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Strong trading in Q4
13 Jan 17
XP Power had a strong finish to 2016, with good order intake in Q416 and underlying revenue growth ahead of our forecast, boosted by the strength of the dollar versus sterling. Year-end net cash was higher than we forecast. The company expects to generate revenue growth in FY17 – we leave our forecasts unchanged pending the company’s FY16 results.
Strong orders support FY16 outlook
07 Oct 16
XP has seen an improving order trend through the course of Q316, with orders 44% above the Q315 intake and 9% above the record level reported in Q216 providing a strong backlog going into Q4. Management expects trading to be in line with expectations for FY16 and we leave our estimates unchanged.
Solid H1 performance
25 Jul 16
XP reported revenue and order growth in H116, benefiting from the recent EMCO acquisition and the weakness in sterling. Despite Brexit uncertainty, the higher backlog supports management confidence in H216 growth. We have revised our forecasts to reflect the significantly weaker pound versus the dollar, resulting in EPS upgrades of 1.8% in FY16e and 2.6% in FY17e.
Positive Q1 trading update
11 Apr 16
XP confirmed that Q116 revenues and orders grew year-on-year on both a reported and constant currency basis, remaining at the strong level achieved in the previous quarter. Trading continues to support management’s expectations for revenue growth in 2016 and, accordingly, we leave our estimates unchanged.
Recent investment to drive FY16 growth
22 Feb 16
XP reported better than expected FY15 earnings and expects further revenue growth in FY16. The recent acquisition of EMCO expands XP’s product range and is in line with the company’s strategy to support customers’ complex power requirements. We expect the company to focus on driving cross-selling while continuing to seek out acquisitions to provide additional products and engineering expertise.
Encouraging Q4 order intake
08 Jan 16
XP Power saw Q4 trading in line with expectations, driving revenue growth of 8% in FY15 (4% in constant currency). Helped by a recovery in orders from the US, Q4 order intake was strong, providing positive momentum going into FY16. The recently acquired EMCO business is also trading well and the company has already identified cross-selling opportunities. We leave our forecasts unchanged pending FY15 results on 22 February.
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
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The Monthly January 2017
09 Jan 17
Despite all the hullaballoo of the Brexit vote and the subsequent election of Donald Trump as the next US President, the UK stock market prospered last year, especially in the latter few months of 2016. The combination of a depreciating currency – making $ earnings more valuable in relative terms - and the Trump emphasis on infrastructure expenditure drove the stock market higher
16 Jan 17
We take a look at the rankings of the various countries in Africa that have a significant exposure to mining. We take the Transparency International corruption rankings as our starting point and modify these for exceptional geology and for current UK government travel warnings. Ghana, Botswana and Namibia come out as our top three, with Eritrea, Kenya and Zimbabwe at the bottom of our rankings.
Small Cap Breakfast
17 Jan 17
Global Energy Development (GED.L) — To be renamed Nautilus Marine Services. Schedule 1 from developer and seller of hydrocarbons and related products. Reverse takeover. Raising $10.5m via a convertible. Expected 9 Feb. Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas—TSX-V listed oil and gas exploration has announced its intention to float on AIM. Assets in Guyana and Namibia. Proposed £2m-£3m fundraise. Diversified Gas & Oil—According to LSE website first day of trading on AIM now expected for 30 January.
N+1 Singer - St Ives - Downgrade
19 Jan 17
Marketing activation has been impacted by further decline in grocery retail impacting profit by c£5m. Strategic The Company is also taking this opportunity to revise its guidance for Strategic Marketing as its recovery pace is not running at the planned target rate. PBT falls from N1Se £31.9m to £25m. The Company expects dividend to be held based upon lowered guidance and the implied cash flow performance. There do not appear to be any covenant issues. Forecasts and TP under review and downgrade to Hold. We expect the shares to test the 100p level.