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|21Dec16 10:10||RNS||TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares|
|15Dec16 08:48||RNS||TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares|
|14Dec16 07:06||RNS||Premium Domain Name Sale and Trading Update|
|07Dec16 07:00||RNS||Chinese Government approves .XYZ|
|21Nov16 07:00||RNS||Appointment of Group Marketing Director|
|13Sep16 04:46||RNS||TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares|
|07Sep16 07:00||RNS||Half Year Results|
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Sale of premium domain name for US$4.5m, pre-close trading update
14 Dec 16
CentralNic has announced that it has sold a premium domain name for a total consideration of US$4.5m in cash, representing its largest premium domain sale to date. The business has also issued a pre-close statement in which it confirms that it expects to finish the year with earnings in line with market expectations. While the business continues to grow recurring revenues in its Wholesale and Retail divisions, new corporate customer acquisition is taking longer than expected in the corporate market segment. Hence we have decided to defer some of the earnings growth in our projections beyond FY17 as outlined below. Despite reducing numbers in FY17, in our view, trading on 5x EV/EBITDA for next year the shares are extremely good value versus the sector. If the shares traded on 9x EV/EBITDA, which is below the sector, the price would be 74p, 58% upside to the current share price.
.XYZ domain one of first to receive accreditation for local hosting in China
07 Dec 16
CentralNic today announces that the .XYZ TLD, for which they act as exclusive distributor, has received official accreditation from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China. What this means is that businesses and individuals in China can now use .XYZ domain names to host their websites locally. CentralNic worked closely with .XYZ to put in place a customised technology platform that has been approved by both ICANN (the global internet regulator) and MIIT, succeeding in securing .XYZ a ranking among the first batch of non-Chinese new gTLDs approved for Chinese citizens. MIIT accredited .XYZ web addresses will be available via Chinese domain registrars from 16th December 2016. The MIIT accreditation was a planned development for the group and is positive news in the context of one of the strategic objectives to increase recurring earnings. We are leaving our forecasts unchanged however we note that the approval opens up significant new opportunities for CentralNic to drive further domain growth within the large Chinese market. The Group continues to evolve at a pace and updated forecasts beyond FY17 will form part of the year-end updates expected in the Spring.
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
FY16 Interims – improving quality of earnings, FY on track
07 Sep 16
During the first six months of FY16, CentralNic has demonstrated how the acquisition of Instra has driven the company’s growth strategy by both increasing recurring revenues (now 60% of sales versus 51% in H115) and improving the quality of earnings. In terms of headline numbers, sales have increased by 101% to £8.9m (£4.4m), adj. EBITDA by 29% to £1.3m (£1.0m) and adj. PBT by 12% to £0.9m (£0.8m). The Retail division was significantly enhanced by the contribution from Instra, while there were minimal premium domain name sales in H116 compared to £0.7m H115, which diluted the overall gross margin to 26% from 43%. Management are in advanced discussions with trade buyers for premium domains and anticipate securing significant high value and high margin sales in H2, and as a result, remain confident of achieving FY numbers.
01 Aug 16
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FY15 Finals – strong performance with much more to come
25 May 16
FY15 results show that CentralNic has delivered revenue of £10.4m (+71%), adj. EBITDA of £3.3m (+47%) and adj. PBT of £3.0m (+113%), with growth in both revenues and profits experienced across all three group divisions. In our view, the business is well positioned for continued growth, thanks to a growing and impressive track record of diversification and M&A.
Making Mobiles Better
17 Jan 17
Mobile phones are increasingly the key connection for the modern world. This means that the performance of mobile phones, and their networks, is going to become more critical for all the apps and businesses that rely on them. New technologies such as VR, AR, and AV will need better, more reliable connections to really move into the mainstream. In this thematic piece we attempt to identify some of the most important issues facing mobile phone networks and their users, and start to identify solutions and enablers that will solve these problems and create value by doing so.
Panmure Morning Note 18-01-2017
18 Jan 17
Blancco technology, a leading provider of data erasure solutions and mobile device diagnostics, has announced that its underlying profits are ahead of expectations. Organic sales growth remains strong, the group continues to win larger ticket orders and the mobile diagnostics is performing ahead of plan. Consequently, we are raising our FY17 PBT forecast from £8.0m to £8.3m.
N+1 Singer - NCC Group - Interims confirm underlying business sound
19 Jan 17
NCC’s interim results were largely flagged in the detailed trading update released in December. Group revenue increased 35% to £125.8 (organic growth +18%) and adj. EBITDA grew 15% to £21.3m. The group’s issues relating to contract losses/deferrals in the period were previously announced and are already included in our forecasts. The group has maintained its interim dividend at 1.5p, which we believe is an indication of the strong underlying business. Separately, NCC has announced that Paul Mitchell intends to step down as chairman in May ’17. We continue to believe that NCC remains a highly attractive asset in an area seeing strong structural growth and see the current share price weakness as an opportunity. We retain our Buy recommendation and 233p target price.
N+1 Singer - dotDigital Group - Trading update
17 Jan 17
dotDigital issued a trading update for the six months ended 31 December 2016, indicating revenue growth up 17% y-o-y to £15.0m with EBITDA in line with market expectations and on track for the full year. Cash has grown to £18.9m. Revenue was slightly light of expectations owing to a slower start in the US but Q2 already showed improvement with a strong pipeline building. Our EBITDA and EPS forecasts are unchanged but revenues trimmed by 4% for both years. There is much activity in broadening avenues of growth in terms of new connectors, partnerships and geographical footprint and we remain positive of its prospects. Interim results will be released on Feb 21.
Small Cap Breakfast
17 Jan 17
Global Energy Development (GED.L) — To be renamed Nautilus Marine Services. Schedule 1 from developer and seller of hydrocarbons and related products. Reverse takeover. Raising $10.5m via a convertible. Expected 9 Feb. Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas—TSX-V listed oil and gas exploration has announced its intention to float on AIM. Assets in Guyana and Namibia. Proposed £2m-£3m fundraise. Diversified Gas & Oil—According to LSE website first day of trading on AIM now expected for 30 January.