The world of entertainment has been through a revolution, with catch-up TV and new ways to watch programmes, such as via the PC, tablet or mobile phone. We are at the start of a similar change in investment research, and research providers have a steep learning curve to climb.
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Undoubtedly, renewable energy is a growth sector, albeit one where public subsidies are pivotal. Approximately 40% of UK electricity demand is now met by renewable energy, a figure that is set to rise further as coal-fired stations are decommissioned and nuclear power capacity, despite the Hinkley Point C project, falls.
Of the privatised electricity companies, SSE, by some way, is the key renewables player: it owns more than 3.8GW of renewables generation capacity. However, there are now 19 qu
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The key highlight from 1H’21 is that ABG is back on track. To quote from the Chairman’s statement: “The growth trajectory of the loans …. should see the Group end the year with customer assets at the levels we had forecasted for 2021 prior to the pandemic”. In contrast, today’s share price is 1,055p, against 1,350p in January 2020. The accounts were complicated by gains on acquisition, bonus accruals, a property writedown, Dubai closure costs and a mortgage portfolio gain on sale.Adjusting for t
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We are entering a new economic era where the whole purpose of capitalism and the raison d’être of business are being debated. A lot of the recent focus has been on ESG and the part companies should play in achieving ESG aims, such as a netzero-carbon economy. In other words, some “stakeholders” believe businesses should not exist simply to generate profits, but expect them to contribute to broader goals. Whilst society looks to business with increasing expectations, it is increasingly evident th
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Since the late 17th century, when the National Debt – effectively today’s public sector net debt (PSND) – was virtually nil, it has fluctuated widely, with financing various wars being the key factor. PSND soared on the back of the Napoleonic Wars, before falling during much of the 19th century. But the onset of World War 1 (WWI) in 1914, and especially of World War 2 (WWII) in 1939, saw PSND reach record levels.
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As midsummer’s day looms (where has this year gone?), there is greater optimism, in general, than may have been anticipated a few months ago. A post-pandemic, ‘vaccine-driven’ recovery demonstrated by increased consumer spending as lockdown measures are lifted has been one of the catalysts. The FTSE 100 has been range-bound in the last month 6,900-7,100. We have seen a combination of broadly positive company results across a range of sectors, further examples of M&A activity and a sequence of ne
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AVO’s goal is to deliver an affordable and novel PT system, called LIGHT, based on state-of-the-art technology developed originally at the world-renowned CERN. Over the past two years, important technical milestones have significantly derisked the project. Now, AVO is working on the verification and validation phase, prior to LIGHT being used on the first patients to support CE marking. In its recent technical update, the company highlighted progress made over the past three months towards a ful
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We have explored Arbuthnot’s Strategic “Future State” vision unveiled at the time of FY 2020 results on 26 March. We have also revised our forecasts, which should bring us broadly into line with consensus. The new strategy entails a reallocation of capital resources away from the Core Bank, which is the engine of low-cost deposits, and into the higher yielding specialist lending subsidiaries. The company seeks to improve profitability through this repositioning of the balance sheet from an RoTE
For investors, the UK telecoms sector has presented immense challenges. Having boomed in the 1990s, mainly on the back of mobile telephony growth rates, telecom shares subsequently fell back sharply, as major debt concerns predominated. With Cable & Wireless (C & W) having exited, the UK sector now consists of little more than British Telecom (BT), privatised in 1984, and Vodafone, which was founded in the early 1980s.
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The key highlights from the FY’20 results were a small loss (as expected), with breakeven excluding deal costs. Margin pressure (from base-rate cuts) and a £2m rise in impairments, despite there being zero higher-risk Stage 2/3 property exposures over 80% LTV (2019 over £30m), were the main drivers. The 2021 outlook is for i) a strong recovery, driven by loan volume growth, ii) less pain from excess liquidity, iii) profits generated by Asset Alliance after acquisition (completed end-March, which
The UK market showed a continued recovery in the first quarter albeit the indices are still well short of their all-time peaks, unlike many of their international peers. The FTSE 100 has risen by 1,186 points (21.4%) since the end of October and the FTSE 250 by 4,304 points (25.0%). The comparable performance since the start of the year is less spectacular- the FTSE 100 has risen by 253 points (3.9%) and the FTSE 250 has risen by 1,070 points (5.0%). The factors behind the sustained rally are fa
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FY 2020 results, for the period ended 31 December, were published on 25 March and confirmed 2020 was a challenging year, impacted by pandemic lockdowns and base rate compression. A pre-tax loss of £1.1m compared to a profit of £7.0m in 2019. The loan book contracted slightly as weak demand met tighter risk appetite and impairments increased sharply reflecting IFRS 9 forward-looking provision build. No dividend or discretionary staff bonuses are to be paid in respect of 2020. None of this should
The Budget offered a clear picture of the state of the economy. Put simply, the economy will be 3% smaller in three years’ time than it would have been without the impact of the pandemic. However, it is forecast to return to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2022, six months earlier than previously thought. The OBR forecasts that the UK economy will grow by 4.1% in 2021, (lower than the 5.5% outlined in November 2020). It has set its GDP forecasts in 2022, 2023 and 2024 at 7.3%, 1.7% and 1.6%. Positive
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TMT Acquisition (TMTA.L) has joined the Main Market (Standard) pursue opportunities to acquire businesses in the technology, media and telecom sector. Raised £5m, mkt cap £5.5m.
NMCN Plc has left the Main Market (Premium) following the appointment of administrators.
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Harmony Energy Income Trust to join the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market raising up to £230m. The Company's investment objective is to provide investors with an attractive
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At its recent Capital Markets Day (30 Sept), NewRiver set out its objective to “own and manage the most resilient retail portfolio in the UK”, focused on three core sectors of retail parks, shopping centres and regeneration assets. With valuations stabilising and liquidity returning to the market, its objective is to be achieved through the recycling of some two-fifths of its portfolio over the medium term, which will be able to generate stable income, capital growth and deliver a ‘Total Account
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Cambria Autos has left the AIM following a takeover.
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Light Science Tech Holdings, the controlled environment agriculture technology and contract electronics manufacturing Group to join AIM. Raising £5m. Expected mkt cap £17.4m. Due 15 Oct.
Harmony Energy Income Trust to join the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market raising up to £230m. The Company's investment objective is to provide investors with an attractive and susta
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Gymshark has started to put together plans for a stock market listing according to City A.M. The company hit a £1bn valuation just over a year ago and boasts customers in more than 130 countries. Gymshark was founded by teenager Ben Francis in 2012 in his parents’ garage with products that appeal to Gen Z consumers. Timing TBA
Rubix Group Holdings, the market leading pan-European distributor of industrial main
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Liontrust has delivered yet another record quarter with £1.1bn net inflows, besting the prior record in Q1 (+£1bn). This has driven AuM to £35.7bn (+6% qoq), alongside positive performance – ahead of our £34.5bn Q2e. Economic Advantage (“EA”) and Sustainable Investment lead the way, with EA through £10bn now. We have reason for optimism in MultiAsset with a face-to-face roadshow in progress. We upgrade EPS by +3% in FY22e which annualises to +4-5% in outer years. We note that Liontrust has derat
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Trident Royalties Plc (AIM: TRR) has, this morning, highlighted the news released by Lithium Americas Corp. (NYSE/TSX: LAC) with respect to its Thacker Pass Lithium Project located in Nevada, USA. Lithium Americas has more than doubled its M&I resource to 13.7Mt Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) and increased the Phase 1 capacity to a target of 40ktpa Lithium Carbonate (up from 30-35ktpa) and Phase 2 target to 80ktpa (from 60ktpa).
This is material for Trident, which holds 60% of a LOM unca
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Exactly one year ago, the FTSE 100 closed at 5,862, having fallen 100 points on the day, the lowest point since mid-May 2020, due in part, to the strength of sterling vs US$ at $1.34. One year on, the FTSE 100 has risen to 7,119, a rise of 21%, it remains 7% below the peak in January 2020. From an international viewpoint, US and European markets continue to trade at record highs. The US Federal Reserve is close to withdrawing some of its economic support this year as inflation picks up and the e
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The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is the UK’s largest property franchise business and manages the second largest estate agency network and portfolio of lettings properties in the UK, following its acquisition of Hunters in March 2021. The Group benefits from a high quality of earnings given the visibility and recurring nature of lettings revenue. While H1'21 results were characterised by an extremely strong sales market given the Stamp Duty holiday, we would expect to see lettings revenue comp
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Bens Creek Group to join Aim. Bens Creek, together with its subsidiaries, will, on Admission, own and operate a metallurgical coal mine located on 10,000 acres in the southern part of the state of West Virginia and eastern edge of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the central Appalachian Basin of the eastern United States of America. The Mine's operations are located primarily in Mingo County, West Virginia. The
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What a difference a year makes - 12 months ago, the focus, quite understandably, was on the course of the pandemic and the lifting of the Lockdown (1) measures. For investors, it was the sustainability of the rally in markets seen since March 2020. Today, while we are still thinking about the lifting of lockdown measures, we are also concerned about two “old favourites” from previous decades. Inflation and the parlous state of public finances. The BoE has said that although CPI inflation rose to
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