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Freyherr International Group PLC the Medicinal Cannabis holding com pany established in 2016, is planning to list on the NEX exchange on the 13 August.
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Marlowe has released a strong set of results for FY19A, reflecting a successful year for the group. Eight acquisitions were completed, which together have significantly strengthened the group's service offering, and which are already yielding synergies. Buy.
Alumasc Group plc, the premium building products, systems and solutions group, has announced its intention to move from the Premium Segment of the main market to AIM. Expected market cap of £33.4m. Expected 25 June 2019 Argentex a UK-based forex service provider founded in 2011 by its current management team which operates as a Riskless Principal for nonspeculative and forward foreign exchange as structured financial derivatives is looking to join AIM. Offer TBC, expected 25 June
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The prospective acquisition of Clearwater (£11m EV) significantly strengthens Marlowe's core Water division, creating a c£75m revenue leading player in the Water Treatment & Hygiene market. The acquisition and associated restructuring costs will be funded from a £20m capital raise. Relative to existing market forecasts, earnings accretion exceeding 10% is likely by FY21E as synergies are unlocked.
Techniplas –global producer and support services company providing highly engineered and technically complex components, making the supply chain to original equipment manufacturers more efficient. FYDec17 rev $515m. SDX Energy plc—a North Africa focused oil and gas company, announces its intention to complete a Canadian plan of arrangement under section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act and will have shares de-listed from the TSX-V and admitted to trading on AIM. Expected 28 May 2019, anticipated market cap of £76m Renold plc—a leading international supplier of industrial chains and related power transmission products, announced that it will cancel the listing of the Company from the premium segment and apply for admission on AIM. Expected 06 June 2019. Distribution Finance Capital Holdings plc — specialist lender which builds relationships with manufacturers and then provides working capital solutions up and down their supply chains to drive their growth is looking to join AIM. No raise, secondary offering of £19.8m at 90p, expected market cap of £95.98m. Expected 09 May 2019. Alumasc Group plc, the premium building products, systems and solutions group, has announced its intention to move from the Premium Segment of the main market to AIM. Expected 25 June 2019
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Techniplas –global producer and support services company providing highly engineered and technically complex components, making the supply chain to original equipment manufacturers more efficient. FYDec17 rev $515m. Circassia Pharma (CIR.L) - specialty pharmaceutical company focused on respiratory disease transferring from the Main Market. No funds being raised. Due 4 Feb. Mkt Cap c.£185m. Chaarat Gold Holdings—RTO, the Company intends to acquire Kapan Mining and Processing CJSC, which owns the Shahumyan mediumsized polymetallic mine in Kapan in the Republic of Armenia. No raise, market cap of £110.1m, due early Feb
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On 21 December 2018, Marlowe announced the successful conditional placing to part fund the acquisition of William Martin Compliance Solutions and Ivor Roy Limited (William Martin) for an implied Enterprise Value of £30.0m. William Martin provides Marlowe with access to a high-margin technology-enabled audit and consultancy business, adding further to the group's recurring revenue profile. The acquisition is immediately earnings enhancing, and as such we upgrade our full-year FY20E adjusted EBITDA by 20% to £14.0m. Marlowe trades on an FY20E EV/Adj EBITDA of 12.6x. Buy.
Marlowe plc (MRL) has announced its interims for FY19E, delivering 57% YoY revenue growth to £56.4m. Both operating segments contributed to the growth, benefitting from good organic and acquisitive-led growth. Owing to the predictability of MRL's cash flows, the company has more-than-sufficient access to capital to further its acquisitive strategy. We assess the market is underappreciating the company's recent strong progress and the significant opportunity available to continue its growth. We upgrade our forecasts to reflect this continued progress and the positive contribution from the recent acquisitions, with our FY20E adjusted EPS increasing 19% to 20.5p. MRL trades on a CY20E EV/Adj EBITDA of 13.6x, offering investors significant value for this high-quality, fast-growing business. We reiterate our Buy recommendation.
Admission is being sought as a result of the proposed RTO of Cambian Group plc following completion of the acquisition by CareTech a leading provider of specialist social care services, supporting adults and children with a wide range of complex needs. No raise, market cap TBC expected 19 October. PetroTal (TAL.TO) - The exploration and production company focused on oil assets in Peru is seeking a secondary AIM quoting before the end of 2018. Path Investments— First acquisition of a 50 per cent. participating interest in the producing Alfeld-Elze II gas field located 22 kilometres south of Hannover in Germany. Seeking £10m raise. Due early Oct Green Man Gaming—pure play e-commerce and technology company in the digital video games industry. revenue CAGR growth of 26.7% in the last three years to £47.5m. Due Mid October 2018. EBITDA Profitable. Offer TBA Crossword Cybersecurity PLC* (NEX:CCS)—the technology commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber security sector is exploring its options in relation to a potential move to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange which, if it were to proceed, would likely take place over the next few months.
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Marlowe plc has announced a Placing to raise approximately £20m. It is understood through management's well-communicated growth strategy that the new capital is intended for acquisitive purposes. By focusing on niche, complex markets with high barriers to entry and supported by regulatory frameworks, Marlowe can capitalise on consolidating fragmented industries and delivery double-digit growth to its shareholders. With an already impressive M&A track record, investors are clearly confident in management's ability to continue allocating capital effectively. We reiterate our Buy recommendation.
Marlowe plc announced its FY18A results, which outperformed our expectations. Through building a platform on which to add bolt-on acquisitions, the group delivered 72% YoY revenue growth. Management continues to execute on the strategy of organic and acquisitive growth, cross-selling and operational efficiencies through scale and utilisation. We upgrade our FY19 forecasts, release new FY20 estimates, and reiterate our Buy recommendation for this critical-maintenance service company, which has built a platform for continued growth.
2017 was an outstanding year for stock markets, perhaps somewhat unexpectedly given the levels of pessimism about the state of the world a year ago. But such views turned out to be well off the mark, as rising corporate earnings and economic growth pushed major global indices to all-time highs. While the UK small cap indices were unable to scale new peaks in 2017, the mood of general investor bullishness did not elude them, with annual gains of well over 20%. This was reflected in a solid year of IPO activity on London’s junior market, with over £2bn of new money raised, up 51% on the previous year.
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CIP Merchant Capital—Closed ended investment Company. Sector focus oil & gas, healthcare, pharma, and real estate. Raising £55m. Due late Dec | Eqtec—Company with access to a proprietary advanced gasification technology used in industrial size power plants to convert waste into synthetic gas to generate electricity. Raising £1.6m. Mkt Cap £8.7m. Due late Dec. | Volex VLX.L—The global provider of cable assemblies is proposing to move from the main market to AIM on 19 January. £75m market cap. FYMar18E rev £241.5m and £7.19m PBT. | OnTheMarket—Intention to float on AIM to raise c.£50m which will be used to fund the growth of the OnTheMarket.com portal, already the third biggest UK residential property portal provider. Expected valuation £200m to £250m.
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AfriTin Mining—Demerger from Bushveld Minerals (BMN.L). Offer TBA. Due 6 Nov. The Uis Tin project (Namibia) is considered the flagship tin asset within the portfolio, as this was once the largest open cast tine mine of its kind in the world . Novacyt S.A.—Sch1 from the international diagnostics group, generating revenues from the sale of clinical products used in oncology, microbiology, haematology and serology testing. Offer to raise £8.8m at 59.38p with a value of £22.4m. Expected 01 Nov. Footasylum Ltd—UK-based fashion retailer focusing on the branded footwear and apparel markets announced its intention to seek admission to AIM. Expected value between £130m and £150m. Due Nov 2017. Central Asia Metals (CAML) -RTO of Lynx Resources. Anticipated market capitalisation at Admission: £404.8m. Raising £113m at 230p. Acquiring the SASA zinc-lead mine in Macedonia from Solway Industries. Due 15 Dec. OnTheMarket—Intention to float on AIM to raise c.£50m which will be used to fund the growth of the OnTheMarket.com portal, already the third biggest UK residential property portal provider. Expected valuation £200m to £250m. Orogen plc, to be renamed Sosandar plc on Admission. Sosandar is an online womenswear brand specifically targeted at a generation of women who have graduated from younger online and high street brands, and are looking for affordable clothing with a premium, trend-led aesthetic. Offer to raise £5.3m with market cap of £16.1m, expected 2 November 2017. OG Graphite, brownfield development-stage graphite company focused on the reactivation of its wholly-owned Kearney natural flake graphite mine and mill located 280 km north of Toronto, Canada. Offer TBA, expected late October .
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Novacyt S.A.—Sch1 from the international diagnostics group, generating revenues from the sale of clinical products used in oncology, microbiology, haematology and serology testing. Offer to raise £8.8m at 59.38p with a value of £22.4m. Expected 01 Nov. Footasylum Ltd—UK-based fashion retailer focusing on the branded footwear and apparel markets announced its intention to seek admission to AIM. Expected value between £130m and £150m. Due Nov 2017. Totally (TLY) - Sch 1 for £11m RTO of Vocare, a provider of integrated urgent care services to the NHS throughout the UK. £76.8 million rev in the year ended 31 March 2017. Totally to address Care Quality Commission concerns. Due 24 Oct. Central Asia Metals (CAML) -RTO of Lynx Resources. Anticipated market capitalisation at Admission: £404.8m. Raising £113m at 230p. Acquiring the SASA zinc-lead mine in Macedonia from Solway Industries. Due 15 Dec. OnTheMarket—Intention to float on AIM to raise c.£50m which will be used to fund the growth of the OnTheMarket.com portal, already the third biggest UK residential property portal provider. Expected valuation £200m to £250m. Orogen plc, to be renamed Sosandar plc on Admission. Sosander is an online womenswear brand specifically targeted at a generation of women who have graduated from younger online and high street brands, and are looking for affordable clothing with a premium, trend-led aesthetic. Offer to raise £5.3m with market cap of £16.1m, expected 2 November 2017 OG Graphite, brownfield development-stage graphite company focused on the reactivation of its wholly-owned Kearney natural flake graphite mine and mill located 280 km north of Toronto, Canada. Offer TBA, expected late October . ContourGlobal LP— contracted wholesale power generation businesses, with 69 thermal and renewable power generation assets in Europe, Latin America and Africa. In the year ended 31 December 2016 it generated $905.2 million of combined revenue and $440.4 million of Adjusted EBITDA. Raising c.$400m. Expected November. TI Fluid Systems—Maybe second time lucky? Pulled last October. global manufacturer of automotive fluid storage, carrying and delivery systems seeking to raise €425m to reduce financial leverage (to approximately 2.0x net debt to Adjusted EBITDA by the end of FY 2017). Possible partial sale by Bain. Revenue for FY 2016 was €3.3 billion and Adjusted EBIT was €362.1 million M7 Multi-Let REIT—Intends to raise up to £300m at 100p. Aims to acquire and hold a portfolio of UK regional light industrial and regional office assets diversified by geography, asset type and tenants that is expected to generate stable income returns and, where appropriate, offer the potential to leverage and enhance returns through active asset management initiatives. Due 13 Nov. Bakkavor Group - Provider of fresh prepared food intends to float in November. FY 16 Revenue: £1,763.6 million FY 16 Adjusted EBITDA: £146.4 million (13.7% CAGR FY 14-FY 16). Part vendor sale and primary raise of c. £100m. Price TBA. Russia’s En+, owned by Russian aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska, has assets in metals and energy, including hydropower. reported to be seeking dual London and Moscow listing raising $1.5bn TMF Group , which provides tax, admin and legal support services, reported to be seeking London IPO to raise c. £200m. People’s Investment Trust—Objective of sustainable wealth creation. Also to list on the Social Stock Exchange. Targeting £125m raise on 17 Oct. No performance fees or executive bonuses in order to focus on long term rather than short term performance.
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|12Aug19 07:00||RNS||Acquisition of Quantum Compliance|
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|19Jun19 15:36||RNS||Grant of Share Options|
|18Jun19 07:00||RNS||Final Results|
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Tencent shares slumped as much as 3.88% on Thursday after the Chinese technology giant missed analyst expectations, despite beating forecast on earnings. Revenue rose 21% year-on-year to 88.82 billion yuan. Profit attributable to shareholders beat analyst forecasts, rising 35% year-on-year to 24.14 billion yuan. The company's gaming division returned to growth, posting revenue of 27.3 billion yuan, up 8% year-on-year, with mobile games performing particularly well.
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Avation is a lessor of commercial passenger aircraft to a number of airlines, including VietJet, airBaltic, easyjet, Air France and Virgin Australia. The business was founded in 2006 by Jeff Chatfield, its current Executive Chairman, and is quoted on the full list. From a standing start, Avation has grown its fleet to 48 commercial passenger aircraft and has a proven capacity to buy and sell aircraft assets profitably. Its fleet is well diversified both by aircraft type and customer base. Our forecasts presently only reflect the addition of ATR 72-600s on order, leaving scope for our estimates to be raised as further aircraft are added to the fleet. Ahead of full year results next month, we see scope for another year of strong progress in FY 2020E for this US$ business and see fair value at 346p, some 20% above the current share price.
H1 results were slightly ahead of expectations with divisional operating margins increasing from 3.5% in H1 18 to 4.0% in H1 19. We leave our FY19 earnings estimates unchanged given that management has confirmed it is trading in line with revised expectations.
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Vianet has released a business update this morning confirming trading for the first four months of FY20E has been as anticipated and the Group remains on course to meet market expectations. The Group has also successfully concluded negotiations on three long term contracts in its Smart Machines division; set to generate c.£10m of revenues over the next three to five years and underpinning forecasts. The shares have drifted back from recent highs of 147.5p to trade at just 118p (2.0 EV/Sales, 11.2x FY20E P/E) offering a compelling entry point yielding 4.8%. PT 185p. Buy.
Companies: Vianet Group
In January, we provided a list of 11 stocks for 2019 that we believed would perform strongly with attractive catalysts that could lead to material outperformance. In this Quarterly Research Outlook, we revisit these views, analysing what has happened and how the remaining six months of the year could play out.
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The deployment of new digital platforms creates an additional layer of barriers to entry, with the long-term potential to put Clarkson's technology at the heart of all shipping transactions. Nearer term, the new IMO sulphur rules are likely to squeeze supply in markets where the demand/supply balance is already becoming more favourable.
An official at China's central bank has said the institution is nearing the launch of its digital currency. Speaking at an event in China over the weekend, Mu Changchun, deputy director of the payments unit at the People's Bank of China, said its researchers have been hard at work since last year to complete the systems needed to support the digital yuan offering and that it is "Close to being out." The news was reported by Bloomberg on Monday.
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Kin & Carta will release a pre-close trading statement next week, a significant update in our view given the absence of material newsflow since the March 19 interims. We expect this to be in line, underpinning our forecasted 3.5% y/y revenue growth for FY19e (which assumes 28% LFL y/y growth in Innovation, -5% in Strategy and -11% in Comms), at a group 11.3% op. margin. Following recent share price weakness, we see the current 8.5x P/E multiple for FY20e (10.3% FCF yield) as being unjustified. Buy.
Companies: Kin and Carta
Interim results are in line with the expectations outlined within the July trading update; NFI increased 7% to £36.3m (H118: £34.0m) and PBT fell to £3.7m (H118: £4.7m). Importantly, Management note that it remains on track to deliver full year profit expectations. At a PER of 5.3x and offering a 3.3% yield, the shares remain undervalued in our view.
Companies: Empresaria Group
Volex has issued a positive AGM statement and announced the $28.5m acquisition of Servatron, a complementary business based in Washington, USA. Our forecasts for FY2020E and FY2021E rise materially on the acquisition and also as a result of an operating margin performance that is noted as being ahead of current expectations. The AGM confirms a return to the dividend list that will occur at the interim and the Board notes it remains confident over the group’s outlook.
As flagged in the Group’s July trading update, NFI has grown by 6% year on year (yoy) in constant currency against a mixed trading backdrop. Adjusted PBT was lower by 21% as a result of lower temp books in Germany and Japan and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The Group also incurred higher costs in H1 following investments made in H2 2018. Once again, Empresaria demonstratesthe benefits that diversification brings to the mitigation of cyclical and specific operational risks within its businesses and because of this and its management equity philosophy the Group differentiates itself from other human capital resource companies. With Rhona Driggs now in place as the new CEO, we look forward to the Group delivering a sequentially stronger H2 in line with our forecasts.
Companies: Empresaria Group
Net Income after tax of US$5.1 million was 39% higher than our forecast of US$3.7 million, primarily due to a lower than expected depreciation charge for the half year and lower financing charges. EBITDA for the half year of US$12.6 million was 5% below our forecast of US$13.2 million. Capital’s EBITDA margin of 23% is in line with both Tamesis estimates and H1/2018 despite the additional overheads in establishing the West African business. Cash from operations of US$10.5 million was 22% lower than our expected US$13.3 million – attributable to a larger than expected change in working capital.
Companies: Capital Drilling
The introduction of IFRS 2 in 2004 generated considerable debate about the best approach for handling ‘share-based payments’ (SBP). While it is clearly a cost to shareholders, which should be included in the statutory reporting lines through the P&L account, the question arose as to whetherit should be part of our underlying EBIT calculation.
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