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TSX listing approval
21 Jun 16
Since our last update note, Euromax has announced a number of developments that represent a systematic de-risking of the Ilovica project, including 1) the first tranche of convertible debt funding by CCC and similar financing by the EBRD; 2) submission of the EIA to the Macedonian Ministry of Environment as the first step for its international ESIA; 3) German government confirmation of UFK eligibility for the debt financiers of Ilovica; and finally, yesterday 4) approval to move to the main board of the TSX.
Strategic relationships cemented
18 Apr 16
On 8 April, Euromax announced that it is to raise up to US$30m via a strategic alliance with the mining finance vehicle of Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC). The raising will be in three tranches: a C$5.2m 9% convertible loan note this month, convertible at an equity price of C$0.40/share, plus (subject to the Ilovica project proceeding and CC Mining approval) US$5m in equity in tandem with up to US$20m in the form of a 10-year subordinated, secured loan facility at Libor plus 8%.
30 Mar 16
On 6 January, Euromax (EOX) released the results of its feasibility study on its 100%-owned Ilovica gold-copper porphyry project. At a headline discount rate of 5%, the reported post-tax NPV was US$440.1m (US$3.77/share), while the pre-tax IRR was 19.8%. Significantly, the estimate of initial capex reduced to US$474.3m cf US$501.8m in the 2014 pre-feasibility study. The result is indicative of a more capital-efficient project and comes despite the DFS using lower long-term metals prices.
Definitive feasibility study results
07 Jan 16
On 6 January, Euromax released the results of its feasibility study on its 100%-owned Ilovica gold-copper porphyry project, conducted by Amec Foster Wheeler, Tetra Tech, DMT, Golder Associates and Schlumberger, amongst others. While reported pre-tax and post-tax NPVs (using a 5% discount rate) are lower than the corresponding figures in 2014’s pre-feasibility study (PFS), at US$513.0m and US$440.1m (vs US$675m and US$558m) respectively, the corresponding internal rates of return are higher, at 19.8% and 17.8% (vs 18.6% and 16.5%). This is as a result of lower initial capex (US$474.3m vs US$501.8m, including contingency) and the more efficient phasing of cash flows. The result is indicative of a more efficient project in capital terms, which is likely to manifest itself in lower future dilution to equity holders, and comes despite the definitive feasibility study using lower long-term metal prices of US$1,220/oz Au and US$2.90/lb Cu (vs US$1,250/oz and US$3.00/lb in the PFS).
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).
Conviction List Q4 2016
05 Oct 16
Since its inception in 2010, the Conviction List has outperformed the market in 13 of 18 periods and a reinvested Conviction List would have returned 255% against a Small Companies index that would have returned 130%. Our Conviction List returned 3.7% over the last quarter; this was set against the benchmark UK Small Companies index that returned 11.3% over the same period. Our Q4 portfolio reflects our outlook for a temporary sweet spot for UK growth during the second half of 2016. The downside risk from the uncertainty of the EU Referendum result has been countered by stimulus from the Bank of England, signs of a looser fiscal stance and an 18% YoY reduction in the Sterling Exchange Rate. Compressed corporate fixed income spreads continue to provide a valuation underpin for global equities.