Archive for July 2021

Creightons (CRL) full-year 2021 results presentation

Bernard Johnson, MD, Eamon Murphy, Group Finance and Commercial Director, and Pippa Clark, Global Marketing Director and Deputy MD, present the FY21 results and set out their aspirations to 2024. We also hear from Nick Coleman, Group Operations Director, who has recently joined and gives his perspective, and Martin Stevens, Group Technical Director/Deputy MD, who develops the products. A compelling team.

Bernard Johnson, MD
00:17 – Introduction

Eamon Murphy, Group Finance & Commercial Director
03:13 – Financial highlights

Pippa Clark, Global Marketing Director/ Deputy MD
11:49 – Sales review
24:54 – Drivers for growth
26:24 – What’s next?

Bernard Johnson, MD
31:27 – The way ahead
37:00 – Aspirations

42:56 – Q&A

1:13:18 – Closing Remarks

Creightons plc is engaged in the development, marketing and manufacture of toiletries and fragrances. The Company operates through three business streams: private label business, contract manufacturing business and branded business. Its private label business focuses on private label products for high street retailers and supermarket chains. Its contract manufacturing business develops and manufactures products on behalf of third party brand owners. Its branded business develops, markets, sells and distributes products it has developed and owns the rights to. Its product portfolio includes bath and shower care, haircare, body care, baby and maternity, and fragrances, among others. Its services include market analysis, creative concept generation, product development, brand development, manufacturing and logistics. Its brands include Frizz No More, Volume Pro, Argan Body, Argan Smooth, Keratin Pro, Perfect Hair, Bronze Ambition, Sunshine Blonde, Beautiful Brunette and Just Hair.

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Andrew discusses his views on inflation, Covid-19 and the return to normality. When assessing stocks under the pressure of CV19 his core focus was their cash burn. Andrew picks stocks globally, both US and French listed stocks are in his concentrated portfolio of 27 holdings, he pulls them together for their similarities, including: owner managed business; secular companies priced to fade; depressed compounders set to recover, and those who pass on their economies of scale to the customer. Full of company examples and referrals to Buffett's and Munger's thinking.

01:05 VT Holland Advisors Equity Fund performance ytd
01:58 Andrew’s view on inflation and how to position as an investor
05:50 Covid-19 and how it plays out from here
09:28 Young & Co (YNGA; YNGN) and JD Wetherspoon (JDW)
12:26 Portfolio changes over the last 6 months Beijing Capital International Airport (HKG:0694); Mandarin Oriental (SGX:M04); EasyJet (EZJ) v Jet2 (JET2); Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
16:07 International holdings and bandwidth required to hold companies from all geographic markets
17:12 Facebook (NASDQ: FB) and BooHoo (BOO)
17:29 Depressed compounders: VP (VP.), Jet2 (JET2), Brenbo SpA (BIT:BRE)
17:53 Owner managers: Ballore SE (EPA:BOL), BIglarie Holdings Inc (NYSE: BH), VP (VP.), Frasers (FRAS), Jet2 (JET2)
21:18 How do you screen?
23:19 BooHoo (BOO)
30:02 Biglari Holdings (NYSE: BH)
36:10 Which international markets do you perceive are under valued? Do you think we’ll continue to see bid activity?
38:22 About Andrew and the fund

Holland Advidors website.

About Andrew Hollingworth:
Andrew set up Holland Advisors in 2008. Holland provides High quality investment research to some of the world’s most senior and respected institutional investors. Andrew also manages an equity investment fund which he set up in 2011, which is converting to UK UCITS status in early 2021. Andrew specialises in looking to invest in owner manager run businesses that compound at high per-share rates for long periods. However, he is keen to invest at times when the stock market may be less believing in them. (Ie he is looking buy great companies when they are priced like bad ones). Andrew and his team at Holland also give macro-economic insights, having successfully expressed caution ahead of both the 2008 economic crisis and Covid 19. Prior to Holland Advisors Andrew worked for Merrill Lynch, Redburn Partners and Henderson Fund Managers. He started working in the Investment industry in 1987, aged 18.

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Sosandar (SOS) full-year 2021 results presentation

Julie Lavington, Ali Hall, Joint CEOs and Steve Dilks, CFO present FY21 results for the period ended 31st March 2021. A year of strong revenue growth, substantial reduction in EBITDA losses and a strong start to the new financial year with Q1 FY22 revenue up 256% YoY.

Ali Hall, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
00:17 – Introduction

00:35 – The Sosandar story so far

Julie Lavington, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
01:48 – Full year highlights
03:03 – Current trading

Steve Dilks, CFO
04:02 – Financial and KPI review

Julie Lavington, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
10:28 – Product expansion

Ali Hall, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
12:09 – Current best sellers

Steve Dilks, CFO
13:04 – Third party partnerships

Ali Hall, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
15:12 – Accelerating third party growth

Ali Hall, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Julie Lavington, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
15:51 – Marketing strategy

Julie Lavington, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Steve Dilks, CFO
23:23 – ESG & our responsibilities

Julie Lavington, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
27:26 – Outlook

28:23 – Q&A

Sosandar PLC, formerly Orogen PLC, is a United Kingdom-based company that operates an online women’s wear platform. The Company’s clothing categories include dresses, jackets and coats, knitwear, shirts and blouses, tops, skirts, trousers, jeans, leggings, footwear, leather and suede, occasion wear, work wear, autumn trends, velvet and holiday shop. Its footwear products include Pewter Metallic Chelsea Boot, Red Leather Ankle Boot, Velvet Cylinder Heel Ankle Boot, Black Leather Stud Detail Ankle Boot, Black Suede Closed Toe Mule, Grey Velvet Court Shoe With Jeweled Brooch, Black Suede And Pewter Metallic Court Shoe, Black Leather Front Zip Ankle Boot, Leopard Print Leather Chelsea Boot, Steel Blue Leather Snake Print Ankle Boot And Black Suede Knee Boot. It also offers latest edit of day-to-night dresses, on-trend separates, luxe leather and outfit-topping shoes through its platform.

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David Beech, CEO and Kate Lewis, CFO present the FY21 results for the period ended 30th April 2021. They have delivered a robust performance during the year, with a rapid return to stronger levels of organic growth in the second half, complemented by high calibre acquisitions that further elevate their position as a market leader outside London. Looking forward momentum has continued into 2022 and they continue to see a strong pipeline of possible acquisition opportunities.

David Beech, CEO
00:17 – Introduction & overview

Kate Lewis, CFO
03:33 – Financial results

David Beech, CEO
20:52 – Continued momentum in the business
23:32 – Scaling
30:23 – Acquisitions & driving performance
35:16 – Summary & current trading

37:13 – Q&A
1:05:13 – Closing remarks

Knights Group Holdings plc is a United Kingdom-based law company. The Company that is focuses on providing legal and professional services. The Company also provides corporate and commercial legal services at scale and across a broad sector basis, similar to the larger national law firms. The Company operates six offices: Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Wilmslow, Chester, Derby, Cheltenham and Oxford. The Company’s service lines include real estate, litigation, corporate, and private client.

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ActiveOps (AOM) FY21 results presentation to analysts

ActiveOps CEO & Founder Richard Jeffery and CFO Patrick Deller present the company’s full year 2021 results for the financial year ended 31 March 2021. ActiveOps IPO'd in March 2021, it is a leading provider of Management Process Automation (MPA) software for running complex and global back-offices. Here, we get more background to the product, the market, the business model and strategy; and more detail on the FY21 results.

Richard Jeffery, CEO & Founder.
00:17 – Introduction
00:45 – About ActiveOps
01:47 – The product
02:58 – Market drivers
03:51 – FY21 results overview

Patrick Deller, CFO
06:57 – Commercial model
09:45 – Financial KPI’s
10:40 – P&L
13:30 – Balance sheet & cash flow

Richard Jeffery, CEO & Founder.
14:45 – Strategy review
15:28 – Differentiation
17:36 – Evolution of the offering
19:55 – Customer base
22:57 – ESG
24:00 – FY22 areas of focus
24:58 – Q1 outlook

25:41 – Q&A

Richard Jeffery, CEO & Founder.
34:12 – Closing remarks

ActiveOps plc, formerly ActiveOps Limited, is a United Kingdom-based management process automation (MPA) software company. The Company provides a software as a service (SaaS) platform to enterprises with global back-offices. Its software and embedded back-office operations management methodology enables enterprises to adopt a data-driven approach to organizing work and managing capacity. The Company's enterprise platform comprises Workware+, its MPA software platform, and AOM, its operations methodology and framework for effective back-office management. Its cloud-based ControliQ employee performance management solution enables managers to simplify running operations. Its solution, WorkiQ, captures workforce analytics from desktop activity for employee engagement. The Company's OpsIndex Score & Benchmarking tool involves measuring the performance of the operational business on an enterprise level, department by department and against community level.

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We catch up with Paul Jourdan, CEO & Co-Founder of Amati Global Investors. He outlines the macro picture, which has led Amati to increase exposure to global industrials, particularly ones that benefit from housebuilding and home improvements; he likes retail. He’s avoiding travel and leisure. Inflation is a recuring theme which he feels is a major threat for investors. He outlines why he started the Strategic Metals Fund. We close on why he likes IPOs. It is peppered throughout with companies he’s particularly excited about. As always do your own research on any stocks mentioned, these are NOT recommendations.

01:12 Paul’s view on Covid-19 and where we’re headed from here.
04:17 What’s actions has Paul taken with his funds to plan for today’s threats
06:35 Dunelm (DNLM)
07:15 Has CV19 increased the attraction of Biotech and Meditech? What companies in the sector is Paul most excited about?
09:54 Polarean Imaging (POLX)
13:12 Renalytix (RENX)
15:43 Current valuations
18:17 Do you feel any companies in the funds are a likely potential bid candidate?
20:33 Grainger (GRI)
21:55 Inflation, monetarism (Professor Tim Congdon: https://mv-pt.org/) and QE.
29:10 Why did Amati launch the Strategic Metals Fund?
35:24 What company are you most excited by? Saietta (SED)
44:19 What draws you to IPOs? And which do you particularly like?
45:33 Victorian Plumbing (VIC)
48:39 AlphaWave Ip (AWE)

Find out more about Paul Jourdan and the Amarti Global Investors funds: https://amatiglobal.com/

About Paul Jourdan:
Dr Paul Jourdan co-founded Amati Global Investors following the management buyout of Noble Fund Managers from Noble Group in January 2010, having joined Noble in 2007 as Head of Equities. His fund management career began in 1998 with Stewart Ivory, where he gained experience in UK, emerging market, and global equities. In 2000, Stewart Ivory was taken over by First State and Paul became manager of what is now TB Amati UK Smaller Companies Fund. In 2004, he was appointed Head of UK Equities at First State. In early 2005, he launched Amati VCT plc and he also manages Amati VCT 2 after the investment management contract moved to Amati Global Investors in 2010 (In 2018 Amati VCT merged into Amati VCT 2 which was then renamed Amati AIM VCT). Prior to 1998, Paul worked as a professional violinist, including a four-year period with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He currently serves as a trustee of Clean Trade, a charity registered in England and Wales.

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Begbies Traynor Executive Chairman Ric Traynor and Group Finance Director Nick Taylor present the Group's 2021 full-year results, for the period ending 30th April , 2021. A strong performance with results ahead of original expectations due to acquisitions and improved trading. Looking forward, business recovery and financial advisory is well-paced to continue growth and property advisory and transactional service is to maintain its bounce back.

Ric Traynor, Executive Chairman
00:22 – Overview

Nick Taylor, Group Finance Director
01:44 – Operating and Financial Review

Ric Traynor, Executive Chairman
12:20 – Operating and Strategic Review
21:00 – Summary

Nick Taylor, Group Finance Director
Ric Traynor, Executive Chairman
22:08 – Q&A

Begbies Traynor Group plc is a business recovery and property services consultancy. The Company's segments include insolvency and restructuring, and property. It provides services from a network of the United Kingdom locations through two operating divisions: Begbies Traynor and Eddisons. Begbies Traynor is an independent business recovery practice that handles corporate appointments, serving the mid-market and smaller companies. It provides insolvency, restructuring and consultancy services to businesses, their professional advisors and financial institutions. Eddisons is a national firm of chartered surveyors, delivering transactional and advisory services to owners and occupiers of commercial property, investors and financial institutions. It provides professional services, such as business rescue options, advisory options, forensic accounting and investigations, corporate and commercial finance, personal insolvency solutions and services to banking, legal and accounting sectors.

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Mark Dorman, CEO & Alex Smith, CFO present the full year 2021 results, for the period ended 31st May 2021. A very strong performance with net fees up 10% year on year; pre-tax profit +114%, and EPS +140%. The profit growth was driven by improving market conditions with especially strong demand for STEM skills and productivity growth. We hear the progress made against the 2024 ambitions and end with the outlook, which is ahead of the full-year expectations.

 

Mark Dorman, CEO
00:18 Introduction to Andrew Beach, CFO designate
01:12 STEM's purpose: bringing skilled people together
02:14 Overview of period

Alex Smith, CFO
06:19 Financial review

Mark Dorman, CEO
22:07 Business overview
25:18 ESG: empowering a sustainable future
27:35 Themes in the sector
29:53 Progress against 2024 ambitions & outlook

Mark Dorman, CEO & Alex Smith
31:50 Q&A

SThree plc is an international staffing company, which provides specialist recruitment services in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries. The Company provides permanent and contract staff to sectors, including information and communication technology (ICT), banking and finance, life sciences, engineering and energy. The Company's segments include the United Kingdom & Ireland (UK&I), Continental Europe, the USA, and Asia Pacific & Middle East (APAC & ME). The Company's recruitment brands include Computer Futures, Progressive Recruitment, Huxley and Real Staffing. The Company's other brands include Global Enterprise Partners, Hyden, JP Gray, Madison Black, Newington International and Orgtel. The Company delivers contract, permanent, projects, retained and executive search recruitment solutions. Its support and mobility services offer contracting, relocation and relevant visa support. It provides resources to support its brands with contractor services.

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Accrol (ACRL) full-year 2021 results presentation

The full management team Dan Wright, Executive Chairman, Gareth Jenkins, CEO, Richard Newman, CFO and Graham Cox, Commercial Director give a comprehensive overview of the turnaround to date, with the period’s achievements operationally, including the two acquisitions, and financially. They cover the main markets, investment to date and going forward, and the 2022 outlook.

Dan Wright, Executive Chairman
00:18 The vision

Gareth Jenkins, CEO
02:50 Performance summary

Richard Newman, CFO
04:13 Financial results

Gareth Jenkins, CEO
08:14 The acquisitions: Leicester Tissue Company (LTC) & John Dale

Graham Cox, Commercial Director
12:32 The Markets

Gareth Jenkins, CEO
19:08 Investment
22:28 FY2022 outlook
25:07 Conclusion
26:07 Q&A

Accrol Group Holdings plc is a United Kingdom-based independent tissue converter and supplier of toilet tissues, kitchen rolls and facial tissues. The Company supplies to a range of discounters and grocery retailers across the United Kingdom (UK). It imports Parent Reels from around the world and converts them into finished goods at its manufacturing, storage and distribution facility in Blackburn, Lancashire. The Company operates from five sites, including four in Lancashire. The Company has 15 converting lines in operation providing capacity of approximately 118,000 tons per annum. Its subsidiaries include Accrol UK Limited, Accrol Holdings Limited and Accrol Papers Limited.

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Ultra's CEO Simon Pryce and CFO Jos Sclater present the Group's 2021 interim results. It was a stronger than anticipated first-half performance and excellent strategic progress. The Focus; Fix; Grow transformation programme is delivering ahead of plan and with a better payback than originally anticipated. This should accelerate top-line and market share growth. They are increasingly confident about future prospects.

Simon Pryce, CEO
00:17 – Introduction
01:24 – Overview

Jos Sclater, CFO
04:52 – Financial Highlights
17:19 – 2021 Outlook

Simon Pryce, CEO
18:59 – Our Markets
24:58 – Growth Drivers

Jos Sclater, CFO
36:02 – Transformation Program
41:35 – ESG

Simon Pryce, CEO
43:10 – Summary

Jos Sclater, CFO
Simon Pryce, CEO
44:58 – Q&A

Simon Pryce, CEO
52:35 – Closing Remarks

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc provides solutions and products in the defense and aerospace, security and cyber, transport and energy markets, by applying electronic and software technologies. The Company operates in three segments: Aerospace & Infrastructure, Communications & Security, and Maritime & Land. Its market facing segments are Aerospace, Infrastructure, Nuclear, Communications, C2ISR, Maritime, Land and Underwater Warfare. The Aerospace & Infrastructure division produces high-integrity, safety critical electronic control systems for aircraft applications, including position sensing and control; airframe and engine ice protection and detection; electronic architectures; weapon control, and noise cancellation systems. The Communications & Security division provides mission critical, information dominance solutions. The Maritime & Land division provides sensors, combat management systems, power solutions for surface, sub-surface and unmanned platforms.

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Listed private capital gives all investors access to high-performing private equity and credit investments — funds of ready-made diversified portfolios of interesting and well managed private companies in exciting growth sectors such as technology enablement and health and wellbeing and at the forefront in ESG investing. As the fund shares are listed, investors have liquidity in what would otherwise be a medium to long-term investment.

In this, the second of a two-part series we explore the listed private capital opportunity with leading managers who will explain and discuss the investment case and the opportunities presented by their individual investment strategies.

Deborah Botwood Smith, CEO, LPeC
00:17 – Introduction

Hamish Mair, MD, Head of Private Equity
03:47 – BMO Global Asset Management
A gross asset private equity 'value added' fund of funds with c. 450 underlying companies.

Pieter Staelens, MD, Portfolio manager
21:51 – CVC Credit Partners
A leader in global credit and private equity.

Steven Tredget, Partner
35:52 – Oakley Capital (OCI)
A closed-ended investment company, which achieves capital appreciation through private mid-market UK and EU businesses.

49:22 – Q&A

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SThree (STEM) half-year 2021 overview

SThree CEO Mark Dorman and CFO Alex Smith give an overview of the Group's 2021 half year results for the period ending 31st May 2021.

Mark Dorman, CEO
00:30 - H1 21 Highlights

Alex Smith, CFO
01:50 - Financial highlights

Mark Dorman, CEO
03:30 - Strategy progress
05:15 - Outlook

SThree plc is an international staffing company, which provides specialist recruitment services in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries. The Company provides permanent and contract staff to sectors, including information and communication technology (ICT), banking and finance, life sciences, engineering and energy. The Company's segments include the United Kingdom & Ireland (UK&I), Continental Europe, the USA, and Asia Pacific & Middle East (APAC & ME). The Company's recruitment brands include Computer Futures, Progressive Recruitment, Huxley and Real Staffing. The Company's other brands include Global Enterprise Partners, Hyden, JP Gray, Madison Black, Newington International and Orgtel. The Company delivers contract, permanent, projects, retained and executive search recruitment solutions. Its support and mobility services offer contracting, relocation and relevant visa support. It provides resources to support its brands with contractor services.

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John shares his portfolio performance during the first 6 months of 2021, the main contributors and detractors. We get an update on De La Rue, his 2021 PIWORLD pick in December and what he's most bullish about today. We touch on his fund portfolio launched July 2020. John was very prescient in calling the markets during the Covid crash, so we ask his views on the outlook for markets and inflation.

00:55 John’s performance to date
02:36 Which stocks have been the best contributor to John’s performance? SDI (SDI)
05:39 Sigmaroc (SRC), before the Nordkalk Oy Ab reverse takeover announcement!
07:39 Sylvania Platinum (SLP)
11:05 K3 Capital (K3C)
12:14 Main detractors from John’s performance: Biotech Growth (BIOG), Baillie Gifford (BGUK), Syncona (SYNC) & Bioventix (BVXP)
16:09 De La Rue (DLAR)
23:40 Lundin Energy (LUNE)
32:23 Supreme (SUP)
36:28 John’s funds portfolio performance
40:39 Inflation and the market outlook
46:00 JICUK.com

About John Rosier

In June 1984, John left university with a degree in Zoology and started work in The City of London. He enjoyed the first 14 years of his career at Fleming Investment Management, initially as an analyst and then as a UK portfolio manager; in 1997 he was appointed Head of UK Equities. He was a director at Henderson Global Investors from 1998 until 2004, before moving to the West End and working for two hedge funds. John’s investment career at Flemings and Henderson was focused on managing UK equity portfolios for corporate and local authority final salary defined benefit pension schemes as well as the reserve fund for the NSPCC. During 2009 John left full-time employment since when he has been managing his own portfolio.

John can be found at https://www.jicuk.com/

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WH Ireland (WHI) full-year 2021 results overview

Phillip Wale, CEO, and Stephen Ford, Head of Wealth Management give an overview of FY21, the year ended 31st March. A strong performance from the Capital Markets Division and continued progress in Wealth Management has delivered the first profit in five years and has enabled considerable investment across the Group to ensure future growth.

Phillip Wale, CEO
00:21 – Introduction
00:40 – Financial Highlights

Divisional Review

Stephen Ford, Head of Wealth Management
01:51 – Wealth Management

Phillip Wale, CEO
03:41 – Capital Markets

05:07 – Current Trading and Outlook
05:35 – Summary

WH Ireland Group plc is a holding company. The Company's principal activities are the provision of wealth management and corporate finance advice, research, products and services to the private clients, and small and medium sized companies. It operates through two segments, which include Private Wealth Management and Corporate Broking. The Private Wealth Management segment offers investment management advice and services to individuals and contains its wealth planning business, giving advice on and acting as intermediary for a range of financial products. The Corporate Broking segment provides corporate finance and corporate broking advice and services to the companies, and acts as nominated advisor to clients listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The Corporate Broking segment contains its institutional sales and research business, which carries out stockbroking activities on behalf of companies, as well as conducting research into markets of interest to its clients.

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Listed private capital gives all investors access to high-performing private equity and credit investments -- funds of ready-made diversified portfolios of interesting and well managed private companies in exciting growth sectors such as technology enablement and health and wellbeing and at the forefront in ESG investing. As the fund shares are listed, investors have liquidity in what would otherwise be a medium to long-term investment.

In this, the first of a two-part series we explore the listed private capital opportunity with leading managers who will explain and discuss the investment case and the opportunities presented by their individual investment strategies.

 

Deborah Botwood Smith, CEO - LPeC
00:17 – Introduction to Listed Private Capital

Paul Daggett, MD NB Private Equity Partners
05:40 – NB (Neuberger Berman) Private Equity Partners
Investing in private companies to generate long-term growth.

Linda Tierala, Director, Communications and Investor Relations, CapMan Oyj
20:05 – CapMan - A Nordic Private Assets Powerhouse
Investing in real estate, infrastructure, special situations, growth, buyout and credit opportunities in the Nordic region.

Kristof Vande Capelle, CFO, Gimv NV
34:52 – Gimv
Specialist European mid-market investment company that invests in innovative and entrepreneurial growth companies.

54:48 – Q&A

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Richard has doubled his money on a rolling twelve-month basis to July 2021. Here, he gives his views on the markets, the economy, and where he sees opportunities. He is positive on global equities, with caveats. He saw August 2020 as the start of the business recovery, which he believes is still on course. He cautions to keep an eye on PMI/ISM data to see the continued growth. He’s bullish on industrial cyclicals due to government fiscal spending, citing Kier. Essentially, he’s looking for companies with pricing power, strong brands and structural drivers. Richard runs a concentrated portfolio of just 16 stocks, here he expands on some of his holdings and why he feels these investments will profit in the current environment.

You should assume Richard owns any shares he talks about so, of course DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH if they are of interest to you.

00:50 Richards performance year to date
01:25 Reach (RCH)
02:00 The markets and economic background.
10:25 Reach (RCH)
14:18 Polar Capital (POLR)
15:57 Redde Northgate (REDD)
16:35 UP Global Sourcing (UPGS)
17:05 Macfarlane (MACF)
17:20 Synthoma (SYNT)
18:00 Wickes (WIX)
18:25 Novacyt (NCYT)
23:51 Made.com (MADE)
32:19 Devro (DVO)
39:22 National World (NWOR)
49:55 The government bond market

PIWORLD videos are for information, education and interest only. They do not constitute any kind of recommendation to buy a share in any company mentioned, do your own research.

Richard's background in his own words:

My interest in the London stock market came about in the early 80’s – working over the summer holidays whilst at college, as a post boy – leading to being somewhat of a gofer for a man called Zimmerman, who help build Mercury Asset Management in the 1980s. The taste of the moving parts of the City gave me my first real joy of City life – and I loved it.

1986 – joined Lazard Brothers (via the back door) as a Trust Accountant, valuing and doing the daily book-keeping for investment trusts/unit trusts. Had my chance to move to the front office in 1988 as an assistant fund manager on the bond the international desks. Met my first real mentor John Innes, helping to manage and win major international global accounts – flying around the world in my mid 20’s.

Realised the real way to learn the skills needed to manage money was via mentors – very good ones. My real passion is to manage money invested directly in stocks and shares – where I saw the excitement and thrills – and having the belief I could make serious money. Passed my analyst and other professional exams then had the chance to join a real modern-day investment legend – Richard Smith – becoming his no.2 on the Lazard UK Small Companies desk. Over the following 5 years gained the opportunity to build the investment style foundation stones – I still follow today.

The importance of skilled mentors – is the real key to the success of any young professional – especially in the investment world. True 30 years ago – true today.

1997 – left Lazard to join the sell-side (stockbroking), Chaterhouse - specialising in small and mid-cap UK companies. An amazing experience, helping to take a mid-ranking firm to No1.

2001 – sold my soul to Merill Lynch.

2005 – returned to the buy-side with Cazenove to help run the UK-focused hedge funds – mixing my stock-picking skills to their business cycle style. Ended up with about £1.5billion of funds to manage and becoming one of the most successful performing UK hedge funds in the UK in that period, especially the GFC.

2010 – left Cazenove to join Trium – a private family wealth office – managing our own money – no clients – simply an absolute returned focused approach. Long – short. And both short and long-term objectives and managing my own pa. money alongside.

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The Panoply (TPX) full-year 2021 results presentation

The Panoply FY21 results presentation by Neal Gandhi, CEO and Oliver Rigby, CFO. An excellent year. Highlights include having welcomed three quality businesses into the Group, delivering 19% organic revenue growth, very strong cash conversion and having made substantial progress against ESG targets.

Trading momentum has accelerated further into the current year, and they have signed c £18.6m in new contracts in Q1 FY2022. They expect revenue and EBITDA for FY22 to be significantly ahead of current market expectations and to deliver analysts' expectations for FY23 a full year early.

Neal Gandhi, CEO
00:18 – Introduction & Agenda
00:46 – 2021 in Overview
02:52 – Covid-19 – Playing Our Part
05:57 – Our Impact
07:43 – Our Market
08:22 – Organic Growth
09:27 – Acquisitive Growth

Oliver Rigby, CFO
11:27 – Financial Results
13:27 – ESG Results
15:53 – Our Commercial Vision for 2023
17:37 – Our ESG Vision for 2023
18:30 – Financial Graphs
20:10 – Statutory P&L

Neal Gandhi, CEO
22:36 – Business Overview & Outlook

Neal Gandhi, CEO
Oliver Rigby, CFO
31:21 – Q&A

Neal Gandhi, CEO
39:14 – Closing Remarks

The Panoply Holdings PLC is a United Kingdom-based technology-enabled services company. The Company is focused on digital transformation. The Company's segments include Consulting and innovation, Software development and Automation. The Consulting and innovation services include strategy consulting and service design. The Software development services include digital transformation, technical software development, cloud-based services and information technology (IT) implementation. The Automation services include automation, robotics, chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI). The Company's subsidiaries include Bene Agere Norden AS, Manifesto Digital Limited, Questers Resourcing Limited, iDisrupted Limited and Greenshoot Labs Limited. Bene Agere Norden AS is a strategic and management consultancy with a focus on digital transformation. Manifesto Digital Limited is a digital experience agency.

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Headlam Group (HEAD) Capital Markets Day July 2021

The Capital Markets Day of Headlam, Europe's leading floorcoverings distributor, at its distribution centre in Ipswich. Hosted by the Directors of Headlam, and featuring presentations from managers responsible for projects under the Company's Operational Improvement Programme delivering revenue growth opportunities and cost improvements. It includes a tour of the Ipswich facility.

Steve Wilson, CEO
00:16 – Introduction

Adrian Harris, Managing Director, UK
02:39 - Agenda
05:05 – The UK Opportunity
17:15 – Operational Improvement Program

Iain Lennard, Sales Development Director, UK
22:17 – Introduction
23:34 – Sales Force Effectiveness

Farren Murphy, Commercial Director, National Carpets
26:22 – Introduction
27:41 – Multiple Retailers

Iain Lennard, Sales Development Director, UK
37:03 – Multiple Retailers - Continued

Ian Crick, Trade Counter Program
42:36 – Introduction
43:43 – The Trade Counter Opportunity

55:08 – Ipswich Distribution Centre Tour

Rob Marsh, Operations Project Manager
57:19 – Introduction
58:03 – Ecommerce & Digital
1:11:46 – Transport Integration

Steve Wilson, CEO
1:20:14 – ESG Strategy
1:28:34 – Conclusion

Headlam Group Plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in the marketing, supply and distribution of a range of floorcovering products. The Company's operations are focused on providing customers, principally independent floorcovering retailers and contractors, with a range of floorcovering products supported by a next day delivery service. The Company operates through 56 operating segments in the United Kingdom and five operating segments in Continental Europe. Each operating segment is a trading operation aligned to the sales, marketing, supply and distribution of floorcovering products. The Company's activities and facilities are located throughout the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Its business in France operates from approximately two distribution centers and over 20 service centers, and the businesses in Switzerland and the Netherlands each operate from a single distribution center.

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The Panoply (TPX) full-year results overview

Neal Gandhi, CEO & Co-Founder, and Oliver Rigby, CFO & Co-Founder, give an overview of The Panoply FY results.  Strong growth with revenue up 62%, 19% organic growth, and a sales order backlog of £39m to be delivered by end March 22.  They outline new targets to achieve 10-15% organic revenue growth per annum and to become a top 20 public sector supplier which means generating annual revenues at or around £200m by 2025.  For the FY2022 both revenue and EBITDA will be significantly ahead of current market expectations and they expect to deliver analysts' expectations for FY2023 a full year early. 

 

Neal Gandhi, CEO & Co-Founder
00:25 Overview of the year

Oliver Rigby, CFO & Co-Founder
02:10 Financial highlights
02:50 ESG results

Neal Gandhi, CEO & Co-Founder
03:22 Progress against strategy with acquisitions and organic growth

Oliver Rigby, CFO & Co-Founder
04:30 Performance against stated targets and new ones established

Neal Gandhi, CEO & Co-Founder
05:37 Current trading in Q1 2022
07:17 What are your key focuses for the period ahead? What does the future hold?

The Panoply Holdings PLC is a United Kingdom-based technology-enabled services company. The Company is focused on digital transformation. The Company's segments include Consulting and innovation, Software development and Automation. The Consulting and innovation services include strategy consulting and service design. The Software development services include digital transformation, technical software development, cloud-based services and information technology (IT) implementation. The Automation services include automation, robotics, chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI). The Company's subsidiaries include Bene Agere Norden AS, Manifesto Digital Limited, Questers Resourcing Limited, iDisrupted Limited and Greenshoot Labs Limited. Bene Agere Norden AS is a strategic and management consultancy with a focus on digital transformation. Manifesto Digital Limited is a digital experience agency.

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Stuart Widdowson, Managing Partner of Odyssean Capital is looking to double the client’s money every five years. Here he outlines how he achieves that, and what he’s looking for in the companies in which he invests, using the best of private and public equity investing styles. Odyssean runs a concentrated portfolio focussing on smaller companies.

00:37 Stuart’s background
01:27 How did the Odyssean IT come about?
04:37 What return are you looking to achieve?
06:00 Public equity v private equity investing
08:35 Attributes Stuart looks for in companies in which he invests
11:20 What are private equity & trade buyers looking for?
13:09 Flowtech Fluidpower (FLO)
17:05 How do you realise the potential in companies? SDL (SDL/RWS).
21:00 Which companies in your portfolio are most likely to have a bid approach? Attributes private equity doesn’t like?
22:20 Elementis (ELM)
26:40 Where do your ideas come from?
27:37 How long do you spend researching an idea? What are the catalysts for buying?
28:40 Xaar (XAR)
31:28 How much do you look at what other fund managers are doing?
32:42 Clinigen (CLIN) & its profit warning
36:48 Which holdings are you most excited about? Chemring (CHG)
38:30 Sector selection: healthcare Spire Healthcare (SPI) and Vectura (VEC)
42:53 Inflation & how can investors plan for it?

Stuart is the Managing Partner of Odyssean Capital, which he founded in 2017. He has spent the last 18 years investing in public and private UK small and mid-size corporates and a further two years providing investment advice in the same field.

Prior to founding Odyssean, he was a Director and fund manager at GVQ Investment Management. In 2009, he became lead fund manager of Strategic Equity Capital plc. Over the following 7 years, was instrumental in driving a turnaround in the performance and fortunes of this closed-ended fund.

Stuart began his career as a strategy consultant undertaking commercial due diligence and strategy projects for private equity and corporate clients. In 2001 he joined HgCapital and spent five years executing small and mid-cap leveraged buyouts in the UK and Germany, including working on a number of public to private transactions of UK quoted companies.

http://www.odysseancapital.com/

Odyssean Investment Trust: http://www.oitplc.com/

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