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HomeValue InvestingHalf yr portfolio firm evaluate 2022 – Half 1.

Half yr portfolio firm evaluate 2022 – Half 1.


Readers of my weblog know that I’m not an enormous fan of doing “promote facet” model quarterly updates on my portfolio corporations. Fairly a couple of of my holdings don’t even report quarterly.

However, particularly in occasions like this with fast-paced basic adjustments, solely wanting on the holdings every year is perhaps not sufficient particularly for these positions the place my funding horizon is shorter and the place I’ve not but construct up long run confidence.

Due to this fact I’ll begin with half yr updates to be able to a minimum of have a look at all my portfolio corporations in a scientific means as soon as throughout the yr. On this installment I’ve chosen the bigger positions first with a couple of exceptions.

  1. Admiral

Admiral reported a stable set of numbers for the primary 6 months. Internet earnings is barely forward of my estimates with a run price of round 1,34 GBP EPS vs. 1,2. Apparently, no particular reserve strengthening appears to have been needed. The inventory market appears to have been positively shocked. Even after the current restoration, the inventory trades beneath 10x P/E for 2022. 

Principal surprises for me from the 6M presentation: The FCA reform to disallow incentives for brand spanking new prospects will increase retention considerably which over time ought to translate to decrease buyer acquisition price. 

Adverse: Expense ratio is creeping up from 16% in 2016 to twenty% in 2021 (web page 44). I have to dig deeper into this.

2. Sixt vz

Sixt has launched incredible numbers for the primary 6M. Gross sales up +60%, working earnings uü +68%. With 3,41 EUR per share for 6M, the corporate is on monitor for earnings over 7 EUR per share and a single digit P/E for the pref shares for 2022. The shares reacted negatively to this, perhaps as a result of some consultants anticipated much more ? Sixt often guides cautiously. In any case, a single digit P/E for such a stable firm could be very low-cost. From some feedback I learn that analysts are cautious for 2023. In fact, progress like this can not proceed, however I do assume that particularly the Pref shares are considerably undervalued.

3. Meier Tobler

Additionally Meier Tobler confirmed very sturdy 6M numbers, EBITDA was 10% increased than the revised steerage in June. EBITDA margins at 8,5% are already above the extent of my goal for 2025 (8%). Regardless of the sturdy efficiency, the inventory nonetheless seems to be low-cost. The difficulty after all is how sustainable these earnings are, as there may be important tailwind from the excessive gasoline costs but in addition from the warmth wave as Air situation is in excessive demand as nicely.

On the damaging facet, Debt has elevated barely within the first 6M, I assume they needed to improve stock considerably. As well as, the very worthwhile service enterprise just isn’t rising, as warmth pumps appear to require much less on website upkeep.

Because the share worth may attain my goal worth vary quickly (35-45 CHF) I have to make up my thoughts if I take some earnings off the desk. 

4. G. Perrier

G. Perrier publishes its full 6M report fairly late. Nevertheless 6M gross sales numbers look very encouraging, with gross sales up +26% yoy, thereof ~10% natural progress. Full yr steerage is as at all times very conservative.  It will likely be very attention-grabbing to see how worthwhile the brand new enterprise section will probably be. 

5. GTT

As anticipated, precise earnings for GTT went down in comparison with 2021. Additionally the outlook for 2022 has been decreased on account of delays in shipbuilding and Russia publicity. On the plus facet nevertheless, the order ebook is exploding, with greater than 80 orders, greater than within the full yr of 2021. These orders will solely translate into revenues from 2024 however the market appears to cost in that GTT can have a really optimistic basic growth for the subsequent 3-5 years. In keeping with TIKR, EPS is estimated to be ~8 EUR per share in 2025 in comparison with 3,22 for 2022.

The query will probably be how far I’ll journey this inventory. It’s clearly extra a particular state of affairs than a long run guess and naturally based mostly on present earnings the inventory s costly. Nevertheless the enterprise mannequin is admittedly distinctive that it has this extraordinarily clear visibility how the subsequent 3-5 years will appear like.

6. TFF Group

TFF has reported full yr outcomes for 2021/2022 in July. High line elevated by 16%, direvn by the whiskey enterprise (+30%) wheras the wine enterprise solely grew by 4%. Internet earnings was up by nearly 80%, nevertheless this was on account of FX results. Working earnings was roughly steady as they didn’t improve the costs for the wine barrels.

However, i believe within the coming years we’ll see an increasing number of the contribution of the US enterprise they’ve constructed over the earlier years. Nevertheless the very best information is that they’re very bullish for 2022/2023. Topline is anticipated to develop by 20% and profitability ought to improve in parallel, so working revenue ought to go up properly.

I’m holding TFF now for greater than 11 years and I assume I’ll maintain it for some extra time.

7. Thermador

Thermador’s 6M numbers had been stable. Turnover grew by 9,4%, Working earnings by 5,6% and internet earnings by 9,2%. Nevertheless Thermador mentions that they’ve handed on worth will increase in an quantity of 11% to shoppers. The market appears to have anticipated higher numbers because the inventory continued to go down after the discharge finish of July.

On the present valuation of ~10x EV/EBIT, Thermador would slightly be a purchase than a promote. They’ve confirmed to be very resilient and may be capable to do some worth add M&A in case of a recession.

8. Alimentation Couche-Tard

ACT released full yr 2021/2022 numbers in June, Q1 2022/2023 numbers are anticipated for finish of August. Final yr was stable, with High and backside line progress within the low single digits.

Perhaps essentially the most exceptional characteristic is that they repurchased ~1,9 bn CAD in inventory within the FY 2021/2022 on prime of the dividend with out growing the leverage ratio. In fact I remorse not shopping for extra when there was the chance. Today, the inventory appears to be pretty valued with a P/E of ~18 and EV/EBIT of 15 for the present yr.

I’m fairly near my goal return of ~100% and the inventory worth elevated largely due to a number of extension. However, i do like the truth that ACT is an excellent diversifier. Apparently they once more present their plan to “double the corporate” within the subsequent 5 years, nevertheless now greater than a yr is already over.

I feel I might want to do a deeper dive within the subsequent month to see if I’d “re-underwrite” at present ranges.

9. Bouvet ASA

With round 5,6x since my preliminary buy in 2014, Bouvet is clearly my finest performing funding to this point. Nevertheless the corporate remains to be rising sturdy. Q1 2022 has been a “monster” quarter, pushed by progress within the Oil & Gasoline sector. Norway in the mean time is benefiting in the mean time each, from excessive oil and gasoline costs in addition to from a robust transfer into “inexperienced applied sciences” and Bouvet appears to have the ability to benefit from this.

With 21x 2022 P/E, the inventory just isn’t low-cost, but in addition not costly for such a top quality enterprise. I’ve to confess that I’m very desirous to see this one turning into my first 10X, so I’ll maintain this for perhaps not completely rational causes.

10. Schaffner

The newest investor information is an IR presentation from June, the Half yr report (per 30.09.2022) is anticipated for December. The underlying case (5% progress, 10-12% EBIT margins) appears to be intact.

The IR presentation properly explains the enterprise mannequin and the merchandise. Schaffner appears to be the “low upkeep” boring funding that I’ve been searching for.

One of many issues to look out for is that if the sturdy Swiss Frank will influence their enterprise in comparison with European rivals.

11. Aker Horizons

 A whole lot of issues moved at Aker Horizons since I created my preliminary “Vitality Transition basket”. Amongst others, they merged two of their comparatively younger listed subsidiaries (Aker Offshore, Aker Clear Hydrogen) into the larger corporations.

The Q2 investor presentation reveals a whole lot of exercise however it’s form of laborious to trace the precise progress.

As different Aker corporations, they present “NAV” which is predicated on listed costs (Aker Carbon seize) and non-lised (Aker Mainstream). NAV is kind of unchanged from finish of 2021, though this info just isn’t explicitly given, at round 25 NOKs per share.

As talked about initially, Aker Horizon has a extra “enterprise character” and nothing considerably has modified in the meanwhile.

12. Photo voltaic A/S

Photo voltaic issued their Q2 report a couple of days in the past. Since my preliminary purchase determination, the corporate performs nicely with natural progress near 13%, each in Q1 and Q2. EBITDA grew even stronger at a 20% price.

They raised the EBITDA steerage (once more) for 2022. The one damaging is that they’ve elevated inventories considerably which result in damaging working CF however that needs to be a one time results because of the natural progress particularly in worldwide markets.

The corporate trades at 7x EV/EBIT and 8x p/E for 2022. I do not likely perceive why they’re so low-cost. This appears to be an excellent firm and enterprise goes nicely. 

I due to this fact elevated the place from 3% (half) to 4% (2/3).

To be continued ……


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