Positive H118 results

Healthperm Resourcing 4 October 2018 Update
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Healthperm Resourcing

Positive H118 results

H1 results

Industrial support services

 

4 October 2018

Price

130.5p

Market cap

£11m

Net debt (£m) at 30 June 2018

3.6

Shares in issue

8.7m

Free float

15.3%

Code

HPR

Primary exchange

NEX (Growth)

Secondary exchange

N/A

Share price performance

%

1m

3m

12m

Abs

0.4

0.4

(36.3)

Rel (local)

0.7

1.6

(37.0)

52-week high/low

205p

130p

Business description

Healthperm Resourcing is a healthcare recruitment business, established to address the significant shortfalls in healthcare professionals in the UK and Ireland and the Middle East (61/39% of 2017 revenues). It supplies permanent employees, sourced mainly from the Philippines.

Next events

FY18 pre-close

February 2019 (tbc)

Analyst

Robert Plant

+44 (0)20 3077 5700

Healthperm Resourcing is a research client of Edison Investment Research Limited

Healthperm’s H118 results showed strong revenue growth of 188% and a 281% rise in gross profit. Revenue was boosted by a 188% rise in the number of candidates deployed and gross profit has benefited from an improved mix. The company remains loss making as its ramp-up phase continues but the outlook is positive, supported by a good run of contract wins and entry into new markets. We have maintained our estimates and valuation.

Year end

Revenue (£m)

PBT* (£m)

EPS* (p)

DPS (p)

P/E (x)

Yield (%)

12/16

0.0

(1.8)

(20.8)

0.0

N/A

N/A

12/17

0.2

(1.9)

(23.9)

0.0

N/A

N/A

12/18e

0.9

(2.3)

(26.3)

0.0

N/A

N/A

12/19e

2.8

(0.6)

(7.3)

0.0

N/A

N/A

Note: *PBT and EPS are normalised, excluding amortisation of acquired intangibles, exceptional items and share-based payments.

H118 saw strong revenue and gross profit growth

Healthperm saw a 188% rise in candidates deployed in H118, which led to an equivalent rise in revenue to £297k. Gross profit rose even faster, by 281%, which reflects a more profitable mix. The company is still in a ramp-up phase so made a loss before taxation of £1,364k compared to a loss of £840k last year. Cash conversion improved, due mainly to better working capital, and we think as Healthperm grows, its position with customers and suppliers will strengthen, and its working capital will probably improve further.

Positive outlook supported by contract wins

Healthperm had a good level of new contracts wins covering nine hospitals in H118, including with Medway, its largest ever contract. The company has also entered Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for the first time. The tone of the outlook was encouraging, saying ‘the board anticipates the group will agree additional mandates with NHS hospitals in the UK and healthcare organisations in the Middle East for the recruitment of nurses, doctors and other allied healthcare professionals’.

A growing shortage of healthcare professionals

We think the structural outlook for Healthperm is good as its main markets of the UK and the Middle East have a growing shortage of healthcare professionals. We note that the UK’s Migration Advisory Committee last month recommended that after Brexit the UK no longer should give favourable treatment to EU immigrants and we think this could favour Healthperm, which recruits from outside the EU.

Valuation: DCF gives 121% upside

Our preferred measure for valuing companies is a DCF. We think this is particularly useful in the case of Healthperm, given it is likely to be loss making until 2019, but thereafter profits should rise sharply. Our base case DCF ascribes a value of 288p for Healthperm, which represents 121% upside to the current share price. Our DCF uses a WACC of 8.9% and a terminal growth rate of 1.0%.

H118 results show strong revenue growth

In H118 revenue grew by 188% due to an equivalent rise in the number of candidates deployed, from 50 to 144 (Exhibit 1). Gross profit increased by 281%, and we think the company can continue to improve its pricing as it speeds up the process of placing nurses through better selection and training. The operating loss widened by 54% we think as Healthperm continues to invest for growth.

Exhibit 1: Healthperm’s P&L results

£000s

H117

H118

% change

Revenue

103

297

188%

Gross profit

62

236

281%

Operating loss

(792)

(1,217)

54%

Loss before taxation

(840)

(1,364)

62%

EPS (p)

(9.12)

(15.75)

73%

Source: Healthperm

Expansion in all Healthperm’s markets

All three of Healthperm’s markets showed strong growth (Exhibit 2). The UK reported the fastest expansion where we think it has benefited from a good level of new contract wins.

Exhibit 2: Healthperm’s revenue by geography

£000s

H117

H118

% change

UK

57

204

258%

UAE

15

30

100%

Philippines

31

63

103%

Total

103

297

188%

Source: Healthperm

UK (69% of H118 revenue)

In August Healthperm won its largest UK contract, with Medway NHS Foundation Trust, and the statement said that in the remainder of 2018, the company will start recruitment for an initial 400 nurses. New recruitment contracts were also signed with East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Sherwood Forest Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, covering nine hospitals.

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination pass rate for Healthperm candidates was 96% vs the UK national average of 56%, which we think is an important competitive advantage. Healthperm also signed its first recruitment contract in Ireland.

Middle East (10% of H118 revenue)

Healthperm’s language training centre saw students increase from eight to 158, which we think should support future growth in the UK, where some of these students will want to redeploy. First time recruitment contracts were signed in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. We think Saudi Arabia, in particular, could be a large opportunity for Healthperm given that its population is 33m, whereas the UAE, which is Healthperm’s current base in the Middle East, has a population of nine million.

Philippines (21% of H118 revenue)

The Philippines is Healthperm’s main country for the recruitment of healthcare professionals and we think it reassuring the company was awarded an upgraded recruitment licence with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. Healthperm has signed partnership agreements in India and the Caribbean which will diversify its currently reliance on the Philippines.

Cash flow and balance sheet

Healthperm’s cash outflow improved slightly in H118 (Exhibit 3). Although the loss before taxation increased, working capital was better. We believe that as Healthperm becomes larger it can negotiate better terms with customers and suppliers.

Exhibit 3: Healthperm’s cash flow before financing

£000s

H117

H118

% change

Loss before taxation

(840)

(1,364)

62%

Depreciation and amortisation

36

39

8%

Share-based payments

118

n/a

Interest

48

147

206%

Sub-total

(756)

(1,060)

40%

Receivables

(192)

(111)

(42%)

Payables

88

401

356%

Sub-total

(860)

(770)

(10%)

Capex

(3)

(29)

867%

Total

(863)

(799)

(7%)

Source: Healthperm

To fund the cash outflow net debt increased from £2.6m at the end of FY17 to £3.6m, largely financed by the loan note facility. A total of £3.3m out of the £5.0m loan note facility has been drawn. The loan notes are provided by Gulf Healthcare Holdings and are repayable at the end of 2019.

Valuation

Our preferred measure for valuing companies is a DCF. We think this is particularly useful for valuing Healthperm as the company is likely to be loss making during 2019, but we then expect a substantial increase in profits as revenues ramp up. DCFs also lend themselves to valuing business services companies, which are people rather than asset based and are usually highly cash generative. Our base case valuation of Healthperm is 288p, which represents 121% upside to the current share price of 130.5p (Exhibit 4). Our DCF uses a WACC of 8.9% and a terminal growth rate of 1.0%.

Exhibit 4: DCF valuation

£000s

Total discounted cash flows (FY19e to FY29e)

12,254

Discounted terminal value

17,742

Total EV

29,997

Net debt (FY18)

5,068

Equity value

24,928

Number of shares

8,658,181

Value per share (£)

2.88

£000s

Total discounted cash flows (FY19e to FY29e)

Discounted terminal value

Total EV

Net debt (FY18)

Equity value

Number of shares

Value per share (£)

12,254

17,742

29,997

5,068

24,928

8,658,181

2.88

Source: Edison Investment Research

Exhibit 5: Financial summary

December year end

£'000s

2016

2017

2018e

2019e

2020e

IFRS

IFRS

IFRS

IFRS

IFRS

PROFIT & LOSS

Restated

Revenue

 

 

2

244

918

2,813

4,225

Cost of Sales

(1)

(65)

(239)

(660)

(1,017)

Gross Profit

1

179

679

2,152

3,208

EBITDA

 

 

(1,683)

(1,712)

(1,837)

(142)

825

Operating Profit (before amort. and except.)

(1,753)

(1,781)

(1,906)

(226)

710

Intangible Amortisation

0

0

0

0

0

Exceptionals

(1,394)

0

0

0

0

Other

(1,754)

(1,960)

(2,585)

(2,378)

(2,497)

Operating Profit

(3,147)

(1,781)

(1,906)

(226)

710

Net Interest

(36)

(141)

(370)

(410)

(501)

Profit Before Tax (norm)

 

 

(1,789)

(1,922)

(2,276)

(636)

209

Profit Before Tax (FRS 3)

 

 

(3,183)

(1,922)

(2,276)

(636)

209

Defered tax

72

(147)

0

0

0

Profit After Tax (norm)

(1,717)

(2,069)

(2,276)

(636)

209

Profit After Tax (FRS 3)

(3,111)

(2,069)

(2,276)

(636)

209

Average Number of Shares Outstanding (m)

8.3

8.7

8.7

8.7

8.7

EPS - normalised (p)

 

 

(20.8)

(23.9)

(26.3)

(7.3)

2.4

EPS - normalised and fully diluted (p)

 

(20.8)

(23.9)

(26.3)

(7.3)

2.4

EPS - (IFRS) (p)

 

 

(37.6)

(23.9)

(26.3)

(7.3)

2.4

Dividend per share (p)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Gross Margin (%)

50.0

73.4

73.9

76.5

75.9

EBITDA Margin (%)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

19.5

Operating Margin (before GW and except.) (%)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

16.8

BALANCE SHEET

Fixed Assets

 

 

431

211

220

248

291

Intangible Assets

270

201

201

201

201

Tangible Assets

1

10

19

47

90

Investments

160

0

0

0

0

Current Assets

 

 

106

301

979

2,881

4,299

Stocks

0

0

0

0

0

Debtors

84

245

922

2,824

4,242

Cash

22

56

57

57

57

Other

0

0

0

0

0

Current Liabilities

 

 

(727)

(463)

(1,742)

(5,337)

(8,017)

Creditors

(727)

(463)

(1,742)

(5,337)

(8,017)

Short term borrowings

0

0

0

0

0

Long Term Liabilities

 

 

(412)

(2,711)

(5,156)

(6,017)

(6,116)

Long term borrowings

(371)

(2,680)

(5,125)

(5,986)

(6,085)

Other long term liabilities

(41)

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

Net Assets

 

 

(602)

(2,662)

(5,699)

(8,225)

(9,543)

CASH FLOW

Operating Cash Flow

 

 

(1,517)

(2,123)

(2,066)

(423)

444

Net Interest

0

0

(370)

(410)

(501)

Tax

0

0

0

0

0

Capex

0

(9)

(9)

(28)

(42)

Acquisitions/disposals

0

0

0

0

0

Financing

0

0

0

0

0

Dividends

0

0

0

0

0

Net Cash Flow

(1,517)

(2,132)

(2,445)

(861)

(99)

Opening net debt/(cash)

 

 

804

349

2,624

5,068

5,929

HP finance leases initiated

0

0

0

0

0

Other

1,972

(143)

1

0

0

Closing net debt/(cash)

 

 

349

2,624

5,068

5,929

6,028

Source: Healthperm (historics), Edison Investment Research (forecasts)

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