FTSE 100 Movers - NMC Health Plc, Antofagasta Holdings, Next Plc and British American Tobacco Plc

FTSE 100 Movers - NMC Health Plc, Antofagasta Holdings, Next Plc and British American Tobacco Plc

NMC Health Plc

NMC Health Plc (NMC) was incepted in the year 1975 and is the biggest private company operating in the Healthcare sector in the United Arab Emirates. With the UAE and Spain being the major markets, the company provides healthcare services globally.

NMC-Capital Markets Day Update

NMC Health Plc informed that its H2 FY2019 business is performing well and it expects H2 guidance to be even stronger than H1 FY2019 and restated its full-year guidance on 21st October 2019. The company’s strategy is offering a substantial advantage in all the main markets in which it operates. The company expects double-digit growth in top-line and the bottom-line performance in FY2020.

NMC-Financial Highlights for H1 FY19 (30th June 2019, USD, Million)

(Source: London Stock Exchange)

In the first half of the financial year 2019, the group’s revenue climbed to the US $1,236.0 million (Pre-IFRS16) and recorded a growth of 32.6 per cent on a YoY basis. The company’s EBITDA surged by 22.5 per cent to the US$ 276.3 million (Pre-IFRS16) against the year-over period. However, EBITDA Margin (Pre-IFRS16) narrowed by 180 bps to 22.4 per cent from 24.2 per cent, and Earnings Per Share (Pre-IFRS16), recorded a growth of 29.1 per cent on a YoY basis to 72 cents. Despite a decline in the EBITDA margins, the group’s Net-Debt-to-EBITDA (Pre-IFRS16) declined to 2.7x at the end of the H1 FY19. The company plans to continue successful execution and provide robust growth year after year. The group delivered a robust financial and operational performance. The healthcare market stays extremely conventional, and the group is focused on effective utilisation of current assets.

NMC-Share price performance

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

On 18th November 2019, NMC Health Plc shares were trading at GBX 2,493.00 at the time of writing before the market close (at 10:17 AM GMT), up by 5.27 per cent against the previous day closing price. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low are GBX 3,764.00/GBX 1,773.50.

 

 

ANTOFAGASTA Plc

Antofagasta Plc (ANTO) is primarily a specialist in activities identified with an investigation, assessment and mining of copper in Chile. The group's business can be categorised into two divisions, being mining and transportation. The group was incepted in the year 1888 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

ANTO-Production update for Q3 FY19

In the third quarter of the financial year 2019, the company’s copper production was at 197,000 tonnes and declined by 0.8 per cent versus Q2 2019. The company’s production was in line with the expectations and increased mainly because of high throughput and the expected higher grades. The gold production for the YTD (year to date) stood at 226,600 ounces for the period. In the third quarter of the financial year 2019, the company’s gold production was at 77,600 ounces and declined by 10.7 per cent versus Q2 2019 data due to a decline in the Centinela’s grades. The net cash cost for the Q3 2019 was at $1.12/lb and stood at 1.8 per cent lower than Q2 FY2019 data.

ANTO-Financial Highlights for H1 FY19

(Source: London Stock Exchange)

In the first half of the financial year 2019, due to an increase in gold revenues and a 25.1 per cent increase in copper sales volumes, revenue was 19.1 per cent higher than in the same period of last year to $2,525.6 million. The subsidiaries operating profit increased in H1 FY19 by 52.1 per cent to $791.7 million versus $520.4 million in H1 FY18. Profit before tax increased by 63.9 per cent to $763.0 million in the first half of 2019 as against $465.6 million in H1 FY2018. Profit attributable to the shareholders increased by $108.1 million from $194.3 million in H1 FY2018 to $302.4 million in the first half of the financial year 2019. The earnings per share (continuing and discontinued operations) were 30.7 cents per share in H1 FY2019 as against 19.8 cents in H1 FY2018.

ANTO-Share price performance

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

On 18th November 2019, Antofagasta Plc shares were trading at GBX 887.00 at the time of writing before the market close (at 10:19 AM GMT), up by 0.49 per cent against the previous day closing price. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low are GBX 1,026.00/GBX 727.60.

Next Plc

Next Plc (NXT) is the UK based global apparel, home items and footwear retailer. The company offers items through physical stores, online platforms, as well as through mail-requests. The company has differentiated its offerings in seven separate segments being Retail, Online, International Retail, Sourcing, Finance under the brand name NEXT, Lipsy and Property Management.

NXT-Trading statement

On 30th October 2019, the company released its trading statement for the third quarter. The full price sales were up by 2 per cent from the previous year, which was ahead of company’s expectations. From January to October, the company’s full-price sales were up by 3.5 per cent as compared to the same period last year. The company’s full year full-price sales guidance was maintained at 3.6 per cent. The company’s full-year profit guidance was maintained at £725 million, 0.3 per cent more as compared to the same period the previous year.

NXT-Financial Highlights for H1 FY20

(Source: London Stock Exchange)

In the first half of the financial year 2020, the company’s revenue surged by 2.7 per cent to £2,014.5 million from £1,961.9 million in the H1 FY19 due to sales growth from retail and online businesses for the period. The group’s gross profit surged from £713 million in the H1 FY19 to £764.9 million in H1 FY2020. The company’s operating profit surged to £380.8 million in H1 FY20 from £369 million in the H1 FY19. The PBT (Profit before tax) surged by 4 per cent from £314.9 million in the H1 FY19 to £327.4 million in H1 FY20. The PAT (Profit after tax) was up by 3.9 per cent from £257.3 million in the H1 FY19 to £266.9 million in H1 FY20. The company’s basic earnings per share surged by 8.8 per cent to 204.4 pence in H1 FY20 from 187.9 pence in the H1 FY19. The company’s ordinary dividend per share was up by 4.5 per cent to 57.5 pence in H1 FY20 from 55 pence in the H1 FY19.

NXT-Share price performance

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

On 18th November 2019, Next Plc shares were trading at GBX 6,790.00 at the time of writing before the market close (at 10:21 AM GMT), up by 2.25 per cent against the previous day closing price. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low are GBX 6,976.00/GBX 3,970.00.

British American Tobacco PLC

London, the United Kingdom-headquartered, British American Tobacco Plc (BATS) is a multinational tobacco and next-generation products company. There are four geographical reportable segments for the company, differentiated as United States, Europe and North Africa (ENA), Asia-Pacific and Middle East (APME) and Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa (AMSSA).

BATS-Financial Highlights for H1 FY19

(Source: London Stock Exchange)

On a reported basis, revenue increased by 4.6% to £12,170 million. Profit before taxation was reported at £3,865 million during the period against £3,969 million in the prior year, while profit after tax increased from £2,776 million in H1 2018 to £2,894 million during the current period.

In the United States, the total value of share increased by 30 bps, with a volume share of the premium market was up 40 bps, while cigarette volume declined by 6.0% to 36.2 billion sticks, largely due to industry contraction.

In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region, cigarette and THP volume was 2.3% lower than the same period in 2018 at 113.3 billion sticks and reported revenue grew by 0.9% to £2,405 million, with a growth of 1.6% on a constant currency basis.

In Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa region, cigarette and THP volume was 3.5% lower at 74.4 billion sticks, and revenue grew by 3.3% to £2,015 million, with a growth of 7.5% to £2,098 million on a constant currency basis.

In the Europe and North Africa region, due to lower volume in Russia, Ukraine, Egypt and Germany, cigarette and THP volume declined by 4.0% to 112.1 billion sticks, and reported revenue declined by 0.5% to £2,761 million, though the company reported an increase of 4.6% in revenue to £2,795 million at constant rates.

BATS-Share price performance

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

On 18th November 2019, British American Tobacco Plc shares were trading at GBX 2,852.70 at the time of writing before the market close (at 10:23 AM GMT), up by 0.024 per cent against the previous day closing price. Stock's 52 weeks High and Low are GBX 3,222.00/GBX 2,249.00.

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