Accelerating platform change aims to diversify revenues, improve business mix and lower operating costs. The bulk of this transition should be complete by summer 2022 in time for the seasonally important fourth quarter for US sports betting. The changes wrought across the organisation will hike exceptional costs in our forecasts but tangible benefits should be felt from the H2 2022E onwards.
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Access Intelligence (ACC.L) has acquired Isentia Group. The Acquisition constitutes a reverse takeover under AIM Rule 14. £50m to be raised on admission of the fundraising shares. Anticipated Mkt cap on re-admission of the Enlarged Group: £153.1m (based on the placing price of 120 pence). The Enlarged Group will provide a broad suite of technology products for marketing intelligence, reputation management, and data insights and the Enlarged Group's main country of operation will be Aust
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XLMedia has announced the acquisition of Saturday Football Inc (SFI) for a maximum consideration of $24m. SFI is a publisher of US sports content focused on college football news. The acquisition offers many cross-selling synergies, expands the Group's regulated activities and is accretive to earnings in our forecasts.
The financial performance in H1E suggests the Group is firmly on track to meet our FY21E forecasts. The recent acquisitions will have contributed positively to the c15% YoY growth rate. The Sports and Personal Finance verticals are performing well while any relative weakness in Casino is being managed to ameliorate its impact. Buy.
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Northcoders, an independent provider of training programmes for software coding, to join AIM. It offers a range of training and software development solutions to individual and corporate customers. The Company's offering includes 'bootcamp' training courses, government funded apprenticeships and bespoke training courses and software development solutions. The Company operates a hybrid delivery model by providing its services in person at one of Northcoders' re
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The AGM statement highlights good traction year to date and this gives us confidence to reinitiate forecasts. The recent expansion into US sports betting is helping to drive a recovery in earnings that the market has been unable to price efficiently until now. The company is solidly financed and trading on a heavy discount to the market. Buy.
The financial impact from the restructuring and repositioning of the business last year was only partly felt in 2020. The entry into the US sports betting market will be fully manifest in 2021. At the heart of recent changes to the operating model lies a move to create a flexible engagement model that will drive superior returns going forward. We await further data points before reinitiating forecasts.
The acquisition of Sports Betting Dime (SBD) is highly complementary to December's acquisition of CBWG. XLMedia is pivoting to become more multi-territorial with growth focused in North America and operating in regulated markets with a balanced portfolio of interests. We see material growth opportunities ahead.
Success has been made in reranking three of the ten targeted websites with Google. The rationalisation of the broader estate is ongoing and 2021 should see the business lean, reranked, cash rich and solidly profitable.
The acquisition of CBWG is the first step in XLMedia's strategy of building out its digital media publishing business in the US and expanding in regulated markets. The acquisition should still leave the Group with positive net cash balances and trading profitably in 2020.
Despite the challenges of the past few months, XLMedia remains profitable on a run-rate basis. The interim results have delivered a much more robust performance than expected, in our view. With work progressing on recovering its position in its Casino vertical expected to yield results from Q4 onwards, there is a visible recovery profile ahead. With the >50% of the market cap in cash we are Buyers.
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Devolver Digital to join AIM, an award-winning digital video games publisher and developer in the indie games space. Recently awarded indie 'Publisher of the Year 2021' by GamesIndustry.biz. Offer TBA. Due early Nov.
Life Science REIT to join AIM raising up to £100m. This will be the first London listed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on UK life science properties providing investors with exposure
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We believe Keywords has a very strong business model, as it provides solutions throughout the development cycle. Keywords is an infrastructure play, benefitting from gaming industry tailwinds. 2021 is a step-change year. Thereafter we believe KWS EPS will continue to compound at attractive double-digit % rates.Buy
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Tungsten West (TUN.L) has joined AIM. Tungsten West is the 100% owner and operator of the historical Hemerdon tungsten and tin mine located near Plymouth in southern Devon. Hemerdon represents the world's third largest tungsten mineral resource, with a JORC (2012) compliant Mineral Resource Estimate of approximately 325Mt at 0.12 WO3. Capital raised on Admission: £39m. Anticipated Mkt Cap: £106.2m.
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Sareum Holdings PLC have published Final Year Results. We have published research on this which is attached and a snapshot of the research is below.
The specialist drug development company delivering targeted small molecule therapeutics to improve the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced its results for the year ended 30 June 2021. It has been a period of significant progress for its selective TYK2/JAK1 Inhibitors, which have reported further strong pre-clinical results, attra
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Arrow Exploration Corp. (AIM:AXL; TSXV:AXL), the high-growth operator with a portfolio of assets across key Colombian hydrocarbon basins, has joined AIM, alongside a fundraise of approximately £8.8m.
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ATOM headquartered in Leeds, focussed on the large-scale production of green hydrogen and ammonia intends to join AIM towards the end of the year. ATOME intends to be spun-out from AIM-listed President Energy Plc, an oil and gas com
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Today’s trading update from Driver Group is optimistic, highlighting a material improvement in activity levels during Q4 and a positive start to Q1 ’22. The rise in demand for the highermargin expert services, combined with a decline in the impact of the pandemic on decision making, a restructuring of the Middle East / APAC regions, and new offices, have resulted in renewed positive momentum. We have introduced estimates for FY21 and FY22, with the latter reflecting these strong growth drivers.
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Water Intelligence has released a very strong Q3 update and at the 9m stage has now already achieved our FY21 Normalised PBT forecast. Group revenues advanced +43% for the 9m, led by US Corporate-Owned Locations (+79%) and International Corporate-Owned Locations (+47%), supported by Franchise Royalty Income and Franchise-Related Sales, which both grew +4%. Normalised PBT for 9m was $6.5m, equal to our FY21 estimate. The group was very active in Q3, with a Midwest Home Builder contract win develo
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Franchise Brands has released a positive trading update for the three months to 30 September 2021, the Group’s third quarter. Highlights include excellent growth from the Metro Rod franchisees who have increased system sales by 32% year-on-year (yoy) in the quarter and the recruitment of 52 new franchisees in the B2C division to date. Work on optimising the new integrated technology platform continues, improving the Metro Rod and Metro Plumb customer experience and enhancing the efficiency and p
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Franchise Brands has released a very encouraging Q3 update which states that it has delivered record Q3 results that firmly underpin FY expectations. This robust performance was driven by Metro Rod, where systems sales grew +32%. As expected, Willow Pumps has seen a more muted recovery in its supply & installation operations due to its reliance on the housebuilding sector. Recruitment in the B2C sector has returned to pre-CV19 levels. Digital transformation at Metro Rod and Metro Plumb continues
RELX shares reached a new all-time high this morning following the publication of the group’s 9-month trading update. Investors welcomed the – long-awaited – bounce back in Exhibitions as well as the improved FY21e guidance.
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Driver Group’s year end update confirms it expects to report adj. PBT in line with expectations and net cash a touch below at £6.5m (SCM previous forecast: £7.3m). It has seen a material improvement in activity levels during Q4, giving management confidence in the current year outlook. Our FY22 forecasts are therefore unchanged, continuing to show a material improvement in earnings. We see the current valuation (11.1x Sep. ’22 P/E and 5.7x EV/EBITDA) as undemanding against an improving outlook a
WATR continues to exceed expectations, as reflected in this morning's Q3-2021 announcement, showing 9-month revenue at $39.7m (up 43% YoY), EBITDA at $8.5m (up 48%) and adj. PBT at $6.5m (up 42%) – surpassing full year 2020 results on all counts. Consistently impressive revenue and profit growth rates over a number of years evidence the strength of the operating model and the value of the company's national presence as well as growing demand for their services arising from well-publicised and hi
Rentokil’s Q3 FY2021 trading update came in behind our and consensus estimates. The positive impact of organic revenue growth in the core businesses and bolt-on acquisitions was partially mitigated by the unwinding of disinfection revenue. While management maintained FY2021 guidance for the core businesses to generate mid-single-digit organic revenue growth, the share price dropped c.2% today on the back of an underwhelming Q3 update. We will tweak our estimates and target price, and are likely
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