|McCarthy & Stone PLC
||EPS - Basic
||Market Cap (m)
|Household Goods & Home Construction
McCarthy & Stone PLC Share Discussion Threads
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|Peel Hunt Buy 175.15 235.00 215.00 Retains|
|Not much wrong here with these results.|
|In for the long term bigbertie!|
|crystball. Looking good this morning. glad to have your agreement - I assume the crystal ball is backing this one? bb|
|I agree bigbertie!|
|McCarthy & Stone (the "Group"), the UK's leading retirement housebuilder, will report its full year results for the year ended 31 August 2016 on Tuesday, 15 November 2016.
On the same day, management will host a presentation for analysts and investors at the offices of Deutsche Bank, Winchester House, 75 London Wall, London, EC2N 2DB. Refreshments will be served from 09.00 for a 09.15 start.|
|Jefferies International Buy 175.10 - 249.00 Initiates/Starts
7Kiwi - more likely due to the trading update.|
|It'll be the Trading update that is generating the rise rather than anything to do with the CFO. Back to 200p+ now over the next few weeks imo.|
|Interesting that the share price should rise 8% on news that the CFO is leaving.|
|Peel Hunt Buy 175.80 235.00 235.00 Retains
Canaccord Genuity Buy 175.55 - 185.00 Initiates/Starts|
|Announcement - change of director and trading update
McCarthy & Stone ("the Group"), the UK's leading retirement housebuilder, announces that Nick Maddock, who has served as the Group's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since September 2011, has decided to leave the business to take up the position of CFO at SIG plc.
Nick will remain in post and a leaving date in Q1 2017 will be agreed in due course. A process to identify his successor and ensure a smooth transition is now underway, and a further update will be made when the Group announces its full year results statement on 15 November 2016.
Commenting on behalf of the Board, John White, Chairman of McCarthy & Stone, said:
"Nick has played an important role over the past five years in re-capitalising the Company, delivering our growth strategy and preparing us for our successful return to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in November 2015. With the IPO now complete and the first year's results delivered, Nick has decided to move on. He leaves the business in a very healthy financial position, having just recorded a 31% increase in revenue year-on-year and with c.£52 million of net cash on our balance sheet at the year end. We remain firmly on track to meet our medium term target of building and selling at least 3,000 units a year and achieving 25% ROCE."
Following the Group's trading update on 2 September 2016 for the full year ended 31 August 2016, the Board would like to provide an additional update on the Group's first five weeks of trading in its new financial year.
The last trading update on 2 September noted that sales immediately post the EU referendum had slowed and cancellations rates had increased, and that consequently the Group came into the new financial year with a forward sales order book of £114 million, which was down on last year's £131 million.
The Group is pleased to confirm that since that update, trading and other lead indicators are now ahead of the previous year. Over the first five weeks of the new financial year, reservations have been stronger and cancellation rates have returned to more normal levels. New enquiries have increased and first time visitors to our developments have been noticeably ahead of the prior year. Consequently, the Group's forward order book, including legal completions since 1 September, is now moving towards a similar level to last year at c.£173 million (2015: £177 million).
This performance provides some early evidence of improving customer sentiment and a potential return to normal trading conditions. More detail on current trading and outlook will be provided in the full year results statement on 15 November 2016.
|getting put to the sword today.|
|So much for that recovery. 3 months of declining mortgage approvals seems to have cast a gloom on the whole sector. The whole stock market is a bit wobbly today as well.|
|Goldman Sachs > 4%
ACMO Finance (Ireland) Limited > 12%|
|Price recovering. I think the worries about house market are overdone. They are selling less than 3,000 units pa so there are bound to be some takers - people with lots of cash, or lucky selling their houses, or returning from living abroad, or on big pensions and already renting....etc.|
|The irony here is that almost all the points raised by the company today were already flagged in the June 29th. Only difference being we're now seeing an improvement in August. These will be back at 2 quid by the end of the month. Beware mm manipulation.|
|I remember my mum looked at retirement flats in Stirling and folk were desperate to sell due to the very expensive service charge over £100 per month on top of council tax, flats going for 65k and I'm sure folk paid 90k brand new.Poor investment as is all new build flats better buying a house.|
|Looks a sound thing to be buying, with shares merely right back to bottom of their upward trading range. Market being far to backward looking and dramatic over an outlook statement which isn't that bad. And the fundamental demand for the sector they serve is only going in one direction which is UP|
raffles the gentleman thug
|Peel Hunt Buy 184.90 270.00 235.00 Retains
Deutsche Bank Hold 184.90 215.00 215.00 Reiterates|
|Peel Hunt retains BUY but reduces price target to 235p. Strong hold for me here.|
|Bought into todays fall, lots of stop losses triggered, I think that they will recover somewhat. We shall see|
|Just finished listening to the conference call. A lot of statistics were given which showed how consumer confidence has fluctuated in the last few months. There was a positive rebound in August, but whether this will continue is anyone's guess as it is too early to tell. I think the conference call recording will be well worth listening to for those who didn't listen in live. See what your impression is. Today's initial fall is perhaps overdone?|
|Good read across stock down from £3 so looks likely to gather momentum back to that level|
|This trading update is sound in historic numbers. There is a note of caution looking ahead, but clearly the business model works. In a year from now it might be difficult to beat today's announced figures. Quite where the share price should settle is anyone's guess. There has been some recovery in share price post the Brexit vote. Let's see what happens at the open. My guess is back down to 200p. It'll be interesting to hear the conference call.|