5 Stocks Under Review – CGS, AV, BCA, BATS, DC

5 Stocks Under Review – CGS, AV, BCA, BATS, DC

Castings PLC

Castings PLC (CGS) is into industrial engineering, focusing on mechanising iron and aluminium castings, and caters to domestic as well as global industrial markets.

Financial highlights – FY19 (£, million)

The revenue of the company stood at £150.2 million in FY19 as against £133.3 million in FY18. The company’s operating profit stood at £13.9 million in FY19 as against £11.9 million in FY18. The company’s Profit (before income tax and exceptional items) has surged to £15.3 million this year as against £12.0 million in FY18. As a result, Basic EPS (earnings per share) surged by 12.3 per cent to 25.23 pence this year as against 22.46 pence in FY18. The management has recommended a revision in the final dividend to 11.40 pence per share this year. Furthermore, a supplementary dividend of 15 pence has been announced. The company paid dividends of £6.3 million to shareholders this year as against £6.1 million in FY18.

Share price performance

Daily Chart as at July-12-19, after the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On July 12, 2019, Castings PLC shares closed at GBX 428, down by 0.7 per cent against the previous day closing price.

Stock’s 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 468.00 /GBX 341.00. At the time of writing, the share was trading 8.55 per cent lower than the 52w High and 25.51 per cent higher than the 52w low.

The company’s market capitalisation was around £185.94 million with a dividend yield of 6.96 per cent.

Stock’s average traded volume for 5 days was 2,566.20; 30 days – 5,900.73 and 90 days – 21,560.97.

Aviva PLC

Aviva PLC (AV) is an insurance company based in the United Kingdom and deals in pure insurance (Life/Non-life) and savings products along with asset management business. The group differentiates its operations based on geographical segments such as the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Asia.

Recent News

The company has confirmed the appointment of Belen Garcia on the position of Chair of the Board (Risk Committee) and as a member of the board (Audit Committee).

The company’s total dividend per share stood at 30 pence this year as against 27.4 pence in FY17. In FY18, the dividend payout ratio stood at 51.4 per cent.

 Financial Highlights – FY 2018 (£, million)

 

The group’s adjusted operating profit rose by 2 per cent to £3,116 million against £3,068 million in FY2017, driven by an increase in long-term savings and bulk purchase annuities in the United Kingdom. The group’s operating EPS stood at 58.4 pence this year as against 54.8 pence in FY17, reflecting a surge of 3.6 pence. The group’s PAT (IFRS) stood at £1,687 million this year as against £1,646 million in FY17, while basic EPS stood at 38.2 pence this year as against 35 pence in FY17.

Share price performance

Daily Chart as at July-12-19, after the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On July 12, 2019, Aviva PLC shares ended at GBX 424 and remained flat against the previous day closing price.

Stock’s 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 504.60 /GBX 361.80. At the time of writing, the share was trading lower than the 52 weeks High by 15.97 per cent and higher than the 52 weeks Low by 17.19 per cent.

Stock’s average traded volume for 5 days was 5,483,610.20; 30 days – 7,827,735.80 and 90 days – 8,440,323.90. The company’s market capitalisation was around £16.54 billion with a dividend yield of 7.08 per cent.

BCA Marketplace PLC

BCA Marketplace Plc is headquartered in the United Kingdom and provides vehicle purchase services. The company operates through three divisions: vehicle re-marketing division, vehicle buying division and automotive division. The vehicle re-marketing division facilitates the exchange of used vehicles between vendors and buyers through both physical and online auctions. The vehicle buying division purchases used vehicles directly from the public in the UK and the Netherlands, which it then disposes of through the vehicle re-marketing division. The automotive division provides a variety of services for new vehicles from the post of entry. The company operates over 200 physical locations in the UK, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland and Switzerland.

Financial Highlights – FY19 (£, million)

The revenue of the company stood at £3,028 million in FY19 as against £2,431.5 million in FY18. This can be attributed to the growth across all the segments. The company’s PAT stood at £68.6 million in FY19, which was 20.4 per cent more than £57 million in FY18. The adjusted PBT stood at £132.8 million in FY19 as against £120.9 million in FY18. The company’s adjusted diluted EPS stood at 12.9 pence this year as against 11.4 pence in FY18. The management is looking forward to a dividend payout ratio of 75 per cent of earnings. The management has proposed a final dividend of 6.65 pence this year as against 5.95 pence in FY18. The net finance costs incurred by the company were £10.7 million this year as against £11.7 million in FY18.

Share price performance

Daily Chart as at July-12-19, after the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On July 12, 2019, BCA Marketplace shares closed at GBX 243.4, up by 0.16 per cent against the previous day closing price.

Stock’s 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 247.20 /GBX 176.70. At the time of writing, the share was trading 1.54 per cent lower than the 52w High and 37.75 per cent higher than the 52w low. Stock’s average traded volume for 5 days was 5,256,861; 30 days – 8,286,451 and 90 days – 3,408,513.41. The company’s market capitalisation was around £1.90 billion with a dividend yield of 5.46 per cent.

British American Tobacco PLC

British American Tobacco PLC (BATS) is a London, United Kingdom-headquartered multinational tobacco and next-generation products company.  It is one of the world’s biggest consumer goods companies and merchandises its products in more than 200 countries worldwide, covering six continents, and was the market leader in more than 55 countries in 2017. The four geographical segments reportable for the company are divided as United States, Europe and North Africa (ENA), Asia-Pacific and Middle East (APME) and Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa (AMSSA).

Financial Highlights – FY18 (£, million)

The company’s revenue surged to £24,492 million in FY18 while the adjusted revenue surged by 3.5 per cent to £24,312 million on a representative constant rate basis, due to an increase in total price/mix of 7 per cent and a rise of 3.3 per cent in volume from cigarettes and THP. Profit from operations stood at £9,313 million in FY18, and the operating margin surged to 38 per cent this year. The company’s Basic and diluted EPS plunged by 85.6 per cent to 264 pence and 263.2 pence respectively this year.

Share price performance

Daily Chart as at July-12-19, after the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On July 12, 2019, British American Tobacco PLC shares closed at a price level of GBX 2,905.5, up by 0.19 per cent from the last day closing price level.

Stock’s 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 4,265.00/GBX 2,249.00. At the time of writing, the share was trading 31.88 per cent lower than the 52w High and 29.19 per cent higher than the 52w low. Stock’s average traded volume for 5 days was 2,462,471.80; 30 days – 3,298,154.60 and 90 days – 3,643,823.24. The company’s market capitalisation was around £66.36 billion with a dividend yield of 6.92 per cent.

Dixons Carphone PLC

Dixons Carphone PLC (DC) is a British electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company which provides a complete solution for customers across the value chain, ranging from consumer electricals, mobile phones to mobile virtual network operator services. The company’s operations are differentiated in three geographical segments: UK & Ireland, Nordics, and Greece. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom and was founded in 1937.

Financial Highlights – FY19 (£, million)

The company’s revenue (like-for-like) surged by 1 per cent for FY19. The company’s revenue (like-for-like) from UK & Ireland electricals business rose by 1 per cent in FY19. The company’s revenue (like-for-like) from International business increased by 4 per cent in FY19. The company’s reported revenue plunged by 1 per cent to £10,433 million in FY19. The company’s headline PBT stood at £298 million this year as against £382 million in FY18. The Free cash flow of the company stood at £153 million this year as against £172 million in FY18. The company’s net debt surged to £265 million this year as against £249 million in FY18. The company proposed a final dividend of 4.5 pence this year as against 7.75 pence in FY18 and the annual dividend stood at 6.75 pence (FY19) as against 11.25 pence in FY18.

Share price performance

Daily Chart as at July-12-19, after the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On July 12, 2019, Dixons Carphone PLC shares closed at GBX 120.80, up by 4.18 per cent from the previous day closing price.

Stock’s 52 weeks High and Low is GBX 195.00/GBX 90.00. At the time of writing, the share was trading 38 per cent lower than the 52w High and 34.22 per cent higher than the 52w low. Stock’s average traded volume for 5 days was 2,254,559.60; 30 days – 3,508,187.17 and 90 days – 2,555,809.70. The company’s market capitalisation was around £1.40 billion with a dividend yield of 5.59 per cent.

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