Although renewable energy has been gaining increasing traction over the past decade as the costs of renewable energy generation and perhaps more importantly, energy storage have fallen, 2020 was a seminal year for transitional energy investors driven by governments seeking to “build back better” after COVID-19. The US has committed US$2.25trn largely focused on the energy transition while the EU has committed US$0.54trn with companies around the world including China committing to net zero targe
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Centaur Media (CAU LN) AGM statement – trading in-line | Elektron Technology (EKT LN) Hidden value | GlobalData (DATA LN) Exploiting the GlobalData model |Horizon Discovery Group (HZD LN) Possible offer by Abcam illustrates attractive growth prospects | James Fisher & Sons (FSJ LN) Trading in line; good contract momentum | Springfield Properties (SPR LN) Acquisition of Dawn Homes to accelerate growth
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Future (FUTR LN) Results underline change and opportunity | IndigoVision Group (IND LN) Trading behind expectations; Chief Exec leaves | James Fisher & Sons (FSJ LN) Outlook unchanged; Offshore Oil recovery delayed | Sanderson Group (SND LN) Scaling up the Enterprise division | Speedy Hire (SDY LN) Earnings enhancing acquisitions | Vernalis (VER LN) Reduction in cough cold forecasts | WYG (WYG LN) UK challenges prompt further downgrades
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Fisher has reported an encouraging set of interims this morning, in line with our expectations. Revenue is +13%, PBT +6% and the interim dividend +10%. The outlook statement suggests the Group is well on track for the full year. Notably, the offshore oil business is seeing some improvement (“clear signs of recovery in orders for the Norwegian and downhole equipment businesses”). Stronger growth is anticipated in H2, which is consistent with our forecasts (9% PBT growth forecast for full year ve
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UK nuclear represents a huge and complex market offering significant long-term opportunities. New build nuclear is required to help meet rising UK power generation needs and replace generation capacity which is nearing end of life. Decommissioning is essential to clean up the UK’s legacy nuclear sites safely and securely, prioritising areas where deteriorating buildings present an unacceptable risk. The total budget for nuclear is estimated at c.£301bn, with a significant proportion of this spen
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Futura Medical (FUM LN) Multiple licensing discussions underway | Low & Bonar (LWB LN) Solid Q1, trading in line | Nuclear options Significant long-term opportunities for UK companies | RhythmOne (RTHM LN) Trading update – profit and cash ahead | Uncovered Gems - Speed Dating Lunch A Famous Five for the future?
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Craneware (CRW LN) Interims to show momentum building | Elementis (ELM LN) Positioned to revive growth | James Fisher & Sons (FSJ LN) Solid results | MySale Group (MYSL LN) Growth platform established, momentum building | NCC Group (NCC LN) Rob Cotton steps down | Raven Russia Ltd (RUS LN) Short delay to St Petersburg portfolio acquisition
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This is an interesting bolt on acquisition in a new area for the Group but adjacent to other services and servicing similar customers with cross selling opportunities. This is another example of a distressed situation (SeaEnergy plc administration) throwing up opportunities for James Fisher. We make no change to numbers at this stage. We also note the c.10% share price fall in recent weeks; given the strength of contract momentum and solidity in core operations, we feel that there are strong inv
Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL LN) Strategic review / Placing – our initial take is mixed | James Fisher & Sons (FSJ LN) Bolt-on acquisition | Oxford BioMedica (OXB LN) R&D collaboration with Green Cross LabCell | Sigma Capital Group (SGM LN) New strategic partnership with Keepmoat | Summit Therapeutics (SUMM LN) Q1 2017 results | Verona Pharma (VRP LN) Full year results highlight period of impressive development | Xaar (XAR LN) Launch of Thin Film/P4 and strategic partnership
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There has been a number of significant contract wins at the start of FY16 which has confirmed James Fisher’s growing reputation in a number of different market sectors. Whilst Offshore Oil remains subdued, the other areas of the portfolio are performing extremely well; we retain FY16 forecasts and upgrade both FY17 and FY18 PBT by £0.5m to reflect the contract contribution. We expect the strength of recent contract momentum to continue to drive the re-rating of the shares.
accesso Technology (ACSO LN) Consistent growth, increasing margins and few risks | Earthport (EPO LN) Solving a $9.3bn+ problem | Gresham Computing (GHT LN) Positive AGM statement | Howden Joinery Group (HWDN LN) Strong trading in recent 8 weeks. Low end f/casts to edge up | James Fisher & Sons (FSJ LN) Trading in line | NCC Group (NCC LN) Strong revenue growth, margins lower | Oxford BioMedica (OXB LN) Final results and portfolio review | Redde (REDD LN) Strong trading continues in H2 | Sepura
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This significant nuclear win confirms that the James Fisher Nuclear business is increasing in profile and importance within the sector. It is particularly good news in an area where many more opportunities of this ilk should be on the horizon. It. We expect a positive AGM update on 28th April.
BOOHOO.COM PLC (BOO LN) FY16 beat expectations, good start to FY17, and long term potential | FISHER(JAMES)& SONS PLC (FSJ LN) Contract win confirms increasing nuclear profile | HORIZON DISCOVERY GROUP PLC (HZD LN) FY results in line with expectations
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This significant contract win is further confirmation of James Fisher’s global leadership in submarine rescue as well as in integrated marine services generally. It drives significant upgrades of 9.2% in FY17 (first full year) and 8.2% in FY18 and again emphasises the value of the breadth of the Group’s portfolio. We expect this to further drive the re-rating of the shares towards a P/E of 20x.
As we had anticipated, James Fisher’s portfolio of niche businesses has significantly mitigated the challenges faced by the Offshore Oil division. A strong end to the year means that FY15 results were 4% ahead of expectations and ongoing positive activity in Marine Support and Specialist Technical allows us to upgrade forecasts by 2%, despite an expectation of no oil related improvement. This is extremely encouraging and should reassure those who have considered FSJ as a standard oil services bu
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Strix hasn’t missed a beat over the last eighteen months. Despite the pandemic and the resultant lockdowns, it was able to marginally grow earnings in FY20. The COVID impact on the income statement is barely noticeable, a year of low growth rather than the collapse in profitability experienced by others. This was topped off by the Capital Markets Day in November when the challenging five-year growth target of doubling revenue was set.
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The Velocys interims show the recognition of sales to the Red Rock Biofuels project with a good gross margin indicating the value in these sales. With recent commercial progress in Japan we see this as helping to underpin the value of these developments. Overall, the company is making progress across the board and both the policy and wider industry background, notably in aviation, remain highly supportive.
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Oil declined amid Russia's plans to boost upcoming overseas oil sales and as the dollar rallied.
Futures in New York ended the session nearly 1% lower on Friday. Russia will increase its oil exports 3% in the fourth quarter, according to Interfax. Meanwhile, gains in the US dollar reduced investor interest in commodities priced in the currency.
Despite weaker prices on Friday, US benchmark crude futures gained more than 3% this week due to tightening supplies. In the US, crude inventories
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Plant Health Care has released its interim results in line with expectations following its trading update in July. In light of this, we do not make any changes to our numbers. We maintain our view that given current market trends, our forecasts remain well underpinned with considerable upgrade potential. Reiterate Buy.
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Velocys, the next generation sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) specialist, has reported interim results this morning (23 September). The company's first-half period to end June saw an encouraging rise in strategic activity, as well as a noticeable step up in general news flow surrounding the future needs of the aviation sector for renewable fuels as the industry begins its recovery from the pandemic. We note that this positive news flow has continued into the current Q3 period. The results demons
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First half performance indicates that the turnaround is almost complete with Safestyle reporting the best half year financial performance since H2 2017. Revenue of £73.0m is up 73.4% yoy but more importantly increased 13.3% on the H1 ’19 performance. The recovery in revenue picked up pace during the half, after four months it was 10.9%. Gross margin increased 639bps to 32.3% on HY19 as average selling price increased 11% despite a negative movement in mix. This resulted in adj. profit before tax
Esken now has financing in place for the recovery. The Group has raised £55m in fresh equity and secured a £125m convertible loan from Carlyle Group, who become a strategic investor in London Southend Airport. Strategy is focused on two core divisions. The Energy division, which supplies wood biomass to green power plants is profitable and has performed robustly. Trading in Aviation remains subdued. Cargo handling at London Southend has grown strongly but passenger traffic has been hit hard by C
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Xeros has reported H1 2021 results for the six-month period up to end June 2021. Revenues are broadly inline but cash is slightly behind expectations due to ramp up in XFiltra investment. These results are not reflective of the longer-term potential of the Group. Despite some inevitable further pandemic-induced delays, commercial progress is encouraging, with the potential of XFiltra looking particularly exciting. We reiterate our 400p/share price target.
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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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Billington provides structural steel and safety solutions to the construction industry. Despite sector wide challenges of the last 18+ months, Billington's interim results to June 2021 reflect a solid operational and trading performance. H1 revenue increased 15.1% YoY to £37.7m with adjusted PBT rising 24.6% to £0.76m. Billington commenced the year with full order books. Moreover, order intake has been strong, meaning the order book has remained at ‘consistently high levels', with the macro back
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