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|13Mar17 07:00||RNS||Change of Adviser|
|31Jan17 09:42||RNS||Result of AGM|
|31Jan17 07:00||RNS||AGM Statement|
|30Dec16 12:00||RNS||Notice of AGM and posting of Report & Accounts|
|28Nov16 07:00||RNS||Audited results for the year ended 31 August 2016|
|15Nov16 16:33||RNS||Refinancing of existing loan|
|06Oct16 12:08||RNS||Final Earn-Out Transfer and Issue of Equity|
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Winning market share
02 Feb 17
Stride’s AGM statement reports strong organic growth in real money gaming and we believe it is continuing to win market share. Our forecasts are unchanged although we have slightly adjusted the mix. We forecast 11% normalised EPS growth in FY17 and strong cash generation. The FY17 multiples look very low: the P/E is only 10.2x and EV/EBITDA is 7.3x (versus 8.0x for the peer group) despite Stride’s fully regulated status and above average growth.
Small Cap Breakfast
31 Jan 17
Nando’s—The Telegraph reports rumours that the South African restaurant chain is exploring a London Listing. Indigo Holdings— The Investment Vehicle for the purpose of making investments and/or acquisitions in the Middle East Frontier Markets, including the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman is expected to start trading on NEX on or around 10 February. Impact healthcare REIT— Intends to float on the main market. Seeks to raise £160m to acquire a portfolio of up to 58 care homes. Expected Admission 7 March.
Successfully engaging players
06 Dec 16
Stride has a clear focus on online bingo and soft gaming and is growing rapidly, with FY16 l-f-l revenue up 22%. The acquisitions of Tarco and 8Ball at the end of FY16 doubled its share of the UK bingo-led market from 5% to 10% and should deliver material synergies from FY17. Our unchanged FY17 estimates are for 11% EPS growth and strong cash generation. We expect organic growth to be augmented by further accretive acquisitions in due course. Stride’s FY17 P/E is 10.3x and the calendarised EV/EBITDA is only 7.1x, implying considerable share price upside potential.
Another step change in scale
19 Sep 16
We have materially increased our FY17 profit forecasts for Stride (EPS raised by 14%) to reflect the acquisitions of Tarco and 8Ball and a positive trading update. The acquisitions double Stride’s estimated share of the UK online bingo market from 5% to 10% and are earnings accretive from day one. They mark a significant step forward in Stride’s ambition to be a global leader in digital soft gaming verticals. Its considerable progress is not yet reflected in its calendar 2017e EV/EBITDA of 8.3x.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 21-03-2017
21 Mar 17
accesso Technology (ACSO LN) Full year results in line, but key trading months still ahead | Augean (AUG LN) Double digit growth in ’16, good start to ‘17 | Earthport (EPO LN) Interims show continued top line strength | Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL LN) Good momentum under new team. It’s now all about delivery | IQE (IQE LN) FY’16 results prompt further upgrades | Microsaic Systems (MSYS LN) Challenges in 2016, strategy remains in place | mporium Group (MPM LN) Funds raised to help execute strategy | RhythmOne (RTHM LN) Dawn of the independents | ScS Group (SCS LN) Strong progress on key growth initiatives albeit comps now toughen | Sinclair Pharma (SPH LN) FY results: EBITDA ahead, Instalift™ gaining pace | Vectura Group (VEC LN) FY (9-month) results
N+1 Singer - ScS Group - Strong progress on key growth initiatives albeit comps now toughen
21 Mar 17
Whilst interim results are complicated by timing differences around order deliveries (flattery of c£1.9m) and rephasing of marketing (drag of c£1.9m), adjusted EBITDA improved by c£1.7m on an underlying basis – moving ScS into positive territory in its historically loss-making first half. Good progress was made on all 4 growth strategies and it maintained its 5-star score on Trustpilot. Whilst LFL order intake is down c5-6% in current trading, this reflects weak retail park footfall in Feb (not a conversion issue) and it has seen an improvement since the start of March. This means it is on track to meet FY expectations. Reassuring dynamics on margins & costs may add to investor relief, with the shares on <2x EV/EBITDA.
Strong set of full-year results, comforting guidance
23 Mar 17
GVC released a solid set of full-year results. Key highlights Pro forma Net Gaming Revenue (NGR) was up 12% at constant currency, or 9% on a reported basis at €895m, in line with the February trading update. Pro forma clean EBITDA was up 26%, at €205.7m, bang in line with AV’s €206m forecasts, translating a three percentage points increase in margin added to the growth in revenue. c.69% of NGR was derived from markets either regulated (including those in the process of regulating) and/or locally taxed (68% in 2015), while 95% of the revenues were derived from GVC’s proprietary platform. Net debt stood at €131.5m or 0.6x clean EBITDA. The board proposed a second special dividend of €0.15, giving a total dividend of €0.30 per share for the year, beating market expectations. Guidance The start of 2017 seems promising as management said that daily NGR had increased by 15% (+16% cc), translating into an 18% (+19% cc) growth in sports labels’ daily NGR and a 6% (+8% cc) increase in games labels’ daily NGR. The gross win margin reached 9.5% while it should move towards the 10% mark on the long term. Regarding dividends, the group confirmed a progressive distribution policy and expects to distribute at least 50% of the group’s free cash flow, starting from 2017. Debt refinancing In the first quarter of 2017, the group issued a €320m Senior Secured Term and Revolving Facility, composed of a €250m term loan (maturity 6 years) and a €70m revolving credit facility (maturity 5 years) used to pay down the Nomura Loan in full.
N+1 Singer - Goals Soccer Centres - Good momentum under new team. It’s now all about delivery
21 Mar 17
2016 finals have come in marginally below consensus PBT forecasts but this should not detract from positive operational and strategic momentum. There is still much work to do, but the tenor of the results is encouraging and management signals a good start to FY17. The main surprise is news of a third USA site opening. We tweak our FY17/18 PBT forecast up by 2% and stay at Buy on recovery grounds with a 140p 12m TP.