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Profitability has finally stabilised
27 Jul 16
Puma’s revenue growth accelerated from Q1 16 (+3.8% to €852m) to Q2 (+6.9% to €826m) and so did profits. EBIT was up by 10% in Q1 (to €41m) and by 75% (to €12m) in Q2 and the bottom line showed an increase of 4% to €26m in the first quarter and a turnaround from a loss of €3.3m in Q2 15 to a profit of €1.6m in the last quarter. While the revenue number is just short of our expectation, the profit numbers are slightly higher.
Q1 16 could have been slightly better
29 Apr 16
Puma shows revenue growth of 3.8% to €852m for the last quarter and the profit numbers are also slightly up (EBIT: +10% to €41.3m, net profit: +4.0% to €25.8m). While the sales number is very much in line with what we had expected, the profit numbers are slightly short.
First negative cash flow from operations in the current century
18 Feb 16
Based on management’s definition, cash from operations was a negative €37m in 2015. This is the first negative number in the current century with the previous low of a positive €44m generated in 2001. As a result, net cash fell from €382m at the end of 2014 to €325m. Puma’s revenue was up by 14% to slightly less than €3.4bn in the last year, while EBIT fell by 25% to €96m. Net profit after minorities was down by 42% to €37m. Management proposes an unchanged dividend of €0.50. While sales were slightly higher than our expected €3.33bn, EBIT (€100m was expected) and net earnings (€41m) fell short. The dividend is in line with our forecast.
Profits continue to fall and cash generation was highly negative
06 Nov 15
Puma’s revenue growth moderated somewhat in Q3 (to +8.5% to €915m) which has brought the ytd number to €2.5bn (+13%). All of the group’s profit numbers continued falling in Q3. As a result, 9M EBIT came in at €85m (-27%) and net earnings at €42m (-40%). Even worse, cash from operations (based on management’s definition) was a negative €202m compared to -€44m a year ago. In fact, 9M positive cash from operations was generated through to 2010, but, ever since, it has been negative after nine months. The latest number is clearly the worst presented up to now. All of Puma’s numbers are short of our expectations.
Puma generated a net loss in Q2 15
24 Jul 15
The company generated revenue of almost €1.6bn (+16%) in H1 15 whereas EBIT fell by 38% to €44m and net profit by 46% to €22m. In fact, revenue growth accelerated in Q2 to 19%, but the profit development deteriorated. Consequently, Puma suffered albeit a small net loss of €3m in Q2, the first loss ever in a second quarter since the beginning of this century. While revenue is just ahead of our expected number of €1.57bn, the two profit numbers are clearly worse.
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UK Housebuilding Sector: Q3 2016 - “I am Steve McQueen”
11 Oct 16
Steve was street savvy, but he was not the smartest knife in the drawer, which makes his Delphic comment to Robert Vaughn all the more surprising. What Steve was saying is that “it’s not over yet”; that there is still a lot more to come (sadly for McQueen, who died in 1980 aged 50, it was a future that was not his). The same is true of Brexit and the collateral undulations that it has riven in the UK Housebuilding Sector. Immediately post-the-Brexit-vote, the UK Housebuilding Sector tanked 36% in value in two trading days (24 and 27 June with a weekend in between); and at one stage was off almost 40%.
Safe as houses
17 Oct 16
Telford Homes is in as strong a position as it has ever been in the 15 years since flotation. The company has a strong balance sheet, with an expanded equity base and significant headroom on its banking facilities, a large development pipeline and impressive forward sales position, and good levels of demand for its product and geography from a diverse group of buyers.
“Encouraging”Q1: Positive transformation momentum continues
24 Oct 16
“Encouraging” AGM/Q1 (July-Sept 2016) FY17 trading update should reassure further as it builds on the strong momentum of the recent FY16 results. Management’s self-help initiatives appear increasingly sure-footed. Reflecting the balance of this encouraging Q1 outcome and the highly uncertain backdrop (e.g. raw material prices/input cost inflation, currency movements, and other macro pressures), we think it prudent to keep our FY17 forecasts unchanged for now, not least as there are another 3 financial quarters to navigate. That said, so far so good. We therefore retain our BUY.
Short term blip provides an attractive entry point
04 Aug 16
Portmeirion Group has reported their interim results this morning which are inline with our revised estimates. The company has had a mixed first half year but should be well positioned to rectify underlying issues in South Korea and India and hit our full-year numbers. The recent profit warning should be viewed as a blip and should not overshadow the company’s fantastic track record.
9M: Q3 volumes decelerate, launches offer for Reynolds
21 Oct 16
BAT 9M earnings update: Revenue at constant FX grew +8.1% and 10.2% at current FX (pound weakness). Cigarette volumes were up +2.2% and +0.9% on an organic basis (some deceleration in Q3). The price/mix stood at over 5%. Global Drive Brands volumes were up +9.8% (weaker Q3). The group’s market share was up +40bp (better Q3). The group highlighted its very good performance of next generation products (with a 35% UK market share and further geographic expansion). Following FX movements, the company is expecting an adverse transactional impact of 7% on the operating profit but a translational tailwind of 6%.