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|17Feb17 07:00||RNS||Further re: Pensions Update|
|01Feb17 07:00||RNS||Total Voting Rights|
|10Jan17 16:15||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|06Jan17 07:00||RNS||Additional Listing - Blocklisting of Securities|
|28Dec16 15:30||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|28Dec16 15:29||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|28Dec16 15:27||RNS||Director/PDMR Shareholding|
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COATS GROUP PLC
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Pensions progress and dividend returns
19 Dec 16
Coats has agreed terms (subject to final settlement) for two UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, representing 90% of UK DB scheme liabilities. This clarifies the underlying balance sheet position and ongoing cash profile. Coats retains a strong financial position, with good earnings growth prospects and a likely return to the dividend list from FY17.
Increasing business focus to highlight valuation
17 Aug 16
Operating performance was more in focus in H116 given relatively lower-level distractions from non-trading items. Underlying margin increases were achieved by both divisions with little overall assistance from markets. Greater clarity on the group pension position – and the implications for future strategic investment and dividend payouts – is edging closer. Valuation multiples are little changed and remain low on P/E and EV bases.
Mixed trading conditions, further pension progress
19 May 16
Trading in the first four months of FY16 largely mirrors management’s balanced outlook comments with the FY15 results, and EBIT guidance is unchanged. We have reduced PBT estimates slightly to reflect the latest pension scheme recovery plan update. Progress in resolving legacy issues is welcome and the large Coats scheme is next to be addressed.
31 Mar 16
Coats Group’s rating does not reflect its global market position, which is being further developed by business investment. The resolutions of legacy issues (chiefly pensions and environmental) have seen some forward steps over the last year and more are expected during FY16. Although the timing and extent of these are still to be determined, they will bring greater clarity to the company’s underlying valuation.
On track for FY15 progress
20 Nov 15
Recent group trading has been broadly in line with H1, albeit with some variation within the detail. Our estimates are unchanged and will be reviewed again at the year end. P/E multiples remain in single-digits from FY16. We note Coats’ intention to delist from ASX and NZX next year.
20 Feb 17
Hayward Tyler Group* (HAYT): Trading update and financial position (CORP) | Petra Diamonds (PDL): Interim results (BUY) | Gemfields* (GEM): Interim results (CORP) | Premaitha Health* (NIPT): Middle East momentum (CORP) | Sound Energy (SOU): Acquisition update and TE-8 well spud (HOLD) | Proactis* (PHD): Interim trading on track (CORP) | 7digital* (7DIG): Automotive contract win (CORP)
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
What is The Slide Rule? The Slide Rule has been designed to dramatically simplify the identification of the best companies in the UK small/mid-cap sector by making a quantitative assessment of the relative potential of each company. At its core, The Slide Rule aims to identify those companies that create genuine shareholder value through strong returns on capital and solid growth, but also present a value opportunity with the potential tailwind of earnings momentum. Companies are assessed within a Quality, Value, Growth and Momentum (QVGM) framework.
21 Feb 17
Lighthouse Group* (LGT): Middle Britain growth (CORP) | Utilitywise* (UTW): Double-digit sales growth (CORP) | Trakm8* (TRAK): Earnings expectations cut again (CORP) | dotDigital* (DOTC): Myriad growth opportunities (CORP) | Artilium* (ARTA): Five-year Telenet deal secured and prepaid (CORP) | Netcall* (NET): Cloud investment pays off (CORP)
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - New quality style screen + 11 quality focus stocks
09 Feb 17
We introduce our fourth and final style screen representing “quality”. This screens for stocks with the best combination of high returns on capital/equity, EBIT margins and operating cash-flow conversion rates. These criteria should help us monitor how strong underlying returns translate into share price performance over time and under varying market conditions. The screen selects the “best” 25 stocks from our universe of just over 500 stocks and, as usual, we focus on a shorter list of stocks we cover or otherwise know and believe to be particularly interesting. We provide brief investment summaries on these focus stocks on pages 4 – 9. We will monitor performance and refresh the screen in approximately 3-4 months time.
Emerging from the clouds
16 Feb 17
Rolls-Royce’s underlying performance in FY16 was ahead of both its own and market expectations. Media focus on the non-cash £4.4bn headline FX loss is missing what looks to be the basis for optimism. As the civil model starts to move from investment in engines for the A350 and A330neo into the aftermarket delivery phase over the remainder of the decade, we think cash flow is likely to improve, particularly if supported by an eventual recovery in Marine.