First Berlin Equity Research has published a research update on clearvise AG (ISIN: DE000A1EWXA4). Analyst Dr. Karsten von Blumenthal reiterated his BUY rating and decreased the price target from EUR 4.00 to EUR 3.80.
clearvise has reported preliminary 2021 figures which were above guidance and our forecasts. Thanks to high electricity prices, especially in December 2021, the company achieved annual revenue of €32.9m, which exceeded guidance (€31.1m – €31.4m) by 5%. Accordingly, EBITDA of €21.9m was also above the upper end of the EBITDA guidance of €20.5m and 8% higher than our forecast. In addition to this pleasing end to an otherwise weak wind year, clearvise delivered a stellar 30% y/y revenue increase to €11.6m in the first quarter of 2022. We expect clearvise to increase its revenue growth even further (FB 2022E: +36% y/y) in view of continued high electricity prices and through the expansion of the portfolio. The significant increase in yields on risk-free bonds (10-year federal bond currently yields 1.0%) leads to a slight increase in our WACC estimate to 4.3% and thus to a lowering of our price target from €4.00 to €3.80. In view of regulatory improvements (Easter package of the German federal government!) and very high electricity prices, we continue to see the clearvise share as a clear Buy. Price potential >50%.
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