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Braemar is the second largest shipbroker in the world, providing broking services to the dry cargo, deep sea tanker, specialised tanker and sale and purchase markets. It also addresses the fast-growing areas of offshore and renewables, securities and financial markets.
The global deep sea shipping fleet has been steadily expanding. A key driver has been growing international trade, which is likely to continue and should have a direct benefit on the shipbroking industry. While some charter rates are currently very high, for example tanker ship charter rates, others like the Baltic Dry Index are broadly within a historical average range and other indicators such as fleet age and low new vessel order books for certain key trades point to greater future demand, thus balancing risks and growth.
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Braemar completed a corporate transformation in mid-2022, which saw it move away from being a widely spread shipping services company to a clearly focused broking operation. Allied to the transformation is Braemar’s growth strategy, which has management focused on doubling the business within four years. Braemar’s FY23 operating profit announced in the March FY trading update was in line with our estimates, but we raised our forecasts to reflect good trading and an exchange rate tailwind. Our valuation remains 520p. The shares are temporarily suspended while the company investigates an historic transaction. Braemar expects to request a restoration of the listing of its ordinary shares on publication of its FY23 results. Grant Foley was appointed CFO on 1 August.
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