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POINTER TELOCATION LTD
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Good figures and yet another impressive deal
16 Mar 17
The group has started 2017 well with two significant contracts – a highly prospective one for driver behaviour in NY for ride firms such as Uber and Lyft, followed by a pilot programme for driver safety and distribution costs savings with FEMSA (Coca-Cola’s largest public bottler). A strong performance in these contracts bodes well for future earnings. Pointer has also announced better than expected 2016 operating results, helped by margin-boosting operational leverage, and acquisition of Cielo Telecom in Q4. Management has also issued guidance for over 10% revenue and 20% EBITDA growth this year, which accords with our increased earnings expectations. Helped by this, we have revised our share valuation, which is based on peer multiples, from $8.85 (NIS 33.9) to $10.8 (NIS39.6). This is supported by our DCF valuation of $14.9 (NIS 54.7) per share.
Taking a ride with Uber
30 Jan 17
Pointer Telocation (PNTR) has won a five-year contract to provide fleet management and driver behaviour monitoring services for 4,000 New York black cars and car service vehicles working for online transportation network companies (TNC), including Uber and Lyft. The contract, announced on 17 January, represents PNTR’s first foray into the US market, which has been made possible by the group’s recent move into cloud-based SaaS services. Although small in revenue terms, the contract looks to have significant upside potential for the group. It should considerably raise the group’s profile in the US in the growth area of driver monitoring, even more-so as global ADAS leader Mobileye is working with PNTR in the project (providing ADAS services). If successful, we see very good prospects for it to lead to further business from the fast-growing TNC sector across the US and internationally, as well as from other forms of for-hire vehicles in NYC.
Improving top-line trend affected by one-offs
30 Nov 16
Pointer Telocation (PNTR) is a telematics company with a focus on Israel and Latin America. In addition to sales of its own telematics devices, the group generates high recurring revenues from mobile resource management services. The results for the first nine months support our top-line and normalised full year profit expectations, representing 74-76% of our forecast FY revenue and EBIT. We have nevertheless cut our current year PBT forecast by 6% to account for higher finance and one-off costs. PNTR’s forward P/E discount to the sector has widened from 34% to 37% in recent weeks and we see potential for a re-rating on stronger earnings growth, which should be driven by the recent acquisition of Cielo Telecom in Brazil, a strong pipeline of new products and rising service margins.
An appealing mix: Solid business and innovation
08 Nov 16
Pointer Telocation (PNTR) is a telematics company with a focus on Israel and Latin America. In addition to sales of its own telematics devices, the group generates high recurring revenues from mobile resource management services. After forex-hit H1 results, the stock is trading on a 34% forward P/E discount to its peers. We see potential for a re-rating on improved earnings growth, which should be driven by a recent acquisition in Brazil, a strong pipeline of new products and rising service margins.
The tide is turning
20 Apr 17
Any investor worth their salt knows it is impossible to precisely call a bottom in a particular stock. For Gattaca, though, we believe this moment has now passed given the compelling valuation (6.9x EV/EBIT vs 9.8x sector average), attractive 9.8% unlevered cashflow yield and constructive secular trends supporting its specialist markets. Sure, Net Fee Income (NFI) like-for-likes (LFL) have fallen of late, yet equally there are now early indications that organic growth may soon turn positive.
19 Apr 17
We take a look at the supply and demand dynamics of the world’s largest diamonds. Less than 200 very large (>200 carat) gem quality diamonds have ever been found, yet 23 of these have been found in the past three years. This dramatic increase is being driven by a combination of the rapid increase in the number of billionaires and hence price and demand, combined with technological developments that have improved large diamond recovery and a certain amount of geological good luck.
19 Apr 17
Lombard Risk Management* (LRM): Beats demanding growth and profit forecasts (CORP) | Frontier Developments* (FDEV): Steaming ahead (CORP) | Tax Systems* (TAX): Right place, right time (CORP) | Acal (ACL): Stronger H2 and brighter outlook (BUY) | Fenner (FENR): Interim results signal upgrades (BUY) | Minds + Machines* (MMX): US and Europe domain sales (CORP)
N+1 Singer - Small-cap quantitative research - Growth style screen revamp and 10 focus stocks
06 Apr 17
We have reviewed the performance of our consistent growth screen since the previous refresh on 27 September 2016 and revamped the selection parameters to focus more on forecast sales and EPS growth going forward. In the period under review the consistent growth style screen outperformed the small-cap benchmark by c. 6% and underperformed the microcap index by a similar amount. Interestingly, although growth doesn’t always seem to be defensive as might be expected, however it appears right to buy growth on dips caused by or coincident with wider market volatility. In the new forecast growth screen we take a close look at 10 focus stocks. We will monitor performance and refresh it in three to four months time.