ENX Group is trading well below its "real" value, as IM has stated previously. Of course, amid the prevailing investment despair on the JSE, "real value" is perhaps a term that should be taken with a pinch of salt. Nevertheless, ENX generates high-quality earnings backed by strong cash flows. Net cash flow for the year to end August was about R2bn, or R11 a share. No worries about servicing debt levels here. The balance sheet has also been cleverly re-engineered so that a flexible borrowings template can accommodate the group’s growth ambitions. At this point ENX’s shares — trading at an eight earnings multiple on headline earnings and 6.5 times based on adjusted earnings — appear to offer value for investors willing to look past the current economic mire. ENX is also trading only slightly above its intrinsic NAV of R11 a share, which arguably should not be the case when considering the sizeable "services" element on the group’s business. In short, IM thinks ENX is cheap … very chea...

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