Minoan Group - Update

The end game and long awaited value realisation point at the company’s key Cava Sidero project in Crete now looks to be on the horizon for 2019

Minoan Group joined AIM in 2007 to further its project on the Cavo Sidero peninsular in Crete. Amongst other things, holiday makers visit the Greek islands for the relaxed pace of life. Investors have got to admire the stamina and tenacity of the board, led by Executive Chairman Christopher Egleton who, for more than 10 years, has navigated this project through the Greek system to emerge, finally, triumphant in June 2017.

  • Upmarket resort project designed to be the most sustainable in Europe

    This large Crete holiday resort project is being rapidly advanced further through the planning and development process, adding more value. Management are now sensibly seeking to crystallise the large value that has been created by bringing onboard operational and financial partners.

  • Crete has the best climate in Greece and a shortage of upscale resorts

    Problems in the sea and sun destinations of Turkey and Egypt have led to record levels of tourism in Crete, which sits far away from the migrant route. The project lies on an unspoilt peninsular which is a unique location in which to build a modern low density upmarket integrated resort.

  • Travel & Leisure division sold off reducing debt burden materially

    With Stewart Travel now sold, leaving just £900,000 of debt on the balance sheet, the hindrance to a potential outright sale of the company and the prior onerous debt interest burden has now been removed.

  • Our conservative valuation suggests an upside of 244%

    Peer comparisons provide a conservative valuation. We update coverage of Minoan Group with a very conservative target price of 8.6p, offering upside of 244% and accordingly we reiterate our Conviction Buy stance.


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Table: financial overview
Year to Oct 2016A 2017A 2018E 2019E
Revenues (£'000) 7,317 8,700 - -
Pre-tax (£'000) (2,272) (2,516) (1,450) (1,000)
EPS (p) (1.19) (1.23) (0.66) (0.38)
Source: Company accounts & Align Research