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MTI Wireless Edge - Strong progress continues

MTI Wireless Edge - Strong progress continues

MTI Wireless Edge (LON:MWE) reported results on 11 March for the full year to 31 December 2018. The results show continued strong progress following the August 2018 merger of MTI Wireless Edge with MTI Computers. Revenues increased by 35%, or 2% organically, operating profit +21% organically, and earnings per share (EPS) +14%. The statement also highlights a healthy order backlog and pipeline of opportunities going into 2019.

The company has compelling growth opportunities in all four operating divisions, including 5G wireless systems in Antennas and the global demand for smart irrigation driving Water Solutions. On page 2 we provide an overview of the divisions.

The share price has increased 21% from its lows in January, but remains on a discount valuation, with a 2019e price/earnings multiple of 7.7x and a dividend yield of 6.5%. We consider these metrics surprisingly low for a company with net cash balances and a strong growth outlook.

Data in the table is shown on a pro-forma basis for 2017 and 2018 (merger applied for 12 months) and using an exchange rate of US1.30 to the pound to calculate a dividend yield.

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MTI Wireless Edge (LON:MWE) is a technology group focussed on communication and radio frequency solutions. The applications addressed include civil and military communications, wireless irrigation controls, and speciality consulting services in the antennas and electronics space.

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January 25 2019

During the last week, the company has made two significant announcements:

  • The nomination of Moni Borovitz as CEO, from finance director previously, subject to the annual general meeting on 14 March.
  • A share buyback of up to £150k, commencing 28 January

The company came into being in its current form via the August 2018 merger of MTI Wireless Edge with MTI Computers, with Moni Borovitz playing a leading role in delivering the merger.

In this report, we present a reminder of the key dynamics of the merger. We note that since the merger, the share price has yet to stabilise and we believe that the buyback may be helpful in this regard.

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