Edison Investment Research is terminating coverage on Carclo (CAR) and Leclanché (LECN). Please note you should no longer rely on any previous research or estimates for these companies. All forecasts should now be considered redundant.
Companies: Carclo plc
Carclo’s H120 results show that the remaining businesses following the exit from Wipac in December provide a basis for a sustainable group going forward. The continuing businesses generated £56.1m revenues and £3.3m underlying EBIT. However, there remain significant challenges in reaching agreement on long-term funding with the lending bank and pension trustee. Our estimates will remain under review until these are resolved.
Carclo has exited from its loss-making Wipac business which has been acquired by Wuhu Anrui Optoelectronics, a manufacturer of LED-based automotive lighting. This ensures continuity for both customers and employees. Carclo’s pension scheme will receive £3.5m of the net proceeds of the sale while another £5.0m will be used to reduce debt. Our estimates will remain under review until the interims in mid-January.
Carclo’s FY19 results show the deleterious impact of the issues at Wipac, which overshadowed profit growth at both the Technical Plastics (CTP) and smaller Aerospace divisions. Group revenues decreased by 1% y o y while underlying EBIT of £1.3m adjusted for exceptionals, including a price concession on exit from the mid-volume automotive business (effectively a revenue impairment), fell by £2.4m to £8.4m (unaudited). Our estimates remain under review until there is more clarity on the exit from
CRH (CRH LN, £22bn) completes disposal of European Distribution business for EV of €1.64bn, payable in cash | Chemring (CHG LN, £563m) receives contract award for further 75 units under its US DoD’s “Aerosol & Vapor Chemical Agent Detector” Program to be delivered in FY20; expects adj. op profit to be “slightly ahead of expectations” | Carclo (CAR LN, £8m) FY19 prelims (31/03) reports revenues down ~1% y/y and u/l op. profit down ~88% reflecting deterioration in LED Tech Division; sales process
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Carclo has announced that while the Technical Plastics and Aerospace divisions have started FY20 well, the costs associated with ramping up an unprecedented number of new low-volume lighting programmes at Wipac remain unacceptably high. Management is therefore reviewing its decision to move into the mid-volume vehicle market. We place our FY20 estimates and valuation under review until further information is provided when the FY19 results are announced in July.
Carclo’s year-end trading update notes that Wipac’s costs remained at higher than expected levels during Q419 as the business endeavoured to address the challenges of commencing production on an unprecedented number of new programmes at the same time. As a result, we cut both our FY19 PBT and EPS estimate by 9%, while leaving our FY19 revenue estimate and FY20 estimates unchanged.
Carclo has announced that the issues associated with initiating multiple low-volume lighting programmes in parallel that adversely affected H119 have continued throughout Q319. At the interim stage management believed that these issues would be resolved by the end of Q3, supporting a second half recovery, but now expects that second half profit levels will be similar to the first half. We revise our estimates, cutting EPS by 37% in both FY19 and FY20.
As flagged in the October trading update, Carclo’s H119 performance was adversely affected by delays in commencing three medical programmes. Moreover, all of the new vehicle production programmes planned for FY19, with their attendant start-up inefficiencies, started during the first six months. While these events held back first-half performance, they augur well for a second-half recovery. We therefore leave our estimates broadly unchanged. The reduction in our indicative valuation from144-153p
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Carclo has announced that three new medical programmes were delayed by customers during H119 and that while these programmes had all entered production successfully by the end of the period, the delays resulted in H119 underperformance for the Technical Plastics division (CTP). Although the LED division performed in line with management’s expectations and the smaller Aerospace division beat expectations, H119 trading for the group as a whole was below management’s expectations. Since management
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Delays in the placement of certain customer project awards and weaknesses in operational performance, particularly in the Technical Plastics division, meant that Carclo did not meet management’s original FY18 profit targets, although the performance was in line with revised guidance. Most of the delayed contracts have now been placed and management has taken steps to improve margins. Demand from medical customers for precision plastic moulding and for LED lighting in luxury cars, supercars and m
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Macfarlane Group, the leading protective packaging solutions specialist, servicing clients across the UK
and now emerging into Continental Europe, has issued a trading update this morning (25 November)
covering the period since end June and the year to date. Trading has continued to be robust in a difficult
supply chain environment and the Group now expects to exceed its previous expectations for the full
year. Sales growth for the year to date has accelerated through to October at rate of +2
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The H1 results were a bit of a double check. First, how high hopes (battery materials) persist in a rapidly changing environment, something already communicated to the markets. The second, and a rather annoying one, was how to deal with the issues as management was not really transparent. This explains the strong miss in EBIT compared to the consensus. We were also wrong-footed as our impairment figure was far too low.
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The trading update confirms that TClarke is on track to meet FY21 expectations signalling a strong recovery from the pandemic-hit 2020 with revenues +47%, H2 margins back at 3%, underlying EPS +50% and net cash of c£5m in the year-end balance sheet. The highlight, in support of its target £500m turnover by 2023, is continued improvement in the order book, currently at £525m (end June £503m) including a record £320m (+25%) secured for a year out. This is not ‘being bought' but comes with a real s
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