EPE Special Opportunities Ltd

AQSE Growth Market -
EPE Special Opportunities Ltd (“ESO Ltd” or the “Company”) is an AIM-quoted, private equity investment company. ESO Ltd’s objective is to provide long-term return on equity for its shareholders by investing in small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”).

ESO Ltd seeks to invest between £2m and £20m in growth capital, buyout, distressed and PIPE situations and has the flexibility to invest publicly as well as privately. The Company is also able to invest in third party funds.

ESO Ltd is a value-focused investor and targets various sectors including consumer/retail, financial services, manufacturing and the wider support services sector (including education, health-care and business services).

The quoted structure of ESO Ltd facilitates prolonged holding periods to maximise value.

The Company’s Investment Advisor is EPIC Private Equity LLP.
Symbol Ccy Code Bid Ask Share Price (Mid) Previous Close Volume Last Traded
EO.P GBX 135 155 145 145 5000 16.11.22

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Key Information

  
Market Cap: £47,775,039
ISIN:BMG3163K1053
Par:5
Inst Type:Ordinaries
Symbol:EO.P
MIFID Status:MTF
Tradable securities in issue:32,948,303
Sector:Equity Investment Instruments
% daily price change:0.00%

Latest Trades

Date & Time Volume Price
16.11.22  |  10:20:215000135
11.11.22  |  16:01:322000139.8
11.11.22  |  16:01:302000139.8
11.11.22  |  15:33:433000133
07.11.22  |  10:19:212231134
07.11.22  |  08:27:033000134.9999
01.11.22  |  15:45:333929127
01.11.22  |  12:38:25823127
01.11.22  |  08:04:55965123.24
26.10.22  |  13:19:455000125.7

Financial Information

Performance

Earnings per share of 17.86p for 01/2022 has declined from 112.87p in 01/2020 or 84% over the period. Looking at this trend over the last 3 reported periods earnings are showing a decline.

Earnings per share   % growth (1)
   
 01/20213%
 01/2022-85%
   
Average over 3 periods+-60%
Strength in EPS trend ±
Low
High

(1) % growth is year on year % change in EPS.

Basic earnings per share are earnings from continuing and discontinued operations that are attributable to current equity holders.

Business Insight

Costs to Income ratio of -11139.51 in 01/2022 has improved from -355.69 in 01/2020. Operating costs over the period have declined and Revenues have declined.

Cost to Revenue ratio (2)   Multiple to Revenue
   
 01/2020-355.7x
 01/2021-9,354.1x
 01/2022-11,139.5x
   
Average multiple over 3 periods+-754.5x
Strength of costs to revenues relationship ±
Low
High

(2) Costs include selling and admin, depreciation, amortisation and other operating costs.

Valuation

Financial Metric
Price multiple to metric
Relationship strength between metric and share price ±
  
Operating Income17.6x
NI17.6x
FCF-31.1x
DPS-
Assets0.6x
CE0.6x

The Relationship Strength is statistical measure of how close the data is to a line of best-fit line between share price and the metric shown. It is scaled between zero (no relationship) and 5 (strong relationship).

In this case Capital Employed has the strongest relationship to share price, with the company's Market Capital value at 0.6x Capital Employed.

+ In cases of change in accounting period length, the average is for the last 3 periods. In all cases, it is dependent on published available data and may be for periods shorter than 3 years

± The ‘Strength’ bar shows the strength of the statistical linear relationship of the metrics shown in the chart over the last three periods of data.

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Last results date:     31.01.22
Price / Operating Income 17.56
Price / Free Cash Flow (31.12)
Price / Book Value 0.70
   
PE Ratio 17.86
PEG 657.98%
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Free Cash Yield (3.16)%

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31.01.20
(£)
31.01.21
(£)
31.01.22
(£)
Income Statement      
Revenue 101,5664,089514
Operating Income 36,227,10338,253,0465,726,220
Net Income 36,224,74338,253,0465,726,220
       
Balance Sheet      
Total Assets 109,222,917145,309,075168,165,249
Total Liabilities 4,964,9214,616,46724,540,272
Total Equity 104,257,996140,692,608143,624,977
       
Operating Margin 35,668.53%935,511.03%1,114,050.58%
EPS - Basic 112.87p116.69p17.86p
EPS - Growth (580.83)%3.39%(84.70)%
Dividend Per Share ---
Average Shares Outstanding 32.10m32.78m32.07m
       
ROA 41.77%30.06%3.65%
ROCE 41.77%30.06%3.70%
ROE 44.16%31.23%4.03%

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31.01.20
(£)
31.01.21
(£)
31.01.22
(£)
Revenue 101,5664,089514
Operating Expenses (36,125,537)(38,248,957)(5,725,706)
Depreciation & Amortisation ---
Loan Loss Provision ---
Operating Income 36,227,10338,253,0465,726,220
Unusual Expense (incl. Exceptionals) ---
Non-Operating Expense (2,360)--
Profit (pre-tax) 36,224,74338,253,0465,726,220
Taxation ---
Other Expenses and Minortity Interest ---
Net Income 36,224,74338,253,0465,726,220

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31.01.20
(£)
31.01.21
(£)
31.01.22
(£)
Cash from Operations (2,886,244)(2,892,567)(3,231,352)
Cash from Investing 1,011,1558,292,523(12,889,287)
Cash from Financing (1,645,742)(3,150,038)15,810,980
Other Miscellaneous ---
Net Cash Flow (3,520,831)2,249,918(309,659)

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31.01.20
(£)
31.01.21
(£)
31.01.22
(£)
Cash 25,604,78327,854,70127,545,042
Other Assets 83,618,134117,454,374140,620,207
Total Assets 109,222,917145,309,075168,165,249
Deposits and Debt 3,936,2173,956,82223,557,617
Other Liabilities 1,028,704659,645982,655
Total Liabilities 4,964,9214,616,46724,540,272
Net Assets 104,257,996140,692,608143,624,977
Total Equity 104,257,996140,692,608143,624,977

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Address

Business Address

EPE Special Opportunities Ltd, Ordnance House, 31 Pier Road, St Helier, JE4 8PW, Jersey.

Phone: +44 (0) 1624 681 250

Registered Address

Ordnance House, 31 Pier Road, St Helier, JE4 8PW, Jersey.

Contacts

Corporate Adviser

Numis Securities Ltd., 5th Floor, London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London, United Kingdom.

Email: mail@numis.com

Phone: +44 (0)20 7260 1000

Registrar

Computershare Investor Services plc (C.I.), PO Box 83, Ordnance House, 31 Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 8PW, Jersey.

Email: info@computershareci.com

Phone: 01534 825200

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