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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.
Taking a prudent road
28 Nov 16
As flagged in September, H1 2017 profit is indeed below LY; adj. PBT of £0.5m compares with £1.5m in H1 2016 as Trakm8 invests heavily in new technology and acquisition integration. Management remains confident in another very strong H2 performance and in particular is focused on closing a couple of large high-margin software-related sales which would see the group meeting the original FY 2017 expectations of £5.9m adj. PBT. However, should these fall outside the March year-end, profits are only likely to be in line with last year’s £3.9m, albeit on a growing revenue base. Prudence dictates we assume a worst-case scenario in our forecasts so that surprise is only in the upside – if the deals close in the year, the company will meet those original revenue and profit expectations.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 30-11-2016
30 Nov 16
Sanderson has delivered full year results in line with expectations and the 19 October trading update after a strong finish to the year compensated for a slower start. A healthy level of pre-contracted recurring revenue (50%), incremental sales to existing customers and new customer wins at higher average order values helped deliver solid revenue growth in both the Digital Retail (+9%) and Enterprise (+12%) divisions. A decent order book and good sales momentum suggest that the company is on track to deliver on unchanged profit expectations for the current year. We continue to view the valuation (FY17 EV/EBITDA 8.6x) as undemanding given an attractive combination of accelerating growth potential, strong cash generation and growing dividends.
Deal beefs up media & broadcast operations
28 Nov 16
SCISYS is acquiring Germany-based ANNOVA Systems for an estimated deal value of £15.3m. ANNOVA is a leading supplier of software-based editorial solutions to the media sector. It has a track record of generating strong revenue growth and in 2015 won a landmark contract with the BBC, which underpins financial forecasts for 12 years. ANNOVA complements SCISYS’s dira! product offering for radio broadcasters, extends the group’s capabilities into television and creates cross-selling opportunities. The deal significantly boosts earnings, aided by cheap debt financing costs, and is value enhancing on our assumptions. Consequently, we believe the stock continues to look attractive on c 10x our FY17e earnings.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 29-11-2016
29 Nov 16
Vp has reported another impressive set of interims, confirming strong growth in most markets and a positive outlook. Recent acquisitions are bedding in well and the full year outturn is set to exceed previous expectations (5%/6% EPS upgrades in FY17/FY18). The recent Capital Markets Day provided a reminder of Vp’s qualities (specialist focus, high returns, strong cash generation) and its growth potential, which in our view are not reflected in a modest <11x P/E rating. We firmly believe the shares are due a re-rating and see intrinsic value in excess of 800p.