Interims to 28 February 2019 continue to vindicate the group’s strategy, set in 2017, to focus on technical sales of specialist electronic components, products and systems. Revenues increased 24% to £10.4m, adjusted profit before tax rose by 78% to £0.6m and adjusted EPS amounted to 0.4p. Notably, net debt fell by £1.3m to £2.7m. APC continues to focus upon its three-pronged approach of increasing revenues through its established and growth technologies, signing new proven technology partners an
Companies: APC Technology Group
Essensys plc—a provider of mission-critical SaaS platforms and on-demand cloud services to the high growth flexible workspace industry, plans to join AIM. £28m raised. Half primary, half shareholder sell down expected 29 May 2019. Mkt cap £72.6m. Issue price 151p.
Induction Healthcare Group plc—a healthcare technology company focused on streamlining the delivery of care by Healthcare Professionals looking to join AIM. Expected raise of £14.58m at 115p, market cap of £34.07m. Expected 22 May 201
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Parliamentary and Brexit developments continue to hold centre stage, although the precise path forward remains as unclear as ever. The uncertainty over Brexit, worries over a possible slowdown in the US and the outlook for global economic growth generally have all contributed to the recent falls in markets. While the rally seen since the start of the year has petered out, most indices have still made progress. In Share News & Views we comment on Bloomsbury Publishing, Bonhill Group*, Braemar Shi
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We have seen a continuation of the rally evident so far this year. The factors are familiar with greater optimism regarding US-China trade talks. At home, the path to Brexit remains unclear as D-day looms. The possibility of a delay has increased. The company reporting season continues to highlight winners and losers with the majority of results in line. We have also seen an uptick in corporate M&A. Results set the morning agenda and Brexit votes the evening one. In Share News & Views we comment
Companies: RUA APC BONH BMS CTG CRPR DMTR ESC EUSP FDM FA/ LSAI NKTN PCF SNX TCN EXR W7L
APC’s AGM statement highlights that “the Board are pleased with the start to the new financial year” and confirms that “the Company continues to trade in line with management expectations”. APC remains focused on its growth strategy. We maintain all of our forecasts at this stage. Our FY2019E forecast is for PBT of £1.63m and EPS at 0.74p putting the shares on a PER of 8.3x. Interims are expected in April. We reiterate our Buy recommendation and 12p target price.
United Oil & Gas (UOG.L) an oil and gas exploration and development company brought to the Official List (Standard Segment) in July 2017 by way of a reverse takeover of Senterra Energy plc. No capital to be raised, expected market cap of £17m and expected 1 March Techniplas –global producer and support services company providing highly engineered and technically complex components, making the supply chain to original equipment manufacturers more efficient. FYDec17 rev $515m. Polemos, to be renam
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Roses are red – markets are blue! The rally since the start of the year resumed this week, after a pull-back last week. The FTSE 100 has risen due to the weakness of sterling and the impact on its dollar-earning constituents. More domestically-oriented indices have also risen but lagged more recently. The latest Brexit twist is due later with a statement to Parliament on the negotiations. Company news continue to dominate the morning headlines and amendment votes the evening ones. In Share News
We have seen a continuation of the rally seen since the start of the year, although some earlier momentum has been lost. The factors that influenced the market previously continue to dominate – US-China trade talks and the outlook for the global economy. The latest hurdles in the Brexit Withdrawal Bill are due later. Company updates dominate the morning headlines, late night votes dominate the evening ones. In Share News & Views we comment APC Technology*, Bonhill Group*, Braemar Shipping*, Esca
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It may only be a fortnight into the new year but many of the factors that unnerved the market last month have continued to impact sentiment. The outcome of trade talks between the US and China, concerns about global economic growth and some poor trading statements, especially in the retail sector, have all featured. Above all, Brexit and the progress of the Withdrawal Bill have dominated with the latest “high noon” due later. Despite this, we have seen a good rally in the junior markets year to
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The instruction to “Deck the halls with boughs of holly” may represent a grateful relief, given the prickly time we have seen in markets over the last month or so. An unhelpful combination of the deadlock surrounding the Brexit process, concerns over the outlook for the global economy and some poor company results have resulted in all markets falling further. The impact on our universe is clear from the table below with AIM taking the significant pain. In Share News & Views we comment on APC*, C
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FY2018 results are in line with expectations. Revenues rose 10% to £17.1m, EBITDA was +43% to £1.15m and PBT rose by 63% to £0.68m. The performance has been helped by a concentration on its core strengths, a reorganisation of its sales team and the addition of new technologies. APC made 2 acquisitions First Byte Micro and Aspen Electronics in the period. APC remains focused on its growth strategy. We have kept our FY2019E PBT of £1.63m, up 139% and EPS at 0.74p putting the shares on a PER of 9.5
Today’s update highlights that the group continues to trade in line with management expectations. APC continues to make progress in its three-five year strategy to grow through increased bookings from existing technologies, especially those in high growth markets, from signing new complementary product lines and through targeted bolt-on acquisitions. We are forecasting FY2018E revenues of £17.51m, EBITDA of £1.18m, PBT of £0.68m and EPS of 0.42p. The group is due to announce finals on 17 Decembe
Litigation Capital Management—provider of litigation financing and ancillary services, moving from ASX (ASX:LCA) to AIM. Offer TBC. Due 18 Dec. Mkt Cap A$64m.
Crossword Cybersecurity PLC* (NEX:CCS)—the technology commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber security sector is due to start trading on AIM 14 December. Raising £2m at 290p. Mkt cap at issue price £13.6m.
Manolete Partners—leading UK insolvency litigation financing business looking to join AIM raising £16.3m as
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Market volatility persists with an agreement between the US & China to defer further tariff increases lifting major indices. However, the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit process continues to dominate in the UK. The impact on our universe is clear from the table below with AIM notably weaker. The reporting season runs on, though it should lighten, ahead of the festive season next week just as the progress of the Brexit deal reaches a crescendo. In Share News & Views we comment on AorTech*, Beg
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AFC Energy has announced that its “S” Series hydrogen fuel cell system and ammonia cracker have been selected for the Norwegian ZeroCoaster bulk cargo ship design. The proposal has also been awarded “Approval in Principle” status by DNV, the international certification agency. The announcement is another significant endorsement of AFC Energy’s technology and the group’s biggest step forward in Maritime. This is further endorsement of our investment thesis, which was refreshed in September, which
Companies: AFC Energy plc
Friday's market sell off saw some violent downward moves in many stocks with little initial differentiation between sectors or the key drivers of businesses, creating significant share price drops in a number of higher quality or uncorrelated names. We take a look at some stocks we believe have either seen an unwarranted sell-off, have seen weakness go under the radar or where there is now a more attractive opportunity.
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Fulcrum has delivered a reassuring trading update, confirming it continues to trade in-line with FY22E forecasts, as evidenced by disclosed headline interim results. This comes despite recent turbulence in the UK's energy marketplace, which has not impacted Fulcrum's progress, including its recently established smart metering business. Given a 22% decline in the shares this month, opportunistic buyers should see value as forecasts remain unchanged and the stock now trades at book value and a his
Companies: Fulcrum Utility Services Ltd
Strong progress from Spectra Systems Corporation (Spectra), combined with emerging opportunities that were highlighted in the company's recent H1 results, mean we are now able to provide firm forecasts on a five-year basis, a virtually unprecedented state of affairs not just for Spectra but for any quoted growth company. The new forecasts are progressive and substantial, suggesting Spectra will generate a £35m-plus aggregate PBT during 2021E-2025E. We do not view these forecasts as speculative,
Companies: Spectra Systems Corporation
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Trinistar Liverpool S.a r.L announces its potential listing of a newly formed single asset company which will own the Capital Building in Liverpool on the IPSX. Upon admission the Company would become a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Capital Building occupies close to a 3.5 acre freehold site in the centre of Liverpool’s business district; the building comprises c425,000 square feet of predominantly of
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Powerhouse has seen early benefits from the agreement signed with HUI in October with this progress on a new project site in Bulgaria. Details have still to be agreed but we see the project as an example of further international demand for the company’s waste to hydrogen technology.
Companies: Powerhouse Energy Group PLC
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i(x) Net Zero, the investing company which focusses on Energy Transition and Sustainability in the Built Environment, announces its intention to join AIM. Following Admission, the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the proposed Fundraising to provide development and expansion capital to certain of its investee companies, for future investments in companies that fall primarily within its areas of interest in Energy Transition and Sustainability in the Built Environment and to provide work
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A stellar financial performance in the first half shows Brickability at its best, delivering growth from organic and acquisition sources, gaining share and strategically, and importantly, continuing to diversify and de-risk the business by broadening its product ranges and customer depth. Whilst the half has been an extraordinarily favourable one in comparative terms and our instinct is to believe that forecasts can be beaten going forwards in both the short and medium-term from the enhanced pla
Companies: Brickability Group PLC
Spectra Systems is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for banknote and product authentication markets. Spectra's newest customer (announced September 2021), using its optical materials in K-cups for Keurig brewers, has already placed three orders totalling $394,000 since inception (three months sales) and thus evidences the traction Spectra is making in this niche but important growth market. Based on the order pattern to-date, Spectra estimates that this business stream (all cu
LTHM announced exceptional results for H1F22 ended 30 September 2021. H1F22 revenue reached £193.9m, +81.2% over H1F21 of £107m. This is notably a stellar first half driven by demand-supply imbalances in global markets that have resulted following the pandemic. Resulting PAT of £26.6m translates to EPS of £1.335 vs. £0.256 in H1F21.
Companies: James Latham Plc
Windward (WNWD.L) has joined AIM. Windward is a leading predictive intelligence company, fusing artificial intelligence (AI) and maritime expertise seeking to digitalise the global maritime industry. As at 30 September 2021, the Company had 120 permanent employees and had an annual contract value of US$19.7m, with 99 per cent. of the revenue being subscription based. The Placing raised gross proceeds of £26.3m (US$35m) of new capital for the Company and £8.2m (US$10.9m) for certain exist
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Against the backdrop of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) we take a closer look at the rapidly developing technology and industries surrounding the evolution of the so-called hydrogen economy. Hydrogen is an energy vector or fuel that is capable of storing, transforming and transporting energy with zero emissions at the point of use. It can also be made by renewable energy sources. It is also the most abundant element in the universe accounting for some 75% of all matt
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While there remains considerable uncertainty over the planning and permitting of the Uskmouth power station conversion there have been a couple of recent pieces of good news for SIMEC Atlantis in our view. Inclusion of waste-to-energy in the carbon capture support model is potentially positive for Uskmouth and may increase its political attractiveness to the Welsh Government as they consider permitting. The ring fencing of CfD support for tidal steam in the next allocation round opens up the pos
Companies: SIMEC Atlantis Energy Ltd.
A sea change for the better?
The global science-based group that makes plastic and rubber products "smarter, safer and sustainable", has welcomed DEFRA’s decision to not list oxo-biodegradable plastic in its November 2021 public consultation as a “frequently littered and problematic plastic.” The Scottish Government has likewise issued draft Regulations in November which do not list oxo-biodegradable plastic. Symphony views this as a major step in the right direction.
DEFRA and the Scottish Gov
Companies: Symphony Environmental Technologies plc