[WKN: 121806 | ISIN: DE0001218063] Aktienkurse
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Echtzeit-Aktienkurs FINLAB AG NA O.N.
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Original-Research: FinLab AG (von GBC AG): BUY

03.05.2019 um 15:01 Uhr


Original-Research: FinLab AG - von GBC AG

Einstufung von GBC AG zu FinLab AG

Unternehmen: FinLab AG
ISIN: DE0001218063

Anlass der Studie: Researchstudie (Anno)
Empfehlung: BUY
Kursziel: 28,87 Euro
Kursziel auf Sicht von: 31.12.2019
Letzte Ratingänderung:
Analyst: Cosmin Filker; Matthias Greiffenberger

High profit contributions impacted by fintech investments, decrease in NAV
at HELIAD, relevant hidden reserves in place

Over the course of financial year 2018, FinLab AG successfully maintained
its positive news flow regarding its portfolio companies. Most noteworthy
is the development of the 'flagship investment' Deposit Solutions GmbH, for
which a round of financing was carried out in 2018 on the basis of a
business valuation of USD 500 million. In September 2015, when FinLab AG
initially invested, the Company was valued at just over EUR 20 million,
meaning that the valuation of this investment has risen by a factor of more
than 20. As part of the new financing round, FinLab AG realised gains and
reduced its shareholding from 12% to 7.7% through sales of shares. This
generated an inflow of liquidity of EUR 10.14 million and profits (less
reduction in book value) of EUR 3.80 million.

The other portfolio companies also developed further, with corresponding
positive effects on the financial result of FinLab AG. nextmarkets GmbH was
approved as a securities trading bank, AUTHADA GmbH was certified by the
German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Vaultoro Ltd.
introduced its second product, 'Bar9', FastBill GmbH reported a new
partnership and the new FinLab fund made its first investment, EOS.IO
(FinLab EOS VC Europe I). As a result, the financial result of FinLab AG,
which in part reflects the performance of the unlisted fintech companies,
was once again high at EUR 16.29 million (previous year: EUR 13.00

It is also worth mentioning here that the Company is not necessarily
reliant on the performance of the portfolio companies or on the sale of
shares. The provision of services to subsidiaries and portfolio companies,
as well as dividend income, represent a steady stream of income for FinLab
AG. This is sufficient to cover personnel and material costs, and FinLab is
therefore 'self-sustaining'. This is not always the case for investment
companies. Accordingly, EBIT in the past financial year was also positive
at EUR 0.79 million (previous year: EUR 1.46 million).

The positive performance of the portfolio companies stands in contrast to
price losses in the largest investment, the listed Heliad Equity Partners
GmbH & Co. KGaA. In the past financial year, as a result of amortisations
of shareholdings, Heliad has reported a significant fall in its NAV to EUR
6.20 per share (31/12/17: EUR 12.22 per share), which has led to a
significant decline in the Heliad share price. FinLab's equity, and
therefore also FinLab's NAV, fell by EUR 20.59 million as a result, having
benefited from a consistently positive impetus from this investment in
previous years.

Our valuation of FinLab AG is based on NAV, taking into account possible
hidden reserves in equity. These hidden reserves consist primarily of the
valuations of the fintech portfolio companies and the NAV of the HELIAD
shareholding. On this basis, we have calculated a NAV per share of EUR
28.87 (previously: EUR 32.75), which, at the current share price, still
offers significant upside potential. The lower Heliad NAV is reflected in
the fall in the fair value as calculated by us. We therefore continue to
assign the BUY rating.

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Date and time of completion (german version): 23/04/2019 (2:13 pm)
Date and time of first distribution (german version): 24/04/2019 (9:00 am)
Date and time of completion (english version): 03/05/2019 (2:13 pm)
Date and time of first distribution (english version): 03/05/2019 (3:00 pm)

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