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DIVESTS SE SASKATCHEWAN AND SW MANITOBA ASSETS FOR ~$1.075 BN
29 Sep 16
Impact: Neutral, as this announcement is aligned with comments made by Enbridge within the scope of the Spectra acquisition that ~$2 bn of non-core assets will be divested; however, the announcement came sooner than expected. The Company indicated that this sale will be accretive to the Fund Group's ACFFO on a per unit basis. We believe this implies that the interest savings from lowering corporate debt by $1,075 mm is greater than the ACFFO being generated by the asset base being sold. Our 2016e net debt forecast for Enbridge is $39,152 mm and this sale would notionally lower our forecast by 2.7% to ~$38,075 mm.
Enbridge Inc. (ENB) and Spectra Energy to Combine and Create $163 bn EV Infrastructure Company
07 Sep 16
ENB has announced the acquisition of Spectra Energy Corp (SE-N, not covered) for a transaction value of US$48 billion (C$61 billion). At closing, this will make ENB the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. We view the deal positively and would be buyers of the stock as we believe the strategic rationale for the transaction is strong, but that it will take a number of years for integration due to the size and scope of the transaction. We estimate that EBIT from Gas Pipelines and Processing as a percent of total EBIT will go from 8% in 2016e to 41% in 2018e due to the addition of Spectra. Our 2019e ACFFO of $5.76/share remains within the Company’s unchanged target of $5.50 to $6.00 per share.
AND SPECTRA ENERGY TO COMBINE AND CREATE $165 BN EV INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY
06 Sep 16
Impact: We believe this transformational transaction creates long-term value through the significantly increased natural gas business platform. Enbridge estimates that roughly half of its EBITDA will come from natural gas related activities if the transaction closes. The Company's long-term growth outlook for ACFFO is unchanged, the dividend growth profile has been increased and extended while diversifying the operational platform. We view all of the prior traits positively. Synergies and enhancements to product offerings are expected to be realized in the medium to long-term but near-term impacts from the transaction may lead to dilution in 2017e CFPS and EPS.
ENBRIDGE INC. (ENB) AND ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. ACQUIRE INTEREST IN BAKKEN PIPELINE SYSTEM FOR US$1.5 BN
03 Aug 16
The revised terms agreed with Maxit Capital should provide Solgold with the financial capacity to accelerate its exploration at Cascabel significantly. The ability to investigate the priority targets, some of which show a larger surface expression than the Alpala target which has received most of the exploratory work to date, enables Solgold to plan an exploration campaign which gives a more detailed view of the full scale of the Cascabel licence area. A maiden resource for the Alpala prospect will provide investors with a quantifiable benchmark against which they can assess the value of the wider licence area.
Adj EPS $0.50 (FCCe: $0.44; Street: $0.51)
02 Aug 16
Adjusted EBIT was $1.1 bn and in line with both FCC’s and the Street’s estimate of $1.1 bn. As expected, throughput volumes were negatively impacted in 2Q16 by the wildfires in northeastern Alberta, which significantly curtailed production from the oil sands; as a result, EBIT was $74 mm lower than it would have been without the outages, though, still up y/y due to new projects coming on line. Enbridge has deployed $1.8 bn of its capital program so far this year, including the Tupper gas plant acquisition ($0.5 bn) and the GTA Project ($0.9 bn), and expects to bring another $4 bn of projects into service in the next 12-months with projects that are all largely progressing on time and budget. We have assigned a 12-MTP of $55.00/share and maintain our Market Perform ranking.
REPORTS 2Q16: ADJ EPS $0.50 (FCCE: $0.44; STREET: $0.51)
29 Jul 16
Impact: Neutral. Adjusted EPS of $0.50/share was in line with street expectations of $0.50/share (FCC $0.44/share). Enbridge showed a y/y improvement of $40 mm for adjusted EBIT. Throughput volumes and EBIT were impacted in 2Q16 by the wildfires in northeastern Alberta, which curtailed production from the oil sands. The liquids mainline system is expected to return back to anticipated throughput levels in the third quarter. Despite the unexpected interruption of oil sands production, Enbridge anticipates FY2016 adjusted EBIT and ACFFO to remain within guidance of $4.4 bn - $4.8 bn and $3.80/sh-$4.50/sh, respectively.
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.
Focused on the long term
08 Dec 16
These are rare events but it is nice to see a management use its public listing advantageously to trade short-term dilution in EPS for the optionality of asymmetric upside in the long term. With over £10m already in the balance sheet, ABD has successfully raised £5.4m gross in a placing and expects to raise another £1m from an offer. We were not surprised to learn that the placing was over 3.5x oversubscribed. How many listed UK companies are positioned to take advantage of the digital revolution in the automotive industry? The additional investment in new people, facilities, products & services should be dilutive to FY2017-18 EPS but this is small price to pay to establish the leading supplier of integrated test, measurement and simulation solutions to the autonomous vehicle industry. Our forecasts assume that growth will accelerate from FY2019. We raise our target price to 575p based on 15x FY2019 EPS, equivalent to Ricardo, the only other UK stock which has embraced the optionalities offered by the technological changes in the automotive industry.
07 Dec 16
Severfield’s (SFR’s) H117 results were well ahead of the previous year; margin performance and order book development cause us to raise our FY17 profit expectations. This combination has also proved to be a catalyst for share price outperformance following the results. Revenue growth and further margin development towards management’s stated aim of doubling FY16 PBT by 2020 can sustain further progress.
Exceptional trading continues
08 Nov 16
Keywords has announced that the strong trading in localisation and audio services has continued into H216. In particular, the Synthesis business acquired in April continues to benefit from exceptionally strong trading. Full-year results are now expected to be materially ahead of consensus and we upgrade our FY16e EPS by 13%. Erring on the side of caution, we have not changed our FY17 estimates significantly. Nevertheless, we believe the company does have a platform to sustain double-digit earnings growth, and hence medium-/long-term prospects for further share appreciation remain good.
N+1 Singer - Waterman Group - Encouraging AGM statement in line with expectations
09 Dec 16
This morning’s AGM Statement confirms that trading in the first four months of the year to 31st October was in line with expectations. Revenue was slightly above the prior year period and cash collection has remained strong. The Group has reiterated its commitment to maintaining a progressive dividend policy. The statement is encouraging and we therefore leave our forecasts unchanged. We note the attractions of a 5% dividend yield and consider the shares inexpensive at 4.5x FY’17 EV/EBITDA.