Team Internet Group — Solid on all fronts

Team Internet Group (AIM: TIG)

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Team Internet Group — Solid on all fronts

Team Internet’s FY23 trading update confirmed that trading has remained robust with double-digit sales growth across Online Marketing and Online Presence. The total revenue and EBITDA margin were slightly ahead of market consensus and our forecasts, both of which were upgraded in November 2023. Estimated FY23 net debt of US$74m was lower than our US$80.9m forecast, with operating cash conversion reverting to close to 100%. We maintain our FY24 estimates, but these could prove conservative, especially if advertising spend recovers. At 4.8x FY24e EV/EBITDA and 6.4x FY24e P/E, Team Internet’s rating looks low given the company’s growth profile, diversity and growing track record.

Max Hayes

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Max Hayes

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TMT

Team Internet Group

Solid on all fronts

FY23 trading update

Software and comp services

29 January 2024

Price

130p

Market cap

£344m

US$1.27/£

Net debt at 31 December 2023

(estimated from trading update)

US$74m

Shares in issue

288.7m

Free float

77%

Code

TIG

Primary exchange

AIM

Secondary exchange

N/A

Share price performance

Business description

Team Internet Group is a global internet company that derives recurring revenue from privacy-safe, AI-based customer journeys that help online consumers make informed choices, as well as from the distribution of domain names.

Analysts

Max Hayes

+44 (0)20 3077 5700

Dan Ridsdale

+44 (0)20 3077 5700

Team Internet is a research client of Edison Investment Research Limited

Team Internet’s FY23 trading update confirmed that trading has remained robust with double-digit sales growth across Online Marketing and Online Presence. The total revenue and EBITDA margin were slightly ahead of market consensus and our forecasts, both of which were upgraded in November 2023. Estimated FY23 net debt of US$74m was lower than our US$80.9m forecast, with operating cash conversion reverting to close to 100%. We maintain our FY24 estimates, but these could prove conservative, especially if advertising spend recovers. At 4.8x FY24e EV/EBITDA and 6.4x FY24e P/E, Team Internet's rating looks low given the company’s growth profile, diversity and growing track record.

Year end

Revenue (US$m)

Adj EBITDA*

(US$m)

PBT*
(US$m)

Diluted EPS*
(c)

EV/EBITDA
(x)

P/E
(x)

12/21

410.5

46.3

31.9

10.9

10.6

14.6

12/22

728.2

86.0

64.3

21.4

5.7

7.4

12/23e

833.7

94.4

80.1

21.4

5.2

7.5

12/24e

909.6

103.0

89.3

24.7

4.8

6.4

Note: *Excludes impact of share-based payments, foreign exchange charges and non-core operating costs.

For FY23, Team Internet expects to report gross revenue of US$835m (Edison forecast: US$833.7m), net revenue of US$190m (Edison forecast: US$190.6m) and adjusted EBITDA of approximately US$96m (Edison forecast: US$94.4m).

In our H123 review, we discussed the company's ongoing initiative of combining business units to reduce consumer friction and improve operating leverage. The continuing success of this strategy is reflected in a 3pp expansion of Team Internet’s key operating efficiency metric, adjusted EBITDA to net revenue, to 51%. Strong operating efficiency drove a return in adjusted operating cash conversion to close to 100% and supported an estimated robust net debt position of US$74m (0.77x FY23 EBITDA).

Despite challenging conditions, Online Marketing reported 14% y-o-y gross revenue growth to US$656m, at the upper end of industry rates in FY23. This further validates Team Internet's data privacy-focused technology, supported by rising social media and user-generated content engagement.

Online Presence saw a strong 16% y-o-y gross revenue increase to US$179m in FY23 following years of slow growth, driven by demand for exotic top-level domains, pricing optimisation and strategic partnerships. The October 2023 appointment of Simon McCalla as division CEO aims to sustain this momentum into FY24.

We are leaving our estimates unchanged for now but see scope for upside, particularly in Online Marketing, where we believe that click or revenue per 1,000 session rates are starting to stabilise while volumes continue to grow. Major events such as the upcoming US presidential election could drive advertising spend and upside to our forecasts. Team Internet reports launching more products than ever before and signing up a record number of new demand and supply side partners during FY23, which should also support growth.

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This report has been commissioned by Team Internet and prepared and issued by Edison, in consideration of a fee payable by Team Internet. Edison Investment Research standard fees are £60,000 pa for the production and broad dissemination of a detailed note (Outlook) following by regular (typically quarterly) update notes. Fees are paid upfront in cash without recourse. Edison may seek additional fees for the provision of roadshows and related IR services for the client but does not get remunerated for any investment banking services. We never take payment in stock, options or warrants for any of our services.

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This document is prepared and provided by Edison for information purposes only and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation for investment in any securities mentioned or in the topic of this document. A marketing communication under FCA Rules, this document has not been prepared in accordance with the legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and is not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of the dissemination of investment research.

This Communication is being distributed in the United Kingdom and is directed only at (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments, i.e. investment professionals within the meaning of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "FPO") (ii) high net-worth companies, unincorporated associations or other bodies within the meaning of Article 49 of the FPO and (iii) persons to whom it is otherwise lawful to distribute it. The investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to such persons. It is not intended that this document be distributed or passed on, directly or indirectly, to any other class of persons and in any event and under no circumstances should persons of any other description rely on or act upon the contents of this document.

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