CML's pre-close trading update for the six-months to 30 September 2021 reports continued positive momentum that was evident in the business at the end of F2021. CML intends to publish H1 F2022E results on Tuesday 24 November 2021.
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Exactly one year ago, the FTSE 100 closed at 5,862, having fallen 100 points on the day, the lowest point since mid-May 2020, due in part, to the strength of sterling vs US$ at $1.34. One year on, the FTSE 100 has risen to 7,119, a rise of 21%, it remains 7% below the peak in January 2020. From an international viewpoint, US and European markets continue to trade at record highs. The US Federal Reserve is close to withdrawing some of its economic support this year as inflation picks up and the e
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The attached report takes an in-depth look at the new CML, a leading specialist provider of application-specific semiconductors for wireless communications, with core competencies in mixed-signal RF and big digital design, supported by a world class production and distribution platform.
What a difference a year makes - 12 months ago, the focus, quite understandably, was on the course of the pandemic and the lifting of the Lockdown (1) measures. For investors, it was the sustainability of the rally in markets seen since March 2020. Today, while we are still thinking about the lifting of lockdown measures, we are also concerned about two “old favourites” from previous decades. Inflation and the parlous state of public finances. The BoE has said that although CPI inflation rose to
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CML released its full year results for the period ended 31 March 2021. Total revenue for communications is down y/y by 16.7% to £12.5m (F2020: £14.96m), reflecting regional challenges associated with COVID-19 lockdowns, uncertainties related to the China/US trade dispute, and shortages in the overall semiconductor market. Profit after tax totalled £0.8m or £0.048/share diluted from continuing operations. Profit including discontinued operations was £23.6m or £1.41/share fully diluted.
Following on from the disposal of Hyperstone, in February 2021, and the associated return of c. £8.3m (50p per share) to shareholders, CML has transformed itself into a pure play on the much larger industrial global communications market, which represents a high-growth opportunity with notable secular demand drivers. An exciting new dawn thus begins; one that is seeing CML accelerate its strategy of growing customer share and expanding the customer base. In this note, we are reintroducing estim
The UK market showed a continued recovery in the first quarter albeit the indices are still well short of their all-time peaks, unlike many of their international peers. The FTSE 100 has risen by 1,186 points (21.4%) since the end of October and the FTSE 250 by 4,304 points (25.0%). The comparable performance since the start of the year is less spectacular- the FTSE 100 has risen by 253 points (3.9%) and the FTSE 250 has risen by 1,070 points (5.0%). The factors behind the sustained rally are fa
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CML has issued a trading update for 1 October 2020 to 18 March 2021.
The Budget offered a clear picture of the state of the economy. Put simply, the economy will be 3% smaller in three years’ time than it would have been without the impact of the pandemic. However, it is forecast to return to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2022, six months earlier than previously thought. The OBR forecasts that the UK economy will grow by 4.1% in 2021, (lower than the 5.5% outlined in November 2020). It has set its GDP forecasts in 2022, 2023 and 2024 at 7.3%, 1.7% and 1.6%. Positive
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CML has announced the return of £8.28m (~US$11.6m) to shareholders in the form of a return of capital.
We highlighted last month the (first) Santa Rally arrived early (unlike some other festive gifts). The second Claus(e) relief rally was prompted by the agreement between the European Commission and the UK on its future cooperation with the EU. Markets also reacted positively to the $900bn stimulus package agreed in the US. While the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices rose by 1.6% and 1.7% respectively on the first trading day after the holiday and the FTSE 100 has recovered 28% from its low point in
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CML has entered a definitive agreement with Swissbit, a specialist producer of industrial-grade data-storage and embedded IoT solutions to divest Hyperstone for US$49m in cash. The transaction is expected to close during the early part of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
H1F21, impacted by the COVID pandemic, created mixed trading conditions across CML's end-markets, particularly when combined with continuing industry headwinds. However, with solid sales and new orders in Storage markets and a growing product portfolio in Communications markets, supported by a clear strategy focused on enhanced capabilities and internal expertise to increase the size of the addressable market; strong proprietary IP and respected quality/reliability of technology; and continued i
Trading update from 1 April to 30 September 2020: CML reported that market conditions reported in July 2020 have continued through to the end of September 2020. That is, sustained healthy market conditions for the Storage markets, with sales and new order intake ahead of that reported in the prior year period. This strong performance has still been tempered by challenging conditions in the Communications markets.
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The group continues to experience strong underlying market conditions, with some supply chain shortages and transport constraints causing price rises. These issues are not expected to improve in the short term, but the group is confident of progress and results are anticipated to be in line with expectations. No change to forecasts. We retain our price target of 315p, which still offers good upside despite the strong outperformance by the shares over the year. The shares remain attractive on a s
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