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Advertising growth remains key
25 Aug 16
H116 group revenues were slightly ahead of the prior year in both US dollar and euro terms, helped by continued growth in artnet News, where revenues were up 17% despite weaker Q2 advertising performance. Reduced losses from Auctions and the benefit of lower costs within the Price Database segment helped drive an 11% uplift in group contribution margin, partially offset by increased central expenses. Stronger operating cash flow drove higher net cash, which at end June was €0.9m, from €0.5m at the year-end. Our FY16e and FY17e forecasts are unchanged.
A brush with success
18 Apr 16
Following a year of investment and reorientation in FY14, artnet had good success in FY15 in turning its Gallery segment back into growth and in building strong web traffic – and hence group advertising revenues – with artnet News. In US dollar terms, FY15 group revenues were up 4% y-o-y, with currency swelling this to a 24% rise in euro terms. This implies a strong Q4, following top-line reported growth of 1% for Q1-Q3. The shift in mix is helping gross margins and with stable operating costs in US dollars, artnet has marched forward into profitability, with further progress forecast for FY16 and FY17.
Art market online
19 Nov 15
artnet’s nine-month figures show revenues stable in US$, with the uplift in the € numbers reflecting currency movements. Good progress is being made in the reach of artnet News, driving traffic to all parts of the artnet website and increasing advertising revenues. The upcoming mobile app launch and Amazon co-operation should help continue momentum, lifting the top line and starting to deliver more meaningful returns, allowing the rating to move closer to online B2B and B2C operators and art businesses.
Gaining luxury advertisers
03 Sep 15
Q215 results showed good progress expressed in euros, with the currency translation restraining reported performance in US dollars. artnet News is becoming well established as a prime source of market information, with monthly unique visits averaging 1.3 million over the first six months. It is expected to become self-sustaining by the year end. The higher traffic is helping drive advertising revenues from vendors of luxury goods, lifting the performance of the Gallery segment in both revenue and margin. Costs in H115 have been kept well under control and full-year guidance remains consistent with our projections.
05 Dec 16
These interims show LPEs by is ahead of its plan to recruit 360 LPEs by April 2017 and is making impressive progress in Australia. The statement (and we expect the results presentation) provide considerable evidence of Purplebricks’ progress in building its brand, increasing its LPE footprint, developing its technology, creating engaging marketing and selling properties. We leave our forecasts unchanged. Investor confidence in Purplebricks’ ability to deliver sustainable profitable growth should result in share price appreciation towards a valuation based on its results for the year ended April 2019.
Joy of Techs
21 Nov 16
ICT evolution is driven by technological development as advances are made which both meet and shape customer requirements. Our 2011 note No such thing as a telco described the modern reality in that former ‘telcos’ now deliver varying elements of a range of managed services. We built on this theme last year, exploring in further detail their evolutionary paths, operating fundamentals, and cashflow yield similarities. In the consumer environment, demand for bundles of technology is complemented by demand for content. Across the pond, the mooted combination of AT&T and Time Warner typifies the bundled need of ‘pipe’ and content, since unbundled alternatives such as FaceTime and WhatsApp can be easier and clearer to chat over, and Amazon and Netflix are easier to watch anywhere. In the UK, BT’s defensive actions cover delivery, content and capabilities, acquiring EE yet also buying football rights. While TV was long ago added to triple play to become quad play, voice is now merely an app, and fixed and mobile seen as just dumb pipes: it's the content that will influence consumer choices. Growth of TV and film as well as music and gaming over IP leads to UK small cap opportunities. In context of the drive to maximise value from pipes and access by offering content and data, we look at some amongst the potential tech small cap beneficiaries: Amino*, Keyword Studios, ZOO Digital*, 7digital*, KCOM* and CityFibre*.
Successfully engaging players
06 Dec 16
Stride has a clear focus on online bingo and soft gaming and is growing rapidly, with FY16 l-f-l revenue up 22%. The acquisitions of Tarco and 8Ball at the end of FY16 doubled its share of the UK bingo-led market from 5% to 10% and should deliver material synergies from FY17. Our unchanged FY17 estimates are for 11% EPS growth and strong cash generation. We expect organic growth to be augmented by further accretive acquisitions in due course. Stride’s FY17 P/E is 10.3x and the calendarised EV/EBITDA is only 7.1x, implying considerable share price upside potential.
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
Upping its game
21 Sep 16
32Red’s brand punches above its weight in the UK online casino market. Management has adopted a more aggressive stance since mid-2015, both in terms of marketing and with the highly accretive £8.4m Roxy Palace acquisition. Interims show H116 EBITDA rising to £4.5m (H115: £1.2m) and we initiate with forecast EPS more than doubling in 2016 and growing by over 65% between 2016 and 2018. Yet the 2016e P/E is only 13.5x and our peer group comparison and DCF suggest a value of 193-247p per share, 46-86% above the current share price.