Barclays Plc (BARC) is a global financial services provider offering personal and business banking, wholesale and commercial banking, private and investment banking solutions to individuals, SMEs, corporates, and high-net-worth clients. It offers deposits and accounts, cards, loans, and investment solutions. The bank also offers services such as foreign exchange, transactional lending, mobile banking, premier banking, international banking, and online banking.
BARC-Financial highlights for H1 FY19 period ended 30th June 2019
The companyâs net interest income (reported) stood at Â£4,618 million in H1 FY19 as against Â£4,378 million in H1 FY18. The companyâs total income stood at Â£10,790 million in H1 FY19 as against Â£10,934 million in H1 FY18. The companyâs profit before taxation stood at Â£3,014 million in H1 FY19 as against Â£1,659 million in H1 FY18. The companyâs profit after taxation stood at Â£2,469 million in H1 FY19 as against Â£1,015 million in H1 FY18. The companyâs diluted earnings per share stood at 11.90 pence per share in H1 FY19 as against 3.20 pence per share in H1 FY18.
BARC-Share price performance
While writing (before market close GMT 9:01 AM) on 2 October 2019, Barclays Plc shares were trading at GBX 147.72 per share; down by 1.28 per cent as compared to the previous day closing price level. The companyâs market capitalisation was ~ Â£25.84 billion.
BARC shares have registered a high of GBX 181.00 (as on 02 November 2018) and a low of GBX 131.04 (as on 12 September 2019) in the past year.
Bunzl Plc (BNZL) is London, United Kingdom-headquartered specialist multinational distribution company, which is engaged in supporting businesses by distributing non-food consumable products to various markets in 31 countries. The group offers customised solutions to B2B customers to help increase efficiency and improve the competitiveness of its customers. The operations of the group are differentiated in four operating segments, namely North America, Continental Europe, UK & Ireland, and Rest of the World.
BNZL-Financial highlights for H1 FY19
Reflecting the benefit of acquisitions and underlying organic growth of 0.8%,Â revenue rose to Â£4,528.4 million (IAS 17 basis)Â (2018 H1: Â£4,343.7 million), up by 4.3% at actual exchange rates and 1.2% at constant exchange rates.Â Operating profit of the company (on an IAS 17 basis) was Â£239.0 million and adjusted operating profit was Â£302.7 million. On an IAS 17 basis, operating profit was Â£228.1 million, which indicated an increase of 5.7% at constant exchange rates (up by 8.2% at actual exchange rates), whileÂ adjusted operating profit increased to Â£291.8 million, an increase of 0.3% at constant exchange rates (up by 2.4% at actual exchange rates).Â Profit before income tax (on an IAS 16 basis) was Â£200.5 million and adjusted profit before income tax was Â£264.2 million. Due to the growth in adjusted operating profit and the reduction in net finance expense,Â adjusted profit before income taxÂ roseÂ by 0.8% at constant exchange rates (up by 2.7% at actual exchange rates) on an IAS 17 basisÂ to Â£264.9 millionÂ (2018 H1: Â£257.9 million), whileÂ profit before income tax (IAS 17) was reported at Â£201.2 millionÂ (2018 H1: Â£197.3 million), up by 1.97% at actual exchange rates).Â On an IAS 17 basis, profit after taxÂ increased by 2.3% at constant exchange rates (up 4.4% at actual exchange rates)Â to Â£155.7 million, while adjusted profit after tax was Â£201.9 millionÂ (2018 H1: Â£196.4 million), up by 0.8% at constant exchange rates (up by 2.8% at actual exchange rates). Keeping in line with the growth in adjusted earnings per share,Â interim dividend was increased by 2.0% to 15.5 penceÂ from 15.2 pence in H1 FY2018.
BNZL-Share price performance
While writing (before market close at GMT 9:03 AM) on 2 October 2019, Bunzl Plc shares were trading at GBX 2,080.00 per share; lower by 2.12 per cent as compared to the previous day closing price level. The companyâs market capitalisation was ~ Â£7.16 billion.
BNZL shares have registered a high of GBX 2,554.60 (as on 05 April 2019) and a low of GBX 1,966.50 (as on 27 August 2019) in the past year.
Sage Group Plc
The Sage Group Plc (SGE) is the UK based provider of integrated accounting, payroll and payments solutions, and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Its accounting solutions are Sage One, Sage Live and Sage X3; its payments solutions are Sage Pay and Sage Payments; and its payroll solutions are Sage One Payroll, Sage 50 Payroll and Sage X3 People. The company is having an employee base of around 13,000 personnel serving more than 3 million customers in 23 countries.
The companyâsÂ organic totalÂ revenue for the Q3 surged by 5.3 per cent to Â£476 million, and for the first nine months, organic revenue increased by 5.9 per centÂ Â£1,417 million. The companyâsÂ Recurring revenue was up by 11.4 per cent to Â£405 million in Q3 and 10.6 per cent to Â£1,183 million for nine months. The company continually focused on new customers and migrated existing customers to the cloud and subscription-based software, which resulted in theÂ software subscription growth of 28.3 per cent to Â£752 million.Â The companyâsÂ SSRS (Software and software-related services) business revenue dipped by 15.5 per cent for nine months period to Â£195 million.
The companyâs North American business was up by 10 per cent to Â£471 million. TheÂ UKI business showed a revenue growth of 7.2 per cent to Â£300 million. The companyâsÂ revenue from its French business was Â£206 million.
SGE-Financial Highlights for H1 FY19
For the First half of the financial year 2019, the companyâsÂ underlying revenue stood at Â£957 millionÂ as against Â£912 million in H1 FY2018. TheÂ reported revenue for H1 FY2019 was Â£957 millionÂ as against Â£899 million in H1 FY2018. The increase in revenue was driven by increased revenue from software subscription and recurring revenue. The companyâsÂ underlying operating profit stood at Â£218 million in the first half of the Financial Year 2019Â versus Â£224 million in H1 FY2018. The companyâsÂ statutory operating profit stood at Â£210 million in H1 FY2019Â as against Â£186 million in H1 FY2018. TheÂ underlying PBT (Profit before tax) for H1 FY2019 was Â£205 millionÂ as against Â£208 million in H1 FY2018. The companyâsÂ reported PBT stood at Â£198 million in H1 FY2019Â as against Â£171 million in H1 FY2018. TheÂ reported Profit for the period for H1 FY2019 was Â£154 millionÂ as against Â£135 million in H1 FY2018. The companyâs statutory basic earnings per share for H1 FY2019 stood at 14.19 penceÂ versus 12.50 pence in H1 FY2018. The companyâs reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) for H1 FY2019 was at 14.12 penceÂ versus 12.48 pence in H1 FY2018.
The companyâsÂ top-line and the bottom-line performance had improved for the H1 of the financial year 2019. The companyâs revenue for the Q3 and for the first nine months had shown good growth as compared to the FY2018 data.
The company had madeÂ good revenue growth from different geographic segments in which it operates.Â Driven by theÂ strong H1 performance, the group expects organic recurring revenue growth for FY2019 to exceed the set guidance. Sage being an IT company,Â needs to do innovation to stay on top and failure to bring technological advancement may affect the companyâs market share.Â The companyâs success lies in the partnership and strategic alliances it makes, any failure in the development of relationships with third parties will affect the companyâs reputation and might negatively impact the financial performance.
SGE-Share price performance
While writing (before market close at GMT 9:07 AM) on 2 October 2019, Sage Group Plc shares were trading at GBX 671.60 per share; down by 1.64 as compared to the previous day closing price level. The companyâs market capitalisation was ~ Â£7.44 billion.
SGE shares have registered a high of GBX 826.00 (as on 3 July 2019) and a low of GBX 491.30 (as on 21 November 2018) in the past year.
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