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Two steps forward one step back
10 Nov 16
PSI’s underwhelming financial performance and lower revenue guidance for FY16 reflect difficult trading conditions as well as retaining price discipline and moving away from lower-quality business lines. The transformation of the PSI’s model should advance in FY17 with the migration of key Production Management modules to its new software platform. We still see significant upside potential if PSI can execute its plan and expand margins well into double digits, although this may be at the expense of organic top-line growth in the near term.
Near- and longer-term prospects solidifying
20 Nov 15
PSI has delivered a solid recovery in order intake and margins in 2015 to date and management expects double-digit growth in orders and revenues into early 2016. While we are mindful of the economic risks and exposure to the cyclical investment cycle in Electrical Energy, our confidence that PSI can sustain its growth and margin expansion trend is improving.
ThyssenKrupp strategic partnership
06 Oct 15
We believe that PSI’s partnership with ThyssenKrupp provides one of the first visible commercial benefits of PSI’s initiative to consolidate its software platform. It does not prompt a change to our estimates but should provide long-term support to the company’s production management division, to complement the positive dynamics in energy management.
On track despite Asian uncertainty
03 Aug 15
PSI’s H1 update is generally encouraging with order intake up 17% y-o-y driven by strength in the German energy and automotive industries and mostly solid trading across Europe. Weakness in China and Asia offset this somewhat and reduce visibility, but we believe our estimates are adequately supported. Delivery on this year’s estimates should improve confidence in the longer-margin expansion strategy, which is key to unlocking significant upside potential.
N+1 Singer - NCC Group - Further issues in Assurance
22 Feb 17
NCC released a trading update yesterday afternoon highlighting further issues in its Assurance division. Sales growth has been lower than expected in all regions, resulting in a significant reduction in full year expectations. We have reduced our EPS forecasts by 25% in FY’17 and 22%/25% in FY’18/’19 respectively. Escrow continues to perform in line with expectations. In response to these issues the Board has announced a strategic review into all of the Assurance businesses. The results of the strategic review are expected to be announced at the FY results in July. With an extended period of uncertainty on the horizon we believe it will be hard for investors to gain confidence in NCC in the short term. That said we see fundamental value in the stock. Escrow is unaffected by this warning and remains an extremely high quality business, which we value at £353m in our SOTP. At the current share price this leaves Assurance valued at c.5x cal’17 EBITDA. While this appears to be an attractive multiple for a rare cybersecurity asset, we would like further clarity on the underlying nature of the current issues, hence our Hold recommendation. Our 138p target price assumes a 12x EBITDA multiple for Assurance but we apply a 20% discount to the group to account for the current uncertainty.
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)
21 Feb 17
Lighthouse Group* (LGT): Middle Britain growth (CORP) | Utilitywise* (UTW): Double-digit sales growth (CORP) | Trakm8* (TRAK): Earnings expectations cut again (CORP) | dotDigital* (DOTC): Myriad growth opportunities (CORP) | Artilium* (ARTA): Five-year Telenet deal secured and prepaid (CORP) | Netcall* (NET): Cloud investment pays off (CORP)
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.
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 - PROACTIS Holdings - H1 in line
20 Feb 17
A positive interim trading update confirms that H1 results are in line with expectations, with revenues up 36% to c£11.8m on the back of strong organic growth (13%) and an in-line contribution from acquisitions. We make no changes to our forecasts, recommendation and target price pending the release of interim results on 26 April.