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Regulatory agency suspends Carmat implants
01 Dec 16
On 30 November, Carmat announced that the first patient implanted with its bioprosthetic heart as part of its European pivotal trial has died. The implantation occurred in late August and press sources report that the death was in October. The company’s analyses do not suggest the prosthesis was responsible for the death, although the French regulatory agency (ANSM) is suspending future Carmat implantations. Our valuation (previous rNPV of €747m) is under review.
Cleared to start pivotal study in France
15 Jul 16
Carmat has received approval from the health regulatory authorities in France to start a CE mark enabling a pivotal trial for the Carmat bioprosthetic heart. We expect recruitment to start in the coming weeks, which could lead to commercialisation in Europe by H218. Following this clearance, we have raised our Carmat heart probability of success estimate for the EU market to 35% (from 30% previously). This raises our rNPV valuation to €747m (up from €651m), or €133.00 per share after including an estimated mid-2016 net cash position of €41.3m.
Setting the stage for pivotal heart study
05 May 16
Carmat shareholders approved the terms of a €50m equity financing earlier this month. While the shares outstanding increased by 29.5%, we estimate funds on hand are sufficient to fund operations into H118, and likely through the completion of a pivotal study for the Carmat bioprosthetic heart. With the recent completion of the feasibility study, Carmat plans to start a CE mark enabling pivotal trial in H216, which could lead to commercialisation by H218. Our rNPV approach generates a valuation of €651m (up from €611m), or €116.92 per share after including an estimated mid-2016 net cash position of €41.3m.
Green light to conclude feasibility study
30 Nov 15
Carmat has obtained regulatory authorisation to conclude the feasibility study of its artificial heart and to adopt a new clinical protocol enabling patients with less severe heart failure to participate. This should pave the way for a CE mark study in 2016 and could lead to a launch in CE mark regions in H217. Our valuation is raised from €591m to €611m (€129/share).
The Monthly January 2017
09 Jan 17
Despite all the hullaballoo of the Brexit vote and the subsequent election of Donald Trump as the next US President, the UK stock market prospered last year, especially in the latter few months of 2016. The combination of a depreciating currency – making $ earnings more valuable in relative terms - and the Trump emphasis on infrastructure expenditure drove the stock market higher
Small Cap Breakfast
17 Jan 17
Global Energy Development (GED.L) — To be renamed Nautilus Marine Services. Schedule 1 from developer and seller of hydrocarbons and related products. Reverse takeover. Raising $10.5m via a convertible. Expected 9 Feb. Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas—TSX-V listed oil and gas exploration has announced its intention to float on AIM. Assets in Guyana and Namibia. Proposed £2m-£3m fundraise. Diversified Gas & Oil—According to LSE website first day of trading on AIM now expected for 30 January.
N+1 Singer - Northern lights - Shining prospects for 2017
16 Jan 17
As the birthplace of Stephenson, Armstrong and Swan, the North East of England has a proud history of industrial and technological innovation. Despite local economic challenges, the region’s industrial heritage lives on through continuing success in high end engineering and technology. The recent takeovers of private equity backed SMD (subsea robotics) and Nomad Digital (wi-fi on the railways) are testament to this. The North East has also emerged as a leader in genetics and genomics with an enviable life sciences and healthcare infrastructure. Against this backdrop, we expect the region to continue to throw up attractive IPO candidates to build on the six new listings in the past three years. We expect 2017 to be far kinder to the existing portfolio of North East plcs than 2016 (a year to forget) with recent management changes one important theme for the new year. Our top picks are Hargreaves Services, Quantum Pharma and Zytronic (all N+1 Singer Corporate clients) and we are Buyers of Northgate and Grainger.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 19-01-2017
19 Jan 17
Actual Experience (ACT LN) 2017 – a milestone year for revenue | Bagir Group (BAGR LN) Independent NED appointment to strengthen Board composition | Bioquell (BQE LN) Reassuring pre-close statement | Carador Income Fund (CIFU LN) Q4 dividend increased to 2.75c, 0.5c higher than forecast | FreeAgent (FREE LN) Contract with Royal Bank of Scotland | Halfords Group (HFD LN) Excellent Q3 update, special divi and confidence in FX mitigations | N Brown Group (BWNG LN) Robust peak trading with reversal of drag from older titles | NCC Group (NCC LN) Interims confirm underlying business sound | St Ives (SIV LN) Downgrade | Summit Therapeutics (SUMM LN) Dr David Roblin appointed Chief Operating Officer and R&D President | Wilmington Group (WIL LN) Acquisition – Further scaling of Healthcare
Demanding targets exceeded
17 Jan 17
Sinclair is a pure-play aesthetics company with a concentrated and highly competitive portfolio of differentiated injectable aesthetics products, which target unmet clinical needs for effective, high quality, longer duration, natural looking and minimally-invasive treatments, which is a significant growth opportunity. Sinclair has an established sales and marketing presence in Europe, direct sales in Brazil, and operates through an international group of distributors in other markets, including SE Asia and the US. With the benefit of a strong balance sheet, Sinclair is investing in an accelerated growth phase and margin expansion.
What a year it was!
16 Jan 17
2016 got off to a rocky start. Not long into January, after just a few trading days, global equity markets lost more than US$4tn of value due to investor sentiment towards China’s economic slowdown and depreciating currency. This was immediately followed by a slump in the oil price. By the third week of January, Brent Crude hit its year low at $27.10 a barrel causing an immediate sell off in the energy sector. Once the Q1 dust had settled, attention turned to the UK’s vote on whether to remain a member of the EU. The Brexit vote result proved to be a genuine shock for markets, with many investors having believed that the UK would stay within the European Union. Attention soon turned to the equally ill-tempered US Presidential elections and all the political and economic unknowns that Trump’s victory has spawned. As a result, AIM, has seen a roller-coaster of a year in 2016.