Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
DCC Plc LSE:DCC London Ordinary Share IE0002424939 ORD EUR0.25
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +10.00p +0.13% 7,690.00p 7,680.00p 7,685.00p 7,725.00p 7,660.00p 7,705.00p 173,436 16:35:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 12,269.8 248.5 243.6 31.6 6,826.20

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15/1/2018
13:21
Interesting "spin" (or as I call it "political propaganda")... LPG is a by-product, mainly, of oil refining! (Propane: C3H8 and Butane:C4H10 so 3 times and 4 times more carbon than methane). I wonder what the carbon footprint is of the production of pressure containers? Lol! (I hold DCC so don't care if someone spins this tbh!)
sogoesit
15/1/2018
09:59
Rodda’s hits carbon & cost targets by switching from oil to LPG Posted on 15 Jan 2018 by The Manufacturer Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) was the perfect fit for Cornish dairy manufacturer Rodda's, saving the business 70 tonnes on CO2 emissions and 11% on fuel costs. Rodda’s hits carbon and cost targets by switching from oil to LPG - image courtesy of Flogas Britain. Rodda’s hits carbon and cost targets by switching from oil to LPG – image courtesy of Flogas Britain. Wishing to reduce its carbon footprint (while at the same time reduce costs), Rodda’s knew the time had come to move away from oil as the energy source for its production process. The company’s main uses of fuel are for steam generation used in the pasteurisation separation system, heating the cleaning equipment and powering the heat exchanger CIP system. It is vital these systems receive a controllable, consistent and uninterrupted supply of fuel. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Flogas Britain was the perfect fit for Rodda’s. It’s a proven energy source, offering huge financial and carbon savings when compared to all grades of oil. Rodda’s Operations Manager, Chris Quelch explains: “There were numerous reasons for converting from oil to LPG and we’ve seen many benefits. “CO2 was the main source of focus, and since installing our LPG system, we’ve reduced CO2 emissions by 70 tonnes a year. This is hugely important to us given our focus on hitting our set environmental targets “Naturally, we also wanted to reduce costs, and switching to LPG, has saved us 11% on fuel alone. With LPG another more hidden benefit has been a large reduction in boiler servicing. This means the boiler isn’t offline as much, giving us quite a significant time saving, but also increases the amount of money the switch to LPG has saved us. “We’ve seen big changes in efficiency too. Whereas we used to get an 8:1 burn ratio with oil, we now get 11:1 with LPG. The burners now run for longer, but on a lower load, reducing the shock on the boiler. This will also help keep maintenance requirements (and costs) down.” As with most installs of this size, there were a few logistical challenges to overcome, but these were easily dealt with by Flogas. The expert team provided a start-to-finish, turnkey LPG service to maximise heating performance and minimise disruption. Quelch continues: “As with every part of this project, the Flogas team handled the challenges professionally and efficiently. One of the reasons we chose Flogas for our LPG project was that they offered a fully managed solution – the whole package. This meant that we were assured of a start to finish solution taking into consideration all of our individual requirements.” In terms of payback, Rodda’s was expecting to recoup its outlay in 18 months; however the company hit its target even earlier, as Quelch explains: “The project has paid for itself in just over a year, which was beyond our expectations. It’s very impressive.” Lee Gannon, managing director at Flogas, concludes: “Dairy production can be an energy-intensive process, which has a knock-on effect on costs and emissions. This is something that Rodda’s recognised within its own business, and was keen to address. The results of a simple switch from oil to LPG speak for themselves, and Rodda’s will be enjoying tangible financial and environmental savings for years to come.” For more information on how switching from oil to LPG could benefit your business, please visit www.flogas.co.uk.
florenceorbis
11/1/2018
07:43
Another small add on.
djderry
05/1/2018
16:01
Hopefully beginnings of a break-out to the 8100’s broker targets... it’s an expensive share tho (part of my defensives).
sogoesit
04/1/2018
19:20
It's a small add-on in Deuschland but should be seen in a 600 million plus pounds of acquisitions in the financial year.Also, perhaps,as it takes them into refrigerant gases.If this global warming thing hits the home heating market,we can always cool them down!!!
djderry
15/11/2017
15:39
Also,they've moved their price target to £82.50.
djderry
15/11/2017
15:38
Davy stockbrokers estimate they will have another £700 million to spend on acquisitions next year after spending £500 million this year.
djderry
14/11/2017
13:52
Excellent results,this company has such a fantastic track record.
djderry
07/11/2017
07:39
And this morning they make their first foray into the US,which is where Applegreen is beginning its advance!
djderry
07/11/2017
07:31
Well, they’ve now used the fire chest to break out of Europe. Looks like Global LPG is target market with lots more to come.
sogoesit
05/11/2017
16:58
For 'firechest',please read 'war chest',I was up past my bedtime!!
djderry
05/11/2017
00:56
If DCC has any spare cash ( and they have quite a firechest) I would like them to buy another of my top ten holdings, Applegreen. There would be synergies and also DCC would continue ' breaking out of Europe as Applegreen could build on its nascient US portfolio.
djderry
06/8/2017
10:34
Subject to wide, and wild, swings... unloved for the moment.
sogoesit
01/8/2017
17:40
Small acquisition.
djderry
18/5/2017
16:00
All time high share price.
djderry
16/5/2017
08:09
Especially Free Cash Flow and Payout Growth.
sogoesit
16/5/2017
06:34
Very impressive.
djderry
09/5/2017
07:53
A pop before results? Results next Tuesday 16 May.
sogoesit
05/4/2017
15:49
Tommy Breen will be a hard act to follow.He has been been a wonderful CEO for shareholders.I wish him the very best.There was no indication he was thinking of stepping down,even after thirty years with the co.I would have preferred him to stay on.I just hope they'll keep to his philosophy and continue the 'no-frills' head office culture.A lot of PLCs could learn a thing or two from DCC.As regards the proposed Hong Kong purchase,it may be small in the big scheme of things but........................................Asia,here we come!
djderry
16/3/2017
16:26
Back at top of what now is a big inverted "Head and Shoulders". All the sold-off defensives back into, or near, new highs. Probably not surprising given they're pretty much geared to Euros or US Dollars. So a good insurance for UK holders.
sogoesit
07/2/2017
13:10
Thanks ali47fsh for the two contrasting views. As always it will be about delivery (growth rates of profits). It would surprise me that a good management team would be in business and NOT recognise this when doing their deals. If they don't then their record will be disproven. I think these operators, like BNZL and to a lesser extent RB., see things in "defensive" markets that consolidation will bring, in terms of economies of scale and margin improvement, that others don't see. I also added this morning and own BNZL, RPC & RB (similarly "themed" in my mind). Am I missing something?
sogoesit
07/2/2017
12:23
2 contrasting verdicts shareacast-30/1/17-Gs bullish update 11 feb Goldman Sachs has upgraded DCC to 'buy' from 'neutral' and lifted the price target to 7,400p from 7,000p, saying recent underperformance provides an attractive entry point. GS noted the shares have underperformed the Stoxx 600 by 15% since November 2016, mostly likely caught up in a broader sector rotation. Its de-rating creates an attractive entry point for two reasons, the bank said. Firstly, it pointed to the fact that DCC is not a typical defensive stock, and secondly, it highlighted its significant M&A growth potential and superior returns profile, which it said warrant a premium valuation. "For the last four reported years, consensus earnings per share estimates for DCC have been revised up by 13%, versus the Stoxx 600 down 18%. We believe M&A and consistent delivery of organic improvement will continue to drive these upgrades over time." Goldman reckons DCC has the financial headroom to spend close to £1bn on additional M&A over the next two years, based on debt and equity financing. It said that this, along with the pricing of its deals, could add 16% a year to earnings growth. "At the same time, and owing to its operational efficiency and strong cash generation, we believe that DCC will continue to deliver cash returns significantly ahead of its business services and consumer staples peers." and the fool finds expensive This growth stock is set to lag the FTSE 100 in 2017 DCC Group Image: DCC Group; Fair use Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 | More on: CPIDCC 0 inShare Finding shares that could outperform the FTSE 100 is never a straightforward task. Certainly, unearthing businesses with bright futures is possible for even the most time-poor investor. However, in many cases much of the growth potential of a business has already been priced-in by the market. Reporting today is a stock which, while offering a strong track record of growth, seems to be overvalued at the present time. Upbeat performance The update released today by sales and marketing company DCC (LSE: DCC) shows that it made encouraging progress in its third quarter. Operating profit was ahead of the prior year and in line with expectations. In particular, DCC Energy benefitted from strong organic volume growth in LPG as well as sound organic growth in both Retail & Fuelcard and Oil. Similarly, DCC Healthcare overcame the headwind of weaker sterling and benefitted from an improved performance in DCC Health & Beauty Solutions. Meanwhile, DCC Technology’s operating profit grew sharply versus the prior year and it benefitted from the CUC acquisition. DCC Environmental saw good organic growth, which made a positive contribution to the company’s overall performance. Looking ahead, the acquisition of Esso Retail Norway for a total consideration of £235m (also announced today) could generate a return on invested capital employed of around 15% in the first year. Valuation However, DCC’s valuation appears to take into account its upbeat performance and its future prospects. In terms of the latter, its bottom line growth rate of 8% next year and 4% the year after represents a significant downward step from the double-digit gains recorded in recent years. Despite the lower profitability expected over the medium term, DCC continues to trade on a relatively high valuation. For example, it has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.8. This equates to a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 3.8 when combined with its growth forecast. Due to its high valuation, the company’s share price gains in 2017 may fail to match those of the FTSE 100. Certainly, DCC is performing well as a business and has a bright long-term future. But its valuation appears to be excessive, given its near-term profit growth forecasts. i added this mornig as i like the divi and the m@A potential- any comment welcome!
ali47fish
07/2/2017
11:34
Strong hint in todays statement that there are more acquisitions in the pipeline...'new geographies' is very interesting. DCC plc   Interim Management Statement DCC remains ambitious to continue the growth and development of its business in existing and new geographies and retains a strong, well-funded and liquid balance sheet.
pdriccio
07/2/2017
10:06
Indeed; small but shows what the upside could be... "full service" stations from a full service company...
sogoesit
07/2/2017
09:52
The market loves this,quite a small acquisition,markets moving more on outlook I would think.
djderry
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