First Berlin Equity Research has published a research update on 2G Energy AG (ISIN: DE000A0HL8N9). Analyst Dr. Karsten von Blumenthal reiterated his ADD rating and maintained his EUR 123.00 price target.

2G Energy has published its 2021 annual report. The figures are in line with those already reported. Net income was €12.6m, up 6% y/y and 4% above our forecast. A strong year-end order backlog of €153m and a buoyant Q1/22 order intake of €54m (+15% y/y) provide an excellent foundation for our revenue forecast of €297m, of which €172m will come from plant sales. High natural gas prices and the risk of a disruption in gas imports from Russia strengthen the appeal of the highly energy-efficient combined heat and power (CHP) plants. As a backbone technology of the energy transition, the importance of CHP is increasing in view of the German government’s decision to accelerate the decarbonisation of the energy supply as part of the "Easter Package". We consider 2G, with its broad range of CHP plants (20 kW to 4.5 MW) that can run on lean gases or hydrogen in addition to natural gas, to be very well positioned to participate in the accelerated energy transition. For 2022, the company maintains its guidance (sales €280m – €310m with an EBIT margin of 6% – 8%). 2G plans a 1:4 stock split to make the stock more attractive to retail investors and further increase share liquidity. The proposed dividend of €0.50 per share represents an 11% increase over the prior year dividend. At the current share price level, the stock remains highly valued with a 2022E P/E ratio of around 36. We leave our forecasts unchanged and have updated the DCF model. Our price target remains at €123. We stick to our Add recommendation.