A building products, systems and solutions company.
26-Oct-2017 – 172p – £62.9m
AGM Trading Statement For The Year Ending June 2018 – UK Revenue up 4% YTD, export sales are lower than the previous year. Still expecting to hit Full Year results.
Growth is not exactly enticing here but the ROCE is excellent (19.5%), the 4%+ Dividend is well covered and there’s £6.08m in Cash(10% of Market Cap) – On a PER of 7.86 looks decent enough value to me. Perhaps even better value if this update sends the price South a little!
1-Feb-2018 – 173.9p – £62.3m – PER 7.58
Results For The 6 Months To End December 2017 – Revenue is down (a few %) and PBT is also down(about 15%). Still expect outcome for the year in-line with previous expectations.
I am going to remain Neutral here.
14-Mar-2018 – 169.4p – £61.2m – PER 7.07
Trading Statement – Slower Q3, Revenues expected to be 5% below previous expectations and PBT 15% below.
Even with an impressive StockRank of 88, this is not a point at which I will be buying. I also believe there is also a Pension deficit of £30m or so here.
15-May-2018 – 140p – £50.6m – PER 6.07
Trading Statement – Ouch! FY Revenue to be down 7-9% with PBT down 15-20%.
I am staying away from this for now.
11-Sep-2018 – 125.5p – £45.3m – PER 7.07
FY Results For The 12 Months To End June 2018 – Revenues £98.4m (2016/17: £104.8m) due to severe weather in Q3 and the impact of the Carillion liquidation, Underlying PBT of £6.5m (2016/17: £9.0m), Basic EPS of 12.0p (2016/17: 18.3p), Net Debt of £4.8m (2017: Net Cash of £6.1m) reflecting investment in the acquisition of Wade International and the new Timloc factory.
I retain my “staying away from this for now” stance here.
25-Oct-2018 – 128.5p – £46.4m – PER 6.85
AGM Statement And Trading Update – FY expectations unchanged.
It’s not I don’t believe them but I retain my “staying away from this for now” stance here – Neutral.