Business Performance Updates Of Three AIM listed stocks: Yu Group PLC, Strix Group PLC, Warpaint London PLC

  • Sep 18, 2019 BST
  • Team Kalkine
Business Performance Updates Of Three AIM listed stocks: Yu Group PLC, Strix Group PLC, Warpaint London PLC
Yu Group PLC

Yu Group PLC (YU) is a British company which provides energy and related services to small and medium-sized enterprises. The energy and related services include gas and electricity along with IT systems to operates and regulate these services.

YU-Financial highlights for the period H1 FY19

The company announced its semi-annual results for the period ended 30th June 2019 on 18th September 2019. The company’s revenue surged by 70 per cent to £56.6 million in H1 FY19 as against £33.2 million in H1 FY18. The company looks forward to stable revenue streams and expects the full-year revenue to be around £105 million. The company’s gross profit stood at £1,786 thousand in H1 FY19 as against £2,236 thousand in H1 FY18.  The company’s finance income stood at £19 thousand in H1 FY19 as against £8 thousand in H1 FY18.

The company’s EBITDA (adjusted) loss stood at £2.7 million in H1 FY19, while the cash and cash equivalents were recorded at £17.4 million by the end of H1 FY19. The company’s contracted revenue was recorded at £45 million for H2 FY19. The company’s contracted revenue was in excess of £65 million for FY20 as at 31st August 2019. The company managed to earn fat margins on new contracts sold. The company’s net assets were recorded at £7,471 thousand in H1 FY19 as against £17,299 thousand in H1 FY18. The company successfully implemented checks and balances with support from PwC, making the company growth ready. The company also showed improvement in the quality of customer service.

YU-Share price performance

Daily Chart as on 18-September-19, before the market close (Source: Thomson Reuters)

At the time of writing, on 18th September 2019, at 11:32 AM GMT, Yu Group PLC shares were clocking a current price of GBX 125.25 per share. The company’s market capitalisation was at £23.88 million at the time of writing.

On 19th September 2018, the shares of Yu Group PLC have touched a new peak of GBX 975 and reached the lowest price level of GBX 42 on 21 December 2018 in the last 52 weeks.

The stock’s traded volume was around 112,093 at the time of writing. The company’s 5-day average traded volume was 28,382.40 and 30 days average traded volume was 44,178.27. The volatility of the company’s stock was quite higher as compared with the index taken as the benchmark, as the beta of the company’s stock was recorded at 2.02.

The company’s stock surged by 97.99 per cent from the start of the year to till date. The company’s stock has given investors 84.72 per cent of a negative return in the last year. 

Strix Group Plc

Strix Group Plc (KETL), an Isle of Man-based company, is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and supply of safety control mechanisms of kettle and other water heating, filtration and temperature control devices.

KETL-Financial highlights for the period H1 FY19

The company announced its semi-annual results for the half year ended 30th June 2019 on 18th September 2019. The company’s revenue improved by 2.5 per cent to £43.9 million in H1 FY19 as against £42.9 million in H1 FY18. The company’s gross profit surged by 2.5 per cent to £16.7 million in H1 FY19 as against £16.3 million in H1 FY18. The company’s operating profit surged by 2.1 per cent to £12.2 million in H1 FY19 as against £11.9 million in H1 FY18. The company’s profit before taxation (adjusted) surged by 4.6 per cent to £11.5 million in H1 FY19 as against £11 million in H1 FY18. The company’s profit after taxation surged by 2.6 per cent to £10.9 million in H1 FY19 as against £10.6 million in H1 FY18. The company’s net cash plunged to £10.9 million in H1 FY19 as against £15.2 million in H1 FY18 primarily due to HaloSource acquiring costs and changes to the working capital. The company’s net debt was recorded at £33.4 million, which remained in line with the expectations for H1 FY19 as against £37.9 million in H1 FY18. The company decided to increase the interim dividend by 13 per cent to 2.6 pence per share in H1 FY19 as against 2.3 pence per share in H1 FY18. The interim dividend is to be paid on 25th October 2019. The company’s management aims to declare an annual dividend of 7.7 pence per share, which is 10 per cent more from the previous year (FY18: 7 pence per share). The company’s cash generation remains healthy, followed by consistent performance and profitability in accordance with the market expectations for the full year. The company had also secured land to set up new factory and the project has already commenced as per plan.

KETL-Share price performance

Daily Chart as on 18-September-19, before the market close (Source: Thomson Reuters)

At the time of writing, on 18th September 2019, at 11:27 AM GMT, Strix Group Plc shares were clocking a current price of GBX 167.6 per share. The company’s market capitalisation was at £310.94 million at the time of writing.

On 29th April 2019, Strix Group Plc shares touched a new 52-week peak of GBX 182 and reached the 52-week lowest price level of GBX 127.12 on 21st November 2018.

The stock’s traded volume was hovering around 292,012 at the time of writing before the market close. The company’s 5-day stock's average traded volume was 197,145.00; 30 days average traded volume-677,710.77 and 90 days average traded volume – 626,899.91. The volatility of the company’s stock was 13 per cent higher as compared with the index taken as the benchmark, as the beta of the company’s stock was recorded at 1.13 with a gross dividend yield of 4.25 per cent.

The shares of the company have delivered a positive return of 7.72 per cent in the last quarter. The company’s stock surged by 16.74 per cent from the start of the year to till date. The company’s stock has given investors 1.86 per cent of a positive return in the last year. 

Warpaint London PLC

British company-Warpaint London PLC (W7L) deals in cosmetics across the UK and in international markets such as the EU and the US. The company’s flagship brand W7 is well established and has a popular product line-up of around 500 items which are targeted towards people in the age bracket of 16-30. All the products of the company are sold across high street retail shops and dedicated beauticians across the domestic as well as international markets.

W7L-Financial highlights for the period H1 FY19

The company announced its half yearly results for the period ended 30th June 2019 on 18th September 2019. The company’s revenue improved by 2.9 per cent to £18.9 million in H1 FY19 as against £18.4 million in H1 FY18. The company’s international group revenue surged by 7.8 per cent to £11.1 million in H1 FY19 as against £10.3 million in H1 FY18. The company continued to do well in export sales with YoY growth of 12.4 per cent in the EU. The company’s gross profit margin plunged to 34.9 per cent in H1 FY19 due to lower margins in the US market as against 36.5 per cent in H1 FY18. The company’s gross profit margin (excluding US markets) surged by 37.8 per cent in H1 FY19 as against 36.4 per cent in H1 FY18. The company incurred loss before taxation (reported) of £0.2 million in H1 FY19 as against profit before taxation of £1.3 million in H1 FY18. The company had a cash balance of £3.7 million as at 30th June 2019 as against £5.5 million by the end of H1 FY18.

W7L-Share price performance

Daily Chart as on 18-September-19, before the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

At the time of writing, on 18th September 2019, at 11:23 AM GMT, Warpaint London PLC shares were clocking a current price of GBX 50.5 per share. The company’s market capitalisation was at £39.30 million at the time of writing.

The shares of Warpaint London PLC touched a new 52-week peak of GBX 274.80 on 24th September 2018 and reached the 52-week lowest price level of GBX 48.25 on 12th August 2019 in the last 52 weeks.

The stock’s traded volume was hovering around 153,171 at the time of writing before the market close. The volatility of the company’s stock was quite higher as compared with the index taken as the benchmark, as the beta of the company’s stock was recorded at 3.51.

The company’s stock plunged by 47.18 per cent from the start of the year to till date. The company’s stock has given investors 79.52 per cent of a negative return in the last year. 

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