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SigmaRoc - Acquisition lifts eps 5%

February 2022

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  • Epic Code:
  • SRC
  • Price:
  • 97p
The shares rose sharply after SigmaRoc acquired Johnston Quarry for an enterprise value of £45m (including £9m debt and leases). Johnston produces construction aggregates, premium quality building stone and agricultural lime and owns eight quarries and two processing sites based in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire and its Cotswolds ironstone and Bath Stone are highly valued dimensional stone products. Johnston’s EBITDA last year was £5.9m implying an EV / EBITDA multiple of 7.6x, which is attractive given it holds reserves worth 40 years at current production rates. Liberum has upgraded eps by 5% for FY’22 and ’23 for new eps of 6.6p and 7.1p (2-year growth of 45%). Its price target is 130p. With net debt / ...

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