Performance Updates of Three FTSE Stocks - MONY, DPH & FIF

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Performance Updates of Three FTSE Stocks - MONY, DPH & FIF

 Performance Updates of Three FTSE Stocks - MONY, DPH & FIF

Moneysupermarket.Com Group Plc

Moneysupermarket.Com Group Plc (LON: MONY) owns ‘MoneySuperMarket’ the UK’s leading price comparison website, providing free, online tools to help people save, grow and manage their money. The company’s business model is a data-driven marketplace, delivering suggestions to consumers that they cannot get to a different place, value to providers and a track record of profits to investors. The company is a part of the FTSE 250 index.

MONY - Financial Highlights

On 20th February 2020, the Moneysupermarket.Com Group Plc declared the preliminary financial results for the year ended 31st December 2019.

The company’s revenue stood at £388.4 million in the year 2019 as compared to £355.6 million in the year 2018, an increase of 9.2 per cent. The cost of goods sold stood at £122.0 million in the year as compared to £102.3 million in the year 2018, an increase of 19.2 per cent. The gross profit stood at £266.4 million as compared to £253.3 million in the previous year, an increase of 5.17 per cent.

The operating profit stood at £118.3 million in the year 2019 as compared to £108.0 million in the year 2018, an increase of 9.53 per cent. The Net finance costs stood at £2.0 million as compared to £0.9 million in the year 2018, an increase of 122.22 per cent.

The profit before tax stood at £116.0 million in the year 2019 as compared to £106.9 million in the year 2018, an increase of 8.5 per cent. The profit for the year stood at £94.9 million as compared to £86.6 million, an increase of 9.6 per cent. The total comprehensive income for the year stood at £97.0 million in the year 2019 as compared to £86.6 million in the year 2018, an increase of 12.0 per cent.

The full-year dividend increased by 6 per cent, which showed progressive dividend policy of the company. The Net cash stood at £24.2 million in the year 2019 as compared to £29.8 million in the year 2018, a decrease of 18.8 per cent.

MONY - Stock Price Performance

On 25th February 2020, at around 10:52 AM (GMT), by the time of writing this report, the stock of Moneysupermarket.Com Group Plc traded at a price of GBX 334.40 per share on the London Stock Exchange, an increase in the value of around 0.12 per cent or GBX 0.40 per share, as opposed to the closing price of the stock on the previous trading day, which has been reported to be at GBX 334.0 per share.

At the time of writing, the market capitalisation of Moneysupermarket.Com Group Plc was £1.79 billion with regards to the current market price of the stock. The free float and outstanding shares of Moneysupermarket.Com Group Plc were reported at 531.03 million and 536.61 million, respectively.

The beta of the Moneysupermarket.Com Group Plc stock has been reported at a value of 0.55, representing the fact that the movement of the share price of the company has less volatility as compared with the movement in the comparative benchmark index.

Dechra Pharmaceuticals Plc

Dechra Pharmaceuticals Plc (LON: DPH) is an expert veterinary pharmaceuticals business which focuses on Equine, Companion Animal and products for animals who produces food. The company’s six values are Courage, Honesty, Relationships, Ambition, Dedication and Enjoyment, which shows the best qualities of expertise and behaviour in the company.

DPH – Financial Highlights

On 24th February 2020, the company announced Half-Yearly Financial Report for the six months ended 31st December 2019.

The total revenue of the company increased to £248.5 million in the six months ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the £231.4 million in six months ended 31st December 2018. The Total gross profit increased to £143.9 million as compared to the £131.4 million in six months ended 31st December 2018.

The total administration expenses increased to £104.1 million in the six months ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the £99.0 million in six months ended 31st December 2018. The total research and development expense increased to £16.5 million as compared to the £15.4 million in six months ended 31st December 2018.

The total operating profit increased to £23.3 million as compared to £17.0 million. The total profit before tax increased to £19.5 million in the six months ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the £9.0 million in six months ended 31st December 2018.

The total basic Earnings per share increased to 12.85 pence in the six months ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the 15.14 pence in six months ended 31st December 2018. The total diluted Earnings per share increased to 12.80 pence in the six months ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the 15.09 pence in six months ended 31st December 2018.

DPH - Stock Price Performance

On 25th February 2020, at around 10:59 AM (GMT), by the time of writing this report, the stock of Dechra Pharmaceuticals Plc traded at a price of GBX 2,860.0 per share on the London Stock Exchange, a decrease in the value of around 0.79 per cent or GBX 22.0 per share, as opposed to the closing price of the stock on the previous trading day, which has been reported to be at GBX 2,784.0 per share.

At the time of writing, the market capitalisation of Dechra Pharmaceuticals Plc was £2.86 billion with regards to the current market price of the stock. The free float and outstanding shares of Dechra Pharmaceuticals Plc were reported at 101.03 million and 102.87 million, respectively.

The beta of the Dechra Pharmaceuticals Plc stock has been reported at a value of 0.60, representing the fact that the movement of the share price of the company has low volatility as compared with the movement in the comparative benchmark index.

Finsbury Food Group Plc

Finsbury Food Group Plc (LON: FIF) is a high-quality bakery having its presence across Europe and the United Kingdom, helping the foodservice market and the major retailers. The company produces a variety of bakery snack products, cakes and bread.

FIF – Financial Highlights

On 24th February 2020, the company announced its unaudited interim results for the twenty-six weeks ended 28th December 2019.

The company’s revenue increased to £159.4 million in 26 weeks ended 28th December 2019 as compared to the £152.3 million in 26 weeks ended 29th December 2018. The gross profit increased to £49.7 million as compared to the £46.2 million in 26 weeks ended 29th December 2018.

The Results from operating activities increased to £9.6 million in 26 weeks ended 28th December 2019 as compared to the £8.0 million in 26 weeks ended 29th December 2018. The profit before taxation increased to £8.8 million as compared to the £7.5 million in 26 weeks ended 29th December 2018.

The profit after tax and total comprehensive income increased to £7.1 million in 26 weeks ended 28th December 2019 as compared to the £6.0 million in 26 weeks ended 29th December 2018. The profit attributable to equity holders of the parent increased to £6.3 million in 26 weeks ended 28th December 2019 as compared to the £5.5 million in 26 weeks ended 29th December 2018.

The total basic Earnings per share increased to 4.9 pence as compared to the 4.3 pence. The total diluted Earnings per share increased to 4.7 pence in 26 weeks ended 28th December 2019 as compared to the 4.2 pence in 26 weeks ended 29th December 2018.

FIF - Stock Price Performance

On 25th February 2020, at around 11:00 AM (GMT), by the time of writing this report, the stock of Finsbury Food Group Plc traded at a price of GBX 103.0 per share on the London Stock Exchange, an increase in the value of around 2.49 per cent or GBX 2.50 per share, as opposed to the closing price of the stock on the previous trading day, which has been reported to be at GBX 100.50 per share.

At the time of writing, the market capitalisation of Finsbury Food Group Plc was £131.04 million with regards to the current market price of the stock. The free float and outstanding shares of Finsbury Food Group Plc were reported at 109.63 million and 130.38 million, respectively.

The beta of the Finsbury Food Group Plc stock has been reported at a value of 0.94, representing the fact that the movement of the share price of the company has less volatility as compared with the movement in the comparative benchmark index.

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