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|14Dec16 06:00||GNW||Gemalto study reveals security concerns over convergence of personal and workplace identities|
|13Dec16 06:00||GNW||China Mobile enters the connected car market with Gemalto's remote subscription management solution|
|09Dec16 01:30||GNW||Gemalto to acquire 3M's Identity Management Business|
|06Dec16 06:00||GNW||Gemalto's Device Management boosts LTE adoption and usage|
|01Dec16 06:00||GNW||"Le Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB" selects Gemalto PURE technology to launch mobile payment on its CB system in France|
|30Nov16 06:00||GNW||Paris Aéroport selects Gemalto to ease and secure passenger flow at border control|
|28Nov16 06:00||GNW||Gemalto Subscription Management joins forces with Huawei's OceanConnect, boosting IoT ecosystem|
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Acquisition of 3M's identity business, the long-awaited trigger?
09 Dec 16
Gemalto has announced the acquisition of the identity management business of 3M, for a total of $850m. The acquired business is composed of biometric solutions with a focus in civil identification, border control and law enforcement, as well as 3M’s Document Reader and Secure Materials Businesses. It generated revenues of about $215m (in June 2016 TTM), with an operating margin of c. 27%, and is expected to grow by 10% per year until 2020. 450 people will join Gemalto and reinforce the Government Programs business unit, which recorded revenues of €391m in 2015. The acquisition is EPS accretive, will be funded through existing credit lines and cash, but the net debt/EBITDA ratio is expected to remain below 1.5x. The closing of the deal is expected during H1 17, after regulatory approval.
Not surprised by the downgrade, more concerned by the top-line
28 Oct 16
Gemalto released its Q3 trading update, showing revenues of €753m which corresponded to a 2% decrease yoy on a reported basis (-1% excluding currency effects). Payment & Identity came in at €467m, flat yoy, while Mobile showed a 5% decrease at €285m. By main activities, Embedded software & Products came in at €522m (-2% yoy) and Platforms & Services at €231m (flat yoy). The company downgraded its 2017 adjusted operating profit objective and now expects c. €500-520m instead of €660m previously. The objective of reaching €1bn of revenues in the Platforms & Services business unit remains unchanged.
Positive developments, but M&A will be the driver in H2
26 Aug 16
Gemalto published its H1 16 results, with revenues of €1.5bn mostly flat vs. the previous year, i.e. up 1% at constant exchange rates but down 1% in reported figures. By businesses, similarly to Q1, the Payment & Identity business was strongly up (+11% reported, +7% at constant exchange rates) while Mobile was down (-5% reported, -7% lfl). The SIM business fell down substantially (-26%), while all the other businesses delivered growth: Payment +11%, Enterprise +12%, Government +25%, M2M +9%, Mobile Platforms & Services +3%. By activities, Embedded Software & Products decreased by 4% in H1 (€1,010m) while Platform & Services grew by 20% (€484m), now accounting for 32% of revenues (vs. 27% a year ago). The adj. gross margin was slightly up yoy by 92bp (39.2%), while the adj. EBIT came in at €172m, slightly up yoy, corresponding to an 11.5% margin (up 90bp yoy). The IFRS EBIT reached €108m, corresponding to a 7.2% margin (up 500np yoy), leading to a net profit of €59m. The company confirmed its 2016 objective of a 150bp improvement in the gross margin. The 2017 target of €1bn revenue from Platforms & Services may also be reached early, possibly as soon as this year. Finally, Gemalto confirmed that the company was interested in acquiring Safran’s Morpho, with a detailed offer due mid-September.
2017 objectives confirmed
07 Mar 16
Gemalto published its FY 2015 results, with revenues reaching €3,122m, corresponding to 16% growth at constant exchange rates and 27% at historical exchange rates. SafeNet accounted for 12% of the growth, as 2015 was the first year of full consolidation, and currency effects represented a 9% boost to the top-line. At constant rates, Payment & Identity grew by 45% to €1,818m, while Mobile witnessed a 10% decrease to €1,279m. On a transversal basis, Platform & Services reached €898m, a 70% yoy increase, and now accounts for 29% of revenues vs. 20% in 2014. The gross margin came in at 36.5% (-180bp yoy), and profit from operations reached €423m (of which €172m for Mobile and €239m for Payment & Identity), corresponding to a 13.5% margin (-200bp yoy). EBIT came in at €203m, corresponding to a 6.5% margin, leading to a net profit of €137m. The company announced a dividend of €0.47 per share, and expects the 2016 gross margin to increase by 150bp; the 2017 objectives have been confirmed, that is to say €1bn of revenues in Platform & Services, and a profit from operations at €660m.
Major concerns about the future of the mobile division
28 Aug 15
Gemalto’s stock dropped a sharp 12% yesterday to return to its level at the end of 2014 when we had switched our opinion from negative to positive after the stock had already slumped as investors worried that Apple's new SIM card for its latest iPads could threaten part of Gemalto's business. Even if this time the sharp drop is just following the release of its H1 results and could therefore be interpreted as a logical response to bad results, we instead believe that the real reason for the drop has once again to be rooted in the mistrust of investors. Although Gemalto’s H1 results are quite as expected and management remains confident of delivering on its 2017 objectives, major concerns exist among investors about the actual achievement of these 2017 objectives. And we share these concerns!
Making Mobiles Better
17 Jan 17
Mobile phones are increasingly the key connection for the modern world. This means that the performance of mobile phones, and their networks, is going to become more critical for all the apps and businesses that rely on them. New technologies such as VR, AR, and AV will need better, more reliable connections to really move into the mainstream. In this thematic piece we attempt to identify some of the most important issues facing mobile phone networks and their users, and start to identify solutions and enablers that will solve these problems and create value by doing so.
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.
Panmure Morning Note 18-01-2017
18 Jan 17
Blancco technology, a leading provider of data erasure solutions and mobile device diagnostics, has announced that its underlying profits are ahead of expectations. Organic sales growth remains strong, the group continues to win larger ticket orders and the mobile diagnostics is performing ahead of plan. Consequently, we are raising our FY17 PBT forecast from £8.0m to £8.3m.
N+1 Singer - NCC Group - Interims confirm underlying business sound
19 Jan 17
NCC’s interim results were largely flagged in the detailed trading update released in December. Group revenue increased 35% to £125.8 (organic growth +18%) and adj. EBITDA grew 15% to £21.3m. The group’s issues relating to contract losses/deferrals in the period were previously announced and are already included in our forecasts. The group has maintained its interim dividend at 1.5p, which we believe is an indication of the strong underlying business. Separately, NCC has announced that Paul Mitchell intends to step down as chairman in May ’17. We continue to believe that NCC remains a highly attractive asset in an area seeing strong structural growth and see the current share price weakness as an opportunity. We retain our Buy recommendation and 233p target price.
33% upgrade to January 2017 PBT
09 Jan 17
Redstone has released a trading update stating it ‘expects to report EBITDA at the upper end of market expectations’. This implies EBITDA of £1.8m which is above our current estimate of £1.5m. Accordingly, we are upgrading our PBT forecast for the year ending January 2017 by 33% to £1.2m from £0.9m. We reiterate our buy recommendation with a 2.2p price target implying 69% upside.