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N+1 Singer - First Derivatives - Collaboration agreement
14 Mar 17
First Derivatives has announced a collaboration agreement with Airbus Defence and Space that will explore commercial opportunities arising from the processing and analysis of Airbus’ satellite imagery assets using Kx technology. This represents another exciting route into potential new markets and again highlights the applicability of Kx technology to large scale processing environments. We make no changes to our forecasts, recommendation or target price.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 14-03-2017
14 Mar 17
Advanced Medical Solutions (AMS LN) Prelims slightly ahead, still no deals | Brady (BRY LN) Investment will impact profits, but provide a platform for stronger growth | Burford Capital (BUR LN) Strong growth, many opportunities | First Derivatives (FDP LN) Collaboration agreement | Gresham Technologies (GHT LN) A milestone year | Gym Group (GYM LN) In line finals | Horizon Discovery Group (HZD LN) Agreement in pre-natal diagnostics | Kalibrate Technologies (KLBT LN) Near-term challenges, building long-term value | Stadium Group (SDM LN) Strong current trading; Strategic US investment | Zotefoams (ZTF LN) Currency tailwind underpins strong PBT growth; promising HPP progress
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 02-03-2017
02 Mar 17
First Derivatives (FDP LN) Major new contract win | IndigoVision Group (IND LN) Strong H2 performance | Nichols (NICL LN) Strength & tenor of FY16 results supportive of premium rating | Sanderson Group (SND LN) AGM statement signals solid start to the year | Spirent Communications (SPT LN) Narrowing focus around key themes
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 08-02-2017
08 Feb 17
blur Group (BLUR LN) Trading update and first enterprise subscription | First Derivatives (FDP LN) Strategic investment partnership, target price increased | Grainger (GRI LN) Positive start to FY17e, rental growth continues | Victrex (VCT LN) Solid Q1, shine taken off by medical
N+1 Singer - IQE - Upgrade cycle set to continue
24 Mar 17
IQE’s FY’16 results showed good growth in all key segments and came in c.4% ahead of our recently upgraded forecasts. We have upgraded our forecasts today by 5% and 3% in FY’17 and FY’18 respectively, but expect the upgrade cycle to continue. The increase in capex in FY’16 looks to us a strong indication of future volume increases, and we see scope for significant upgrades through the course of our forecast horizon. We highlight three opportunities in this note, each of which could materially move the needle in its own right. IQE is one of our key picks for 2017 and has performed strongly YTD (+48%), but we believe there is more to go for. We increase our target price to 76p and retain our Buy recommendation.
Photonics the star of the show
21 Mar 17
IQE’s diversification strategy delivered a 17% jump in adjusted profit before tax during FY16. Strong growth in photonics revenues was a key element of this improvement. This was boosted by a return to growth, albeit modest, in the wireless sector and weak sterling. We revise our FY17 estimates upwards to reflect the progress made on customer qualifications for photonics applications, and we introduce FY18 estimates.
Stronger and stronger
23 Mar 17
Sopheon has reported strong prelims in line with the January trading update which had demonstrated that revenue delivery had been achieved on cost underspend, leading to EBITDA (+7% vs FY16E) and adjusted PBT (+22%) outperformance. Strong licence sales, high levels of recurring revenue retention (94% by value), and ever upgrading product portfolio in terms of functionality delivered revenue strength. Gartner recognition illustrates the transition from a product which needed to be described then sold, to a solution set sought by customers to deal with the increasingly acknowledged enterprise problem of efficient product lifecycle management. Sopheon is well positioned for future growth, and board confidence for future growth leads to planned increase in investment, yet still delivering $5.6m ($5.3m pre FX) EBITDA. Having smashed through our FY16 forecasts and target price, we restore FY17 forecasts and lift the 12-month target from 360p to 620p.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 21-03-2017
21 Mar 17
accesso Technology (ACSO LN) Full year results in line, but key trading months still ahead | Augean (AUG LN) Double digit growth in ’16, good start to ‘17 | Earthport (EPO LN) Interims show continued top line strength | Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL LN) Good momentum under new team. It’s now all about delivery | IQE (IQE LN) FY’16 results prompt further upgrades | Microsaic Systems (MSYS LN) Challenges in 2016, strategy remains in place | mporium Group (MPM LN) Funds raised to help execute strategy | RhythmOne (RTHM LN) Dawn of the independents | ScS Group (SCS LN) Strong progress on key growth initiatives albeit comps now toughen | Sinclair Pharma (SPH LN) FY results: EBITDA ahead, Instalift™ gaining pace | Vectura Group (VEC LN) FY (9-month) results
Or, helping a juggernaut turn on a dime
24 Mar 17
Sopheon has spent many years evolving a state-of-the-art platform allowing Enterprise customers to manage and monitor their pipelines of innovation. As this market matures and on the back of some major reference client wins, Sopheon’s Accolade product is beginning to see material success on a number of fronts. This note describes the marketplace, the technology, and the progress now being achieved.
Foundations for growth
21 Mar 17
accesso have released strong FY2016 Results which are marginally ahead of our expectations, this also follows the recent trading update at which it upgraded profitability figures. This is an impressive performance considering that 2016 has been a year of investment, not to mention the challenging trading conditions experienced in key summer months. This places accesso well for continued expansion in a significant and expanding global market.