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 maintained his EUR 110.00 price target.

ABO Wind published its 2023 annual report and presented record figures. Sales increased by 29% to €300m, and net profit of €27.3m (+11% y/y) was in line with the preliminary figure. For the current year, guidance published in November 2023 foresees a net profit of €25m to €31m. Following the court decision in favour of ABO Wind, the planned change in legal form will take place – probably in May – and ABO Wind AG will become ABO Energy KGaA. The minority shareholders have withdrawn their lawsuit against the change of legal form after the court decision. This means that sentiment is no longer burdened. We forecast further net profit growth to €28.6m for 2024 and confirm our Buy recommendation with an unchanged price target of €110.