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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Vpc Specialty Lending Investments Plc LSE:VSL London Ordinary Share GB00BVG6X439 ORD GBP0.01
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 63.80 63.60 64.20 - 1,177 15:12:01
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 46.7 27.1 8.1 7.9 198

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
19/10/2020
08:48
Still can't buy via Barclays. Absolute shower.
waterloo01
15/10/2020
15:26
In theory, the NAV should start to drift higher as loans repay. Especially with the short average life. This may in part explain the quick release of some credit-loss provisions last month (and rather more quickly than I had thought would be the case).
chucko1
15/10/2020
12:54
Barclays seem to assume that if the KID is not on your web site, then you cannot have read it! The irony is that most KIDs are total nonsense. You would actually be better off not reading them (tell the Woodford investors that - the income funds were described as medium risk!). But that's yesterday's news only cretins are unable to learn from. On the Stifel report - much what I have argued the past few weeks. They could have gone into the maths of the numbers more, as this is pretty telling for a very low duration bond fund (which is really what we are dealing with here). FWIW, I have pretty well doubled my exposure the past few weeks. Cannot really add too much more as it now accounts for 20% of my dividends! Risk rules OK.
chucko1
15/10/2020
12:30
Try EQI, none of that trouble with the KDI, just a tick box exercise to confirm that you read the KDI. Simple to do, no hassles.
escapetohome
15/10/2020
12:13
Thanks davebowler for posting that Stifel report. Difficult to disagree with anything they say; seems to me a very fair assessment, and a positive one. I keep finding it hard to resist buying more shares despite my portfolio already being overweight in VPC, but Stifel may just have persuaded me.
redhill9
15/10/2020
09:53
Well I keep adding. 13% divi and decent discount to NAV. Hard to beat. (Spoken with Barclays and sent them the KID. Nuts it was up to me to do it) Barclays called back and even though I've shown the KID they need it to be updated by the company. I despair.
waterloo01
15/10/2020
09:23
Stifel; It is now over six months since the virus was unleashed, and while the fund has weathered the challenging period well, the discount remains at a historically wide level of 28% and still offers a covered dividend yield of 13%. The underlying loans have a short duration of c.1 year and so the portfolio has also been significantly de-risked with c.50% of the pre-March portfolio rolled-over. With many income funds suffering from dividend cuts, the pricing of VPC looks an anomaly. Although concerns regarding a fragile US consumer are valid, we think the portfolio should now be in a better position as new originations have tighter underwriting standards and are also to higher quality borrowers. We upgrade to Positive. Key Points Concerns over US consumer. We downgraded VPC in April to Neutral on the back of concerns for the US consumer. Since then the manager and underlying borrowers have limited new originations which essentially means the portfolio has been de-risking. The average duration of loans made to consumers is approximately one year, which means that c.50% of the March portfolio has now been amortised, which is a significant reduction in risk. As with all lending funds, new originations will take into consideration the higher risk environment today by tightening lending standards. Hence, we view portfolio churn as positive as the investment process does not stand still. Historically, loans made today should be the most profitable as the interest rate charged can be increased while borrower quality should also improve. Provisions released. In August, the manager noted that provisions had begun to be released as the portfolio has weathered this period well. We think there is scope for this to continue as the underlying portfolio continues to amortise and so should benefit from a pull to par effect. As at 30/06/20 the IFRS 9 reserve was £15.6m with 37% designated as stage 1 and 60% stage 2. In total this represents 6% of NAV. Increasing international exposure. The fund has also increased its international footprint with a new investment in Laybuy which provides consumers with a buy now pay later option in UK, Australia and New Zealand. We have our reservations around expanding the portfolio's international reach but also recognise that some diversification away from the US consumer can also be positive. How this segment performs will be an area to watch going forward. The manager has also broadened the funds profile by investing in the sponsor economics of its own SPAC which raised $200m (ticker: VIH). Sponsor economics in a SPAC can be quite accretive as it receives an outsized share of the vehicle for sponsoring it during its pre-IPO stage. The SPAC is targeting a high growth fintech company with an enterprise value of between $800m - $2bn. Unlisted equity. The manager is also increasingly confident in the prospects of some of its unlisted equity positions, which took markdowns in Q1 but have not yet reflected the rebound seen in equity markets. As online purchasing and 'buy now pay later' has grown through the pandemic, there is the potential for markdowns to be reversed and even marked up. There are 26 unlisted portfolio company investments that represent 10% of NAV, so exposure is diversified. Unlisted equity investments are valued based on the last funding round or comparable public company multiples. Key positives. The demise of Pollen Street Secured Lending through an eventual run-off or sale of the company may well provide a technical tailwind to the fund as investors have limited options for a high yielding lending fund. This along with continued large share buybacks, a large discount to NAV (with a long term plan to narrow the discount) and high dividend yield should support the share price. Key negatives. The manager has done a good job in protecting the portfolio from the economic problems caused by COVID-19 and has also benefited from the large stimulus measures introduced by the US government. However, there is no hiding from the risk of further restrictions due to a surge in infections and the knock on impact to the economy. In theory, the portfolio should be better protected given the portfolio churn that has taken place. Negative sentiment surrounding the lending sector also persists as some bad apples have tainted the sector but we think this is unfair.
davebowler
14/10/2020
14:44
Same big volume on Monday with a trade of 2mn. But it's just noise in the big scheme of things with this stock.
chucko1
14/10/2020
14:15
At yesterday's close the yield was over 12.5% which seems just much too high so I'm not surprised if someone is buying (unless it's more buybacks?).
redhill9
14/10/2020
12:52
2m buys in 3 trades.
waterloo01
12/10/2020
18:50
Yup - I spent 2 years moving 9 accounts. Had a Junior ISA for my daughter who turned 18 when they changed from BS to BSI. It would have been easier to have pulled my teeth out.
chucko1
12/10/2020
15:09
I also moved all but the one ISA account. Quite useless generally.
waterloo01
12/10/2020
15:01
Good luck with that. IME of a few years ago, Barclays were spectacularly hopeless and eventually I just had to move my account...
cwa1
12/10/2020
14:49
Spot on. Barclays don't have the KID. Asked them to chase
waterloo01
12/10/2020
14:47
It might be to do with KID. If they don't have an update on a particular fund or Investment Trust, they stop you buying. This is because their 3rd party provider of these things along with Barclays Smart (laughable) Investors are totally useless. Clear?
chucko1
12/10/2020
14:40
Wonder why my Barclays ISA won't let me buy? Will have to call them.
waterloo01
12/10/2020
14:37
You can buy or sell in an ISA
cwa1
12/10/2020
14:05
Another large buy 2m. Out of interest anyone know the status re ISA's. I hold a number in an ISA but have noticed I can't buy more but can sell. Can do either in regular account?
waterloo01
05/10/2020
16:43
Director/associate buy
johnroger
01/10/2020
09:56
The August monthly report is again encouraging with NAV of 90.08p and the comment that all interest due for August had been received. It was the additional comment regarding the investment in September in Victory Acquisition Corp that caught the eye (more details in the link in post above by rambutan2). It could mean the capital invested is "dead" money for up to two years if nothing happens but alternatively investment in a Fintech company could be exciting.
redhill9
30/9/2020
22:05
A SPACtacular monthly update: htTps://vpcspecialtylending.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VSL-Monthly-Report-August-2020-vFINAL.pdf https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/NASDAQ/VIHAU/share-news/VPC-Impact-Acquisition-Holdings-Announces-Closing/83336697
rambutan2
29/9/2020
12:01
Liberum; Event VPC Specialty Lending Investments' NAV per share at 30 June 2020 was 89.8p (previously reported), representing a 0.5% NAV return in H1 2020. The July monthly report has since been published and the NAV total return for the seven months to July is 1.8%. During H1 2020, the overall performance comprised 6.3% of revenue returns and a capital loss of -5.9%. The capital loss was primarily a result of writedowns on equity investments (-3.1%) and an increase in Expected Credit Loss provisions (-2.7%). The ECL provisions which now represent 4.6% of portfolio acquisition cost. The portfolio comprises 19 balance sheet investments (83% of NAV) with a weighted average coupon of 11.3%. The remainder of the company's assets comprise equity investments in 26 companies (11% of NAV) and cash (6% of NAV). The manager continues to report robust credit performance from the balance sheet investments. Collection performance has exceeded the downside expectations on almost all of the balance sheet loans. Cash levels are also high within the SPV structures due to reduced origination and the short duration profile of the loan portfolios. The portfolio companies are taking a cautious approach to new origination given the underwriting challenges in the current market. In the US consumer portfolio, payment performance is ahead of expectations and the proportion of deferred loans is declining. After completing a deferment, 65-75% of borrowers are agreeing regular repayment schedules, with less than 10% defaulting on loans. Liberum view During a turbulent period, portfolio performance has remained relatively robust with all contracted balance sheet loan payments received to date. The portfolio companies have made a number of prepayments, enabling a reduction in gearing from 0.59x at 31 March to 0.43x at 31 July. Cash levels have also built up within the SPV structures. Government support schemes have resulted in significantly better credit performance than would have been expected at the onset of the crisis. We expect the underlying loan pools will experience further stresses as support schemes are withdrawn but VSL does have a layer of protection through first loss equity positions. 93% of the loans also benefit from a guarantee from the portfolio company in addition to the loan collateral. The current 29% discount is one of the widest of the performing direct lending funds and appears relatively attractive given the structural protection within the loans. The board has attributed the recent share price weakness to selling pressure from some shareholders who voted against continuation. We note the consistent level of buyback activity by the company in recent months to attempt to address the situation. In total, VSL has acquired 9.1% of the shares in issue at 31 December 2019.
davebowler
29/9/2020
11:27
I think VSL are effectively telling the seller that they will pick up the whole lot as and when they have sufficient cash flows to enable this. They could have done this already had they not repaid part of the borrowing facility they have, but why rush and not have (or endanger) the risk profile consistent with the wild uncertainty (which is largely out of their control)? They are doing the right thing.
chucko1
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