Cenkos Securities (CNKS)

Business description

Cenkos is an independent, specialist, institutional securities group, focused on growth companies and investment funds. Its principal activities are corporate broking and advisory and institutional equities.

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Stock data

Market cap.£115.9m
Last close182.50p
High / Low (52 weeks)244.0p / 112.0p
Stock market listingLN
Forecast net debt (£m)N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%)N/A

Price performance

Relative *(7.3)(15.5)61.7

* % Relative to local index

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Y/E Dec Revenue (£m) EBITDA (£m) PBT (£m) EPS (p) P/E (x) P/CF (x)
2012A 43.2 6.8 7.0 7.43 24.6 7.8
2013A 51.4 10.9 10.7 14.19 12.9 8.3
2014E 92.2 28.0 27.8 36.50 5.0 4.8
2015E 60.0 12.6 12.4 17.84 10.2 30.3

Last updated on 30/10/2014

Latest research

Daily comment

Institutional Comment | Financials | 14/10/2014

AA super-charged

Outlook | Financials | 13/10/2014

Daily Comment

Institutional Comment | Financials | 18/09/2014

Daily comment

Institutional Comment | Financials | 23/06/2014

Galloping ahead in positive markets

Update | Financials | 17/04/2014

Daily comment

Institutional Comment | Financials | 26/03/2014

A thoroughbred broker

Initiation | Financials | 14/10/2013

Specialism pays

Outlook | Financials | 30/09/2011

Investment summary

Cenkos differentiates itself by its meritocratic remuneration policy leading to a flexible cost structure; staff ownership of risk; focus on diversified, profitable niches; and returns of capital to its owners. The quality of staff attracted to this model has delivered outperformance in tough conditions but also in better ones. For example, in H114 Cenkos was the sole co-ordinator and book runner for the AA float (which generated £31.5m in revenue). The H114 results excluding AA still saw nearly 70% revenue growth. Cost growth was well below revenue growth showing good operational leverage. The dividend was doubled with an indication of further capital repatriations in due course giving some downside protection against market volatility.

Last updated on 03/11/2014

Industry outlook

The reported deals on Cenkos's website are well ahead of 2013 and the pipeline commentary is very positive. Delivery of this pipeline will be dependent on market conditions, which most recently have been unfavourable to equity issuance.

Last updated on 03/11/2014

Key management

Gerry Aherne, Chairman
Jim Durkin, CEO
Mike Chilton, FD

Company address

6.7.8 Tokenhouse Yard,
United Kingdom
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