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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Benchmark Holdings Plc LSE:BMK London Ordinary Share GB00BGHPT808 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.50p -3.45% 42.00p 80,916 15:56:57
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
41.00p 43.00p 43.50p 42.00p 43.50p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 151.47 -13.66 -0.94 234.4

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17/5/201913:09SALMON prices 30 year high and CAT VACCINES are Go-Go442
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21/5/2019
09:20
Benchmark Daily Update: Benchmark Holdings Plc is listed in the Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BMK. The last closing price for Benchmark was 43.50p.
Benchmark Holdings Plc has a 4 week average price of 42p and a 12 week average price of 42p.
The 1 year high share price is 65p while the 1 year low share price is currently 42p.
There are currently 558,066,159 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 27,044 shares. The market capitalisation of Benchmark Holdings Plc is £234,387,786.78.
05/2/2019
08:46
edmonda: after FY results showed progress in all divisions and Group revs up 8%, a full research update just published by Equity Development with increase in fair value to nearly twice current share price. Note is freely accessible here: https://www.equitydevelopment.co.uk/edreader/?ltkn=03cab5e561fb3e5cb19fc2ba6f0f7d58X%2BKfpGeh&d=%3D%3DAM0UjM
13/12/2018
10:05
bsharman3: the share price has done nothing much since February.... At least it hasn't tanked like some of my other stocks!
13/12/2018
08:41
murdo mcsponge: It's strange that the share price is dropping at the same time as an organisation is building a substantial holding in the Company.
12/10/2018
18:22
btfd497: Been holding these for almost a year now. I should have taken some profits when it rose to 80p but i got greedy... I still have faith in the company and am wait for their next trading update so the share price can rise again. I think this is a great long term share.
12/1/2018
07:00
john09: There was a placing in December 2015 for the major acquisition and that placing price was 86p I can’t see any other placings so that 86p holds us in good stead in terms of any potential overhang in that we aren’t yet even at that level despite this great sustained rise . The 86p was at a 7% discount (not much) from the 93p share price at the time Sorry edit I just see also a placing at 65p in August 2016 placed at a premium at the time btw of over 11% to the share price
04/1/2018
13:52
btfd497: This share is like a Jack in the box. No movement for weeks and then it suddenly jumps up. Hopefully it carries on going up throughout January and then there’s good news on January 24th to push the share price up higher. Fingers crossed the good news continues throughout 2018 and we get to £1.
08/11/2017
18:19
john09: Today's news I think is the kind of news a billion pound biotech would put out. Can I see the share price being £2 one day? Yes
04/11/2017
11:52
john09: You mean the martket cap vs profit? Yes I think that's why I liken it to a biotech. In 2013 it listed at 64p but the share price opened at 75p and was £1.45 within days. Like I said not necessarily one to trade but stick it away I think it'll move nicely
03/11/2017
10:11
john09: I'm looking to buy some of these. - What are people's entry points out of interest? - What do you see as the potential share price catalysts in 2018?
11/9/2017
11:38
jaknife: Buy note out from Kepler Cheuvreux this am. Target price 68p. One thing that I noted is that the total market cap at £230m is now pretty much what they paid to acquire Inve back in Dec 2015! ---------------------------------------------- With FY trading in line and assuming a 65% YOY recovery in EBITDA in fiscal 2018E, the share price has overreacted. We therefore upgrade our rating to Buy. This remains a high-risk, high-return investment case: Benchmark combines a lack of focus and capital discipline, with a unique growth portfolio exposed to high value added, early life stages of fish. FY trading update: no further deterioration FY trading indicated for EBITDA of GBP8.7-9.3m for fiscal 2017, versus our GBP9.2m. This implies that H2 results did not deteriorate further after a disappointing H1. H2 trends were broadly in line with expectations, including ongoing strong performance in Breeding & Genetics. Animal Health continued to see operational losses in H2, due to lower sales in Salmosan and investments in new products, but we assume these to be less severe than in H1. Also, WC and capex were under control. Upgrade from Hold to Buy We upgrade the stock from Hold to Buy. The share price has more than halved since January. We believe that current valuation levels have more than factored in the operational setbacks in fiscal 2017, as the trading update indicates that downside to our estimates for 2017/18 is limited. Moreover: 1) we project EBITDA to increase by 65% YOY in 2018E, with consensus assuming an increase of 100% YOY; and 2) prospects for the key AAN division (55% of group sales) have improved, as the worst in global shrimp production seems to be over. This is largely driven by strong growth in Ecuador and India, while production in China and Thailand is still under pressure, due to diseases and adverse weather conditions. Still we perceive that global shrimp output might grow by low-to-mid single digits in 2018, whereas the recent contract renewal with the GSL-Coop provides stability. TP and key risks The share price has proven be very volatile since 2015, which we believe is a reflection of low earnings visibility and the unrestrained expansion into new products and territories. We lower our TP by 8% to 68p by applying a slightly higher WACC of 9%, with our long-term growth rate still at 5%. Do note that our TP does not include the NPV of the product pipeline, which we estimate at 65p per share. The key risks to our investment case relate to: 1) a further broadening of the portfolio into new products, services and territories, whereas we prefer to see proof of success of all the existing initiatives first, before entering into new adventures; and 2) higher-than expected investment and start-up costs for new product introductions.
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