Icg-longbow Senior Secur... Dividends - LBOW

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Icg-longbow Senior Secured Uk Property Debt Investments Limited LBOW London Ordinary Share
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tiltonboy: I don't know why ICG just doesn't integrate the LBOW portfolio into it's own, and make an offer at close to NAV to keep it nice and clean!
davebowler: Liberum- Event The board of ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments will recommend to shareholders that the investment policy is amended so that the company can pursue an orderly realisation strategy and return of capital. If approved, the new strategy will be implemented to maximise value to shareholders and the manager will not be required to dispose of assets within a defined time frame. The listing will be maintained throughout the orderly realisation process and the board intends to maintain the current dividend target (6p annualised). In reaching this decision, the board has referenced the current economic backdrop and rating of the sector. Factors influencing the decision include the current discount to NAV and the fund's size and liquidity, feedback from shareholders and the maturity profile of the portfolio. LBOW portfolio breakdown Loan Region Sector Remaining term Balance LTV Halcyon National Industrial 0.4 5.7 65% BMO National Mixed use 0.0 11.4 49% Quattro South East Mixed use 0.5 8.8 81% Affinity South West Office 1.8 16.7 66% Southport North West Hotel 2.7 15.2 65% Northlands London Mixed use 2.2 9.2 57% RoyaleLife National Residential 3.2 24.9 83% LBS London Office 2.2 6.0 74% Knowsley North West Industrial 2.7 5.7 71% Carrara Yorks/Humb Office 1.6 4.3 73% GMG London Office 2.2 12.8 70% Total / average 2.0 120.7 69% Source: Liberum, Company data Liberum view In some respects, the proposals come as a surprise given the recent improvement in performance and the manager's outlook in the July interim report. The fund is, however, sub-scale and has struggled to attract new capital despite a change in investment policy and attempts to raise equity. The proposals are in line with the recommendation of the investment manager, ICG Real Estate. The listed fund is only a very small part of the manager's AUM. ICG had €4.9bn of AUM within its real assets division at 31 March 2020. The manager has had considerably more success raising money for private funds as evidenced by the €1.7bn raised for ICG-Longbow Fund V. The maturity profile of the portfolio offers the potential for a relatively swift return of capital, although we note the likelihood of loan extensions for borrowers that may need to refinance or sell assets in order to repay their loans. At the current 22% discount, the shares present an attractive risk/reward offering, given the downside protection from collateral backing (69% LTV)
hugepants: That's unexpected. Orderly realisation and return of capital. https://www.investegate.co.uk/icg-longbow-senior--lbow-/rns/orderly-realisation-and-return-of-capital/202011030700060218E/
hugepants: Director buys 50K https://www.investegate.co.uk/icg-longbow-senior--lbow-/rns/director-pdmr-shareholding/202010121541298300B/
hugepants: Interims: https://www.investegate.co.uk/icg-longbow-senior--lbow-/rns/half-year-report/202009280701042177A/ "...Despite the overall resilience of the loan portfolio, the Company's share price has fallen to a material discount to NAV as a result of the wider market re-rating following the onset of Covid-19. The Board believes the current share price discount is unwarranted given the security offered by the Company's loan portfolio, with exclusively first mortgage investments at an average LTV below 70%. With shorter-dated gilts providing a negative yield currently, the attraction of a fully covered 6.0 pence per share annual dividend, offering a yield of approximately 7.8% on the current share price, is in the Board's view a compelling investment. As a measure of their confidence in the Company and its prospects, the Directors collectively acquired 182,500 shares in the Company during the period..."
davebowler: Liberum; Dividend target to be maintained LBOW: Mkt Cap £92m | Prem/(disc) -22.7% | Div yield 7.9% Event ICG-Longbow's NAV per share at 31 July was 98.3p, reflecting a 1.4% return in the quarter and 6.1% over 12 months. The portfolio comprised 11 investments at 31 July with a total balance of £121m. A new £16.9m commitment to a loan secured on an office property in St James's, London competed in the quarter. Following completion of the new loans, the weighted average coupon on the portfolio is 7.3%. The average portfolio LTV is 69.3% (April 2020: 68.2%). The weighted average remaining term on the loan portfolio is 2.0 years. The manager previously reported it had received 82% of interest payments due for quarter to 31 July 2020. The company agreed to capitalise a further quarter's interest relating to the Southport hotel loan (13% of NAV). The hotel has now re-opened and interest is now expected to be covered from operating cash flows. The largest loan, RoyaleLife (21% of NAV), is secured on a portfolio of bungalows home sites on the South Coast. Interest is serviced from new home sales. Interest has been substantially paid for Q2, with the balance due in September and the deferred interest expected to be caught up over the coming quarters. The properties have been revalued upwards by 15% since the loan was agreed, reflecting continued investment in the sites and new planning permissions. The Quattro loan (8% of NAV) is secured on three assets in Kingston. The loan has fallen into arrears with interest only partially covered by rental income. A payment plan has been agreed with the borrower to rectify the situation over the next two quarters. The LTV on the loan is currently 85.8%. Contracts have been exchanged for one of the assets and the borrower also intends to add eight new apartments above one of the properties. Liberum view The portfolio update is broadly positive with the manager reiterating its view that it does not expect any impairments. The dividend target is also expected to remain unchanged at 6p. The dividend has been fully covered for the last three quarters, following a 2.5 year period in which dividends had been partly funded from capital. The main concern at this stage is the Quattro loan. The borrower had fallen behind on interest payments in 2019 due to working capital issues following a capex programme. We note however the sale of one of the portfolio assets should reduce LBOW's exposure.
davebowler: Stifel; ICG Longbow – Manager on track to be fastest in de-risking legacy portfolio VPC Specialty Lending – New loans extend international reach Blackstone GSO – Webinar highlights Key Points ICG Longbow – Manager on track to be fastest in de-risking legacy portfolio Since the Covid lockdown, all of the property debt funds (ICG Longbow, Real Estate Credit and Starwood European Real Estate) have been trading at double digit discounts. In this new environment, it is clear that all three managers will become more discerning in their underwriting standards and loan selection given the wide-ranging impact of the virus on businesses. We view new loans that have been committed post-February as potentially being more robust than the pre-Covid portfolio, as these new standards are incorporated into the investment process. ICG Longbow as the smallest and most concentrated of the three funds (typically this would be viewed as a negative) has committed just under 20% of the portfolio post-February which is materially higher than its larger diversified peers. This is a significant positive in our view, and at least on a fundamental basis should mean ICG Longbow trades closer to NAV than its peer, whereas currently it has the widest discount of -24% and a historic dividend yield of 8%. With regards to new loans, the manager states that declining LIBOR has relatively little impact on their potential return profile as they are guided by underlying project returns and an equitable split between debt and equity. While return potential has certainly gone up following lockdown, the manager will continue to target between 8-10%, but will also look to reduce risk (i.e. upgrade quality of portfolio). We think both points are valid and sensible. We reiterate our Positive recommendation. (Analyst: Sachin Saggar). VPC Specialty Lending – New loans extend International reach This week VPC released the Q2 letter. We were looking for two key elements. The first was the extent of de-leveraging that has taken place. While there is no clear metric disclosed we note the gross portfolio has fallen from c.£430m at 31/03/20 to c.£380m at 30/06/20, largely through the fund repaying company level debt. The second element was new investments and whether capital has been deployed into securities versus private loans (previously flagged). We have mixed feelings on the announcement of one new UK loan, one Asian and a potential third in Australia. While we can understand the desire to expand outside of the US, the fund’s track record abroad has been mixed with a UK loan to Borro encountering difficulties and the recent announcement of the UK subsidiary of Elevate being placed into administration (although no NAV impact is expected). The expansion into Asia and potentially Australia is another matter, as culture, time differences and logistics are clearly more complex. In our experience, rapid expansions outside your home market are fraught with issues and many funds have tended to stumble. (Analyst: Sachin Saggar).
hugepants: Update this morning https://www.investegate.co.uk/icg-longbow-senior--lbow-/rns/portfolio-update/202008100700085681V/ They claim 82% collection (or expected to be collected) for this quarter and expect the hotel to restart payments now that is has reopened. So that should take collection up to over 95%
hugepants: A new investment. https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/icg-longbow-senior-secur-LBOW/share-news/ICG-Longbow-Snr-Sec-UK-Prop-DebtInv-Portfolio-Upda/82908794
rambutan2: The management say... Outlook Following the portfolio changes concluded after quarter end, the Company’s loan commitments total approximately £115 million, of which circa £104 million has been drawn to date. The Company and its investment portfolio are in a robust position to weather the challenges arising from the outbreak of the Coronavirus, given the diversity of underlying tenants and relatively low exposure to the most immediately vulnerable sectors such as travel, retail, leisure and hotels. Moreover the Company has access to cash and bank facilities of over £35 million and is well-placed to withstand disruptions and capitalise on any opportunities arising, such as lenders withdrawing from transactions. Nonetheless we continue to act with extreme caution; no-one can predict with certainty the overall effects of the outbreak on the UK economy, property and lending markets, and we believe the bar for new investing should be set much higher as a result. We believe our longstanding philosophy of supporting properties and sponsors which can deliver income and value growth outside of market cycles and shocks remains the best way to proceed in a period of uncertainty. htTps://www.lbow.co.uk/~/media/Files/I/ICG-Longbow/documents/factsheet/fact-sheet-quarter-to-31-jan-2020.pdf And even more recently... Recent developments and COVID 19 update As stated in the Company's announcement of 10(th) March 2020, the GBP21.5 million Pentavia loan has been repaid in full. A new loan commitment of GBP7.75 million secured by an industrial estate in Merseyside has been completed of which GBP3.5 million has been drawn down. All borrowings on the Company's working capital facility, totalling GBP5.2 million, have been fully repaid. As of 27(th) March 2020, the Group has cash balances of GBP15.1 million, of which approximately GBP9.9 million is committed against existing facilities, leaving the Group free, uncommitted cash balances of GBP5.2 million in addition to its available but undrawn GBP25 million working capital facility. Against the backdrop of uncertainty caused by COVID 19 the Group has a strong cash reserve, ample liquidity and no borrowings. The pro forma LTV of 67.9% as set out in the latest Fact Sheet is supported exclusively by senior secured loans backed by a first legal charge over a diverse portfolio of UK commercial and residential properties, with no junior, mezzanine or structured credit positions. Whilst it will be some time before the full impact of Covid-19 is known, each of the underlying loans is subject to close monitoring and strong collateral. T he Investment Adviser is actively engaging with the sponsors and supporting them as needed to preserve performance of the underlying real estate assets in what are challenging market conditions. The Board is in regular contact with the Investment Adviser to monitor portfolio performance, and the preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts for the Year Ended 31(st) January 2020 is progressing as planned. https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/icg-longbow-senior-secur-LBOW/share-news/ICG-Longbow-Snr-Sec-UK-Prop-DebtInv-Interim-Divide/82097021
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