Manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings and category C components to a range of industries and customers.
14-Nov-2017 – 248p – £289.9m – PER 18.4
Results For The 6 Months To End September 2017 – “Another six months of strong growth, with increased trading driving up our underlying PBT”. Strong growth is Revenue up 4.8%, EPS up 8.1% and an Interim Dividend increase of 10%.
This “strong growth” would be tempt me into a position here, if the PER was about half of what it is at present.
15-Feb-2018 – 246p – £297.9m – PER 18.2
Q3 Trading Update – A bit of waffle but it seems to be in-line for FY expectations.
Still quite like this but I don’t see value here at all for this slow grower. The yield (sub 2%) doesn’t even make it more attractive.
19-Apr-2018 – 269p – £326.5m – PER 19.6
Trading Update For The 12 Months To End March 2018 – Underlying PBT to be slightly ahead of managements expectations. Order pipeline encouraging, enters the new year in a confident mood.
A great 5 year return here for investors and this update is encouraging too. I remain Neutral for now, perhaps worth a look on a pullback to the 250p level if we see it.
12-Jun-2018 – 272p – £330.2m – PER 19.3
Preliminary Results For The 12 Months To End March 2018 – Results seem OK but perhaps a little below forecasts. Current year has started well and confident of delivering on expectations (which are hardly inspiring to me).
The 5 year return here has been great but it looks like that growth is becoming a little more difficult. I am going to remain Neutral.