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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.
08 Dec 16
Elderstreet stake acquired 02 GENERAL NEWS Globalworth premium In this issue Venture capital firm Draper Esprit has taken a 30.8% stake in venture capital trust manager Elderstreet. Both investment managers focus on the technology sector and they will be able to co-invest. Elderstreet has investments in a number of AIM-quoted companies through its VCTs. The purchase was funded by an issue of Draper Esprit shares worth just over £250,000. Simon Cook, the chief executive of Draper Esprit, is a former partner at Elderstreet so he knows the business and the people who run it, although he did leave more than 14 years ago. Cook has previously acquired portfolios from 3i and Cazenove, two other firms where he has worked. Draper Esprit has an option to acquire the remaining shares in Elderstreet, which has more than £25m under management. Adding Elderstreet to the group enables Draper Esprit to offer investors a range of EIS funds, VCTs and an ISA qualifying listed evergreen patient capital fund. The enlarged group has venture capital assets under management of more than £350m. At the end of September 2016, Draper Esprit had a net asset value of 352p a share, which is similar to the current share price. The June 2016 flotation price was 300p a share. Draper Esprit is quoted on Ireland’s Enterprise Securities Market as well as AIM.
A data-driven H1 raises expectations
05 Dec 16
The first reporting period under the new D4t4 Solutions brand saw the group (previously IS Solutions) deliver good growth, leaving it well on track to meet PBT forecasts in FY 2017, and we now increase FY 2018 forecasts. The business continues to flourish from its focus on data management and analytics, enabling its international blue-chip client base to gather and gain advantage from the mass of customer data available, utilising the leading-edge Celebrus solution. Industry analysts predict 12% CAGR for the BI & Analytics market through to 2020, and D4t4 is riding this wave of demand.
09 Dec 16
Ideagen* (IDEA): Acquisition of IPI Solutions (CORP) | Lombard Risk Management* (LRM): Atos deal improves routes to German market (CORP) | Photo-Me* (PHTM): Upgrade to FY forecasts (CORP) In other news… Frontier Developments* (FDEV): ED coming to Xbox and Planet Coaster update (CORP) | LiDCO* (LID): Analyst interview (CORP) | Rude Health: Analyst interview
06 Dec 16
600 Group* (SIXH): Interim results: order book showing signs of improvement (CORP) | Real Good Food* (RGD): Commodity volatility impacts numbers (CORP) | Minds + Machines* (MMX): .vip goes live in China (CORP | Imaginatik* (IMTK): Interims (CORP) | iomart* (IOM): Quality business as usual (CORP) | Fulcrum (FCRM): Upgrades continue (BUY)
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 05-12-2016
05 Dec 16
RTHM is acquiring a profitable Canadian listed mobile specialist for equivalent of US$42.5m consideration in shares (88.235m). This helps adds to two growth vectors RTHM is targeting; (i) adds unique exclusive audience (10m unique) and (ii) Exclusive demand Yahoo and Facebook. The business has 15 premium and owned and operated apps which provide users with rewards for activity. The business is expected to deliver c$9m of EBITDA in FY18 including $2m of cost synergies. This equates to just 4.7x EV/EBITDA. This marks what we see the first step in RTHM activity to scale the business and deliver on margin potential (see our initiation notes). Our initial estimates for EPS revisions are very significant - for FY18 are 2.3 cents (currently 0.6) and for FY19 4.3 (currently 2.5). There is a call at 830 for investors and we will revise post this.
A Good Deal of Potential
07 Dec 16
The Millstream acquisition should generate substantial shareholder value in our view. It boosts adjusted EBIT by c.50% for just a £15.5m price tag, and the complementary customer set and product base create excellent cross selling opportunities. We raise our FY17 adjusted EPS estimate to 7.6p and introduce a FY18 estimate of 9.6p. PROACTIS is building its reputation for intelligent M&A and shrewd organic delivery; we expect to see further delivery on both fronts.