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GRID Gresham House Energy Storage Fund Plc

0.40 (0.53%)
Last Updated: 08:28:40
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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund Plc LSE:GRID London Ordinary Share GB00BFX3K770 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.40 0.53% 75.20 74.00 75.20 75.20 75.00 75.00 89,792 08:28:40
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Trust,ex Ed,religious,charty -100.1M -110.11M -0.1929 -3.88 426.88M
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund Plc is listed in the Trust,ex Ed,religious,charty sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker GRID. The last closing price for Gresham House Energy Sto... was 74.80p. Over the last year, Gresham House Energy Sto... shares have traded in a share price range of 36.90p to 135.80p.

Gresham House Energy Sto... currently has 570,701,073 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Gresham House Energy Sto... is £426.88 million. Gresham House Energy Sto... has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -3.88.

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Conclusion from Edison's latest update.

"Discount may present an opportunity to invest at a low price

GRID’s shares usually trade at a premium to cum-income NAV (see chart at the start of the note), but the sharp share price drop over the past six months or so has seen the share price tumble deep into discount territory. The discount reached its widest reading of more than 60% in February 2023, at which point the company initiated a programme of share buybacks to support the share price. These continued until mid-April 2023, after which the company decided to redirect capital to the development of its project pipeline, as discussed above.

These buybacks, combined with the recent improvement in revenues, have, arguably, provided support for the share price. It is also likely that investors have begun to see value in the shares, which one analyst estimates are now trading below the replacement cost of GRID’s BESS assets. GRID’s discount narrowed to around 50% in recent weeks.

For those who share the confidence of GRID’s manager and board in the long-term viability of the battery storage industry and the company’s prospects, the sharp decline in the company’s share price may provide an opportunity to invest at an unusually low price. It may take some time for conditions in the sector to normalise, and for GRID’s revenues to fully recover from recent events, but as and when they do, the company’s share price discount has scope to narrow back towards its historical levels."

I'm taking a longer term view Nick.

The buildout in the UK from GRID, HEIT and GSF will be complete by the end of the year.

I appreciate they all have pipelines after that date but none of them are going to get built as none but GSF have any cash or ability to borrow apart from GSF and GSF has nothing else scheduled until Dec 26 anyway. GRID have already let 2 of the projects which they had exclusivity go. NESF and FSFL aren't building any more either and TENT won't be around to finance other parties such as Field. TRIG does have something in the pipeline but IIRC it's build date is 2027.

So, any buildout is dependent on other players. They will finish off their current builds too but who is going to invest when the returns in other territories are so much greater. The money will just flow elsewhere.

The maths of supply and demand says prices will remain low whilst more and more capacity comes on line but after December we will start to see the opposite as supply is largely fixed but demand is growing fast.

Income stream has softened over the last few weeks although still substantially above Jan/Feb lows but still too low to see much of dividend being reinstated.
The share price seemed to spend a while consolidating around 55.5p and has now moved upwards and away from that as the sellers have dried up.

We will see what happens next but my inclination is a move back to 62p with relative ease.

@CC2014/Marktime two contrasting but equally fair views. The Jefferies analysis wasn't well researched and certainly forced the price down and the second leg down seemed to have no rationale to it so not surprised its come back a fair bit. Unfortunately i had been biased against GRID over HEIT so didn't take the plunge and can't see it retracing unless they come out again and pull the dividend in 25. Im not sure either extending the batteries duration was astute market evidence has been telling us long duration was the way to go for sometime. Anyhow its certainly sensible they've done it and will help revenue at whatever the run rate turns out to be.
It would have been astute of GRID if a year or two ago they had prioritised extending durations of existing assets when already faced with connection delays and whatever on new assets, instead of fund raising for grand new schemes while still presenting a healthy income outlook. Astute is not the right word for doing something obvious and too late to prevent income drying up in the meantime.

Thanks for your feedback but I will wait for the hard facts of the q & a ... were they challenged on what is the breakeven or dividend cover threshold and when it might be met, are they really disposing of assets to deleverage, how is the delivery of the 1,072MW really going given we are still a long way off with just 8 months remaining, what is the strategy to deal with a > 60% discount assuming the latest NAV figure is realistic, how sensitive is that NAV assessment to the possibility that revenues stay stuck around the current level, are future management fees going to reflect the collapse in shareholder value ... rather than be swayed by feelings based on how assured the architect of our downfall came across. Maybe he wasn't needled hard enough. I would be particularly keen to hear how GRID are now going to keep us transparently informed of trading with detail on revenue and net income, something else which would have been astute when advised to do so yonks ago.

There is an asset trading case for remaining interested in GRID, for example if you anticipate positive movement in the share price as things become prospectively less awful, but the most simple (some would say only) rationale for any long term investment is that it rewards you with returns eg income. But as you say it is horses for courses.

To add what I saw more than anything is that GRID have been explaining the revenue stream in detail. The analysts should have got the measure of it by now.
I turned up late and listened to the Q&A

What I would say is there has been a fundamental change in the last 2-3 presentations compared with a year ago. My reading of Ben Guest's body language is that he's now reasonably relaxed and happy to answer any question. Gone is the man who was taking his time and being guarded in his responses or was just parroting off the answer that would place the fund in best light.

I won't go through the detail of the questions but I was left feeling assured. I'm more content to hold than I was before

(As an aside I think they've been very astute in increasing the duration of their assets rather than building new ones. The lead time seems to be around 2-3 months and doesn't require a grid connection and there are some economies of scale. Effectively they will have around doubled their capacity really quickly and the revenue should all be on stream by end of October).

Sorry not I. They promised a recording of the results presentation and Q&A webinar from yesterday but not anywhere I can find on the Gresham House website as yet.
Read the AR but as ive always had with GRID difficult to draw any conclusion with the reported income vs what the individual opcos actual performance is. At least HEIT give an un-audited attempt at consolidating all the subsidiaries to give you a feel for the overall performance of income vs expenditure so you can at least assess what the various rates/MWh might be worth.

Also had hoped to watch the results but couldn't and can't find it on the website! Anyone watch it?

Well, I always struggle with the thought process around income investors as I really couldn't care whether I live off capital gains or dividends or interest. However, I acknowledge that there are very many investors who do.

Regarding whether the recent better revenue from wind is a con or not, I can see it's been presented in the best light possible, but the wind always tends to blow in March/April just as the sun tends to shine in the summer months.

Revenues have dropped now as we are in a lull with the weather. Cloudy days with low wind speed won't get a good spread to trade and will only allow one cycle.

Could start seeing directors bus now all the news is out .unless there some takeover rumours about .not swaping for core not at 2 p divi
An interesting throw away line in the results rns today

"Active disposal process for a subset of the portfolio is ongoing to demonstrate value and contribute towards deleveraging"

Well it would be an interesting test of valuation agreed. But I don't believe GRID are actively pursuing significant disposals because they are still pushing for that 1,072MW year end target. Given the current trading environment it would be self harm to sell off one or two of the best performing assets simply to demonstrate value. GRID needs every MWh to close the income gap.

As has been observed a rebound from focusing attention on better trading in early April, driven by transient wind conditions, feels like a con. Or is it the rather optimistic but now audited NAV assessment drawing speculators in? If people are invested for income from renewables it would be sensible to look elsewhere for better prospects in the medium term.

The NAV reset acknowledges that revenues will be significantly reduced compared to previous forecasts for at least the 2024-2026 period and only gradually improve. The carrot of restoring a dividend in 2025 has been dangled but with the sense that it will unlikely be coming back at the 7p level.

Thanks. I'm wondering about swapping Gresham House Energy for Gore Street Energy as I like the industry. But I don't want to add any new money. Gore Street Energy is still paying dividends and is way more diversified. If it's cost neutral, I'm struggling to see downside in the swap. Opinions welcomed.
Not sure about selling GRID as it seems to have some good momentum right now, but have just bought some GSF
Hmmm, the share price gap between GRID and GSF has almost gone. Anyone else here wondering about selling GRID to buy Gore Street Energy?
Agreed the CM revenue is not in the BM index.

And also GRID are saying they have about half their assets not in the BESS index as they get more revenue elsewhere.

What puzzles me most is that Jefferies is GRID's house broker. Jeez....

When your house broker writes such stuff it's going to compound the share movement. (even if someone is going to argue there was a crystal wall or whatever it's called between departments at Jefferies)

@CC2014 I believe BESS index may only include assets registered in the BM although it could also include other non BM assets that provide frequency response but including that without the trading income would distort the index so i suspect not. What it doesn't include is the capacity market payments i believe which not every unit has and some only have a T-1 some have T-4's but its worth a fair bit extra. HEIT have tabulated it in their last report would be helpful if GRID did the same.

Separately stocks/trusts in this sector are quite unusual in having an almost real time visibility of what is happening on the revenue stream which you just don't get with any other trust. So analysts should be able to make very informed opinions and although Jefferies analysis was flawed they did force the companies to come clean about what was happening.

I think it's pretty simple. Jefferies issued a note which stated the dividend cover (and therefore an implied profit) was about 0.1x

Jefferies analysis appeared to be issued at very lowest point in the cycle for BESS revenues (wonder why) when revenues were around £15k per year and appeared to suggest that value should be used for the whole year. On top of that the analysis also if my understanding is correct did not appreciate that BM revenues are on top of the BESS index so all that revenue got ignored. HEIT fared no better as I understand the analysis assumed HEIT's fee is based on NAV when it's based on market cap. (And my apologies if it wasn't Jefferies but someone else but time has moved on)

What we discovered is that many believe this stuff. Further when GRID binned the dividend again many must not have read the full RNS.

GRID have provided considerable information to the market in a closed period which has put things right but actually 99% of it was already in the public domain, such as the BESS revenue streams and the construction program.

It seems analysts don't do any independent work any longer. Just a bunch of notes from brokers which they don't fact check.

@erstwhile wind is very low today so generation dominated by CCGTs thus price spread much reduced along with need for frequency management. Mind you short term forecast isn't showing high wind for a few days either so income will slip back but April will still be a reasonable month but how representative it is of the future remains to be seen. So id say your assessment is fair and GRID clearly don't anticipate that much of an improvement this year but given the mess they got themselves in they will no doubt throw caution to the wind. I also reckon if income outperforms expectations they will pay off debt first now before restoring the dividend. Personally as @marktime says they've exploited the April improvement well to at least put a floor under the share price but they've also been transparent about the dividend situation.

Im just watching with interest here no position (yet).

Except on the basis of what they put out which was awful and should have ducked the share price even deeper it has recovered 20%. Go figure.
nickrl I know you have been following this closely.

I noticed that the late detail on trading gave figures as revenue recovering from £40/MW/yr to £70/MW/yr. When asked about dividend cover it was reported that Ben Guest said it needed £70/MW/yr to cover 7p ... but did he say revenue, operating income, net income or what? The difference is crucial. When I looked at this a couple of weeks ago the difference between revenue and distributable profit was about x 2.

As you say the communication, the lack of transparency, has been awful. It makes you not want to trust them. Is it possible GRID are now presenting figures which give the illusion of a return to par trading when in reality things are only half way there? It might explain why the dividend was pulled for the whole year.

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