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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.
Mobilising the strategy
08 Dec 16
PCF has reported a good set of FY16 figures this morning. Pro forma 12 month adjusted pre-tax profit increased 38% YoY to £4.0m (FY15: £2.9m), 5% ahead of our estimate of £3.8m. Fully diluted return on equity remained broadly stable YoY at 13% but beat our forecast of 12.6%, driven by good loan book growth, up 14% YoY to £122m. Given the strength of the results the board has reinstated a dividend of 0.1p per share. Following Tuesday’s announcement of the approval of a banking licence, we believe that the group now has the capacity to accelerate its growth prospects. While the shares trade at 12.0x earnings and 2.0x reported book value, we do not believe this valuation captures the growth potential of the business.
VPC Speciality Lending Investments PLC – sticking to your knitting pays dividends
05 Dec 16
A 25% discount on a dividend paying vehicle suggests either (a) lack of belief in the NAV, (b) lack of belief in the dividend, (c) concerns over future delivery, (d) a shareholder’s base not normally exposure to “closed end structures” or (e) some combination of (a) to (d). We had a first meeting with the management team and London representative of VPC Speciality Lending to try to better understand why the share price had fallen quite so much.
Small Cap Breakfast
07 Dec 16
Creo Medical group—Schedule 1 update.. £20m raise. Expected market cap £61.2m, admission expected 9 December. ECSC—Schedule 1 from provider of cyber security services. Raising £5m. Vendor sale £0.8m. Target date 14 Dec. Expected market cap £15m. RM Secured Direct Lending - The secured direct lending fund intends to float on the Main Market on 15 December raising up to £100m
Better Capital – A tale of two funds
05 Dec 16
Our gut feel on the results is that BCAP’s Gardner disposal feels viable (albeit as a late Q1 transaction). Post Gardner, the exit profile for BCAP’s portfolio is slanted towards the years 2018/19 and not earlier; we view the market’s current pricing as cautious (14% disc to our estimate of FV). In contrast, BC12’s more consumer facing portfolio remains a work in progress and may well offer further disappointment before turning a corner; the market valuation (51% discount to NAV) is cautious but probably fair given the difficulties.
Panmure Morning Note 07-12-2016
07 Dec 16
PCF today announces that it has succeeded in achieving once its major strategic goals by being granted a UK banking licence. In line with prior guidance, the company aims to begin taking deposits in summer 2017 and will initially focus on lending to its core markets in consumer motor finance and SME asset finance. As well as supporting growth in the loan book, the banking licence will both diversify and reduce the cost of its funding base. More details are expected as part of the FY16 results tomorrow.
Meeting near-term headwinds
06 Dec 16
In its trading update IFG reported that performance has been in line with management expectations. The cooling effect of market uncertainty on growth in James Hay and financial advice client numbers, together with the impact of low interest rates, remain a near-term head wind for revenues. Even so, with Saunderson House continuing to increase profits, IFG expects to match 2015 earnings. The long-term growth opportunity presented by an ageing population and pension freedoms remains in place and to address this IFG is continuing investment to enhance its service and increase operational gearing.