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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.
08 Dec 16
Elderstreet stake acquired 02 GENERAL NEWS Globalworth premium In this issue Venture capital firm Draper Esprit has taken a 30.8% stake in venture capital trust manager Elderstreet. Both investment managers focus on the technology sector and they will be able to co-invest. Elderstreet has investments in a number of AIM-quoted companies through its VCTs. The purchase was funded by an issue of Draper Esprit shares worth just over £250,000. Simon Cook, the chief executive of Draper Esprit, is a former partner at Elderstreet so he knows the business and the people who run it, although he did leave more than 14 years ago. Cook has previously acquired portfolios from 3i and Cazenove, two other firms where he has worked. Draper Esprit has an option to acquire the remaining shares in Elderstreet, which has more than £25m under management. Adding Elderstreet to the group enables Draper Esprit to offer investors a range of EIS funds, VCTs and an ISA qualifying listed evergreen patient capital fund. The enlarged group has venture capital assets under management of more than £350m. At the end of September 2016, Draper Esprit had a net asset value of 352p a share, which is similar to the current share price. The June 2016 flotation price was 300p a share. Draper Esprit is quoted on Ireland’s Enterprise Securities Market as well as AIM.
01 Nov 16
Since our last outlook note, Quadrise has begun to supply MSAR for extended LONO sea trials, paving the way for commercial adoption from calendar H217 onwards. In August it signed a memorandum of understanding with clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which is a key enabler for progressing the production-to-combustion pilot there. In October it completed a placing and open offer raising a total of £5.25m (gross). This should enable it to transition comfortably to the commercial phase on successful completion of the LONO and KSA trials.
Dividends reinstated; is it time to turn (more) optimistic?
08 Dec 16
Glencore continues to surprise the markets, earlier with its fast pace of asset disposals and now with the reinstatement of dividends. The following were the key details shared with investors in a meeting held on 1 December 2016: 1/ completed $6.3bn of asset disposals; 2/ reduced net debt (including readily marketable inventories) by $12.5bn over the last 18 months; 3/ reiterated trading’s 2016 EBIT guidance towards the upper end of the $2.5-2.7bn range; 4/ expects healthy annualised 2016 free cash flows – even at Q1 16 commodity price lows; at 2017 forward prices, FCFs are guided to be $6.5bn; 5/ dividends would be reinstated from 2017 – with $1bn to be paid in two equal tranches in H1 and H2; thereafter (i.e. 2018 onwards), $1bn would be a fixed annual dividend payment (banking on the stability of trading’s cash flows) plus a minimum 25% of FCFs from industrial activities. Production guided to grow Source – Investor Presentation December 2016 While copper would be negatively impacted by the end-of-life impact at Alumbera and the Ernest Henry divestment, the output for all other commodities is guided to be higher (in varying degrees).
Raising Target Price to 2,500p per share
01 Nov 16
Royal Dutch reported clean EPS of US$0.35, nearly 50% ahead of consensus. More importantly, cash flow jumped QoQ to US$8.5bn which should go a long way to confirming Shell’s capacity to maintain the current dividend, despite the increase in gearing to 29.2%. Upstream returned to profitability on an underlying basis for the first time since 1Q15. We believe these results confirm our view that Shell’s dividend can and will be maintained at US$0.47 per quarter and we increase our Target Price to 2,500p per share, given further sterling weakness.