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N+1 Singer - UBM - Results
22 Feb 17
Results look to be ahead of consensus but we believe with uncertainty of FX consensus was adrift of the effective rates and the tailwind. We expect 2017 consensus to edge up based on 2016 profit exit rate and given the reasonably assuring outlook statement. Looking forward we expect investors to be focused on the performance of the newly acquired APAC focused Allworld business given the macro uncertainties surrounding China. The group is pointing to a better underlying growth rate, but the level of portfolio rationalisation will be key. If the post rationalisation performance can rise then a better rating can be justified. At this point a 12x biennial cycle EV/EBITDA suggests there is some upside to c750p. A better growth rate would imply a higher multiple.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 22-03-2017
22 Mar 17
Carador Income Fund (CIFU LN) Premium rating restored, high levels of refinancing activity | Cello Group (CLL LN) Outlook getting brighter – watch Pulsar | Eckoh (ECK LN) Largest ever US secure payments win | eg solutions (EGS LN) Full year results in line | Futura Medical (FUM LN) Licensing deal for CSD500 in Portugal | Verona Pharma (VRP LN) Global agreement with QuintilesIMS to support development of RPL554 | Xaar (XAR LN) 2016 results slightly ahead, reduced visibility in 2017
10 Mar 17
We have run our new quantitative Slide Rule over the Support Services sector. Of the c.500 stocks we have ranked on a Quality, Value, Growth and Momentum basis in the small to mid-cap space, 21 Support Services stocks appear in the top 100. Fulcrum leads the pack, ranked no. 6 out of 500 (and not coincidentally our top pick for the year), closely followed by Brainjuicer (no.7), Sanne (no.8), Learning Technologies (no. 12) and Next Fifteen (no.16). These stocks have high ROCE on both an EBIT and cash basis, strong growth prospects, earnings and share price momentum and valuations that, in this context, remain attractive. At the other end of the spectrum, HSS, Management Consulting, Serco, Mitie and Lakehouse appear towards the bottom of the rankings. Strong returns could, of course, be made if any of these turn their fortunes around, and management has been changed at Lakehouse, Serco and Mitie.
Small Cap Breakfast
23 Mar 17
K3 Capital Group—Schedule 1 from the Group of business and company sales specialists across business transfer, business brokerage and corporate finance. Admission date and fundraise details TBC. Integumen— Schedule 1 from the personal health company developing and commercialising technology and products for the human integumentary system. Raising £2.16m at 5p. Expected market cap £8.16m. Admission expected 5 April. Sentinel—Investment company expecting NEX admission/introduction on 24 March. £636k raised pre-IPO. BioPharma Credit—Expected Gross Initial Acquisition Proceeds now c.$338m. Gross Cash Proceeds capped at $423m with placing and open offer. Results expected 23 March with admission now due 30 march.
21 Mar 17
NAHL has a track record of being highly innovative around changes in regulation and we believe the changing personal injury landscape presents an opportunity to build market share. The recent strategy statement provides forecast benchmarks to base long term investment decisions. Whilst the shares are up 21% over the last month, valuations remain very modest with a FY17 PE of just 6.5x and a dividend yield of 10.4%. We believe the shares are meaningfully oversold and expect a recovery bounce to over 200p short term.
Mission on track
23 Mar 17
The mission has again posted good growth in revenue and earnings, with both increasing by 8%, well ahead of FY16 ad spend at 4.4% (WARC). FY17 forecasts are unchanged. Start-ups and acquisitions are adding to the mission’s reach and breadth, increasing opportunities for cross-selling to the loyal client base (20% of revenues are from 20-year+ relationships). Margins should improve as recent start-ups move into profit and investment in technology and software products translate into sales and profit. The shares trade on an overly large discount.