After my 20%+ gains earlier in the year on Investec (LON:INVP), I thought I would try another trade in the financials sector. I'm staying in the I's with Intermediate Capital (LON:ICP) which announced final results earlier this week. You can read them for yourself in the news section but they didn't look too bad to me - certainly not to justify a 10% fall in the share price. Looks like a big clumsy seller has been in operation. The only negative I could find was a bearish note from Numis, who have a 363 pence price target, which I saw mentioned on Ticker Report, although I note others are more bullish and have price targets beginning with a 5.

Any way this one may not be to everyone's taste as it is slightly esoteric is so far as it is a specialist asset manager providing mezzanine finance, private debt, leveraged credit and minority equity to mid market corporates in Europe, Asia and the US and to real estate in the UK. Some of their balance sheet is invested alongside their funds and also provide seed capital when they are launching new products. Aside from income from managing the funds they also make irregular capital gains on their own investments as and when they make successful disposals of their largely private equity / venture capital style investments. These tend to be lumpy and have been strong in the last year given the favourable market conditions. Given the nature of their investments they do however also have to make provisions and take write downs when things don't go as planned. The disposals can also reduce their assets that they have under management and they therefore then need to work hard to replace these which is the situation at the moment.

The earnings from the asset management and other recurring fees or what they describe as "core" earnings generally underpin the dividend with the capital gains being a big swing factor for earnings over and above that. Talking of dividends that is the other main attraction with this one. They declared a final of 14.4 pence which alone yields 3.6% at 400 pence and is due to go XD on 11th June 2014. This made 21 pence for…

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