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The best TV product for nationwide operators!
01 Feb 17
Quite a good Q4 for KPN: Even if revenues, down by 2.3% yoy (but vs -3% and -4.3% in Q2 and Q1), are still suffering from the decline in the business market size (consumer revenues grew by 2.3% yoy), EBITDA was good (growing by 4.1% yoy as it was up by 3.4% in Q3 and above all down by 4.5% in Q1 and by 1.7% in Q2) driven by growth in the customer base and the positive impact of cost savings. KPN remains however cautious for its 2017 outlook with an EBITDA in line with 2016. KPN intends to pay a regular dividend of €0.10 for 2016 and €0.11 for 2017 (without counting the fact that as usual KPN intends to pass on the potential dividend received from Telefónica Deutschland to its shareholders (c.€0.025)).
Rationalisation of the network is paying off
27 Oct 16
Quite a good Q3 for KPN: even if revenues, down by 3% yoy, are still suffering from the decline in the business market size (consumer revenues grew by 1.5% yoy), the EBITDA was good (growing by 3.4% yoy as it was down by 4.5% in Q1 and by 1.7% in Q2) driven by customer base growth and the positive impact of cost savings.
Consolidating its market shares on the consumer side
27 Jul 16
Although Q1 revenues had decreased by 2.6% yoy while the EBITDA had declined slightly more by 4.5%, it was the opposite in Q2 with revenues down more than expected by 4.3% yoy but a better EBITDA down by only 1.7%. Once again, growing Consumer revenues were offset by the impact of the ongoing decline in the size of the business market. So, as in the two previous quarters, a mixed release.
Q1 in line with expectations
02 May 16
Q1 16 revenues declined by 2.6% yoy (excluding the contact centre business SNT Deutschland which was sold in Q1). Once again growing Consumer revenues were offset by the impact of the ongoing decline in size of the business market and lower revenues at iBasis. The EBITDA decreased by 4.5% yoy but this is due to temporarily higher IT-related costs in network and operations in the run-up to IT rationalisation. Note also an impairment charge related to iBasis for €45m. KPN intends to pay a regular dividend of €10 cents in respect of 2016 and grow the dividend in line with its free cash flow growth profile thereafter. KPN will distribute €1.2bn of the combined proceeds from the sale of BASE to Telenet and c.5% Telefónica Deutschland shares to its shareholders in the form of a capital repayment of €28 cents per share. KPN expects to execute the capital repayment in June 2016. The remaining 15.5% stake in Telefónica Deutschland is treated as a financial investment and KPN still intends to distribute the expected Telefónica Deutschland dividend over 2015 (€110m) to its shareholders in the form of a special interim dividend distribution of €2.5 cents per share (the payment date is 27 May 2016).
A mixed release
03 Feb 16
Q4 2015 revenues declined by 5.9% yoy (adjusted with a tax settlement benefit of €44m in Q4 2014). Growing Consumer revenues were offset by the impact of the ongoing decline of the business market size and lower revenues at iBasis. The EBITDA decreased however by only 0.7% yoy in Q4 2015 (without the tax settlement benefit in Q4 2014). These results are quite disappointing compared to the previous Q3 where revenues were down by only 2.6% yoy (vs -3.5% in H1) thanks to 3.7% growth on the consumer side, while the EBITDA grew by 4.6% (vs. less than +1% in H1).
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
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Visible benefits from restructuring
23 Feb 17
In our view, Monitise’s H1 17 results demonstrate the benefits of management’s ongoing transformation programme. EBITDA profitability was sustained, and accompanied by cash outflow more than halving vs H1 16A. With gross cash at £27.3m, the group’s financial position remains strong. Initial FINkit sales are under “active discussion” and ongoing regulatory initiatives (CMA, PSD2) give further grounds for optimism in the outlook.
Small Cap Breakfast
16 Feb 17
Saffron Energy—Schedule One update. Raising £2.5m, expected Mkt Cap £7.7m. Admission due 24 Feb. Italian Oil & Gas Play Guinness Oil & Gas Exploration—Publication of prospectus. Seeking to raise £50m and invest in 15 exploration companies at launch, with plans to grow the portfolio to 30 positions during its lifetime. Issue closing 23 Feb. Arix Bioscience — Intention to float on the main market from the global healthcare and life science Company supporting medical innovation. Raised £52m in Feb 16 with investors including Woodford Investment Management
Ready to dominate TV distribution and prepared for new competition from Iliad
20 Feb 17
TI has released a good set of Q4 results: Revenues were up organically by 0.8% yoy (vs -5.2% in Q1, -4.2% in Q2 and -1.2% in Q3) while the EBITDA (excluding the negative impact of non-recurring items) has increased sharply by 5.9% yoy as in Q3 but vs a decline of 1.7% in H1! EBITDA has clearly benefited from the actions implemented in the “cost recovery plan” that started in Q2 in the Domestic Business and in Q3 in the Brazil Business. In Italy, revenues were up by 2.7% yoy (vs +1% in Q3 and -1.7% in the H1). The solid, structural recovery of Mobile revenues was confirmed, thanks both to the maintenance of market share and the stabilisation of ARPU levels. But the key point is the EBITDA which has grown by 8.4% (vs 7.9% in Q3, +6.9% in Q2 and -5.2% in Q1). Excluding non-recurring restructuring charges, EBITDA would have grown by +4.5% in 2016, with an EBITDA margin of 45.9%, up 1.9ppts on 2015. In Brazil, Q4 revenues were down organically and at constant change by only 1.7% yoy (vs -5.2% in Q3 and -14% in H1)! The main issue is that the total number of subscribers (c.63m with a market share of 26%) was still down by 4.3% vs end 2015. Note, however, that like its competitors the group has seen its prepaid customer base contract sharply in 2016, due to the adoption of a restrictive policy for the disconnection of inactive customers according to Anatel’s new criteria (the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency). Q4 EBITDA was up by 2.8% yoy (vs +0.5% in Q3 and -10.9% in H1) with the start in Q3 of cost-cutting operations.
Ronez performing, debt facilities agreed
21 Feb 17
Confirming our view that Ronez is a high-quality maiden acquisition, SigmaRoc today announces that trading and operational performance at the verticallyintegrated aggregates business on the Channel Islands has been strong in the first few weeks of trading since the deal completed in early 2017. January sales volumes are reportedly above budget, a healthy order book is in place for the remainder of the quarter, and requisite back-office systems are being developed faster and at lower cost than initially anticipated. Furthermore, SigmaRoc has agreed terms with Santander Bank for a £2m revolving credit facility and is close to agreeing an £18m term facility – once finalized these debt facilities should see SigmaRoc sufficiently capitalized to progress initial projects in management’s pipeline of growth opportunities. We thus continue to believe that Ronez has potential to generate EBITDA to the group of at least £6m pa as efficiencies continue to be unlocked under the new independent ownership structure, providing SigmaRoc with a firm platform from which to leverage more acquisitions and/or organic investments and thus deliver further earnings growth as it progresses its niche buy-and-build strategy.
New Screen – Consistent Growth + “11 with legs”
17 Dec 15
To represent the theme of “Consistent Growth”, we introduce our second basket of small-cap stocks selected by a screening process. This will sit alongside our first (deep value) basket introduced and described in our note dated 26th May 2015 (Our first screen – 10 deep value stocks to consider). The screening criteria address both the extent AND the quality of growth in EPS and sales, which we consider add a worthwhile additional element to stock selection. The process results in a basket of 25 stocks, the performance of which we will track over time, allowing comparison of investment styles, but also highlighting interesting companies. We have taken a closer look at 11 stocks “11 with legs” (see list on the right) in this screen.