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|02Mar17 17:45||RNS||Appointment of Non-Executive Director -Replacement|
|27Feb17 07:00||RNS||Appointment of Non-Executive Director|
|21Feb17 07:00||RNS||Board Appointment|
|16Feb17 16:40||RNS||Holdings in Company|
|25Jan17 07:00||RNS||Trading Update and Notice of Results|
|16Dec16 10:00||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
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TP GROUP PLC
TP GROUP PLC
15 Feb 17
At the current market capitalisation of £29m, we believe the shares are significantly undervalued. We estimate that the highly profitable Maritime business is alone worth at least £40m. With net cash of £9m at end-2016, this implies that the market is currently ascribing a combined negative value of £17m to the rest of the group, which together account for c.54% of group revenues. This is very harsh given the management actions to transform TP Group to a profit-driven Tier 2 specialist services and engineering company are bearing fruits across the divisions. TPG Managed Solutions is expected to more than double its profits in 2017, while TPG Engineering and Design & Technology are on course to deliver sustainable profits from 2019. Even if we ascribe zero value to Engineering, Design & Technology and Managed Solutions, the shares are worth 9.5p a share, a 38% upside from the current share price. BUY.
A healthy atmosphere for investors
31 Jan 17
TP Group continues its evolution from a cash-hungry research and development house to a Tier 2 specialised services and engineering company. The increased maturity allows us to apply a developed view of fair value with a more specific peer group SOP combined with a DCF. It currently returns 9.11p, implying significant potential for investors.
Small Cap Breakfast
14 Dec 16
Ultimate Products—The Telegraph reports Jim McCarthy, former chief of Poundland has been appointed Chairman of Ultimate Products ahead of a £100m listing in H1 2017. Ultimate Products owns the Beldray cleaning brand and the licence to sell Russell Hobbs and Salter electrical products in the UK. RM Secured Direct Lending - The secured direct lending fund intends to float on the Main Market on 15 December raising up to £100m
On a steady bearing
13 Sep 16
Half year results from TP Group confirmed that progress is in line with market expectations for the full year. Revenues, profitability and cash flow all continued to improve, and order intake is growing in H2. The company’s strategy is being consistently delivered and once the recapitalisation is approved, TP Group should be well positioned to augment organic returns and shareholder value creation with strategic bolt-ons. Our revised sum-of-the-parts fair value estimate, based on the new divisional EBITDA contribution in 2017, is currently 8.48p.
A capital idea
19 Aug 16
Ahead of the interim results to be announced on 13 September, which we expect to confirm solid progress by the group, TP Group has announced a proposed capital reduction. The move would eliminate the accumulated deficit and reduce the nominal value of the ordinary shares, enabling future creation of distributable reserves from retained profits, as well as the issue of shares at a premium in support of M&A opportunities and employee incentivisation. In our view, both reflect the progress of the company to date and future intentions to build shareholder value.
N+1 Singer - T. Clarke - Strong conclusion to FY16, record order book
28 Mar 17
After significant upgrades at the time of the full year update (PBT forecast +43% FY16; +14% FY17), today’s results are c.4% ahead of our expectations at the PBT level and show strong growth on the prior year (PBT +48%). All regions achieved positive growth in revenue. The outlook statement refers to a still growing order book (£350m at the end of February vs. £330m at the year end) and the strength of recent trading, with London & the South East and Scotland said to be particularly positive. The Group has reiterated its ambitions to improve margins, but we have not incorporated this into our forecasts at this stage. We have nudged up our FY’17 forecasts (PBT +5%) and introduced FY’18 forecasts that imply 2% PBT growth. Despite the well justified bounce in the share price, the shares still trade at a significant discount to the peer group (7.6x FY17 PE, 4% yield).
Panmure Morning Note 29-03-2017
29 Mar 17
We are cutting our recommendation to HOLD as we see little upside from current levels given the lack of positive surprises in today’s trading update. Multiples of 4.4x 2017 sales and 17x 2017 EBITDA imply an expectation of at least slightly exceeding expectations. We had assumed that acquisitions will provide the momentum until organic investments deliver. However, acquisitions are proving elusive and excess cash is diluting returns. Moreover, our forecast relies on at least one order in vehicle simulator market, which has yet to be announced. The management has shown that it can use the financial markets to raise equity but it now needs to show that it can deploy excess equity productively.
N+1 Singer - Severfield - Strong H2 drives upgrades; CEO temporarily steps down due to ill health
28 Mar 17
Severfield’s trading update highlights that trading during H2 was strong and the Group now expects results to be ahead of expectations. Cash flow performance has been similarly strong with net funds at the year end also expected to be ahead of expectations. The strong performance was driven by both a better than expected revenue performance and better than expected growth in the operating margin. We expect to increase our FY16 PBT forecasts by c.9% to around £19.5m. In addition, we are disappointed to see that Ian Lawson (CEO) has taken a temporary leave of absence due to physical ill health. John Dodds (non-executive Chairman) will step up to Executive Chairman on an interim basis and Alan Dunsmore (FD) has agreed to assume the role of CEO on a similar basis. This should ensure the continuity of the business whilst Ian is recovering. The outlook for Sevefield remains positive and the Group has reiterated its medium term target to double PBT from £13.2m in FY16 by FY20. We remain positive on Severfield (one of our best ideas for 2017) and continue to see clear potential for it to outperform its medium term targets.
28 Mar 17
ClearStar* (CLSU): Building a background for growth (CORP) | Sound Energy (SOU): TE-8 results (HOLD) | LiDCO* (LID): 2017 should be a transformative year (CORP) | Proteome Sciences* (PRM): FY 2016 in line. Moving towards breakeven (CORP) | Fulcrum (FCRM): Significant market potential, rising margins and a strong balance sheet (BUY) | Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB1): Strong and growing intellectual property (BUY) | 7digital* (7DIG): Open offer result (CORP)