Berenberg lowers target price on Vitec
Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on live streaming technology outfit Vitec from 1,840.0p to 1,590.op on Tuesday but stated the firm had still delivered a "solid recovery" and a "positive outlook" for 2022.
Berenberg said Vitec pulled off a solid performance in 2021, driven by a permanent structural change in the content-creation market and strong end-market recovery.
The German bank said that Vitec now estimates that roughly 75% of its revenue was now exposed to internet-driven photography, subscription platforms and live-streaming, which were all experiencing double-digit growth at present.
However, although Berenberg acknowledged that Vitec's shares had performed "exceptionally well" throughout the year, it noted that in recent weeks they had pulled back by roughly 20%, leading it to cut its target price but reiterate its 'buy' rating on the stock.
"We increase our revenue and adjusted earnings before interest and tax forecasts for full-year 2022 and 2023. We expect net debt will trend towards circa 2.3x by 30 June 2022, from 2.1x. Our price target falls to better reflect higher near-term market risks and peer group multiples. Shares currently trade on a compelling 14x full-year 2023 price-to-earnings ratio and 9x enterprise value/earnings before interest, tax, deprecation and amortisation ratio which offers upside of 34% to Monday's close," said Berenberg.