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Critical juncture in spinal cord injury
05 Feb 16
StemCells has reached a critical juncture in its development program with a highly encouraging interim analysis of its Phase II PATHWAY study pointing to promising efficacy in cohort 1 of its human central nervous system stem cells (HuCNS-SC) in lead indication spinal cord injury (SCI). Given limited financial resources, StemCells is realigning operations to focus efforts on the internal funding for key pivotal Phase III SCI trials. New group leadership by way of a recently announced change in CEO comes on the heels of the current company reorganization.
Phase II trials underway
01 Sep 15
StemCells has announced transplantation of the first patient in a recently initiated Phase II trial, evaluating its human central nervous system stem cells (HuCNS-SC) as a treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Progression into the Phase II RADIANT trial was supported by the top-line results of its Phase I/II dose-ranging trial in dry AMD announced in June. Additionally, the company began dosing the first cohort in its Phase II PATHWAY study in cervical spinal cord injuries (CSI) earlier this year. At a price of $0.41, the shares offer considerable potential, currently trading significantly below our risk-adjusted fair value of $1.82 per share.
On the PATHWAY towards pivotal studies
08 Jun 15
StemCells is steadily progressing its pipeline of proprietary human central nervous system stem cells (HuCNS-SC), focusing on CNS disorders. Trials in its two lead indications, spinal cord injuries (SCI) and dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are now migrating from early and encouraging dose finding and initial efficacy to larger Phase II studies powered for proof of concept. Early findings are expected to begin feeding through in the current year. We believe StemCells' shares offer considerable value on a current price of $0.74, well below our risk-adjusted fair value calculation of $1.95 per share. Additionally, the company has recently filled its coffers with a successful share offering.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 30-11-2016
30 Nov 16
Sanderson has delivered full year results in line with expectations and the 19 October trading update after a strong finish to the year compensated for a slower start. A healthy level of pre-contracted recurring revenue (50%), incremental sales to existing customers and new customer wins at higher average order values helped deliver solid revenue growth in both the Digital Retail (+9%) and Enterprise (+12%) divisions. A decent order book and good sales momentum suggest that the company is on track to deliver on unchanged profit expectations for the current year. We continue to view the valuation (FY17 EV/EBITDA 8.6x) as undemanding given an attractive combination of accelerating growth potential, strong cash generation and growing dividends.
30 Nov 16
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N+1 Singer - Morning Song 05-12-2016
05 Dec 16
RTHM is acquiring a profitable Canadian listed mobile specialist for equivalent of US$42.5m consideration in shares (88.235m). This helps adds to two growth vectors RTHM is targeting; (i) adds unique exclusive audience (10m unique) and (ii) Exclusive demand Yahoo and Facebook. The business has 15 premium and owned and operated apps which provide users with rewards for activity. The business is expected to deliver c$9m of EBITDA in FY18 including $2m of cost synergies. This equates to just 4.7x EV/EBITDA. This marks what we see the first step in RTHM activity to scale the business and deliver on margin potential (see our initiation notes). Our initial estimates for EPS revisions are very significant - for FY18 are 2.3 cents (currently 0.6) and for FY19 4.3 (currently 2.5). There is a call at 830 for investors and we will revise post this.
N+1 Singer - Morning Song 29-11-2016
29 Nov 16
Vp has reported another impressive set of interims, confirming strong growth in most markets and a positive outlook. Recent acquisitions are bedding in well and the full year outturn is set to exceed previous expectations (5%/6% EPS upgrades in FY17/FY18). The recent Capital Markets Day provided a reminder of Vp’s qualities (specialist focus, high returns, strong cash generation) and its growth potential, which in our view are not reflected in a modest <11x P/E rating. We firmly believe the shares are due a re-rating and see intrinsic value in excess of 800p.
Panmure Morning Note 02-12-16
02 Dec 16
We expect CareTech to report FY results to September on 8th December. A positive trading update in October indicated that performance for the year was in line with market expectations therefore we are focusing on the outlook. We expect a confident statement since the end of 2016 showed positive trends across fee rates, expansion in places and occupancy. We believe CareTech is well positioned for further expansion, and remains at an attractive valuation. We retain our BUY and 380p price target.
Food intolerance driving growth
29 Nov 16
Omega Diagnostics Group has an established core business providing high quality in vitro diagnostic tests within three core areas of competence – Food Intolerance, Allergy & Autoimmune, Infectious Disease – that are sold in over 100 countries. The group offers steady low single-digit growth which is profitable and cash generative. Investment in new products has seen the launch of a new panel of automated allergy tests and progress on Visitect CD4 for monitoring of HIV positive patients. Interim results highlighted the opportunities to accelerate growth of the business, particularly Allersys, which has drawn attention from its partner.