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Paddy Power Betfair PPB Somebody at PPB thinks it is a good idea to rename the company Flutter Entertainment plc and hopes that the shareholders will be silly enough to give approval, when they are asked to do so in May. In February the company took podium position (as it calls it ) in Georgia with the acquisition of Adjarabet. As for the year to 31st December revenue rose by 9% and earnings per share fell by 6% whilst the the dvidend remained flat at 200p. per share. 2018 was a challenging year with regulatory and tax changes but Paddy Power regained its mojo, which management seems to regard as a good thing. 2019 has started with good momentum across key divisions
Costain Group plc COST announces it has performed strongly again in 2018 with an increase in underlying operating profit, a record order book and an 8% increase in the total dividend. The Chairman states that Costain is at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving UK infrastructure market. The record order book of £4.2 billion was of a higher quality and the growth in underlying profit reflected enhanced margins.
Legal & General Group LGEN Revenue for the year to the end of December rose by 9% and earnings per share fell by 6% whilst the dividend remained flat at 200p per share. Annuity sales rose to a record £10bn, operating profit rose by 10%, profit after tax fell by 3% and profit before tax rose by 2%. having impacted by of volatility in global financial markets. Its market leading businesses and high quality people have enabled LGEN to deliver eight years of compound annual profit growth of over ten per cent.
Allergy Therapeutics plc AGY Interim Results for the six months ended 31 December 2018 showed continued good sales growth and strong operating profit. Revenue increased by 10.6% and pre-R&D operating profit grew by 27%. This reflects a strong start to the financial year with market share in Germany increasing to 14.5%. The clinical pipeline is described as exciting making 2019 a very important year for the Group.
Costain COST Produced a strong performance in the year to the end of December and is raising the years total dividends by 15%, with a final payment of 8.4%. Annual revenue rose from £1.3b to £1.7b and reported profit before tax was up from £26m to £30.9m. The forward order book stands at record levels.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Fisher (James) FSJ enjoyed strong growth in 2016 with rises of 11% in underlying profit before tax and earnings per share and the final dividend is being increased by 10%. The company entered 2017 with a strong order book. Currency gains played only a limited part in the growth. With its wide spread of businesses across multiple sectors of the marine services market Fisher was also able to offset the downturn in the oil and gas sector.
BBA Aviation BBA produced a strong performance in 2016 with revenue rising by 25%, EBITDA up by 59%, operating profit by 60% and profit before tax by 60%. Exceptional items such as the previously reported accounting impairment meant that on a statutory basis, the outcome for the year was a loss of over $82m but as a sign of confidence in the future the final dividend is being increased by 5%.
Empresario Group EMR Produced record profit before tax, up by 11% and adjusted earnings per share up by 14% in the year to 31st December. Revenue rose by 33% and the final dividend is being increased by 15%. Further exciting opportunities are seen to deliver increased profits in 2017
Dr David Paul of VectorVest discusses KAZ Minerals (KAZ), Costain Group (COST), Robert Walters (RWA) & Defenx (DFX) on IG TV.
Dr David Paul of VectorVest discusses KAZ Minerals (KAZ), Costain Group (COST), Robert Walters (RWA) and Defenx (DFX) with Jeremy Naylor on IG TV.