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Hotel Chocolat – full-year trading update, revenue “slightly ahead of market expectations” but what about profit & cash?

Published 4 days ago

“Trading Update” announcement from chocolatier and retailer, Hotel Chocolat (HOTC), which near the start includes revenue “slightly ahead of market expectations”. The shares are though currently slightly lower, at circa 335p. Hmmm...

Portmeirion – “in line” with expectations, but they previously reduced & sales trend doesn’t encourage

Published 16 days ago

Manufacturer and distributor of homewares under the Portmeirion, Spode, Wax Lyrical, Royal Worcester and Pimpernel brands, Portmeirion Group (PMP) “updates on trading for the first half of the current year” and “is pleased to announce”... Sounds encouraging…

Filtronic – year-end update, following prior ‘ahead of expectations’ announcement…

Published 33 days ago

Electronics products for the wireless telecoms infrastructure and related markets-focused, Filtronic (FTC) is “pleased to provide” a trading update for its year ended 31st May 2017 – and the shares has responded slightly higher towards 13p...

Coral Products – notes “a much improved performance”, but what happened when it was previously positive?

Published 44 days ago

“Trading Statement” announcement from Coral Products (CRU) commences “Further to the company's trading update dated 27 January 2017”. What was that update then? Oh yeah… that “profitability for the year ending 30 April 2017 is likely to be materially below management's and market expectations”

Somero Enterprises – a special dividend & “remains encouraged” by trading environment, but a buy?

Published 47 days ago

US-based manufacturer (why’s it listed on AIM?) of equipment automating the spreading and levelling of concrete, Somero (SOM) has held its AGM today, which has also seen an update on trading…

Amino Technologies – updates on trading “at record levels”, so why are the shares currently down?

Published 47 days ago

Shares in provider of digital TV and cloud products and services to network operators, Amino Technologies (AMO) have recovered strongly from an October 2015 profit warning, to recently above 200p. However, they are currently sliding back below this level on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement…

Photo-Me – updates on trading after UK photo ID regulation scare

Published 51 days ago

I previously commented on Photo-Me (PHTM) in January as the shares slid from above 170p to below 155p on UK photo ID regulation media comment. The company has now made a “Trading Update” announcement for its year ended 30th April…

Portmeirion Group – AGM update sounds encouraging, but how so is it really?

Published 58 days ago

An “AGM Statement” announcement from Portmeirion Group (PMP) commences that total group sales are up 26% for the four months ended 30 April 2017 relative to the same period last year” and includes “pleasing performance of the company to April 2017”. Sounds encouraging…

Foxtons – Q1 2017 trading update, still a short?

Published 67 days ago

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”

Eckoh – “comfortably in line with market expectations”... but what about September’s profit warning?

Published 76 days ago

“Eckoh plc (ECK), the global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, today issues a trading update for the year ended 31 March 2017. The board of the company confirms that trading for the year ended 31 March 2017 was comfortably in line with market expectations”. Hmmm, what about the September announcement that “it is expected that the company's pre-tax profits for the year to 31 March 2017 will be below market expectations and is expected to be in line with the performance last year” though?...

Plastics Capital – with trading conditions “generally good”, what of my previously cautious stance?

Published 160 days ago

Niche plastics products manufacturing group, Plastics Capital (PLA) has updated that it “continues to trade in line with market expectations” and that “trading conditions are generally good”. Should I thus alter my previous cautious stance?…

Billington – results set to be “in line” & some ‘pleasing’ progress, so why are the shares down?

Published 163 days ago

Shares in Billington Holdings (BILN) are currently on the slide despite a trading update noting that full-year “results are anticipated to be in line with market expectations and the board is particularly pleased with the progress made at the new Shafton facility”. Hmmm…

Anpario – “adjusted profit performance in line”, so why are the shares on the slide?

Published 171 days ago

A trading statement from producer of natural feed additives for animals, Anpario (ANP) includes that the company “delivered a strong and improved second half revenue and adjusted profit performance in line with market expectation”. So why are the shares currently on the slide?...

Adgorithms – claims trading “in line”, so why are the shares crashing again?

Published 172 days ago

Online advertising software company Adgorithms (ADGO) has updated that it “continues to execute its stated growth strategy and expects trading for the year ended December 2016 to be in line with management's expectations”. So why are the shares currently 25% lower, at 16.5p?...

Quarto – 2016 impacted by Books & Gifts Direct business, but potential value?

Published 173 days ago

Shares in illustrated book publishing group Quarto (QRT) currently trade approaching 9% lower, at 290p, despite a trading update for 2016 including that “a resilient performance in the core publishing businesses means the group expects to report profits in line with management expectations,…”. Ah. “… excluding the impact of our Books & Gifts Direct business”

EMIS Group – updates on performance “in line”, so why are the shares sliding?

Published 178 days ago

A trading update announcement from EMIS Group (EMIS) includes that “performance for the year was in line with the board's expectations”, so why are the shares currently around 8% lower, at 870p?...

Brady – reckons “sea-change” in its “mood and focus”. Recovery ahoy?

Published 186 days ago

Having previously concluded that there could be some interesting recovery potential from commodity and energy markets software provider, Brady (BRY) but that the current uncertainty saw me continue to avoid, I note a trading update from the company...

Hotel Chocolat – argues ‘performed well’, but what about on a like-for-like basis?

Published 187 days ago

Chocolatier and retailer Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) has updated that it ‘performed well’ in a trading statement for the 13 weeks ended 25th December 2016, with adjusted revenue 14.6% ahead. What about like-for-like performance though?...

AO World – argues “Continued Growth and Strategic Progress”, BUT…

Published 192 days ago

UK and Europe online electrical retailer, AO World (AO.) headlines a trading update for the quarter to 31st December “Continued Growth and Strategic Progress”, though the shares are currently approaching 8% lower, at 170p, in response. Hmmm…

Majestic Wine – Christmas Trading Statement sales numbers appear promising, but are they?

Published 194 days ago

“Christmas Trading Statement” from Majestic Wine (WINE) notes an underlying sales increase of 12.4% for the 10 weeks ending 2nd January. Sounds promising…

Waterman Group – positive AGM statement, but…

Published 226 days ago

Engineering and environmental consultancy group Waterman (WTM) has updated on performance in conjunction with its AGM – and the following reviews with the shares presently 3% higher at 84p…

Dialight – despite update that trading “remains in line”, shares down…

Published 261 days ago

Previously writing on LED lighting technology company Dialight (DIA), I was bearish on the back of its half-year results in August. The shares have since risen, but are currently 5% lower, at 675p, on the back of a “Trading Statement” announcement…

Carclo – after dividend failure, an acquisition & placing…

Published 282 days ago

Having recently cancelled its full-year dividend after the ex-dividend date, specialised plastics company Carclo (CAR) has now announced an acquisition! (along with a trading update and placing)…

Renold – trading update, recovery from February profit warning woe?…

Published 282 days ago

Following a February profit warning, supplier of industrial chains and related power transmission products, Renold (RNO) has updated on its six months ended 30th September and its ‘STEP 2020’ strategic plan…

Hornby – current trading “in line”, but is that of any real significance? ...

Published 317 days ago

After trading disappointment thus far in 2016, there is now an AGM update from hobby and toy products company Hornby (HRN). Let’s take a look…

Carclo – trading “positive”, but full-year dividend now likely to be non-existent!…

Published 326 days ago

An “Update on trading and dividend” from specialised plastics company Carclo (CAR) commences “the board is pleased to announce that the group has continued to trade well in the current financial year”. Sounds promising, but wait, the shares are currently down more than 10% to around 140p. So what’s the twist?…

Matchtech – full-year trading update, these shares are a buy

Published 352 days ago

Having commenced the year at above 500p and been around 400p just before the Brexit vote, shares in specialist engineering and technology recruitment group, Matchtech (MTEC) are currently recovering to above 350p on the back of a “Trading Update for 12 months ended 31 July” announcement…

GAME Digital – expects to report adjusted EBITDA ‘within range’, so why are the shares still further down?

Published 354 days ago

“Pre-Close Trading Update” announcement from GAME Digital (GMD) includes that it “expects to report an Adjusted EBITDA for the 53 weeks ended 30 July 2016 within the range of current market expectations”, though the shares are currently approaching 5% lower, at sub 70p, in response. Hmmm, let’s take a look...

AO World – shares ahead on Q1 trading statement. Hmmm…

Published 367 days ago

Having long been bearish, I note shares in online electrical retailer AO World (AO.) are currently more than 10% higher today, at 148p, on the back of an AGM (and first quarter) trading statement. Let’s take a look…

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