AIM-listed, Indian power group OPG Power Ventures (LON:OPG) has reached the inflection point in its development. That’s the view of City firm Shore Capital, which repeated its ‘buy’ rating following the company’s third quarter update. In it, OPG revealed its two latest electricity plants are on time and on budget, adding that its full-year results look set to meet the City’s forecasts. Shore analyst Robin Speakman said the update confirmed OPG’s development is going to plan, while the underlying business performance is around 20% ahead of his initial expectations. He points out that revenues are set to rise from March 2013 to March 2016 by 5.6 times, with adjusted pre-tax profits multiplying by 6.6. “Management has delivered on all OPG’s stated strategic objectives. The mature valuation for the company is now coming into focus based on high visibility,” Speakman said. “We point investors towards OPG’s high returns on capital (return on equity rising to 50% in FY2016F) and reducing valuation risk in cash flow analysis.” Investors listened to the ‘buy’ advice, sending the share price up 4% to 81.8p.
Quite a lot going on here recently - new analyst coverage, a long term offtaker providing diversification, strong operating metrics and its largest projects on/ahead of schedule - major turning point - onwards and upwards.
Really great RNS today. Shows OPG is here for the long term and adds in another de-risk factor. Should help the sp re-rate in 2014 that many, including Investec, expect. Hopefully that's what has started last week. Well done OPG! Always good with news flow
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