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 109.00 to EUR 112.00.
After a better than expected performance in the second half of the year with the sale of some large wind farm and solar projects (515 MW wind farm project in Canada, two 100 MW solar projects in South Africa), ABO Wind has raised its net profit guidance from €13.8m to almost €17m. The company is now also more optimistic for 2023 and expects a net profit between €22m – €26m. Previously, ABO Wind had expected to exceed the €20m threshold in 2024. We increase our net profit estimate for 2022 to €16.8m and see the net profit guidance for 2023 as a confirmation of our forecast of €24m. In addition to the large international green power project pipeline of over 20 GW (as of August 2022), ABO Wind has built up an international hydrogen project pipeline of approximately 15 GW. We believe that the company is in an excellent position to generate profitable growth in the coming years. An updated DCF model yields a new price target of €112 (previously: €109). We believe that the share is attractively valued (appreciation potential: ~80%) and reiterate our Buy recommendation.