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Chill for agents, spring in housing volumes
24 Nov 16
Yesterday’s Autumn Statement appears to be: good for 'alternative' housing providers, UK-focused contractors and materials producers; potentially problematic for mainstream housebuilders; and bad news especially for lettings-dominated agents. Chancellor Philip Hammond’s key spending measures included an additional £3.7bn funding to boost new housing volumes and £1.1bn for roads. Shares in estate agents, however, have fallen in response to the threat to ban them from charging fees to tenants.
15 Sep 16
"With polls narrowing enough to suggest that Clinton’s lead over Trump ahead of the November 8th presidential election is now just 3 points, traders have finally started to ask the unanswerable - which will be the winners and losers? Quite a quandary. Market anticipation of the Republican candidate winning would be a severe heightening of the market’s greatest phobia, uncertainty and rising risk aversion. The first signs of this were evident overnight, not helped by FOMC conflict seemingly projecting stalemate at the Fed, as the US$ fell and bonds gained. This, in fact, follows the established historical pattern of the currency reacting more favourably to a Democrat in the White House. US equities that started their session strongly, gave nearly everything back by the close with only the tech-heavy NASDAQ registering a reasonable gain while energy stocks continued to weaken following continued US inventory build, the IEA report that foresaw the current supply glut continuing into 2017 and whose argument is being boosted by news of planned export resumption from both Libya and Nigeria. Asia was similarly mixed with the Nikkei the principal casualty on the back of stronger Yen due to forex traders switching US$ positions, while China was closed and gently selling of commodity stocks weakened the ASX. A number of market sensitive macro releases are due today, including the Eurozone inflation report and retail sales data from both the UK and the US. UK corporates due to report earnings include Morrisons (MRW.L), Next (NXT.L), Ophir Energy (OPHR.L), Tribal Group (TRB.L) and a Q2’16 update from Booker Group (BOK.L). Later in the UK trading session, the Bank of England is also due to disclose its rate interest decision; having told the markets last week that “we are very much not out of ammunition, nor are we trigger happy” Governor Mark Carney effectively added to traders’ growing doubts regarding the effectiveness of prospective central bank policy against a global backdrop of weakening growth. No change in the UK base rate is expected today. The FTSE-100 is seen down some 20 points in early morning trade. " - Barry Gibb, Research Analyst
13 Jul 16
"With the UK market awaiting the new era of Prime Minister May and what it might mean for big business, economic stance and European policy, London markets are expected to be modestly down today. The FTSE-100 seen opening 25 or so points in the red. Seeking leads from elsewhere, investor will more likely be led by international sentiment. Various Fed speakers yesterday afternoon outlined their vision and concerns for the US economy, concluding that while it was still too soon to judge the overall impact of Brexit and that uncertainty had increased (Mester), they also concluded people remain cautiously optimistic (Kashkari). Taking a hint from this while anticipating the current standstill on interest rates will remain in place for a little longer, the Dow broke through its previous closing high of 19th May while the NASDAQ also turned positive for the year as traders renewed their push into riskier and growth stocks once again. Asian equity markets also chalked up further gains across the board on Wednesday, again supported by investor belief that Japan is considering an aggressive form of policy easing to jumpstart domestic activity. Excitement was tempered when the Japanese government denied speculation it was prepared to instruct the BoJ to directly finance spending or tax cuts, but the Nikkei still ended the day strongly ahead. While UK data watchers can expect release of the Bank of England's Q2 survey and the RICS Residential House Price report this morning, the US only contributes its weekly petroleum status report this afternoon. Another Fed speaker, Robert Kaplan is also expected to outline his view of US financial wellbeing, while UK media will likely closely follow further updates on the Labour Party leadership crisis, following Mr Corbyn's automatic qualification for forthcoming ballot.
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
What is The Slide Rule? The Slide Rule has been designed to dramatically simplify the identification of the best companies in the UK small/mid-cap sector by making a quantitative assessment of the relative potential of each company. At its core, The Slide Rule aims to identify those companies that create genuine shareholder value through strong returns on capital and solid growth, but also present a value opportunity with the potential tailwind of earnings momentum. Companies are assessed within a Quality, Value, Growth and Momentum (QVGM) framework.
23% profit growth in FY16 and a positive outlook in FY17 and FY18
18 Jan 17
FY16 results show a strong performance with 9.3% increase in revenue to £267.0m leading to a 23% increase in profitability as adj PBT increased to £40.2m (FY15 £32.8m). The 220bp improvement in gross margin underpinned the increase in profitability as legacy low margin projects continued to fall out of the mix. The 20.2% gross margin was ahead of the 19.5% forecast and in line with Group’s target of generating a through the cycle 20% margin. The forward sale announcements of five developments since the year end provide an increasing level of visibility on both FY17 and FY18, we estimate c. 70% of FY17 gross profit is currently derived from forward sold projects. The announcement on Duncan Road Stratford means the forward sold pipeline is already building into FY19. Current valuation does not reflect the forecast certainty with the shares trading on 9.0x FY17 earnings and yielding a prospective 5.1%.
N+1 Singer - Northern lights - Shining prospects for 2017
16 Jan 17
As the birthplace of Stephenson, Armstrong and Swan, the North East of England has a proud history of industrial and technological innovation. Despite local economic challenges, the region’s industrial heritage lives on through continuing success in high end engineering and technology. The recent takeovers of private equity backed SMD (subsea robotics) and Nomad Digital (wi-fi on the railways) are testament to this. The North East has also emerged as a leader in genetics and genomics with an enviable life sciences and healthcare infrastructure. Against this backdrop, we expect the region to continue to throw up attractive IPO candidates to build on the six new listings in the past three years. We expect 2017 to be far kinder to the existing portfolio of North East plcs than 2016 (a year to forget) with recent management changes one important theme for the new year. Our top picks are Hargreaves Services, Quantum Pharma and Zytronic (all N+1 Singer Corporate clients) and we are Buyers of Northgate and Grainger.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 16-01-2017
16 Jan 17
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N+1 Singer - Morning Song 19-01-2017
19 Jan 17
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Another encouraging update reassures FY17 forecasts are intact
20 Jan 17
CCT has released another encouraging trading update, giving reassurance that FY17 consensus expectations remain firmly intact. We particularly note management commentary that the “cash position continues to strengthen considerably”, further adding to the £6.9m of net cash at FY16. This reminds us of one of CCT’s key investment attractions; the highly attractive financial model with low capital intensity provides the capacity for significant cash generation as profits continue to grow, in turn supporting a progressive dividend policy and the continuation of the multi-year share buyback programme. We maintain our BUY.