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|22Nov16 07:00||RNS||Half-year Report|
|21Nov16 07:00||RNS||Directorate Change|
|15Nov16 12:05||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|20Oct16 07:00||RNS||Trading Update & Notice of Results|
|19Sep16 15:42||RNS||Director/PDMR Shareholding|
|13Sep16 16:40||RNS||Result of AGM|
|08Sep16 11:39||RNS||Director/PDMR Shareholding|
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SOLID STATE PLC
SOLID STATE PLC
On track to achieve full year market expectations
20 Oct 16
Solid State has announced that H117 results will be ahead of H116 and put the group on track to achieve market expectations for FY17. We leave our estimates broadly unchanged and note that this news should give investors greater confidence that the group will be able to achieve the modest underlying profit growth in our estimates. This should help move the share price even closer to our indicative valuation of 505p/share.
Core business performing strongly
12 Jul 16
Solid State’s FY16 results were flattered by an undisclosed sum in settlement of the terminated MoJ contract. This obscures the underlying performance of the rest of the business, which looks in a good position, given the record order book at the year-end, to deliver a modest improvement in underlying profit before tax in FY17. Management expects the recent Creasefield acquisition to generate incremental profit from FY18 and is keen to execute one acquisition each year going forward. Investors still seem unable to look beyond the ups and downs of the MoJ contract. Increased confidence that the group is able to deliver the modest underlying profit growth in our estimates should help move the share price towards our indicative SOTP valuation of 505p/share.
Expansion of batteries activity
01 Jun 16
Solid State has acquired Creasefield for a maximum consideration of £1.5m. The transaction strengthens Solid State’s existing battery operation. We revise our FY17 revenue estimates, while leaving our profit estimates and indicative valuation of 505p/share unchanged.
Settlement of MoJ contract
25 May 16
Solid State has finalised a settlement agreement with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for the terminated contract to supply sub-systems for offender tagging. We treat this payment, the value of which is not disclosed, as an exceptional item. Our adjusted PBT and EPS estimates, which already reflect the absence of continued revenues from the contract, remain unchanged. Management estimates that the settlement will boost FY16 reported PBT to £4.1m.
Ability to maintain profits confirmed
28 Apr 16
Solid State has announced that trading results for FY16 at the group’s core businesses should be in line with market expectations. This confirms that it’s diversified platform will deliver another year of results at FY15’s record profit levels, despite general market weakness and the unexpected termination of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) contract. This strong result excludes compensation for the terminated contract, which we will treat as an exceptional item. The healthy order book at the start of FY17 supports our forecasts showing modest profit growth, so we leave our estimates and indicative valuation of 505p/share unchanged. The dividend (3.7x cover) represents an attractive yield at the current price.
20 Feb 17
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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.
21 Feb 17
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N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - New quality style screen + 11 quality focus stocks
09 Feb 17
We introduce our fourth and final style screen representing “quality”. This screens for stocks with the best combination of high returns on capital/equity, EBIT margins and operating cash-flow conversion rates. These criteria should help us monitor how strong underlying returns translate into share price performance over time and under varying market conditions. The screen selects the “best” 25 stocks from our universe of just over 500 stocks and, as usual, we focus on a shorter list of stocks we cover or otherwise know and believe to be particularly interesting. We provide brief investment summaries on these focus stocks on pages 4 – 9. We will monitor performance and refresh the screen in approximately 3-4 months time.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 22-02-2017
22 Feb 17
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Small Cap Breakfast
16 Feb 17
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