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Positive growth trend is confirmed and should continue
22 Feb 17
The group has published its FY16 results with weak revenue decreasing by 7% yoy to €29.22bn. However, cost optimisation and a reduction in operating expenses and a combined +€114m FX effect have boosted the EBITDA of the group to €7.8bn, a 7% yoy increase. The network business’s performance with the consolidation of UIL more than compensated for the decrease in the generation & retail, and renewable businesses. Operating profit increased by 19% yoy due to lower amortisation and provision charges. Net profit was €2.7bn which represents a 12% yoy increase, below EBIT growth from higher taxes incurred in 2016, lower revenues from associates (-61% yoy) and higher minority interests. On an adjusted basis, net income reached €2.53bn, which represents an 11.7% yoy increase and was broadly in line with expectations. The dividend payment is slightly above expectations at €0.31/share, which represents an 11% yoy increase. The positive trend should continue in 2017 as the company expects mid single-digit growth at both the EBITDA (6% CAGR) and net profit level (7.5% CAGR).
Heavy investment strategy towards growth pays off
26 Oct 16
Positive Q3 16 results for Iberdrola. Despite the 12.2% yoy decrease in revenues in the third quarter to €6,639m, the group has achieved a 10.8% yoy increase on EBITDA to €1,837m; moreover, operating profit increased by 16.7% yoy to €1,003m, both ahead of forecasts by 1.3% and 1.9% respectively. In addition to this, the group’s net income increased by 41.4% yoy to €584.9m, which is 4.1% ahead of consensus. In the first 9 months, the group had a 9.1% decrease in revenues, reaching €21.54bn. EBITDA, on the other hand, increased by 4.2% to €5.73bn and, on an adjusted basis, (excluding FX effects) it rose by 6.7%. Operating profit increased 7.6% and reported net income 6.4% to €2.04bn, however, on an adjusted basis, it grew by 17% to €1.96bn. The positive performance comes from the network business (+8.8% ytd), which partially compensated for slightly lower profits from the renewable business (-3.3% ytd) and a flat performance in the generation division (-0.1% ytd). In terms of cash flows, the group confirms its positive trend as operating cash flows have improved by 9.5% ytd to €4,717m, and are able to cover the 45% ytd increase in investment the group has under its ambitious capex plan. The only weak point on the release is that the net debt of the group increased by 2.1% in this quarter to reach €28.42bn. The company confirmed its 2016 outlook in terms of EBITDA (+5%) and net profit (double-digit growth) for 2016.
The positive trend continues: higher net income expectations
20 Jul 16
Iberdrola continues its positive trend with earnings growth in the 2016 half-year results, despite revenue falling 7.6% yoy to €14,898m, as EBITDA increased 1.4% yoy to €3.89bn (beating consensus by 1.2%) and operating profit reached €2.25bn (+3.9% yoy). However, the biggest improvement was seen in the net financial result as it improved by more than 30% yoy due to lower financial costs and exchange rate hedges, pushing upward the adjusted net income towards a 13.9% yoy increase to €1.43bn (although 1.5% below expectations). On the cash flow side, operating cash flows increased 6.54% yoy to €3,227m due to the improvement in earnings, as adjusted EBITDA grew 5.8% in the first quarter. Moreover, following the strategic plan, Iberdrola increased investment by 42.7% yoy to €1,859m, in which 67.5% had been attributed to growth projects. Following this strong results publication, the company has stated that it now expects net profit to grow at a higher rate than EBITDA (which is expected at 5%) despite FX and one-off effects.
Results impacted by lower prices and one-offs
27 Apr 16
Iberdrola reported earnings slightly below expectation as EBITDA decreased by 6% yoy to €2,008m and fell 2% short of expectations. Revenues decreased 7% yoy to €8,185m with operating profit decreasing by 7% yoy to 1,249m (4% below forecasts). Reported net income improved by 3.3% yoy to €868.7m but, on an adjusted basis, it reached €836.8m, which is a 5.1% yoy increase, although 1% short of expectations. Net debt increased by €1,969m yoy to €28,274m mainly due to the consolidation of Avantgrid. On the other hand, operating cash flows improved by 2.3% yoy to €1.7bn. Despite the negative results, the group maintains the FY guidance with growth expectations. Management maintained the 2016 guidance as the company expects the negative effects seen in the first quarter to be offset during the year. Both the liberalized and regulated businesses were down (-€133m and -€104m respectively).
Results boosted by renewables and networks; growth expectations raised
24 Feb 16
Positive results for the group as revenues increased by 4.6% to €31.46bn, beating expectations by the same amount, while EBITDA reached €7.3bn with a 5% yoy increase and in line with forecasts. Operating profit, on the other hand, declined by 3% yoy due to higher depreciation expenses (+9%), an increase in provisions (+69%) and a €230m impairment. Reported net income increased 4.1% yoy and reached €2.42bn, in line with forecasts, boosted by one-offs such as the reversal of tax provisions and a lower UK tax rate; however, on an adjusted basis, net income increased by 5.6% yoy to €2.26bn, but this is slightly below expectations. The Avangrid transaction in the USA actually had a negative impact in Q4 15, as adjusted for this net profit would have reached €2.46bn. The dividend has been increased 4% to €0.28, which is slightly above expectations. Net debt increased by 14% yoy due mainly to the integration of UIL (Avangrid). Without UIL, net debt would have reached €25.66bn which is better than expected. Operating cash flow remains strong and improved by 8.2% yoy to €5.9bn. The group expects a strong performance for 2016 with both EBITDA and net profit growth driven by Avangrid's full-year contribution, new power plants in Mexico, higher hydro reserves and renewable capacity, and an increase in the network asset base.
20 Feb 17
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21 Feb 17
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N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - New quality style screen + 11 quality focus stocks
09 Feb 17
We introduce our fourth and final style screen representing “quality”. This screens for stocks with the best combination of high returns on capital/equity, EBIT margins and operating cash-flow conversion rates. These criteria should help us monitor how strong underlying returns translate into share price performance over time and under varying market conditions. The screen selects the “best” 25 stocks from our universe of just over 500 stocks and, as usual, we focus on a shorter list of stocks we cover or otherwise know and believe to be particularly interesting. We provide brief investment summaries on these focus stocks on pages 4 – 9. We will monitor performance and refresh the screen in approximately 3-4 months time.
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
What is The Slide Rule? The Slide Rule has been designed to dramatically simplify the identification of the best companies in the UK small/mid-cap sector by making a quantitative assessment of the relative potential of each company. At its core, The Slide Rule aims to identify those companies that create genuine shareholder value through strong returns on capital and solid growth, but also present a value opportunity with the potential tailwind of earnings momentum. Companies are assessed within a Quality, Value, Growth and Momentum (QVGM) framework.
Time to go over weight
24 Feb 17
We believe equity investors are taking an unnecessarily cautious stance on the construction sector. Forward looking indicators (e.g. consumer confidence, construction PMIs and housing starts) point to a stable market and recent sales LFL are particularly encouraging (e.g. Marshalls). Near term margins may suffer temporary distortions as inflationary pressures build. However, history has shown that modest input cost inflation is actually a positive for earnings growth in the sector. Therefore, as we move into 2018, margin trends are likely to surprise on the upside.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 22-02-2017
22 Feb 17
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