Research, Charts & Company Announcements
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Amino Technologies (AMO): Corp | ANGLE (AGL): Corp | Netcall (NET): Corp
Companies: AMO NET AGL
As revealed at the January trading update, interims to December 2019 have delivered £2.1m EBITDA from revenue of £12.3m, representing 48% of full-year targets with period-end net cash/ debt of breakeven after payment of £1.6m MatsSoft deferred consideration. Given the evident opportunity, management is expected to minimise free cash flow subject to a £1.0-1.5m buffer, through reinvestment in R&D and sales and marketing, with £16.6m ACV (annualised contract values) having grown 10% (Low-code ACV +21%). ACV in turn drives growth in recognised revenue (+13% underlying, including 22% from Low-code) as well as visibility, giving increased certainty to forecasts. Case studies abound to show the application of Low-code to client benefit, in the case of Hampshire Trust Bank delivering a project four months early and at one third of the anticipated cost; with such compelling alternatives to laborious and IT projects, Netcall’s Liberty Create solution grabs customer attention. With the cash flow certainty of the Liberty Converse customer engagement platform, and the opportunity in Liberty Create delivering evidence of a trend to momentum in growth in FY20 (June year-end), we reiterate our 90p target price.
FRP Advisory Group, UK professional services firm specialising in restructuring advisory. Raising £80m (£20m primary). Expected market cap £190m. Compound annual growth of 16.4 per cent. in revenue and 10.9 per cent. in operating profit since the beginning of FY17.o Strong average EBITDA margins of 51 per cent. over FY17 to FY19, and consistently strong cash conversion
Companies: CGNR ANIC JNEO TPG OTMP NET BPC ATQT
ANGLE (AGL): Corp De Novo submission to FDA expected by end Q1 2020 | Ideagen (IDEA): Corp Interims highlight ARR growth | Netcall (NET): Corp Trading update – strong cloud ACV growth | Pelatro (PTRO): Corp FY 2019 delivered and FY 2020 looks bright | Somero Enterprises (SOM): Corp Q4 ahead of expectations, boosting cash and dividend
Companies: IDEA NET SOM AGL PTRO
Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG): Corp Board changes | K3 Capital (K3C): Corp Impressive performance in a difficult environment | Netcall (NET): Corp Test Studio launched in Liberty Create | Wameja (WJA): Corp Third equity tranche invested in HS as expected
Companies: WJA K3C NET AAOG
Europa Oil & Gas (EOG): Corp CEO stepping down | Netcall (NET): Corp AGM statement | PCI Pal (PCIP): Corp AGM update flags a new omnichannel product
Companies: EOG NET PCIP
The Pebble Group, a provider of products, services and technology to the global promotional products industry, announces its intention to seek admission of its shares to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, which is expected to take place in early December 2019.The Group delivered revenue of £99.8m in the year ended 31 December 2018.No mention of bottom line and a suggestion that funds raised would provide an exit to private equity shareholders and the repayment of debt. Offer TBA. Longboat Energy raising £10m. Expected admission November 2019. The company has been established by the former management team of Faroe Petroleum to create a new full-cycle North Sea oil and gas company .The strategy to achieve this will initially be through the acquisition of assets where the management team can add value through subsurface and operational improvements, follow-up deal opportunities and nearfield exploration; and by value creation through the drill bit. Sapo PLC - an investment vehicle under the NEX Exchange Rules, seeks to invest in the developing market for rural broadband in the United Kingdom. Due 2 Dec. Taseko Mines - North American focused copper producer and developer, seeking a London Listing. No capital raise. Due 22 Dec SDIC Power - “potential intention to float”. Proposed GDR listing. Leading power generation company in China, with a diversified portfolio of projects across hydropower, coal-fired power, wind power and solar power. Offer TBA
Companies: SECG INFA NET PCIP TAVI PRSM NSCI ANR EOG GRP
Bill McDermott stood down on Friday after a decade building up SAP as the world's leading enterprise software company, handing the task of completing its transition to cloud computing to new co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein. SAP announced the management overhaul, with immediate effect, after rushing out third-quarter results that showed it gaining traction in its drive to offer a more streamlined range of services and boost profitability. The company’s stock has climbed 21% this year. It’s up 75% in the past five years, topping rival Oracle, which is up 46%, and the S&P 500′s 54% gain.
Companies: EVRH TRAK CPX CALL ECK IMMO LOOP NET SEE TCM TRCS QTX VRE
Devoted Health, a start-up health insurer targeting seniors with its private Medicare plans, says it is the first to offer Apple Watch as a fitness benefit to its members. Apple has been talking to plans like Devoted for months, as CNBC previously reported, about subsidizing the cost of Apple Watch. For Apple, working with Medicare Advantage plans offers a big potential boost to device sales because seniors are increasingly adopting smartphone technologies and therefore might be interested in a smartwatch.
Companies: CALL ECK LOOP NET
Allergy Therapeutics (AGY): Corp FY 2019 results | Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR): Corp Interim results | Netcall (NET): Corp Low-code, high growth
Companies: AGY CHAR NET
Prelims demonstrate the strength of the opportunity in development of the Low-code platform (Liberty Create), with strong sales alongside evident momentum in cross sales to the Liberty Converse (Customer Engagement) and Liberty Connect (Communication Platform) client base. Low-code bookings (£6m) exceeded other bookings (£4.5m) for the first time, with cloud & product bookings growing 62%. As the transition to cloud accelerates, visibility improves, driving group annual contract value (ACV) of both cloud and recurring support revenue (+10% to £15.7m). Group revenue growth of 5% included Low-code +35%, from existing and new customers. The strengthening balance sheet (£1.1m net cash at FY June 19 vs £1.1mE net debt) demonstrates how the cash-generative Liberty platform is funding strong growth in Low-code. Forecasts are unchanged save for the improved cash position; visibility is improving, and group level growth is coming through as the Liberty and Low-code cloud services recurring revenue (£5.7m) gain critical mass to add spice to the consistent but low growth of the more traditional product licence model. Target 90p reiterated.
Stripe Inc said on Thursday it is raising $250 million in its latest funding round, which values the payments start-up at $35 billion, a dramatic 56% surge from a previous valuation at the start of the year. The latest valuation puts Stripe in the same league as home rental giant Airbnb Inc, which is also planning go public in 2020. Stripe has received strong positive feedback from our private FinTech contacts. Meanwhile, the IPO pipeline for 2020 is already heating up.
Companies: CALL TRAK BGO BOKU ECK EQLS LOOP NET QTX SEE TECH TCM TRCS
VMware said on Thursday it bought two providers of cloud security and cloud developer services in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, as it expands offerings for corporate clients. VMware bought Pivotal Software Inc in a $2.7 billion deal. Separately, VMware said it would buy software maker Carbon Black Inc for about $2 billion in cash.
Companies: CALL KAPE AVST CNS DFX ECK ECSC FLX IGP LOOP NCC NET OSI SOPH
Independent Oil & Gas (IOG): Corp Gas reception facilities acquisition and Harvey update | Netcall (NET): Corp Trading update – building cloud revenue | Quartix (QTX): Corp Fleet performance underpins H1 | Sopheon (SPE): Corp Trading update: sunshine and Cloud | Synairgen (SNG): Corp COPD Phase II clinical trial update
Companies: IOG NET QTX SPE SNG
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Seeing Machines Limited has announced that it has won a pre-production license deal with a major Automotive Tier 1 partner. This has been entered into under the terms of a pre-existing non-exclusive Collaboration Agreement to provide Seeing Machine's Driver Monitoring System (DMS) technology for an ongoing Automotive programme. For this Seeing Machines will receive a non-refundable pre-production license fee of US$5m before 30 June 2020, in addition to future volume based royalty payments for the above mentioned Automotive programme. Seeing Machines will retain all intellectual property rights associated with its DMS technology licensed to the counterparty under the Agreement.
Companies: Seeing Machines
The Coronavirus pandemic is a human tragedy of vast proportions – as well as the terrible human toll, COVID-19 has led to economies across the globe going into physical lockdown and financial freefall. Entire populations are adapting to the “stay at home” edict, to safeguard the vulnerable – and some of these changes will lead to long-lasting or perhaps permanent changes in the way we live or work. This note describes some of our client companies whose business models are well adapted to these changes, or who might see a change in long-term structural demand.
Companies: AMO BGO FDM GAMA KAPE LOOP TERN ZOO
In a remarkable coup for Bango, Korean technology leader NHN Corp is taking control of the Audiens Customer Data Platform (CDP) business by investing £6.5m for a 60% stake in the holding company, Bango Deep Ltd, with a view to scaling up Audiens through support and technology into a truly world-class CDP provider. NHN is further securing and deepening its relationship with Bango itself by taking 3.5m Bango ordinary shares (4.7% of the expanded Bango) for £3.2m. This is an excellent deal for Bango, sealed at a time of restricted travel and tightened commercial prospects and possible only because Bango is already partnered, and trusted by the Korean technology giant. The deal takes a non-core, near-breakeven business off the Bango P&L and sharpens management focus, while maintaining a substantive interest in what – now backed by NHN’s cash, expertise and data technology – should become a major global player in the lucrative, high-growth CDP market. On top of this, Bango strengthens its balance sheet with a cash injection and the strategic partnership between NHN and Bango itself is substantively deepened. We adjust our FY 2020 forecast for the change in Audiens accounting status and the cash injection, and highlight the value.
Bango has announced the expansion of its strategic relationship with NHN Corp, the Korean big data giant. NHN is investing £6.5m to take a majority interest in the Audiens business, owned by Bango. For its investment NHN gains a 60% stake in Bango Deep, the Bango subsidiary which owns the Audiens Customer Data Platform (CDP). NHN will inject its data science technology into Audiens to grow it into a world leading CDP. In addition, NHN has also subscribed for 3.5m new ordinary shares in Bango – 4.7% of the group’s existing ordinary share capital. Bango paid approximately £4m for Audiens. NHN is paying £6.5m for 60% of that business. We revise estimates following the announcement to reflect that Audiens will no longer be fully consolidated in Bango’s accounts. We believe the deal validates Bango’s investment in Audiens and represents a significant vote of confidence in both the data monetisation business and in Bango itself, by a highly successful commerce leader.
The company announced several appointments that have strengthened the management team after seven acquisitions over the past two calendar years. We believe this investment in management should form a strong foundation for the company’s next phase of growth. Alex Siffrin, the company’s largest shareholder, has stepped down from the board to focus on personal priorities
Companies: Centralnic Group
A strong interim period to January 2020 delivered the expected £26m revenue as reported in the February trading update, with a 31 January net cash balance also of £26m – EBITDA of £5.6m (post IFRS16), and adjusted PBT of £4.6m highlighting a strong performance. The Group has unchanged strategic ambitions – organic growth and M&A, both in evidence in Rail Technology & Services (RT&S) with 13% organic growth and the post period end acquisition of iBlocks. We withdrew forecasts last week due to the impact of COVID-19 on the 2H-weighted Traffic & Data Services business, given the exposure to cancelled large scale summer events, and uncertainty over traffic surveys; however, the potential for the Group is unchallenged when the world normalises. New contract wins, new product launches, new acquisitions and a hearty balance sheet continued to offer significant upside in 1H and post period end. Target price 900p remains based on our FY21 forecasts, which in theory should be consistent with previous forecasts and we look forward to reinstating numbers when the virus dust settles.
Caledonia today announces that it has taken the prudent decision to defer its approval for the payment of the second quarterly dividend (7.5c/sh - $0.9m - 7% of declared Caledonia cash). The Blanket mine in Zimbabwe remains in operation (at a slightly reduced capacity to secure Covid-19 social distancing) and the mine site remains well-stocked with supplies, so despite the current difficulties getting supplies from South Africa production at the mine can continue for some time to come; 2-3 months in our opinion, if the supply chain from South Africa ceased altogether. Touchstar is a supplier of mobile data computing solutions and managed services to a variety of industrial sectors. This morning, the group has released an update in light of COVID-19. The Board reports that it has taken swift action to re-engineer processes to adhere to government guidelines, whilst maintaining client service levels. Q1 2020 trading is reported to have been ‘broadly' in line, with revenue growth of 40% from continuing operations and outstanding orders to ship to customers in the coming months. Q1 was cash neutral, which follows on from the RNS on 5 February, of a net cash position of £849k as at 31 December 2019.
Companies: Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc Com Shs Npv Touchstar
Yesterday’s trading update confirms that IQE’s FY19 results will be in line with the revised guidance it provided in November when the full extent of the impact of the US-China trade war became visible. We have cut our FY20 revenue estimate by 6%. In IQE’s case the impact of COVID-19 on global handset demand is likely to be softened by gaining share in both the wireless and photonics markets. However, the full effect of the pandemic on the global economy and IQE’s business remains to be seen.
FIH's year end update this morning reveals an inline performance in the year to March 31st 2020, notwithstanding disruption over the past six weeks, and also updates on the respective likely effects of Covid-19 on its three business streams, with greater relative resilience seen in the Falklands business and bigger impacts already apparent on the two UK-based businesses, not surprisingly. We note that PTY, in line with requests to companies from the FCA and FRC, is formally delaying its results announcement for FY2019A (year to December), which would in the normal course of events have been published today. A new release date will be issued in due course. Re 2019, the company highlights its update from January indicating inline P&L performance in FY19A combined with good progress on cash resulting in an anticipated net positive cash situation at the year end.
Companies: FIH Group Parity Group
WANdisco recently confirmed that its Fusion product is on track for full availability with Microsoft ‘in the next few weeks’. In this audio clip CEO David Richards describes the commercial implications of this and how the business is navigating the challenges of COVID-19. WANdisco’s proprietary replication technology enables its customers to solve critical data management challenges created by the shift to cloud computing. It has established partner relationships with leading players in the cloud ecosystem including Amazon and Microsoft.
As noted in the trading update, H1 was in line with expectations. It highlighted that this year will be particularly H2-weighted, with £8.8m sales in H1 delivering a small Adj. PBT. The expectation of a record H2 is underpinned by substantial annual contract renewals from licences signed in H2 LY; strong visibility on new contracts due to initiate in H2; and a significant pipeline of new business in negotiation with existing clients who continue to derive substantial benefits from D4t4’s data management solutions. We reiterate our FY forecasts and TP.
Companies: D4T4 Solutions
Software stocks that enable corporates to sell more, improve quality, cut costs, save employees time and/or reduce their ‘carbon footprints’ are ideally placed in today’s tech/ESG world. Cue Elecosoft, who said this morning that 2019 PBT would be “ahead of LY” (£3.67m) and “in line with expectations” (consensus £4.1m) - despite being impacted by forex (ED est -2%, weaker SEK vs £) and macro uncertainties (eg Brexit, General Election and subdued Eurozone). We think this is a creditable outcome. Not least because it underlines the resilience of the business - while the results are actually a touch better than our previous (bottom of the range) profit & cashflow estimates, albeit with revenues a smidgeon shy.
H120 numbers show continued 15% organic revenue growth with a slight shift in the mix to direct sales from connectors and the continued themes of strong (33%) International growth, strong growth in new Functionality and rising (+14%) ARPU. At present just about 20% of group sales come from clients using more than one communications channel, giving dotDigital a considerable omni-channel cross-sell opportunity.
Companies: Dotdigital Group
Cerillion is a fast-growing supplier of software solutions (OSS/BSS) to the telecoms industry. Over the past two years it has outgrown the sector, whilst increasing EBITDA margins and cash flow. The company is now at an inflection point where it is signing more high value contracts due to its growing reputation, product suite and support capabilities. In the short-to-medium term we view coronavirus-related spikes in data traffic as a positive driver, as network operators are forced to maintain or expand investment plans. Longer term, we see the business as an attractive M&A target while also benefiting from structural changes in the telecoms industry that increasingly favour smaller and more flexible suppliers. We initiate with a Buy recommendation and 225p target price.