CIBC World Markets Inc. raised its price target on shares of Black Diamond Group Ltd. (TSE:BDI) to $26 from $24, while maintaining its "Sector Outperformer" rating.
After the company's first quarter results, the brokerage increased its 2012 EBITDA estimate to $119.45 million from $115.14 million and its 2013 estimate to $140.20 million from $133.67 million.
Black Diamond reported solid Q1 results with EBITDA of $26.5 million compared to CIBC's estimate of $25.5 million and consensus of $26.5 million. Operationally, strong rental revenue (and associated higher EBITDA margins) more than offset lower non-rental contribution.
BDI also announced an increase in its 2012 capital program by $25 million to $95 million ($74 million is committed). The increase is spread across all four segments but largely focused on the camps business, with deployments expected to be largely in 2012.
In conjunction with results BDI increased its monthly dividend to $0.06 from $0.055. With the increased dividend and capital program, CIBC estimates Black Diamond will outspend cash flow by about $13 million, although this will be covered by the $16 million of cash on hand at the end of Q1-2012.
The net impact is a bump in the brokerage's price target. BDI is trading at: 7.5 times 2012 EV/EBITDA, 14.2 times 2012 EPS and 8.1 times 2012 cash flow per share (CFPS); and 5.9 times 2013 EV/EBITDA, 11.8 times 2013 EPS and 7.2 times 2013 CFPS, a modest premium to its North American peer group.
Black Diamond rents modular structures for use as workforce accommodation and temporary workspace. It also rents various types of oilfield equipment used in the exploration and production of oil and gas and to provide complementary services, including transportation, installation, dismantling, repair and maintenance of modular structures and oilfield rental equipment.
BDI is trading up 0.56% at $21.52 on Thursday.