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rivaldo: SDI were one of the "Great Ideas" in yesterday's issue of Shares Magazine, but I suspect today's bounce is more a reflection of the better markets and people taking advantage of low prices given the superb recent news flow. Here's the article anyway.... "HAVING DRIFTED LOWER amid a wider sell-off for growth and technology stocks, a stellar trading update on 6 May has helped give science kit maker SDI (SDI:AIM) a boost. SDI is a collection of businesses which design and manufacture sensing, digital imaging and control equipment used in sectors such as life sciences, healthcare and art conservation. In a record result for the business, sales are expected to be approximately £49 million for the year to 30 April 2022, versus £35.1 million in 2021. SDI is guiding for organic sales growth in excess of 20%, which would be an improvement on the previous year’s 19% organic growth. Adjusted pre-tax profit is expected to be at least £10.5 million, up from the previous year’s £7.4 million. Analyst consensus estimates stood at £9.65 million adjusted pre-tax profit on £46.65 million revenue in advance of the update. FinnCap responded by raising its 2023 revenue and adjusted pre-tax profit estimates by £2.5 million and £1 million, respectively. SDI expects another record year in the 12 months to 30 April 2023, also ahead of previous expectations. SHARES SAYS:  The recent share price performance does not reflect how well the business is doing. Keep buying."
rivaldo: Progressive Equity Research have issued a new note today: Https:// They see 8.4p EPS for this year to May'23. I calculate that JDG are on a current year P/E of 28.2 at present. If you apply this to SDI then SDI should be trading at 237p. But SDI's EPS has been growing at a far greater rate than JDG's, which would therefore easily justify Finncap's 265p valuation. Here's Progressive's summary: "Record year expected SDI Group has published a trading update for the year ended 30 April 2022. Revenue for the full year is ahead of our, and market, expectations, with management now expecting £49.0m for FY22, up 40% on FY21 (£35.1m) and £2.1m ahead of our forecast. The update also states that adjusted PBT is expected to be in excess of £10.5m (FY21: £7.4m), ahead of our forecast of £9.8m. This statement, alongside recent acquisitions, shows management’s ability to deliver record results despite the intermittent Covid recovery and inflationary supply chain pressures. We have adjusted our FY22 and FY23 figures to reflect this good news, and look forward to the final results in July as an opportunity revisit our FY23 estimates and introduce FY24 forecasts." "We believe SDI Group has demonstrated its ability execute on its buy and build strategy, consistently beating market expectations by some margin over the past few years. It has delivered a positive trajectory in terms of revenue growth, including organic growth, delivering an EPS CAGR of 30% over the past five years. We expect further EPS growth of 33% in FY22, with a forecast ROCE of 26%. As end markets return to normal and acquisitions deliver, SDI appears well-positioned to continue to grow underlying organic revenue and profitability, with management expecting to deliver “another record year” in FY23."
sweetunicorn: Hastings your contributions and opinion as always much appreciated! However, I would like to draw your attention to the following. It is true. SDI has shown good work on the M&A front in the past. SDI had a MC of ~100-150mGBP and it was enough to make 1-2 high quality acquisitions to make a massive impact on the balance sheet due to the small numbers. SDI's valuation was also still close to fair value and attractive at a valuation of 10-18x PE. But times have changed. SDI has continued to grow and in the last 18 months multiples have widened massively as SDI has become an AIM darling that gets a lot of advance praise. SDI has continued to grow and the numbers are getting bigger. More or bigger takeovers will be needed to achieve the same impact as 2 years ago. SDI needs to turn the M&A wheel faster without lowering the hurdle rates. It is simply no longer enough to focus on 1-2 high value acquisitions a year. If SDI does not put the necessary structures in place, they will just have to carry on as before. Which is not a bad thing, but then valuations are already way off. It's ok. If management continues to focus only on 1-2 acquisitions and starts returning the rest of the cash flow as dividends. Then the growth will slow down. I think SDI is now in a very important and decisive phase. Does SDI want to go the way of a multi-billion company and think big? Then you have to start creating the necessary structures. Or do they want to keep it quiet and small and go the way of JDG? then what they are doing is enough and an offensive dividend policy like JDG will be due for the next 3 years and growth will go towards 10%. I don't see the fire at Mike to build a mulltimillion company at the moment. I think Mike just wants to do what he has done for the last 10 years in an excellent way and then retire in 5-6 years. Personally, I think SDI is past the massive rise in returns when it expanded its valuations from 12xPE to 30xPE and was able to create a massive impact with 1-2 acquisitions. In addition, Covid as a holy angel for SDI generated massive positive special effects which will, however, fall away again to a considerable extent. SDI will continue to be a decent investment but I think the valuation has gone far and there are also risks that should not be ignored. A great company, but the current price seems very juicy for the exciting phase SDI is in. It will be interesting to see what happens beyond FY23 when Covid is no longer an issue and SDI will again rely heavily on M&A growth. No investment recommendation
sweetunicorn: The market also seems to be taking a rather sober view of the results. SDI has benefited massively in the last 18 months from COVID and the Monmouth acquisition, which was targeted precisely at this area. In the last and the current FY, the massive one-off orders are still having a very positive impact. However, SDI confirmed today that these will expire in January and no new one-off orders have been reported. The global economy seems to be cooling in general and central banks are starting to reduce liquidity and interest rate hikes will be the order of the day from next year to contain inflation. The question is whether SDI will be able to expand M&A structures and develop a strong M&A pipeline that will enable SDI to make 2-3 acquisitions per year to further drive M&A growth. Valuation has continued to run and the market wants to see M&A. Or does SDI decide to go the JDG way and only make highly selective acquisitions from time to time, in which case SDI's growth will also move towards 10% p.a., as is the case with JDG. The focus should be on further developing the M&A structures. Without strong catalysts from the M&A front or an RNS / TU on large one-off orders, SDI could continue to move volatile sideways for now. Some larger Investors seem to have already taken some chips off the table in recent weeks. I would definitely like to see SDI management take action to improve and develop its M&A structures. At the moment, it looks like SDI on the way not played a role on the M&A front for the 12 months. For a serial acquirer, I see this critically. There are a lot of very good things about SDI, but the risks should not be overlooked in the valuation. SDI is no longer a strong growth stock valued at 15-18x PE. The valuation has moved on. No investment recommendation
sweetunicorn: I think SDI is increasingly coming into the focus of large international quality investors. But as the last months have shown it is a problem for large investors who are used to invest large sums and like to take strong positions (3-5% of the company shares) to invest in SDI. SDI is still a very illiquid microcap with a market capitalization of less than $200m. The shares are already mainly held by strong long-term investors. Shaky small investors who often tend to less rational, strongly emotionally driven sales move only small volumes. The strong hands are then quick to buy. Danske Bank recently had problems getting its targeted 4% stake in SDI, so they had to approach SDI management. It is almost impossible for large investors to take large positions or invest large amounts in SDI. But I think SDI will be able to increase the FCF in the next years. I expect that in 5y SDI will be able to generate FCF of at least 20mio annually and the MC will increase to over 500mio. If the MC increases and SDI gets more and more into the focus of big money, the multiples will increase and investors will be able to invest larger amounts in SDI due to increasing liquidity which will make SDI more interesting for big investors. I think the valuation close to fair value is still very attractive in the long term.
sweetunicorn: In SDI's Investor Meet Company IMC presentation on interim results for the six months ended October 31, 2020, in the Q&A, CEO Mike Creedon describes long-term growth Targets. In question 23 he is specifically asked about the 28% growth target and he confirms the target. Listen to the IMC presentations and you will get it in black and white. The CEO recently reconfirmed this long-term growth target. If you study SDI and management you will find that management is very cautious and cautious in their forecasts and forward looking statements and everything SDI does is very far sighted, intelligent and safety minded and there is a very strong understanding of growth and shareholder value. I think 8% organic and 20% M&A growth per year which SDI management is targeting is very realistic. SDI has strong growth factors and can strongly increase FCF. The framework conditions are excellent and SDI fully reinvests the FCF with a high ROIC of over 30% because they do not pay out dividends. Halma or Judges pay out ~45%% of the FCF as dividend. Judges even uses Tool of special dividends to pay out FCF. Judges or Halma show much weaker FCF growth compared to SDI, but are valued much higher. SDI is still trading at a massive discount to Halma and JDG on an FCF basis. I think the conditions for SDI are excellent. SDI seems fairly valued with strong double-digit FCF growth in expansion and high reinvestment rates at high ROIC. I think the biggest mistake is to unbreak a compounding machine by paying out a large part of the FCF as a dividend. This factor that SDI can reinvest 100% of FCF at ROIC >30% is neglected by many investors in the valuation. Many investors still focus on the highly overvalued serial acquirers like Judges or Halma. But I think SDI should get the attention. In 5 years when the liquidity increases and SDI has grown to a >$500m company with >20mFCF investors will pay more attention to SDI. I still see great potential for SDI. Regional expansion. Sector expansion. M&A. Buy and Build. Multiple Expansion. No investment recommendation. Check the data yourself for correctness. hTTps://
sweetunicorn: Full agreement Rivaldo! #SDI can continue to count on tailwinds from COVID-related long-term trend towards COVID/mutation testing/analysis in Synoptics Monmouth MPB ATIK. In addition, the new OEM customers will create new networks which will lead to long-term organic growth. At the same time, as the COVID impact and travel restrictions and uncertainties fade, SDI's other sectors and companies such as Chell Sentek and Astle will see a boost in growth. Ken Ford on this: "The outlook, thanks to our agile business model, is positive and we are planning for further organic growth, including from one-off COVID-19 related orders, and appropriate acquisitions during 2021-22." "The need for SDI products, particularly in the life science and medical industries remains robust and there has been strong demand for technologies from several companies in our Group for use in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The volatility in many global markets caused by the pandemic has impacted companies in our Group both positively and negatively this financial year, and we expect this to continue into 2022. However, underlying market drivers such as automation and in-line and off-line analysis for use in continuous processes, as well as the production of affordable vaccines and biologics globally means many of our technologies will continue to be in demand especially with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with which SDI companies have long standing trading relationships." Mike Creedon, CEO: "We expect those companies in the segment that have been affected negatively by COVID-19 to experience a period of growth as the impact of COVID-19 decreases." I think if you look at the JDG TU, JDG's order intake is still 17% behind COVID levels and you look at JDG's highly focused portfolio and compare it to SDI, you can see how high quality SDI's business is! SDI has a broadly diversified portfolio in less cyclical sectors. CAshflows come from a significant proportion of recurring revenues and the products and services are predominantly in the low cost range of 500-5000GBP whereas JDG is very focused on one sector and predominantly offers very expensive products. When you then see that JDG's growth has been slowing down for many years and is at a moderate growth level of ~12% while SDI is expanding with all growth factors and is showing a long-term high growth of ~30%, you see the very attractive valuation of SDI when you consider that JDG is almost twice as expensive as SDI on an FCF basis! I think Progressive Research sums up the potential of SDI well in their recent study: Summary and outlook "The Group is in a strong position financially with good operational cash flows and a solid order book. Management continues to seek targeted acquisitions, funded by cash flows from existing businesses and its £5m andrawn facilities coupled with access to a further facility if required. Acquisition targets are small/medium-sized companies with high-quality, niche technologies that have sustainable profits and cash flows. The strong FY21 performance, against the backdrop of the pandemic, demonstrates the resilience of the Group with a diversified group of companies. We believe that SDI is in a strong position to maintain its successful buy and build business model throughout FY22E. The outlook remains positive with further organic growth and acquisitions uplift expected, demonstrating continued commercial demand for the niche technologies SDI provides. We look forward to further positive updates as SDI Group has entered its current financial year (FY22E) from a position of strength." "We look forward to further positive updates as SDI Group has entered its current financial year (FY22E) from a position of strength." I fully endorse this statement ;-) No investment recommendation. Always check the statements yourself for correctness.
sweetunicorn: SDI buys companies at attractive prices at 3-6x EBIT (median last 12 acquisitions ~4.5x). Compared to the peer group SDI can buy at very attractive prices which is mainly due to the target range in TAM where SDI focuses on small companies for which they pay ~£4-7m. I think the focus on the quite attractively valued GB TAM compared to very expensive US TAM also plays into SDI's hands. SDI also regularly acquires companies that they know or have worked with. SDI also has long-standing good relationships with owners who are potentially inclined to sell their businesses one day. This reduces risk and makes it easier to negotiate a price that is fair to both parties. SDI is not entering the roll-up hamster wheel of being driven from one acquisition to the next. SDI is focused on buying and building, leveraging synergies and crosseling effects to maintain organic growth towards 10% while working through its strong M&A structures with a strong M&A pipeline to maintain M&A growth at 20% by making a platform acquisition every FY and building on it with smart add-on acquisitions. SDI has invested heavily in its existing businesses, which has had a strong positive impact in recent months. In particular, the investments in strong marketing and sales structures at the subsidiaries have already had a positive impact and will continue to have a positive effect in the long term. There continues to be strong growth potential on the organic and M&A front through regional and sector expansion via existing networks/businesses and add-on acquisitions or through platform acquisitions in new regions or sectors. SDI's portfolio is focused on less cyclical industries and the service and products are predominantly in the low to medium range of 500-5000 GBP and are largely supplied in customised versions to sticky customers and many OEM customers. The low price range and the low cyclical sectors in which the products and services are offered ensure that they are not financed by the customer in the cone, which makes the cash flows less sensitive to interest rates. As the cash flows are predominantly generated in less cyclical and narrow niches, the cash flows are stable over a full interest rate and economic cycle, which enhances their value in the DCF model. In addition, these factors provide strong pricing power, which also supports the high and consistently rising margins. SDI has been able to increase FCF by ~85% p.a. on average since 2017. The FCF growth as well as the other growth factors (revenue + profit) and the profitability factors (ROIC) are in expansion (YOY % change), which indicates systemically positive developments and further strong growth. Management continues to emphasise that it does not want to distribute FCF via dividends or share buybacks because it sees enough attractive reinvestment opportunities. The peer group, on the other hand, distributes ~45% of its FCF while SDI can reinvest the full FCF at a high ROIC (>15%). SDI continues to expand its M&A structures and the CEO emphasised that as the company grows in size and complexity due to the increasing number of companies and possibly an additional sector, he will strive to introduce an additional management level at the sector management level, as is also the case with Halma. Due to the strong growth structures SDI has implemented in recent years and the stable low cyclical strong growing FCF which should currently be at ~GBP7-8m, a strong M&A buy and build structure and the resulting strong growth potential, I consider SDI to be very attractively valued. The comparable larger serial acquirers such as Halma Judges Diploma Danaher Heico Addtech etc. have not been able to expand their growth for years but are mostly in growth contraction while SDI continues to accelerate growth across all growth factors. At the same time, SDI is growing at about twice the rate of its peer group. In the long term, prices will always adjust to the fundamental development. And I think a high performance serial aquirer like SDI which can increase its FCF with ~28% in the long run and with currently ~25x FCF trades at a more than 40% discount to its peer group can easily grow into its valuation. SDI will be able to grow its intrinsic value very strongly over the next few years due to its very strong reinvestment moat, creating very satrk value for its shareholders. I am a very long-term investor and do not intend to sell my positions. If the reinvestment opportunities deteriorate in many years (Berkshire effect - big numbers) SDI will start to pay out part of the strong cash flow as dividends. on the current share prices there will then be strong dividend rewards. To recognise the high quality of SDI requires a very deep study of the individual subsidiaries and corporate structures. No investment recommendation.
sweetunicorn: I focus by serial acquirers primarily on the development of FCF -- FCF/Share. At the same time, revenue growth and profitability (ROIC) are key factors in my valuation process for SA compounders. I mainly focus after the analysts of FinnCap they serve as advisors to SDI and I think they have a good insight into the operational business. This also confirms why FinnCap's forecasts are regularly very close to the published numbers. Progressive Research also thinks SDI through with regular research. However, Progressive tends to be more superficial in its analysis according to my assessment and tends to be further behind the published figures with its rather cautious forecasts. FinnCap forecast FCF of GBP6.6m for the past FY21, ~5% below my forecast FCF FY21 of GBP7.1m. Progressive Research, on the other hand, forecasts an FCF of only GBP 4.5m, which I consider to be very low. It is noticeable that Progressiv has not adjusted or raised its FCF forecast since the Feb TU although SDI pushed the numbers up again in May TU. I regularly go into developments at SDI on my Twitter channel and also on the factors of FCF development. But I can briefly give an overview of how I arrive at FCF of ~7.1mil fY21. FCF for full FY20 was £3.042m. FCF for H1 FY21 6 months to 31 Oct 2021 was reported in the half year report FY21 FCF GBP 3.833m. This means in the first 6 months of FY21 #SDI already has ~28% more FCF than in full FY20! H1 ended 10/31/20, ahead of extremely good TA Feb 2021 with strong OEM orders at ATIK. Atik then released another update in March 2021 after the TA in Feb, where they wrote about several OEM orders. Also, the Monmouth acquisition and the Uniform acquisition were not included in the first half of FY21 and will only have a strong positive impact on FCF in H2 FY21. In addition, the handover of a GBP1m+ project to a leading turbine manufacturer was reported by Chell in H2 which should also make payment in H2 due after handover. In addition, it was reported in H2 that business at Synoptics is excellent and also from the Thermal division strong new trade partnerships and regional expansion e.g. to Africa were reported, which should have driven sales further strongly in this area in H2. Furthermore, the merger of Thermal Exchange and ATC was reported in H2, which should eliminate these unnecessary duplicate structures in the future and thus also generate cost savings and at the same time positive potential through knowledge exchange and process standardization. Furthermore, it could be observed how in the subsidiaries in H2 FY21 the personnel reinforcement and upgrading in the sales and marketing departments was further strongly accelerated. Also, the very strong developments at Monmouth especially the numerous major projects with clean rooms in H2 should have had a particularly positive impact on H" FCF after the earnings out in Feb/March. Thus, I personally assume that SDI was able to moderately improve FCF growth in H2 compared to H1 because the Corona tailwind continued but in addition the burdens in the other areas have dissipated and returned to old heights. Assuming that SDI achieved the same FCF in H2 FY21 as in H1 FY21 this would mean a FCF for the full FY21 of ~£7.7m. I have deducted a safety margin of 10% for my calculation and therefore forecast a FCF of ~7.1m GBP for the past FY21, which would mean that SDI is currently trading at a closing price of 1.90GBP and a MC of 188GBP at a MC/FCF of ~26x. This means a discount to the peer group which trades at ~35x a discount of 25%. Forcast/Fwd Multiples: Mean FCF growth since 2017 is ~85% at the year! If we now assume that #SDI can grow ~20% acquisitively with a further acquisition in the current FY22 and ~10% with strong organic growth in the range of 30% (this is also expected by SDI management in the long term), this results in an FCF of ~£9.3m for FY22, which would mean that SDI is currently trading at a 12m fwd FCF multiple of ~20x. This implies a valuation discount to the peer group (fwd multiple mean 36x) of ~80%. I hereby confirm my personal 12m fwd Price target for SDI of ~300p by end of July 2022 which would correspond to an expected 12m return of ~55% from the current price at 190p. Serial acquirers and high performance compounders like SDI are often undervalued. Investors find it very difficult to recognize the future potential. In order to recognize the potential of high quality serial acquirers and to be able to determine future growth factors as accurately as possible, it is absolutely necessary to take a very close look at the company structures. It is important to know the corporate culture and the performance of the management as well as the created structures and networks. Personally, I think SDI has created the necessary highly decentralized structures and has the potential across all management levels to continue to grow its low cyclical business at ~25-30% p.a. over the long term. SDI is still in the young growth phase and the growth drivers are all in expansion (Change YoY %). The profitability factors (margins/return on investment) are also expanding and are already at a very high level compared to peers. The high sales and FCF growth in the mid 2-digit range in combination with the very high profitability (ROIC) as well as a solid reinvestment moat via a strong M&A structure and M&A pipeline make SDI an excellent high quality compounding business which is however regularly underestimated by investors. However, I believe the valuation discount will increasingly dissipate as large and financially strong global investors take notice of SDI. With JP Morgan and Danske Bank, the first major international investors have already set foot in the SDI door in FY21 H2 / FY22H1. This is not an investment recommendation everything I write are personal thoughts and the information must be checked by the reader himself for accuracy and completeness!
sweetunicorn: Monmouth is currently very much in the focus of investor perception. Monmouth has also been a great buy for SDI and Monmouth offers great potential with its very motivated and intelligent management. But I don't think one should underestimate or neglect the other excellent SDI companies. Numerous other SDI companies are also currently undergoing very strong developments that offer great potential. Here are a few examples: Sentek with its excellent sticky customer relationships. You have to love this kind of business as an investor, as #Sentek does. Products priced £5-500 to be used for 6-12 months and then replaced. High recurring revenue business diversifies into many different low cyclical sectors. High OEM customer share + Dominant in niches. Thereby cross-selling effects e.g. to Astle. At ATC there have been further pleasing developments that are already bearing fruit. In recent months, ATC announced the merger with Termal Exchange and was able to enter into strong trading and service partnerships that will allow the business to expand further, e.g. to South Africa. hTTps:// hTTps:// ATC has also released a new service prospectus which should further increase sticky recurring revenues and Uniform Engineering should continue to benefit from additional orders through increased cross-selling demand. Atik and Synoptiks continue to benefit from strong Covid backed demand for test and analysis solutions. I would like to mention the high quality personnel upgrade at Atik with Jason Evans and since May also Frederico Dias strengthening the Atik management. But across all subsidiaries you can see the expansion in high quality personnel to expand production capacity due to high demand but also the marketing and administration level to further accelerate growth organically. Chell Instruments also continues to push its development and sales in new areas such as electrified aviation. Chell's increasingly strong presence in the industry-specific media is noticeable on the public channels and Chell is expanding its sector dominance with further product launches that address the very specific needs and requirements of market-leading customers. In particular, I would like to point out that the SDI CEO Mike told that there should still be changes at Synoptics/Syngene this FY in the area of sales of PCR workstations. Synoptics is currently still selling low-cost PCR workstations from a third-party supplier through its subsidiary. However, work is already underway to offer Monmouth products and services in the future. hTTps:// Many investors have been surprised by SDI's dynamic growth in returns. However, the strong price performance is only a reflection of the very strong expansionary growth trend and the high future growth potential that the strong buy and build strategy can provide in the future. The broadly diversified portfolio across less cyclical sectors offers robust and strongly growing cash flows. This strong price performance and expansion of growth factors (change YoY %) are particularly typical of the early growth phase of a high performing serial acquirer. Personally, I roughly take my cue from the performance of Judges Scientific Plc when roughly assessing SDI's potential. Judges doubled revenue and EBITDA in 4y from 2010 to 2014 (20% p.a.). Share price increased by 1673% in the same 4y period (~100% p.a.) However, for Judges, the growth factors have been in contraction for over 10y. In the last 16 years, the share price of Judges increased by 5633% (28.8% p.a.). Since its IPO, SDI has achieved a moderate share price performance of 1025% (22% p.a.) in the last 12.2y. In the last 5y SDI shows a growth over the broad growth factors of 32%. Growth and annual returns are in a dynamic expansion. SDI is about half the size of Judges in terms of revenue and earnings (EBITDA), but has a much higher growth rate and is able to expand this growth, while Judges' growth and profitability (margins, return on investment) has been weakening for years. If an investor looks at Judges' historical performance and compares it to SDI's current performance, and takes into account the great value Judges has provided to its shareholders at a lower fundamental performance than SDI, one can roughly estimate the extremely great future potential of the company. I am heavily invested in SDI. Always check the information yourself. Everything I write is NOT an investment recommendation! JDG Performance 2010-2014: Data and Growth Fakts #JDG vs. #SDI:
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