A Quick Review of Five FTSE Stocks- BKG, WEIR, ABF, NMC, SAA

Berkeley Group Holdings Plc

Berkeley Group Holdings plc (LON: BKG) is a holding company which builds homes, park, successful places and public space with all facilities. The company works with trusted allies to deal with the shortage of good quality homes. The company has constructed over 19,600 homes across London, Birmingham and the South of England in the last five years. The company has created six independent companies which are St George, Berkeley Homes, St James, St Edward, St Joseph and St William. The company has delivered more than 10% of all home in London over the last five years.

Financial Highlights

On 6th December 2019, the company announced its interim results for the six months ended 31st October 2019. The company revealed that the revenue decreased by 43.7 per cent from £1,653.4 million in H1 FY 2018 to £930.9 million in H1 FY 2019. The gross profit was also reported at a decline of 30.3 per cent from £482.8 million in H1 FY 2018 to £336.3 million in H1 FY 2019. Earnings per share for the H1 FY2019 were reported to be at GBX 176.4p per share, as compared to GBX 246.0p per share in H1 FY 2018, a decrease of 28.3 per cent.

(Sources: LSE) 

Share Price Performance

On 13th December 2019, at 10:40 AM GMT, at the time of writing, BKG stock price was reported to be trading at GBX 5,078.0 per stock on the London Stock Exchange, an increase of 12.56 per cent or GBX 567.0 per share, as compared to the previous day’s closing price. The market capitalisation (M-Cap) of the company stood at a value of 5.68 billion reportedly, in reference to the share price of the company. The beta of the company’s stock stood at a value of 0.5116.

Weir Group Plc

The Weir Group Plc (LON: WEIR) is the UK-based company, founded in 1871 when two brothers, George and James Weir started engineering firm with the name of G. & J. Weir in the West Coast of Scotland. The company works to solve the toughest operating challenges efficiently, safely, and sustainably as well as helping to provide the essential resources to the growing world. It is the leading engineering business, which is serving infrastructure, mining and oil & gas to the customers in over 50 countries. The company has research centres and manufacturing facilities across the world.

Financial Highlights

On 5th November 2019, the company announced its Interim Management Statement for the third quarter ending 30th September 2019. In the third quarter of 2019, the company’s orders from continuing operations were higher by 4% as compared to the third quarter of 2018. The original equipment orders also increased by 41% (higher by 40% on a like-for-like basis) supported by the £100 million of Iron Bridge order in Minerals. However, Aftermarket orders were down by 7% (down by 15% on a like-for-like basis) due to an accelerated downturn in North American’s oil and gas markets. The company made a book-to-bill ratio of 1.08 in the third quarter of 2019.

Share Price Performance

On 13th December 2019, at 10:41 AM GMT, at the time of writing, WEIR stock price was reported to be trading at GBX 1,533.0 per stock on the London Stock Exchange, an increase of 3.58 per cent or GBX 53.0 per share, as compared to the previous day’s closing price. The market capitalisation (M-Cap) of the company stood at a value of 3.84 billion reportedly, in reference to the share price of the company. The beta of the company’s stock stood at a value of 1.44.

Associated British Foods plc

Associated British Foods plc (LON: ABF) is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group which is operating in over 52 countries of Europe, Southern Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia continents. The company provides an excellent value of safe, nutritious, affordable food and clothing. The company’s businesses enjoy a high degree of independence in the running of their operations. The company’s major segments are agriculture, retail, Grocery, Sugar and ingredients.

Financial Highlights

On 5th November 2019, the company announced its annual results for the year ending 14th September 2019. The company revealed that the revenue increased by 1.06 per cent from £15,574 million in FY 2018 to £15,824 million in H1 FY 2019. The operating profit was reported at a decline of 4.61 per cent from £1,344 million in FY 2018 to £1,282 million in FY 2019. Earnings per share for the FY2019 were reported to be at GBX 111.1p per share, as compared to GBX 127.5p per share in FY 2018, a decrease of 12.8 per cent.

Share price performance

On 13th December 2019, at 10:44 AM GMT, at the time of writing, ABF stock price was reported to be trading at GBX 2,584.0 per stock on the London Stock Exchange, an increase of 6.21 per cent or GBX 151.0 per share, as compared to the previous day’s closing price. The market capitalisation (M-Cap) of the company stood at a value of 19.26 billion reportedly, in reference to the share price of the company. The beta of the company’s stock stood at a value of 1.0.

NMC Health PLC

NMC Health plc (LON: NMC) is a private healthcare company in the United Arab Emirates and is among the leading fertility service providers in the world. The company was the first company from UAE, which got listed on London Stock Exchange and is a part of FTSE 100 index. The company is considered a top 100 blue-chip companies by market cap. The company has more than 2,000 doctors and 20,000 paramedical & support personnel. The company provides treatment to more than 8.5 million patients in Denmark, USA, Colombia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Latvia, Sweden, Slovakia, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Seychelles, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and Brazil in a year.

Financial Highlights

On 22nd August 2019, the company announced its results for the six months ended 30 June 2019. The company revealed that the Pre-IFRS 16 revenue increased by 32.6 per cent from £932.0 million in H1 FY 2018 to £1,236 million in H1 FY 2019. The Pre-IFRS 16 EBIDTA was reported up by 22.6 per cent from £225.5 million in H1 FY 2018 to £276.3 million in H1 FY 2019. Earnings per share for the H1 FY2019 were reported to be at GBX 0.72p per share, as compared to GBX 0.56p per share in H1 FY 2018, an increase of 29.1 per cent.

Share price performance

On 13th December 2019, at 10:44 AM GMT, at the time of writing, NMC stock price was reported to be trading at GBX 2,513.70 per stock on the London Stock Exchange, a decrease of 0.57 per cent or GBX 14.30 per share, as compared to the previous day’s closing price. The market capitalisation (M-Cap) of the company stood at a value of 5.29 billion reportedly, in reference to the share price of the company. The beta of the company’s stock stood at a value of 0.94.

 

M&C Saatchi PLC

M&C Saatchi Plc (LON: SAA) is the UK-based holding and global marketing services company. The company’s business is conducted by 2,597 staff who are employed in over eighty business units. The company was formed in 1995 by Jeremy Sinclair.

carried out by our 2,597 staff, employed in over eighty business units run by local entrepreneurs Trading Updates

On 2nd December 2019, the company announced to make the modification of £11.6 million to be apportioned between its FY2018 and FY2019 results. The company expects the profit before tax for FY2019 to be between below 22% to 27% on like to like basis as compared to FY2018. It is also expecting to have around £5 million of net cash as at 31 December 2019.

The company also announced that management is restructuring the UK office and its exceptional charges would be £2.5 million at the end of the financial year of 2019 though it could generate yearly savings of around £6 million in FY2020 and onwards.

Additionally, the company revised the total value of the earlier disclosed adjustments by £1.15 million compared Company’s interim results.

Share Price Performance

On 13th December 2019, at 10:40 AM GMT, at the time of writing, SAA stock price was reported to be trading at GBX 107.00 per stock on the London Stock Exchange, a decrease of 1.83 per cent or GBX 2.00 per stock, as compared to the previous day’s closing price. The market capitalisation (M-Cap) of the company stood at a value of 101.49 million reportedly, in reference to the share price of the company. The beta of the company’s stock stood at a value of 1.24.