Keyword results: revenue decline

SWG
SWG

Shearwater – “demand… has remained high across the group”. Has it?...

Cybersecurity group Shearwater (SWG) states that it “is pleased to provide an update on trading”. So why are the shares currently more than 7% lower towards 130p?…

Scapa – emphasises “track ahead of its COVID plan”… but how demanding is the plan?...

Industrial and healthcare products group Scapa (SCPA) has updated including “track ahead of its COVID plan… put the group on a solid foundation as it enters FY21 H2” – and the shares have currently responded to 132.6p, 7.5% higher…

WTB
WTB
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Whitbread – why you should still not worry about a 75% H1 like-for-like revenue decline...

Back in July I observed why worrying about an 80% like-for-like revenue decline at Premier Inn owner Whitbread (WTBwas not an investment-stopping concern for me. I even concluded that, buoyed by the monies raised from this year’s rights issue, ‘I retain my decent sized position and ceteris paribus would add more at around twenty quid’. We will come back to that latter observation later. But today’s first half trading update (for the six months to the end of August) does show a little improvement…

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KCT
KCT

Kin and Carta – trading update, how’s the market's “need” for its digital capabilities now?...

Digital-focused consulting, software engineering and marketing company Kin and Carta (KCT) now “expect revenue and profits for the financial year to be slightly ahead of the expectations provided in our July update” and “early signs of improvement in client activity, pipeline and continued traction with our strategic partners give us confidence in the company’s future prospects”. Sounds encouraging… though, of course, it depends on what the expectations were…

VTC
VTC

Vitec Group – trading improvement confidence from “a robust financial position”?...

‘Image capture and content’ products designer and manufacturer Vitec Group (VTC) has updated including “all of our manufacturing sites are now operational”“trading conditions in May are starting to improve… firmly believe that Vitec's end markets will recover well once the crisis is over as the demand for original content continues to grow” and “Vitec has a robust financial position with liquidity, long-term financing and short-term flexibility”. The shares have currently responded more than 3% higher to 650p, though still comparing to more than 1000p in February...

Accesso Technology – argues demand for “great majority” of customers “is likely to rebound strongly”, but...

Shares in self-styled “premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets” Accesso Technology (ACSO) have recently recovered to around 200p, but are currently more than 10% lower, at 175p, in response to a latest business update...

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SSP Group management panic relatively early

I am not sure anyone on this website has written about SSP Group (SSPG) before. This may be something about the rather anonymous name of the company. You would know it better as the operator of Upper CrustCabin Bar and Ritazza (among other names) food and beverage concessions 'in travel locations, operating restaurants, bars, cafés, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations'. Well you can spot the problem in today's backdrop, especially if you have a business that operates 'at approximately 180 airports and 300 rail stations' around the world. Today's update from the company comes in two parts…

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ALY
ALY

Laura Ashley – update reinforces there much to correct. Too much?

Previously writing on homeware and fashion retailer Laura Ashley (ALY), on its latest results in August I concluded there looks much to correct – and then there is of course the current general retail climate. As such, I’m not surprised to see the shares respond currently further lower. Still presently on the bargepole list. The shares had jumped over Christmas and the New Year but are currently back below 2p on a “Response to press speculation”

MCB
MCB

McBride – trading update & having expected ‘Household’ revenues to be flat for the year…

Previously writing on cleaning and hygiene products manufacturer McBride (MCB), in July I concluded with the shares then down a further more than 10%, below 70p, that my stance remains bargepole / sell. The company “today provides a trading update for the six months ended 31 December 2019”. Uh oh – not ‘is pleased to provide’?...

TET
TET

Treatt – full-year trading update, just how ‘confident’ for the year ahead?

“Manufacturer and supplier of innovative ingredient solutions for the flavour, fragrance, beverage and consumer product industries”, Treatt (TET) has updated on trading including “a very encouraging 16% growth in non-citrus revenues… As new capacity at our US facility comes on stream the business will begin to see the benefits from this investment and, as we look forward to moving into our new UK facility later next year, the board enters the year ahead with confidence. The shares though are currently around 414p, down from 480p reached in the summer…

ProPhotonix – RNS Reach does prove a portend; now “reviewing all funding and strategic options available”

Earlier this week I cautioned on ProPhotonix (PPIX), new laser diode ‘delight’, but it’s an RNS Reach having questioned its financial strength. Now first half of 2019 results – and the shares currently at 2.25p, approaching 30% lower…

HDT
HDT

Holders Technology – interims note “cost savings” & lighting and control solutions ‘encouragement’… so why share price decline?

Holders Technology (HDT) has announced results for its half year ended 31st May 2019, including “PCB operations remain profitable, and management has recently implemented targeted cost savings to further improve profitability. The LCS divisions have achieved good growth and a modest profit in the first half, and the pipeline of sales opportunities is encouraging, with the acceptance in the market of wireless lighting controls”. The shares have currently responded to 40p – er, more than 11% lower…

BBY
BBY

This Construction Giant Shines By the Brill Idea of Refusing Less Profitable Contracts

Hello Share Takers. Some construction giants have taken a share drubbing in the last couple of years. But Balfour Beatty (BBY) is now on the front foot – and likely to stay that way in my humble opinion...

Cenkos Securities – an intra-day “Directorate Change & Trading Update”. Uh oh…

Shares in stockbroker Cenkos Securities (CNKS) are currently up to around 40p, though down from more than 46p at the end of last week. This following a Monday intra-day (3:02pm) “Directorate Change & Trading Update”

PHO
PHO

Peel Hotels – after accounts delayed, worse…

Shares in Peel Hotels (PHO) were suspended towards the end of last month as the company was still in the process of finalising its audit and would miss the AIM Rules deadline. It has now published – and the shares are currently around 40p, down approaching 40%...

Autins Group – “pleased to confirm” & “delighted to close”… significantly discounted placing. Wonder why?...

Previously writing on Autins Group (AUTG), in June I noted deteriorating finances and concluded bargepole / sell. The shares have recently been around the 28p of then, but now placing news…

CyanConnode – “confidence that we will meet full year market expectations”. Really?...

Already down from a start of 2019 more than 9p, shares in CyanConnode (CYAN) are currently further lower below 6p despite a trading update seeing Executive Chairman John Cronin commencing “we have made solid progress during H1 2019, securing a number of follow on orders in India and Europe, which is testament to the strength of our Omnimesh technology” and concluding “the growth in India and the demand from the rest of the world gives the board confidence that we will meet full year market expectations. We look forward to reporting on such new orders in H2 2019 and delivering significant revenue growth for FY 2019”. Hmmm…

Trakm8 – talks “adjusted (loss)/ profit”. Er, what about those self-admitted “necessary” ‘capitalised development costs’?

Telematics and data insight provider, Trakm8 (TRAK) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2019, including “sales related challenges and contract delays significantly impacted” but that “the new financial year has begun with new contract awards from two further insurance companies, with revenues already commenced” and “Fleet sales team's performance is continuing to improve, securing a higher value of contracts than the corresponding period last year with this momentum expected to continue”. The current year to be much improved then?...

DIS
DIS

Distil – “pleased to provide an update on”… significant volumes & revenue decline?

“Distil plc (AIM: DIS), owner of premium drinks brands RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, Blavod Black Vodka, Jago's Cream Liqueur and Diva Vodka, is pleased to provide an update on trading for the first quarter of its current financial year”. However… it intra-day (10:13am) and the shares are currently at 1.20p – approaching 15% lower!...

HRN
HRN

Hornby – full-year results, “pleased to report”?

Models and collectibles group Hornby (HRN) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2019, “pleased to report to our shareholders in an exciting but challenging period for our company”

PHSC – security technology proving diversification or ‘diworsification’?

Writing on the most recent full-year results from PHSC plc (PHSC), I questioned security technology to prove diversification or ‘diworsification’?. Now a year ended 31st March 2019 “Trading Update”

TST
TST

Touchstar – “pleased to announce” results… so why the 16%+ share price decline?

“The Board of Touchstar plc (AIM:TST), suppliers of mobile data computing solutions and managed services to a variety of industrial sectors, is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 31 December 2018”. The shares have responded currently more than 16% lower to below 34p. “Pleased to announce”, you say?...

Plus500 – argues a “disappointing” Q1 “due to extremely subdued financial markets”. Really?

Previously writing on Contracts for Differences trading provider Plus500 (PLUS), I noted in February a house broker 1760p share price target but with the shares lower below 1000p concluded I’d certainly still feel more comfortable with the bears than the bulls. Today a ‘Q1 2019 Trading Update’ commencing “Subdued financial markets in the quarter weighed on revenue for the period”. Uh oh…

SAL
SAL

SpaceandPeople – “look forward to 2019 with confidence”… but then for 2018…

Promotional and retail licensing space company SpaceandPeople (SAL) has announced 2018 results and that “since the end of 2018 we have been awarded a new, multi-year contract with Hammerson in the UK, and our investment in venue development personnel is delivering a good new venues pipeline in the UK” and “as a result of the improved margins and reduced overheads across the two German divisions we are confident they will deliver a positive contribution to group cash flow in 2019”. The shares have currently responded… er, to 12p – more than 17% lower!...

MySale – half-year trading update, can it recover from own goals?

Having updated in early December that it had “experienced challenging trading”, now a further trading update from online retailer, MySale (MYSL)…

VCT
VCT

Victrex – Q1 much weaker, will new projects & reduced headwinds really support near-term assumptions?

An AGM update from “high performance polymer solutions, focused on the strategic markets of Automotive, Aerospace, Energy, Electronics and Medical”-company Victrex (VCT) includes “our expectations for the second half are unchanged, with new projects and reduced headwinds supporting our assumptions” – and the shares have currently nudged further ahead of 2300p. However, that compares to circa 3400p at the start of October. Hmmm…

RNK
RNK
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Is Rank really so dank?

I could talk about market heavyweights Diageo (DGE), Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) or Unilever (ULVR) but frankly none are interesting or compelling...although no doubt dividend munchers are still getting frothy about them. Instead I turn again to the bingo, casino and more emporium Rank (RNK) – which I last wrote about in August, observing 'below 160p as a "have another look" level still feels correct. No debt, cashflow, well-known assets...smell the private equity or industry consolidation potential'…

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SEE
SEE

Seeing Machines – “Half year trading update”, surely useful insight into whether really well placed financially then…

Writing on Seeing Machines (SEE) in November, I questioned is it really “very well placed” financially to leverage developments?. Now a “Half year trading update” – surely some useful further insight into that key question then…

LightwaveRF – full-year results. “Considerable progress”, right?

LightwaveRF (LWRF) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2018, including Chairman Barry Gamble stating “your company continues to make considerable progress on a number of fronts. Excellent product endorsements, such as being described as ‘the best UK (Apple) Homekit solution for smart lighting’, amply demonstrate our proven technology, even as the company presses ahead with further developments and more international variants”. So why do the shares remain depressed, below 7p?...

TRD
TRD

Triad Group – emphasises “good progress with a number of business development activities”, so why a 25%+ share price slump?

The results announcement for its half-year ended 30th September 2018 from IT consultancy group Triad (TRD) includes “encouragingly, gross margin as a percentage of revenue has increased to 18.5% (2017: 16.8%)”“the group's cash position remains extremely healthy… has declared an interim dividend of 1p (2017: 0.5p)” and “the group has made good progress with a number of business development activities aimed at strengthening our profile and increasing our client base across the public and private sectors”. The shares are currently, er, more than 25% lower, towards 45p in response. Hmmm…

MOS
MOS

Mobile Streams – “pleased to present its audited accounts”… it shouldn’t be!

The board of mobile content licenser and distributor Mobile Streams (MOS) “is pleased to present its audited accounts for the financial year ended 30 June 2018”. The shares have responded..., er, currently approaching 25% lower, to 0.70p!...

Plus500 – emphasises “ahead of expectations”… but still a 14% quarterly revenue decline

A trading update from “online service provider for trading Contracts for Differences”, Plus500 (PLUS) including “in the three months ended 30 September 2018, the company's revenue was $100.1 million, a decrease of 14% compared to the same period last year. This period included two months (August and September) of trading post the newly implemented ESMA regulations”. The shares have currently responded, er, more than 6% higher, back above 1300p!…

DSG
DSG

Dillistone – emphasises GatedTalent ‘momentum’, but how are the financials?

Dillistone Group (DSG) has announced “GatedTalent registers 20,000th executive member” - including “having launched the innovative executive database at the end of 2017, the pace of registrations has increased considerably with the momentum achieved seeing two considerable milestones being passed in quick succession. The 10,000th registration was registered in August 2018, with the 20,000th being achieved approximately two months later”. Sounds good, but what about financials?...

UP Global Sourcing – order book ahead, so why no meaningful share price recovery?

BeldrayIntempoSalterConstellation and Progress consumer goods brands company UP Global Sourcing (UPGS) has updated on its year ended 31st July 2018 and on current trading and outlook, including “the FY19 order book is ahead of this time last year”. Why only a slight share price recovery, to currently still sub 33p, then?...

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Headlam - quiet day shocker as I talk about a small cap

With a relative dearth of larger cap news out today I turn my attention to Headlam (HEAD), which is apparently 'Europe's largest distributor of floorcoverings, providing the distribution link between suppliers and customers across the UK and Continental Europe'.

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GMD
GMD

GAME Digital – current revenue & margin challenges v. BELONG growth initiative?

GAME Digital (GMD) has updated including “group revenue for the 52 weeks ended 28 July 2018 is expected to show a small decline at approximately £780 million (2017: £782.9 million)”. That compares to at the half-year stage “revenue of £517.4 million… an increase of 3.9%”. Hmmm…

LID
LID

LiDCO – from “pleased with progress” in May to now “slow first half”!

An update from LiDCO Group (LID) commences that the company “announces that it has had further success in the USA, contracting three additional customers to its recently launched differentiated High Usage Programme business model. HUP continues to build momentum after its launch in July 2017”. Sounds promising… so why, and particularly with the shares down from approaching 8p in May to below 6p, has the stock not responded positively?...

MDZ
MDZ

MediaZest – “pleased to provide shareholders with final results”. You sure?

Writing on MediaZest (MDZ) in May it was 3 deals which were to usher in positive EBITDA closed. BUT…. Now “the creative audio-visual company, is pleased to provide shareholders with final results for the year ended 31 March 2018”. Not so bad then? Er…

Pressure Technologies – “considerable momentum” & “significant potential”, so why are the shares further lower?

Pressure Technologies (PRES) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2018 including “dynamics in the defence and oil and gas markets are showing considerable momentum” and “there is significant potential in Alternative Energy”. So why are the shares currently further lower, below 130p?...

WPP
WPP

WPP is Arsenal

Back in August I wondered if advertising behemoth WPP's (WPP) name stood for 'What Profit Progression'. Well I got that bit correct judging by yesterday's results which were truly shabby with like-for-like full year revenue declines, a pulling back of medium-term growth hopes and rather desultory profit progression. No wonder the shares were down 8%, apparently their worst day this century. That hardly reflects the zip of the 'Mad Men' view of the advertising industry, more the drudgery of a new world where the big corporations are probing and prodding more their advertising spend.

HaloSource – Woodford dog barks “very pleased with the progress”… but then admits it’s set to be cash crunch ahoy AGAIN!

HaloSource (HALO) is “very pleased with the progress we have made with our newly executed all Drinking Water business strategy”. Good, good – this results statement for the first half of 2017 should be encouraging then…

MDZ
MDZ

MediaZest – full-year results, just how long needed to release this & to realise the apparent potential?

Five months after its 31st March 2017 year-end, “creative audio-visual company” MediaZest (MDZ) “is pleased to provide shareholders with final results”Hmmm

blur Group – “pleased to announce” (late) results. It shouldn’t be…

Following it having missed the six month deadline for full-year accounts publication (as, pending the securing of funding, it was “unable to sign-off the audit”) – and the shares resultantly having been suspended, blur Group (BLUR) now “is pleased to announce its audited final results for the year ended 31 December 2016”. Hmmm, “pleased” hey?…

Monitise – “Trading Update” = Trading Warning (natch)…

Currently attempting to push a 2.9p per share offer from S&P 500 financial services technology company Fiserv through, Monitise (MONI) has followed the recent lead of InterQuest (ITQ) in delivering a downbeat trading update…

Foxtons – Q1 2017 trading update, still a short?

London estate agency Foxtons (FOXT) has updated on the first quarter of 2017, seeing a significant decline in revenue on the corresponding 2016 period though arguing “performance has been in line with the board's expectations”

POS
POS

Plexus Holdings – another warning as conditions remain “challenging”

“Trading Update” announcement from Plexus Holdings (POS) includes early that “although Plexus continues to pursue a number of specific opportunities in the North Sea and overseas, where discussions are progressing well, some of these are taking longer than anticipated to conclude” and that “a number of encouraging new contracts are currently being negotiated and are now likely to be concluded early in the next financial year, to June 2018”. Uh oh…

CPX
CPX

CAP-XX – interims argue “excellent progress”, but financials look CrAP (XX)

Self-described “world leader in the design and manufacture of supercapacitors, which considerably extend the performance of batteries”, CAP-XX (CPX) has announced results including that it “has again made excellent progress over the six months to 31 December 2016 and beyond in building on and refining its strategy”. Sounds positive. What? The shares currently 16% lower, at 8.5p?!?…

ZIN
ZIN

Zinc Media – emphasises EBITDA profit for "first time in recent years", so why are the shares materially lower?...

The results announcement for its half year ended 31st December 2016 from the former Ten Alps plc, now Zinc Media Group (ZIN), emphasises “decisive action taken” and “for the first time in recent years, the company reported a profit at the adjusted EBITDA level”. So why are the shares more than 9% lower, heading towards 1.20p, on the back of the release?...

VLX
VLX

Volex – updates that “profitability has improved”, but what about cash generation?

Having previously concluded it understandable that they remain below 40p, I note shares in Volex (VLX) currently rising above this level on the back of a “Trading Statement” announcement…

Imaginatik – half-year results note “tangible results for our customers”, but what about for shareholders?…

Having fallen towards 1p after being above 5p as recently as May, shares in Imaginatik (IMTK) are currently recovering to around 2p on the back of results for the company’s half year ended 30th September 2016…

IND
IND

IndigoVision – half-year results suggest potentially good value

Despite the company arguing that “results for the first half of 2016 are a strong improvement on 2015”, shares in video security systems group IndigoVision (IND) are currently more than 5% lower, at 150p, on the results announcement. Let’s take a look...

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