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Getting punished today to the tune - currently - of 42.35% following revised FY18 NPATA guidance

 

Eclipx Group Limited (ASX: ECX) advises that, following completion of a review of its most recent trading

performance, it now expects to report FY18 NPATA in the range of $77m to $80m (+13% to +17% on

FY17), compared with the previous expectation of +27% to +30% growth.

 

GraysOnline auction activity is being affected both by a ten-year low in bank-initiated insolvencies in

Australia and the current buoyant construction sector where large plant and equipment is being deployed

for longer periods in infrastructure projects, resulting in reduced auctioned equipment disposals.

 

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environment from new competitor offerings by some auto insurers.

 

Eclipx expects to release its full year results in early November 2018

 

https://www.shortman.com.au/stock?q=ecx

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I think it's worth having a bit of a tyre kick at this one around these levels.

 

Assuming another downgrade and flat NPAT growth YoY still puts it on a PE of 11x - day before downgrade it was ~12x the mid point of guidance (taking into account it was trading around 52 week lows). A touch under 9x currently if it meets the revised guidance.

 

Slowdown in GraysOnline makes it look an expensive acquisition. $1.7b in debt looks bad at a glance for a MCAP of $600m, but $1.3b of it is secured against $1.63b in cars and equipment. How quickly they can liquidate the assets to repay the notes is certainly something to take into consideration.

 

Not sure it will see $3+ again in the short to medium term, but $2.40-$2.50 looks achievable to me?

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Renaissance Smaller Companies became a substantial holder with 7.31% - date of acquisitions 7/4/2018 - 7/8/2018 so some were purchased at higher prices before the plunge.

Likewise Pendal Group Limited - theywere buyers on the day of the plunge - 7/8/2018

 

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There were some take over rumoiurs in The Australian Dataroom this morning

Eclipx crash stirs takeover talk

data room dink for web

BRIDGET CARTER, SCOTT MURDOCH

A crash in the Eclipx Group share price last week has some betting that the company is ripe for a takeover.

 

If these rumours become reality, shorters are in trouble - short positions @ 9 August = 3.27%.

Wed 15th Aug, 2018 1,249,255 319,636,693 0.39% 2,703,962 46.20%

Tue 14th Aug, 2018 2,556,612 319,636,693 0.80% 5,718,127 44.71%

Mon 13th Aug, 2018 1,833,231 319,636,693 0.57% 7,017,540 26.12%

Fri 10th Aug, 2018 1,896,164 319,636,693 0.59% 4,599,984 41.22%

Thu 9th Aug, 2018 3,576,824 319,636,693 1.11% 10,174,252 35.16%

Wed 8th Aug, 2018 4,266,422 319,636,693 1.33% 24,508,569 17.41%

Tue 7th Aug, 2018 6,654,189 319,636,693 2.08% 57,091,539 11.66%

https://www.shortman.com.au/stock?q=ecx

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