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Small Cap Breakfast
15 Feb 17
Xafinity –Publication of prospectus. The pensions actuarial, consulting and administration business has conditionally raised £179.6m. At 139p. Due to join main market 16 Feb. Guinness Oil & Gas Exploration—Publication of prospectus. Seeking to raise £50m and invest in 15 exploration companies at launch, with plans to grow the portfolio to 30 positions during its lifetime. Issue closing 23 Feb. Arix Bioscience — Intention to float on the main market from the global healthcare and life science company supporting medical innovation. Raised £52m in Feb 16 with investors including Woodford Investment Management
15 Nov 16
"The global bond markets saw another major sell-off yesterday, with the 30-year US T-bill yield rising above 3% for the first time since January. This is weighing the implication of the President-elect's wholly unorthodox policy proposals, the general expectation that Yellen will go ahead with the first Fed rate hike since 2006 in December and a growing expectation that Trump will champion an international reversal in the current fiscal-monetary mix of western economies. A looser fiscal policy together with a harder monetary policy, of course, demands a much-diluted version of present 'central bank independence' for whom the main proponents, Donald Trump and Theresa May, could well be the first to move toward subverting the system through the appointment of politically compliant governors to replace the conservative academic postings of the past couple of decades. So has 'Trumpism' started to be priced in? After the hostile takeover, might the populist outsider simply surround himself with insiders? Some optimists seem to believe in this rosy scenario. The Dow Jones inched up to its third consecutive record close yesterday after the Fed's Jeffrey Lacker noted in a speech that fiscal stimulus 'would bolster the case for raising rates' while, by comparison, the NASDAQ drifted lower on continuing concerns over tax imposition proposed on their international cash piles. Asia ended mix to fractionally down, avoiding the broad sell-off seen amongst emerging markets, as their currencies rallied marginally against the US$. Today the UK is due to publish monthly inflation figures, while the Eurozone will release GDP data. Being deep in the results season, earnings or trading updates are expected from the likes of BTG (BTG.L), Card Factory (CARD.L), Crest Nicholson (CRST.L), easyJet (EZJ.L), Enterprise Inns (ETI.L), First Group (FGP.L), Hayward Tyler (HAYT.L), Land Securities (LAND.L), McCarthy & Stone (MCS.L), Premier Foods (PFD.L) and Vodafone (VOD.L). Investors will also be listing out for more details from Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York, regarding his overnight suggestion that defeating ISIS will be an early focus of Donald Trump's foreign policy. The FTSE-100 is seen rising 10 or so pints in early trading." - Barry Gibb, Research Analyst
05 Aug 16
Audioboom (BOOM.L) | Cloudcall (CALL.L) | Porta Communications (PTCM.L) | S y m p h o n y E n v i r o n m e n t a l Technologies (SYM.L) | Blue Prism Group (PRSM.L) | B e n c h m a r k Holdings (BMK.L) | Bexi mco P harm a (BXP.L) | S t e r l i n g E n e r g y ( S E Y . L ) | AFC Energy (20.75.L) | PHSC (PHSC.L)
Full commissioning of 0.24MW KORE commercial system expected Jan 2016
14 Dec 15
end and power export was a hugely challenging target. The year-end ‘11th’ milestone was set more as a means of accelerating the program rather than a date of any real relevance with respect to commercialisation, which it has very successfully done. It is impressive AFC came this close. Anticipated January full commissioning and completion of Power-Up will constitute a 17 month acceleration of the platform roll-out achieved in just over a year. Calendar year 2015 has been an outstanding year of progress for AFC in both the technological advancement and commercial roll-out of its state-of-the-art
AFC and Dutco to develop business plan for the scale deployment of AFC’s platform throughout the Middle East
24 Nov 15
The Dutco Group is a leading Dubai-based investment and project development company with interests in construction, oil and gas, freight, logistics and hospitality. It has a successful model of long-term strategic investment, often with joint venture partners including Balfour Beatty and McConnell Dowell. The history and growth of the Dutco Group is inextricably interwoven with that of Dubai itself, and the Group has successfully delivered a number of the region’s largest infrastructure projects. Today’s announcement from AFC that it has signed Heads of Agreement with Dutco to develop a business plan for the large-scale deployment of AFC’s platform across several Gulf states including Saudi Arabia is excellent news. It is an important first step towards securing an ideal partner with the right skill set to exploit the massive opportunity the middle east presents. It is also further evidence of both the deal making capability of AFC’s CEO Adam Bond, and the clear mass market potential of AFC’s value engineered, modular alkaline fuel-cell platform for utility scale power generation. Adam Bond assesses the scale of this potential opportunity to be such, that if executed successfully, it alone could provide in excess of the company stated target of 1GW of plant operational or in build by 2020 and develop into a long-term sustainable energy and water business across the Middle East.
20 Feb 17
Hayward Tyler Group* (HAYT): Trading update and financial position (CORP) | Petra Diamonds (PDL): Interim results (BUY) | Gemfields* (GEM): Interim results (CORP) | Premaitha Health* (NIPT): Middle East momentum (CORP) | Sound Energy (SOU): Acquisition update and TE-8 well spud (HOLD) | Proactis* (PHD): Interim trading on track (CORP) | 7digital* (7DIG): Automotive contract win (CORP)
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.
Opuama production restarts
21 Feb 17
Eland has confirmed the successful restart of exports from OML 40 through the new shipping alternative that it has implemented. Sales from the export terminal are expected imminently, re-establishing cash generation for Eland. Cash at YE16 was US$11.1m which has since reduced to US$5.9m, mainly reflecting initial operating expenses for the shipping alternative. While it is early days, Eland has demonstrated its ability to restart exports and production from OML 40 following the shut-down of the Forcados terminal a year ago. Production to date is averaging around 7kbd and we expect that to ramp up as Opuama operational performance improves. At US$55/bbl Brent, we estimate Eland is generating a net cash margin of around US$25/bbl. We reiterate our Buy recommendation and 95p per share Target Price.
Small Cap Breakfast
24 Feb 17
GBGI—Schedule One update from integrated provider of international benefits insurance. Raising £32m at 150p. Admission expected tomorrow. Anglo African Oil & Gas— Admission expected early March. Acquiring stake in producing near offshore field in the Republic of the Congo. Guinness Oil & Gas Exploration—Publication of prospectus. Seeking to raise £50m and invest in 15 exploration companies at launch, with plans to grow the portfolio to 30 positions during its lifetime. Issue closing 23 Feb.
Operating update and shareholder activism
15 Feb 17
December and January have seen the emergence of shareholder activism at Bowleven (BLVN), bringing its strategy and management into greater focus. Its largest shareholder (Crown Ocean Capital, COC) evolved from being a supportive shareholder to voting against a number of resolutions at the December AGM, to recently calling for the widespread removal of the board and a radically different company structure. Operationally, the company reports that a new development concept is under review by the stakeholders in Etinde, where production would be piped to existing gas processing facilities in Equatorial Guinea. Such a solution would (if approved) require significantly less capex and could be brought online relatively quickly vs other solutions (fertiliser, FLNG, gas to power). We leave our valuation largely unchanged, save for a revision to cash holding to reflect the recent operational update. Our new core NAV is 49p/share.