Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Distil Plc LSE:DIS London Ordinary Share GB0030164023 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.075 -4.29% 1.675 522,862 10:16:23
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1.60 1.75 1.75 1.675 1.75
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Beverages 3.62 0.24 0.07 23.9 8
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
16:25:01 O 2,000 1.675 GBX

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Distil Daily Update: Distil Plc is listed in the Beverages sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker DIS. The last closing price for Distil was 1.75p.
Distil Plc has a 4 week average price of 1.65p and a 12 week average price of 1.65p.
The 1 year high share price is 3.15p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1.20p.
There are currently 501,982,913 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 397,799 shares. The market capitalisation of Distil Plc is £8,408,213.79.
petersinthemarket: Thanks Skinny - this sort of thing has come up before and I can't say I understand it very well. DIS is an AIM share and LSE own and manage the AIM market. Why don't the trades show on LSE? If they are off market swaps of some sort, where is advfn getting it's info. 2m/2.65m are very significant numbers of shares to distil. Can someone pls clarify?
petersinthemarket: Long term Distil investors will know that this is not the first time that this Board has imposed a substantial dilution on our holdings and a blow to our short/medium term investment prospects without giving us an opportunity to join the party (unless we are a high net worth individual, or an institutional investor). It is to be hoped that the new business plan and the new links being forged by board members will benefit the company and it's shareholders in due course, but many will fear that it may take rather a long time to provide a more stable and improving share price. Some of the lack of interest shown by the chart may of course just be due to the usual summer lull, plus the small company syndrome, but some of it will doubtless be a reduced enthusiasm and a reluctance to buy without any obvious reason to believe in early gains. We are all here to make a profit, not to suffer dilution, however good the cause may be. This is a strong and ambitious company, but it is still very small and plainly growing much too slowly to put it under any market spotlight. I still hold - but I have no plans to add until I see increasing signs of life.
gipps: I see stock spirits been bid a cash offer of 41 % premium to their share price this morning.Maybe there is some consolidation in the drinks business after all.
petersinthemarket: As it's a bit quiet atm, let me give the pot a stir. Let us assume for the moment that the doubters are correct and that Roland Grain is hoping to acquire Distil Plc in due course. There are several ways he could get control. For instance, he could become CEO when Don Goulding retires, or when he buys a greater stake and forces DG out. This still leaves DIS as a public company and as investors we could benefit from the renewed interest. In theory, he could buy up to a 51% controlling share in DIS, but this would be difficult without the support of other major holders. Personally, I don't think he would get the support for such a move as the larger holders also tend to be the solid backers who have loyally held for a long time. He could conspire, with loans from others, to buy DIS outright and then buy out the loans in due course. Also unlikely without support from the long term backers, in my opinion. As far as the rest of us are concerned, most moves along these lines should tend to increase the share price to our advantage and we are here to make a profit in the end, aren't we. An equivalent risk is that some giant will come out of the blue and gobble us up wholesale. This is certainly possible and the right buying price would trump all. It would ruin RG's game and should also make us all a profit, so why worry? However, just for further interest, here are a couple of imponderables to chew on. Did anyone notice that BERO (Part of the Rothschild empire) has come back into the light at last. It was undeclared for a few years and they held over 13% last time I looked and are old mates in right from the start. I don't think they would sell out. We don't know what RG's intentions are for ELLC (private) where he is a director, but it seems unlikely that such a basket case could acquire DIS, with or without RG's help. We also know that RG has a big, but not controlling, share in Manly (Australia). I don't think they will change our course of events, but they might help us with our exports. Finally, just to intrigue the doubters, whenever RG has acquired full control of any company in the past it has always been private, or subsequently been taken private. He has no previous record of a controlling interest in a public company. I believe that the more likely scenario is that this company will continue to grow and prosper and that every serious investor in it wants exactly the same thing. pete
someuwin: Interesting! - considering Today's DIS news.... Roland Grain (DIS director and 20% shareholder) has just paid £7.2 million to become major shareholder and funder of a new Scotch whisky distillery https://dailybusinessgroup.co.uk/2021/06/austrian-whisky-fan-invests-in-new-scotch-distillery/
jamessmith23: Looking at performance over the last year it has been very strong, and it is around the highs of a few years ago. This still looks fairly cheap on a lot of metrics, especially given the increase in revenue for H1 versus last year, if they can maintain anything like that level of growth then surely its a bit of a no brainer? The revenue split for FY 2020 was a third and 2 thirds but on stocko the expectations is a similar H1 to H2, is this what analysts are expecting? I'm fairly new to the share so would be interested in people's views for why there was such a sell off over 2019, sometimes its just due to overhype getting ahead of fundamentals and then share price later catches up or is rooted in a bigger problem? Looks like revenue and profit growth has been fairly consistent and not volatile like the share price
haggismchaggis: ClermontAce, a long time ago, before you arrived on this board, I was saying that DIS is worth a lot more because of the value of it's brands, the market wasn't interested in that fact and probably isn't right now either, possibly because DG keeps telling the big money investors that the core strategy is to build and sell brands, but he never sells any, like PI's in love with a stock, he seems to be in love with the brands he has developed. . Here's one of my posts from 16 months ago, and in that 16 months not a single brand has been sold. At this rate we'll all die of old age before we sell a brand!! . ================ . haggismchaggis - 22 Aug 2019 - 22:09:46 - 6356 of 9502 Distil PLC - Here's to a spirited future! - DIS . Peter, so Don has spent 8 years on brand building and taking the company from the brink back to profitability, it's without doubt a great achievement. . But after 8 years of brand building, surely it must be time to cash in on at least one brand, after all, it is the core strategy he himself put in place when he took on the job. Yes brands take time to build, but surely nobody, especially Don, can say they want to build RedLeg at progressively lower growth rates until finally a company turns up with a big offer for it? That could take another decade. . Progressively lower because the bigger it gets the harder it is to hit big growth figures, which I think I could see indications of in the last results. . Better to take the best offer from the big boys and let them make it bigger by using their own huge distribution channels and advertising. That's the whole point of DIS strategy. . As for sale of the company, that's not how it works. As Don said in his video, big companies buy brands. If Diageo wanted RedLeg it would buy RedLeg, it wouldn't buy DIS because it doesn't want all the other brands, it's happy to leave DIS to build those other brands, and if DIS is successful with any of those brands then Diageo can buy them when they are ripe to plug into their huge distribution machine.
clermontace: I concur with much of that Berny. The share price is currently sitting on a breakout and it will be interesting to see what the next few sessions bring. I think it's set to go on a good run which is why I've been buying what I can, although as we've all found, buying decent chunks (and by decent I mean 500K+) has not been easy. The all important Q3 trading update usually arrives in the first few weeks of January. Some resistance is possible at around 2.75p as you point out, but I think this level will be breached well before further news-flow. In fact, that's what I'm calling. If the next RNS is as upbeat as we hope and if the Q3 figures are compelling, I see a new trading range established at well above 3p.....and that would be fair. The rum is currently priced for nothing. And as I've said, even a share price of 8p would only value it at around £40M. It's a good brand and is very pleasant to drink. And we know, as the fastest growing rum brand for many consecutive years that it has started to chip away at market share.....and will do more so as the business begins to return heftier sums of cash. The company is in much better shape than it was in 2017 when the stock last rallied strongly. It is debt free, increasing net profit and is now returning cash. The best brand has outperformed its respective sector by a considerable margin. It hasn't been the most exciting build under Dong Goulding, but to be fair he has managed the business carefully and prudently and built a great platform for future growth. Personally I think Roland Grain's recent 20% acquisition and appointment to the BOD is highly tactical and probably represents the beginning of the next phase of Distil's growth. I fully expect developments on that front and feel sure that DIS will benefit from his presence. With 20% of the business he is certainly incentivised. As you can see, we're a very quiet thread with few contributors. Hot money bailed on the drop last year and since then stale bulls have all but left during the incremental climb in 2020. Any stock released will get quickly bought up in my opinion as demand is returning along with the potential for some sustainable growth. A healthy half a million in the kitty at the last count I believe and it will be interesting to see how much cash will be generated in H2. Good luck.
petersinthemarket: #9155 - ''CA a master distiller is a qualification. I think it is an employee who is now managing that side of the business.............'' Berny is quite right, anyone with an interest and access to distillery experience can pay for a course and get a Master's Certificate. It is possible that a DIS employee has been appointed, but DIS has no distillery and would need a cooperation with another company. Our main recent links have been with the Langley distillery in Birmingham, but we might also consider BHC and ELLC and I suppose Appleton Estate. I have been unable to find anything on the DIS Master Distiller appointment, so it's anyone's guess, but I would personally stick with Langley for now due to all our recent cooperation. Whether the man is our employee or theirs doesn't matter much.
clermontace: Permutations: 1) Roland Grain's interest is, for the immediate period 'passive': he sees a stable company, that is making cash, growing its profit and has a brand gaining traction in the market. Like many of us he sees the potential for organic growth and a buyout. He is in effect, one of us. 2) The same as the above, yet he also identifies ways in which he himself can add immediate and significant value to the business (for example through enhanced distribution) and so he has acquired 20% of a company that immediately grows its turnover and profit. (You would naturally buy in first, as he has, before adding this said value and reach). 3) The same as number 1 & 2, yet he ALSO sees a further opportunity to grow the value of what he already owns, beyond DIS, by combining certain interests and synergies, in the same sector, but through the benefits of a publicly listed company. (This is likely in my view, and I don't see this as negative as there would almost certainly be a pay off for DIS in its existing form). 4) His interests are potentially hostile to existing holders in that he seeks to acquire the whole of DIS at the cheapest possible price. If he wants to do this he would have to buy out enough of the remaining share capital in order to gain a controlling interest and who knows what his price limit for that would be. If he wants to do this through the open market there would be no choice other than a significant hike in price. If he wants to do this outside of the market he needs to find 1) willing sellers who hold worthwhile chunks of stock who,2) do not understand the full potential value of what they're holding. 5) Any attempts to buy the business, through any route, SHOULD force the hand of any other predator watching the company - especially the Rum element.....and so if a bidding war was ever going to happen at DIS, you would imagine that it would happen soon. That's IF buying the whole company is his intention. The point here is that pretty much any one of the above permutations points to strong upside for the share price There is potential convergence of multiple price drivers.....more often seen singularly. And all of this, when the share price is currently sitting on a potential breakout too. Either he has bought 20% of the business because he thinks that will become much more valuable, or, he has started on a journey in trying to buy it outright. Either will drive the price higher in my view.
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