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Nvidia opens doors, weak PNDs slam them
21 Oct 16
TomTom reported Q3 revenues of €239.3m, down 5.9% yoy and 9.8% sequentially. Consumer decreased by 15% yoy to €137.1m, representing the biggest down-mover. Automotive’s top-line grew by 20.4% to €31.3m, Telematics by 14.8% to €36.5m, while Licensing showed some weakness (€34.4m, -2.3%). The gross margin came in at 60.4%, up 730bp yoy, while the EBIT margin lost 150bp to 0.4% (€1m). EPS came in at zero and adjusted EPS at €0.05. Despite the weak market conditions in Consumer, the company re-iterated its adjusted EPS guidance for FY16 of around €0.23, while the revenues are now estimated to be around €980m, down from €1,050m.
Positive signals in Automotive and profitability
19 Jul 16
TomTom reported Q2 revenues of €265.2m, flat yoy (+0.2%) and up 22.2% sequentially after the usual seasonal dip of Q1. Consumer decreased by 4.7% yoy to €157.2m, while the biggest down mover was Licensing with a 14% decrease at €33.2m. Automotive’s top-line growth accelerated by 34.2% to €34.9m, while Telematics decelerated but remained strongly positive at +13.7% (€39.9m). The gross margin came in at 54.8%, up 390bp yoy, while the EBIT margin rose to 4.8% (€12.8m), its highest performance since Q3 13 partly thanks to one-offs; by division, the H1 EBIT margin for Consumer fell into the negative territory (-1.6% with -€4.4m), Automotive somewhat improved but remained negative (-14.1% at -€9.1m) while Licensing came in at 4.3% (€2.9m). Telematics remained the most profitable business, with a 29.4% margin and €22.6m. EPS came in at €0.05 and adjusted EPS at €0.10. The company re-iterated its guidance for FY16, that is to say revenue of €1,050m and adjusted EPS of around €0.23, while guiding for higher capex and opex vs. the previous year.
Better than expected gross margin, but rather high opex
19 Apr 16
TomTom reported Q1 revenues of €217.2m, up 5.7% yoy and down 23.2% sequentially due to the traditional seasonality. Consumer decreased by 4.1% yoy at €116.6m, while similarly to the previous quarter all other businesses displayed double-digit growth: 25.8% for Automotive (€29.7m), 16.2% for Licensing (€33.7m) and 19.3% for Telematics (€37.1m). The gross margin came in at 56.8%, up 330bp yoy, but a surge in opex led to a negative EBIT margin of -2% (€-4.3m); no divisional profitability was provided this quarter. In the end, after the income tax gain, EPS came in at €0.02 and adjusted EPS at €0.03. The company re-iterated its guidance for FY16, that is to say revenue of €1,050m and adjusted EPS of around €0.23.
A deceptive bottom-line and very conservative guidance for 2016
09 Feb 16
TomTom reported Q4 revenues of €282.5m, up 9.3% vs. the previous year. Consumer accounted for the majority of the revenues with €176m, but saw its yoy growth slowing down to 2.2%. All the other segments grew by double-digit figures: 28.4% for Automotive (€30.3m), 24.4% for Licensing (€39m) and 19% for Telematics (€37m). For the full year 2015, revenues reached €1,007m, up 5.9%. Consumer accounted for most of the revenues and displayed flattish growth (€624m, +0.7%), due to lower PND revenues. Automotive was down 3.3% (€106m), due to the phasing out of legacy products. Licensing (€142m) and Telematics (€135m) were up by double-digit figures, respectively 27.3% and 22.5%. Telematics reached the 605,000 subscribers mark, up 30% from the 464,000 2014 figure, due to dynamic organic growth and the acquisition of the Polish fleet management solutions provider Finder in December, which added over 60,000 vehicles. The gross margin for Q4 came in at 49.2%, down 220bp yoy and 390bp sequentially, mostly due to an €11m impairment charge in Automotive. For the full year, the gross margin decreased to 51.5% from 55.1%, due to strong negative currency effects (at constant exchange rates, it would have reached 56%). The EBIT margin for the full year was nil, hampered by the Automotive business (-32%) but offset by Telematics (29.4%), while Consumer and Licensing are neutral. For the full year 2016, the company is expecting revenues to grow to c. €1,050m, and adjusted EPS to increase by 10%, with higher investments (opex and capex) in core technologies, especially in Automotive.
Accelerating growth, but bottom-line still suffering from investments and FX effects
20 Oct 15
TomTom reported Q3 revenues of €254m, up 8.4% vs. the previous year. Consumer accounted as usual for most of the revenues, coming in at €161m for the quarter, representing a 5.4% increase yoy. The segment was driven by a favourable product mix as well as resilient growth in PND. Automotive reached €26m, flat yoy, vs. a 17.3% decrease in H1. The partnerships with Fiat-Chrysler were extended, as well as with South Korean’s SsangYong. A partnership with Bosch has been announced to collaborate in the field of mapping technology for autonomous vehicles. Licensing and Telematics reached €35.2m and €31.8m, growing by respectively 30.4% and 13.6%. In Telematics, the user base increased by 26% vs. the previous year, reaching 522,000 subscribers. The gross margin reached 53%, down from 57% last year, mainly due to the weakening of the euro vs. the dollar, EBITDA decreased by 20% at €33m, while EBIT decreased by 37% at €4.9m, corresponding to a 1.9% operating margin. With similar exchange rates, the gross margin would have reached 58% and the operating margin 6%. The company reiterated its guidance for the year. Revenues are still expected to reach around €1bn, with adjusted EPS at around €0.20. Both capex and opex should be slightly higher vs. the previous year.
Solid top-line but gross margin impacted by stronger dollar
21 Jul 15
Revenues grew 5% to €265m, up from: €252m in Q2 14 (3% revenue growth in H1 15 to €470m, up from €457m in H1 14). Consumer sales fell by 2% to €164.9m, driven by a single-digit decline of PND and related content & services revenue, offset by a mid double-digit increase in sports revenue. Automotive saw a strong 15% decline as anticipated to €26m due to the draw down on certain Automotive Hardware contracts which were linked, however TomTom continued to book new business at levels which will support a growing business from next year onwards. Telematics continued to grow strongly in Q2 (up 37% and 30% over H1) with sales reaching €35m as TomTom passed 500k subscriptions. Finally, Licensing also grew by 42% over the course of Q2 to €35.1m (€25m in Q2 14) or 27% over H1 15 (€67m in revenues) reflecting the improved deal with Apple and the signing of a deal with Telefonica and Mozilla to supply Maps Online and Nav Online to mobiles running Firefox OS. TomTom’s gross margin fell to 51% from 56% in Q2 14, impacted by 5ppts by the stronger dollar. As a result, EBITDA fell to €28m (Q2 14: €37m) and TomTom's net result came in at €3m, down from €9m in Q2 14. At the end of Q2, TomTom maintains a very healthy net cash position of €77m. The guidance for revenue and adjusted EPS for the full year is maintained. TomTom continues to expect revenues to grow to around €1bn, and adjusted EPS is expected to come in at c. €0.20. TomTom does however now expect to increase its investments moderately in terms of both capex and opex to develop further its core technologies. This is mostly as a result of the stronger dollar.
30 Nov 16
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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*.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 03-11-2016
03 Nov 16
Overall trading for the year appears to have started slightly slowly overall but with underlying revenues making progress and profits flat for the period. Slow profit progress was already expected due to the previously signalled growth orientated investment being made. A material timing change on a Compliance unit contract, strong growth in AXCO and buoyant Health performance bode well for revenue performance looking forward. Visibility levels are said to be good underpinning managements confidence that the group is on track for the year. Wilmington remains a good play on the growth in global regulation and compliance. BUY
Reduced H1 loss and strong H2 flagged
30 Aug 16
H1 shows a continuing move towards Bio-Medical, with that division now delivering 57% of group revenue. Overall, a challenging first half year was as expected, but improved margins and tight cost control reduced the loss and a much stronger second half is flagged in the outlook. There is thus no change to FY 2016 guidance or forecasts. Following its $3.8m acquisition of Green Lab in January, but before receipt of the $3.0m Egens investment in Adaltis, BATM ended June with a healthy $14.0m net cash. Reviewing the financials, H1 revenue was down 5% YoY to $45.1m, with sales falling in both divisions; Networking & Cyber (down 9%) continues to transition away from legacy products, while Bio-Medical (down 3%) suffered a slowdown in the Sterilization business as it focused on new opportunities in bio-pharma and agriculture markets which should deliver in H2. However, both divisions achieved breakeven at operating profit level in H1 thanks to higher margins; notably from cyber security solutions and from better products in Medical Distribution, and improving sales of high-margin machines and reagents in Diagnostics. This left a small $0.6m operating loss from unallocated group overheads, but $0.3m profit at the EBITDA level. The outlook is positive, with growth and contributions anticipated from both divisions in H2, generating a solid c$2m FY operating profit.
Strategic focus at interims
30 Nov 16
KCOM’s interims show a focus on the continuing transformation of the business in cost and investment, under a single brand. The benefit of the cash injection from the network sale has led to the opportunity for significant investment both in the Hull & East Yorkshire division and the nationwide Enterprise division, to create a platform for growth. With a reiterated commitment to a minimum 6p dividend for FY17 and FY18, ongoing cost-saving initiatives, and proof of customer enthusiasm for the integrated platform which investment will further support, KCOM continues to deliver an attractive dividend in anticipation of its return to headline growth. Target 130p reiterated.