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Steady growth in Q3
11 Nov 16
TXT reported a strong set of results for Q316: organic growth in both businesses was boosted by the contribution from April’s acquisition of Pace, resulting in 49% growth in EBITDA y-o-y. We have revised our forecasts to reflect a lower cost base in FY16 and slightly higher tax rates in both years; we raise FY16 EPS by 6.4% and trim FY17 EPS by 2.4%. The company is making good progress in its efforts to internationalise the business and we believe it may make further bolt-on acquisitions.
15 Aug 16
TXT’s H1 results confirm that TXT Retail has seen a recovery in licensing after a weak Q1 and TXT Next continues to experience strong organic growth. With the inclusion of the PACE acquisition from April, TXT Next is now more internationally focused and has a comprehensive solution suite to address the aerospace market. Key drivers of growth for the group are expansion into Asia Pacific in TXT Retail and growth of the aerospace business in TXT Next. Our forecasts are substantially unchanged.
Profits maintained despite licensing weakness
18 May 16
TXT reported a small year-on-year revenue decline for Q116. While TXT Next showed continued growth, TXT Perform saw delays in the signing of new licences, resulting in a decline in revenues. This was offset by reduced operating expenses. Management sees a more positive outlook in Q2 and maintains expectations for FY16. We leave our forecasts substantially unchanged.
TXT Next is next for international expansion
11 Mar 16
TXT reported strong FY15 revenue growth of 13%, with double-digit growth from both divisions, and normalised EPS ahead of our forecast. The planned acquisition of PACE adds higher-margin aerospace software capability and accelerates TXT Next’s quest to expand its addressable market outside of Italy. We have incorporated PACE into our estimates, forecasting normalised EPS growth of 16% in FY16 and 9% in FY17.
Aerospace software acquisition
03 Mar 16
TXT is expanding the scope of TXT Next’s aerospace business with the acquisition of a majority stake in aerospace software specialist PACE, for an initial cash consideration of €5.6m. The deal will enable TXT Next to offer specialist software in addition to its aerospace IT, consulting and R&D services and gives the division access to a wider international customer base. We will review our forecasts when TXT reports FY15 results on 8 March.
06 Nov 15
TXT reported another strong quarter, with Q3 revenue growth of 12% y-o-y and both businesses contributing to growth. Profitability was higher than we forecast, leading to an upgrade to FY15 EPS; we leave our FY16 forecasts unchanged. The company continues to invest in expansion into Asia Pacific; this combined with progress in the North American business should drive growth in the medium term.
N+1 Singer - NCC Group - Further issues in Assurance
22 Feb 17
NCC released a trading update yesterday afternoon highlighting further issues in its Assurance division. Sales growth has been lower than expected in all regions, resulting in a significant reduction in full year expectations. We have reduced our EPS forecasts by 25% in FY’17 and 22%/25% in FY’18/’19 respectively. Escrow continues to perform in line with expectations. In response to these issues the Board has announced a strategic review into all of the Assurance businesses. The results of the strategic review are expected to be announced at the FY results in July. With an extended period of uncertainty on the horizon we believe it will be hard for investors to gain confidence in NCC in the short term. That said we see fundamental value in the stock. Escrow is unaffected by this warning and remains an extremely high quality business, which we value at £353m in our SOTP. At the current share price this leaves Assurance valued at c.5x cal’17 EBITDA. While this appears to be an attractive multiple for a rare cybersecurity asset, we would like further clarity on the underlying nature of the current issues, hence our Hold recommendation. Our 138p target price assumes a 12x EBITDA multiple for Assurance but we apply a 20% discount to the group to account for the current uncertainty.
20 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.
21 Feb 17
Lighthouse Group* (LGT): Middle Britain growth (CORP) | Utilitywise* (UTW): Double-digit sales growth (CORP) | Trakm8* (TRAK): Earnings expectations cut again (CORP) | dotDigital* (DOTC): Myriad growth opportunities (CORP) | Artilium* (ARTA): Five-year Telenet deal secured and prepaid (CORP) | Netcall* (NET): Cloud investment pays off (CORP)
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.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 22-02-2017
22 Feb 17
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