A UK based ten-pin bowling operating company, which is focused on the family entertainment market, with sites that are typically located on mixed-use retail/leisure parks.
18-Jan-2018 – 262p – £170.3m – PER 13.8
Trading Update For The 12 Months To End December 2017 – In-line with the growth strategy (LFL Revenue up 3.6% (7% in the second half). Expects EBITDA to be at the top end of the range of current market consensus. Encouraged by the performance of the new innovative “Pins & Strings technology” currently being rolled out.
Seems I missed the boat here on this one, still keeping an from the side-lines for now. Still on my Watchlist, 210p.
21-Mar-2018 – 251p – £163.2m – PER 13.0
Results For The 12 Months To End December 2017 – Revenue up 5.5% to £71.0m (52 weeks vs 53 weeks, 8.9% over 53 weeks), Reported Profit After Tax up 43% to £5.2m (FY16: £3.6m). IPO exceptional costs of £3.1m, Adjusted EPS up 18% at 16.2p, Total FY Dividend of 10.0p. 2018 (11 weeks) started with LFL Revenue affected by weather, 1.7% up instead of 2.8%.
Just going to leave this on my Watchlist at 210p for now.
Subsequent note: Meeting my Technical Screen and after checking and liking the fundamentals I bought in here at the beginning of June.
12-Jul-2018 – 262p – £170.3m – PER 12.7
Trading Update For The 26 Weeks To 1st July 2018 – In-line to deliver on FY expectations.
I am long here and in-line, based on Stockpedia figures, means EPS +53.2% – On a PER of 12.7 with an attractive ROCE and Operating Margin, little Debt and a decent Dividend – I will continue to hold.
12-Sep-2018 – 256p – £166.4m – PER 12.1
Results For The 26 Weeks To 1st July 2018 – Weather blamed for Revenues up just 7.7% to £37.8m, Adjusted PBT up 0.4% at £6.4m (HY17: £6.4m) – The Interim Dividend is up10% to 3.3p. Now expects FY to be broadly in-line with expectations.
I am long here and not being sure how much of this is built into the current price (we all knew about the weather eh!) – Will keep an eye on price action and another eye out for broker notes.
17-Jan-2019 – 220p – £139m – PER 10
Trading Update For The 52 Weeks To 30th December 2018 – LFL Revenue up 2.7%, total up 7.5% – EBITDA expectations unchanged.
Sadly, need to wait and see the Actuals for Profits and EPS – I am Long here but down 20% from the highs, I may well be tempting to change that.
20-Mar-2019 – 215p – £140m – PER 10.6
Results For The 12 Months To 30th December 2018 – Revenue up 7.5%, Adjusted PBT up 4% with Adjusted EPS of 16.6p which looks like a slight miss to me. Dividend seems to be up more than expected (as a sweetener I guess!). Net Debt at £4.2m (£0.4m last time).
I am Long here but will be keeping an eye on that this morning.
Subsequent note: Sold out here in March 2019, details in the monthly reports.
24-Sep-2019 – 230p – £150m – PER 11
Interim Results For The 6 Months To End June 2019 – Revenue up 9.6%, PBT up 14.2%, EPS up 22.1%, the Interim Dividend is up 12.1%. Guide on 4-6% LFL growth.
Sounds rather cautious to me and I will not be taking any further interest at present.