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Q2 16 offers little respite
25 Jul 16
Getinge’s Q2 16 performance, although a significant improvement over the disastrous first quarter, continued to be tepid, with the company under-delivering on all counters against consensus expectations (c.3% and c.43% miss on top-line and bottom-line, respectively). Q2 16 sales were down 0.3% yoy to SEK6.9bn, mainly due to the continued weakness in the Patient & Post-Acute Care segment (erstwhile Extended Care); this, despite a resilient performance by Acute Care and a trend reversal in the Surgical Workflows segment. Unfavourable currency movements further pulled down reported growth to -3.5% yoy. However, benefits from the ongoing cost savings programme (c.SEK80-90m of cost savings realised in the quarter) reflected in the improved profitability, with adjusted operating income increasing c.18% to SEK606m (margin up 150bp to 8.7%). Net profit was up 28% to SEK227m, mainly on account of lower interest expenses (margin up 80bp to 3.3%). Another positive came in the form of an improved order intake (3% organic growth yoy vs. a 2% decline in the previous quarter). Following the results, management has ‘reworded’ its sales guidance for FY 16 – the company now expects a moderate organic sales growth for the year vs. the earlier expectation of a positive revenue growth. It also declined to comment on the Brexit impact (c.7.5% of total revenue came from the UK in 2015), stating that it’s too early to assess any long-term repercussions. The company also announced the appointment of Jens Viebke as the new president of Acute Care Therapies segment, replacing Heinz Jacqui.
Soft start to the year; still no clarity on Hechingen plant
24 May 16
Getinge reported another poor quarter, with Q1 16 numbers (both top line and bottom line) coming well below consensus estimates. Net sales were down 5% yoy to SEK6.4bn (-3% on an organic basis), while the order intake declined 4% to SEK6.9bn (-2% on an organic basis) mainly due to the continued weak demand for the capital goods business. The order intake in both Surgical Workflows and Patient & Post-Acute Care segments decreased 5%, while the sales decline was 7% and 5%, respectively (on an organic basis). The Acute Care Therapies was the only segment in the positive territory with order intake growth of 2% and sales growth of 1% (both in organic terms). Despite the support from the two-year suspension of the medical devices tax in the US, favourable product mix, savings from the restructuring programme (SEK75-80m) and positive currency impact (SEK50m), profitability remained under pressure, with adjusted operating profit plummeting 14% to SEK443m. However, excluding SEK76m of gain recognised in Q1 15 on account of the divestment of Pulsion’s perfusion operations, adjusted operating profit showed flat growth. Management has maintained its rather vague FY 16 outlook of positive revenue growth.
No abating of near-term headwinds
01 Apr 16
Disappointing Q4 15 and FY 15 results for Getinge (ahead of consensus on top-line but profitability missing market expectations). Full-year net sales (sales and order intake growth rates are on an organic basis, unless specified otherwise) were up 1.8% yoy (13.4% in SEK) to SEK30.2bn (in line with our estimate), while Q4 15 sales increased 4.3% (11.3% in SEK) to SEK9.4bn. Profitability remained under pressure, with adjusted EBIT declining 11.1% for the full year to SEK3.4bn (margin deteriorated c.3ppts yoy to c.11.2%) and 4% for the quarter to SEK1.7bn (margin deteriorated c.3ppts to c.18.3%), primarily impacted by the unfavourable product mix in the Medical Systems’ surgical workplaces division, pricing pressure in the Extended Care’s DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and rental businesses, and loss of revenue and costs associated with the consent decree with the FDA. However, excluding SEK110m of provision recognised in relation to the ongoing litigation in the US in the Medical Systems’ segment and the SEK108m of loss recognised in connection with the disposal of MK Metallkomponenten, adjusted EBIT was up 7.8% in Q4 15 to SEK1.9bn. Net profit for the full year came in at SEK1.5bn, slightly below our expectation of SEK1.6bn. Management has proposed a per share dividend of SEK2.80 for FY 15 (unchanged from 2014). Pernille Fabricius joined as CFO in February 2016, replacing Ulf Grunander. For 2016, management expects organic sales growth to be within its 2016-19 target of 2-4%. It sees positive growth from the EMEA and North America regions and weak demand from the Latin America region. Restructuring charges are expected to be SEK800m (per earlier guidance) while the consent decree is expected to have a negative SEK130m impact (excluding costs associated with the remediation programme) on operating profit.
Solid order intake but margins continue to concern
02 Dec 15
In its first results following the announcement of the restructuring plan, Getinge announced better than expected Q3 15 numbers (ahead of consensus estimates), reporting its best quarterly performance in terms of order intake (5.2% organic growth vs. a 0.2% decline in Q3 14) since Q4 13. Net sales, however, were more subdued, increasing 1.1% organically (11.2% reported) to SEK6.9bn, driven by a revival in demand from the North American market and robust returns from the rest of the world. Segment-wise, both Medical Systems and Infection Control chalked in encouraging numbers, 5.9% and 14.8% increase in order intake, 2% and 6% improvement in sales growth, respectively. However profitability remained constrained (adjusted EBITDA and EBIT down c.2% and c.14%, respectively) due to lower utilisation as well as negative currency transaction effects (although margins were better than market expectations). Key highlights include a reduction in costs related to the consent decree (from SEK500m previously to now SEK375m, SEK275m already charged in the first three quarters of the year) as well as an increase in restructuring expenses in FY15 from SEK540m to SEK630m (following management’s decision to expedite certain restructuring activities, SEK213m recorded in Q3, including an SEK50m payment to the US government). Management now expects the net currency exchange effect to be in the range of SEK50m (from the earlier SEK10m).
All for One ‘Getinge’
14 Sep 15
Five months after assuming his role as CEO of Getinge, Alex Myers finally presented the long-awaited transformation/ restructuring plan for the group, with a primary focus on consolidating and streamlining group functions under “One Getinge” (in sharp contrast to its historical federation-type structure). Courtesy its ‘big five’ initiatives, the 3-4 year plan (2016-19) aims at restoring growth and profitability through cost optimisation (by delayering the group, supply chain and procurement management), portfolio rebalancing and customer-centricity. With effect from 1 January 2016, the business would be reorganised into – Surgical Workflows (a mix of Medical Systems and Infection Control, c.35% of sales), Acute Care (primarily Medical Systems, c.40% of sales) and Patient & Post-Acute Care (Extended Care, c.25% of sales). The programme is expected to translate into an SEK2.5–3bn EBITA savings by 2019, but will cost the company upwards of c.SEK1.5bn in restructuring expenses, with an anticipated headcount reduction of 1,000 (primarily in the office/ admin functions). The management also aims at significantly deleveraging its balance sheet, improving net debt/EBITDA from the current 4.3x to 1.5x by 2019. The new financial targets for 2016–19 on CMD were: annual organic growth of 2–4% (before currency and acquisition impacts); EBITA improvement of >10% yoy and dividend payout of 30–50% (currently c.33%). In addition to its focus on organic growth, the company has also made clear its intentions to continue to look out for attractive targets, to facilitate its expansion plans.
Poor quarter – no signs of recovery yet
28 Jul 15
No end in sight for Getinge’s troubles, with the company reporting yet another disappointing quarter (significantly below consensus estimates but in line with our more conservative top-line numbers) – Q2 15 net sales declined 0.4% yoy organically to SEK7.2bn vs. 1.4% yoy growth in Q2 14 (reported sales grew 13.5%, driven by currency benefits). Order intake also contracted 0.7% yoy organically vs. 2.2% yoy growth in Q2 14, weighed down by weak demand in Western Europe, alongside tepid growth in North America and the rest of the world. Despite currency benefits, profitability too continued to suffer (adjusted EBITDA down c.11%, adjusted EBIT down c.30%, due to charges related to the consent decree (SEK75m) as well as lower capacity utilisation. Higher restructuring charges (SEK86m vs. SEK27m in Q2 14) and interest-related expenses further depressed the bottom-line, with net profitability declining by c.56% to SEK177m. Management expects volume growth to improve in H2 15 and will be presenting its financial targets at its Capital Markets day, slated for 2 September.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 12-01-2017
12 Jan 17
As anticipated, the second half has again been stronger than H1 and results will be broadly in line with expectations. In line with this, the order book has continued to grow and is at record levels. This confirms that significant progress has been made in the Group’s shift towards its Technology Products division which, as targeted, contributed c.60% of group revenue in FY16. The small acquisition of Cable Power also gives a complementary boost to the product range. It is also worth noting the significant reduction in net debt, £1.0m ahead of our forecast. We remain supportive of the Group’s strategy and continue to see a bright future as this transition towards a design led technology solutions business continues. We look forward to more detail in March at the final results.
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - Momentum screen refresh + 10 focus stocks
12 Jan 17
We have refreshed our momentum style screen for the first time since inception on 26 July 2016. As before, the screen selects the 25 stocks exhibiting the most extreme momentum characteristics, according to our measurement method. From these we have selected 10 to focus on. Since inception the screen has underperformed both the main small-cap and micro-cap indices against a background of generally rising momentum. We have noted a subset of the basket, where decelerating momentum at the time of measurement appears correlated with significant share price falls since selection. We shall monitor this factor with the new screen, albeit there are only two such stocks showing this pattern, namely Lamprell (not rated) and Gear4music (not rated).
N+1 Singer - Best Ideas 2017 - Top picks
04 Jan 17
Today we publish our Best Ideas for 2017 - 12 stocks that we believe have excellent prospects in the current year together with a detailed discussion of what we see as the key sector and market themes for 2017. Our top picks are Cineworld, Elementis, Herald Investment Trust, Hill & Smith, IQE, MySale, Redde, ReNeuron, RhythmOne, SDL, Servelec and Severfield.
The Monthly January 2017
09 Jan 17
Despite all the hullaballoo of the Brexit vote and the subsequent election of Donald Trump as the next US President, the UK stock market prospered last year, especially in the latter few months of 2016. The combination of a depreciating currency – making $ earnings more valuable in relative terms - and the Trump emphasis on infrastructure expenditure drove the stock market higher
Small Cap Breakfast
17 Jan 17
Global Energy Development (GED.L) — To be renamed Nautilus Marine Services. Schedule 1 from developer and seller of hydrocarbons and related products. Reverse takeover. Raising $10.5m via a convertible. Expected 9 Feb. Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas—TSX-V listed oil and gas exploration has announced its intention to float on AIM. Assets in Guyana and Namibia. Proposed £2m-£3m fundraise. Diversified Gas & Oil—According to LSE website first day of trading on AIM now expected for 30 January.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 16-01-2017
16 Jan 17
As the birthplace of Stephenson, Armstrong and Swan, the North East of England has a proud history of industrial and technological innovation. Despite local economic challenges, the region’s industrial heritage lives on through continuing success in high end engineering and technology. The recent takeovers of private equity backed SMD (subsea robotics) and Nomad Digital (wi-fi on the railways) are testament to this. The North East has also emerged as a leader in genetics and genomics with an enviable life sciences and healthcare infrastructure. Against this backdrop, we expect the region to continue to throw up attractive IPO candidates to build on the six new listings in the past three years. We expect 2017 to be far kinder to the existing portfolio of North East plcs than 2016 (a year to forget) with recent management changes one important theme for the new year. Our top picks are Hargreaves Services, Quantum Pharma and Zytronic (all N+1 Singer Corporate clients) and we are Buyers of Northgate and Grainger.