While H1 was led by the exceptional results in chemicals, Q3 showed the other divisions catching up in Q3, on the back of the higher oil & gas prices and refining margins. With this strong set of results the gearing is at 28%, 23% including signed disposals, and meeting the company’s target of below 30%.
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ADX Energy (ADX AU) C; Target price of A$0.040 per share: 3Q21 results – 3Q21 production in Austria was 275 boe/d, below our forecasts of ~315 boe/d due to well downtime. A well workover programme has started in October to add 100-150 boe/d. The Anshof-1 exploration well is expected to be spudded in December. An updated reserves report is expected in the coming weeks. The green Energy project is on track and engineering, planning and p
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ADX Energy (ADX AU)C; Target of A$0.040 per share: Agreement with major wind power provider is game changing for ADX’s green H2 business – ADX has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Windkraft Simonsfeld (WKS) for the supply of green electricity and the development of a green H2 production and underground storage project in Austria. Definitive agreements are expected to be signed by December. WKS is a major Austria-based Euro
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With the new CEO in position (Alfred Stern, former CEO of Borealis) since the beginning of the month, OMV confirms its focus on petrochemicals and sustainability. While developments in the circular economy (e.g. ReOil project) need time, the emphasis on petrochemicals is already validated by record earnings in H1, with OMV benefiting fully from surging polyolefins prices.
ADX Energy (ADX AU) C: Target of A$0.040 per share: High impact newsflow in 2H21 - 2H21 will be very important for the company with significant upcoming newsflow. In our view, the most meaningful eventis the drilling of the Anshoff well in Austria. We were previously anticipating that the company would need a farm-in partner to fund the well. However, in the context of the current high oil price, >A$4 mm in cash at the end of June and
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The results are very strong (although discounted) and benefit from the surge in polyolefin prices. Polypropylene and polyethylene margins were up more than 45% qoq. The supply is improving in H2, therefore margins are softening but should be higher than in Q1. The gearing level is now at 34%, and is getting closer to the 30% target, and is already at 30% when accounting for the signed divestments.
Arrow Exploration (AXL CN) C; Restarting in Colombia. New team. New focus – Arrow Exploration is a C$7 mm market cap E&P focused on Colombia with 7 mmboe of 2P reserves and ~535 boe/d production. While many of the early stage companies of a decade ago such as GeoPark, Parex,, Canacol or Frontera have become larger independents, the environment for start-ups in Colombia remains fertile and Arrow is one of the few micro cap companies th
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Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC LN)C; Target price of 1.20p per share: Pressing the reset button - BPC announced important management changes with Eytan Uliel becoming CEO and Simon Potter transitioning to a NED role. The company will also change its name to Challenger Energy plc. The strategic focus has not changed with two imminent key appraisal wells due to be drilled in Trinidad and Suriname at a total initial cost of 2x the current share price. Importantly our unrisked N
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The earnings beat comes from the Chemicals & Materials division, with an adjusted EBIT of €442m, up from €210m in Q4, due to the surge in polyolefin prices with a strong demand in the European markets and very tight supply. With this performance, gearing is down to 37% vs 41% in Q4 (excluding the announced divestments) and the group is on track to reach its 30% target by year end, which is the key priority.
Panoro Energy (PEN NO)C: Better deal than expected in EG – Increasing our target price from NOK30 to NOK34 per share – The acquisition of Tullow’s EG asset has now closed and Panoro has paid a final consideration of US$89 mm in line with the initial price announced earlier (US$90 mm). Panoro has also sold a 903 mbbl cargo in EG associated with historical production in 2H20 and 1Q21 for US$59 mm net to Panoro (after royalty). This amount corresponds to Panoro’s net entitlement
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PetroTal (PTAL LN/TAL CN)C; Target Price: £0.50: Successful US$100 mm bond raise opens new horizons – PetroTal has raised ~US$100 mm through a 3 year senior bond issue with a fixed coupon of 12% per year and a borrowing limit of US$125 mm. ~US$20 mm will be used to repay the US$16.6 mm derivative liabilities to Petroperu (formalized in November) and the US$2.9 mm government pandemic loan, while US$20 mm are earmarked to make acquisitions. The balance will be invested in th
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The positive surprise is the 6% increase in the dividend (from €1.75 to €1.85 per share). We were expecting OMV to focus on deleveraging after the Borealis deal. Indeed, the group’s gearing is 41% after the Borealis transaction, way above the 30% target. It seems that management is more confident on the macro environment and on the pace of the divestment programme.
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Panoro Energy (PEN NO)C; Target price of NOK23.00: Delivering production growth in Tunisia – Gross production in Tunisia has averaged 4,850 bbl/d in October, up from ~4,000 bbl/d in 1Q20 following the restart of operational activities in 3Q20. The Guebiba-10 sidetrack has encountered net pay in both the Berino and shallower Douleb reservoirs. Initially bringing the Berino onstream will add a few 100s bbl/d from mid November. There are three other work-overs due in the next few months on the fie
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Results met the consensus, with upstream having a smaller rebound than peers, but a higher downstream. In upstream, the rebound was driven a the stronger oil price, partly offset by lower production and lower realized natural gas prices. The downstream delivered positive results, as OMV confirmed its ability to perform better than peers by leveraging its integration model (e.g. the ability to divert kerosene into petrochemical production).
SDX Energy (SDX LN)C; Target price £0.45 per share: Growing the prize, accelerating drilling - Sales in Morocco are now almost back to pre COVID 19 levels (90%). This is important for cash flow. SDX has now mapped additional prospects on the South Disouq license, resulting in gross prospective resources increasing by 139 bcf to 233 bcf. Drilling in Egypt is being accelerated to start in 2Q21 with two initial wells targeting 165 bcf, including the new Hanut prospect with 139 bcf gross prospective
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Phoenix copper today announces an update on its deep drilling program below the proposed Empire oxide open pit resource and into the deeper sulphide zone. Phoenix is roughly 1/4 the way through a 4,500m drilling programme and has once again shown that high-grade zones of copper, zinc and lead sulphide mineralisation exist, nearly always associated with gold and/or silver and often with elevated concentrations of tungsten and molybdenum.
Companies: Phoenix Copper Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Friday's market sell off saw some violent downward moves in many stocks with little initial differentiation between sectors or the key drivers of businesses, creating significant share price drops in a number of higher quality or uncorrelated names. We take a look at some stocks we believe have either seen an unwarranted sell-off, have seen weakness go under the radar or where there is now a more attractive opportunity.
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Across a broader market sell off EQTEC have shown resilience and is trading at 1.55p, above its placing in May, up 25% from one month ago.
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Trinistar Liverpool S.a r.L announces its potential listing of a newly formed single asset company which will own the Capital Building in Liverpool on the IPSX. Upon admission the Company would become a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Capital Building occupies close to a 3.5 acre freehold site in the centre of Liverpool’s business district; the building comprises c425,000 square feet of predominantly of
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AfriTin Mining Limited (ATM) is one of only three listed tin producers in Western markets. It has a large (820km2) land package in Namibia comprising 5 prospective licenses of which the Uis mine is the most advanced and already in production. Near term growth is being delivered with an 80% increase in tin production between 2022 and 2024. However, this is only scratching the surface and there are more than conceptual plans being fo
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SolGold (“SOLG”) has published the first partial assay results from its drilling programme at the Varela target on the Rio Amarillo concession, 35km from the flagship Cascabel project. Hole 1 has been assayed to a depth of 1,052m, revealing an intercept of 72m @ 2.16 g/t Au from 639.7m, including 24m @ 5.77 g/t Au. More interestingly assay results are pending from 1,052m to 1,708.1m (EOH) where free gold and porphyry mineralisation have been identified. Intersections of porphyry style mineralisa
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West Newton planning update
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Harland & Wolff (H&W) has raised £8.2m gross through a placing and PrimaryBid at 20p to secure its next stage of growth. Over the past two years, H&W has acquired a series of strategically important assets across the UK, and is proceeding to convert its pipeline opportunities into contracts. The positive recent announcement that DAERA would award the full marine licence for Islandmagee represents a significant milestone in allowing H&W to monetise this asset, with management estimating that sale
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Trinity has received FDP approval from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) for the Phase 1 development of the Galeota licence. The submitted development plan has the potential to add additional peak production of c4,000 bopd; however more recent modelling suggests that intra-year peak production could be significantly higher, up to 7,000 bopd. Whilst the current development concept comprises the installation of a low-cost eight well platform (Echo), we note that Trinity is also w
Companies: Trinity Exploration & Production Plc
European gas prices are never far away from the headlines at the moment, although Parkmead’s results to end-June did not capture this surge in prices – that is yet to come. Parkmead is well placed to benefit from the current strength in European gas prices, while the potential for another commodity super-cycle suggests there is further progress to come on its major GPA oil project. A strong net cash position also puts it in the driving seat for potential acquisitions.
Companies: Parkmead Group PLC
Shanta Gold (AIM: SHG), the East Africa-focused gold producer has today announced a drilling update on its West Kenya Project (WKP) based on its Phase 2 drilling program which aims to infill 17 modelled zones across both Isulu and Bushiangala deposits up to 450-500m below surface. The Company has also reported drilling results from a regional exploration target, Ramula, where assays have been received from the first of 12 holes drilled, as part of the resource drill-out programme, totalling 451m
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Savannah Energy’s shares have been suspended since 2 June when it announced the reverse takeover of ExxonMobil’s Chad and Cameroon oil business. Investors have been frustrated by this long suspension but, nevertheless, Savannah has delivered a positive financial and operating update that demonstrates its core Nigerian gas business is performing strongly, with 2P reserves upgraded by 27% and FY21 guidance reiterated. The maximum six-month suspension of the shares comes to an end soon and we shoul
Companies: Savannah Energy Plc
Last week, as part of Diversified's Capital Markets Day, CEO Rusty Hutson and the Diversified senior leadership team provided investors with an in-depth overview of the Company's strategy and operations, with a specific focus on the Company's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Some of the key takeaways include US$15m of additional investment from 2022 on emission reduction activities and equipment. Mid-term plans (2023-2026) include plans to curb Scope 1 methane emissions in
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Q3 2021 results
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Atlantic Lithium* (ALL LN) – Shareholders approve demerger of gold assets
Castillo Copper (CCZ LN) – Extension of options to acquire the Litchfield and Picasso lithium projects
Cornish Lithium (Private) – $18m funding package secured from TechMet
Hochschild (HOC LN) – Shares rise as government appears to back away from closure plans
Hummingbird Resources (HUM LN) – Updated mineral reserves extend Yanoflila LOM and delivers maiden estimate at Kouroussa
Phoenix Copper* (PXC LN) – Deep drilli
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