Morning Brief – 8-Oct-2019

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UK Stock Market News Today – 8-Oct-2019

Morning all!

Air Partner (AIR) – 91p – £48m – PER 11

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End July 2019 – Underlying PBT and EPS down circa -30%, Interim Dividend up 2.9%. Expect to make a profit in H2 and meet expectations, confident for next year.

No more tempted here until at least seeing FY actuals.

Hollywood Bowl (BOWL) – 227p – £340m – PER 16

Trading Update For The 12 Months To End September 2019 – Strong trading, PBT to be slightly ahead (growth of circa 10%), considering returning additional capital to shareholders.

I still don’t see value here on a PER of 15+ but always seems steady enough and, I suspect the potential for a return of capital will help.

Motorpoint Group (MOTR) – 217p – £197m – PER 11

Trading Update For The 6 Months To End September 2019 – Expects Revenue to be up 1%, Margins improved but overheads expected to be circa £2m higher (half non-recurring), £10m buy-back announced.

The sector is not one of interest to me still, watching and waiting for blood on the streets and a potential bargain!

Robert Walters (RWA) – 490p – £372m – PER 10

Q3 Trading Update – Net Fee Income up 2%, UK letting the headline figure down, FY PBT to be in-line with last year (I see forecasts for 5% growth), Net Cash at £81.6m (£41.3m).

I expect this to be cheaper and more attractive sometime in the future.

Stock Spirits (STCK) – 229p – £459m – PER 14

Trading Update For The 12 Months To End September 2019 – In-line.

Looks about fair value to me at these levels, doesn’t excite much at present.

As always, all comment most welcome!

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