Trading insights into LSE listed XLMedia Plc, Goodwin Plc and Bidstack Group Plc

  • Dec 19, 2019 GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Trading insights into LSE listed XLMedia Plc, Goodwin Plc and Bidstack Group Plc

  

XLMedia Plc

XLMedia Plc (LON: XLM) is an online performance marketing company which is focussed on providing digital marketing services. The company has its operations spread globally and operates in multiple verticals including gambling and personal finance. The company has split its business into three segments being Publishing, Media and other. The company holds over 2,300 websites in almost 18 languages under its brand.

At the London Stock Exchange, the shares of the company are listed on the Alternative Investment market (AIM) segment where they trade with the ticker name XLM. The shares of the company are constituents of the FTSE AIM All share index.

Trading update

The company on 19 December 2019 came out with a strategic update on the strategic initiatives being proposed by Stuart Simms, the CEO of the company after an internal review conducted by him on the operations of the company. The initiatives proposed by him are.

  • To invest more to expand the company’s global publishing activities.
  • To invest in Data and AI technology platforms to capitalise any opportunities ensuing thereof.
  • Implement a transformation plan to evolve the operational model of the company and its people strategy.

Stock Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

At the time of writing of this report on 19 December 2019 the shares of the company were trading on the London Stock Exchange for GBX 45.99.

The shares of the company during the past 52 weeks of trading at the London Stock Exchange have registered a 52-week high of GBX 94.00 while also registering a 52-week low of GBX 43.05. The company has a market capitalisation of £110.41 million on the London Stock Exchange at the time of writing this report on 19 December 2019.

The average stock’s traded volume as on the above date and time stood at 5,317,289 and the stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 601,205.80; 30 days- 417,671.13 and 90 days – 616,681.51 and the beta of the stock of the company on the date was 0.99, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a lower volatility and the stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by +43.94 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume and in last one month, the shares have generated a return of -14.49 % and also a return of -20.81 % return on year to date basis.

Outlook

The board expects the performance of the full year 2019 to be in line with the guidance given; the company expects to report a consolidated revenue of $78 million and an adjusted EBITDA of $32 million.

Goodwin Plc

Goodwin Plc (LON: GDWN) is a United Kingdom domiciled Heavy engineering and services company with specialization in machined steel casting products with some prominent projects for which the company has supplied materials being The Hardanger bridge, Oakland Bay Bridge Eastern Span Replacement, Faslane naval base, Ludwig Erhard house, Paddington railway station, Sizewell B nuclear power station and the Astute class nuclear attack submarines.

The company is headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent in England, United Kingdom. The company is one of the foremost names in the country in the field of high-end military engineering and technology.

The shares of the company are listed on the London Stock Exchange in its main market segment where they trade with the ticker name GDWN. The stock of the company is a constituent of the FTSE All Share index.

Trading update

The company on 19 December 2019 came out with its interim results for the six-month ending period on 31 October 2019.

  • The revenue generated by the company for the period was £ 70.1 million whereas for the corresponding previous year period the revenue was £ 5 million.
  • Operating profit remained at £7.8 million in the reported period as well as the corresponding prior-year period.
  • The diluted EPS of the company for the period was 69.77 pence per share, whereas for the corresponding previous year period the diluted EPS was 73.44 pence per share.

Stock Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

At the time of writing of this report on 19 December 2019 the shares of the company were trading on the London Stock Exchange for GBX 2,948.00.

The shares of the company during the past 52 weeks of trading at the London Stock Exchange have registered a 52-week high of GBX 3,700.00 while also registering a 52-week low of GBX 2,300.00. The company has a market capitalisation of £260.66 million on the London Stock Exchange at the time of writing this report on 19 December 2019.

The average stock’s traded volume as on the above date and time stood at 53,745 and the stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 3,430.60; 30 days- 1,692.20 and 90 days – 1,873.03 and the beta of the stock of the company on the date was 1.50, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a higher volatility and the stocks trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by +102.73 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume and in last one month, the shares have generated a return of +4.42 % and also a return of +40.48 % return on year to date basis.

Outlook

The company, despite an increase in revenues, has reported a lower pre-tax profit for the six-month period. This in on account of stalled projects on account of drying up of funds from the British government, which has been embroiled for some time with the Brexit situation. The company expects to resume its projects once the political situation improves in the United Kingdom.

Bidstack Group Plc

Bidstack Group PLC (LON: BIDS) is a United Kingdom domiciled company which is a provider of online video game advertising, which is delivered through technologies that assists video game companies and advertisers by inserting ads and related promotional contents into video games. The company supports game publishers and developers to monetise their games by integrating advertisements naturally into the gaming environment and advertisers use its technology to run targeted campaigns within these spaces, for example engaging audiences and enhancing their brand image without breaking immersion.

The shares of the company have their listing on the AIM segment of the London Stock Exchange. These shares trade with ticker name BIDS. The shares of the company form a part of the FTSE AIM All share index.

Trading update

The company on 19 December 2019 came out with a trading update on a two-year trading agreement it has reached with a global marketing service group commencing from 1 January 2020.

The agreement provides Bidstack with a revenue of £10,000,000 per annum from the marketing service company over the two-year period.

The agreement will enable brands to exploit the full potential of the company’s disruptive technologies.

Stock Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Source – Thomson Reuters

At the time of writing of this report on 19 December 2019 the shares of the company were trading on the London Stock Exchange for GBX 11.48.

The shares of the company during the past 52 weeks of trading at the London Stock Exchange have registered a 52-week high of GBX 42.00 while also registering a 52-week low of GBX 4.20. The company has a market capitalisation of £18.98 million on the London Stock Exchange at the time of writing this report on 19 December 2019.

The average stock’s traded volume as on the above date and time stood at 13,152,343 and the stock's average traded volume for 5 days was 7,997,501.20 ; 30 days- 3,163,786.60 and 90 days – 3,151,032.33 and the beta of the stock of the company on the date was 0.88, which compared to the benchmark index reflected a lower volatility and the stock’s trading volumes on the London Stock Exchange on an average for 5 days was up by +152.78 % as compared to the 30 days’ average traded volume and in last one month, the shares have generated a return of -58.11 % and also a return of +56.57 % return on year to date basis.

Outlook

The company had on 18 December 2019 came out with an update that it will be unable to meet its revenue targets for the year. This is on account of delay in commitments that were expected to be put in place during the year. The shares of the company on the London stock exchange had been scaling down since then.

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