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Reasonable Q3 numbers
11 Nov 16
Revenue and profit growth has accelerated in Q3 compared to H1 16. Puma’s sales were up by 8.3% to €991m in the last quarter which brought the 9M number to €2.67bn (+6.4%). The respective EBIT numbers were +47% to €60m and +33% to €114m and the net profit numbers were +98% to almost €40m and +61% to €67m.
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.
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
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N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - Momentum screen refresh + 10 focus stocks
12 Jan 17
We have refreshed our momentum style screen for the first time since inception on 26 July 2016. As before, the screen selects the 25 stocks exhibiting the most extreme momentum characteristics, according to our measurement method. From these we have selected 10 to focus on. Since inception the screen has underperformed both the main small-cap and micro-cap indices against a background of generally rising momentum. We have noted a subset of the basket, where decelerating momentum at the time of measurement appears correlated with significant share price falls since selection. We shall monitor this factor with the new screen, albeit there are only two such stocks showing this pattern, namely Lamprell (not rated) and Gear4music (not rated).
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 12-01-2017
12 Jan 17
As anticipated, the second half has again been stronger than H1 and results will be broadly in line with expectations. In line with this, the order book has continued to grow and is at record levels. This confirms that significant progress has been made in the Group’s shift towards its Technology Products division which, as targeted, contributed c.60% of group revenue in FY16. The small acquisition of Cable Power also gives a complementary boost to the product range. It is also worth noting the significant reduction in net debt, £1.0m ahead of our forecast. We remain supportive of the Group’s strategy and continue to see a bright future as this transition towards a design led technology solutions business continues. We look forward to more detail in March at the final results.
Positive momentum on trading and cash
10 Jan 17
Trading for the four months to end December continued the positive trend of the first two to October. We understand that both constant currency trading and exchange rates have been favourable. Cash has also grown encouragingly, reflecting net receipts from the strong sales in late FY16 as well as early FY17. Recent softness in the shares represents excellent medium-term value for a niche market leader with positive growth.
10 for 17
09 Jan 17
As always at the start of a year, there are significant uncertainties about the year ahead but I think in 2017, the level of uncertainly has decisively moved up a gear. In fact, a leading economist at the LSE, Ethan Ilzetzki, was recently quoted as saying “I view the current global economic environment as the most uncertain in modern history”. Wow.