Result Update Of 5 AIM stocks – PEN, ANCR, FA, DBOX and DPP

  • Sep 24, 2019 BST
  • Team Kalkine
Result Update Of 5 AIM stocks – PEN, ANCR, FA, DBOX and DPP
Pennant International Group Plc

Pennant International Group Plc (PEN) is a UK -Domiciled management services providing company. There are three business verticals of this company: Training Systems vertical , which imparts and assists in specialist training applications delivered through  software and hardware simulation, virtual reality applications and computer-based training for the military ; Data Services vertical, which imparts media services, graphic services, virtual reality software and associated technical documentation to the military, railways, power utilities and civil administration; and Software business vertical, which owns the rights to the Omega software suite finding applications with military contractors and military establishments of Canada and Australia.

The company’s offerings cover training in hardware and associated services, technical documentation, media services, software services and associated support consulting. The company’s clients are in railway services, military, aerospace, civil administration, oil and gas, petrochemical, power utilities, retail sector, consumer durables, information technology and telecommunications services.

The company’s shares are listed on the AIM segment of the London Stock Exchange where they trade with the ticker name PEN.

Results Update

The company on 24 September 2019 came out with the interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019.

  • The total revenues of the company for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019 was £7.2 million whereas for six-month period ended 30 June 2018 the revenues were £13.2 million;
  • Trade and other receivables with the company as on 30 June 2019 was £5.2 million, which is inclusive of £2.8 million due from contracts. Trade and other receivables were £5.1 million on 30 June 2018, including £8 million due from contracts.
  • During the six-month period the company suffered basic loss per share of 5.07 pence per share compared to a profit of 6.17 pence per share earned in H1 2018.
  • The three-year order book of the company till 30 June 2022 grew to £36.1 million whereas on 30 June 2018 it stood at £31 million.

 Source – Company’s half-yearly report published on 24 September 2019

Stock performance at the London stock exchange

Price Chart as on 24 September 2019, before the market close (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 24 September 2019, at the time of writing the report (before the market close, GMT 10.34 AM), PEN shares were trading on the London Stock Exchange at GBX 65.45.

The stock has a 52-week High of GBX 155.00 and a 52-week low of GBX 43.50. The total market capitalization of the company was £23.11 million.

Outlook

The management of the company envisages a profitable full-year 2019 performance. It has a contracted orderbook of £36 million deliverable within the next three years, together with a large pipeline of one -off prospects. The management is confident that the company will be able to tap into future opportunities in this sector and create long-term shareholder value.

Animalcare Group Plc

Animalcare Group Plc (ANCR) is a British animal care products company. The company’s core business is in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of licensed veterinary therapeutics and identification goods and services for the pet animal veterinary sector. The company’s sales and distribution channels market their good and services to veterinary professionals who are primarily engaged in the treatment and care of pet animals. The company’s distribution channels in United Kingdom operate through wholesalers and in Western European markets through development partners. The company's product offerings are categorized into three types: pharmaceuticals (Licensed Veterinary therapeutics); pet microchips (pet Animal Identification), and consumable goods (Animal food and accessories Products).

The company has a subsidiary called Animalcare Ltd. which has worldwide operations with a predominance in United Kingdom and Western Europe.

The company’s shares are listed on the AIM segment of the London Stock Exchange where they trade with the ticker name ANCR.

Results Update

The company on 24 September 2019 came out with the interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019.

  • The revenue for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019 is in line with the same period last year at £36.1 million, an increase of 0.9 per cent at CER; for H1 2018 the revenues were £36.1 million as well.
  • The underlying EBITDA of the company increased by 8.6 per cent to stand at £6.8 million whereas for H1 2018 the underlying EBITDA was £6.2 million. On a comparable basis, without taking IFRS16 effect into consideration, the underlying EBITDA and EBITDA margin were flat at £6.2 million ( for H1 2018 it was £6.2 million) and 17.3 per cent (for H1 2018 it was 17.3 per cent) respectively
  • The Underlying basic EPS of the company for the six-month period was 6.4 pence while for H1 2018 Underlying basic EPS was 6.1 pence. The statutory loss before tax of the company, including non-underlying items, was £1.6 million (for H1 2018 the statutory profit before tax of the company was £0.1 million)
  • The interim Dividend Declared by the company for the period is 2.0 pence per share, which is in line with the interim dividend declared during the year-ago period.

Source – Company’s half-yearly report published on 24 September 2019

Stock performance at the London stock exchange

Price Chart as on 24 September 2019, before the market close (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 24 September 2019, at the time of writing the report (before the market close, GMT 9.36 AM), ANCR shares were trading on the London Stock Exchange at GBX 140.445.

The stock has a 52-week High of GBX 220.80 and a 52-week low of GBX 112.00. The total market capitalization of the company was £80.48 million.

Outlook

The company had carried out a strategic review of its development pipeline a year ago and had channelized its efforts to spur growth during the next three to five years. The first phase of product prioritization is now completed and product offerings with lower margins are being divested away. The company also continues to review its product development pipeline with an eye on continuing the development of offerings that have the highest growth potential.

DP Poland Plc

DP Poland Plc (DPP) is a holding company based out of United Kingdom. Through its wholly owned subsidiary DP Polska S.A the company owns the Domino’s Pizza master franchise in Poland. The company operates Domino’s Pizza restaurants and home delivery centers across Poland. Other than the exclusive master franchise in Poland for delivery and sale of Domino's Pizza, DP Polska S.A. also has the exclusive right to look for and create business opportunities to sub-franchise and expand the market for Domino's Pizza stores in Poland. The company owns 20 Domino's Pizza outlets in five major cities in Poland; Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Gdansk and Szczecin, with more than 20 directly controlled and 10 sub-franchised outlets.

The company’s shares are listed on the AIM segment of the London Stock Exchange, where they trade with the ticker name DPP.

Results Update

The company on 24 September 2019 came out with the interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019.

  • There was a 10 per cent increase in System Sales of the company to 41 million PLN in H1 2019 while System Sales was 37 million PLN for H1 2018.

This includes three highest level of monthly System Sales the Group has recorded till date

  • In the reported six-month period, the company saw 80 per cent of delivery sales ordered online while the figure was 77 per cent in H1 2018
  • 4 new stores were opened during H1 2019, 2 more stores have opened since the period end. In total there are now 69 stores open in Poland, across 29 towns and cities.

Source – Company’s half-yearly report published on 24 September 2019

Stock performance at the London stock exchange

Price Chart as on 24 September 2019, before the market close (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 24 September 2019, at the time of writing the report (before the market close, GMT 10.25 AM), DPP shares were trading on the London Stock Exchange at GBX 5.375.

The stock has a 52-week High of GBX 34.00 and a 52-week low of GBX 5.25. The total market capitalization of the company was £14.73 million.

Outlook

The company has now expanded the store outlet of Domino’s Pizza to 69 stores in Poland.  It intends to continue with this growth in the number of stores opened via corporate and sub-franchise subletting. The strong fundamentals of the Polish economy and the continued growth of the food delivery market is conductive to Domino’s Pizza’s expansion strategy in Poland.

Digitalbox Plc

Digitalbox Plc (DBOX) is a digital media business operating out of the United Kingdom. Formerly known as Polemos Plc, the company offers internet-based media services. Through its Online portal, Entertainment Daily, the company creates and distributes online entertainment news covering television shows, showbiz and celebrity news in the United Kingdom. Through its brand Daily Mash, the company creates and distributes online satire spoof news stories in its signature style of parody. The Daily Mash pieces are short and punchy and are created in a number of styles that copy standard internet news styles, such as a news story, a first-person article, a softer feature or a quiz.

The company’s shares are listed on the AIM segment of the London Stock Exchange, where they trade with the ticker name DBOX.

Results Update

The company on 24 September 2019 came out with the interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019.

  • The revenues of the company for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019 were £0.7 million and the Gross profit for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019 stood at £0.4 million.
  • The company’s Entertainment Daily platform’s unique user base grew from 2 million at the start of the period to over 3 million users by the end of H1 2019.
  • The Loss before taxation of the company for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019 stood at £0.7 million.

 Source – Company’s half-yearly report published on 24 September 2019

The stock has a 52-week High of GBX 14.90 and a 52-week low of GBX 5.50. The total market capitalization of the company was £5.53 million.

Outlook

The company’s continued focus on mobile devices has placed it in an ideal position to benefit from the continued growth in digital advertising with Programmatic digital advertising platform. The synergy benefits derived from the company’s first acquisition The Daily Mash is as per expectations. With this and Entertainment Daily, the company now has two strong brands with high growth potential whereby it expects good business growth in times ahead.

Fireangel Safety Technology Group Plc

Fireangel Safety Technology Group Plc (FA) is a technology company in the business of design, distribution and marketing of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and related products. The company formerly known as Sprue Aegis Plc, also has its own CO sensor production facility in Canada and deals with other home safety products. The company's headline products however are smoke alarms and CO alarms and related sensory appliances. The company also manufactures its own CO sensors for all its CO alarms. The company markets its products both in the United Kingdom retail markets and also directly to the United Kingdom's fire and rescue authorities. The company’s products come with brand names such as FireAngel, AngelEye, Pace Sensors, First Alert, SONA, BRK and Dicon. The company has two subsidiaries by the name Sprue Safety Products Limited, which distributes smoke and CO alarms, and Pace Sensors Limited, which produces CO sensors.

The company’s shares are listed on the AIM segment of the London Stock Exchange, where they trade with the ticker name FA.

Results Update

The company on 24 September 2019 came out with the interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019.

  • The company’s revenues for the above-mentioned period were £20.7 million whereas for corresponding H1 Period in 2018 the revenues were £17.7 million.
  • The Basic and diluted loss per share of the company for the period was 5.0 pence based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period. The corresponding loss per share in H1 2018 was 3.2 pence.

Source – Company’s half-yearly report published on 24 September 2019

Stock performance at the London stock exchange

Price Chart as on 24 September 2019, before the market close (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 24 September 2019, at the time of writing the report (before the market close, GMT 02.25 PM), FA shares were trading on the London Stock Exchange at GBX 19.73.

The stock has a 52-week High of GBX 76.80 and a 52-week low of GBX 18.00. The total market capitalization of the company was £18.60 million.

Outlook

For the next 18 months, the Board of the company is focused on leveraging its investment done in differentiating its technology and setting up processes to give out better, larger performances. The company is poised to take advantage of strategic opportunities coming its way in the future.

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