Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Applegreen LSE:APGN London Ordinary Share IE00BXC8D038 ORD EUR0.01
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 524.00p 506.00p 542.00p - - - 0 05:30:33
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 1,269.2 19.5 20.0 26.1 480.58

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After the suspension, of course!
Crikey!Let's make petrol retailing and food to go great again! This, as they say, is a game-changer! I may post a detailed analysis later but, for now, watch this baby go!
Specifically, I have questions around how they are getting the Applegreen DNA into the US portfolio,in particular the Brandi acquisition. As far as I understand, the Pittstop name is still in use, there have been no personnel changes and so I wonder how it's being integrated. I hope to contact investor relations to get a better idea as to how this is developing.
Obviously, there needs to be huge management focus on integration and 'digestion' of the stations. I'd like to have been there to ask management how they are coping with the huge increase in the estate.
Wondering if anyone was at the AGM at the Herbert Park Hotel to get a sense of the atmosphere? (I'd say I'll be waiting!)
Just used to reading between the lines - just compare it to the last AGM statement. Anyhow I trade shares and don't fall in love with any of my holdings
Oh ye of little faith. Added several thousand more shares today. Very happy with statement. Yes, there was snow and nobody went out for a week. Margins have taken a hit as Applegreen compete on price as a way to get customers in the door, they are always the cheapest guys around, even if it's by. 01cent a litre. But that misses the point, they are really food/convenience retailers who make a little on petrol. Having added 99 sites last year (25%),they've indicated another 70 (both owned and, mostly, leased) so far this year. A thing of beauty.
What a wishy washy statement - if I were a cynic written to be highly confusing. Anyhow I'm out - took 20minutes for my stop order to execute lol
Obviously, last year was spectacular in terms of growth. This year, I hope they focus on integrating and developing and branding the sites which they have acquired. One of the dangers would be to overstretch themselves from a management perspective. Give me a company that can make steady progress, say 8 to 10% through acquisitions and like for like trading. If Applegreen can manage to do that over the next decade we'll all be millionaires! (That is, if one is not already).
With net debt almost halved in the year!!!
Revenue up 21%,gross profit up 25%,!!
Pedestrian? I suggest you look at their results,like for like and adding almost 25% to their estate,99 sites!
Perhapso. Question is how to square it against valuation. Looks expensive for pedestrian growth
This is one of my ' big four',very impressive final results.
I've sold another bond fund and invested the proceeds here.I only hope that their slogan,'Lower prices,always',does not apply to their share price in the future!
In general,I'm cautious on retails stocks,after all ,the public are a fickle bunch (ask any Roman Emperor).However,I'm continuing to build a position here.
Starting to invest here.
Perhaps one shouldn't pay too much attention to the brokers's reports,after all they are in the business of getting customers to buy and sell shares,but Applegreen have been added to Davy's Buy Conviction List.
Applegreen – Just Grab & Go! And yes, with the blog turning six this year & a tsunami of retail apocalypse headlines recently, it’s ironic I’m only now posting my first retail investment thesis ever! But rest assured, this isn’t some soggy chewed-up cigar butt. Nor some story stock priced & pitched for perfection. Though, almost inevitably, the retail sector only seems to come in those two flavours nowadays… Whereas Applegreen plc (APGN:ID, APGN:LN) is that rarest of beasts: A bona fide long-term retail growth story trading for a value price. And since it’s a retailer, first let’s focus on Applegreen’s story – its history, its people, its offering, its prospects – we’ll home in on the numbers later. If you’re a story person, I hope you enjoy the videos along the way. As for the numbers people…I definitely encourage you to circle back & watch ’em later! Let’s begin: Applegreen is a major Irish petrol forecourt* retailer, with a significant & growing presence in the UK, and an emerging footprint in the US Northeast. [*As the Irish would say, a fillin’ station. To translate: A gas station, gasoline stand, gasbar, petrol station, petrol garage, petrol pump, service station, servo, etc….selling petrol, gas, or gasoline (& diesel)]. Bob Etchingham (CEO) founded the business as (Petrogas) in 1992, after working at Esso for 10 years, and was joined a year later by Joe Barrett (COO) (ex-Tesco & John West Foods). They’ve been described as ‘chalk & cheese’, and it’s obvious they play to their respective strengths & personalities in their roles. Growth was gradual at first, but from the outset management focused on developing its retail proposition & establishing a quality food offering. Which led to the launch of the Applegreen brand in 2005, heralding a distinctive retail-led proposition for customers built on a ‘Low Fuel Prices, Always’ price promise, ‘Better Value Always’ convenience shopping, and high quality own brand/international food & beverage offerings..... .....for the complete Applegreen investment thesis, videos, links, tables/graphs, etc. visit the Wexboy investment blog. Cheers, Wexboy
Blue , it all depends on their supply agreements . They use Greenergy for many of their sites but also other distributors like Valero . The UK model seems strange selling fuel extremely cheap but shop pricing quite inhibitive . Footfall rising but ultimately , customer shop basket spend not complimenting and there lies the issue . They have taken a few sites over with very little capital expenditure being made and have seemed to use a type of "sub brand fascia" that is not easily identifiable at roadside without the APPLEGREENS logo on . To be honest , it looks like a poorly imaged independant site . I know they are looking to increase their site-bank and believe they will develop them in the next 12/18 months - but have they missed the customer capture opportunity already ?
Looks like the Down trend is going to see the Sp fall below the original listing price soon. Something is not right here, they should seeing even higher returns this year with the fall in Oil prices and the increase in traffic on the Motorways. Is debt an issue here now?
Article posted:
14 March 2016 Applegreen plc Preliminary Statement of Results for the year ended 31 December 2015 Dublin, London, 14 March 2016: Applegreen plc ('Applegreen' or 'the Group'), a major petrol forecourt retailer in the Republic of Ireland with a growing presence in the United Kingdom announces preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2015. Financial highlights: -- Strong operating performance with adjusted EBITDA up 26% to EUR28.9m -- 30% increase in gross profit on FY 2014 to EUR125.9m (27% in constant currency) -- Like for like growth in store and food gross profit of 8.9% (6.8% in constant currency) -- Revenue up 15% to EUR1,081m -- Net debt position at 31 December 2015 of EUR4.7m Operational highlights: -- Grew estate to 200 sites as at 31 December 2015 (2014: 152) -- Continued investment in the development of the network with net capex of EUR58.8m in 2015 -- Positive impact from new store openings and rebrands in driving sales and profit growth in FY 2015 -- Increased food outlets by 29 and launched two new food offers - Chopstix and Greggs -- Successful IPO in June raising EUR66.3m in primary capital (net of expenses) Key figures: 31 December 31 December Change 2015 2014 Gross profit EUR125.9m EUR96.6m 30% Adjusted EBITDA(1) EUR28.9m EUR23.0m 26% Adjusted PBT(1) EUR17.7m EUR14.5m 22% Commenting on the results, Bob Etchingham, CEO of Applegreen said: "In reporting our first full year results as a public company we are very pleased to announce a strong performance in 2015 with growth in both profitability and turnover delivered across each of the Republic of Ireland and the UK. This performance was driven by new site openings in both the latter part of 2014 and early 2015 as well as the increased contribution from food driven by our upgrade and rebranding programme. We continued to expand our business in the year adding five Service Area sites and seven petrol filling stations in the Republic of Ireland, as well as expanding our network of dealer sites by 25. In the UK our site numbers increased by eight including the first Motorway Service Area in Northern Ireland. We also launched two new food offers- Chopstix and Greggs - and increased the number of our food outlets by 29 across the estate. We have had a positive start to 2016, adding four Service Area sites and seven petrol filling stations to the estate and we continue to see good opportunities for green field and bolt-on expansion. Consumer sentiment is strong in both our key markets, particularly the Republic of Ireland, and we are confident that our distinctive retail offering in the forecourt sector will continue to deliver growth through 2016."
Ireland is their core business - the UK market is vastly different and seems like they are picking up the sites that none of the majors / other top 50 independants want purely for market share . Strangely the first time i saw an Applegreens site was on the A10 in London - it was always packed and then changed to Shell - strange
Applegreen motorway services I pass in Ireland are always packed with cars queued for fuel and lengthy queues at the till. Very brisk trade and most people picking up high margin coffees snacks etc as well. The Irish trade looks to be going very well and the strengthening € should translate to stronger £ results for late 2015 and early 2016.
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