Ibstock Plc

-0.70 (-0.43%)
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ibstock Plc LSE:IBST London Ordinary Share GB00BYXJC278 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.70 -0.43% 161.50 344,218 16:35:21
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
160.80 161.30 163.50 160.60 161.20
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Structural Clay Products 512.89 86.91 21.20 7.72 661.56
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:45:17 O 5,367 161.48 GBX

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16/5/202316:02Ibstock building clay bricks in volume621
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Posted at 16/4/2023 09:12 by scruff1
Its probably me being thick but
'I prefer FORT by 10% but if they went up by 10% I would like IBST as much' ??

Posted at 14/4/2023 11:21 by essentialinvestor
IBST v FORT, any views on which the better value atm?.
Posted at 18/3/2023 08:30 by scruff1
have to say IBST stood up fairly well in the weeks market carnage
Posted at 12/3/2023 21:10 by cerrito
This is from the Prelims of Forterra which came out a day after IBST.
I thought a good macro overview.
Despite current and announced capacity investments, the UK brick industry still lacks the capacity required to meet demand. Current domestic production capacity of c2.1bn clay bricks per annum, remains lower than the pre-financial crisis figure of 2.6bn, supporting the increase in brick imports seen in the year with the number of imported bricks increasing by 35% relative to 2021.

We know that our customers would rather buy British wherever possible because we can ensure provenance and quality supplied directly from stock, for prompt delivery with lower transportation costs. These market dynamics leave us ideally placed to substitute imports with production from our new brick factory at Desford. Whilst it is likely that deteriorating economic conditions will reduce demand for our products in the near term, the ability to displace imported bricks will insulate ourselves and other UK brick manufacturers from some of the fall in demand as our customers switch from imports to domestically manufactured products which are expected to become more freely available.

Posted at 18/1/2023 14:57 by kalai1
Ibstock plc issued a trading update for the year ended 31 December 2022 this morning. The Group enjoyed resilient performance in final quarter of the year driven by a continued focus on price and margin management and good operational execution. Full year revenues are expected to increase by 25% to approximately £510 million, adjusted EBITDA is expected to be modestly ahead of previous expectations. Looking forward, higher interest rates, inflation and heightened market uncertainty are expected to impact the demand picture in 2023, but management remain confident in their ability to deliver against ambitious medium-term financial targets. Valuation is a little rich for the sector, the share price also lacks near term momentum. There is no particular rush to buy here, but IBST is well worth monitoring for the medium run...

...from WealthOracle


Posted at 18/1/2023 10:12 by edmundshaw
Very happy on the trading update to have added already in the 150s here, but also not motivated to go overweight right now as fully invested here; though I would add on any price weakening.

Not sure why the market is valuing Ibstock under £2 at the moment. With the buybacks, a decent dividend, the new facilities (£35m worth this year), a solid balance sheet and reasonable outlook both short and long term, what exactly is the market discounting??

Posted at 28/6/2022 14:07 by cerrito
As a holder of Ibstock I was interested to read rather a fluffy piece in today's Telegraph about how small family building companies are having a really tough time given the scarcity and pricing of key supplies, specifically bricks and mentioning the 12pc price increase made by Forterra in April.
Has yet to impact the IBST share price. I checked progress in the buy back programme. My reading is that they have bought back 3,125k shares which at an average price of 175p equates to £5.5m ie they are still in the early days if they do do £30m of buybacks.

Posted at 22/4/2022 07:21 by tole
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/challenges-rain-down-on-big-miners-tzxd9jm9cIbstockWhen this column looked at Ibstock last August, inflation was a tiny cloud on the horizon, energy was plentiful, post-pandemic supply bottlenecks had hardly begun and Ukraine a far-off land familiar mainly to trekkers.For Britain's biggest brickmaker, the news since then could not have been much worse. The shares have fallen from 223p to as low as 167p. After rising following the publication of 2021's results on March 9, the price wilted again before a bullish statement yesterday, with the sweetener of a £30 million buyback, generated a 14½p, 8.8 per cent, rise to 181p.Joe Hudson, Ibstock's chief executive, told yesterday's annual meeting that the company had "made a strong start to 2022 . . . Mindful of the broader macroeconomic uncertainties, we expect to deliver performance for the full year modestly ahead of our previous expectations."SIGN UP FOR OUR ...Weekly newsletterNews, inspiration and advice for business leaders from British entrepreneursthetimes.co.uk/newslettersEnergy is a big factor in making bricks, so Ibstock has bought forward at fixed prices 75 per cent of what it will need for this year's second half and more than 30 per cent of the likely 2023 requirement.It has done well out of surprisingly strong demand for new houses and stands to benefit from the removal of unsafe cladding from blocks of flats. Ibstock Futures has bought glass-reinforced concrete panel technology, particularly suited to recladding. Its repairs, maintenance and improvement business has been generally strong.Last year, it said it would do better than forecasts of £93 million for adjusted earnings before tax, interest and other costs. The actual number was £103 million, encouraging for Hudson's numbers for 2022. Ibstock looks capable of earnings per share this year of 15p or more, which would mean a price-earnings ratio of below 12. It may want to hold on to cash in light of uncertainty, but even an unchanged 7.5p dividend would leave a useful 4.25 per cent yield.ADVICE BuyWHY Well placed to overcome multiple headwinds
Posted at 30/10/2021 21:27 by tole
On the lookout for dirt-cheap UK shares? Here are two I'd buy for next month and aim to hold for years to come.Forecast-beaterI think Ibstock (LSE: IBST) could be a great UK share to buy right now. In fact, I own shares in the brickmaker and believe the next trading statement on 3 November could be another barnstormer.Ibstock said in August's most recent update that it expected full-year EBIDTA to be "modestly" above expectations after announcing a 54% rise in revenues between January and June. Sales have been fast approaching pre-pandemic levels of late, it said, thanks to the strength of the UK's housebuilding sector and robust spending on home improvements.I'm convinced demand for Ibstock's bricks will remain robust too. The colossal level of savings accrued during Covid-19 lockdowns means that DIY-related expenditure should remain favourable. And a mix of historically-low interest rates, an ultra-competitive mortgage market, and ongoing government support for first-time buyers should provide plenty of incentive for the housebuilders to keep building too.Ibstock could experience a sales dip if broader economic conditions continue to worsen. This could deal a blow to housebuyer confidence and prompt consumers to tighten their purse strings. But to my mind these problems are more than reflected in the brick manufacturer's ultra-low share price.City analysts think the company's earnings will soar 25% in 2022, leaving it trading on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.5 for next year.A reminder that a reading below 1 suggests a UK share could be undervalued. Another forecast-beating update then could well help Ibstock's share price rise sharply again in November following recent weakness.
Posted at 11/10/2021 20:17 by tole
https://www.fool.co.uk/investing/2021/10/11/500-to-invest-2-dirt-cheap-uk-shares-id-buy-right-now/£500 to invest? 2 dirt-cheap UK shares I'd buy right nowRoyston Wild | Monday, 11th October, 2021 | More on: BWY IBSTImage of person checking their shares portfolio on mobile phone and computer Image source: Getty Images.The Ibstock (LSE: IBST) share price has fallen off a cliff. Down 22% since the beginning of September, investors have trembled over the potential impact of soaring inflation on Bank of England policy and fretted how this could damage demand for the brickmaker's products.Naturally, rising interest rates would make it more challenging for potential homebuyers to afford to buy. Comments coming from key Bank of England personnel seems to suggest that rate hikes could be coming very soon.Michael Saunders, a member of the rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee, said over the weekend that "markets have priced in over the last few months an earlier rise in Bank rate than previously and I think that's appropriate."Market-beating valueIbstock's recent fall means it continues to trade on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.1. A reminder that any reading below 1 suggests a stock is undervalued by the market. The firm doesn't just look like a dirt-cheap UK share from an earnings point of view either.For 2021 and 2022, the FTSE 250 share carries dividend yields of 3.3% and 4.4% respectively. This beats the broader FTSE 250 forward average of 1.9% by a decent margin.Another cheap UK share on my radarWorries over possible Bank of England rate hikes (along with fears over rising building material costs) have also shaken the share prices of many housebuilders.FTSE 250-quoted Bellway (LSE: BWY) is one of these recent casualties, down 13% since the beginning of September. But at current prices I think this is another UK share that offers brilliant all-round value. As well as also trading on a PEG ratio of 0.1 for 2021, Bellway's dividend yields clock in at 3.5% for this year and 4% for 2021.I thought both Bellway and Ibstock offered excellent value before the September and October sell-offs. And following those, falls I believe these dirt-cheap UK shares could now be considered too cheap for me to miss. I certainly think their recent share price drops more than reflect the threat of sooner-than-expected interest rate rises.Still looking goodFrom a long-term perspective both these companies still have terrific profits potential. Sure, Bank of England rates may rise from their record lows of 0.1% very soon. But I still expect them to remain well below their historic lows. Otherwise it could strangle the economic recovery as Britain copes with the twin problems of Covid-19 and Brexit.On top of this, homebuyer affordability should remain well supported by the intensifying mortgage product war. Lenders are bending over backwards with low rates, cashback and other perks to win business in an ever-more-crowded market.There simply aren't enough homes to go around in Britain. Therefore government will have no choice but to continue building to solve the crisis (the housing ministry has its sights set on 300,000 new homes a year in the next few years). All things considered, I think the future still looks bright for cheap UK shares Ibstock and Bellway. And I think they're great value buys for me following those recent share price falls.
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