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
  -0.15 -9.37% 1.45 2,400,567 16:14:55
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1.40 1.50 1.60 1.45 1.60
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Beverages 2.44 0.18 0.05 29.0 7
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
16:15:09 O 925,000 1.50 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 1.60p.
Distil Plc has a 4 week average price of 1.23p and a 12 week average price of 1.15p.
The 1 year high share price is 1.60p while the 1 year low share price is currently 0.63p.
There are currently 501,982,913 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,440,258 shares. The market capitalisation of Distil Plc is £7,278,752.24.
petersinthemarket: Jane, I note that your #8783 received no response regarding stock overhang. I can hardly believe that you don't already know the answer to this, so maybe I'm putting my head in the noose, but I'm going to respond as if it was a serious question in case some newbies dont know. A stock overhang is a large chunk of shares which would cause havoc if put onto the market in one go. A lot of newly freed stock being suddenly available would inevitably send the share price down. It often becomes known if an investor, most likely an institutional holder, wants to offload a large part of it's holding. A good example we saw most of a year ago was Miton readjusting its DIS holdings. Luckily we had someone waiting in the wings who wanted them. Another was a couple of years ago when the government tried to offload a chunk of RBS shares it held after the earlier bailing out. Knocked hell out of RBS stock for some while as no one really wanted to buy. It sometimes also happens when company insiders decide to sell off a tranche of shares they were previously granted. For as long as it takes to dispose of a large quantity the share price will normally get held back. I am not aware of any overhang on DIS shares. If you were trying to make some particular point, I missed it, so perhaps you would explain. pete
berny3: JK to be fair your post and claims are not accurate. "Howard Raymond has serious thoughts about distil Why do you think he’s increasing his holding" that has been proved to be wrong. The question you ask only you know the answer to. For me I am up money on a weighted basis so am not concerned and feel the price will move further forward. Any sharp drop in the share price I view no differently than the other companies I invest in that have fallen by similar amounts. look at many of the FTSE 100 companies that dropped to very low levels in March this year. RIO Tinto could buy at £30, Recckit Benkiser £50 to name two. If you believed there was value you bought. Those two have come good even though the market priced them as down over 50% from their highs. Distil is no different if you think there is value at this level you buy. If not you don't simple as that. I think there have been several posts where many posters have outlined why they see value at these levels. I see value at these levels in Distil. You may not that is what makes a market, a difference of opinion.
berny3: JK, Distil share price 03/01/20 0.70 FTSE 100 03/01/20 7,622.40 Distil share price 04/09/20 1.40 FTSE 100 04/09/20 5,819.44 That is 100% gain for the year on the penny dreadful and minus 23.65% for the FTSE I am quite liking this penny dreadful stuff
berny3: Hi Daz, you are a friendly chap. nice to have your acquaintance. Not sure what you are looking for: You provided us with your insight and knowledge that Distil employs a marketing agency and uses 60% of turn over to pay this marketing agency. I note when you were asked by posters on here to provide any evidence for your claims you were unable to. Kate Alexander has been in charge of marketing for some time in the company and headed up the link up with Franklin and Sons. hTTps:// In March this year Sarah Kingsley joined the marketing team. Sarah has both TV experience and magazine editing experience. Sarah is a great addition. You will note the increase in sales this year as described in the recent market update. I would also note the growth in Redleg Rum sales is ahead of any other Rum brand in the UK. I feel Distil is making great progress. Sales are very good and as stated previously Redleg Rum is teh fastest growing Rum brand in teh Uk and has been ever since its launch. The share price is another question and yes that is way below what its true value is. We are seeing the stock being accumulated by another party whose intentions we are unaware of. What is clear is that person also believes the price is cheap and represents value. You may disagree with that individual and those like myself and that is your free will to do so.
petersinthemarket: Hi Jane. There may be many DIS investors who are underwater, including me, but in fact that would also be true of the wider market right now. There are very large numbers of excellent stocks that are nowhere near recovery post-covid. Maybe most of them will come right in due course, but it's not always easy to know what to do. In my case, when the March lock down started, I decided to leave my long term PF on ice for the foreseeable future and started short term, sometimes day, trading. The large fluctuations in selective stock prices have made scalping very profitable in recent months. Incidentally, we have all had at least one real stinker in our holdings. FWIW, my recent one is Plutus Powergen PPG. Highly plausible directors and business plan. Turned out to be real shysters. Cost several thousand, now barely worth a few hundred. Frankly, I don't ever expect to get my money back and what's left isn't worth selling. I don't moan about it, I did it, I have to live with it. On the other hand, although I know you get fed up with hearing it, I most certainly would not put DIS in anything like the same bracket. It's a completely sound, honest, growing business. My confidence in DIS has continued to grow and therefore I continued to buy. It is disappointing that the growth in the share price has not yet matched the growth in my confidence, or my holding, but that's life. I believe the market has not yet noticed the real near-global strength that DIS is achieving. I believe the market will have to re-rate DIS in due course and, as my previous posts have tried to indicate, it's more than possible that one of the bigger guys will take us out. You don't seem to agree. I can live with that. Many thanks for your note. pete
the_real_mr_big: Daz, you're holding 3% of DIS? Wow, that makes my 1% holding look like child's play. At current prices, with current profits we are looking at about 4-5% ROI each year. That's not a bad start and it suggests to me that the market is effectively assuming that nothing better will ever come out of DIS, there will be no growth, no brand sales, no further developments. DIS is sitting on a pile of cash, is making profits, is making some moves to develop new products (Franklin, the cancelled JV, etc), has a spirits distributor taking a large stake earlier this year. It has a share of the market that has the potential to boom (spiced rum) and offers products in the "cheap premium" segment that may meet a lot of demand from post-covid public that has half-empty pockets. All the stars are aligning. If memory serves me right, we are also sitting on £2m deferred tax assets, which is a nice cherry on top of this multi-layered cake. I am not saying DIS is hot right now, and I can understand that folk who bought on the spike a few years ago will be disillusioned and depressed. But to me DIS looks like a massive gas leak in the kitchen that only needs a spark to blow the whole house up.
petersinthemarket: #8411 Q = ''...... u say your not hosting a loss as you keep buying at strategic times that bring your average down'' A = I've never claimed to be in profit, but I'm sure a lucky few who bought during the last 12mths probably are. I've been holding since 2013 and I'm making a modest paper loss, but the gap is closing nicely each time I average down and each time the DIS share price increases. Q = ''Name a supermarket in the UK that stock our products OTHER than Redleg rum'' A = I bought Blackwoods gin in Tesco. I bought Blavod on Amazon. As for RedLeg, I get mine from Tesco and from Majestic. You seem very angry Jane - I'm sorry for your paper loss, but DIS reporting has always been plain and honest and the decision to buy was entirely yours. There is little point taking out your disappointment on others. If you hold on I'm confident it will work out right in the end. This company is growing, making profit, has money in the bank and is well managed. rgds, pete
berny3: JK - Blackwoods Gin is available in Morrisons hxxps:// Blackwood Gin is also available in Scottish and some Northern Ireland Tescos. On the share price it is frustrating but the share price is generally a reflection of trading rather than economic reality. For those of us that are positive on the company we do not believe the economic position of the company is truly reflected in the share price and hence we hold and accumulate. what you are putting forward is that if the share price is high then it would support a strategy to buy. Many of us look at it differently and are not governed by the actual share price but value the company on our own research albeit our own assessment of value.
petersinthemarket: A DIS competitor, with a distant RG link, to ponder. British Honey Company Plc Founded in 2014 as The Oxford Honey Company Ltd in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, by Michael Williams. Nine Directors with 2 of them having outside directorships concerned with distilling spirits. Michael David Williams is a Director of The London Distillery Company (BHC) Ltd and BHC Distillery Ltd. Robert Porter-Smith and Michael Williams are the only Directors with notable share holdings. Director Martin Riley was earlier the Chief Marketing Officer for the Pernod Ricard Group. BHC began with the production of honey from it's own traceable apiaries, but later moved on to honey infused gins marketed under the Keepr's brand, largely through supermarkets and specialist outlets. It produces vodka, gin, rum and whisky. Honey infused gin normally makes up the vast majority of it's spirit sales, but just for now all productions has been turned over to making alcoholic hand sanitizers. BHC and Manly Spirits, Australia, where Roland Grain is a Director, sell their products through In January 2020 BHC acquired the assets of The London Distillery Company Ltd out of administration, which came with a distillery in Dorset and access to LDC's 20 export markets. BHC have a large new group of Chinese investors and there are plans to open a Chinese bottling plant in 2021. In March 2020, BHC floated on the NEX market and wants to use it's £4.5m new placing cash to consolidate smaller drinks rivals. Earlier this year a JV was announced with Distil Plc to promote gin production, but this was called off within weeks due to covid. Williams has stated (19Mar2020) that he still has ambitions for a buy and build policy where he would buy good brands and retain their entrepreneurial managers. In March 2020, Williams announced a collaboration agreement with List Distillery, Florida, USA. BHC will supply List with high concentrate London Dry Gin and BHC already buys List's bourbon American whiskey and rum which is bottled and sold in the UK under the Keepr's brand. They have also just launched a new bottled 0.5% ABV RTD G&T. BHC is plainly ambitious, but I suspect it would struggle to buy DIS right now. If they return (after covid?) imo they are most likely to look for another collaboration arrangement. If anyone is interested, I'll put another company up early next week. pete
petersinthemarket: Does Roland Grain (RG) intend to continue acquiring an interest in Distil Plc (DIS)? Since last Summer, RG has gradually spent between £400k and £500k on acquiring DIS shares, both on-market and off-market and many would consider that no-one, even a relatively rich guy, would do that without serious intent. He now holds more than 10% of the voting rights over the company. Elsewhere, RG owns a major whisky distributor called Potstill Spirits in Austria and a spirits distiller called Manly Bay Spirits in Australia with their popular Keeprs brand. Both of these companies are successfully pursuing world wide sales. Potstill currently distributes around 1400 spirits products, many Scottish, both locally in the EU and globally via the internet. Manly distills a suite of products similar to DIS that is widely available around Australia and exported world wide, including into our own markets in the UK. When RG's holding in DIS reached 3%, the City Code required him to declare it, which he did. After that he was similarly obliged to declare every additional 1% step, which he did up to 5.08%. More recently, he seems to have hoovered up a lot more stock from somewhere as his holding suddenly jumped to 10.7% (53.7m shares). On 9 April 2020, on LSE, I noticed two trades in DIS of 5m each, off-book, at 0.85p (midway between bid/offer spread 0.8/0.9p) and soon afterwards another 10m DIS shares changed hands at 0.88p, off book, for £87,500. This made 20m trades in 15min. It is rarely clear who is buying, or selling, but it is possible that all 20m went to RG to help him to declare this giant step. At more than 10%, RG has already gained some rights, but the crucial moment would arrive if his holding ever reached 30% (151m shares). If this occurred, he would then be legally obliged to make a formal cash offer to all Distil Plc shareholders at the highest price paid in the 12 months prior to the offer announcement. Of course, we are a very long way off that at the moment. To achieve it RG would have to commit another £1,000,000. So far, RG has proved to be very patient and has cleverly bought the dips. The last thing he would want would be to cause a stir and put the share price up against himself so we might now have to wait for some time until the share price backs off again before we see any further action. Some may wonder whether there could already have been some private discussion between RG and our BoD. It is legally difficult for either side to make any approach without declaring it to the market. If a bidder (RG) possesses inside information in relation to a target (DIS), UK insider dealing rules mean that the bidder will not be able to acquire any further shares in the target company until the information ceases to be inside information. The fact that the bidder (RG) is considering making an offer for the target (DIS) can sometimes, of itself, constitute inside information but, more usually, if the bidder does not possess other inside information, except for the knowledge that he intends to make an offer, it should still be possible to legally continue to acquire shares before any offer announcement is made without breaching insider dealing legislation. RG is plainly a man with a plan. I wonder what it is? I hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying the sunshine. pete
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