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|10Nov16 07:00||RNS||Date of merger closing and cancellation|
|06Oct16 03:18||RNS||RESULTS OF SPECIAL MEETING|
|26Sep16 07:00||RNS||Half-year Report|
|14Sep16 05:13||RNS||Publication of Proxy Statement & Notice of Meeting|
|02Sep16 07:01||RNS||Recommended Cash Acquisition|
|02Sep16 07:00||RNS||Trading update|
|27Jun16 07:00||RNS||Strategic review update|
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A Quarterly look at UK Healthcare
02 Nov 16
Today we publish PG:GP (Panmure Gordon: Growth Prospects), our first quarterly take on the healthcare sector. We see current macro volatility providing a strong backdrop for the more naturally defensive healthcare stocks which are underpinned by solid fundamental drivers. The run-up to the US Presidential election has repeatedly reminded us that pharmaceutical pricing is one of Hilary Clinton’s main targets, and whatever the result, we see a see greater emphasis on outcomes-based pricing and reimbursement as a major influence for the future. In the UK, concerns voiced by the pharma majors over use of new drugs in the UK post Brexit may encourage adoption of some of the recommendations published last week in the UK Government’s final report on the Accelerated Access Review.
Panmure Morning Note 26-09-2016
26 Sep 16
Following the company’s statement on 2 September 2016 (recommended cash acquisition, trading update) the company has issued interim results this morning. Given the ongoing process set in train following the announcement of the definitive merger agreement with Shanghai Genext Medical Technology Co. Ltd (SGM) (02 September 2016) we retain our recommendation and forecasts Under Review.
Panmure Morning Note 02-09-2016
02 Sep 16
This morning Lifeline Scientific has announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Shanghai Genext Medical Technology Co. Ltd (SGM) and, separately, released a trading update for the 6 months ending 30 June 2016. The cash offer from SGM values Lifeline Scientific at circa $87.8m or $4.083 in cash per share. If approved the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter calendar 2016 and by no later than 9 December 2016. We remind investors that LSI is incorporated in the State of Delaware in the USA and the merger is proposed in accordance with the Delaware General Corporation Law. The acquisition is not subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and is subject to shareholder approval. We retain our recommendation and forecasts Under Review.
Panmure Morning Note 27-4-2016
27 Apr 16
FY15 headline numbers were highlighted in January’s trading update: revenues $39.4m, operating profit $5.7m (2014: $2.4m). Year-end cash $6.9m – company is now debt free having paid off revolver balance of $2.2m by year-end. Strategic review – company is in discussions with interested parties, which may or may not lead to an offer. Usual caveats on outcomes and timing apply, but given the Board expects to provide a further update by end June, we assume Lifeline is probably quite deep into the process and this looks like the lead in terms of possible strategic options.
Panmure Morning Note 19-01-16
19 Jan 16
Further to Lifeline's ahead-of-expectations trading update and announced stocking order ($3.3m) from its principal distributor in China (18 December 2015), the company has today released further detail on the year ending 31 December 2015. While the strategic and financial review announced on 21 September 2015 is still ongoing, strong operational progress is clearly being delivered and the confident tone of the statement is well-deserved. Prelims are expected by the end of April 2016.
Panmure Morning Note 18-12-15
18 Dec 15
This morning Lifeline Scientific announces an update on trading, in advance of a more detailed update scheduled for February, and the receipt of a stocking order from its principal distributor in China worth approximately US$3.3m. The company also announces that it expects revenues for the year ending 31 December 2015 to be ahead of expectations and for adjusted pre-tax profit to be materially ahead of market expectations. A further trading update will be provided in January.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 05-12-2016
05 Dec 16
RTHM is acquiring a profitable Canadian listed mobile specialist for equivalent of US$42.5m consideration in shares (88.235m). This helps adds to two growth vectors RTHM is targeting; (i) adds unique exclusive audience (10m unique) and (ii) Exclusive demand Yahoo and Facebook. The business has 15 premium and owned and operated apps which provide users with rewards for activity. The business is expected to deliver c$9m of EBITDA in FY18 including $2m of cost synergies. This equates to just 4.7x EV/EBITDA. This marks what we see the first step in RTHM activity to scale the business and deliver on margin potential (see our initiation notes). Our initial estimates for EPS revisions are very significant - for FY18 are 2.3 cents (currently 0.6) and for FY19 4.3 (currently 2.5). There is a call at 830 for investors and we will revise post this.
Panmure Morning Note 02-12-16
02 Dec 16
We expect CareTech to report FY results to September on 8th December. A positive trading update in October indicated that performance for the year was in line with market expectations therefore we are focusing on the outlook. We expect a confident statement since the end of 2016 showed positive trends across fee rates, expansion in places and occupancy. We believe CareTech is well positioned for further expansion, and remains at an attractive valuation. We retain our BUY and 380p price target.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 06-12-2016
06 Dec 16
With FY16 volume and revenue already disclosed in the pre-close, the focus in today’s prelims is on PBT (£100.3m versus our £101m) and EPS (96.8p versus our 95.4p). No special dividend triggered this year (none forecast) and DPS is held at 46.8p (N1SE: 48.0p). On end markets, recent commentary is reiterated – the core business is growing, whilst consumer electronics will be subdued in the current year (competitive capacity from Solvay). On currency, there will be a material benefit in the current year (a little more than the £14m to £15m previously indicated), and a further tailwind next year if current rates are maintained (quantum TBC). There is also an investment of £10m today in a minority interest in Magma Global, Victrex’ oil and gas mega programme partner. Although the share price is now close to our TP of 1730p, we feel that there is enough in today’s announcement to retain a positive stance on medium term opportunities with strong cashflow and a special dividend potentially to look forward to in the current year.
Panmure Morning Note 05-12-16
05 Dec 16
This week will see Chi-Med present data on both fruquintinib and epitinib at the 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer, concerning two proof-of-concept trials in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This morning, the poster presentation ‘A Phase I Study of Epitinib To Evaluate Efficacy And Safety In EGFR Mutation Positive (EGFRm+) NSCLC Patients With Brain Metastasis’ is available for investors to view on Chi-Med’s website.
Panmure Morning Note 01-12-16
01 Dec 16
Last month we highlighted the ongoing trajectory of Tuzistra sales, noting the impact of significant investment in the modified marketing strategy for Tuzistra, supported by the step up in sales personnel and increased marketing expenditure. This morning’s AGM statement and trading update gives some further colour on progress.