Three FTSE Stocks In Focus: IAG, CRST and CPR

Three FTSE Stocks In Focus: IAG, CRST and CPR

International Consolidated Airlines Group SA

International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (IAG) is among the world’s largest airline group headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. The group has 570 plus aircraft carrying around 110 million- plus passengers to more than 260 destinations each year. IAG is a market leader in three European countries, i.e. Ireland, UK and Spain which enables them to gain the majority of share in the aviation market.

IAG-Q3 FY19 update

The company’s statutory revenue was up by 2.4 per cent to €7,310 million in Q3 FY19 as against €7,140 million in Q3 FY18. The company’s statutory operating profit was recorded at €1,425 million in Q3 FY19 as against €1,424 million in Q3 FY18. The company’s statutory profit after taxation was recorded at €1,008 million in Q3 FY19 as against €1,106 million in Q3 FY18.

IAG-Financial highlights for H1 FY19

In the first half of the financial year 2019, the company reported total statutory revenue of €12,089 million against €11,206 million for the same period of the last year. There was an increase of 7.88 per cent in revenue, due to the steady growth of both passenger revenue and other revenue. The company’s reported operating profit (before exceptional items) declined by 1.79 per cent in comparison with the last year data mainly due to an increase in the operating and administrative expenses for the period. Despite high fuel prices, the group reported a second-quarter pre-tax profit of €921 million in Q2 FY19 as compared with €770 million the previous year same period data. The company recorded an operating profit of €873 million, excluding exceptional items in H1 FY19 as compared with €868 million in H1 FY18. Statutory Operating profit (after exceptional items) declined from €1,735 million in H1 FY2018 to €1,095 million in H1 FY2019. The company’s reported pre-tax profit stood at €1,007 million in H1 FY2019 against €1,655 million in H1 FY2018. The company’s profit after tax (before exceptional items) decreased by 0.4 per cent to €806 million in H1 FY2019 against €803 million in H1 FY2018. The company’s statutory profit after tax and exceptional items stood €806 million in H1 FY2019 against €1,408 million in H1 FY2018. The company’s reported basic EPS stood at €40.6 cents in H1 FY2019 versus €68.3 cents in H1 FY2018.

IAG-Share price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 31st October 2019, while writing at 11:37 AM GMT, International Consolidated Airlines Group SA shares were clocking a current market price of GBX 519 per share; which remained flat in comparison to the last traded price of the previous day. The company’s market capitalisation was at £10.31 billion at the time of writing.

On 27th November 2018, the shares of IAG have touched a new peak of GBX 668.98 and reached the lowest price level of GBX 411.50 on 16th August 2019 in the last 52 weeks. The company’s shares were hovering at 22.41 per cent below the 52-week high price mark and 26.12 per cent above from the 52-week low price mark at the current trading level as can be seen in the price chart.

At the time of writing before the market close, the stock’s traded volume was hovering around 3,830,372. The stock's 5-day average daily traded volume was 5,791,734.80; 30 days average daily traded volume- 7,371,163.80 and 90 days average daily traded volume – 6,597,635.72. The volatility of the company’s stock was 27 per cent lower as compared with the index taken as the benchmark, as the beta (5Y monthly) of the company’s stock was recorded at 0.73.

In the last quarter, the shares of the company have delivered a positive return of 25.31 per cent. The company’s stock plunged by 15.84 per cent from the start of the year to till date. The company’s stock has given investors 11.30 per cent of a negative return in the last year. 

Crest Nicholson Holdings Plc

The United Kingdom-based, Crest Nicholson Holdings plc (CRST) is a residential space developer with footprints in the Southern half of England. The company has a diverse product range for first time home buyers to large family size homes, with a portfolio of different kinds of houses, apartments and commercial spaces as part of its projects.

CRST-Trading update FY19

The company experienced a volatile sales environment in some regions due to Brexit and uncertain economic outlook in the United Kingdom. As a result, profit before taxation was in the range of £120 million to 130 million for the fiscal year 2019. However, the company expects strong profit growth for the fiscal year 2021. The company looks forward to paying a dividend of 33 pence per share for the financial year 2020.

CRST-Share price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 31st October 2019, while writing at 11:41 AM GMT, Crest Nicholson Holdings PLC shares were clocking a current market price of GBX 379.20 per share; which was less by 7.37 per cent in comparison to the last traded price of the previous day. The company’s market capitalisation was at £1.05 billion at the time of writing.

On 22nd October 2019, the shares of CRST have touched a new peak of GBX 437.20 and reached the lowest price level of GBX 305.20 on 18th December 2018 in the last 52 weeks. The company’s shares were hovering at 13.26 per cent below from the 52-week high price mark and 24.24 per cent above from the 52-week low price mark at the current trading level as can be seen in the price chart.

At the time of writing before the market close, the stock’s traded volume was hovering around 1,391,150. The stock's 5-day average daily traded volume was 571,810.60; 30 days average daily traded volume- 1,018,092.67 and 90 days average daily traded volume – 758,402.31. The volatility of the company’s stock was 34 per cent lower as compared with the index taken as the benchmark, as the beta (5Y monthly) of the company’s stock was recorded at 0.66.

In the last quarter, the shares of the company have delivered a positive return of 11.13 per cent. The company’s stock surged by 24.74 per cent from the start of the year to till date. The company’s stock has given investors 19.43 per cent of a positive return in the last year. 

Carpetright PLC

Carpetright plc (CPR) provides coverings for floor and beds. The company has footprint in the United Kingdom and Rest of Europe (Belgium, Ireland and Netherlands). In addition, the company offers free consultation and estimates for home services. The company has a diverse product range which includes laminates, wooden flooring, vinyl flooring, tiles, carpets and various home furnishings.

CPR-Trading update  

The company’s management believes that it is doing well despite the challenging economic backdrop and intense competition in the sector. The company focuses on improving store efficiencies and reducing cost base to drive profitability. The company is planning expansion in categories such as hard flooring in accordance with the strategy and make consistent efforts with partners in its supply chain to improve its position to move forward.

CPR-Share price performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 31st October 2019, while writing at 11:46 AM GMT, Carpetright PLC shares were clocking a current market price of GBX 4.77 per share; which was less by 47.69 per cent in comparison to the last traded price of the previous day. The company’s market capitalisation was at £27.63 million at the time of writing.

On 26th April 2019, the shares of CPR have touched a new peak of GBX 36.18 and reached the lowest price level of GBX 4.51 on 31st October 2019 in the last 52 weeks. The company’s shares were hovering at 86.81 per cent below from the 52-week high price mark and 5.76 per cent above from the 52-week low price mark at the current trading level as can be seen in the price chart.

At the time of writing before the market close, the stock’s traded volume was hovering around 4,794,921. The stock's 5-day average daily traded volume was 277,182.00; 30 days average daily traded volume- 324,918.73 and 90 days average daily traded volume – 346,703.44. The volatility of the company’s stock was 9 per cent higher as compared with the index taken as the benchmark, as the beta (5Y monthly) of the company’s stock was recorded at 1.09.

In the last quarter, the shares of the company have delivered a negative return of 40.78 per cent. The company’s stock plunged by 48.03 per cent from the start of the year to till date. The company’s stock has given investors 51.55 per cent of a negative return in the last year. 

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