DoE) has authorised non-FTA exports for Magnolia’s LNG, following a decision by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to deny a rehearing on the Magnolia project requested by the Sierra Club. This is a big step as it allows for exports to all LNG markets globally including Europe, China and Japan. For the moment, we leave our valuation unchanged at A$1.3/share (falls slightly on an ADR basis to US$3.8), but note these announcements pave the way to signing offtake and financing agreements and project sanction in 2017/18.
Ready to pull the trigger on Magnolia
28 Oct 16
Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (LNGL) is a developer of LNG liquefaction facilities, initially in North America, and holds patent-protected technology that promises lower-cost, highly efficient LNG across many global markets. The company is finalising offtake and awaiting a final DoE non-FTA export order to proceed before it can reach financial close at the Magnolia project. Binding EPC contracts mean that costs of development should be contained, while production (if sanctioned soon) could start up in 2022 as the global LNG markets tighten from the current glut. We believe uncertainty over the projects is a major reason behind the current share price, which has the potential to re-rate strongly if and when the project(s) are sanctioned. Our current risked DCF approach values LNGL at A1.3$/share (US$3.9/ADR), but this could grow very materially.
Awaiting binding tolling agreements
26 Apr 16
Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (LNGL) has continued to progress the Magnolia project, with EPC contracts signed in recent months that put the project on a much firmer footing and effectively fix costs for the development (now out to 31 December 2016). Although the contracts call for a higher capital cost than previously guided, Magnolia should still be at the lower end of LNG development costs and have lower operating costs, encouraging investment by tolling partners. We expect tolling agreements to be signed in 2016 to enable financial close (the FERC order has just been received). Given the low costs and continued need for global LNG supply, we continue to believe that Magnolia should proceed, albeit in a tougher environment. We have substantially re-modelled the projects given the new information, resulting in a new NAV of A$1.0/share (US$2.8/ADR).
Assets and long-term growth
15 Jul 15
Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (LNGL) has two LNG liquefaction projects in development with planned start-ups in 2018/19. The company is using its own patent protected technology (OSMR®), which should lead to lower capex and opex costs. Lump sum turn-key contracts are being finalized, while tolling fees arrangements mean that cash flows from the projects are predictable (and material). Despite the significant share price rise in the last 18 months, our modelling indicates that there is significant value accretion available for investors. Our risked DCF approach implies a value of A$3.7/share (US$10.9/ADR), but a NAV over time reveals that this could increase to over A$9/share (US$27/ADR) in 2019.
27 Mar 17
Elecosoft* (ELCO): Steadily building profits (CORP) | Bioventix* (BVXP): Interim results lead to upgrades (CORP) | Hurricane Energy (HUR): Halifax discovery (BUY) | KBT Business Technology* (KBT): interims and contract win (CORP) | Independent Oil & Gas* (IOG): Licence updates (CORP)
GMP FirstEnergy ― UK Energy morning research package
27 Mar 17
Amerisur Resources (AMER LN)6; HOLD, £0.30: Reduced 2017e production outlook and year-end 2016 reserves | Condor Petroleum (CPI CN)8 ; BUY, C$3.50: Reports 4Q16 results and remains on track for first production from Turkey in mid-2017e | Hurricane Energy (HUR LN) (not covered): Halifax well update in the UK | Cairn Energy (CNE LN): BUY, £2.90: Update on the VR-1 well in Senegal by Far (FAR AU) (Not covered) | Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA/B LN) (not covered): Divestment of Gabonese assets
Strong trading leads to upgrades
22 Mar 17
On the back of today’s positive trading update and slightly upgraded profit forecasts for FY2017, FY2018 and FY2019 we have reviewed our DCF analysis. This has led to an increased DCF valuation per share of 1500p (from 1200p) which we have made our new target price (from 1200p). Both TFP and JC Paper have contributed to the upgrades shown in the table below as have favourable currency movements. With the potential for further upgrades due to capitalising 3DP costs to come we maintain our Add recommendation.
Small Cap Breakfast
21 Mar 17
First Sentinel—Investment company expecting NEX admission/introduction on 24 March. £636k raised pre-IPO. BioPharma Credit—Expected Gross Initial Acquisition Proceeds now c.$338m. Gross Cash Proceeds capped at $423m with placing and open offer. Results expected 23 March with admission now due 30 march. Tufton Oceanic Assets- The Company intends to invest in a diversified portfolio of second hand commercial sea-going vessels where the Investment Manager believes that an attractive opportunity exists in shipping. $150m raise. Admission 3 April.