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Seeing Machines has released a trading update demonstrating the business is performing better than expected on key metrics: Revenues of A$39.7m were 13% ahead of our expectations of $35.1m and cash of A$38.7m was 21% ahead of our expectations of A$32.0m. We believe this strong end to the financial year reflects the continued demand for the company's Fleet product by sophisticated fleet owners and that the key home markets of Australia and New Zealand have been less affected by COVID than feared. We believe this strong cash performance should reduce the perceived funding risk weighting and help the valuation recover towards previous levels. We iterate our Buy recommendation and 7.2p price target.
Companies: Seeing Machines Ltd.
Byotrol released a further positive trading on the back of a strong Q1 FY 2021, citing product sales in excess of £3.4m in the quarter and for the business to significantly exceed full-year market forecasts. With the order book at the end of June still being c.£2m (similar to at 30 April) and continued improving supply chain management for biocidal ingredients, we have upgraded forecasts to reflect this outlook. We increase FY 2021 revenues, adjusted EBITDA and EPS by 15%, 38% and 55%, respectively. Consequently, we upgrade our target price to 10p, at which level the stock would trade on 3.7x sales. As previously indicated, we think the pandemic should result in a secular shift towards improved disinfection prevention, reducing the prospect of FY 2021 being a one-off exceptional performance. The prospect for further upgrades should current monthly revenues extend for longer than anticipated and additional IP monetisation events should not be discounted, in our view, either.
Companies: Byotrol Plc
2019 has been a transformative year for Velocys, setting the company up for further progress in the current year and beyond. Despite COVID 19 restrictions the company has continued to develop with the current year seeing further funding secured, the delivery of reactors to Red Rock Biofuels and the securing of planning permission at the Altalto sustainable aviation fuel project. The JDA at Altalto has also been strengthened with British Airways and Shell providing a further £1m funding. Demand for sustainable fuel, especially for aviation, and for negative carbon solutions is growing and Velocys is one of the few companies able to deliver here.
Companies: Velocys Plc
While Ince's FY20 results are complex given the various movements in reported figures associated with accounting for the Ince International consolidation, our assessment is that there are emerging signs of increasing operational effectiveness and reasons for optimism for investors. The operating environment and outlook remains opaque and thus we keep our forecasts and recommendation for the Group withdrawn at this time.
Companies: The Ince Group plc
XPP announced interim results for the period ended 30 June 2020 with record order intake, strong revenue growth and a stable financial position. XPP has reinstated its dividend for Q220 of 180 per share. The Company has available resources of ~GBP61m through bank facilities and cash balances should it be required.
Companies: XP Power Ltd.
The successful delivery of reactors to the Red Rock Biofuels project demonstrates the company’s ability to manufacture to specification and on time in our view. Progress on this project represents a key milestone and, with commissioning expected next year, will provide further evidence of the ability to create sustainable road and aviation fuel from biomass using Velocys technology.
The investment in feedstock provision for the Uskmouth power station conversion adds an element of de-risking at a crucial time for financing the project in our view. The deal increases feedstock options and allows SIMEC Atlantis exposure to additional profit in a potentially improving waste management market. The proposed c.£6m funding also provides additional resource to the £9.4m cash announced at the end of June, allowing the company to continue to move forward on several fronts.
Companies: SIMEC Atlantis Energy Ltd.
XP Power reported a strong performance in H1 considering the challenges presented by COVID-19 and a material uplift in orders provides a record backlog at the start of H2. With its diversified production capacity, a focus on higher complexity product targeted at growth markets and the ability to provide customer support globally, XP believes it will be in a stronger position post-COVID-19 than before. We have revised our forecasts to reflect the strong order intake, higher operating costs and higher share count.
FY20A results are broadly in-line with forecasts set prior to Covid-19, evidencing a far stronger H2A delivery to the year. Fulcrum has now refocused on a number of growth opportunities based on long-term strategic priorities for the UK, including the move to a net zero economy. MoM momentum is building so far in FY21, such that pre-Covid trading levels are expected to be met in Q2/21. Given this, a record order book and strong balance sheet, we see a brighter future for Fulcrum ahead.
Companies: Fulcrum Utility Services Ltd.
Trading in both divisions has clearly improved post the COVID-19 lockdown and Norcros’s robust liquidity position has been maintained. Equally, the focus on cash/cost management, new product innovation and taking market share is undiminished, leaving the company well placed to navigate market conditions. Our estimates remain suspended pending further normalisation of market conditions.
Companies: Norcros Plc
Drax is a major enabler of the energy transition. It is the only UK investment opportunity of scale that can offer exposure to BECCS, long duration storage and low carbon spinning reserve, all essential to deliver what is now a legal requirement for net zero emissions by 2050. We initiate coverage with a central case valuation of 505p.
Companies: Drax Group Plc
The FY20 results report that after a challenging H1, the Group’s performance had started to improve, with a substantial increase in order inflow. This was disrupted by the impact of COVID-19, which impeded operations towards the end of FY20. Despite this, EBITDA (postIFRS 16) of £4.6m was broadly in line with pre-COVID-19 guidance (c.£5m). Given continued economic uncertainty, guidance is still withdrawn. Whilst valuation is challenging in the absence of forecasts, if management can deliver a recovery in earnings to historic levels, we believe the current valuation looks undemanding. We see no reason why the improving trajectory of the business should not resume once the economy is on a more stable footing. Indeed, trading has started to improve, with revenue expected to return to pre-COVID-19 levels in Q2, and medium term prospects are positive.
Journeo is a specialist provider of both on and off-vehicle tailored solutions to the transport community. This morning, the group has announced a three year framework renewal with Abellio bus London for the provision of CCTV and associated equipment. The contract is expected to be worth c.£2m over the course of the three year period, with the potential for additional orders of on-vehicle technology solutions worth up to £1.2m over this time.
Companies: Journeo Plc
COVID-19 update – continuing to operate, div. suspended
Companies: Scapa Group Plc
Swedish Stirling is building momentum with the signing of a new agreement with Glencore for an additional 88 PWR BLOK waste gas to energy units. This deal is with South Africa’s largest ferro chrome smelter and shows that the company’s technology is gaining acceptance as a go to solution in the industry in South Africa. Swedish Stirling has benefited from its in-country team which has meant that COVID 19 restrictions has not prevented progress. The company now has a strong pipeline of deals which should drive sales in future years.
Companies: GLEN GLEN STRLNG