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|28Nov16 07:00||RNS||Acquisition of Go Outdoors Topco Limited|
|24Nov16 03:15||RNS||Result of General Meeting|
|01Nov16 12:00||RNS||Proposed Share Sub-division|
|17Oct16 09:15||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|13Sep16 07:00||RNS||Half-year Report|
|15Aug16 09:20||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|28Jul16 07:00||RNS||Pre-Close Trading Statement|
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JD SPORTS FASHION PLC
JD SPORTS FASHION PLC
14 Sep 16
"Bumpier seas are being anticipated for international equity markets between now and the year end. Two months of absolute calm, with daily moves of less than 1%, looks likely to be replaced by a period of increased volatility as doubts begin to rise over the sustainability of the highly accommodative policies of both the ECB and BoJ, together with increasing concerns regarding a lack of policy consensus within the FOMC. The net result of which will likely be a reduction in portfolio leverage by asset risk management committees, resulting a larger market swings while adjustments are made. Today, the President of the European Commission, Claude Juncker, will deliver his annual State of the European Union address which could shed some light on likely policy and vision, particularly in the light of Brexit, along with the proposed Italian Referendum, imminent elections in Spain and the US followed next year by Germany and France. While loud calls for a further rate cut are not expected, focus will move rapidly onto Japan, whose two-day central bank policy meeting starting on 20th September will also review the unfavourable effects of negative interest rates. With Fed Funds indicating just a 15% chance of a rate cut taking place this month, US equities were sold off again overnight amid polls showing rising support for Republican presidential contender, Donald Trump. Asian equities largely followed this lead, with the Shanghai Composite the main casualty despite its economic planning committee approving almost RMB200bn in investment projects as Beijing seeks to spur growth through domestic investment. The UK is due to release unemployment figures this morning, while Eurozone Industrial Output data is also expected. No major UK corporates are due to provide earning figures this morning, although smaller companies like Alliance Pharma (APH.L), Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR.L), Dunelm (DNLM.L), Galliford Try (GFRD.L), Modern Water (MWG.L), Rockhopper Exploration (RKH.L) and Wilmington (WIL.L) are anticipated. Markets will also remain sensitive to further news reports from Iran, regarding its threat to shoot down US surveillance planes flying over its territory and the restarting of exports by the Libyan State Oil Company following recapture of its domestic terminals. The FTSE-100 is seen rising some 20 points in early morning trade. " - Barry Gibb, Research Analyst
6th consecutive consensus beat in one year duly delivered.
14 Apr 16
JD’s FY16 PBT of £157m (vs our forecast £156m) has duly beat consensus estimates by 4% as we flagged in our April 12th note, highlighting that forecast risk remains firmly on the upside for the foreseeable future as we see no signs of a slowdown (viz. the outlook statement), albeit we remain very alert to the risks of such a scenario. Multiple FY16 positives to highlight which underpin further progression in FY17; (1) The continued eye-watering LFL sales growth which has driven multiple material upgrades to forecasts throughout 2015 and 2016; (2) The strong cashflow generation and gross margin evolution; (3) The pronounced strength in branded athletic footwear over the past 2-3 years has unequivocally spilled over into clothing, notably in H2FY16 and remains very healthy so far in FY17; (4) continued progression/strength in online; and (5) European growth which could provide the next significant leg of the overall growth story, underpinning a continuation of JD’s impressively strong financial track record over the past 10 years under the current management team. We reiterate BUY.
Panmure Morning Note 12-04-2016
12 Apr 16
JD reports FY16 results on Thursday April 14th. We expect JD to deliver a sixth consecutive outperformance of consensus expectations over the past year alone. We upgrade our FY16, FY17 and FY18 PBT estimates (partly catching up with history of two “positive profits surprise” trading updates in quick succession), putting us 5% and 9% ahead of consensus for FY17 and FY18. Forecast risk remains firmly on the upside in our view, driven by a combination of (1) JD’s unique positioning in a robust retail sub-sector enjoying strong pricing power (ASPs +5%) and (2) the benefits of numerous JD sales productivity and operating efficiency initiatives which are now manifesting themselves after several years of investment in UK stores (design, visual merchandising and instore digital technology), European store rollout, brand supplier relationship, multi-channel, and infrastructure. Our Target Price rises to 1325p from 1055p.
22 Jan 16
JD’s P/E ratio appears reasonable relative to those of other UK retailers of young fashion with international ambitions. However, it is almost twice the level of rival Sports Direct’s (SPD). While there are justifications for a healthy premium, it is likely to act as a brake on the valuation, as will the low dividend yield.
Continued strong trading drives 3.8% FY’16 upgrade
04 Dec 15
Continued strong trading so far in H2 has led JD to upgrade its full year PBT guidance to c£135m, leading us to upgrade our forecasts by 3.8% from £130m (cons £125m). JD’s prospects look favourable given the ongoing trend towards athletic apparel and footwear, suggesting there may yet be further upside risk to forecasts. However, limited disclosure at a time when divisional and geographic complexity is on the increase makes this difficult to be certain of. With the stock trading on a cal’16 P/E of 18x or 10x EV/EBITDA which now equates to a 10-15% premium versus Sports Direct. Hold
05 Dec 16
These interims show LPEs by is ahead of its plan to recruit 360 LPEs by April 2017 and is making impressive progress in Australia. The statement (and we expect the results presentation) provide considerable evidence of Purplebricks’ progress in building its brand, increasing its LPE footprint, developing its technology, creating engaging marketing and selling properties. We leave our forecasts unchanged. Investor confidence in Purplebricks’ ability to deliver sustainable profitable growth should result in share price appreciation towards a valuation based on its results for the year ended April 2019.
Successfully engaging players
06 Dec 16
Stride has a clear focus on online bingo and soft gaming and is growing rapidly, with FY16 l-f-l revenue up 22%. The acquisitions of Tarco and 8Ball at the end of FY16 doubled its share of the UK bingo-led market from 5% to 10% and should deliver material synergies from FY17. Our unchanged FY17 estimates are for 11% EPS growth and strong cash generation. We expect organic growth to be augmented by further accretive acquisitions in due course. Stride’s FY17 P/E is 10.3x and the calendarised EV/EBITDA is only 7.1x, implying considerable share price upside potential.
Joy of Techs
21 Nov 16
ICT evolution is driven by technological development as advances are made which both meet and shape customer requirements. Our 2011 note No such thing as a telco described the modern reality in that former ‘telcos’ now deliver varying elements of a range of managed services. We built on this theme last year, exploring in further detail their evolutionary paths, operating fundamentals, and cashflow yield similarities. In the consumer environment, demand for bundles of technology is complemented by demand for content. Across the pond, the mooted combination of AT&T and Time Warner typifies the bundled need of ‘pipe’ and content, since unbundled alternatives such as FaceTime and WhatsApp can be easier and clearer to chat over, and Amazon and Netflix are easier to watch anywhere. In the UK, BT’s defensive actions cover delivery, content and capabilities, acquiring EE yet also buying football rights. While TV was long ago added to triple play to become quad play, voice is now merely an app, and fixed and mobile seen as just dumb pipes: it's the content that will influence consumer choices. Growth of TV and film as well as music and gaming over IP leads to UK small cap opportunities. In context of the drive to maximise value from pipes and access by offering content and data, we look at some amongst the potential tech small cap beneficiaries: Amino*, Keyword Studios, ZOO Digital*, 7digital*, KCOM* and CityFibre*.
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