Latest Insights on Three FTSE Stocks – Kainos Group Plc, Carr’s Group Plc and Dignity Plc

  • November 11, 2019 01:28 PM GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Latest Insights on Three FTSE Stocks – Kainos Group Plc, Carr’s Group Plc and Dignity Plc

Kainos Group Plc

Kainos Group Plc (KNOS) is a Belfast, the United Kingdom based Software and Computer services company that is engaged in the business of providing digital services to clients varying from governments and regulatory authorities, the healthcare sector as well as the financial services industry. The company has two major segments of operations which are Digital Services and Workday. Through the digital services segment, the company provides digital transformation services to companies like Netflix, Diageo and booking.com as well as scalable digital solutions to the UK Home Office, the UK Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office and to various other Public Sector Institutions. The company also provides digital solutions to the National Health Service and its various other group organisations in the healthcare department. The Workday segment operates as a product function within the organisation through which the company engages in the provision of its Workday tool, it’s testing, upgradation and fixing as well as in providing various updates in line with the requirement of the clients.

KNOS Financial Performance

On 11th November 2019, the company released its interim results for the six months period ended 30th September 2019. The company reported overall revenue growth of 29 per cent to £86.9 million in H1 2019 as compared to the H1 2019 revenue at £67.2 million. Adjusted pre-tax profit reportedly grew by 27 per cent to £12.8 million in H1 2020 as compared to the H1 2019 figure of £10.1 million. The company also highlighted that the sales orders had increased by 10 per cent to £99.5 million in H1 2020 from £90.2 million in the same period the previous year. It was reported by the company in the announcement that the international revenues were up by 86 per cent from £9.6 million in H1 2019 to £17.9 million in H1 2020. The company also reported that the commercial revenues were up by 66 per cent year on year to £29.3 million in H1 2020 from £17.6 million in H1 2019.  SaaS and software-related revenues increased by 34 per cent year on year to £13.2 million in H1 2020 as compared to £9.9 million in H1 2019. Operating expenses (exclusive of any share-based payments) were up by 33 per cent year on year to reach £27.7 million in H1 2020 as compared to £20.8 million in H1 2019 displaying a revenue growth and continued geographic diversification made by the company, specifically in the Continental European region and the United Kingdom Digital Services Commercial sector.

KNOS Stock Price Performance

On 11th November 2019, at 11:10 A.M GMT, at the time of writing, Kainos Group Plc’s stock price was trading at GBX 530.00, an increase of 3.52 per cent or GBX 18.00 per stock as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 512.00. At the time of writing, the Kainos Group Plc stock price was trading 22.51 per cent below the 52-week high stock price, which was at GBX 684.00 per stock, set on June 21, 2019. The reported Market Capitalisation of Kainos Group Plc has been at GBP 622.09 million.

As at the time of writing, 246,800 of the company’s shares had been traded in the market. The average volume of trading per day, for the last one year in the market, was 73,560 shares. The stock has reportedly shown an upward change of 31.18 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 404.00 per stock. There also has been an upward change in the last six months in the value of Kainos Group Plc’s stock of around 0.379 per cent from the share price of GBX 528.00.

The beta of the Kainos Group Plc’s stock has been reported to be at 0.16. This means that the company’s stock price movement is significantly less volatile in its trend, as compared to the benchmark market index’s movement.

Carr’s Group Plc

Carr’s Group Plc (CARR) is a Food production company that is involved in both agricultural and engineering activities. In the company’s agricultural business segment, it operates retail stores at around 42 locations in Northern England as well as Southern Scotland. Through its Animal feed and supplementation division, the company engages in the provision of nutritional supplements under the guise of very well-respected brands which improve health of animals as well as improve the diet of all farm animals.

CARR Financial Performance

On 11th November 2019, the company released its final results of the year for the period ended 31st August 2019. The company reported a flatlined revenue at £403.9 million in FY 2019 as compared to the revenue reported in FY 2018 at £403.2 million. Adjusted operating profit was reported at an increase of 8.4 per cent to £18.9 million during the year. The company reported the adjusted profit before tax witnessed a 9 per cent increase to £18.0 million in FY 2019. Adjusted Earnings per share were reported at a growth of 5.0 per cent to £14.6 million in FY 2019.

CARR Share Price Performance

On 11th November 2019, at 11:20 A.M GMT, at the time of writing, Carr’s Group Plc’s stock price was trading at GBX 140.80, a decrease of 1.54 per cent or GBX 2.20 per stock as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 143.00. At the time of writing, the Carr’s Group Plc stock price was trading 10.00 per cent above the 52-week low stock price, which was at GBX 128.00 per stock, set on August 22, 2019. The reported Market Capitalization of Carr’s Group Plc has been at GBP 131.48 million.

As of the time of writing, 3,790 of the company’s shares had been traded in the market. The average volume of trading per day, for the last one year in the market, was 23,740 shares. The stock has reportedly shown a downward change of 16.19 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 168.00 per stock. There also has been a downward change in the last six months in the value of Carr’s Group Plc’s stock of around 4.865 per cent from the share price of GBX 148.00.

The beta of the Carr’s Group Plc’s stock has been reported to be at 0.4826. This means that the company’s stock price movement is less volatile in its trend, as compared to the benchmark market index’s movement.

Dignity Plc

Dignity Plc (DTY) is a Sutton; the United Kingdom based Consumer Services company that is engaged in the provision of funeral related services. The company’s objective is to provide its customers all the support in one of the most difficult times in their lives. The company’s range of services includes the provision of funerals and ancillary items, providing crematoria space as well as pre-arranged funeral plans.

DTY Trading Update

On 11th November 2019, the company provided a trading update for the third quarter of the year. The company reported that the operating performance in the reporting period was in consonance with the management's anticipations, primarily because of the strong funeral market share held by the company as well as the average income in line with the management’s previous expectations. The company reported an 8 per cent year on year decline in the underlying revenue to £225.4 million, and a 30 per cent decline in the underlying operating profit to £47.9 million during the period.

DTY Share Price Performance

On 11th November 2019, at 11:30 A.M GMT, at the time of writing, Dignity Plc’s stock price was trading at GBX 529.00, an increase of 0.28 per cent or GBX 1.50 per stock as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 527.5. At the time of writing, the Dignity Plc stock price was trading 16.21 per cent above the 52-week low stock price, which was at GBX 455.20 per stock, set on August 16, 2019. The reported Market Capitalisation of Dignity Plc has been at GBP 263.82 billion.

As of the time of writing, 30,690 of the company’s shares had been traded in the market. The average volume of trading per day, for the last one year in the market, was 46,450 shares. The stock has reportedly shown a downward change of 45.71 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 974.5 per stock. There also has been a downward change in the last six months in the value of Dignity Plc’s stock of around 21.74 per cent from the share price of GBX 676.00.

The beta of the Dignity Plc’s stock has been reported to be at 1.41. This means that the company’s stock price movement is more volatile in its trend, as compared to the benchmark market index’s movement.

 

   
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