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|01Aug16 12:13||RNS||Scheme Effective|
|01Aug16 10:23||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|29Jul16 08:10||RNS||Rule 2.10 Announcement|
|28Jul16 11:40||RNS||RESULT OF COURT MEETING|
|25Jul16 03:46||RNS||Result of Meeting|
|21Jul16 02:34||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|20Jul16 02:41||RNS||Rule 2.10 Announcement|
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UK efficiency gains
13 May 16
British Polythene Industries’ (BPI’s) AGM update confirmed the strong start to the year in Q1 continued in April, slightly tempered by some upward pressure in polymer prices latterly . The company has also announced a proposed transfer of activity from its Sevenoaks site to another group facility. The associated £1m exceptional charge in the current year will be matched by the annual profit uplift in subsequent years once completed. This triggers a further upgrade to our estimates and should support a higher share price, in our view.
Strong start to the year
27 Apr 16
British Polythene Industries (BPI) has a seasonally stronger H1 trading pattern and a positive Q1 trading update allows us to upgrade estimates again, having done so after the FY15 results. The previously announced disposal of a Chinese subsidiary has completed on slightly better terms than previous guidance. Despite this progress, BPI’s rating remains stubbornly in single-digit P/E territory.
Steering a steady course
17 Mar 16
British Polythene Industries (BPI) successfully navigated a challenging FY15 trading year to deliver very respectable progress in profitability, earnings and dividends. Management is sticking to its tried and tested formula of investing in the business to enhance capability, market position and product offering and we expect further progress to flow from this.
Out of China
28 Jan 16
British Polythene Industries (BPI) is disposing of its Chinese facility for an expected £9.4m. We estimate this to be modestly earnings enhancing with an expected £4m book profit. UK-oriented revenues will largely be retained and the group’s grow and invest strategy is unaffected by the sale. Valuation multiples are now in single-digit territory with, we expect, a growing yield. FY15 results are scheduled for 29 February
Managing variable demand, maintaining progress
12 Nov 15
An IMS noted maintained FY15 management expectations, despite some weaker areas of demand seen since the interim results. While H2 volume has been softer than anticipated, profitability has been sustained through operating efficiencies, investment and some easing of polymer pricing during the period. On unchanged estimates, BPI’s P/E rating is approaching single-digit levels.
08 Dec 16
Elderstreet stake acquired 02 GENERAL NEWS Globalworth premium In this issue Venture capital firm Draper Esprit has taken a 30.8% stake in venture capital trust manager Elderstreet. Both investment managers focus on the technology sector and they will be able to co-invest. Elderstreet has investments in a number of AIM-quoted companies through its VCTs. The purchase was funded by an issue of Draper Esprit shares worth just over £250,000. Simon Cook, the chief executive of Draper Esprit, is a former partner at Elderstreet so he knows the business and the people who run it, although he did leave more than 14 years ago. Cook has previously acquired portfolios from 3i and Cazenove, two other firms where he has worked. Draper Esprit has an option to acquire the remaining shares in Elderstreet, which has more than £25m under management. Adding Elderstreet to the group enables Draper Esprit to offer investors a range of EIS funds, VCTs and an ISA qualifying listed evergreen patient capital fund. The enlarged group has venture capital assets under management of more than £350m. At the end of September 2016, Draper Esprit had a net asset value of 352p a share, which is similar to the current share price. The June 2016 flotation price was 300p a share. Draper Esprit is quoted on Ireland’s Enterprise Securities Market as well as AIM.
Focused on the long term
08 Dec 16
These are rare events but it is nice to see a management use its public listing advantageously to trade short-term dilution in EPS for the optionality of asymmetric upside in the long term. With over £10m already in the balance sheet, ABD has successfully raised £5.4m gross in a placing and expects to raise another £1m from an offer. We were not surprised to learn that the placing was over 3.5x oversubscribed. How many listed UK companies are positioned to take advantage of the digital revolution in the automotive industry? The additional investment in new people, facilities, products & services should be dilutive to FY2017-18 EPS but this is small price to pay to establish the leading supplier of integrated test, measurement and simulation solutions to the autonomous vehicle industry. Our forecasts assume that growth will accelerate from FY2019. We raise our target price to 575p based on 15x FY2019 EPS, equivalent to Ricardo, the only other UK stock which has embraced the optionalities offered by the technological changes in the automotive industry.
07 Dec 16
Severfield’s (SFR’s) H117 results were well ahead of the previous year; margin performance and order book development cause us to raise our FY17 profit expectations. This combination has also proved to be a catalyst for share price outperformance following the results. Revenue growth and further margin development towards management’s stated aim of doubling FY16 PBT by 2020 can sustain further progress.
Exceptional trading continues
08 Nov 16
Keywords has announced that the strong trading in localisation and audio services has continued into H216. In particular, the Synthesis business acquired in April continues to benefit from exceptionally strong trading. Full-year results are now expected to be materially ahead of consensus and we upgrade our FY16e EPS by 13%. Erring on the side of caution, we have not changed our FY17 estimates significantly. Nevertheless, we believe the company does have a platform to sustain double-digit earnings growth, and hence medium-/long-term prospects for further share appreciation remain good.
N+1 Singer - Waterman Group - Encouraging AGM statement in line with expectations
09 Dec 16
This morning’s AGM Statement confirms that trading in the first four months of the year to 31st October was in line with expectations. Revenue was slightly above the prior year period and cash collection has remained strong. The Group has reiterated its commitment to maintaining a progressive dividend policy. The statement is encouraging and we therefore leave our forecasts unchanged. We note the attractions of a 5% dividend yield and consider the shares inexpensive at 4.5x FY’17 EV/EBITDA.