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James Latham plc – sales progress, but that is vanity and pain on the way?

By Steve Moore | Wednesday 31 August 2022


Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


Trade distributor of timber, panels and decorative surfaces, James Latham plc (LTHM) has issued an AGM statement including “revenue for the first four months of the current financial year, namely 1 April to 31 July 2022 is £142m. This represents an increase in sales per working day of 15% compared with the same period last year… cash balances remain strong and with our robust supply chains, this puts us in a good position to take advantage of the opportunities that exist in our market”. So why have the shares currently responded to 1130p, more than 7.5% lower?

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