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Q316 results and business update
11 Nov 16
Epigenomics continues to execute on the commercial front. The US is now the main market for Epi proColon, the only FDA-approved, blood-based colorectal cancer screening test. Epi proColon US sales account for c 60% of total 9M16 revenues of €0.9m, 83% up y-o-y. The remainder come from Europe and other countries. Epigenomics recently raised c €5m in a private placement. It has five convertible notes, which mature by year-end 2016 and could raise an additional €2.6m, providing funding into 2017.
Half year results published
11 Aug 16
Epigenomics has announced H116 results, which highlight the launch of Epi proColon in the US jointly with Polymedco, the largest distributor of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests. Epi proColon has been included in the guidelines of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which underscores the potential of the test as a valid screening method for CRC and recognises the need for additional screening options. The test is also now commercially available through LabCorp’s website. The company expects available cash to last into 2017.
Epi proColon gets FDA fillip
13 Jan 16
In a surprise move, the FDA has reversed its request for a new behavioural study of Epigenomics’ blood-based colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnostic test, Epi proColon. US marketing clearance and launch now look likely over the coming few months. With a current cash reach to H216, a cash call may now be deferred until after a possible US approval, and the consequent increased certainty may prove beneficial to current shareholders.
New FDA demands delay US launch further
10 Nov 15
Epigenomics announced another delay to the US launch of its blood-based CRC diagnostic test Epi proColon and a moderate downgrade to its FY15 guidance. The FDA demands more evidence of increased compliance in CRC screening using Epi proColon, which is likely to necessitate a further study. With a current cash reach to H216, a cash call is likely before a possible US approval.
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.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 05-12-2016
05 Dec 16
RTHM is acquiring a profitable Canadian listed mobile specialist for equivalent of US$42.5m consideration in shares (88.235m). This helps adds to two growth vectors RTHM is targeting; (i) adds unique exclusive audience (10m unique) and (ii) Exclusive demand Yahoo and Facebook. The business has 15 premium and owned and operated apps which provide users with rewards for activity. The business is expected to deliver c$9m of EBITDA in FY18 including $2m of cost synergies. This equates to just 4.7x EV/EBITDA. This marks what we see the first step in RTHM activity to scale the business and deliver on margin potential (see our initiation notes). Our initial estimates for EPS revisions are very significant - for FY18 are 2.3 cents (currently 0.6) and for FY19 4.3 (currently 2.5). There is a call at 830 for investors and we will revise post this.
Panmure Morning Note 02-12-16
02 Dec 16
We expect CareTech to report FY results to September on 8th December. A positive trading update in October indicated that performance for the year was in line with market expectations therefore we are focusing on the outlook. We expect a confident statement since the end of 2016 showed positive trends across fee rates, expansion in places and occupancy. We believe CareTech is well positioned for further expansion, and remains at an attractive valuation. We retain our BUY and 380p price target.
Small Cap Breakfast
07 Dec 16
Creo Medical group—Schedule 1 update.. £20m raise. Expected market cap £61.2m, admission expected 9 December. ECSC—Schedule 1 from provider of cyber security services. Raising £5m. Vendor sale £0.8m. Target date 14 Dec. Expected market cap £15m. RM Secured Direct Lending - The secured direct lending fund intends to float on the Main Market on 15 December raising up to £100m
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 06-12-2016
06 Dec 16
With FY16 volume and revenue already disclosed in the pre-close, the focus in today’s prelims is on PBT (£100.3m versus our £101m) and EPS (96.8p versus our 95.4p). No special dividend triggered this year (none forecast) and DPS is held at 46.8p (N1SE: 48.0p). On end markets, recent commentary is reiterated – the core business is growing, whilst consumer electronics will be subdued in the current year (competitive capacity from Solvay). On currency, there will be a material benefit in the current year (a little more than the £14m to £15m previously indicated), and a further tailwind next year if current rates are maintained (quantum TBC). There is also an investment of £10m today in a minority interest in Magma Global, Victrex’ oil and gas mega programme partner. Although the share price is now close to our TP of 1730p, we feel that there is enough in today’s announcement to retain a positive stance on medium term opportunities with strong cashflow and a special dividend potentially to look forward to in the current year.
Panmure Morning Note 08-12-2016
08 Dec 16
CareTech results were in line with expectations to PBT, but exceeded at the EPS level due to a lower tax rate. The strong performance puts the company in a good position for further expansion with a focus on organic growth. It has acquired 8 new facilities to be refurbished for Children’s Services which we expect to result in faster revenue growth in 2017 and improved profitability from 2018 onwards. We see CareTech as a significantly undervalued asset with an attractive dividend yield in an expanding sector. We maintain our BUY recommendation.