First Berlin Equity Research has published a research update on 2G Energy AG (ISIN: DE000A0HL8N9). Analyst Dr. Karsten von Blumenthal reiterated his BUY rating and maintained his EUR 31.00 price target.

2G Energy has published Q3 revenue, total output and EBIT which are in line with our expectations. All three KPIs showed strong growth on both a Q3 and 9M basis. Total output after nine months was up 29% y/y at €228m demonstrating continuing high factory output. Thanks to the jump in sales (+20% y/y) and only slightly higher ratios for material costs and other operating expenses, 9M EBIT grew more strongly than sales by 69% to €6.1m. As the fourth quarter is by far the seasonally strongest quarter, the full-year figures are likely to be at the upper end of the guidance range (sales: €290m – €310m, EBIT margin: 6% – 8%) following the very good 9M figures. An updated DCF model still results in a €31 price target. We confirm our Buy recommendation.