Reporting Season Road Map: 19 August 2019

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Andrew Tang
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By Andrew Tang
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Analyst - Equity Strategy
Date posted:
19 August 2019, 2:10 PM
Sectors Covered:
Equity Strategy and Quant

Following our assessment of results and market announcements, here are our three top picks for today (Monday 19 August 2019):

Baby Bunting Group (BBN) – Baby what a big surprise...

BBN's FY19 result was c12.6% above our NPAT forecast and +58% on pcp. FY20 guidance is for EBITDA growth of 25-36% and NPAT growth of 30-42% (excl. AASB16 impact). We upgrade our EPS forecasts by 13-15%.

Strong top-line growth will continue over years to come due to footprint growth (c10%) and solid LFLs as the group continues to take share. This growth converts at a much higher EBITDA rate given the GM upside and opex leverage to come.

It's difficult to get anything even close to the quantum and duration of BBN's growth profile in the retail sector (or industrials).

At 17x PE/4.1% yield and a 22% 3-yr EPS growth profile we retain our Add recommendation. Morgans clients can login to view our share price target and detailed research note.

Smartgroup Corporation (SIQ) – Resilient results

SIQ delivered 1H19 NPATA of A$40.5m (+5.3% on the pcp; +2.4% on 2H18); EPS +4.4%; and DPS +5% (a special dividend of 20c was also paid in the period). Top line growth of 1.9% (ex-acquisitions) was slightly better than expected, with demand proving resilient against a weaker consumer backdrop.

No formal outlook statements were provided. We expect organic growth to remain relatively subdued near-term (2H19F EBITDA growth of 3.7% on pcp). Strong cash flow generation and gearing at ~0.3x EBITDA provide solid 'optionality' for inorganic growth or capital management medium-term.

Near-term earnings declines or meaningful outer-year downgrades appear lower risk post SIQ's 1H19 result. SIQ's valuation (14.4x FY19F and 13.6x FY20F) is relatively undemanding (vs 16x med-term average), reflective of the lower organic growth profile.

However, in our view there is upside risk over the next 12-18 months from potential acquisitions or capital management and we upgrade to Add. Morgans clients can login to view our share price target and detailed research note.

Jumbo Interactive (JIN) – Powering along

JIN exceeded guidance and market expectations with an impressive FY19 result. All key metrics are trending higher and the business has substantial cash surplus to operating requirements, some of which we expect to be returned to investors.

We believe the market has misunderstood the way the company calculates average customer spend and this resulted in the sharp price fall post result. The business is very well-placed heading into FY20 and with mid-20% EPS CAGR forecast over the next three years, we retain an Add rating.

Morgans clients can login to view our share price target and detailed research note.

More information

Morgans clients can access further analysis in our latest reports on Baby Bunting, Smartgroup and Jumbo Interactive. Alternatively, please contact your nearest Morgans office for access.

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