Infinis Energy, which joined the market last month and claims to generate 7% of the country’s renewable power. Assets include 121 landfill gas sites and 16 wind farms. These shares have been marooned around their 260p flotation price, giving a market cap of £780m. In the group’s flotation document, a £55m annual dividend – about 18.3p per share – was projected. And if that sum is paid, buyers at 260p would receive a 7% income.
7 Jul '14
Infinis profits rise 18 per cent +
Renewable energy firm Infinis saw its annual underlying profits rise more than 18 per cent following a strong performance from its landfill gas and wind power operations. The company, chaired by former SSE chief executive Ian Marchant, posted an underlying pre-tax profit before one-off items of £148.4 million for the year to 31 March, up from £125.4m a year earlier. Revenues grew 7.3 per cent to £242.5m and the firm, which floated in November, proposed a final dividend of 6.63p a share.
6 Jul '14
Attractive and sustainable dividends supported by high operating margins and strong, resilient cash generation. The Company expects to declare a target dividend of £55m for the financial year ending 31 March 2015, its first full financial year following the Offer. Thereafter, the board of directors of the Company (the "Board" or the "Directors") intends to increase dividends at least in line with inflation. For the current financial year ending 31 March 2014, the Company intends to declare a dividend equivalent to an annual dividend of £55m pro rata for the period from Admission to 31 March 2014; · Organic profitable growth through the build-out at cost of the Group's onshore wind project development pipeline, with a target of adding 130-150 MW of onshore UK wind capacity over the next three financial years. Investing at cost in new high quality renewable power generation capacity such as Infinis' organic projects under development represents a clear opportunity to expand the Company's asset base, drive future earnings growth and deliver attractive returns to shareholders.
2 Jul '14
I agree on EV/EBITDA it is fully valued. An operational wind project changes hands for 9x EBITDA and landfill for less so that the shares on 9.5x EBITDA look fully valued. But I do think the yield is probably okay for a few years assuming 4-5% decline in landfill revenues.
2 Jul '14
Infinis Energy £55m Payout
Infinis Energy PLC On Track To Fullfill £55m Payout Infinis Energy (LSE: INFI), the renewable energy firm chaired by the former SSE boss Ian Merchant, saw revenues increase by 7.3% in 2014 on strong performance from its landfill gas and wind businesses. Strong revenue growth and a focus on cost control boosted earnings before exceptional items by £148m from £125m a year earlier. The Northampton based firm has strengthened its balance sheet and the leverage ratio fell to 3.7 times from 4.4 times a year earlier. As for outlook, there are no shortage of risk factors, from unfavourable weather to a challenging political backdrop. However, the firm’s strong cash generative nature means that the board is confident the stated dividend policy can be delivered without compromising growth plans. The chief executive, Eric Machiels, commented: “We are pleased with the performance of the Group during its first months since listing and look forward to further delivery against our targets in the current year.” In the week leading to today’s results the shares rose by 16p, or 8%, to 227p. Infinis posted a final dividend of 6.6p per share and is committed to paying a full year dividend of £55m (18.3p) for the coming year. Based on the present share price, which values the company at £682m, the prospective yield on a purchase in Infinis could be 8%.
2 Jul '14
Infinis Energy PLC On Track To Full
Infinis Share price will move upwards and stable cash reserves
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