UK Stock Market News Today – 29-May-2018
Renold (RNO) – 22.8p – £51.4m – PER 4.53
Preliminary Results For The 12 Months To End March 2018 – Revenue up slightly to £191.6m, Adjusted Operating Profit down slightly too (to £14.2m) with Adjusted EPS also down slightly at 4.5p. Outlook seems so so.
Pension still circa £100m mark (200% of the Mkt Cap), Dividend stopped – Remains on my Avoid list.
Kainos (KNOS) – 387p – £458.0m – PER 30.7
Preliminary Results For The 12 Months To End March 2018 – In-line, Revenue up 16%, Profits up 8%, EPS up 10%, Dividend up 5%.
I said this at 327p and I still feel it’s appropriate – Although there’s a lot of positives here on a PER of 25+ (now 30) I expect to see a little more than in-line (and circa 10% Profit/EPS growth). Having said that, the ROCE and Operating Margin are great (as is the Order book level). On the fence so, as usual, when I get that feeling – I will remain Neutral for now.
As always, all comment most welcome!