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22 Aug 16
Despite a strong H1 from LSL we have rebased 2016 EBITDA estimates to £38m in the light of the group’s cautious H2 commentary. Assuming reduced H2 exchange volumes compared to H2 2015 with the consequent impact on estimates addresses 2016 but the real question is what of 2017? Will a recession see volumes back to 2010 levels? In the absence of any political clarity, the prospects for 2017 remain difficult to assess. On revised 2016 estimates and adj EPS of 23.0p, LSL shares stand on 9.8x P/E, and an EV/EBITDA multiple of 7.7x. We have also taken a cautious line on the dividend, which at 10p offers a 4.4% yield and reset our TP to 230p.
02 Aug 16
Flowtech Fluidpower (FLO): Pre-close trading update, bolt-on acquisition (BUY) | Avingtrans^ (AVG): EDF contract (BUY) | 4imprint (FOUR): Valuing the cash flow (BUY) | Europa Oil & Gas* (EOG): FEL licence extensions (CORP) | Ithaca Energy (IAE): Vorlich and Austen acquisitions (BUY) | LSL Property Services (LSL): Impaired vision (U/R)
Execution drives profit in flat market
24 Mar 16
Strong H215 performances from both agency and surveying took LSL to a record underlying operating profit of £42.9m for the year. The small increase on the prior year was as previously guided and is a good result in what was a challenging year for the sector. Management gave a confident outlook for the current year, based on targeted internal initiatives, the ability of its brand to compete effectively, and potential further add-on acquisitions supported by its strong cash-generating capacity rather than on any anticipation of a revival of housing transaction activity
Making the challenging 2015 targets
02 Feb 16
With its interim results in August 2015, LSL targets implied a more than trebling of H215 operating profit compared with H115. Despite a continuation of limited numbers of properties coming to market, macro uncertainty and a number of cautionary comments by peers late in 2015, with this trading statement LSL announced it still expected to deliver on this promise. The mix of revenue was also as expected. We believe the company's expectations on delivery will be well received by the market.
Confidence in H2 recovery
14 Aug 15
In H115 LSL delivered stable revenue on H114, but investment saw costs rise moderately and the adjusted operating profit and EPS fall by 32%. There was double-digit revenue growth in both lettings and financial services, and the re-engineering last year in the surveying division saw profits rise a third despite flat revenue. Falling H1 volumes in the core sales business were expected and should reverse into growth in H215. Management is confident of delivering FY15 market forecasts.
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Highly concentrated portfolio, strong performance
26 Oct 16
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust (FGT) aims to generate long-term growth in capital and income from a concentrated portfolio of primarily UK equities, which are held for the long term. FGT is benchmarked against the FTSE All-Share index, but is not constrained by its composition; c 70% of the portfolio is invested in consumer stocks. The trust has a progressive dividend policy and annual dividends have compounded by 6.9% pa since FY11; the current dividend yield is 2.0%. FGT has outperformed its peers and the benchmark over one, three, five and 10 years. Strong investor demand along with capital appreciation means the size of the trust has grown significantly; assets under management now approach £1bn.
21 Oct 16
STM* (STM): Acquisition of London & Colonial (CORP) | Hurricane Energy (HUR): £70m placing and open offer (BUY) | Firestone Diamonds* (FDI): Liqhobong commissioning update (BUY) | Accsys (AXS): Acorn aiming to be a mighty oak – analyst interview (BUY) | Avacta* (AVCT): Act now… – analyst interview (CORP) | Tristel* (TSTL): Full year 2016 results – analyst interview (CORP)
Acquisition of London & Colonial
21 Oct 16
The acquisition of LCH for up to £5.4m adds a SIPP offer to STM’s portfolio as well as strengthening the group's Life and QROPS books. Employing cash, debt and an element of deferred purchase terms makes the deal usefully earnings-enhancing, adding £0.5m to 2017 estimates. Forecast EPS of 5.9p for 2017 places the shares on a PE multiple of 8.0x, while retaining net cash on the balance sheet leaves the group well positioned to maintain its commitment to a progressive dividend policy.
UK Housebuilding Sector: Q3 2016 - “I am Steve McQueen”
11 Oct 16
Steve was street savvy, but he was not the smartest knife in the drawer, which makes his Delphic comment to Robert Vaughn all the more surprising. What Steve was saying is that “it’s not over yet”; that there is still a lot more to come (sadly for McQueen, who died in 1980 aged 50, it was a future that was not his). The same is true of Brexit and the collateral undulations that it has riven in the UK Housebuilding Sector. Immediately post-the-Brexit-vote, the UK Housebuilding Sector tanked 36% in value in two trading days (24 and 27 June with a weekend in between); and at one stage was off almost 40%.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 21-10-2016
21 Oct 16
Xaar has announced that its FD, Alex Bevis, will be leaving to pursue other opportunities after almost 6 years with the group. A search is underway for his replacement and Alex will remain with Xaar until 24th March 2017. While Alex’s departure is disappointing, Xaar’s strategy remains on track, with new product launches expected to drive near term organic sales growth and a target of £220m sales by 2020. This reflects stronger leverage of Xaar’s innovative technology into a broader spread of end products and markets, with the £220m expected to be composed of broadly equal contributions from ceramics, packaging & product printing, Thin film/P4, and partnerships/M&A. Prospects for the group are exciting, with positive news flow on product launches and end markets anticipated over the year ahead.