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  -1.50 -1.16% 128.00 287,524 16:35:24
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Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 0.73 28.24 7.63 16.8 521
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03/12/2020
08:20
Bluefield Solar Income Daily Update: Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited is listed in the Equity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BSIF. The last closing price for Bluefield Solar Income was 129.50p.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited has a 4 week average price of 126.50p and a 12 week average price of 126.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 145.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 105p.
There are currently 406,999,622 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 802,059 shares. The market capitalisation of Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited is £520,959,516.16.
20/11/2020
12:39
masurenguy: I agree. Existing retail shareholders should also have been given the opportunity to add at that price. Sadly, many of these companies only focus their attention on the big institutions. I understand why that is often the case, but the unequal distribution of benefits in this context is one of the negative consequences of modern capitalism
20/11/2020
07:11
masurenguy: 20 November 2020 Result of Placing Further to the announcement dated 16 November 2020 the Board of Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited is pleased to announce the successful placing of new ordinary shares. A total of 36,500,000 new ordinary shares (the "Placing Shares") have been placed, subject to Admission and on the other terms and conditions set out in the Appendix to the announcement made on 16 November 2020, by Numis Securities Limited ("Numis") at a price of 124p per share, raising gross proceeds of approximately £45m. The Placing Shares represent approximately 9.99% of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company prior to the Placing. The Placing was over-subscribed and accordingly it has been necessary to scale back applications. All Placing Shares issued pursuant to the Placing will, when issued and fully paid, confer the right to receive all dividends or other distributions made, paid or declared, if any, by reference to a record date after the date of their issue. Application has been made for the Placing Shares to be admitted to the premium segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange. It is expected that Admission will take place at 8.00am on 24 November 2020 (or such later date as may be agreed between the Company and Numis). Following Admission, the number of ordinary shares that the Company has in issue will be 406,999,622 and this figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company, under the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. John Rennocks, Chairman of the Company, commented "We are delighted with the success of this significantly oversubscribed placing, the first fundraise undertaken by Bluefield Solar since we broadened the investment mandate earlier this year. It places the Company in a strong position to continue with its growth plans in 2021 and we thank our shareholders for their support."
16/11/2020
09:01
mikealig: Depends how you look at it really. Members of the public including existing shareholders are not eligible but it may bring the current share price down even further than it has already this morning, so could be an opportunity to top up. It has been a very reliable dividend payer so the drop may be short-lived. All IMHO
16/11/2020
07:13
masurenguy: 16 November 2020 Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited Placing to raise up to approximately £45m The Company is pleased to announce a proposed placing of new ordinary shares of no par value in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") (the "Placing Shares") (the "Placing") at a price of 124p per Placing Share (the "Placing Price"), with the intention of raising a target of approximately £45m to repay the drawn revolving credit facility. Numis Securities Ltd ("Numis"), the Company's corporate broker, is acting as placing agent to the Company in respect of the Placing. The Placing is not being underwritten. Background to the Placing The Company currently holds an operational portfolio of 105PV plants (consisting of 64 large-scale sites, 39 microsites and 2 rooftop sites) with a total capacity of 543 MegaWatt peak ("MWp"). The portfolio displays strong diversity through geographical variety, a range of proven PV technologies and infrastructure (arising from the solar PV farms having been constructed by a number of experienced solar contractors) and a blend of asset sizes with capacities ranging from micro-sites to substantial utility-scale solar farms (including two plants at c.50MWp).The Company has recently successfully completed a material acquisition of a UK-based portfolio of 15 plants with a total installed capacity of 64.2MWp for an initial cash consideration of £106.6m (including working capital) with deferred consideration of up to £2.1m, contingent on securing asset life extensions. This transaction was financed through increased debt facilities and resulted in the total outstanding debt of the Company and its group (the "Group") increasing to £328.2m which includes £44.1m drawn on a revolving credit facility. This figure represents 43.1% of gross asset value ("GAV") which is in line with the board of directors of the Company's target long term leverage of 40-50% of GAV. As a consequence, in order not to exceed the target leverage, any future material acquisitions would require the Company to issue further equity to either finance acquisitions directly or to reduce debt to provide the capacity and flexibility for future acquisitions. In keeping with the objective of the Company's investment adviser, Bluefield Partners LLP (the "Investment Adviser"), to deliver value and return accretive acquisition opportunities to the Company, the Investment Adviser continues to evaluate a significant number of acquisition opportunities, which includes both subsidised portfolios as well as a small number of ready to build subsidy free assets Details of the Placing The Placing Shares issued pursuant to the Placing will be issued at the Placing Price, being 124p each. The Placing Price represents a premium of approximately 8.3%. to the last published unaudited net asset value as at 30 September 2020 (after deducting the FY20/21 fourth interim dividend paid on 28 October 2020) and a discount of approximately 7.1%. to the closing share price on 13 November 2020. The size of the Placing will be determined at the absolute discretion of the Company and Numis. The maximum number of Placing Shares available under the Placing is 36,500,000, representing approximately 9.9%. of the current issued share capital of the Company. The maximum number of Placing Shares available to be issued should not be taken as an indication of the actual number of Placing Shares that will be issued, which will be determined at the close of the Placing, expected to be on 19 November 2020. The Placing is available to Qualified Investors (as defined in the Terms and Conditions appended to this Announcement), who are invited to apply for Placing Shares through Numis on the contact details below. Whilst the Placing will be non-pre-emptive, in making its allocation decision, Numis (in consultation with the Company and the Investment Adviser) will take into account applications for Placing Shares from existing shareholders with a view to giving these priority over other investors, where applicable, and allocating to existing shareholders such number of Placing Shares to enable them to retain their existing percentage holding of Ordinary Shares in the issued share capital Company following the issue of Placing Shares. However, allocation of the Placing Shares remains at the absolute discretion of Numis (in consultation with the Company and the Investment Adviser), and existing shareholders will not be entitled to any minimum allocation of Placing Shares and there can be no guarantee that existing shareholders who apply for Placing Shares in the Placing will receive all or any of the Placing Shares for which they apply because the allocation of Placing Shares shall be determined by Numis (in consultation with the Company and the Investment Adviser) in its absolute discretion and Numis may scale down any Placing Share commitments for this purpose on such basis as it may determine. The expected timetable for the Placing is as follows: 2020 ------------------------- Placing opens 16 November --------------------------------------- ------------------------- Placing closes 5.00 p.m. on 19 November --------------------------------------- ------------------------- Results of Placing announced and trade 20 November date --------------------------------------- ------------------------- Admission of Placing Shares 24 November --------------------------------------- ------------------------- All times and dates are subject to amendment. In particular, the Company and Numis reserve the right to close the Placing at any time. The results of the Placing will be announced shortly thereafter. Following the Placing, application will be made for the Placing Shares to be admitted to listing on the premium segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to be admitted to trading on the premium segment of the main market for listed securities of London Stock Exchange plc (together, "Admission"). Settlement for the Placing Shares and Admission is expected to take place on or before 8.00 a.m. on 24 November 2020. The Placing is conditional, among other things, upon Admission becoming effective and the placing agreement dated 16 November 2020 between the Company, the Investment Adviser and Numis not being terminated prior to Admission. All Placing Shares issued pursuant to the Placing will, when issued and fully paid, confer the right to receive all dividends or other distributions made, paid or declared, if any, by reference to a record date after the date of their issue.
27/10/2020
08:38
masurenguy: RNS Number : 2604D 27 October 2020 Unaudited NAV 30 September 2020 Bluefield Solar (LON: BSIF), announces its net asset value (" NAV ") at 30 September 2020 was £424.3m, or 114.53p per share, compared to the NAV at 30 June 2020 of £433.5m, or 117.01p per share. The 30 September NAV is stated after deducting the FY 20/21 fourth Interim dividend of 2.05p per share announced on 22 September 2020 and which will be paid on 28 October 2020. This equates to a NAV total return for the quarter of 1.3%, including the Q3 dividend paid in the period of 1.95p per share and the Q4 dividend declared of 2.05p per share. The dividend of 2.05p per share to be paid on 28 October 2020 represents the fourth interim dividend in respect of the financial year ending 30 June 2020, resulting in total dividends paid in respect of the 2019/20 financial year of 7.90p per share. As stated in the financial year ('FY') 2020 annual report, the Board has indicated that target dividends for FY 2020/21 are 8.00p per share.
23/9/2020
07:26
masurenguy: Bluefield has to look beyond solar as renewables evolve By Jeremy Gordon 22 Sep, 2020 The managers of Bluefield Solar Income (BSIF) have said the £500m investment company needs to evolve as the energy sector is reshaped by decarbonisation, while they are also mulling an equity raise to deliver on the broader mandate recently backed by shareholders. Last month, Bluefield also made its first major acquisition for three years, buying a 64.2MWp portfolio of 15 solar plants. Acquired for an initial cash outlay of £107m, that increases the total energy generation capacity of the fund to 543MWp. James Armstrong of Bluefield Partners, investment adviser to the closed-end fund, said they were ‘really excited’ by the acquisition, which has a ‘very high’ level of regulated revenues, deriving from guaranteed government subsidies. The manager explained that was a factor they had come to value more as already low power prices in the UK took a fresh hit from plummeting demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Until 2033, the proportion of regulated revenues on the acquired assets is projected to be 66%, compared to 59% for Bluefield’s existing portfolio. The deal was financed by a three-year £110m loan, which increased leverage to around 44% of gross asset value (GAV). That puts gearing at what the managers see as an optimal level, another part of the rationale for the transaction. Beyond solar While the asset’s defensive profile fits the wider portfolio, it also comes as Bluefield Partners keeps an eye on the fund’s evolution. In July, shareholders voted to widen its investment policy beyond solar and delink its dividend policy from inflation. A maximum of 25% of the fund is now allowed to be invested in non-solar assets. In the short term, that is likely to be onshore wind and hydro. As part of that 25% allocation, 10% can be invested in assets outside the UK, although this is intended to facilitate transactions rather than allow for long-term holdings. Dividends were changed from increasing in line with RPI to a progressive policy, rising each year, while the previous policy of paying specials out of excess income was dropped. Having hit the target of 7.9p per share for the last financial year, which ended 30 June, the target for this year is 8p. The board intends to remain the highest dividend payer in the sector on a pence per share basis. The shares yield 5.%. According to annual results, after the costs of long-term debt and including brought forward reserves, the available profits for distribution were 10.13p per share at the end of June, compared to 8.91p in the previous financial year. That also meant dividend reserves rose from 0.6p per share to 2.23p, more than a quarter of the current year’s dividend. Armstrong said the move provided a route for the fund to safeguard its income credentials as the UK’s energy mix shifted. ‘From when we IPO’ed in 2013 to today, the energy market’s very different. It’s going to be far different in seven years’ time and you have to evolve,’ he said. The manager outlined why as more of the UK’s energy was generated by solar and wind – which are by nature somewhat irregular – the strategy would need to change. ‘A consequence of decarbonisation is you’re going to have higher levels of intermittent generation. You’re going to have higher level of intraday and day-forward price volatility,’ he said. ‘So, the market’s going to be far different from boring old baseload stuff.’ Bluefield has three response to that higher variability in the price of electricity. The first is continuing to focus on regulated revenues, which are not affected by fluctuating power prices. The second is for fixing prices ahead at favourable times, using power purchase agreements, or PPAs. That means revenues are less exposed the short-term movements of supply and demand, something Armstrong emphasised was already a focus. The fund has a ‘price confidence level’ of 100% to December 2020 and approximately 82% to June next year over the pricing of its power and subsidy revenue streams, according to the results. The third is investing in energy storage assets, which can exploit daily movements in the power price by buying low and selling high. While the managers feel the investment case is not right currently, longer term, the widening mandate will enable them to capitalise. ‘You need to look at how you play the storage market and that’s why we wanted to have that ability to invest in storage when it’s right,’ said Armstrong. ‘It’s not if storage comes, it’s when, because if it doesn’t happen then renewables don’t work properly for energy systems.’ Growth ambitions The other reason for broadening the investment mandate was growth. To that end, with little cash in the fund and gearing now close to the permitted limit of 50% of GAV, Armstrong agreed that an equity raise at some point was feasible. Bluefield’s shares are currently trading at a 21% premium, according to broker Numis, reflecting high demand. While, as shown by the recent transaction, the managers remain focused on subsidised solar, subsidy-free solar has also been under consideration. The fund has an unsubsidised solar development pipeline in excess of 350MWp, according to the results, through agreements with select developers. Armstrong explained these agreements were varied, but generally gave first right of refusal on the assets. While coronavirus had delayed development and could delay it further, he said next year could see some of these opportunities come to fruition. Total returns for Bluefield’s shareholders over the year ended 30 June were 4.7% compared to negative 15.4% for the FTSE 100, according to the results. To yesterday, shareholder total returns over five years were 81%, compared to the 56% average gain in the Association of Investment Companies’ Renewable Energy Infrastructure sector. https://citywire.co.uk/investment-trust-insider/news
25/3/2020
07:58
masurenguy: RNS Number : 4677H Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited 25 March 2020 Bluefield Solar (LON: BSIF), a sterling income fund that invests in UK-based solar assets, reconfirms its guidance of a full year dividend of 7.90pps for the financial year ending June 2020. This will be fully covered by earnings and post debt amortisation. Based on yesterday's closing share price the dividend yield on the forecast full year dividend was 7.05%. Over 60% of the Company's revenues are regulated and non-correlated to market based power prices, increasing in line with RPI and with an average duration remaining of 15 years. The balance of revenues is derived from the sale of electricity via power purchase agreements (PPAs). The Company has 94% of its revenues contracted until the end of the current financial year, 88% of its revenues contracted until the calendar year end and 77% until the end of the financial year 2021, providing excellent visibility of earnings over the current and next financial year. The PPAs providers are investment grade entities. The Company has no subsidy free assets and no assets are in construction. The Company's current leverage level is 32% (a combination of long term debt and short term credit facility) to Gross Asset Value. All long term debt is fully amortising over an average tenor of 14 years and is without the requirement for refinancing. The debt service cover ratio is over 2.5 times covered. The Company has also drawn GBP44 million from its short-term credit facility and is in place until 30 September 2022 (if the facility's one year extension is exercised by the Company). As indicated in previous announcements the Company's policy of increasing the dividend in line with RPI in future financial years remains under review, especially in light of the recent fall in power prices. https://www.investegate.co.uk/bluefield-solar-inco--bsif-/rns/general-update/202003250700064677H/
30/1/2020
21:49
nimbo1: ‘Shares rise or fall before the market opens based on reaction to news before any trades have been placed’.... watch the opening auctions on L2! For c.10 minutes every morning buys and sells are matched against each other (demand and supply in action - the weight on either side determines the opening price...sentiment impacts the buy side or sell side volume - the supply and demand on either side moves the price - always). That auction happens c7.50 am before the market actually opens - where electronic trading is in play anyway. 1 percent of shares sold in a company if there is no demand for stock because sentiment has been trashed by those articles can easily move the share price down - as we’ve all just witnessed proving demand and supply of stock is always the driver of share prices.
28/1/2020
17:38
nerja: Risky Renewables: now Jefferies questions dividend cover if power prices plunge Renewable infrastructure investment company share prices fell again today as investors continued to respond to yesterday’s bearish note on the sector by analysts at JPMorgan Cazenove and Jefferies analyst Matthew Hose added to investor concern about the impact of falling power prices on the income funds ability to pay covered dividends. Where Cazenove’s Chris Brown focused on the hit to valuations of the six listed renewables funds from declining long-term electricity price forecasts – predicting their net asset values (NAV) could fall by a third on average and their shares, trading at double-digit premiums over NAV, could slump by over 40% - Jefferies’ Hose highlighted the reduction in earnings and dividends this slump could cause. Like Brown, Hose contrasted how Foresight Solar, JLEN Environmental Assets, NextEnergy Solar and Greencoat UK Wind predicted 0.4% to 1% annual real growth after inflation in power prices despite independent forecaster Bloomberg New Energy Finance positing 4% annual declines up until 2040. In a note to investors, Hose said the weakness in power prices could burst a bubble in the shares that had been inflated by the wall of money from ESG (environmental, social, governance) investors last year. Hose believed renewables funds shares, which closed at an average premium of 14% on Monday, could tumble to the low discounts to NAV they stood at in 2015/16 when power prices were also under pressure. Sensitive NAVs This is because his analysis shows a 5% reduction in power price assumptions knocks the NAVs of the different funds by between 2.9% and 5.3% making their high share price ratings even more precarious: NextEnergy Solar (NESF), 9.8% share price premium, -5.3% hit to NAV; Foresight Solar (FSFL), 10.8% premium, -4.4% hit; Bluefield Solar (BSIF), 20% premium, -3.7% hit; Greencoat UK Wind (UKW), 14.4% premium, -3.7% hit Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG), 13.7% premium, -3.5% hit; JLEN Environmental Assets (JLEN), 15% premium, -2.9% hit. But the more pressing risk for income investors, said Hose, was the impact on near-term cash flows as revenues from selling power declined and weakened dividend cover. ‘We see the cover of certain funds as relatively thin and, in some cases, as being supported by fixing/hedging that could eventually roll off into lower realised power prices,’ the analyst said. According to Hose, Greencoat UK Wind has the best dividend cover, with earnings 1.7 times its payouts, in contrast to the other five on multiples of just 1.1 at Bluefield, 1.2 at Foresight and JLEN and 1.3 at NextEnergy and Renewables Infrastructure. Bluefield's dividend challenge Bluefield Solar Income, downgraded to ‘underweight’ by Brown and rated ‘negative̵7; by Hose, was the biggest faller in the group today. Its shares fell 5p or 3.5% to 137.5p after yesterday it announced its first purchase in over three years of three UK solar parks for £13.9m. Today it announced its first quarterly dividend of 1.95p per share for the financial year to 30 June for which it is targeting a total of 7.90p. This will be up from 7.68p last year, although the company, which is unusual in having a policy of paying out all its earnings, topped this up with a special dividend of 0.63p in 2019. Brown questioned the sustainability of Bluefield’s dividend, which is currently linked to the retail prices (RPI) index, a higher measure of inflation than the standard consumer prices (CPI) version. ‘While we share the BSIF board's confidence in the shorter-term outlook for the dividend, if the shorter-term power price remains weak then the average fixed power price would be expected to fall while the dividend target is based on RPI, with only the regulated income [from government ROC subsidies] guaranteed to rise in line with RPI. ‘We think meeting these targets will be a challenge across the sector, but with a full payout policy, it might be felt earlier by BSIF than by some of the peers,’ said Brown. Other fallers JLEN Environmental Assets shed 2p or 1.7% to 119p as it announced plans to invest €25m in a portfolio of construction ready wind farms and solar parks in Europe. NextEnergy Solar slipped 3.5p or 2.9% to 118p and GCP Infrastructure Investments (GCP), a generalist infrastructure fund that also invests in renewables, slid 3.8p or 2.9% to 128p. Renewables Infrastructure Group, Greencoat UK Wind and Foresight Solar eased between 0.3% and 1.25% lower.
19/11/2019
11:48
tartshagger: BSIF share price has resistance at ~137p and support at ~127p. It's been moving sideways in a rectangle since March. Eventually it will break one way or the other, assuming it's not a triple top and it breaks upwards the target would be about 147p. If it breaks downwards and reaches 117p ish, that would be a strong buy.
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