Blue Cap

DB: B7E

€76.4m market cap

€19.2 last close

Blue Cap is a Munich-based industrial holding company, investing in medium-sized manufacturing companies with a turnover range of €10-100m.

Investment summary

Blue Cap’s solid 2018 results were epitomised by a 15% rise in NAV and a positive trading statement. Management confidence in continued operational gains across the board and long-term turnaround potential at Knauer is complemented by an increasing appetite for transformative investments. However, such optimism risks being obscured by the demands of its new major shareholder, PartnerFonds (44%), even if hitherto settled judicially in favour of Blue Cap management, and now looking to be resolved amicably in the interests of all shareholders. Despite more challenging conditions (consensus forecasts have been reduced), the 40% share price discount to NAV (€29.55 at December 2018) appears excessive.

Sector
Industrials
Share price graph
Price performance
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Actual 3.5 19.6 (25.3)
Relative* 4.0 12.6 (19.1)
52-week high/low €27.9/€14.0
*% relative to local index
Key management
Hannspeter Schubert CEO
Matthias Kosch Financial Controller
Tobias Eiblmeier Manager M&A