Analysing Performance of LSE Listed Optibiotix Health Plc, GVC Holdings Plc & Premier Foods Plc

Optibiotix Health Plc

Optibiotix Health Plc (LON: OPTI) is a United Kingdom domiciled life sciences company, engaged in the research and development into microbiome modulators. Headquartered in York, the company identifies and develops a range of products to modify the human microbiome. The company principally targets lifestyle ailments like Obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The group has established a pipeline of microbiome modulators, while this can impact on the energy harvest, appetite suppression, and lipid and cholesterol management. The company are differentiated in three core screening platform: OptiScreen, OptiBiome, and OptiBiotics.

The shares of the company were admitted into the London Stock Exchange on 05 August 2014. There the shares are identified and traded with the ticker name OPTI and trade in the Alternative investment Market (AIM) segment of the London Stock Exchange. The stocks of the company also form part of the FTSE AIM All share index.

Trading Update

The company on 17 January 2020 came out with a trading update ahead of the group annual results for the year ending on 30 November 2019.

  • The total revenues of the company for the year stood at £8,08,000 with other income of £6,17,000
  • As on 30 November 2019, the company had £687,699 cash in the bank with debtors amounting to £514,000 totalling £1,201,699

Stock Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thompson Reuters

On 17 January 2020 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 50.10.

The shares of the company during the past 52 weeks of trading at the London Stock Exchange have registered a 52-week high of GBX 95.000 while also registering a 52-week low of GBX 42.00 with the company has a market capitalisation of £46.99 million on the London Stock Exchange at the time of writing this report on 17 January 2020.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 975,298 and the Stock’s average traded volume for 5 days was 97,864.60; 30 days- 156,350.23 and 90 days – 189,300.57. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 1.07, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a higher volatility while the stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by -37.41 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a positive return of +19.57 % and also a return of -16.67 % return on year to date basis.

Outlook

The company for the year has given a sterling performance and has ended the year with a strong balance sheet.

GVC Holdings PLC

GVC Holdings PLC (LON: GVC) is an Isle of Man-incorporated sports-betting and gaming groups. The company owns some of the leading brands in the gaming industry and is one of the largest sports-betting and gaming groups in the world. The company’s operations are differentiated in five operating segments, namely Online, UK Retail, European Retail, Other and Corporate.

The shares of the company were admitted into the London Stock Exchange on 20 March 2013. There the shares are identified and traded with the ticker name GVC and trade in the Premium main Market segment of the London Stock Exchange. The stocks of the company also form part of the FTSE 250 share index.

Trading update

The company on 17 January 2020 came out with a trading update ahead of the  group annual results for the year ending on 31 December 2019.

  • The full year EBITDA (pre-IFRS 16) of the company is expected to be in the upper range of £670 million to £680 million.
  • During the year 13 per cent growth was recorded in net gaming revenue with a strong traction in online.

Stock Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thompson Reuters

On 17 January 2020 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 922.00.

The shares of the company during the past 52 weeks of trading at the London Stock Exchange have registered a 52-week high of GBX 956.80 while also registering a 52-week low of GBX 504.00 with the company has a market capitalisation of £ 5.43 billion on the London Stock Exchange at the time of writing this report on 17 January 2020.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 1,483,893 and the Stock’s average traded volume for 5 days was 1,570,922.00; 30 days- 1,931,352.23 and 90 days – 1,931,352.23. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 0.57, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a lower volatility while the stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by -18.66 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a positive return of +4.38 % and also a return of +5.61 % return on year to date basis.

Outlook

The company’s Online with net gaming revenue for the year have been extraordinary. Riding on this performance the company is expected to provide a strong net profit for the year as well as a strong performance next year

Premier Foods plc

Premier Foods plc (LON: PFD) is a United Kingdom domiciled branded food manufacturing and retailing company. The company has three business segments, Grocery, sweets treats and international. Some of the company’s well-known brands are OXO, Ambrosia, Bisto, Loyd Grossman and Homepride.

The shares of the company were admitted into the London Stock Exchange on 23 July 2004. There the shares are identified and traded with the ticker name PFD and trade in the Premium main Market segment of the London Stock Exchange. The stocks of the company also form part of the FTSE All share index.

Trading update

The company on 17 January 2020 came out with a trading update ahead of the  group third quarter results for the period ending on 28 December 2019.

  • The third quarter sales of the company were up by 2.6 per cent while increasing by 2.5 per cent on a year to date basis.
  • Kipling sales grew 10% in the quarter.
  • The company is confident of meeting its full year guidance.

Stock Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thompson Reuters

On 17 January 2020 at the time of writing of this report the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange were trading at GBX 42.70.

The shares of the company during the past 52 weeks of trading at the London Stock Exchange have registered a 52-week high of GBX 45.90 while also registering a 52-week low of GBX 29.80 with the company has a market capitalisation of £364.07 million on the London Stock Exchange at the time of writing this report on 17 January 2020.

The stock’s traded volume at the above date and time stood at 3,217,700 and the Stock’s average traded volume for 5 days was 1,394,911.80; 30 days- 673,644.13 and 90 days – 602,447.98. The beta of the stock of the company on the date was 1.32, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a lower volatility while the stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by +107.07 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume.  In last one month, the shares have generated a positive return of +15.59 % and also a return of +13.61 % return on year to date basis.

Outlook

The company has had a fair growth in revenues for the quarter, it remains to be seen whether it will turn out any profits for the quarter and for the full year.