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Commodity Price Update – Impact on Integrateds, Large Cap E&P, Oilsands
28 Sep 16
3Q16e WTI prices look set to average ~US$44.50/bbl vs. our $50.00/bbl prior estimate. We have also reduced our 4Q16e WTI forecasts by US$5.00 to US$50.00/ bbl, but left our 2016e+ oil & gas price deck largely unchanged. For the second time in three months we are increasing our forecasts for Canadian refined product premiums relative to New York Harbor.
Issuing Shares to Fund 2017 Permian Program & Reduce Debt
20 Sep 16
Issuing 107 mm shares at US$9.35/share to fund 2017 Permian drilling and reduce indebtedness. Management likely wants to lock in development plans for the Permian regardless of oil price for 2017e, given the apparent unlikelihood of any more asset sales to bridge the funding gap. The shares are up 228% since their February lows – timing likely seemed opportune to Encana. No change to our Market Perform ranking and US$8.00/share target price.
26 Jul 16
Our CFPS estimates for 2017e and 2018e have both increased by ~20%, as ECA has increased its 2016e D&C activity plans by almost 50% while only increasing capex guidance by ~$200 mm, as capital efficiencies have improved dramatically vs. original guidance assumptions.ECA expects increased activity will add at least 30 mboe/d (~75% liquids) to 2017e volumes, relative to its prior expectations.It appears that the DJ Basin net sale proceeds have been revised down by ~$0.2 billion without explanation.Target price increased by US$0.50 to US$8.00/share; ranking upgraded to Market Perform.
Integrateds, Oilsands & Large Caps
20 Jul 16
The Fort McMurray wildfire took more than 1.2 mmbbl/d of oilsands production offline at one point, disrupting operations of many companies within our coverage universe. We expect production estimates for many oilsands producers (HSE, IMO, SU, ATH) to be more varied than usual with more variables to account for than usual (downtime, ramp up, sales volumes). SCO prices were boosted by the wildfire, with CNQ best positioned to have taken advantage, given the upgrader at Horizon was only mildly affected by wildfires. CVE, HSE and SU likely benefited from a positive FIFO impact. We estimate a positive FIFO impact of $4-5/bbl of throughput assuming a 30 day lag, with a larger positive FIFO impact on longer lags. We are generally close to consensus for most CFPS estimates, with the exception of Suncor, where we are estimating $0.34/share versus consensus at $0.44/share. There are no target price or ranking changes with this publication.
30 Nov 16
Abzena (ABZA): Interim results indicate happy customers (BUY) | Horizonte Minerals* (HZM): Fund raise completed (CORP) | SacOil* (SAC): Half-year trading statement (CORP) | Revolution Bars (RBG): New openings (BUY) | Amino Technologies* (AMO): Multi operator FUSION roll out (CORP)
Small Cap Breakfast
29 Nov 16
Asia Pacific Investment Partner - the research-driven emerging and frontier markets real estate development business intends to float on AIM and conduct a placing in December RM Secured Direct Lending - The secured direct lending fund intends to float on the Main Market on 15 December raising up to £100m Diversified Oil & Gas— Schedule One now out. $60m to be raised. Expected admission 6 December. Creo Medical Group —UK based medical device company focused on surgical endoscopy, a recent development in minimally invasive surgery. Admission due 7 December. Fundraising details TBA.
24 Nov 16
Quixant* (QXT): Gaming gains (CORP) | SCISYS* (SSY): Bringing good news from Germany (CORP) | Hayward Tyler Group*: Contract wins (CORP) | Sound Energy (SOU): TE-7 flow rate and fund raise (BUY) | Water Intelligence* (WATR): Growth and improving returns in a defensive market (CORP) | Imaginatik* (IMTK): Interim trading update (CORP)
High grade, low cost gold
28 Nov 16
High grades and low costs mean that, in our view, Scotgold’s Cononish project could generate more than £14m a year in EBITDA. In addition to advancing funding discussions based on the compelling bankable feasibility study mine plan (which at £950/oz gold price and 8% WACC gives a project NPV of £43.0m), the company is exploring optimisation opportunities, as well as the potential for a phased approach requiring lower up front capital. We are resuming coverage with a Buy recommendation and target price of 2.2p