First Berlin Equity Research has published a research update on ABO Wind AG (ISIN: DE0005760029). Analyst Dr. Karsten von Blumenthal reiterated his BUY rating and increased the price target from EUR 92.00 to EUR 109.00.
ABO Wind has published very good half-year figures that exceeded our forecasts. Revenues increased 59% y/y to €98.0m and net income 48% y/y to €9.6m. Management confirmed guidance for 2022 (net income at least at the previous year’s level of €13.8m) and pointed out that full-year earnings growth is likely to be lower than in the first half. The green power project pipeline has grown again and now amounts to more than 20 GW. In addition to this, ABO Wind is developing a hydrogen project pipeline, which will provide electricity for the production of green hydrogen, particularly via very large wind farms in the gigawatt range. This pipeline already has a volume of 15 GW, 11 GW of which is in Canada, where the German and Canadian governments recently concluded an agreement to supply green hydrogen from 2025. We leave our forecasts unchanged for now, but in the light of the good H1 figures do not rule out a guidance increase towards the end of the year. We have included the larger project pipeline and the additional hydrogen project pipeline in our DCF model. This leads to a new fair value of €109 (previously: €92). We confirm our Buy recommendation.