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Tyre margin has started to retreat in Q3
10 Nov 16
Whereas Continental’s 9M revenue number of just above €30bn (+2.8%) was in line with our expected €29.94bn, the profit numbers are clearly lower than what we had anticipated after we included the above profit warning. EBIT fell by 42% to €597m in Q3 and by 10% to €2.89bn while our number was €3.13bn. Net earnings fell by 41% to €378m and 3.2% to just above €2bn, respectively, while our forecast was €2.2bn. At a glance, the profit numbers are also considerably below consensus expectations.
Growth has somewhat leveled off in Q2 16
03 Aug 16
Revenue growth moderated from +2.9% (to €9.85bn) in Q1 to +1.6% (to €10.2bn) in Q2. EBIT growth also moderated from +6.4% (to €1.04bn) to +5.6% to €1.25bn) whereas net profit growth accelerated from +12% (to €734m) to +14% (to €905m). While the group’s H1 revenue and net profit numbers are somewhat lower than our projected €20.33bn and €1.68bn, the EBIT is slightly higher than our forecast of €2.23bn.
Continental delivered slightly better Q1 profit numbers
04 May 16
Having given Q1 indications earlier last month, the final numbers confirm these. Revenue was up by 2.9% to €9.85bn, EBIT by 6.4% to €1.04bn, and net earnings by 12% to €734m. Two of these numbers, except for revenue (we had projected €9.98bn), are ahead of our expected €1.0bn and €720m.
Currency effect has turned negative
29 Apr 16
Continental released some pre-quarterly numbers for Q1 16. Revenue has increased by 3% to €9.85bn. Excluding the currency effect, the growth rate would have been just above 5%. Otherwise, management is talking about ‘adjusted EBIT’, which was, in margin terms, up from 10.6% to 11.3%. While the former is lower than we had anticipated, the latter seems to be higher. However, we do not have any idea what the difference between ‘adjusted’ and ‘reported’ EBIT was. This will become clearer once accounts are released on 4 May. The revenue number is clearly below our expectation and also below the median consensus number. It seems to be the Automotive divisions which have not delivered. While revenue of the Rubber divisions (i.e. Tyres and ContiTech) have done reasonably well, the other divisions have suffered from poor OEM demand. Car producers have lowered production growth and possibly also their inventories. However, management is confident that this will change in the quarter to come.
Panmure Morning Note 01-12-16
01 Dec 16
Consistent with the FY16 trading update/pre-close on September 14, today’s FY16 results are in line with our and consensus underlying PBT expectations of £12.5m (+22.5% YoY). The total FY16 dividend is up 36%, covered 3.4x, whilst net cash is £6.9m (+53%). FY16 represented another good year of execution, and FY17 has started well. The company's business mix is now more diverse across geographies (International accounted for 26% of total sales vs 21% in FY15) and we see CCT’s increasing diversity in retail distribution as both a further risk-mitigation and opportunity driver. We make no changes to our FY17 and FY18 PBT forecasts of £13.5m and £14.5m (albeit, we make some changes to the constituent parts) and introduce a FY19 PBT of £15.5m. We maintain our BUY and TP of 635p.
Strong H2 expected
30 Nov 16
H1 results were in line with expectations with PBT of £9.0m, EPS of 9.9p and DPS of 7.2p. The NAV / share is 253p. We expect the company to have a strong H2 based on its forward sales position and the timing of developments coming through. Telford has a strong balance sheet, a large development pipeline and impressive forward sales position, as well as good levels of demand for its product and geography from a diverse group of buyers. No change to forecasts at this stage.
US$500m to be invested in start-ups by 2026
28 Nov 16
BMW started a venture capital fund in 2011 with an initial investment of $100m. This is now to be expanded to $500m within the next ten years. The fund, called ‘BMW i Ventures’, has been moved from NYC to Mountain View, CA, to have closer access to the technology developed in the Silicon Valley. The investment focus will be on Enabling Technology and Digital Vehicle Technology, Mobility and Digital Services, Customer Experience, and Advanced Production Technology. According to BMW, the fund has closed 15 deals in ‘mobility-related’ technologies so far. It typically acquires a minority stake in start-ups which allows it to gain access to external innovations (so-called ‘outside-in’) that secure the company’s role as a technology pioneer. Simultaneously, it provides support for start-ups by offering internal resources (so-called ‘inside-out’) such as technical expertise and access to its own network of an established car producer.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 29-11-2016
29 Nov 16
Vp has reported another impressive set of interims, confirming strong growth in most markets and a positive outlook. Recent acquisitions are bedding in well and the full year outturn is set to exceed previous expectations (5%/6% EPS upgrades in FY17/FY18). The recent Capital Markets Day provided a reminder of Vp’s qualities (specialist focus, high returns, strong cash generation) and its growth potential, which in our view are not reflected in a modest <11x P/E rating. We firmly believe the shares are due a re-rating and see intrinsic value in excess of 800p.
Small Cap Breakfast
29 Nov 16
Asia Pacific Investment Partner - the research-driven emerging and frontier markets real estate development business intends to float on AIM and conduct a placing in December RM Secured Direct Lending - The secured direct lending fund intends to float on the Main Market on 15 December raising up to £100m Diversified Oil & Gas— Schedule One now out. $60m to be raised. Expected admission 6 December. Creo Medical Group —UK based medical device company focused on surgical endoscopy, a recent development in minimally invasive surgery. Admission due 7 December. Fundraising details TBA.
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*.