Three Varied Sector FTSE Stocks in Focus - KAZ, LLOY & MGNS

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Three Varied Sector FTSE Stocks in Focus - KAZ, LLOY & MGNS

 Three Varied Sector FTSE Stocks in Focus - KAZ, LLOY & MGNS

KAZ Minerals Plc (LON: KAZ) is a high growth, largest copper company in Kazakhstan. The company focuses on low cost, large scale open pit mining and in the enhancement of new copper mining projects in Kazakhstan and Russia. It holds one of the best track records for delivering copper mining projects of world-class. The Group is listed on both the London and Kazakhstan stock exchanges.

KAZ- Financial Highlights

On 20th February 2020, the company released its results for the year 2019.

The company’s revenue increased to $2.3 billion in the year 2019 as compared to $2.2 billion in the year 2018. EBITDA of the company increased to $1.4 billion as compared to $1.3 billion in the year 2018.

The Operating profit increased to $923 million in the reported year as compared to $851 million in the year 2018. The profit before tax increased to $726 million as compared to $642 million.

The company’s underlying profit increased to $571 million in the year 2019 as compared to $530 million in the year 2018. The basic EPS increased to $1.21 as compared to $1.14, whereas the diluted EPS increased to $1.17 in the year 2019 as compared to $1.14 in the year 2018.

The free cash flow of the company decreased to $411 million in the year 2019 as compared to $585 million in the year 2018. The gross borrowings decreased to $3.3 billion in the year 2019 as compared to $3.5 billion in the year 2018. The net debt of the company increased to $2.8 billion as compared to 2.0 billion in the year 2018.

KAZ - Stock Price Performance

On 21st February 2020, at around 11:07 AM (GMT), by the time of writing this report, the stock of KAZ Minerals Plc traded at a price of GBX 493.20 per share on the London Stock Exchange, a decrease in the value of around 4.31 per cent or GBX 22.20 per share, as opposed to the closing price of the stock on the previous trading day, which has been reported to be at GBX 515.40 per share.

At the time of writing, the market capitalisation of KAZ Minerals Plc was £2.44 billion with regards to the current market price of the stock. The free float and outstanding shares of KAZ Minerals Plc were reported at 234.18 million and 472.44 million, respectively.

The beta of the stock has been reported at a value of 2.66, representing the fact that the movement of the share price of the company has very high volatility as compared with the movement in the comparative benchmark index.

Lloyds Banking Group Plc

Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LON: LLOY) is a banking and financial services provider. The bank’s major focus is on commercial and retail customers with existence in almost every community. It is having one of the largest branch networks in the nation and a wide-ranging digital, mobile and telephony services.

LLOY – Financial Highlights

On 20th February 2020, the company announced its full-year result ended 31st December 2019.

The company’s net interest income decreased to £12.4 billion in the year 2019 as compared to £12.7 billion in the year 2018. The net income decreased to £17.1 billion as compared to £17.8 billion in the year 2018.

The total costs decreased to £8.3 billion in the year 2019 as compared to £8.8 billion in the year 2018. The trading surplus decreased to £8.8 billion in the year 2019 as compared to £9.0 billion in the year 2018.

The Underlying profit decreased to £7.5 billion in the year 2019 as compared to £8.1 billion in the year 2018. The Statutory profit before tax decreased to £4.4 billion as compared to £6.0 billion in the year 2018. The Statutory profit after tax decreased to £3.0 billion in the year 2019 as compared to £4.5 billion in the year 2018.

Earnings per share decreased to 3.5 pence in the year as compared to 5.5 pence in the year 2018. The ordinary dividends per share increased to 3.37 pence per share in the year 2019 as compared to 3.21 pence per share in the year 2018.

Banking net interest margin decreased to 2.88 per cent in the year 2019 as compared to 2.93 per cent in the year 2018. Average interest-earning banking assets decreased to £435 billion as compared to £436 billion.

Tangible equity Return decreased to 7.8 per cent as compared to 11.7 per cent. Asset quality ratio increased to 0.29 per cent in the year 2019 as compared to 0.21 per cent in the year 2018.

LLOY - Stock Price Performance

On 21st February 2020, at around 11:12 AM (GMT), by the time of writing this report, the stock of Lloyds Banking Group Plc traded at a price of GBX 55.32 per share on the London Stock Exchange, a decrease in the value of around 2.18 per cent or GBX 1.23 per share, as opposed to the closing price of the stock on the previous trading day, which has been reported to be at GBX 56.55 per share.

At the time of writing, the market capitalisation of Lloyds banking group Plc was £39.75 billion with regards to the current market price of the stock. The free float and outstanding shares of Lloyds banking group Plc were reported at 70.08 billion and 70.29 billion, respectively.

The beta of the stock has been reported at a value of 0.73, 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.

Morgan Sindall Group Plc

Morgan Sindall Group Plc (LON: MGNS)Â The company is into infrastructure and redevelopment of towns through nine different businesses i.e. infrastructure, fit-out, housing, regeneration, property services, construction, and development. The company has around 6,700 talented workforces.

MGNS – Financial Highlights

On 20th February 2020, the company declared the results for the full year ended 31st December 2019.

The revenue of the company increased to £3.1 billion in the year 2019 as compared to £3.0 billion in the year 2018. The adjusted operating profit increased to £91.3 million as compared to £85.5 million. The adjusted profit before tax increased to £90.4 million as compared to £81.6 million in the year 2018.

The adjusted earnings per share increased to 161.2 pence in the year 2019 as compared to the 151.8 pence in the year 2018. The total dividend per share increased to 59.0 pence per share in the year 2019 as compared to 53.0 pence per share in the year 2018.

The company’s Year-end net cash decreased to £193 million as compared to £207 million in the year 2018. The reported operating profit increased to £91.3 million in the year 2019 as compared to £84.5 million in the year 2018.

The reported profit before tax increased to £88.6 million as compared to £80.6 million. The reported basic earnings per share increased to 157.9 pence per share in the year 2019 as compared to 149.8 pence per share in the year 2018.

MGNS - Stock Price Performance

On 21st February 2020, at around 11:13 AM (GMT), by the time of writing this report, the stock of Morgan Sindall Group Plc traded at a price of GBX 1,960 per share on the London Stock Exchange, an increase in the value of around 0.51 per cent or GBX 10.0 per share, as opposed to the closing price of the stock on the previous trading day, which has been reported to be at GBX 1,950 per share.

At the time of writing, the market capitalisation of Morgan Sindall Group Plc was £887.08 million with regards to the current market price of the stock. The free float and outstanding shares of Morgan Sindall Group Plc were reported at 37.66 million and 45.49 million, respectively.

The beta of the stock has been reported at a value of 0.69, 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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