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Reinforcement through little acquisitions
30 Jan 17
Q4 revenues have increased by 7% yoy while EBITDA grew by 6% thanks to the consolidation of Anvia. Adjusted for this acquisition, revenues were, however, up by 2.5% while the EBITDA was up by nearly 3.5%. Elisa has given a relatively cautious outlook for 2017: full-year revenue and EBITDA are estimated to be at the same level or slightly higher than in 2016. Full-year capex is expected to be a maximum of 13% of revenue (a number below the average of its peers but it’s quite logical given that Elisa’s 4G LTE network is already covering 100% of Finland). But this outlook does not include the recent Starman acquisition (for c.€150m) in Estonia. Note Elisa is providing temporary loan funding to sellers (which will be repaid on the closing of the acquisition and in April 2017) so the net debt at end 2016 (€1.12bn) already includes the acquisition price of Starman.
Still expensive for a no-growth story
18 Jul 16
Q2 revenues increased by 1% yoy while EBITDA grew by 2% thanks to continued efficiency improvements. A quarter perfectly in line with expectations after a slightly better than expected Q1 (revenues were up by 2% yoy but EBITDA had grown in parallel by 6%). Elisa has raised slightly its outlook for 2016: full-year revenue and EBITDA are now estimated to be slightly higher than in 2015 (vs at the same level before). Full-year capex is still expected to be a maximum of 12% of revenue (quite logical given that Elisa’s 4G LTE network is already covering 98% of Finland).
Ahead of schedule after solid EBITDA growth in Q1
15 Apr 16
A slightly better than expected Q1 for Elisa with revenues up by 2% yoy (to €390m), a number in line with expectations but EBITDA grew in parallel by 6% yoy (to €137m) thanks to continued efficiency improvements. The outlook for 2016 is unchanged: full-year revenue and EBITDA are estimated to be at the same level as in 2015. Full-year capex is expected to be a maximum of 12% of revenue (quite logical given that Elisa’s 4G LTE network is already covering 98% of Finland).
A good Q4 but a no growth story for 2016
02 Feb 16
A slightly better than expected Q4 for Elisa with revenues up by 5% yoy (to €404m) while the EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, also grew by 5% yoy (to €131m) thanks to continued efficiency improvements. Note an exceptional charge of €3m which relates to personnel reductions. The outlook for 2016 is quite similar to the one given last year: full-year revenue and EBITDA are estimated to be at the same level as in 2015. Full-year capex is expected to be a maximum of 12% of revenue (quite logical given that Elisa’s 4G LTE network is already covering 98% of Finland).
Slight growth in Q2
16 Jul 15
An as expected Q2 for Elisa with revenues up by 2% yoy (to €390m) while the EBITDA grew by 3% yoy (to €131m) thanks to continued efficiency improvements. Remember that three months ago Elisa had kicked off the telcos' Q1 release season with stable revenues and a slight 2% increase in the EBITDA. The outlook for 2015 is unchanged: full-year revenue and EBITDA are estimated to be at the same level as in 2014. Full-year capex is expected to be a maximum of 12% of revenue (quite logical given that Elisa’s 4G LTE network is already covering 97% of Finland).
FY 2016 results confirm further strong delivery
21 Mar 17
Gamma’s FY 2016 revenues, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS numbers were a touch ahead of our estimates. We make small upward adjustments to forecasts for all three years of our forecast horizon reflecting that performance. Gamma is capitalising on its position as a nimble player in an attractive marketplace. It made strong progress in 2016 as Voice over IP technology drove uptake of SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX services - both areas where Gamma has strong platforms. In addition, data services reflected Gamma’s investment in its network, channel partner numbers increased again and the indirect business accordingly showed strong revenue growth. The Direct Business also produced good growth and won some significant new contracts. The outlook statement is ’enthusiastic’ about the current year and comments that the Board ‘remains open to suitable M&A opportunities and areas for strategic capital investment’. Overall, an optimistic picture, in our view.
Making Mobiles Better
17 Jan 17
Mobile phones are increasingly the key connection for the modern world. This means that the performance of mobile phones, and their networks, is going to become more critical for all the apps and businesses that rely on them. New technologies such as VR, AR, and AV will need better, more reliable connections to really move into the mainstream. In this thematic piece we attempt to identify some of the most important issues facing mobile phone networks and their users, and start to identify solutions and enablers that will solve these problems and create value by doing so.
Panmure Morning Note 13-06-2016
13 Jun 16
More news on 5G means a favourable read-across for the key 5G ‘name’ – Spirent. Today the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has gathered 10 partner organisations together to run a 5G test in North Groningen – tests to be carried out at the end of the year. This is favourable for Spirent as it illustrates that 5G is getting closer and with it raises the possibilities of earlier revenue opportunities for Spirent. Short term is good for share sentiment. We retain our Buy.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 09-02-2017
09 Feb 17
Amino Technologies (AMO LN) Benefits of recent acquisitions shining through | Media Bad advertising…Big agencies and Google in the firing line? | Travel & Leisure Enterprise Inns (ETI LN) (Not Rated) - Solid AGM update | Northgate (NTG LN) Reiterating our Buy stance after a positive meeting | Small-cap quantitative research New quality style screen + 11 quality focus stocks | Speedy Hire (SDY LN) Forecast upgrades after a solid Q3 update
20 Mar 17
Despite the University of Michigan releasing its preliminary reading of March consumer sentiment on Friday, which suggested US personal finance confidence rising again, this time to a 17-year high as the Nation effectively achieves full employment, US equities remained narrowly rangebound. Industrial production data also released held steady in February which, although slightly below market consensus, still provided underlying confidence in continued growth amid a pickup in manufacturing and mining activity. But this was not enough given receipt of a slightly less hawkish tenor from the Fed. The problem appears to be that investors have heard Trump ‘talk-the-talk’ but, as was seen with the latest judges’ ruling against his travel ban, they are not yet convinced he can ‘walk-the-walk’. Thursday’s White House budget proposals, which focussed on cutting funding for projects deemed to have regional benefits, in order to increase funding to those with national scope, compounded this with some commentators suggesting the new programs will be less effective than existing ones. The President’s joint address to Congress, calling for legislation to procure US$1tr to rebuild the country’s tired infrastructure, for example, makes for great soundbites but Congressional scrutiny, particularly from fiscal conservatives who are reluctant to back massive federal spending, looks set be arduous to say the least. So while the wall of money being liberated globally from bond market rout provides plenty of back pressure, investors appear to be waiting for a new injection of confidence before being prepared to push already heady equity valuations one further step further. Traders also appeared unimpressed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rebuffing a concerted push by world finance chiefs to disavow protectionism, fanning fears that the Trump administration's pursuit of an ‘America First’ policy could ignite global trade conflicts. With many officials suggesting they departed the G-20 meeting confused about where the new administration will ultimately land on trade policy, US equities ended mixed with only the NASDAQ able to put on a minute gain helped by Adobe, while the other two principal US indices were knocked by continued selling of health-care stocks, in particular Amgen which had released disappointing results from a cholesterol drug study. The cautionary mood spread to Asia, where only the Hang Seng put on a modest gain while the region’s other indices stayed in the red with the Nikkei being closed for a holiday. Important macro data from London today is limited to the Rightmove House Price Index for February which was released at midnight at +2.3% y-o-y, in line with expectations, while the EU produces Q4 Labour Costs; the US provides its Chicago Fed National Activity Index and later the Fed’s Charles Evans is due to make a speech. UK corporates due to report today include Volution Group (FAN.L), Satellite Solutions Worldwide (SAT.L), Frenkel Topping Group (FEN.L), Phoenix Group (PHNX.L) and Finsbury Food Group (FIF.L). Equities in London as seen similarly lacklustre this morning, with the FTSE-100 see moving 5 to 10 down in early trading.
The Joy of Techs
15 Aug 16
Mobile money has been slow to deliver but investors need to stay engaged as there are plenty of reasons as there are plenty of reasons for success. Mobile penetration and network coverage are growing inexorably and where communication leads, transactions follow, as e-commerce has proven. Banking and payments lead the way but it will embrace other financial services too, from insurance to cross-border remittance. Slowly but surely, mobile money is coming of age.