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Accelerated non-core assets rundown
23 Feb 17
The quarterly results were depressed by some one-offs or seasonal charges and by the costs associated with the accelerated run-down of non-core assets. The underlying profitability remained remarkably stable at a decent 11% ROTE. The regulatory capital position enjoyed a strong boost from non-organic items.
One-off coverage increase on UK and US credit card portfolios
27 Oct 16
The reported quarterly performance was impacted by a one-off provision charge on UK and US credit card portfolios. The additional PPI-related provision was offset by the gain on the sale of Barclays Analytics and Index Solutions. The core division has continued to enjoy good revenue momentum and efficiency gains while the run-off of the non-core division has remained on track with the objective to close it in 2017.
Chosen final destination; ticket price uncertain
30 Mar 16
The group’s refocusing on the UK and the US has been strengthened further with the enlargement of the non-core assets to be divested and the decision to deconsolidate Africa. The investment bank still has room to improve its profitability further through ongoing efficiency gains and better capital usage. The visibility on the residual value adjustments required to run-down non-core assets has increased. The uncertainty surrounding future litigation charges now mostly concerns the settlement of the US RMBS inquiry. The temporary dividend cut decision seems to be partly motivated by pending extra management actions to reduce both operating and funding costs to bolster future profitability potential.
Don’t mess with IBK
09 Jul 15
Anthony Jenkins was fired on Wednesday after three years as CEO. The market reaction speaks for itself: the share price was up by 4% intraday before closing up 2%. According to the FT, Jenkins’ removal could result from a conflict with Tom King, the head of the IBK division. John McFarlane, the bank’s Chairman, will be the interim CEO until a new CEO is found, maybe the CFO.
N+1 Singer - Uncovered Gems - Speed Dating Lunch - A Famous Five for the future?
12 Apr 17
On Friday we hosted our third “speed dating” lunch with the management of five very interesting and contrasting companies not under our formal coverage: Be Heard, Byotrol, Gfinity, Oxehealth and Plant Impact. Each company gave a concise and punchy overview of its business and investment case to a group of fund managers, before rapid fire Q&A. Below we summarise our thoughts on each company with more details inside the note, plus some relevant slides. We believe that all five companies are well-managed and well worth a closer look - we intend to repeat this efficient and popular format for engaging with management teams.
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - Growth style screen revamp and 10 focus stocks
06 Apr 17
We have reviewed the performance of our consistent growth screen since the previous refresh on 27 September 2016 and revamped the selection parameters to focus more on forecast sales and EPS growth going forward. In the period under review the consistent growth style screen outperformed the small-cap benchmark by c. 6% and underperformed the microcap index by a similar amount. Interestingly, although growth doesn’t always seem to be defensive as might be expected, however it appears right to buy growth on dips caused by or coincident with wider market volatility. In the new forecast growth screen we take a close look at 10 focus stocks. We will monitor performance and refresh it in three to four months time.
Non Life Insurance - Growing impact of hacks on share prices
18 Apr 17
Our November 2016 Cyber report flagged the growing impact of cyber attacks on quoted companies, noting that Yahoo’s breach would inevitably negatively impact Verizon’s offer price, which it did. A report by CGI and Oxford Economics has found that, to date,severe hacks on UK companies permanently reduced their share price by 1.8% - or approximately a £120m hit to MCap for a FTSE 100 firm. With GDPR coming into effect next year, we expect more headlines. That has got to be good for cyber insurers and cyber security firms.
UK Housebuilding Sector: Q1 2017
10 Apr 17
Baron King of Lothbury, also known as Mervyn King former Governor of the Bank of England, is married to Barbara, a Finnish lady. She was his girlfriend in 1970 but distance and steam-driven telecoms conspired to keep them apart. Barbara went on to marry someone else and divorce - before being reunited with King in the late 1990s. They married in 2007 and King, who had never had children, was presented with two step-children and four grandchildren; and, in a Sunday Times interview, he quoted the Finnish apothegm “Grandchildren are the dessert of life”.
Northland Capital Morning Report
02 Dec 15
Divergence looks set to dominate the final month of 2015 and set the tone for 2016. The European Central Bank is widely expected to extend its QE economic stimulus programme and could reduce its overnight deposit rate further in an attempt to boost inflation, and more stimulus could come from Japan and China. Meanwhile the Federal Reserve is now expected to lift rates from historic lows. Higher US rates will impact not only the cost of capital in the US but also emerging markets where growth remains much weaker and leverage high. The move by the ECB is unlikely to have a major impact, however, as it is an extension rather than a new tool and the headlines continue to be dominated by politics rather than financial markets (Isis, the refugee/migrant crisis, tensions between Russia and Turkey etc). The respective moves are likely to further weaken the euro in 2016. The UK sits somewhere in the middle. November’s Autumn Statement saw the Chancellor drop his tax credit reduction plans and benefit from a surprise £27bn improvement in the Office for Budget Responsibility’s five year public finances forecast, based on higher tax revenue and lower debt interest. The general shift away from austerity, the protection of tax credits and increased minimum wage should ensure further economic growth.