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Another poor year recorded; capital increase cannot be excluded
12 Apr 16
Deoleo recorded another very poor quarter and the full-year results came in below our expectations. Although FY net sales were up +5.7%, the EBITDA margin contracted by 65% to 2.5%. The company’s performance continues to be impacted by the high prices of raw materials in Spain, coupled with promotional pressures in the market. On a FY basis, the Spanish unit recorded a slump in sales of -17.6% and a negative margin of 5.9% (vs. 5.04% in FY14). The group expects EBITDA to be positive as from the start of the year. In Southern Europe, Deoleo also recorded a very poor year with sales down 21.8% and the EBITDA margin contracting to 2.67% (vs. 8.25% in FY14). Performance was also impacted by high raw material prices. International markets recorded -16% in sales whereas the EBITDA margin slumped to 2.39% (vs. 12.03%). North America remains the only bright spot for the group with sales up 30%, nevertheless the high price of raw materials undermined the margins which contracted by c. 330bp to 14.08%. Consequently, the group recorded a loss in net profit of €61.3m (we were expecting a loss of €20m). The group expects a recovery in 2016, but with negative momentum to continue in Q1 16.
Very poor H1 results
10 Aug 15
Deoleo released its H1 results. Sales were up by 12.3%. Revenue by unit: North America (+18.6%), International markets (+8%), Southern Europe (14.95%) and Spain (+18.65%). EBITDA halved (€22.7m vs. €41.88m yoy) and the EBITDA margin was down by 610bp. EBITDA by unit: North America (+38.1%, +210bp), International markets (-16.27%, -280bp), Southern Europe (-48.22%, -420bp) and Spain (-58.77%, -410bp). Net debt rose to €542m (due to higher raw material prices). The company reported a net loss for the period of €-15.6m (€-6.29m in Q1).
Using their loaf
30 Nov 16
Finsbury Foods has been transformed by a series of acquisitions that has contributed to revenue and earnings nearly doubling over the last three years. Record levels of capital investment continue to improve the Group’s competitive position, whilst exposure to growth segments of the food market is helping likefor-likes. Profit growth is expected to slow in the current year in the absence of acquisitions but underlying trading remains resilient despite some cost headwinds, whilst debt reduction is accelerating. The rating is undemanding and the recent share price weakness has created a buying opportunity.
Joy of Techs
21 Nov 16
ICT evolution is driven by technological development as advances are made which both meet and shape customer requirements. Our 2011 note No such thing as a telco described the modern reality in that former ‘telcos’ now deliver varying elements of a range of managed services. We built on this theme last year, exploring in further detail their evolutionary paths, operating fundamentals, and cashflow yield similarities. In the consumer environment, demand for bundles of technology is complemented by demand for content. Across the pond, the mooted combination of AT&T and Time Warner typifies the bundled need of ‘pipe’ and content, since unbundled alternatives such as FaceTime and WhatsApp can be easier and clearer to chat over, and Amazon and Netflix are easier to watch anywhere. In the UK, BT’s defensive actions cover delivery, content and capabilities, acquiring EE yet also buying football rights. While TV was long ago added to triple play to become quad play, voice is now merely an app, and fixed and mobile seen as just dumb pipes: it's the content that will influence consumer choices. Growth of TV and film as well as music and gaming over IP leads to UK small cap opportunities. In context of the drive to maximise value from pipes and access by offering content and data, we look at some amongst the potential tech small cap beneficiaries: Amino*, Keyword Studios, ZOO Digital*, 7digital*, KCOM* and CityFibre*.
Transformational deal with CDC
04 Aug 16
Zambeef has concluded a major capital raising exercise with the UK’s Developmental Financial Investor (DFI), The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC). With US$65m raised through the issuance of ordinary and preference shares, Zambeef is now able to purchase RCL's stake in ZamChick and ZamHatch for cash and pay down a material portion of debt, releasing significant free cash flow from the business. We believe this could be the trigger that allows the shares to re-rate and achieve our target price of 15p (undiluted) or 22p (diluted).