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COMPLETES ALL TURBINE INSTALLATION AT GEMINI PROJECT
24 Aug 16
Impact: Neutral. This announcement is in line with our prior expectations as we have estimated precompletion revenues to continue to escalate throughout the final construction phases. We believe this announcement will further de-risk potentials suitors views of Northland's offshore wind potential in Europe. Recall, Northland initiated a strategic review process on July 12, 2016.
Reports 2Q16 Results
12 Aug 16
Northland missed on some expectations in the quarter, but it continues to get good results with its project management. The Company continues to advance its $6 bn construction portfolio on budget; construction at both Gemini and Nordsee One continues to proceed ahead of schedule. As announced on July 12, Management is pursuing strategic alternatives for the Company’s next phase as well as new projects around the world. We maintain our 12-MTP of $25.00/share and Market Perform ranking.
REPORTS 2Q16 RESULTS
10 Aug 16
Impact: Neutral. Northland missed on some expectations in the quarter, but it continues to get good results with its project management. The Company continues to advance its $6 bn construction portfolio on time and budget; both Gemini and Nordsee One continue to hit their marks. Management has left its previous FY2016 EBITDA guidance range of $500 mm to $530 mm unchanged. As announced on July 12, Management is pursuing strategic alternatives for the Company's next phase.
Seeks Strategic Alternatives
13 Jul 16
Northland Power announced on July 12, 2016 that it was pursuing strategic alternatives. Although there are a number of alternatives open to Northland, we think the most likely outcome is a sale of the Company.Northland has an asset development team that can turn projects into cashproducing assets, which we think will be attractive to potential buyers.With the Company focusing on near-term liquidity rather than long-term dividend sustainability, we have raised our 12-month target price to $25.00/share, which reflects a 2019 cash on cash yield of ~9%, or an 11x multiple of the free cash flow we expect in FY2019.
PURSUING STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES
12 Jul 16
Northland Power announced on July 12, 2016 that it was pursuing strategic alternatives to "review the options available for the next phase of the company's growth" and has retained financial advisors for this purpose. Northland believes this review is appropriate as it pursues the next phase of growth. Management still intends to advance its current ~$6 bn in construction projects in progress and pursue a 'business as usual' mentality until its future direction is determined.
SETTLES DISPUTE WITH CONTRACTOR H.B. WHITE
07 Jul 16
On July 7, 2016, Northland announced its agreement with H.B. White Canada Corp. (HBWC) to settle all disputes and claims with regards to five ground-mounted solar projects in Ontario. At the same time, HBWC announced that it has filed CCAA in Ontario in concurrence with the settlement with Northland. The settlement agreements are conditional upon the CCAA proceeding receiving approval, after which, Northland would receive $6 mm, as well as other relief. Northland also anticipates that with CCAA approval, all liens and filed claims relating to Northland will be dropped by HBWC. All arbitration proceedings have been halted until the CCAA ruling.
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.
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.
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.