PVA TePla — Underpinning the FY28 revenue target

PVA TePla (FRA: TPE)

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PVA TePla — Underpinning the FY28 revenue target

PVA TePla (PVA) hosted its first capital markets day last week. As expected, it was a deep dive into the company’s activities and explained the underpinning of the mid-term (FY28) target of doubling revenues to c €500m, which PVA communicated in March. Organic growth, partly driven by capex of up to €60m with a peak in 2024 or 2025, and M&A are the means to reach the new target. The strategy will be supported by a new financing package, which gives the company more firepower if it wants to make a bigger acquisition.

Edwin de Jong

Written by

Edwin De Jong

Analyst

TMT

PVA TePla

Capital markets day

Technology

23 May 2024

Price

€19.07

Market cap

€415m

Net cash (€m) at end Q124

3.4

Shares in issue

21.7m

Free float

86%

Code

TPE

Primary exchange

Deutsche Börse

Secondary exchange

N/A

Share price performance

Business description

PVA TePla is a German equipment supplier, mostly for the semiconductor industry but also for the industrial market. Within the sector, it is a technology leader in the synthesis (including crystal growing), joining and refining of materials, especially steel. Metrology (acoustic/chemical/ optical), especially for the semiconductor sector, is gaining importance and this is a clear growth market.

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Edwin De Jong

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PVA TePla is a research client of Edison Investment Research Limited

PVA TePla (PVA) hosted its first capital markets day last week. As expected, it was a deep dive into the company’s activities and explained the underpinning of the mid-term (FY28) target of doubling revenues to c €500m, which PVA communicated in March. Organic growth, partly driven by capex of up to €60m with a peak in 2024 or 2025, and M&A are the means to reach the new target. The strategy will be supported by a new financing package, which gives the company more firepower if it wants to make a bigger acquisition.

Underpinning the FY28 revenue target

Year
end

Revenue
(€m)

PBT*
(€m)

EPS*
(€)

DPS
(€)

P/E
(x)

Yield
(%)

12/22

205.2

24.6

0.85

0.0

22.4

N/A

12/23

263.4

36.3

1.22

0.0

15.6

N/A

12/24e

284.2

42.9

1.44

0.0

13.2

N/A

12/25e

305.9

47.8

1.60

0.0

11.9

N/A

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

PVA’s well-attended capital markets day provided new insights on its core competencies and the way it wants to expand to reach €500m in revenue by 2028. FY24 guided revenue growth of 6.3% at the midpoint of the range and a similar growth rate in FY25 are moderate given the historical profile, as PVA is investing in future growth, with projected investments of up to €60m. These investments are aimed at expansion in North America, innovation (with the technology hub, among other things, exploring new areas of growth like silicon carbide processes), production capacity and IT. M&A is also an integral part of the strategy.

To finance its growth strategy, PVA has secured a new, larger credit facility and structure. The previous package included a financing facility of €160m and utilised guarantee facilities of €95m (€255m in total). The latter are intended as security for the providers of pre-paid orders. The total financing package has increased to €455m. PVA is not drawing on its credit facilities at the moment and has a net cash position. With management guidance unchanged, we have made no changes to our estimates.

We also gained more insight into PVA’s technology portfolio at the capital markets day. In materials technology, PVA’s strengths are the ability to handle pressure, temperature and graphite in a very precise manner in a furnace to create seamless bonds or uniform coatings for complex and/or high-density metal applications. In addition to semiconductors (like silicon and silicon carbide crystal growing), there are advanced materials applications in solar, heavy industry, wind turbines and aerospace. In metrology, which originated from the need for precise measurements in the materials technology activities, speed, percentage error detection and non-destructive methods are most important. Also, PVA’s main strength is metrology for materials, for instance strains in wafers or consistency of silicon ingots or silicon carbide boules. Customers vary from the top three worldwide chipmakers to wafer fabs. Competition is mainly from Hitachi and Nordson.

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