Analysing The Business Performances Of LSE listed MPAC, POLY & VVO

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Analysing The Business Performances Of LSE listed MPAC, POLY & VVO

 Analysing The Business Performances Of LSE listed MPAC, POLY & VVO

The year 2019 had been a challenging year for most of the companies on the London Stock Exchange. The adverse effects of the Pre-Brexit jitters had impacted the British economy as a whole to the effect that less money was spent by consumers both individually and on an institutional level. Excepting for a few large companies with extensive international exposure, most of the others witnessed pressure on their bottom lines. However, there were a few that performed exceedingly well amidst the chaos; below we discuss three of such companies; Mpac Group Plc, Polymetal International Plc and Vivo Energy Plc, all of which reported double-digit growth in revenues during the year.

Mpac Group Plc

Mpac Group Plc (LON: MPAC) is a United Kingdom domiciled high-speed packaging machinery solutions providing company. Headquartered in west midland England, the company provides packaging solutions to the global food industry, consumer goods industry, healthcare industry as well as a host of other industrial sectors. The company has manufacturing facilities in Canada, The United Kingdom and the Netherlands and its products are sold across the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific regions.

The shares of the company were first admitted to the London Stock Exchange on 19 June 2014. There they are identified and traded with the ticker name MPACÂ on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) segment of the London Stock Exchange. The shares of the company are part of the FTSE AIM All-share index.

Results Update.

The company on 04 March 2020 came out with an update on the full-year financial results of the company for the year ended on 31 December 2019.

  • The company reported a revenue of £88.8 million during the year, compared to revenue of £58.3 million for the year 2018, thus registering a growth of 52 per cent.
  • Underlying profit before tax was at £5 million for FY2019 compared to £1.4 million in FY2018.
  • The basic earnings per share of the company for the year stood at 29.7 pence, whereas for the year 2018 it stood at 30.1 pence.
  • The board of the company recommended a final dividend of 1.5 pence per share while it had not declared any final dividend for the year 2018.

Mpac Group Plc Stock Trading Performance at The London Stock Exchange

Source- Thomson Reuters

On 04 March 2020, the shares of the Mpac Group Plc were trading on the London Stock Exchange at GBX 307.00 and had a market capitalisation of £61.52 million at the time of writing of this report.

The shares of the company have touched a price of GBX 377.00 on the higher side and a price of GBX 128.00 on the lower side in the past 52 weeks of trading on the exchange.

The traded volume of the stock of Mpac Group Plc on 04 March 2020 at the time of writing this report stood at 411,010; the stock's average daily traded volume over the past five days stood at 344,366.00, over the past 30 days it stood at - 196,784.50 and over a period of past 90 days it stood at – 119,168.38. The stock has a beta of 0.03, which, compared against the benchmark index, represents lower volatility. In the last one-month period, the shares have given a -1.61 per cent return, and on a year to date basis, it has given a return of 51.74 per cent.

Outlook

The company performed beyond the market expectations for the year. The order intake for the year increased 37 per cent for the year compared to 2018 and was also able to successfully integrate the acquisition of Lambert Automation into the company during the year. The company has registered a strong start to the year 2020 and expects to build upon the strong momentum gained during the previous year.

Polymetal International Plc

Polymetal International Plc (LON: POLY) is a Cyprus-headquartered leading gold and silver producer with a high-quality, low-cost asset base, and operations in Kazakhstan and Russia. Along with a pipeline of future growth projects, the company has a portfolio of nine active gold and silver mines and is the 2nd largest in Russia for gold production. Currently, the group is listed both on the London Stock Exchange and the Moscow Stock Exchange. The group has five reportable segments: Magadan, Ural, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk and Armenia.

The shares of the company were first admitted to the London Stock Exchange on 02 November 2011. There they are identified and traded with the ticker name POLYÂ on the Premium Main Market segment of the London Stock Exchange. The shares of the company are part of the FTSE 100Â index.

Results Update.

The company on 04 March 2020 came out with an update on the full-year financial results of the company for the year ending on 31 December 2019.

  • The revenues of the company for the year stood at US$ 2,246 million, whereas for the year 2018 it stood at US$1,882 million, registering a growth of 19 per cent.
  • Net earnings came in at US$483 million for the year compared to US$355 million in the previous year.
  • Basic EPS reported by the company for the year stood at US$ 1.02 per share whereas for the year 2018 it stood at US$ 0.78 per share.
  • The company incurred a capital expenditure of US$ 436 million during the year while for the year 2018 it incurred a capital expenditure of US$ 344 million, registering a growth of 27 per cent.

Polymetal International Plc Stock Trading Performance at The London Stock Exchange

Source- Thomson Reuters

On 04 March 2020, the shares of the Polymetal International Plc were trading on the London Stock Exchange at GBX 1291.00 and had a market capitalisation of £5.95 billion at the time of writing of this report.

The shares of the company have touched a price of GBX 1,393.00 on the higher side and a price of GBX 763.71 on the lower side in the past 52 weeks of trading on the exchange.

The traded volume of the Polymetal International Plc stock on 04 March 2020 at the time of writing this report stood at 1,294,960, the stock's average daily traded volume over the past five days stood at 2,310,235.40, over the past 30 days it stood at - 1,542,427.37 and over a period of past 90 days it stood at – 1,283,492.98. The stock has a beta of 0.12, which, compared against the benchmark index, represents lower volatility. In the last one-month period, the shares have given a 0.72 per cent return, and on a year to date basis they have given a return of 5.41 per cent.

Outlook

The strong revenue and earnings per share performance of the company for the company for the year comes on the back of strong international price performance for both gold and silver. The company, however, had to bear some adverse pressures on account of rouble/US dollar exchange rate movements and increase in diesel prices in Russia. For the year 2020, the company's performance would be contingent on the above factors as well.

Vivo Energy Plc

Vivo Energy Plc (LON: VVO) is a United Kingdom domiciled distributor of automotive fuels. The company markets its products under the Shell and Engen Brands and has a network of 2,100 service stations across 23 countries. The company’s portfolio includes fuel oils, lubricants, vehicles services like oil change, car wash and overhauling and also includes other services like restaurants, shops and card services. The company is also an industrial supplier of fuels and related services to the aviation industry, mining industry, manufacturing industry and power industry, among others. The company currently has access to over 1,000,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity and has a strength of 2,700 staff members.

The shares of the company were first admitted to the London Stock Exchange on 04 May 2018. There they are identified and traded with the ticker name VVOÂ on the Premium Main Market segment of the London Stock Exchange. The shares of the company are part of the FTSE 250 index.

Results Update.

The company on 04 March 2020 came out with an update on the full-year financial results of the company for the year ended 31 December 2019.

  • The revenues of the company for the year stood at US$ 8,302 million, whereas for the year 2018 it stood at 7,549 million, registering a growth of 10 per cent.
  • Adjusted EBITDA came in at US$431 million compared to US$400 million in FY2018.
  • Net income came in at US$150 million compared to US$146 million in FY2018.
  • Diluted EPS reported by the company for the year stood at 11 US cents per share, whereas for the year 2018, it also stood at 11 US cents per share.

Vivo Energy Plc Stock Trading Performance at The London Stock Exchange

Source- Thomson Reuters

On 04 March 2020, the shares of the Vivo Energy Plc were trading on the London Stock Exchange at GBX 101.60 and had a market capitalisation of £1.31 billion at the time of writing of this report.

The shares of the company have touched a price of GBX 144.70 on the higher side and a price of GBX 92.20 on the lower side in the past 52 weeks of trading on the exchange.

The traded volume of the stock of Vivo Energy Plc on 04 March 2020 at the time of writing this report stood at 130,323; the stock's average daily traded volume over the past five days stood at 331,729.00, over the past 30 days it stood at - 182,054.60 and over a period of past 90 days it stood at – 338,428.91. The stock has a beta of 0.78, which when compared against the benchmark index, represents lower volatility. In the last one-month period, the shares have given a -0.95 per cent return, and on a year to date basis, they have given a return of -16.26 per cent.

Outlook

The company registered a strong volume growth for the year. The revenues of the company grew by 10 per cent while its Adjusted EBITDA grew by 8 per cent. The main augmentation to the revenues of the company came from the contribution of the Engen-branded markets, which registered a growth of eleven per cent. The management of the company has recommended a final dividend of 2.7 cents per share which takes the total dividend for the year to 3.8 cents per share.

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