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Strong Finals – Growth Strategy Delivering
01 Mar 16
Hydro International’s growth strategy is working. 2015 revenues grew 18% to £37.9m, gross profits increased 21% to £17.6m, adjusted operating profits grew 23% to £2.3m and adjusted PBT grew 29% to £2.4m. Adjusted EPS grew 39% to 10.29p, helped by a reduction in the tax rate. Year end net cash of £2.3m was unchanged despite the £1m spent on acquisitions and the dividend was increased by 6% from 3.6p to 3.8p.
Acquisition of M2R
24 Dec 15
Hydro has announced that it has acquired the intellectual property and technology assets of M2 Renewables (M2R) from Sail Capital Partners, for an initial payment of $1m in cash, plus additional deferred consideration of 10% of sales incorporating the acquired intellectual property across the first five years. This additional consideration is capped at $10.0 million. The acquisition will be funded from existing cash and debt facilities.
Interims – Investment strategy delivering
08 Sep 15
In the last few years Hydro has made very significant revenue investments, to broaden the product range, expand its geographical reach, enter adjacent market segments and increase service revenues. Interim results showed good progress with this strategy, with revenues up 32% to £17.4m and adjusted profits up nine fold to £0.80m, ahead of our expectations.
Growth strategy delivering
03 Mar 15
Given the profit headwinds from FX, the lower revenues on the Thames contracts and the significant investment in growth initiatives, we think the 19% increase in PBT in 2014 is highly creditable and confirms that the company’s strategy is delivering. Hydro has a wealth of growth opportunities and is continuing to invest heavily to realise these, which will create a larger business that is more diversified and more profitable. Given the good prospects and low valuation, the shares are very attractive and we move our recommendation from Add to Buy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
02 Dec 16
On 30 September 2016, when the company announced its full year results, it reported that the UK business had seen a slow start to the year, with particular weakness in repair and renewal spending by the NHS as well as “reticence” in the education sector. However, with the UK only representing about a third of the business, this weakness was expected to be more than offset by the positive effect of a weakened sterling on its overseas business, given the benefits for competitiveness and margins.