I Read The News Today Oh Boy! 25-Oct-2018

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Morning all!

Debenhams ( Debenhams (LON:DEB) ) – 8.5p – £104.6m – PER 3.4

Preliminary Results For The 52 Weeks To 1st September 2018 – Confirms previous figures (from 10th September).  Transformation strategy in progress.

Remains on my Avoid list, it’s a coin flip at best (in my opinion) whether this will work out or not.

Air Partner ( Air Partner (LON:AIR) ) – 106.5p – £55.6m – PER 11.5

Results For The 6 Months To End July 2018 – Underlying PBT flat at £4.2m (statutory down 30%) with Underlying EPS up 8.9%. Outlook “challenging” but “in-line”.

I remain Neutral here as this just doesn’t sound particularly exciting to at present.

Alumasc ( Alumasc (LON:ALU) ) – 128.5p – £46.4m – PER 6.85

AGM Statement And Trading Update – FY expectations unchanged.

It’s not I don’t believe them but I retain my “staying away from this for now” stance here - Neutral.

Filtronic ( Filtronic (LON:FTC) ) – 21.25p – £44m – PER 35.4

AGM Statement – In-line (with a little bit of caution relating to legacy sales).

I am yet to see value here so remain Neutral.

Mattioli Woods ( Mattioli Woods (LON:MTW) ) – 687.5p – £180.8m – PER 15.9

AGM Statement – A lower level of client activity (didn’t blame the weather but did blame poor investor sentiment and Brexit) has impacted Revenue but not EBITDA. Profit outlook is in-line.

I still quite like this and can see value here at last. I remain Neutral but will do a little more research this week (hopefully).

1pm ( 1pm (LON:OPM) ) – 47p – £41.0m – PER 6.15

AGM Statement – Trading is in-line.

Bought in here earlier this month, I had this to say “Seeing potential for a 100%+ 2 year upside on a current PER of about 7. Forecast for 6% EPS growth in 2019E and 13% EPS growth in 2020E plus a very well covered 1.5% yield. ROCE (9.39%) is well above the Industry median and the…

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Filtronic plc is engaged in the design and manufacture of a range of customized radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components and subsystems. The Company's segments include Filtronic Broadband, Filtronic Wireless and Central Services. The Filtronic Broadband segment is engaged in the design and manufacture of transceiver modules and filters for backhaul microwave linking of base stations used in wireless telecommunications networks. The Filtronic Wireless is engaged in the design of radio frequency conditioning product for base stations used in wireless telecommunication networks. The Central Services segment provides support to the trading businesses. Its products are used in mobile wireless communication equipment and point-to-point communication systems, among others. Its product range includes transceiver modules and multi-chip, surface mountable transceiver packages at microwave, 71 gigahertz (GHz) to 86 GHz (E-band) and 57 GHz to 66 GHz (V-band) frequencies. more »

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Centaur Media PLC is a United Kingdom-based company that provides business information and specialist consultancy. The Company’s divisions include Xeim and The Lawyer. The Xeim division operates various brands including Econsultancy, Marketing Week, Festival of Marketing, MarketMakers, Creative Review, Influencer Intelligence, Fashion & Beauty Monitor and Oystercatchers. The Lawyer division includes market reports, research services, events and training. more »

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Debenhams plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in multi-channel business. The Company’s brand trades through approximately 240 stores in 27 countries. The Company's segments are UK and International. The UK segment consists of stores in the United Kingdom and online sales to the United Kingdom addresses. The International segment consists of international franchise stores, the Company-owned stores in Denmark and the Republic of Ireland, and online sales to addresses outside the United Kingdom. The Company's stores trade under the name of Debenhams other than the Danish stores, which operate under the Magasin du Nord banner. Its stores offer customers a range of services, including restaurants and cafes, personal shopping assistance, hairdressing and beauty treatments, nail bars and wedding or celebration gift services. Its Debenhams Direct (www.debenhams.com) offers a range of products and services for online customers. more »

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MrContrarian 25th Oct '18 1 of 2

My morning smallcap tweet: Butcher attacks DEB estate.

Debenhams (LON:DEB), Centaur Media (LON:CAU), Cohort (LON:CHRT), Zinc Media (LON:ZIN)

Debenhams (DEB) FY figs as guided in Sept. As leaked to press, will close up to 50 stores, no div. "Above-market digital growth of 12%." Above market? Seems pedestrian for online. Next is up 15.5% for example. Lots of cost savings, brave face. No current trading. "Our transformation strategy is gaining traction." Has included risk of suppliers losing more credit insurance in going concern stress tests. No mention of selling Magasin Du Nord to cut debt, now at £321m net. up £45m. CEO aptly called Butcher. I'm short.
Centaur Media (CAU) guides FY adjusted operating profit up 18%, below market expectations. "Centaur has received approaches for a number of its assets...Board believes this value is not reflected in Centaur's current share price." The dimwits issued 2 RNSs, the 2nd having the addendum missing in the first.
Cohort (CHRT) selected as preferred bidder for an eight-year contract from 2019, valued at over £50m. Contract subject to final negotiation and MOD approval.
Zinc Media (ZIN) wins $6m in TV comissions, most in current FY.

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Beginner 25th Oct '18 2 of 2

Re StatPro (LON:SOG), the debt here is nearly 30% of the market cap and the balance sheet is loaded with goodwill. Growth is only coming by acquisition, which loads up more debt. Maybe one for the future, but perhaps not in the current market.

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