April 15, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The funding thesis on UGE Worldwide is supplied in an Eight Capital report that initiates protection.
In an April 6 analysis word, analyst Sean Keaney reported that Eight Capital initiated protection on UGE International Ltd. (UGE:TSX.V; UGEIF:OTCQB) with a Purchase advice and a CA$3 per share goal value. The present share value is CA$1.88.
“Regardless of UGE’s unimaginable share value efficiency over the previous yr, the market continues to underappreciate the up to date enterprise mannequin, and the corporate is buying and selling at a reduction to its intrinsic worth,” Keaney wrote.
The analyst offered the first progress drivers and catalysts for this supplier of group and industrial photo voltaic power tasks.
One, UGE nonetheless has upside potential to comprehend from its transition to a self-financed challenge enterprise mannequin from an engineering, procurement and construction-type one.
Together with permitting for extra predictable income, this shift already has led to elevated progress and can proceed to take action, Keaney famous, driving elevated margins. Over the previous yr, to Q3/20, UGE grew its challenge backlog 260% to US$112 million. Throughout that interval, self-financed tasks expanded by 522% to now account for 94% of the backlog.
As we speak, the corporate’s backlog stands at about US$145 million, Eight Capital estimates. The backlog encompasses confirmed tasks anticipated to generate recurring income of about $14 million as soon as deployed. UGE additionally “has ~$250 million (NPV10%) of unconfirmed tasks which might add to this stream of recurring income as further tasks are secured,” the analyst wrote.
“We count on continued natural progress as the corporate progresses its deep moat of tasks,” Keaney wrote. “We consider UGE will turn into EBITDA constructive on a quarterly foundation in Q1/22 and on an annual foundation in 2022.”
Two, Keaney indicated, the photo voltaic power market “is primed for secular progress,” pushed by quite a few elements. They embrace rising photo voltaic power prices, market members adopting environmental, social and company governance components, firms transferring to make their operations eco-friendly and the US$2.25 trillion U.S. Infrastructure Invoice.
Three, Keaney purported that UGE is properly positioned to benefit from the increasing market, given its expertise and enterprise mannequin. Chatting with its observe document, the corporate accomplished 665 tasks totaling greater than 420 megawatts of energy era since its begin in 2010. Lots of its clients are homeowners of a number of properties and, thus, signify repeat enterprise.
“We’re forecasting materials natural income and EBITDA progress in extra of its photo voltaic and renewable impartial energy producer friends,” wrote Keaney, which finally will lower the valuation hole.
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