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CHINA WATER AFFAIRS GROUP
CHINA WATER AFFAIRS GROUP
13 Dec 16
China Water Affairs Group’s (CWA’s) reported 59% half-on-half (h-o-h) increase in revenue and 62% operating profit improvement were flattered by HK$1,336m non-cash revenues and a HK$248m non-cash operating profit contribution from a property revaluation. Excluding non-cash effects, h-o-h operating profit increased by 30%. City Water Supply (CWS), CWA’s most significant business unit, grew revenue at an underlying rate of 25% h-o-h (70% reported; see Exhibit 3) and operating profit surprised on the upside. We increase our estimates to take account of the improved operating performance and work through various non-cash items in FY17e. Our 1.3% increase in FY18e EBITDA, together with improved cash generation, has the effect of increasing our fair value per share by 9.6% to HK$7.12 from HK$6.52.
Tapping higher growth
10 Nov 16
We increase our valuation for China Water Affairs (CWA) to HK$6.5 per share after upgrading our earnings forecasts. We believe CWA, as the only listed equity play on Chinese tap water supply, offers investors exposure to a unique and attractive set of industry fundamentals. Strong shareholder returns driven by high-teens earnings growth are likely to continue as CWA grows capacity. Capital expenditure requirements will remain elevated as capacity growth continues. However, given CWA’s strong balance sheet and high operating cash returns, we believe it will be able to execute its growth plan without weakening its balance sheet.
Signs of delivery on ambitious growth plans
26 Apr 16
Through a mixture of volume and price increases and inorganic growth, we expect China Water Affairs (CWA) to grow operating profit by a CAGR of 17.8% over the next five years. CWA owns and operates water supply assets in 46 cities across China. China’s economy suffers from polluted water and water scarcity and only around 50% of households are connected to a water network. The Chinese government has become increasingly supportive of private companies developing the water sector and, for now, is happy to reward private firms with attractive ROEs. Favourable regulatory drivers, coupled with a well-regarded management team, have enabled CWA to deliver excellent earnings growth and we believe this will continue.
20 Feb 17
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21 Feb 17
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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.
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - New quality style screen + 11 quality focus stocks
09 Feb 17
We introduce our fourth and final style screen representing “quality”. This screens for stocks with the best combination of high returns on capital/equity, EBIT margins and operating cash-flow conversion rates. These criteria should help us monitor how strong underlying returns translate into share price performance over time and under varying market conditions. The screen selects the “best” 25 stocks from our universe of just over 500 stocks and, as usual, we focus on a shorter list of stocks we cover or otherwise know and believe to be particularly interesting. We provide brief investment summaries on these focus stocks on pages 4 – 9. We will monitor performance and refresh the screen in approximately 3-4 months time.
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22 Feb 17
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23 Feb 17
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