MJ Hudson Group PLC, the financial services support provider to Alternatives fund managers and asset owners, is planning an AIM IPO. Deal details TBC but expected admission date mid-December.
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Diploma (DPLM LN, £1.9bn) FY19 results (30/09) – u/l rev growth 5% y/y vs. +7% y/y in FY18; adj. operating margin +30bps y/y from stronger GM and cost controls; adj. PBT +14% y/y; DPS +14% y/y; outlook expects “moderately lower underlying growth” from political & economic uncertainty to be offset by strong acquisition contributions | IQE (IQE LN, £609m) FY19 trading update revises down rev guidance by ~7% (mid-point), expecting “mid-single digit adj. operating loss”; expects seasonally weak Q1 2
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For the purposes of the Takeover Code, Edison Investment Research is deemed to be connected with Eddie Stobart Logistics plc. Under Rule 20.1 Edison must not include any profit forecast, quantified financial benefits statement, asset valuation or estimate of other figures key to the offer, except to the extent that such forecasts, statements, valuations or estimates have been published prior to the offer period (as defined in the Takeover Code) by an offeror or the offeree company (as appropriat
Companies: Logistics Development Group Plc
Brickability - The br icks supplier , w hich a lso ha s a hea ting a nd plumbing business a s w ell a s a roofing division, expects to join the junior market at the end of this month with a market cap of circa £150m
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We prudently cut our FY19 and FY20 EBIT forecasts for Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) by 5% and 6% respectively post the H1 trading update highlighting solid revenue growth, but EBIT at the low end of management expectations and a 4% downward revision to the last reported adjusted EBIT. Despite this, our forecast FY19 EBIT margin remains at the top end of logistics peers and, even on our revised numbers, the stock is trading at a significant discount to peers, offering an attractive c 9% dividend
Recent strategic acquisitions have transformed Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) into a full end-to-end logistics provider. This strategy has resulted in strong FY18 revenue (+35% y-o-y, of which +18% y-o-y organic growth) and earnings growth (EBIT +14% and EPS +15%), reflecting the strength of its pay-as-you-go model and its ability to achieve synergies. We expect ESL to focus on margin improvement and cash flow generation in FY19, and now forecast a 13% EPS CAGR in FY18–20. Following recent share
United Oil & Gas (UOG.L) an oil and gas exploration and development company brought to the Official List (Standard Segment) in July 2017 by way of a reverse takeover of Senterra Energy plc. No capital to be raised, expected market cap of £17m and expected 28 Feb 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. Polemos, to be rename
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We believe Eddie Stobart Logistics’ (ESL) trading statement shows that the consumer and retail sector trend for companies to outsource their logistics operations to achieve savings continues to support organic growth for the company. FY18 revenues were 3% above market expectations, while EBIT was broadly in line.
Circassia Pharma (CIR.L) - specialty pharmaceutical company focused on respiratory disease transferring from the Main Market. No funds being raised. Due 4 Feb.
Greenfields Petroleum (TSX-V:GNF) production focused company with operated assets in Azerbaijan seeking AIM dual listing including $60m private placement. Mkt cap $12.6m CAD. Expected late January 2019.
Chaarat Gold Holdings—RTO, the Company intends to acquire Kapan Mining and Processing CJSC, which owns the Shahumyan medium-sized
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Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) saw a strong level of new contract wins in H118, which contributed to its 25% revenue growth, of which 10% was organic. We believe that new opportunities are arising as customers look to outsource their logistics to both save money and cope with the shift to e-commerce. ESL’s e-commerce revenues rose from 5% of the total in FP14 (8M14) to 21% in H118. As well as organic growth, the company is seeing a good revenue and profit contribution from acquisitions as it look
Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) published its H1 results on 30 August, reporting 25% revenue growth, including 10% organic. Organic growth was boosted by a higher than average level of contract wins and a good performance from the e-commerce division. A flip side of the contract wins was that they incurred network reoptimisation costs and this was the main reason that the EBIT margin declined from 5.9% to 5.0%. Management maintained full-year guidance.
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 o
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Eddie Stobart Logistics’ (ESL) H1 numbers, well trailed at the trading update in July, showed high levels of growth (13% revenues and 14% EBIT) consistent with management guidance and market expectations. New contract wins, which totalled £25m in the first half, were bolstered by organic growth in key business units. The iForce acquisition is integrating well, with the post-period acquisitions of Speedy Freight (announced at the trading update) and the remaining 50% of the Logistics People (anno
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ITM yesterday announced a capital raise of £250m to expand its capacities significantly. This comes sooner than we expected and seems like an opportunistic move to capture the market. The company will use the proceeds to expand its capacities to 2.5GW from 1GW by 2023 and to 5GW by 2024. The remainder of the proceeds will be used to reduce H2 production costs and to build an unparalleled support service. Overall, we are positively surprised.
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Seeing Machines, the advanced computer vision technology company that designs AI-powered operator monitoring systems to improve transport safety, has announced that it has signed a Global Framework Agreement with Shell Global Solutions International BV for the provision of its Driver Distraction and Fatigue Technology (Guardian) to enhance safety across its worldwide operations.
Shell, the global energy and petrochemical major, has more than 80,000 employees in over 60 countries and its employ
Companies: Seeing Machines Limited
Another record quarter – Guidance lifted again
Capital Limited LSE: CAPD) this morning announced its Q3 2021 trading update. Quarterly revenue of US$$61.6 million exceeds our expectations and represents another record quarterly result for the company beating Q2, itself a previous record, by 12.6%. As a result, full year guidance has been lifted to $220 – 225 million (up from $200 – 210 million guided in July and $185 – 195 million with the FY20 results).
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Spectra Systems, a leader in machine-readable high speed banknote authentication, brand protection technologies, and gaming security software, has announced a significant order and five year extension with a key central bank customer. The extension gives Spectra even greater certainty with respect to covert material orders over the coming years, in the lead up to a sensor refresh programme worth up to $42m (plus development revenues and a multi-year year repair services agreement). Further, the
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Avingtrans has invested £2.5m in cash in Adaptix Ltd to acquire a 5.9% holding by participating in Adaptix’s latest £12.9m funding round. Adaptix is looking to transform radiology by bringing to market its low cost, low dose portable imaging technology based around its proprietary Flat Panel X-ray Source (FPS). Avingtrans intends to collaborate with Adaptix to develop a disruptive business offering that envisages bringing together its low cost 3D MRI, through Magnetica, with Adaptix’s 3D X-ray a
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Seeing Machines, the advanced computer vision technology company that designs AI-powered operator monitoring systems to improve transport safety, has announced that it has established a European sales team, headquartered in Amsterdam, to lead the next phase of its business development and focus on growing demand in Europe for its Aftermarket driver safety technology, Guardian.
Gerard van den Houten has been appointed to head up the European team and comes to Seeing Machines with a strong sales
TMT Acquisition (TMTA.L) has joined the Main Market (Standard) pursue opportunities to acquire businesses in the technology, media and telecom sector. Raised £5m, mkt cap £5.5m.
NMCN Plc has left the Main Market (Premium) following the appointment of administrators.
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Harmony Energy Income Trust to join the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market raising up to £230m. The Company's investment objective is to provide investors with an attractive
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Cambria Autos has left the AIM following a takeover.
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Light Science Tech Holdings, the controlled environment agriculture technology and contract electronics manufacturing Group to join AIM. Raising £5m. Expected mkt cap £17.4m. Due 15 Oct.
Harmony Energy Income Trust to join the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market raising up to £230m. The Company's investment objective is to provide investors with an attractive and susta
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Several stars have aligned for Brickability to flag an excellent half year's trading (to end Sep-21) in its latest update. Post-COVID recovery in housing markets, the natural seasonality of the business, favourable timing of acquisitions (notably Taylor Maxwell), output price inflation (especially in timber) and business mix all combining to drive revenue to three times the reported H1/20 level and EBITDA twofold ahead. This sets a strong foundation to ratify existing FY21 (March) forecasts with
Companies: Brickability Group PLC
Brent crude topped $85 a barrel in London for the first time since 2018, the latest milestone in a global energy crisis that has seen prices soar.
West Texas Intermediate for November settlement rose 97 cents to settle at $82.28 a barrel in New York.
Brent for December delivery added 86 cents to settle at $84.86 a barrel.
The global benchmark rose above the key level in intraday trading but did not settle above it on Friday. US crude futures posted an eighth straight weekly
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Avon Protection has indicated that management guidance for FY21 revenue and EBITDA margin has been achieved before an additional one-off, non-cash inventory write-down of around $4m in ballistics. Cash generation was better than anticipated after record levels of investment and order intake remained strong despite previously indicated pandemic delays. The healthy opening backlog underpins strong growth in FY22 as ballistics revenues ramp up, Team Wendy makes a full year contribution and EBITDA m
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Light Science Tech Holdings (LST.L), the controlled environment agriculture technology and contract electronics manufacturing Group has joined AIM. Raising £5.2m. Market Capitalisation approximately £17.4m.
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Gymshark has started to put together plans for a stock market listing according to City A.M. The company hit a £1bn valuation just over a year ago and boasts customers in more than 130 countries. Gymshark was founded by teen
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US crude futures topped $80 a barrel for the first time since November 2014 as a global energy crisis boosts demand at a time when OPEC+ producers are keeping supplies tight.
Futures in New York rose 1.3% on Friday, popping above the key, psychological level before pulling back. This week brought many indications that supplies will remain constrained: Saudi Aramco said a global natural gas shortage was already boosting oil demand for power generation and heating, and the US Energy Department
Imperial Helium (IHC CN)C: Smaller resources but good well test results could suggest a commercial development – At the IHC-Steveville-2 well, a 12 metre zone was tested at a rate of ~2 mmcf/d. This zone is an interval equivalent to the blow-out zone in the offsetting 13-22 well. While the headline flow rate might appear low, it is in reality a good result that suggests that the well can be brought into production at 5-6 mmcf/d at leas
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Exactly one year ago, the FTSE 100 closed at 5,862, having fallen 100 points on the day, the lowest point since mid-May 2020, due in part, to the strength of sterling vs US$ at $1.34. One year on, the FTSE 100 has risen to 7,119, a rise of 21%, it remains 7% below the peak in January 2020. From an international viewpoint, US and European markets continue to trade at record highs. The US Federal Reserve is close to withdrawing some of its economic support this year as inflation picks up and the e
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