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Poor performance on the back of currency depreciations
01 Jun 16
Key information: • Currency depreciations had a strong negative impact. • Cement and clinker volumes decreased by 11%. • Sales decreased by 29%. • EBITDA down by 35%. • Net profit at €-41m vs €-17m in Q1 15. • FCF negative as usual in Q1 but improved compared to Q1 15.
Poor results as expected
25 Feb 16
h1. Key information: • Cimpor was hit by the economic downturn in LatAm, especially in Brazil and by unfavourable exchange rate movements. • Sales down by 4.3% to €2.5bn. • Cement & clinker volumes sold reached 28mt, namely a 6.1% decrease. • Average cement prices increased by 6.2%. • EBITDA decreased by 18.6% to €526m. • EBITDA margin remained in the high range of the sector, namely at 21.1%. • Closing of operations at under-utilised plants. • Sale of non-core assets in Brazil. • Cimpor’s shift to export to use its overcapacity is paying off: Cimpor is the fifth biggest global trader of cement & clinker. • Net debt reduced by €366m.
Liberal shift in Argentina
23 Nov 15
Key information: • Centre-right candidate Mauricio Macri is poised to become Argentina's next President. • Liberal shift in Argentina could boost domestic economy. • A shift from Brazil to Argentina occurred between 2013 and 2015. • Argentina (& Paraguay) is now the biggest contributor to Cimpor’s operating results (42%). • Cimpor is a good vehicle to bet on a strengthening of the Argentine economy.
Precarious free cash flow generation
20 Nov 15
Key information: • Sales down 1.2% to €1,928m, volumes down by 7.2%, prices up 6.6% over 9m15. • EBITDA decreased by 14.2% over 9m15. • EBITDA margin at 20.5% over 9m15 versus 23.6% over 9m14. • Net debt down by 9.4% compared to Q3 14. • Contraction of the Brazilian market partly offset by Argentine contribution.
Brazil: lion's share of the disappointment
19 Aug 15
Key information: • Sales increased by 4.8% to €1.3bn in H1 15. • Cement and clinker volume sold decreased by 5.7%. • EBITDA of €279.2m, down 3% compared to H1 14. • EBITDA margin of 21.4% in H1 15 down from 23.2% in H1 14. • Net income at €-12.8m in H1 15 vs €2.2m in H1 14. • Net income at €7m in Q2 15 vs €-19.8m in Q1 15 and €11.7m in Q2 14. • Net debt of €3.45bn.
Panmure Morning Note 30-11-2016
30 Nov 16
RPC, the international plastics products design and engineering group, has delivered yet another strong set of results (1H17 EBITDA +65%, EPS +45%). At the interim stage PBT was +66% (materially better than we had forecast). Topline growth has principally being driven by acquisitions (GCS + BPI), though organic remains a feature (and crucially remains at levels consistent with FY16). The two recent acquisitions have quickly been assimilated into the panEuropean platform and management has raised cost synergy guidance (again).
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.
Panmure Morning Note 02-12-16
02 Dec 16
Today James Halstead will be holding its 101st AGM. Trading during the first part of FY17 has been mixed, with some notable challenges. However, movements in FX (i.e. weak sterling) is boosting reported earnings, offsetting UK volume trends and pricing pressures. Whilst earnings are likely to be second half weighted, the picture is in-line with expectations and we are leaving our FY17 PBT estimates unchanged (£47.4m in FY17 vs £45.4m FY16).
02 Dec 16
On 30 September 2016, when the company announced its full year results, it reported that the UK business had seen a slow start to the year, with particular weakness in repair and renewal spending by the NHS as well as “reticence” in the education sector. However, with the UK only representing about a third of the business, this weakness was expected to be more than offset by the positive effect of a weakened sterling on its overseas business, given the benefits for competitiveness and margins.
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)