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discoverIE has confirmed continued strong trading momentum and we have upgraded our FY 2022E EPS forecast by +2%. H1 sales were up +23% on last year at CER, driven by +15% organic growth over last year (+8% compared with two years ago) and a strong contribution from acquisitions. Orders remained well ahead of sales with organic growth of +64% against last year and +34% against two years ago. The Group is managing widespread supply chain challenges effectively and we have made no changes to our g
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discoverIE announced two acquisitions for a total cost of £77m cash and a placing to raise £55m at the beginning of September. We have upgraded FY 2022E EPS by 4.5% and FY 2023E EPS by 8.0%. The acquisitions fit entirely with the long-established growth strategy, create further organic growth opportunities in the Group’s target markets (particularly medical and industrial & connectivity), significantly increase the footprint in North America and enhance margins by c.0.8ppts on a proforma basis.
discoverIE has made two acquisitions of design and manufacturing (D&M) businesses for a total of £77m in cash. This is in line with the company’s strategy to grow the D&M division and provides scope for cross-selling as well as increasing access to non-European markets. Both acquisitions have high operating margins (20%+), helping the group in its quest to drive underlying operating margins towards its four-year target of 12.5% from last year’s 7.7%. The acquisitions were part-funded by an over-
discoverIE saw trading in Q122 continue in the same vein as H221, with strong organic revenue growth on a year-on-year and pre-COVID-19 basis. Order intake was well ahead of revenue and the order book grew 22% from the end of FY21. We have upgraded our forecasts to reflect stronger organic growth, resulting in upgrades to our EPS forecasts of 3% in FY22 and 2% in FY23.
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In a positive Q1 trading update discoverIE has confirmed that the strong order growth reported in H2 2021 has continued. The order book at June 2021 was £220m, 50% higher organically than last year and 30% higher organically than two years ago. Q1 was ahead of the Board’s expectations with sales +21% ahead of Q1 2021 at CER (+16% yoy organically and +10% organically compared with two years ago). By region, China and Germany have produced the strongest growth. Organic growth was similar in both d
discoverIE’s FY21 results confirmed that measures taken to manage the business through the pandemic minimised the impact on profitability and reduced gearing significantly. Strong order intake in H221 has returned the business to organic growth and the company continues to make higher-margin acquisitions in the Design & Manufacturing (D&M) business. We lift our underlying EPS forecast by 5.3% for FY22.
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discoverIE’s FY 2021 results are ahead of our expectations (EPS 5% ahead) and detail a strong H2 recovery after the uncertainty of H1. H2 sales were up 10% on H1 and returned to organic growth in the last two months. FY 2021 EPS was down 14% on the prior year but free cash flow was very strong (up 38% to £37.6m). The record year-end order book, up 15%, leads the way for sales growth in the year. We have upgraded our FY 2022 EPS by 3% and our target price to 847p. We reiterate our view that disco
discoverIE confirmed a return to organic revenue growth in the last two months of FY21 and 17% organic growth in orders over the same period, helped by robust performance in target markets, which make up more than 70% of revenue. With board expectations for underlying earnings now ahead of the consensus range, we have upgraded our forecasts reflecting higher revenue and lower interest expense, resulting in an upgrade to underlying EPS of 7.7% for FY21e and 3.3% EPS for FY22e.
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Management has confirmed a strong finish to FY 2021, ahead of the upper end of expectations, and we have upgraded FY 2021E and 2022E EPS by 3%. Trading momentum has continued to strengthen, with group orders increasing by +17% organically in the last two months of the year (led by Asia), laying the foundations for a good start to FY 2022. We reiterate our view that discoverIE is resilient, flexible and well positioned for growth in the structurally growing markets of Renewable Energy, Transporta
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Shoe Zone’s accelerated digital strategy and defined store rationalisation programme, alongside decisive action on cost control and cash preservation, means the Group is emerging from the pandemic as a leaner, stronger and more resilient business. Robust cash generation means we expect the Group to be debt free and able to reinstate its dividend in the current year.
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Victoria has issued a positive half-year trading update that confirms underlying profit before tax for FY2022E will be ahead of consensus market expectations. Against a background of strong consumer demand for its flooring products, the first half has seen record operating earnings. Management expect this demand picture to continue into next year and beyond with the added support from the high level of housing transactions which is a good lead indicator of future refurbishment activity. Septembe
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SOS has delivered another impressive performance in H1, with sales almost tripling driven by rapid sell through of stock across all categories. Trading with 3rd parties has also significantly accelerated, and the May funds raise is helping SOS to meet the strong/proven demand. Importantly, range diversification means returns rates are below pre-pandemic levels. Gross margin gains, operational improvements and a strong marketing ROI helped reduce EBITDA losses. Furthermore, supply chain disruptio
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Petershill Partners (PHLL.L), has joined the Main Market (Premium), a leading investment group providing bespoke capital and strategic solutions to some of the world's best performing alternative asset management firms. Petershill Partners today comprises minority investments in 19 high-quality Partner-firms, previously held in private funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). The Partner-firms have US$187 bn of aggregated assets under management. The Offer would comprise (
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Results for H1 FY22 reflect a consolidation of significant market share gains achieved over the past two years with Group revenue +73% versus H1 FY20. Near term impact on profitability resulting from COVID-driven distribution cost inflation, as well as key investment in building out the Group’s multi-brand proposition should not detract from the longer-term growth potential of the Group’s platform. A PE of 25.5x falling to 18.5x is at odds with the significant market opportunity that exists as m
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Sosandar, the celebrity-endorsed women’s fashion brand, benefits from a simple and scalable capital-light online model, a fast-growing affluent customer base and a robust pipeline of new styles introduced each month. The company is achieving impressive growth across all key performance metrics and has a solid balance sheet to support its rapid expansion in the UK and, we believe, internationally over the medium term.
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Although renewable energy has been gaining increasing traction over the past decade as the costs of renewable energy generation and perhaps more importantly, energy storage have fallen, 2020 was a seminal year for transitional energy investors driven by governments seeking to “build back better” after COVID-19. The US has committed US$2.25trn largely focused on the energy transition while the EU has committed US$0.54trn with companies around the world including China committing to net zero targe
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Q2 results were roughly in line with expectations. With little surprise, the FY21 margin outlook was cut given the price uncertainties of the raw materials. This is the first bad signal for the sector.
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The H1 results (in line with expectations) were led by New Category growth (up by +50%) and the partial recovery from the pandemic impact. We see the outlook as good, with annual sales revised upwards and even though margins may be challenged by increased New Category investments. This is definitely good for the long term, but could be (unfairly) misinterpreted by the market at the moment.
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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Solid State is a manufacturer of computing, power and communications products, and a value added supplier of electronic components. This morning, the group has released an upbeat AGM statement confirming that the positive trends in trading previously reported at the full year results in July have continued in recent weeks. The order book is described as ‘strong' with a good balance across industry sectors and geographies, including a rebound in certain segments that had been impacted by delays r
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