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EVOLVA HOLDING SA
01 Sep 16
H116 results confirmed Evolva is on track: following the stevia delay announced in March, the company has identified bottlenecks and is making good progress towards addressing them. As expected, production constraints with resveratrol have been resolved and nootkatone remains a strong proposition as an insect repellent. Our updated fair value of CHF1.10 per share (previously CHF1.14) reflects a slight move in FX rates and a slight increase in FY16 revenue forecasts, and represents 67% upside from the current share price.
Positive stevia newsflow
07 Jun 16
Evolva has received two important pieces of good news: first, on 26 May it was granted a pivotal patent for the commercial production of fermentation-derived steviol glycosides, which is key to the expansion of stevia and demonstrated that Evolva is ahead of the competition. Second, on 1 June it was issued with a US FDA GRAS no objection letter for EverSweet. This news should serve as a reminder that EverSweet remains a key part of the Evolva investment case.
06 Apr 16
The key headline that the launch of the stevia EverSweet product has been delayed is disappointing, but the investment case still stands. A short-term catalyst has been removed and the delay has implications for the valuation, but the long-term business case is unchanged. The changes in our assumptions lead to a reduction in fair value from CHF1.87/share to CHF1.14/share.
15 Jan 16
Evolva’s stevia sweetener is due to be launched in 2016, and we expect the agreement with Cargill for Evolva to exercise its option for 45% participation in the stevia JV to be finalised before the end of 2015. With these catalysts on the horizon and a well-capitalised business following the September rights issue, we believe the current share price offers a good entry point. Our fair value is CHF1.87 per share.
18 Nov 15
Evolva’s main product is a better-tasting stevia sweetener, which was developed as part of a JV with Cargill and is due to be launched in 2016. Demand for natural sweeteners continues to increase, and stevia sweeteners are already on the market. What sets Evolva/Cargill’s product apart are the vastly improved taste characteristics and the manufacturing scale. In addition, Evolva has a suite of other products, both in the pipeline and already launched.
08 Dec 16
Elderstreet stake acquired 02 GENERAL NEWS Globalworth premium In this issue Venture capital firm Draper Esprit has taken a 30.8% stake in venture capital trust manager Elderstreet. Both investment managers focus on the technology sector and they will be able to co-invest. Elderstreet has investments in a number of AIM-quoted companies through its VCTs. The purchase was funded by an issue of Draper Esprit shares worth just over £250,000. Simon Cook, the chief executive of Draper Esprit, is a former partner at Elderstreet so he knows the business and the people who run it, although he did leave more than 14 years ago. Cook has previously acquired portfolios from 3i and Cazenove, two other firms where he has worked. Draper Esprit has an option to acquire the remaining shares in Elderstreet, which has more than £25m under management. Adding Elderstreet to the group enables Draper Esprit to offer investors a range of EIS funds, VCTs and an ISA qualifying listed evergreen patient capital fund. The enlarged group has venture capital assets under management of more than £350m. At the end of September 2016, Draper Esprit had a net asset value of 352p a share, which is similar to the current share price. The June 2016 flotation price was 300p a share. Draper Esprit is quoted on Ireland’s Enterprise Securities Market as well as AIM.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 05-12-2016
05 Dec 16
RTHM is acquiring a profitable Canadian listed mobile specialist for equivalent of US$42.5m consideration in shares (88.235m). This helps adds to two growth vectors RTHM is targeting; (i) adds unique exclusive audience (10m unique) and (ii) Exclusive demand Yahoo and Facebook. The business has 15 premium and owned and operated apps which provide users with rewards for activity. The business is expected to deliver c$9m of EBITDA in FY18 including $2m of cost synergies. This equates to just 4.7x EV/EBITDA. This marks what we see the first step in RTHM activity to scale the business and deliver on margin potential (see our initiation notes). Our initial estimates for EPS revisions are very significant - for FY18 are 2.3 cents (currently 0.6) and for FY19 4.3 (currently 2.5). There is a call at 830 for investors and we will revise post this.
Exponential growth now in sight
07 Dec 16
The best things in life are worth waiting for, or at least that seems to be the case with Kromek, a pioneering radiation detection expert. Since listing on AIM at 51p back in October 2013, the company has not only been busily refining and field testing its next generation CZT (cadmium zinc telluride) technology, but importantly also securing a raft of new orders.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 09-12-2016
09 Dec 16
This morning’s AGM Statement confirms that trading in the first four months of the year to 31st October was in line with expectations. Revenue was slightly above the prior year period and cash collection has remained strong. The Group has reiterated its commitment to maintaining a progressive dividend policy. The statement is encouraging and we therefore leave our forecasts unchanged. We note the attractions of a 5% dividend yield and consider the shares inexpensive at 4.5x FY’17 EV/EBITDA.
Small Cap Breakfast
07 Dec 16
Creo Medical group—Schedule 1 update.. £20m raise. Expected market cap £61.2m, admission expected 9 December. ECSC—Schedule 1 from provider of cyber security services. Raising £5m. Vendor sale £0.8m. Target date 14 Dec. Expected market cap £15m. RM Secured Direct Lending - The secured direct lending fund intends to float on the Main Market on 15 December raising up to £100m
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 06-12-2016
06 Dec 16
With FY16 volume and revenue already disclosed in the pre-close, the focus in today’s prelims is on PBT (£100.3m versus our £101m) and EPS (96.8p versus our 95.4p). No special dividend triggered this year (none forecast) and DPS is held at 46.8p (N1SE: 48.0p). On end markets, recent commentary is reiterated – the core business is growing, whilst consumer electronics will be subdued in the current year (competitive capacity from Solvay). On currency, there will be a material benefit in the current year (a little more than the £14m to £15m previously indicated), and a further tailwind next year if current rates are maintained (quantum TBC). There is also an investment of £10m today in a minority interest in Magma Global, Victrex’ oil and gas mega programme partner. Although the share price is now close to our TP of 1730p, we feel that there is enough in today’s announcement to retain a positive stance on medium term opportunities with strong cashflow and a special dividend potentially to look forward to in the current year.