Dolphin Capital advances on Panmure Gordon pick

Dolphin Capital Investors Ltd. (DCI), a developer of holiday and golfing resorts in southeast Europe, the Caribbean and central America, rose the most in 11 weeks after Panmure Gordon said the shares may double in 2013.

The shares gained 4.7 percent to 27.6 pence at 11 a.m., the biggest intraday gain since Oct. 16 and the highest price since Nov. 15. The stock has risen 49 percent over the past six months. It was the second-best performer in the AIM 100 Index.

“The shares continue to trade on an anomalous 71 percent discount to net asset value” even after the company reported “significant developments” across its portfolio, Mark Hughes, an analyst at Panmure Gordon & Co. said in a note to clients on Thursday. “Dolphin Capital is our key small cap pick for 2013.” Hughes has a buy rating on the stock.

Dolphin raised 50 million euros in a share sale in October. One of the company’s Porto Heli projects in the Greek Peloponnese opened to guests last month, the company said, while the first golf course at its Venus Rock resort in Cyprus is due to open in September.

Dolphin is in a much stronger financial position than many other real estate companies that trade at less than the value of their assets with its debts representing 16 percent of the value of its properties and other assets, Hughes said.

“This level of discount represents a significant anomaly,” he said. “We expect the discount to narrow significantly over the coming months.”