Three FTSE Small Cap stocks In The Limelight – Motorpoint Group Plc, Petropavlovsk Plc and Pendragon Plc

Three FTSE Small Cap stocks In The Limelight – Motorpoint Group Plc, Petropavlovsk Plc and Pendragon Plc

Motorpoint Group Plc

Motorpoint Group Plc (LON: MOTR) is a Derby, United Kingdom biggest biggest autonomous retailer of vehicles. The organization's fundamental business action is the offering of almost new motor vehicles, which are close to two years of age and which have clocked close to 15,000 miles. The organization works through 12 retail destinations spread over the United Kingdom which include Glasgow, Newport, Derby, Burnley, Peterborough, Chingford, Birtley, Castleford, Birmingham, Widnes, Oldbury and Sheffield. Out of these, over five have opened in the previous five years. It has a national contact centre to integrate and manage online enquiries. The company is responsible for selling vehicles from brands representing over 95 per cent of all new vehicle sales in the United Kingdom, with models from Volkswagen, Nissan, Hyundai, Audi, Ford, Vauxhall and BMW being among the top merchants.

MOTR Financial Performance

On 28th November 2019, the company reported its half year results for the six months that ended on 30th September 2019. The company reported that the revenue for the period, displayed a year on year increase of 1.0 per cent to £533.9 million in H1 FY 2020 as compared to £528.6 million in H1 FY 2019. The company also reported that Earnings before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) for the period was down by 12.4 per cent year on year from £15.3 million in H1 FY 2019 to £13.4 million in H1 FY 2020. This also translated into Basic Earnings per stock, which displayed a year on year decline of 14.0 per cent from 9.3 pence per stock in H1 FY 2019 to 8.0 pence per stock in H1 FY 2020. The company declared the interim dividend at an increase of 4.0 per cent to 2.6 pence per stock in H1 FY 2020 from 2.5 pence per stock in H1 FY 2019.

MOTR Stock Price Performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters) Daily Chart as on 03-December-19, before the close of the market

On 3rd December 2019, at 10:15 A.M GMT, At the time when this was being written, Motorpoint Group Plc’s stock price was reported to be trading at GBX 263.08 per stock, a decline of 2.56 per cent or GBX 6.92 per stock, as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 270.00 per stock. By the time of capturing, the Motorpoint Group Plc stock was reported to be trading 54.75 per cent above the 52-week low stock price, which was at GBX 170.00 per stock, that the company’s stocks reached on April 25, 2019. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was reportedly valued to be at GBP 245.04 million with respect to the stock’s current market price.

The Motorpoint Group Plc stock has given a positive change in the last six months in value, of around 28.33 per cent from the stock price of GBX 205.00 per stock that the company’s stock achieved on June 03, 2019. The company’s stock has also risen by 5.23 per cent in terms of its, in the previous one month from the price of GBX 250.00 per stock that the stocks closed at on November 04, 2019.

The beta of the company’s stock has been reported to be at 0.0966. This basically implies that the volatility in the price of the company’s stock, is less than the volatility in the movement of the comparative benchmark index.

Petropavlovsk Plc

Petropavlovsk Plc (LON: POG) is a London, United Kingdom based mining company that is primarily engaged in the business of exploration of gold as well as development and selling of gold related products. The company’s operations are spearheaded by four of its major assets which are POX Hub, located near Pokrovskiy, Pioneer, which is the company’s flagship asset with highest production potential out of all of the company’s assets, Malomir, which is the company’s biggest asset in terms of Reserves and Resource and Albyn, which is the company’s largest producing mine.

POG Latest News

On 7th November 2019, the company published a press release to update regarding an announcement, made by IRC Limited, which is a manufacturer and developer of Industrial commodities and also in which the company has a major ownership interest(31.1%), that it achieved a 100 per cent production capacity for the month of October 2019, and also launched a drying unit to provide complete support for the production throughout the entire year.

POG Stock Price Performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters) Daily Chart as on 03-December-19, before the close of the market

On 3rd December 2019, at 10:23 A.M GMT, At the time when this was being written, Petropavlovsk Plc’s stock price was reported to be trading at GBX 11.70 per stock, an increase of 4.46 per cent or GBX 0.50 per stock, as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 11.20 per stock. By the time of capturing, the Petropavlovsk Plc stock was reported to be trading 104.90 per cent above the 52-week low stock price, which was at GBX 5.71 per stock, that the company’s stocks reached on December 11, 2018. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was reportedly valued to be at GBP 370.74 million with respect to the stock’s current market price.

The Petropavlovsk Plc stock has given a positive change in the last six months in the value, of around 40.96 per cent from the stock price of GBX 8.30 per stock that the company’s stock achieved on June 03, 2019. The company’s stock has also rose by 17.59 per cent in value, in the previous one month, from the price which stood at GBX 9.95 per stock that the stocks closed at on November 04, 2019.

The beta of the company’s stock has been reported to be at 0.1699. This basically implies that the volatility in the price of the company’s stock, is less than the volatility in the movement of the comparative benchmark index.

Pendragon Plc

Pendragon Plc (LON: PDG) is a Nottingham, United Kingdom based organization that works as an online car retailer, occupied with the clearance of a scope of new autos, light engine vehicles, utilized vehicles, business vans, trucks and other engine vehicles. The corporation is headquartered in Nottinghamshire, the United Kingdom. The organization has four working departments, to be specific: UK Motor (Sales and service), Software for car business, renting services with exceptional yield on Investment because of reliable stockpile of trade-in vehicles, US Motor (Sales and Service). Teleios Capital Partners GmbH, Odey Asset Management LLP and Schroder Investment Management Ltd. are the significant investors in the organization.

PDG Interim Management Statement

On 22nd October 2019, the company reported an interim management statement for the quarter ended 30th September 2019 through a press release. The company highlighted that the underlying profit before tax for the third quarter ended 30th September 2019 was reported to be at £3.0 million, an increase of £1.9 million year on year as compared to the underlying profit before tax reported in Q3 2018 at £1.1 million. The company also reported that the like for like group revenue for the period had declined by 3.6 per cent while the like for like gross profit had declined by 4.9 per cent. The management expects that the economic and political situation would continue to be difficult, primarily driven by the effects of Brexit.

PDG Stock Price Performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters) Daily Chart as on 03-December-19, before the close of the market

On 3rd December 2019, at 10:30 A.M GMT, At the time when this was being written, Pendragon Plc’s stock price was reported to be trading at GBX 11.20 per stock, a decline of 1.75 per cent or GBX 0.20 per stock, as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 11.40 per stock. By the time of capturing, the Pendragon Plc stock was reported to be trading 26.84 per cent above the 52 -week low stock price, which was at GBX 8.83 per stock, that the company’s stocks reached on October 03, 2019. The company’s market capitalisation (M-Cap) was reportedly valued to be at GBP 159.25 million with respect to the stock’s current market price.

The Pendragon Plc stock has given a negative change in the last six months in the value, of around 51.83 per cent from the stock price of GBX 23.25 per stock that the company’s stock achieved on June 03, 2019. The company’s stock has also declined by 21.90 per cent in value, in the previous one month, from the price which stood at GBX 14.34 per stock that the stocks closed at on November 04, 2019.

The beta of the company’s stock has been reported to be at 0.1335. This basically implies that the volatility in the price of the company’s stock, is less than the volatility in the movement of the comparative benchmark index.

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