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Hunting - Oil rally boosts shares

November 2016

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  • Epic Code:
  • HTG
  • Price:
  • 499p
Since our last update in December, when we said “hold for recovery” at 319p, the shares have made a Lazarus-like recovery to a high of 517p. This of course reflects a recovery in oil prices.Reflecting the sub US$50 / barrel environment, revenues fell to US$228m (H1 ’15: US$464m), for a loss of US$77m. Net debt was US$87.5m (30 June 2015: US$166.7m).Management has negotiated the cancellation of difficult profit based lending covenants in return for a reduction in debt facility from US$350m to US$200m. It’s also reduced its cost base significantly, slashing head count from 4,003 as at 31 December 2014 to 2,145, a 46% reduction. It’s also closed three manufacturing and 7 distribution facilities. ...

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