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Market rumors that Softline to list in London. Softline is a Russian founded, IT-services provider working with vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. The company has a track record of outperforming in the IT market and a strong history of M&A growth. They’re headquartered in London, have around 5,000 employees and reported a turnover in 2020 of $1.8bln.
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Allergy Therapeutics’ recent pre-close trading update for the year to 30 June 2021, indicated that statutory operating profit would be substantially higher than market consensus. Higher revenues, helped by a more favourable £/€ rate and lower operating expenses despite additional compliance and Brexit-related costs, are now expected to result in an adjusted pre-tax profit of £0.8m, some c.£5m higher than previously forecast. Whilst much of this performance relates to phasing of costs, and a stro
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Allergy Therapeutics has announced the completion of the treatment period for all patients in the G309 exploratory field study of Grass MATA MPL. This has been achieved despite the myriad COVID-19 restrictions and challenges in performing such a study in both Europe and the US. The lack of delay means the data readout remains on track for H221.
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Allergy Therapeutics (AGY.L): Interim results
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Allergy Therapeutics delivered record interim revenue of £54.0m (+7%, +5% CER) and operating profit pre-R&D of £20.5m during financial H121, emphasising the resilience of its European commercial business despite COVID-19 impacts and the spectre of Brexit. Operationally, the company is also progressing steadily with its pipeline. The G309 exploratory Grass MATA MPL Phase III study is fully enrolled, with most subjects treated ahead of the pollen season; data, anticipated in the autumn, are expect
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Allergy Therapeutics reported six-month results to 31 December highlighting the underlying momentum within the business and the operational leverage afforded by its high-margin products. Revenues increased 5% (CER) to £54.0m with pre-R&D EBIT up 19% to £20.5m, reflecting the gross margin leverage and a 1% increase in underlying overhead. Adjusted pre-tax profits (ex-£3.2m litigation payment) rose 21% to £15.7m. We leave forecasts unchanged, which assumes a substantial uplift in H2 costs (+£6.2m)
Allergy Therapeutics’ European commercial business remains resilient despite COVID-19 impacts. The H121 trading statement indicates sales growth of 7% (+5% CER), while steady pipeline progress is also being made. Recruitment and treatment in the G309 Grass MATA MPL Phase III study is on track, with post period key events including initiation of the P001 ex vivo peanut allergy biomarker study and publication of positive challenge chamber results for ImmunoBON in a peer reviewed journal. This bode
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After the exceptional trading conditions in China last year comes the hangover. A further softening in pork prices highlighted at the July trading statement has led to conditions in China continuing to ease in Q2. Revenues YTD in that market are now significantly below management expectations and down YoY. Whilst some recovery is expected in H2, there looks to be much to do to make up the shortfall. More encouragingly, trading in the group’s other markets remains in line with expectations. We re
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Cambridge Cognition has announced strong interims which are consistent with our recently upgraded forecasts. Revenue increased 50% YoY, which outstripped growth in admin expenses leading the group to swing to a net profit. Demand for the company's software & services to support clinical trials continues to be strong, with a contracted order book of £15.2m at the end of H1 21 (+36% HOH; +105% YoY). Contract prepayments aided strong cash generation which led net cash to increase +37% versus FY20 Y
Companies: Cambridge Cognition Holdings Plc
Momentum is building in Circassia, with the recovery from the pandemic gaining traction and actions taken by management to focus the business having a material impact on the bottom line. Having already upgraded in July, we are upgrading forecasts again today to reflect the further progress on reducing fixed costs. We now expect the group to trade close to EBITDA breakeven this year and for significantly improved profitability and cash generation from next year onwards.
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Exactly one year ago, the FTSE 100 closed at 5,862, having fallen 100 points on the day, the lowest point since mid-May 2020, due in part, to the strength of sterling vs US$ at $1.34. One year on, the FTSE 100 has risen to 7,119, a rise of 21%, it remains 7% below the peak in January 2020. From an international viewpoint, US and European markets continue to trade at record highs. The US Federal Reserve is close to withdrawing some of its economic support this year as inflation picks up and the e
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Interim results to 30 June 2021 were in line with the trading update issued on 3 August, which resulted in upgrades to our forecasts and target price. On the back of a 50% (£1.5m) rise in revenues to £4.5m, adjusted EBITDA increased £0.5m to £0.2m, illustrating the operational leverage of 80% gross margin software & services. Period-end cash increased 38% (+£1.2m) in the period to£ 4.2m. Cambridge Cognition is well positioned to be a long-term beneficiary of the trend of running virtual decentra
Interims show a sharp recovery in revenues (+63% YoY) and a continued improvement into H2, albeit with the caveat that visibility remains limited in the short term. The building blocks are in place for a strong growth story, but this remains dependent on elective surgery volumes normalising over a consistent period. At the moment, the recovery is somewhat stop-start in nature, hence we cautiously reinstate FY21 estimates, but leave outer years withdrawn for now.
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Deltex has reported 2021 interim results which reflect the challenges of the current healthcare environment with COVID cases causing disruption to the Company's core elective surgery market. That said, the Company has demonstrated it is able to keep costs low to match the current low activity, in anticipation of improving activity in 2022.
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EKF has delivered another strong set of results, with the step change in the scale of the business firmly consolidated. H1 revenues increased 46.5% driven by an ongoing recovery in the core business and strong demand from a number of public and private sector customers for sample collection devices. The outlook remains positive and progress is being made against the new strategy set out earlier in the year. We upgrade our FY21 revenue forecasts by 7% and EBITDA by 13% noting this still implies a
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Eurowag confirms its intention to undertake an initial public offering on the Main Market (Premium). The Offer would be expected to comprise both (i) new Ordinary Shares to be issued by the Company, raising gross proceeds of approximately EUR200m to support Eurowag's growth strategy and (ii) existing Ordinary Shares to be sold by existing Eurowag shareholders. Eurowag is a leading pan-European
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Synairgen reported FY 2020 results that showed an adjusted net loss of £13.7m, with year-end cash of £75.0m, some £27m higher than our expectations. The delta can largely be accounted for by delays in starting enrolment into the Phase III trial as well as the treatment of prepayments for drug substance and nebulisers: the latter reflected in working capital rather than expensed through the income statement. Near-term focus remains on the outcome of the Phase III study (SG018), and with the enrol
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Fusion showed solid FY21 revenue growth of 7% to £4.2m (vs £3.9m), particularly as client projects were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating loss rose marginally from £1.1m to £1.2m (reported net profit in FY21 was distorted by a £1.7m non-cash, accounting charge). This reflects strong R&D investment in the new OptiMAL service; this is due to gain commercial revenues in FY23. Fusion should then experience narrowing losses on the trajectory to profitability. After a £3m gross capital raise
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Medical device companies are gradually seeing a rebound in their business after the focus of healthcare is slowly shifting from Covid-19 back to normalcy. Stryker Corporation is one of the top-most high-tech names within this domain that has performed exceptionally well on the financial front on account of the recovery in surgical volumes in the U.S. and abroad. It is worth highlighting that Stryker’s product portfolio has grown exceptionally well over the years, both organically as well as thro
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Doctor Care Anywhere (DOC) has delivered on another IPO commitment, entering the Australian telehealth market with its acquisition of GP2U Telehealth for A$11m. The COVID-19 pandemic has created permanent structural changes in Australian healthcare, which has accelerated the adoption of telehealth, particularly for its large rural population where access to quality healthcare has historically been limited. This acquisition gives DOC a foothold in the market, where management’s experience could a
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Following a placing in June 2021, raising gross proceeds of £7.7m,
management is now leveraging the strength of the balance sheet to accelerate its
growth strategy. The Martlet investment diversifies NSCI's business further with
quality investments in high-growth sectors, aligned to NSCI's capital-light
investment model, while providing further transactional opportunities for its
subsidiary EMV Capital. The portfolio companies, and additional strategic funding
partners, decrease port
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