Continuing from the post where I said I was sniffing around the energy services names I took a look at McCoy Global. I’m no stranger to McCoy and owned it a few times in the past. The most recent post is from early 2012. I ended up selling in mid 2013 and early 2014.
McCoy is a leader in threaded connections in well casings. They have exposure to onshore and offshore markets. Despite listing in Toronto, they do most of their business internationally. About 5% of their revenue is derived from the WCSB.
McCoy has worked to remove the high cost manufacturing form their book of business, they outsource as much as possible now. Focusing on supply chain as they have become a global business has been a priority; especially given their size, their geographical exposure and large business customer base.
Their current backlog was only 9.9mil in Q1 2019, down from 15mil at the end of 2018. 7.2 mil of orders came in April 2019 and this gives confidence that they will survive this lean environment. Their top line has bounced back somewhat after the lows in 2016, but is very far below previous cycle peaks. As you can see McCoy has done what they can to control opex costs.
At $0.63 (from a few weeks ago) McCoy has a market cap of just over $17mil and an EV of $12mil. See the valuations below.
Management compensation is reasonable and the board owns 3%. It could be better, but I’ve definitely seen worse in O&G. Several large institutions own significant stakes in McCoy.
McCoy has also continued to invest in R&D and building a suite of products that uses data to ensure the best possible connection and monitoring for the customer. I’m expecting a couple new products by the end of 2019.
Given the ever increasing well complexity (which lend well to McCoy’s products), diverse geographical exposure, off-the-grid size of the business and modest valuation; I feel that McCoy has substantially more upside than downside.
Are you finding any value out there?
Disclosure: the author is long MCB.to at time of writing.