And one other 15 Norwegian shares chosen from my Google Sheets random quantity operate.This time just one “watch” candidate and never even a powerful oe. C’mon Norway, you are able to do higher !!!
31. KMC Properties
Because the title signifies, this 212 mn EUR market cap firm (IPO in 2021) is energetic in property. They concentrate on industrial and logistics property that appears to develop rapidly via purchases. The share value hasn’t finished a lot because the IPO and appears to tarde near NAV . “Cross”.
Argeo is an 8 mn EUR market cap firm that was IPOed in 2021. The corporate is energetic in fancy sounding seismic evaluation actions. Sadly, the flamboyant know-how doesn’t translate in earnings however growing losses. The inventory misplaced greater than -75% from the IPO and the corporate simply needed to challenge new shares. “Cross”.
33. Hexagon Purus
Hexagon Purus ASA, a 520 mn EUR market cap inventory appears like an “Vitality transation dream”: Accroding to the Euronext web page, the corporate “is specialised within the manufacture and advertising of Sort 4 composite tanks for top strain hydrogen storage. The group additionally manufactures battery packs, electrical drive methods, elements and battery methods for electrical and hybrid automobiles.”
The corporate is rising quickly, however loss making and elevated its capital in 2022. The corporate is a Spin-off of Hexagon Composites and was listed in 2020.
Hexagon is clearly a Hydrogen play with a spotlight of containers. Because the intitially hyped Hydrogen street transport appears extra like a distinct segment, the share prcie has suffered after the intitial exitment:
Alternatively, the corporate has actual merchandise and a powerful order guide, however money is clearly a difficulty. Regardless of the one way or the other shaky funds, I’ll put hem on “watch” as that is clearly one of many extra attention-grabbing Hydrogen performs obtainable.
Endur is an 84 mn EUR market cap firm that describes itself as “a number one provider of development and upkeep initiatives and companies for marine infrastructure, together with amenities for land-based aquaculture, quays, harbours, dams, bridges and different specialised concrete and metal initiatives”.
As a development firm, margins are very low and the share value deosn’t look fairly. “Cross”.
35. Sparebanken Ost
Sparebanken Ost is one in every of a number of regional financial savings banks with a market cap of 93 mn EUR. ROE is tremendous low, P/E at 12x and a 5% dividend yield. I don’t know if and the way these Sparebanken belong collectively. “Cross”.
Photocure is a 272 mn EUR market cap “specialty pharmaceutical” firm that has developed some remedies as an example in opposition to bladder most cancers. The therapy appears to be a mix of a drug and particular gentle.
The corporate has precise gross sales and appears to be at the very least from a cashflow perspevtive break even. Nonetheless, for me it’s virtually unattainable to grasp the potential and future improvement of this enterprise mannequin, subsequently I’ll “cross”.
ECIT is a 238 mn market cap firm that’s ” specialised in outsourced enterprise course of companies. The corporate presents firms accounting administration, IT outsourcing, information internet hosting and safety, digital archiving of paperwork and automation of varied duties”.
ECIT is a 2021 classic IPO and, aside from many different 2021 IPO’s, trades near the IPO value. At round 39x P/E, the corporate appears costly in comparison with their comparatively weak margins.
I’m additionally unsure if AI (GPT-3) is a blessing for these form of companies or an actual Risk. Subsequently I’ll “cross”.
Kitron “manufactures and assembles digital methods and subsystems, from design, engineering, prototyping, testing to logistics administration, upkeep, restore and redesign of merchandise” and has a market cap of 514 mn EUR.
The inventory doesn’t appear to be costly at round 16x P/E, EBIT margins are solely ~6%, however returns on capital are fairly OK. The corporate has been rising properly over the previous years and they aim 10% progress going ahead with 8% EBIT margins for the following 5 years. Nonetheless, it doesn’t seem like one thing that I perceive properly and subsequently I’ll “cross”.
Polight is a 92 mn EUR market cap firm that “develops optical lens for shopper gadgets and industrial purposes. Its lens replicates the lens of the human eye enabling the implementation of autofocus features for varied purposes. “
The corporate has been loss making for the previous 7 years and steadily points newshares. “Cross”.
40. Sage Pure
Saga Pure is a 78 mn EUR “funding firm specialised in fairness investments in firms working within the manufacturing and transportation of crude oil, actual property and inventory markets”.
Wanting on the present portfolio, the main target appears to be on Hydrogen associated investments, a few of them listed. For some causes, the CEO simply stepped down in mid-December and the corporate referred to as of a particular shareholder assembly, which is usually a foul signal. “Cross”.
41. Self Storage Group
Self Storage Group is a 216 mn EUR market cap firm that provides self storage amenities within the nordics. As with virtually all actual property firms, I discover it tremendous exhausting to guage. I even have little or no insights into this subsection of the property enterprise, subsequently I’ll “cross”.
42. Jaren Sparebanken
Jaren is one other, 110 mn EUR market cap native financial savings financial institution. The corporate trades at 11,5x P/E and 0,5x guide worth, however ROE is tremendous low at 4,5%. “Cross”.
Scana is a forty five mn EUR market cap offshore companies firm. The inventory has been hibernating for a very long time earlier than going up in mid 2020 and since then went again down once more. Enterprise appears to have picked up via an acquisition in 2022 and particularly the reneabe vitality enterprise appears to develop. Alternatively, the corporate is loss making. “Cross”.
44. Child AS
Child is a 267 mn EUR market cap house textile retailer within the Nordics that operates round 200 shops. As different retailers, the valuation at 12x P/E is average. The corporate has been grwoing strongly over the past 10 years, with gross sales up ~3x and EPS virtually 10x.
Nonetheless, 2022 turned out to be fairly difficult, with EBITDA down virtually -50% in Q3. The inventory had an ideal run in the course of the pandemic:
To me it isn’t clear how this “pandemiic lottery winner” will do in an surroundings like at present. The current drop in revenue clearly signifies some bigger troubls. As I like to remain out of hassle, I’ll “cross”.
45. Grieg Seafood
Grieg is an 810 mn EUR market cap fish farming firm that farms Atlantic Salmon. They appear to be energetic in Norway and Canada.
At a primary look, Slamon farming appears like a risky enterprise. with margins oscillating between -10 and +30% over the previous 10-15 years:
This ends in a really risky chart as we will see on this graph:
From a low of ~4 NOk/share, Grieg elevated by virtually 40x till early 2022 earlier than then dropping by -50% inside a couple of weeks. Grieg appears to be hit by the shock “Seafood Tax” from the Norwegian Authorities, which appears to elucidate the drop to a sure extent.
Salmon costs seemt o be fairly excessive for the time being and administration is optimistic. I’ve very restricted expereince with these form of companies, however in my expertise, caclical shares shouldn’t be purchased when issues look good and the shares look low cost, reasonably on the contrary. Subsequently, I’ll “cross”.