FTSE Stocks Trending On The London Stock Exchange: FDM, AMGO and FCH

FDM Group (Holdings) Plc (LON: FDM)

Shares of FDM Group (Holdings) Plc registered a new 52-week high of GBX 1,102.0 in the January 02, 2020 trading session and ended yesterday’s session at GBX 1,100.0 which was 66.0 points or 6.38% increase over past traded session.  During the year-ago period, its shares traded 126 times up and 117 times lower and remained unchanged for 10 times against their respective previous closing prices. In the past three months, the stock traded 39 times higher, 23 times lower and remained unchanged for 1 day against their previous traded sessions.

On a YoY basis, shares of FDM surged 46.28%, bagged 53% gain in the past three months, added about 20% in a month-over period and increased approximately 5.5% in the past five trading sessions. In the past three years, its shares have surged more than 94%.

FDM is a Holding company based out of the United Kingdom. The company engaged in extending professional services which are focussed on information technology. Its geographical segments are United Kingdom, Ireland, North America, Rest of Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Asia Pacific.

In the past four years, the group’s top-line has grown at a compounded average growth rate (CAGR) of 19% between 2014-2018 and bottom line has grown with a CAGR of 29% during the same period. In the first half of 2019 (H1FY19), the group has reported a revenue growth of 14% to £134.4 million against £117.8 million posted in the year-ago period, driven by 16% growth in Mountie revenue to £132.6 on a YoY basis,  basic earnings per share increased 8% on a YoY basis to 17.6p and cash generated from operations soared by 9% to £21.3 million.

Also, during the H1FY19, the board of directors declared an interim dividend of 16.0p/share, which was about 10% higher from a year-ago period and paid on September 20, 2019, to holders on record as of August 23, 2019.

From the valuation standpoint, shares of FDM are trading at a trailing twelve month (TTM) Price-to-Earnings ratio (PE) 31.33x whereas industry average TTM PE stood at 95.17x, however in term of Price-to-Book value (P/BV) ratio, its shares trading at a TTM P/BV of 17.02 against industry average of 7.27x, respectively as per the  data obtained from Thomson Reuters.

Amigo Holdings Plc (LON: AMGO)

United Kingdom-headquartered Amigo Holdings Plc is a guarantor loan company that is engaged in sales financing services. The group is engaged in providing credit access to those who are unable to borrow from traditional lenders because of their bad credit histories.

The outstanding market capitalisation of the group stood at £315.62 million, which ranks it among the small caps listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange.

Shares of AMGO have given up more than 70% of its market value after the group’s Impairment: Revenue ratio during the Q1FY20 increased substantially to 30.5% from 25.4% reported in corresponding quarter of the previous financial year. Cost-to-Income ratio also increased significantly by 33.7% to 23.4% against 17.5% reported in the year-ago period. On the day it reported results of its first quarter of 2020 (August 29, 2019), its shares had plunged more than 51% to GBX 70.70 against previous day traded level of GBX 146.2.

Also, in the interim results of the first half of FY20, the group’s Impairment: revenue ratio surged 33.5% to 31.1% against 23.3% reported in the corresponding period of the previous financial year and Operating Cost to Income ratio has also expanded to 20.8% from 17.8% recorded in the H1FY19, respectively.

Although, the group’s revenue during the same period under consideration increased by 11.8% to £145.4 million, however on account of increased cost to income ratio and increase in impairments the group’s post-tax profit declined 1.9% to £37.0 million against £37.7 million reported in the year-ago period.

At the time of writing (as on January 03, 2020, at 10:16 AM GMT), its shares traded marginally higher against the previous close at GBX 70.70.

In the year-over period, its shares have registered a 52 week high of GBX 297.5 as on June 11, 2019, and a 52 week low of GBX 53.39 as on December 04, 2019, and at the current trading level mentioned above, its shares traded approximately 76% below its 52-week low and approximately 32% above its 52-week low price level, reflecting that at the current level, the stock is more tilted towards its 52 week low level.

On a YoY basis, its shares have delivered a negative price return of approximately 75%, however, traded marginally higher by 1.3% in the past three months and bagged approximately 7.5% gain in the past five trading sessions.


Funding Circle Holdings Plc (LON: FCH)

London Stock Exchange-traded Funding Circle Holdings Plc is engaged in providing capitalised lending platform. The group is headquartered in the UK and provides an online marketplace that allows entrepreneurs to access funding from investors and also allows them to borrow business loans from small and medium-sized enterprises.

The outstanding market capitalisation of the group stood at £304.50 million, which ranks it among the small caps listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange.

In an exchange filing made by the group as on July 02, 2019, the group is reported its update on H1FY19 and Full-year 2019 outlook. In the same filing, the group reported that increasing uncertain economic outlook has reduced demand for loans and the group has also proactively restricted lending to higher risk-weighted businesses, which could affect its overall origination volumes for the full year. Also, it reduced its growth expectation for the full year 2020 to 20% against previous guidance of 40%.

The lower full-year revenue guidance had dragged its stocks at the London Stock Exchange, and on the date of this announcement (as on July 02, 2019) its shares tumbled more than 30% to GBX 115.60.

In the year-ago period, its share recorded a 52-week high of GBX 410.0 as on March 19, 2019, and a 52-week low of GBX 82.0 as on December 20, 2019, respectively. At the time of writing as on January 03, 2020, at 11:45 AM GMT, its shares traded 3.6 points or 3.7% lower at GBX 93.0 and at the current trading level, its shares traded approximately 77% below its 52 week high price and approximately 13.4% above its 52 week low price level, reflects stock at the current level more tilted towards the 52 week low price level.

On a YoY basis, its shares delivered a negative price return of 71.8%.