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1H16 results – Maiden profit
26 Sep 16
Zoltav’s interim results to June recorded a clean maiden net profit of US$0.8m, confirming the excellent performance pre-figured in the company’s announcement earlier this month when it also advised a change of strategy to focus on its existing assets. We have reinstated revised forecasts to reflect the 1H16 performance. That significantly improves the company’s forward multiple ratings. However, we have cut the Chance of Commerciality (CoC) on the other assets, given the reduced commitment to growing the business. Consequently we revise our Target Price to 55p per share (from 65p); we retain our Buy rating.
Panmure Morning Note 07-09-2016
07 Sep 16
Zoltav has announced a trading statement updating on its corporate strategy and announcing additional changes in its directorate. The company has also indicated that it now expects a profit before tax for the year materially ahead of market expectations and the additional steps taken will cut costs further. The Board is to be cut to three members from six but that includes the departure of Alastair Ferguson, the current Executive Chairman. Our estimates, recommendation and target price are under review, pending visibility on the financials due on 26 November. However, we note that our previously published core NAV based on producing assets only is 30p per share, still well ahead of the current share price.
Oil & Gas - Incorporating new macro forecasts
14 Jul 16
In a surprise outcome, OPEC and non-OPEC producers failed to reach an accord at a summit meeting in Doha yesterday. The apparent cause of the failure was Saudi Arabia's refusal to accept a deal without some sort of commitment from Iran. While a freeze deal was always likely to leave questions over what oil price was justified by current supply/demand balances and inventory levels, this outcome demonstrates the deep schism within OPEC and removes hope of potential producer action to curb output. Markets are rebalancing, so although oil is likely to come under pressure, the immediate damage may be limited. However, this outcome suggests that market forces alone are going to set the price for the foreseeable future and that leaves open the likelihood of more volatility and the potential for more downside.
Incorporating new macro forecasts
14 Jul 16
We update the balance of our coverage to the same macro forecasts used in our initiation on Tullow. We make notable specific updates to Faroe and Wentworth. We remain constructive on oil. The reduction in our oil and gas price forecasts is largely offset in sterling terms by the changes in our FX forecasts. Most of our target prices and all of our recommendations are unchanged. We remain Buyers of the sector and our top pick is Pantheon.
FY15 results – better than expected
22 Apr 16
Zoltav has reported better than expected FY15 results. Higher revenue YoY, boosted by a strong production performance, and lower unit costs combined to produce an operating profit of US$1.1m. The company reported its first positive EBITDA, of US$7.2m. Zoltav met its debt repayment obligations and now expects to have sufficient liquidity at least through the end of 2018; previous guidance was to the end of 2016. The immediate priorities remain to keep the Western Gas Plant, serving the Bortovoy licence, onshore Russia in the Saratov region, fully utilised and progress existing development opportunities while seeking accretive acquisition opportunities. We have updated our forecasts and maintain our Target Price of 65p per share; we remain buyers.
Panmure Research - Flash 07-12-15
07 Dec 15
Despite rumours of an increase in the group production target, the official OPEC communiqué did not even reference the 30mmbd target set in December 2011. OPEC is anticipating a better balance to the market in 2016, referencing anticipated demand growth of 1.3mmbd and a YOY fall in non-OPEC production, coupled with uncertainty over how much volume Iran will actually be able to add to the market, once sanctions are removed. All the signs are that this was an acrimonious meeting. We are sceptical about the volume Iran will add to the market, hence we do anticipate a significant tightening in 2016.
01 Nov 16
Since our last outlook note, Quadrise has begun to supply MSAR for extended LONO sea trials, paving the way for commercial adoption from calendar H217 onwards. In August it signed a memorandum of understanding with clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which is a key enabler for progressing the production-to-combustion pilot there. In October it completed a placing and open offer raising a total of £5.25m (gross). This should enable it to transition comfortably to the commercial phase on successful completion of the LONO and KSA trials.
GTL transaction not going ahead
01 Dec 16
Intelligent Energy (IEH) has announced that the deal to acquire the Energy Management Business of GTL will not now be consummated. The move leaves management free to concentrate on driving sales of commercially ready B2B products, which is a key element of its strategy. We adjust our FY17e revenue estimate while leaving our pre-exceptional losses and cash-flow forecasts unchanged.
GMP FirstEnergy ― UK Energy morning research package
30 Nov 16
Gran Tierra (GTE CN)1, 6; BUY, C$5.50: Equity financing and acquisition of two blocks from Ecopetrol | Northern Petroleum (NOP LN)1; SPECUATIVE BUY, £0.15: Farm out and equity issue | President Energy (PPC LN) (not covered): IFC Equity Subscription | Primeline Energy (PEH CN) (not covered): 2Q16 Results ended 30 September 2016 | Faroe Petroleum (FPM LN)6 ; BUY, £1.20: Oda update in Norway | Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG LN)1 ; Under Review: Placing | SacOil (SAC LN/SCL SJ)1 : SPECULATIVE BUY, £0.016, Trading Update
24 Nov 16
Quixant* (QXT): Gaming gains (CORP) | SCISYS* (SSY): Bringing good news from Germany (CORP) | Hayward Tyler Group*: Contract wins (CORP) | Sound Energy (SOU): TE-7 flow rate and fund raise (BUY) | Water Intelligence* (WATR): Growth and improving returns in a defensive market (CORP) | Imaginatik* (IMTK): Interim trading update (CORP)
Operating profits and net cash position – restored; market outlook – precarious
01 Dec 16
The turnaround was noticeable Lonmin’s full-year (September-ending) results were ahead of consensus and AV’s estimates. Sales came in at $1.1bn (-14% yoy) as the average realised (USD-denominated) PGM prices and sales volumes were down yoy 12% and 2%, respectively. However, platinum sales (736koz) were much ahead of earlier guidance (700koz) – thanks to certain smelting/processing efficiencies, which helped more than offset the impact of reorganisation-related disruptions. After two consecutive years (FY14-15) of hefty operating losses, Lonmin finally reported an adjusted operating profit (even though feeble) of $7m. This was facilitated by the record weakness in the South African rand (down from ZAR12/$ in FY15 to ZAR14.77/$ in FY16) and ZAR1.3bn of cost savings – 86% higher than the earlier target. Disappointingly, Lonmin recognised $335m of asset impairments (vs. $1.8bn in FY2015), which resulted in a full-year net loss of $400m. But the turnaround in reported OCFs – inflow of $58m vs. an outflow of $12m – was a much-needed improvement, which, along with conservative capex (-35% yoy) of $87m, resulted in a net cash position of $173m (with no short-term repayments) vs. a net debt position of $185m (at end-FY15). But the guidance spells caution For FY17, management targets conservative platinum sales of 650-680koz, while unit costs are expected to remain under pressure – ZAR10,800-11,300/oz vs. ZAR10,748/oz achieved in FY16. On the other hand, capex plans would be aggressive – ZAR1.8bn (which includes ZAR400m for the tailings project – already delayed by almost two years) vs. ZAR1.3bn spent in FY16.
Raising Target Price to 2,500p per share
01 Nov 16
Royal Dutch reported clean EPS of US$0.35, nearly 50% ahead of consensus. More importantly, cash flow jumped QoQ to US$8.5bn which should go a long way to confirming Shell’s capacity to maintain the current dividend, despite the increase in gearing to 29.2%. Upstream returned to profitability on an underlying basis for the first time since 1Q15. We believe these results confirm our view that Shell’s dividend can and will be maintained at US$0.47 per quarter and we increase our Target Price to 2,500p per share, given further sterling weakness.