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HOGG ROBINSON GROUP PLC
HOGG ROBINSON GROUP PLC
On the front foot
21 Feb 17
Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) has again delivered, with management confident that it should continue to brave headwinds to meet full-year expectations. Moreover, work on key initiatives continues apace, notably growth in managed travel and technology (Fraedom) as well as restructuring and cash generation. The financial position is “robust” (net debt/EBITDA of just 0.5x over the 12 months to September), allowing potentially lucrative investment and a progressive dividend policy (FY17e cover of almost 3x).
Options to improve shareholder value
23 Jan 17
The ‘strategic review’, the result of which is expected to be released in 2Q2017, highlights a number of options available to HRG and the strength of its current position. HRG could increase the level of investment in Fraedom or Management Travel, crystallise the value of Fraedom through a sale/IPO, increase contributions to the pension scheme, increase the level of dividend, engage in M&A or even a combination of the above. As such, HRG is now at an interesting stage in its development with the potential to generate substantial shareholder value. We reiterate our buy recommendation and price target of 95p, implying 32% upside. Even then, the FY18 PE rating is still only 12x.
Conviction List Q1 2017
05 Jan 17
Since its inception in 2010, the Conviction List has outperformed the market in 11 of 19 periods and a reinvested Conviction List would have returned 260% against a Small Companies index that would have returned 194%. Our Conviction List returned 0.4% over the last quarter; this was set against the benchmark UK Small Companies index that returned 4.0% over the same period.
Doing things smarter
05 Dec 16
Hogg Robinson (HRG) continues to please with 12% growth in trading profit in the half to September. Currency boost apart, there was a further solid underlying advance (7%) by its main activity, travel management, despite 4% lower revenue in testing conditions. Increasing payoff from restructuring and technology-driven efficiencies reinforces confidence in HRG’s ability “to do things smarter” and in our forecasts, which are maintained on a constant currency basis but increased now owing to FX. Cash generation (net debt/EBITDA of just 0.5x for the last 12 months) remains strong, allowing welcome investment and dividend flexibility.
20 Feb 17
Hayward Tyler Group* (HAYT): Trading update and financial position (CORP) | Petra Diamonds (PDL): Interim results (BUY) | Gemfields* (GEM): Interim results (CORP) | Premaitha Health* (NIPT): Middle East momentum (CORP) | Sound Energy (SOU): Acquisition update and TE-8 well spud (HOLD) | Proactis* (PHD): Interim trading on track (CORP) | 7digital* (7DIG): Automotive contract win (CORP)
21 Feb 17
Lighthouse Group* (LGT): Middle Britain growth (CORP) | Utilitywise* (UTW): Double-digit sales growth (CORP) | Trakm8* (TRAK): Earnings expectations cut again (CORP) | dotDigital* (DOTC): Myriad growth opportunities (CORP) | Artilium* (ARTA): Five-year Telenet deal secured and prepaid (CORP) | Netcall* (NET): Cloud investment pays off (CORP)
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - New quality style screen + 11 quality focus stocks
09 Feb 17
We introduce our fourth and final style screen representing “quality”. This screens for stocks with the best combination of high returns on capital/equity, EBIT margins and operating cash-flow conversion rates. These criteria should help us monitor how strong underlying returns translate into share price performance over time and under varying market conditions. The screen selects the “best” 25 stocks from our universe of just over 500 stocks and, as usual, we focus on a shorter list of stocks we cover or otherwise know and believe to be particularly interesting. We provide brief investment summaries on these focus stocks on pages 4 – 9. We will monitor performance and refresh the screen in approximately 3-4 months time.
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
What is The Slide Rule? The Slide Rule has been designed to dramatically simplify the identification of the best companies in the UK small/mid-cap sector by making a quantitative assessment of the relative potential of each company. At its core, The Slide Rule aims to identify those companies that create genuine shareholder value through strong returns on capital and solid growth, but also present a value opportunity with the potential tailwind of earnings momentum. Companies are assessed within a Quality, Value, Growth and Momentum (QVGM) framework.
Time to go over weight
24 Feb 17
We believe equity investors are taking an unnecessarily cautious stance on the construction sector. Forward looking indicators (e.g. consumer confidence, construction PMIs and housing starts) point to a stable market and recent sales LFL are particularly encouraging (e.g. Marshalls). Near term margins may suffer temporary distortions as inflationary pressures build. However, history has shown that modest input cost inflation is actually a positive for earnings growth in the sector. Therefore, as we move into 2018, margin trends are likely to surprise on the upside.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 22-02-2017
22 Feb 17
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