Motif Bio (MTFB.L*): Completion of £650k placing | Cambridge Cognition (COG.L): Preliminary results for 2019
Companies: Motif Bio Cambridge Cognition
Motif Bio (MTFB.L): American Depositary Shares Program and Warrant Agent Agreement
Companies: Motif Bio
Beximco Pharma: FY2019 results register double-digit revenue growth | Motif Bio (MTFB.L): Settlement with clinical research organisation | Evgen Pharma plc (EVG.L): SFX-01 fails in stroke study | Open Orphan (ORPH.L): Venn Life Sciences strikes partner agreement
Companies: BXP MTFB EVG ORPH
Motif Bio plc (MTFB.L): U.S. Army-funded research project | Midatech Pharma plc (MTPH.L): MTX110 Receives Orphan Designation
Companies: Motif Bio Midatech Pharma
African Export-Import Bank a supranational financial institution w hose purpose is to facilitate, prom ote and expand intra- and extra- African trade, of its potential intention to publish a registration document, the Bank hereby confirms its intention to proceed with an Initial Public Offering. The GDRs are expected to be admitted to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the Main Market of the LSE.
DNEG Limited intends to apply for adm ission of its Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities. The Offer will be comprised of new Shares to be issued by the Company (to raise expected gross proceeds of £150m). Admission is expected to take place in November 2019.
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Registration document approved for Helios Towers. The Group provides essential network services, flexible infrastructure solutions and reliable power supply to mobile network operators in five African growth economies. Revenue increased 7 per cent. year-on-year to US$191m (H1 2018: US$178m), with Adjusted EBITDA up 15 per cent. year-on-year at US$99m (H1 2018: US$86m) for the six months ended 30 June 2019. Pricing rumoured at 115p to 145p implying valuation of up to $1.8bn. Expected Oct 2019.
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Motif Bio (MTFB.L): Amendment of loan agreement
Motif Bio (MTFB.L): Amended loan agreement
Interswitch, a Nigeria-based payments firm, has hired advisers to resurrect plans for a stock-market listing in London and Lagos later this year, which may value the financial technology company at $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion.
Roxi Music UK music streaming service plans London IPO as it goes up against Spotify. They have appointed investment bank Arden Partners for an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange later this year.
Companies: MUL MTFB BLOE MTC STX BEG VRS SFE RMS SWG
Shield Therapeutics receives FDA approval for Feraccru® | Motif Bio Confirms Meeting Date with U.S. FDA regarding Iclaprim
Companies: Shield Therapeutics Motif Bio
Beximco Pharma (BXP.L): Dividend and tax legislation changes affecting Bangladesh companies | Novacyt (NCYT.L): Completion of sale of Clinical Lab for £400k | Motif Bio (MTFB.L): Receipt of Deficiency Notice from Nasdaq
Companies: BXP NCYT MTFB
Motif Bio (MTFB.L): FDA meeting request and package submitted
Hemogenyx (HEMO.L): Development of new mouse model | Motif Bio (MTFB.L): Iclaprim data presented at microbiology conference
Companies: Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals Motif Bio
Motif Bio (MTFB.L): Further clinical trial data required for iclaprim approval | Collagen Solutions (COS.L): Result of General Meeting and Open Offer
Companies: Motif Bio Collagen Solutions
Polarean Imaging (POLX.L): London Investor Symposium | Motif Bio (MTFB.L*): AGM Statement (From yesterday)
Companies: Polarean Imaging Motif Bio
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Novacyt (NCYT.L): Trading update | Avacta (AVCT.L): COVID-19 wastewater detection sensor collaboration with Integumen
Companies: Novacyt Avacta Group
EKF has delivered another positive trading update, with outperformance in H1 and further orders for the Primestore MTM sample collection device prompting further material upgrades to our FY20 estimates. Despite a lot of noise around potential Covid-19 diagnostics and therapeutics. EKF remains one of very few UK-listed companies actually generating material revenues. Given the nature of its offering, which is agnostic over which molecular test is used, we expect demand to continue at elevated levels for the duration of the pandemic and continue to see further upside potential to our already materially upgraded estimates. EKF remains one of our best Ideas for 2020.
Companies: EKF Diagnostics Holding
Full-year results to 31 March were in line with the trading update at the time of the recent fundraise (£10.5m net), with revenues, adjusted pre-tax loss from the continuing businesses and year-end net debt of £9.8m (+12%), £0.4m and £0.8m, respectively. The company is fully funded to exploit the emerging COVID-19 diagnostic testing opportunities. Despite the disruption to its Food intolerance business in Q1 FY 2021, we still expect strong growth and a profitable FY 2021, with multiple value inflections points (WHO prequalification for VISITECT CD4, UK-RTC lateral flow COVID-19 antibody test CE marking and Chinese approval for Food Detective self-test) and subsequent orders determining the actual outcome, with potential upside to forecasts. We leave our forecasts unchanged for the time being and our target price under review.
Companies: Omega Diagnostics Group
A number of REITs have the ability to thrive in current market conditions and thereafter. Not only do they hold assets that will remain in strong demand, but they have focus and transparency. The leases and underlying rents are structured in a manner to provide long visibility, growth and security. Hardman & Co defined an investment universe of REITs that we considered provided security and “safer harbours”. We introduced this universe with our report published in March 2019: “Secure income” REITs – Safe Harbour Available. Here, we take forward the investment case and story. We point to six REITs, in particular, where we believe the risk/reward is the most attractive.
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Futura Medical’s update on MED3000, its novel treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), confirms progress is in line with our expectations. The regulatory filings with both the US FDA and European Notified Body are progressing well. Importantly, the FDA has indicated there is a pathway for MED3000 to be launched as an OTC product in the US. This will require an additional, albeit modest, supplementary clinical trial to demonstrate longer term efficacy. More details should be known by the time of H120 results, likely in early-September. Our DCF-based model, using conservative assumptions, values Futura Medical at £153.8m, equivalent to 60.9p a share.
Companies: Futura Medical
MaxCyte’s new clinical and commercial licence agreement with Apeiron Biologics allows the use of MaxCyte’s proprietary Flow Electroporation technology for manufacturing Apeiron’s gene-silencing siRNA therapy, APN401, for clinical studies. The deal is the latest in a series of clinical and commercia
MXCT made outstanding progress in H1 20 across the business and is set to report revenue growth of c 30% to $10.9mln ($8.4mln in H1 19). Trading reflected the solid progress made in MXCT’s cell therapy business, which is focused on driving adoption of its nonviral cell engineering technology Flow E
Diaceutics is expected to report 20% YoY revenue growth in H1E. This strong performance against a difficult global backdrop reinforces the recession proof growth qualities of the business model. With the launch of the DXRX platform this year, we expect further operational benefits to flow through the business.
Futura Medical (FUT.L): Regulatory update | EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (EKF.L): Trading update
Companies: Futura Medical EKF Diagnostics Holding
Allergy Therapeutics released a further positive trading update to that of 24 June, citing full-year revenues of £78.2m (+7% CER), above-market earnings and year-end cash of £37.0m (c.£5.4m higher than forecast). With confirmation that June was also a ‘normal’ month, albeit in the seasonally weaker second half, this should provide greater comfort to investors as we enter FY 2021, still with some uncertainty over the potential for second waves to disrupt patient visits. We make only minor changes to forecasts to reflect actual revenues and year-end cash in FY 2020 as well as small changes to FY 2021, but this is the third positive trading update since the interims. We reiterate our target price of 40p, which excludes any value attributed to early pipeline products and US market entry.
Companies: Allergy Therapeutics
SDI announced that it expects to meet market expectations for FY 2020, which are for adjusted pre-tax profit of £4.2m. Despite taking decisive action to reduce costs following the lockdown on 23 March, and confirmation that it has traded profitably in March and April, the lack of long-term visibility prompts a withdrawal of FY 2021 guidance. That said, we believe the company to have sufficient liquidity to weather the COVID-19 crisis with end markets still viable, and the improved 2020 margins are positive.
Companies: Scientific Digital Imaging
Many of the world’s best and most important products (eg Space exploration, nuclear medicine/power & the internet) were originally invented by the military. It’s happened again – but this time to combat airborne pathogens like Ebola, SARS/MERS and all manner of other biological nasties doing the rounds. You see on 10th December 2018, Kromek was awarded a $2.0m contract by DARPA (research arm of US Dept. of Defense) to develop a vehicle-mounted bio-threat detector. The idea being that this should be able to rapidly identify (within 1 hour) any dangerous germ that might have been released into the environment, say by terrorist groups, organised criminals &/or rogue states.
Companies: Kromek Group
Much has been written about the effects of the virus on the world and on the stock market. Here is one analyst’s take on some of the likely impacts on the way we should look at companies. This article was originally produced as a blog, “10 Changes Post Virus”, which was published a few weeks ago.
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Today Ergomed held its annual general meeting (AGM). As expected, no new financial details were provided, although the executive chairman released a statement with a general business update. Q120 trading was good with ‘solid overall growth in revenue’ and cash generation ‘remained strong’. In Q220, Ergomed continued to grow the order book across the business and maintained its ‘revenue growth trend’. Its staff successfully adapted to remote working conditions and no employees were made redundant or furloughed. The H120 trading update will be released in July 2020 as usual, but Ergomed stated within its AGM update (June 10) that it is confident the results will be ‘in line with current market expectations’.
Inspiration Healthcare has announced its intention to acquire SLE Limited (SLE), a leading neonatal ventilator designer and manufacturer for consideration of £18.0m. Inspiration Healthcare has conditionally raised £16.5m (gross, ahead of an open offer) via an oversubscribed equity placing to support the acquisition. We believe the acquisition represents a transformation deal, virtually doubling the size of the business and providing significant new revenue growth opportunities. We expect the acquisition, on a 12-month proforma basis to be accretive to adjusted earnings in the near-term and increasingly so in the medium-term. We reiterate our Buy recommendation.
Companies: Inspiration Healthcare Group