Result Updates For Five FTSE Stocks – BAG, APH, AA., BLTG and SAA

Result Updates For Five FTSE Stocks – BAG, APH, AA., BLTG and SAA
Barr (A.G.) Plc( LON:BAG)

A.G. Barr Plc (LON:BAG) is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in the production of soft drinks and cocktail mixers. The company has mainly three divisions which are – Carbonates, Still drinks and Water and other soft drink related items such as water cups. The company’s brands include an array of old and new products such as the Irn-Bru which was initially launched in 1901, the market leader drink in fruit juices – Rubicon or the industry leader in spring water drinks – Strathmore.

BAG Financial Performance (Interim Results for the six months ended 27th July 2019)

On 24th September 2019, the company announced its interim results for the six months ended 27th July 2019. The company announced that it had earned a revenue of £122.5 million in H1 2020. A decrease from H1 2019 revenue of £136.9 million. This can be attributed to the slowdown in the soft drinks market in the first half of the year as the industry-wide volume had declined by 4.1 per cent year on year. The company reported a statutory profit before tax of £13.9 million as compared to £18.2 million in H1 2019. The company reported an EPS before exceptional items at GBX 9.83 per share, a decrease of GBX 2.91 per share as compared to the H1 2019 EPS at GBX 12.74 per share. The company reported an interim dividend of GBX 4 per share, an increase of 2.5 per cent year on year. The dividend will be paid by the company on 25th October 2019 with the register date to be on 4th October 2019.

BAG Share Performance

On 24th September 2019, at 1:40 PM, while writing, BAG stock traded at GBX 607.00 per share; up by GBX 21.00 in comparison with the previous day’s closing price at GBX 586.00 per share. While writing, Barr (A.G.) Plc traded 10.05 per cent above its 52-low price of GBX 551.58, set on September 11, 2019. The company’s Market Capitalisation is GBP 655.64 million.

Alliance Pharma Plc (LSE:APH)

Alliance Pharma Plc (LSE:APH) is a United Kingdom-based pharmaceuticals and biotech company which is engaged in the procurement, marketing and delivery of pharmaceutical products across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company's product segments include secondary care, community and consumer products, established products and international drugs.

APH Financial Performance (Interim Results for the six months ended 30th June 2019)

On 24th September 2019, the company presented the interim results for the six months ended 30th June 2019, where the revenue was reported at £70.3 million on a see-through basis in H1 2019, an increase of 29 per cent year on year, compared to the revenue in H1 2018 at £54.5 million. The company also reported a 34 per cent increase year on year in the underlying EBITDA of £18.8 million in H1 2019 as compared to £14.1 million in H1 2018. The company presented a robust growth in Reported Profit Before Taxation (PBT) at £15.2 million in H1 2019, a surge of 35 per cent year on year. In a reflection of this strong financial performance, the company declared an interim dividend of GBX 0.536 per share, a rise of 10 per cent year on year.

 APH Share Price Performance

On 24th September 2019, at 08:30 AM GMT, while writing, APH stock traded at GBX 74.00 per share; an upside of 1.93 per cent or GBX 1.40 per share in comparison with the previous day’s closing price at GBX 72.60 per share. While writing, Alliance Pharma Plc traded 10.19 per cent below its 52-high price of GBX 82.40, set on April 15, 2019. The company’s Market Capitalisation was around GBP 377.15 million.

 AA PLC (LSE:AA)

AA Plc (LSE:AA) a United Kingdom-based company involved in the business of providing roadside assistance. Broadly, the company has two segments, which are, Roadside Assistance that provides all kinds of motor help to people who have been stranded on roads or any mechanical support for people's vehicles at home as well, and second, the Insurance segment, that mainly consists of underwriting motor insurance or any other financial service that need for motor vehicles. The company also has a services segment that basically includes a driving school and British school of motoring and DriveTech.

  1. Financial Performance (Interim results for the six months ended 31st July 2019)

On 24th September 2019, the company reported its interim results for six months ended 31st July 2019. As per GAAP measures, the company’s revenue stood at £491 million in H1 2020, an increase of 2.3 per cent year on year as compared to the revenue in H1 2019 at £480 million. This increase was majorly driven by growth in the average income per paid member. The company also reported a 50 per cent increase in the Profit Before Tax from £28 million in H1 2019 to £42 million in H1 2020. The company made a capex of £37 million which includes £23 million growth based capex as well as a £14 million capex for maintenance. The company also declared an interim dividend of GBX 0.6 per share, which will be payable to the shareholders on 8th November 2019, with the ex-dividend date on 3rd October 2019.

  1. Share Performance

On 24th September 2019, at 1:45 PM, while writing, AA. stock traded at GBX 68.41 per share; down by GBX 0.592 in comparison with the previous day’s closing price at GBX 69.00 per share. While writing, AA. Plc traded 52.08 per cent above its 52-low price of GBX 44.98, set on July 1, 2019. The company’s Market Capitalisation was around GBP 424.43 million.

Blancco Technology group Plc (LON:BLTG)

Blancco Technology Group Plc (LON:BLTG) is a technology company that provides solutions in mobile processors and data erasure software for enterprises. The Erasure division is focused on development and delivery of solutions to large enterprises while the mobile processors segment provides solutions to increase efficiency and provide safety for the devices.

BLTG Financial Performance (Final results for the year ended 30th June 2019)

On 24th September 2019, the company announced its final results for the year ended 30th June 2019. The company reported revenue growth of around 13 per cent to £30.5 million in FY19, as compared to £26.9 million in FY18. This was primarily driven by the Data Centre revenue increasing about 10 per cent in FY19. The company has also reported an adjusted operating profit at £3.5 million in FY 19, a substantial increase of 21 per cent in comparison to FY 18 Adjusted operating profit at £2.9 million. This has, in turn, flown into the Loss Before Tax figure which has improved from previous year’s loss of £700,000 to a loss of £400,000 in FY19. In the reporting period, the company’s adjusted operating cash flow showed an increase of 100 per cent at £8.3 million as compared to the previous year's £4.1 million. The company also reported that the Net Cash figure, as on 30th June 2019 was £100,000, representing a debt of £6.5 million while cash balances were at £6.6 million as on date.

BLTG Share Performance

On 24th September 2019, at 09:10 AM, while writing, BLTG stock traded at GBX 126.10 per share; up by 1.29 per cent or GBX 1.60 per share in comparison with the previous day’s closing price at GBX 124.5 per share. While writing, Blancco Technology Group Plc traded 19.68 per cent below its 52-high price of GBX 157.00, set on June 06, 2019. The company’s Market Capitalisation was around GBP 92.76 million.

M&C Saatchi Plc (LSE:SAA)

M&C Saatchi Plc (LSE:SAA) is a UK based Advertising and Marketing services company which has operations and clients worldwide. The company’s clients include the likes of Coca Cola, Unilever, Premier League, Lifebuoy, BMW, Shell, Nando’s, NatWest, etc.

SAA Financial Performance (Interim results for six months ended 30th June 2019)

On 24th September 2019, the company announced its half-year results for the six months ended 30th June 2019. The revenue remained almost flatlined in H1 2019 at £214.2 million in comparison to H1 2018 revenue at £212.8 million. In the reporting period, because of the higher production costs, the company reported a 4 per cent decrease in the headline net revenue, which led to a 48.9 per cent year on year decline in operating profit to £4.8 million in H1 2019. The company reported the statutory operating profit at £300,000 in H1 2019. Because of an £11.6 million profit on disposal, of a 24.9 per cent interest in Walker Media Ltd. The company also reported a Net Profit of 9.0 million in H1 2019, a 208.8 per cent year on year increase from £2.9 million in H1 2018. The company has announced a dividend of GBX 2.45 per share, which has been maintained equal to that in the first half of the previous year. This dividend will be paid to the shareholders on 8th November 2019.

BLTG Share Performance

On 24th September 2019, at 09:35 AM, while writing, SAA stock traded at GBX 152.00 per share; a decline of 11.11 per cent or GBX 19.00 per share in comparison with the previous day’s closing price at GBX 171.00 per share. Blancco Technology Group Plc traded at a new 52-week low of GBX 147.00 in day’s trading session. This was 63.7 per cent lower than its 52-week high price of GBX 405.00, set on March 26, 2019. The company’s Market Capitalisation is GBP 156.73 million.

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