Key Insights On Three FTSE Stocks – CLG, CPS and MTW

Key Insights On Three FTSE Stocks – CLG, CPS and MTW
Clipper Logistics Plc

Clipper Logistics Plc (CLG) is a Leeds, the United Kingdom based logistics support company that is involved in the provision of services like logistics management, e-fulfilment and return management to the retail industry. The company has expertise in retail and high-value logistics. The company has the fleet of vehicles, depots, warehousing facilities, the operational structures and the professionals to run on contracts of all big and small sizes and envision a bigger path without avoiding the day to day detailing. The company’s major operations are run through two divisions which are Value-added logistics services and Commercial vehicles. The company provides these through a vast range of tailor- made services such as multichannel, Boomerang Returns Management, Technical Services, Click link (a Closed Loop B2B next day delivery mechanism), Genesis, Warehousing, Urban and Retail Consolidation, Secured Logistics, Customs and Bonded warehousing, UK and European Transport, Specialist Fashion services, Port deconsolidation logistics and Contract Packaging solutions. The company’s client list includes some of the biggest retail brands in the world such as Giorgio Armani, Antler, Hope and Ivy, Imperial Tobacco, L’Oréal, H&M, Marks and Spencer’s and Morrisons.

CLG Financial Performance (Final results for the year ended 30th April 2019)

The company announced its final results for the year ended 30th April 2019 on 30th August 2019. The company reported that its group revenue had increased by 15.0 per cent year on year from £400.1 million in FY 2018 to £460.2 million in FY 2019. This was driven by major revenue growth in the Value-Added logistics division in the United Kingdom and Europe, up by 27 per cent year on year from £298.5 million in FY 2018 to £379.2 million in FY 2019. E-fulfilment and returns management services division also showed significant growth in the revenue of 46.8 per cent year on year from £159.4 million in FY 2018 to £233.9 million in FY 2019. The company also highlighted that the group Earnings before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) before property-related income grew at 18 per cent year on year at £17.1 million in FY 2019 from £14.5 million in FY 2018. However, this performance did not translate into Group’s profit after tax (PAT) as it was reported to have declined from £14.3 million in FY 2018 to £13.4 million in FY 2019. Earnings per Share (EPS) was reported to have declined too, from GBX 14.2 per share in FY 2018 to GBX 13.2 per share in FY 2019. The company generated £28.3 million in cash from operations during the period, a 15.51 per cent year on year increase as compared to the cash generated in FY 2018 at £24.5 million. The company also declared a dividend of GBX 9.7 per share, a 15.5 per cent year on year increase in comparison with the previous year’s dividend.

CLG Share Price Performance

On 21st October 2019, at 08:25 A.M., while writing, Clipper Logistics Plc’s stock’s current market price was at GBX 231.50 per share, an increase of 0.65 per cent or GBX 1.50 per share as compared to the previous day’s reported closing price at GBX 230.00 per share. At the current market price, the company’s shares were trading 20.07 per cent above the 52-week low price of GBX 192.80 per share, which was set on October 11, 2019. This was also 26.39 per cent below the 52-week high price of 314.50, which the company’s shares set on May 22, 2018. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was currently reported at £233.82 million.

By the time of writing, 4,820 of company’s stocks had been traded for the day. The average volume of trade, per day, in the last one year was at 223,660 stocks. The company’s stock had lost 16.73 per cent in the last one year, from the price of 283.00.

The Beta of the stock has been reported to be at 0.8997, from which it can be inferred that the stock’s price movement, is marginally less volatile as compared to the movement of the comparative benchmark index.

CPL Resources Plc

CPL Resources Plc (CPS) is an Ireland based company that is engaged in the provision of talent solutions. The company partners with various firms through all industries across the globe, in designing and executing solutions in Recruitment, Flexible Talent Management and Strategic Talent Advisory for these businesses. The company has around 1.3 million candidates in its database, with around 35,000 applications per month. CPL operates in around 48 locations globally. The company’s range of services includes Recruitment Solutions, Outsourcing, Temporary and Interim staffing solutions as well as consulting other businesses in the talent solutions domain. The company’s clients include the likes of Pfizer, Skylads, RCSI and Mac Stadium.

CPL Financial Performance (Final results for the year ended 30th June 2019)

On 10th September 2019, the company announced its final results for the year ended 30th June 2019. The company reported an 8 per cent year on year increase in revenue to €564.9 million during the year. The company also highlighted a 16 per cent year on year increase in the gross profit to €96.3 million in FY 2019. The Profit before Tax reported an increase of 33 per cent year on year to €24.6 million. The Earnings per share was reported at GBX 77.3 per share in FY 2019, an increase of 37 per cent year on year. The company also proposed a dividend of GBX 19.0 per share for the year.

CPS Share Price Performance

On 21st October 2019, at 08:17 A.M., while writing, CPL Resources Plc’s stock’s current market price was at GBX 577.50 per share, no change in price as compared to the previous day’s reported closing price. At the current market price, the company’s shares were trading 15.5 per cent above the 52- week low price of GBX 500.00 per share, which was set on May 29, 2019. This was also 9.76 per cent below the 52-week high price of 640.00, which the company’s shares set on October 02, 2018. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was currently reported at £158.49 million.

The average volume of trade, per day, in the last one year, was at 107,500 stocks. The company’s stock has gained 12.14 per cent in the last one year, from the price of 530.00.

The Beta of the stock has been reported to be at 0.4379, from which it can be inferred that the stock’s price movement is less volatile as compared to the movement of the comparative benchmark index.

Mattioli Woods Plc

Mattioli Woods Plc (MTW) is a Leicester; the United Kingdom based financial services company that is engaged in providing wealth management services. The company’s range of wealth management services includes Financial Planning, Investment Management, Pension solutions, Property solutions, as well as insurance products and services. The company also has another division which is the Employee Benefits division, through which, it provides various firms with custom made Employee Benefit, products and services that include Flexible Benefits, Pension and Workplace savings, Financial Education, Health and wellbeing, Employee engagement and other global solutions.

MTW Financial Performance (Final results for the year ended 31st May 2019)

The company announced its final results for the year ended 31st May 2019 on 3rd September 2019. The revenue was almost flat at £58.5 million, as compared to the previous year’s revenue at £58.7 million. The company highlighted that 90.2 per cent of the total revenues were recurring revenues. The company reported that the operating profit before finances was at £9.8 million, an increase of 2.1 per cent year on year. Adjusted EBITDA was reported at an increase of 16.0 per cent year on year at £14.5 million in 2019 as against £12.5 million in 2018. This also translated into adjusted Profit before Tax, which was at a year on year increase of 8.8 per cent, reported at £12.3 million in 2019. The company proposed a total dividend of GBX 20.0 per share, an increase of 17.6 per cent year on year.

MTW Share Price Performance

On 21st October 2019, at 08:10 A.M., while writing, Mattioli Woods Plc’s stock’s current market price was at GBX 677.50.00 per share, an increase of 1.88 per cent or GBX 12.50 per share as compared to the previous day’s reported closing price at GBX 665.00 per share. At the current market price, the company’s shares were trading 9.27 per cent above the 52-week low price of GBX 620.00 per share, which was set on November 30, 2018. This was also 19.82 per cent below the 52-week high price of 845.00, which the company’s shares set on October 22, 2018. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was currently reported at £178.31 million.

By the time of writing, 4,000 of company’s stocks had been traded for the day. The average volume of trade, per day, in the last one year, was at 31,090 stocks. The company’s stock has lost 19.82 per cent in the last one year, from the price of 845.00, which was also the 52-week high price as mentioned above.

The Beta of the stock has been reported to be at 0.5467, from which it can be inferred that the stock’s price movement, is less volatile as compared to the movement of the comparative benchmark index.