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|Market seems to like this news :-)
RNS Number : 7723R
Stobart Group Limited
14 December 2016
14 December 2016
Stobart Group Limited ("Stobart" or the "Group")
Deputy Group CEO Appointment
Stobart Group is pleased to announce that Warwick Brady will join the Group on 3 January 2017 as Deputy Group CEO. It is intended that Warwick will join the Board following the Group's Annual General Meeting in June 2017. Warwick was Chief Operating Officer of easyJet plc until 30 September 2016 and has extensive commercial and management experience which will be extremely valuable to the Group, as a whole, and its Aviation division,|
|Stobart Group Limited Quarterly Dividend
UK Regulatory (RNS & others)
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Today : Thursday 8 December 2016
RNS Number : 2526R
Stobart Group Limited
08 December 2016
8 December 2016
Stobart Group Limited
We reported in the AGM statement in June an expectation to pay a quarterly dividend commencing in October 2016. A dividend of 3.0p per share was paid on 7 October 2016 and the Board has now declared a further interim dividend of 3.0p per share which will be paid on 20 January 2017 to shareholders on the register as at 23 December 2016. Subject to Board approval, further quarterly dividend payments of 3.0p per share will be made on 7 April 2017 and 7 July 2017.|
|apology duly accepted|
|Sorry Neilyb675; looking back I see you drew attention to a similar level a month ago.|
|I note Invesco was reported on 21 November to have increased its holding to 27%. Thinks!|
|that's a brilliant use of treasury shares imo|
|There's your answer in the RNS. Figures match.
Good news for shareholders.|
|Two big trades over 10 million.
10:22:57 155.0000 10,100,000 O 153.7500
10:22:43 155.0000 10,081,778 O 153.7500
What's that about?|
|From The IC last week.
Diverse Income Investment Trust (DIVI)
Small-cap fund manager Gervais Williams is a vocal champion of investing in smaller companies for income. In a low-growth, post credit-crunch investment world, Mr Williams believes the growth and dividend-paying potential of smaller companies is more relevant than ever. What’s more, growth can be a cash-sapping activity for some smaller companies, Mr Williams believes there are plenty of small caps that are very capable of sustaining and growing dividends in line or ahead of earnings. What’s more, the presence of a dividend against which a valuation can be pegged can be an important safeguard against the kind of share price volatility equity investors have had to endure over recent years.
Top 3 holdings
Charles Taylor 2.40%
Burford Capital 1.90%|
|Enjoyed the divi in this and will continue to hold unless the story changes !
A final dividend for the year ended 29 February 2016 of 4.0p per share was paid on 8 July 2016. The Board has since announced it expects dividends will be paid in quarterly instalments of 3.0p per share, taking the total dividend for the year ahead to 12.0p per share (full year dividend for the year ended 29 February 2016 was 6.0p). The first quarterly dividend of .3.0p per share was paid on 7 October 2016 and further quarterly dividend payments of 3.0p per share are expected to be made on 20 January 2017 and 7 April 2017 subject to Board approval|
|Very nice results. Understand why II like these shares.|
Revenue from continuing operations up 13% to £65.3m (2015: £57.6m)
· Underlying EBITDA1 increased by 102% to £20.2m (2015: £10.0m)
· Underlying profit before tax2 increased by 252% to £16.2m (2015: £4.6m)
· Profit before tax increased to £10.8m (2015: £0.6m)|
|Invesco Limited 28%, WOWOWOWOWOWOWWOOOWOW !!!|
|Results Thursday acc to DIGITAl L++K|
|Market seems to like Mark Adams :-)
Appointment of Chief Financial Officer
Stobart Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Adams as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") with effect from 28 November 2016.
Mark brings to Stobart Group more than 20 years of experience in senior finance roles in a broad range of sectors. Most recently Mark has held roles at Pets at Home Group Plc and Cognita Schools, in both cases acting as Interim CFO. Prior to these roles he was CFO at Hastings Insurance Group, easyJet Plc, Helphire Group Plc, Alpha Airports Group Plc, STA Travel Group and Prism Rail Plc.|
|Woodford Investment Management adding again, 15% now|
|Has anyone been a long term holder here ? Would you like to meet the management ? Any thoughts or comments on Southend Airport ?|
Flexible financing: how Stobart matched the right type of debt to their assets
rocessing old timber and carting it around the country to keep power stations burning is a job for heavy machinery – demanding equally hefty investment. Stobart Group Ltd is one of the businesses leading the charge in ensuring that waste wood doesn’t literally go to waste.
While clean wood can be recycled, a great deal of timber, such as old kitchens and other wood contaminated with paint or chemicals can’t, meaning it usually ends up as junk in landfill. But thanks to converted power stations running on timber rather than coal (which the government plans to phase out by 2025), the demand for biomass fuel such as waste wood is on the rise. For the companies transporting this bulky stuff around the country, that translates into an urgent need for more trucks.
Infrastructure, transport and services specialist Stobart Group Ltd is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of biomass, and has invested tens of millions of pounds in specialist tractors, trailers and industrial machinery to be able to process and deliver biomass to feed the new- generation boilers.
If the market is good we can sell at any point, but we also have a buy-back arrangement
Ben Whawell, chief financial officer, Gtobart group ltd
Once known for the famous green lorries on Britain’s roads, Stobart sold off a controlling stake in the trucking arm of the business in 2014 and has branched out into biomass fuel and aviation. It operates Southend airport, which it bought in 2008.
“The biomass supply chain was a natural fit for us alongside transport,” says Ben Whawell, the company’s chief financial officer. “We currently supply a million tonnes of biomass,” he says. This, he hopes, will rise to 2.5 million tonnes by 2018.
Some of this will go to one of the UK’s largest waste wood renewable energy plants in Widnes on Merseyside. By December 2016, the plant is expected to supply renewable electricity to more than 35,000 homes each year – and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1.3 million tonnes. To do this it will need to burn some 146,000 tonnes of recovered wood a year, sourced by Stobart under a long-term fuel supply contract.
Eventually, the group will supply more than 15 plants across the UK and Northern Ireland, all of which should be operational by the end of 2017. In 2014, Stobart took the decision to build up its fleet and buy, rather than lease the specialist trucks and trailers.
“We wanted to expand,” says Mr Whawell. “While owning rather than leasing them adds more debt to the balance sheet, we felt our shareholders would understand what we were doing.”
A former client of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Stobart turned to asset finance specialist Lombard, part of the banking group and a financial backer it had used before. “Asset finance was a natural fit for us,” says Mr Whawell. “We explained to Lombard we wanted flexibility, a good price and to work with somebody who understood the business.”
We explained to Lombard we wanted flexibility, a good price and to work with somebody who understood the business.
Ben Whawell, chief financial officer, stobart group ltd
The decision to avoid a lease agreement – which is common in fleet financing – was in part to avoid being tied to the restrictive terms and the expense of a lease. Stobart wanted to be more fleet of foot to take advantage of a changing market in second-hand trucks. Lombard created a flexible deal which allows Stobart to respond to fluctuating prices. “If the market is good, we can sell at any point, but also we have a buy-back arrangement with the manufacturers – so we are in a position to be able to make money from our second- hand trucks if the conditions are right,” says Mr Whawell.
As Stobart already had some vehicles on lease, Lombard worked with the company to refinance its entire fleet of trucks and trailers – which amounted to more than 500 assets, at a total cost of more than £20 million. “It was a real mixed bag of old and new,” says Andy Norman, Lombard’s relationship director for Stobart and a member of Lombard’s commercial transportation team, which helps businesses fund vehicles such as buses and coaches or heavy commercial trucks and trailers. “We matched funding to the various ages of the vehicles.
“We have put in place a rolling funding programme, which provides a consistent price, term and structure for each piece of equipment.”
Asset finance offers a “clean” method of financing the standard industrial machinery the company needs, says Mr Whawell. “We’ve always been a business that looks at matching the right type of debt to the right type of asset.”|
|Downtrend broken. Nice|
|Just buy. Company doing all the right things.Nice dividend next week.|
|Many reasons; a time lag for the wider market to catch up with what is being promised, the difference between expectation and sustainable delivery, etc. There was also quite a steep and strong rise after they announced the doubling of dividends and there was bound to be some falling away after such a quick rise.|