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HILS Hill & Smith Plc

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Last Updated: 09:27:30
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Share Name Share Symbol Market Stock Type
Hill & Smith Plc HILS London Ordinary Share
  Price Change Price Change % Share Price Last Trade
-2.00 -0.10% 1,980.00 09:27:30
Open Price Low Price High Price Close Price Previous Close
2,035.00 1,958.00 2,035.00 1,982.00
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Posted at 14/3/2024 11:33 by tomps2
Hill & Smith (HILS) Full Year 2023 results presentation - March 24

Hill & Smith Executive Chair, Alan Giddins and Chief Financial Officer, Hannah Nichols present results for the year ended 31 December 2023.

Watch the video here:

Or listen to the podcast here:
Posted at 12/3/2024 14:37 by kalai1
Hill and Smith plc posted healthy FY results for the year ended 31st December this morning. Revenues were up 13% to £829.8m, underlying PBT was up 27% to £111.9m and statutory EPS was up 29% to 86p. A final dividend of 28p was proposed, up 27% on the year, making a total dividend of 43p. The balance sheet remains solid with covenant leverage at 0.4x EBITDA allowing plenty more scope for organic and acquisitive expansion. Indeed, there has been more positive momentum on M&A in 2024 year to date with a further £11.6m investment across two acquisitions completed and the M&A pipeline is healthy. Valuation is no longer cheap with forward PE ratio at 17.1x, but the share price remains in an 18-month uptrend. BUY...

...from WealthOracle
Posted at 05/1/2024 15:22 by philanderer
And dividend paid into the account today :-)
Posted at 29/11/2023 13:43 by philanderer
xd tomorrow morning for the 15p dividend
Posted at 14/8/2023 10:35 by tomps2
Hill & Smith PLC (LON:HILS) H123 Exceptional results from this engineering company that has 3 divisions: Galvanising, Engineering Solutions and Roads & Security. The US is driving the success.

Here is the video and podcast of the H123 results presentation given to analysts by Alan Giddins, Exec Chair and Hannah Nichols, CFO.

A summary of the highlights:

- Revenue +9% £420.8m, operating profit +20% £62.5m on an organic constant currency basis

- Operating margin +240bps to 14.9%

- Strong margin expansion is due to an improved portfolio mix, driven by Engineered Solutions and the advantage of operational gearing

- Underlying PTP +42% at £57.2m

- Total Group EPS +24% with EPS from continuing operations +39% to 53.6p

- Group free cash flow £34.8m

- Two acquisitions totalling £38m have integrated well, acquisitions contributed £41m revenue and £8m operating profit

- Return on invested capital in H1: 21.3%

- Medium term KPIs: 15% operating margin and 18% cash conversion

- Full Year 2023 operating profit upgraded with these results supported by US industrial growth drivers although there is some H1 weighting.

Video: hxxps://

Podcast: hxxps://
Posted at 11/8/2023 14:15 by whittler100
I see the Chair of HILS bought £ 150k worth on 09/08 this week to add to the significant insider buying in March
Posted at 10/8/2023 10:33 by philanderer
Peel Hunt: Hill & Smith a good US infrastructure play

Peel Hunt analyst Henry Carver believes manufacturer Hill & Smith (HILS) is one of the best ways for investors to play the wave of US infrastructure investment.

He said the group’s ‘strong’ first half showed revenues grew 20%, with strong momentum continuing in the US businesses, which accounted for 73% of underlying profit, while those in the UK were resilient against tough competition.

Management guided to 2023 operating profits coming in ahead of expectations, which Carver took to mean £4m more than Peel Hunt’s estimated £112.5m with a similar flow through to 2024.

‘We also see plenty of scope for further M&A – we understand there is an active pipeline and management has plenty of firepower to work with,’ he said. ‘Cash conversion in the first half was a useful 87%, and net debt-to-ebitda at the half year is sitting at 0.7 times, below a stated target of between one and two times.’

With the shares trading at 15 times earnings, and good prospects for the rest of the year, he reiterated his ‘buy’ recommendation with a price target of £16.80.
Posted at 09/3/2023 18:07 by tomps2
Hill & Smith Full Year 2022 results presentation.


Alan Giddins, Executive Chair
00:17 Introduction
00:29 Highlights

Hannah Nichols, Group CFO
01:58 Financial highlights
03:28 Galvanizing
05:23 US Galvanizing
07:44 Engineered Solutions
09:58 Roads & Security
12:46 Cash generation & financial position
15:20 ESG

Alan Giddins, Executive Chair
17:52 Financial framework
19:11 Group overview
20:09 US Infrastructure Bill
21:22 Acquisitions – National Signal
22:46 Acquisitions – Enduro Composites
23:26 Acquisitions – Korns Galvanizing
23:56 Outlook
Posted at 09/3/2023 14:48 by philanderer
Shore Capital cuts Hill & Smith after strong run

Shore Capital has downgraded Hill & Smith (HILS) as the shares in the specialist barrier manufacturer look ‘fairly valued after a good run’.

Analyst Tom Fraine downgraded his recommendation from ‘buy’ to ‘hold’. Shares fell 6.7%, or 94p, to £13.20 on Wednesday following a 14% increase in both revenue and profit for 2022.

Fraine forecast an operating profit of £105m for this year but said it was ‘very conservative’ and he sees ‘scope for upgrades’.

‘We believe the company is well placed to navigate through adverse macroeconomic conditions, with close to half of its sales driven by public sector spending,’ he said.

‘The shares trade on 16 times our upgraded full-year 2023 earnings per share forecasts… and now appear to be fairly valued. We downgrade our recommendation…; following a strong recent share price performance, and see more upside for [infrastructure services provider] Renew (RNWH), which is considerably cheaper despite generating higher returns on invested capital, higher historic earnings growth, and having a lower risk profile.’
Posted at 26/1/2023 13:14 by philanderer
US exposure a boon to Hill & Smith, thinks Shore Capital

Specialist barrier manufacturer Hill & Smith (HILS) is being supported by public sector spending and greater exposure to the US has left it well positioned, says Shore Capital.

Analyst Tom Fraine retained his ‘buy’ recommendation on the transport infrastructure company, which was rose 1.1% to £12.74 after a full-year trading statement on Wednesday.

Hill & Smith said it expected full-year operating profit to be at the top end of the current analyst consensus thanks to outperformance in the US.

‘We believe the company is well placed to navigate through adverse macroeconomic conditions, with close to half of its sales driven by public sector spending,’ said Fraine.

‘The quality of the group has increased through recent M&A and the US now drives more than 50% of underlying operating profit. It is well positioned, in our view, to grow its high-margin galvanising business and increase sales into the US and UK highways market,’ the analyst said.

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