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Record EUR98m order for non-food retailer
11 Dec 15
Store Electronics Systems (SES) has announced that it has won the largest ESL order in the history of the market. The €98m order from a leading electronic retailer headquartered in Germany follows on from a €35m order from the same customer, which is currently being executed. The order will see SES’s subsidiary Imagotag install its ESL systems in 1,000 stores across 14 countries, with a concentration of high-spec colour and NFC-enabled e-graphic labels. The contract will commence in Q116 and we assume that it will run over the next two years with a strongly positive impact on 2016 revenues.
The pieces are dropping into place
18 Nov 15
Over the last 18 months, Store Electronic Systems (SES) has transformed its business, investing in a range of next-generation electronic shelf labels (ESLs) and extending its distribution network into the Americas and Asia. The new labels are generating strong interest from the existing food retailer base as well as from non-food retailers, but with their production runs still relatively small, they are margin dilutive. We see significant upside for earnings as sales growth leads to operational gearing benefits.
Coming to a shelf near you
17 Nov 15
Store Electronics (SES) reported a more than doubling in y-o-y revenues in Q3 on 212% growth in international sales and a 16% increase in French revenues. The results reflect strong H1 order inflows arising from the transformation of SES’s product range and its international expansion efforts. We expect SES’s new products to continue to gain traction, and major new orders in markets so far resistant to ESLs. Europe should fuel the bulk of this growth in 2016-17 as ESL penetration is still less than 10% in the region compared with c 50% in France and Norway.
Record order book supports strong growth in H2
16 Sep 15
Following a weak Q1, Store Electronic Systems (SES) has delivered an improved second quarter with revenue up 13% year-on-year and 47% sequentially. Gross margin was 200bp lower y-o-y but better than we expected given the US dollar strength and mix of newer, lower-margin products. The order book stands at a record €101m, much of which is expected to be delivered in H2. Therefore, our revenue forecasts remain unchanged despite H1 reaching only 40% of our FY15e revenue forecasts.
€35m contract win and record order book
23 Jun 15
Store Electronic Systems (SES) has signed a €35m contract – its largest ever – with a leading German retailer, which extends the already record order intake announced in the Q1 trading update. Revenue was down 16% y-o-y in Q1, but the healthy order book provides a solid foundation to our €102m FY15e revenue forecast and shows market demand is growing. The strong US dollar and increasingly competitive market, however, are likely to put pressure on margins, and therefore we have reduced our FY15e gross profit forecast by 15%.
20 Feb 17
Hayward Tyler Group* (HAYT): Trading update and financial position (CORP) | Petra Diamonds (PDL): Interim results (BUY) | Gemfields* (GEM): Interim results (CORP) | Premaitha Health* (NIPT): Middle East momentum (CORP) | Sound Energy (SOU): Acquisition update and TE-8 well spud (HOLD) | Proactis* (PHD): Interim trading on track (CORP) | 7digital* (7DIG): Automotive contract win (CORP)
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
What is The Slide Rule? The Slide Rule has been designed to dramatically simplify the identification of the best companies in the UK small/mid-cap sector by making a quantitative assessment of the relative potential of each company. At its core, The Slide Rule aims to identify those companies that create genuine shareholder value through strong returns on capital and solid growth, but also present a value opportunity with the potential tailwind of earnings momentum. Companies are assessed within a Quality, Value, Growth and Momentum (QVGM) framework.
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - New quality style screen + 11 quality focus stocks
09 Feb 17
We introduce our fourth and final style screen representing “quality”. This screens for stocks with the best combination of high returns on capital/equity, EBIT margins and operating cash-flow conversion rates. These criteria should help us monitor how strong underlying returns translate into share price performance over time and under varying market conditions. The screen selects the “best” 25 stocks from our universe of just over 500 stocks and, as usual, we focus on a shorter list of stocks we cover or otherwise know and believe to be particularly interesting. We provide brief investment summaries on these focus stocks on pages 4 – 9. We will monitor performance and refresh the screen in approximately 3-4 months time.
Emerging from the clouds
16 Feb 17
Rolls-Royce’s underlying performance in FY16 was ahead of both its own and market expectations. Media focus on the non-cash £4.4bn headline FX loss is missing what looks to be the basis for optimism. As the civil model starts to move from investment in engines for the A350 and A330neo into the aftermarket delivery phase over the remainder of the decade, we think cash flow is likely to improve, particularly if supported by an eventual recovery in Marine.
15 Feb 17
At the current market capitalisation of £29m, we believe the shares are significantly undervalued. We estimate that the highly profitable Maritime business is alone worth at least £40m. With net cash of £9m at end-2016, this implies that the market is currently ascribing a combined negative value of £17m to the rest of the group, which together account for c.54% of group revenues. This is very harsh given the management actions to transform TP Group to a profit-driven Tier 2 specialist services and engineering company are bearing fruits across the divisions. TPG Managed Solutions is expected to more than double its profits in 2017, while TPG Engineering and Design & Technology are on course to deliver sustainable profits from 2019. Even if we ascribe zero value to Engineering, Design & Technology and Managed Solutions, the shares are worth 9.5p a share, a 38% upside from the current share price. BUY.
Small Cap Breakfast
16 Feb 17
Saffron Energy—Schedule One update. Raising £2.5m, expected Mkt Cap £7.7m. Admission due 24 Feb. Italian Oil & Gas Play Guinness Oil & Gas Exploration—Publication of prospectus. Seeking to raise £50m and invest in 15 exploration companies at launch, with plans to grow the portfolio to 30 positions during its lifetime. Issue closing 23 Feb. Arix Bioscience — Intention to float on the main market from the global healthcare and life science Company supporting medical innovation. Raised £52m in Feb 16 with investors including Woodford Investment Management