Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Johnson Service Group Plc LSE:JSG London Ordinary Share GB0004762810 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -2.40 -1.45% 162.80 161.60 162.40 165.40 160.60 163.00 848,328 16:35:01
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 229.8 -32.3 -6.6 - 724

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Johnson Service Group PLC Holding(s) in Company 01/06/2021 8:46am UK Regulatory (RNS & others) BlackRock, Inc
Looks like we are back to 2019 share price again. Time to keep holding and prosper a bit more I reckon.
wad collector
A bit of a buy........ What does it portend? Ls
Looks like the horrors of the last year have finally been washed out. The smell of nice clean laundry finally. Ls
AGM Statement JSG, a leading UK textile services provider, will be holding its Annual General Meeting today and will make the following statement: "As expected, trading in the first four months of the year has continued to be impacted by the various lockdown restrictions although we are now beginning to see an increase in demand as restrictions are starting to ease. Workwear volumes in March were some 96% of normal levels and we have seen a slight continuous improvement during April as more businesses were allowed to open. Progress continues to be made on the fitout of our new Workwear plant in Exeter and we remain on target for completion in the final quarter of this year. In HORECA, volumes in the first quarter were some 11% of normal. We have started to see an increase in activity within our customers as they begin to re-open their businesses in accordance with the various easing of restrictions. During the last two weeks of April volumes were approaching some 30% of normalised activity with further increases expected as the restrictions, particularly on hotel stays, are relaxed. At the end of April, we continued to have 1,450 of our employees on full or partial furlough, although we expect this number to reduce significantly in the coming weeks as employees return to work in response to increasing volumes. We have commenced the commissioning of our new hotel linen plant in Leeds as we plan for increasing volumes. The site is expected to be operational by 17 May, congruent with the anticipated further relaxation of restrictions in England, and will allow us to transfer the work for our Yorkshire based customers that is currently processed in North Wales. Furthermore, the factory locations that were mothballed over the winter months are also now operational, albeit with reduced headcount in line with current volumes. We continue to be confident in our ability to be agile and responsive to increasing volumes from our customers as the hospitality market recovers over the coming months. Our strong balance sheet means that we are well positioned to continue to invest in the business to support our long-term growth prospects. As previously announced, Bill Shannon is to retire from the Board at the conclusion of the AGM. At the same time, Jock Lennox, who was appointed to the Board on 5 January 2021 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair Designate, will become Chair of the JSG Board. The Board would like to thank Bill for his significant input and counsel during his years as both a Non-Executive Director and latterly as Chairman
wad collector
Looks like another leg up starting.
wad collector
Good thought , and they will need even more linen than normal.
wad collector
Hotels to be used for quarantine. Might this explain today's rise......`? Ls
I missed the TU last week "ohnson Service Group PLC ("JSG" or "the Group") Pre-close Trading Update JSG, a leading UK textile services provider, is pleased to provide a trading update for the year ended 31 December 2020. Trading since our previous update on 17 November 2020 has continued to be impacted by the various lockdowns and Tier restrictions, particularly in our Hotel, Restaurant and Catering ("HORECA") division. Notwithstanding this, we expect the adjusted EBITDA margin for the full year to be slightly ahead of that achieved in the first half. We estimate that we will report a net cash position (excluding IFRS 16 liabilities) of some GBP6.0 million as at the end of December 2020. The Group is currently impacted by the various ongoing lockdowns and restrictions and we will continue to adjust our processing capacity and resources to match the volumes required by our customers. As in the previous lockdowns, we expect that our HORECA business will be disrupted significantly more than our Workwear division. We expect to announce the full year results in mid- March 2021."
wad collector
Puma AIM report- Founded in 1817 as silk dyers by the Johnson brothers, the company evolved through the twentieth century into a UK leading chain of dry cleaners and subsequently a textiles rental business providing workwear and linen hire. The work wear and linen businesses came to dominate the company, while the dry-cleaning business declined, which resulted in its disposal to Timpsons in 2017. Johnson Service Group now constitutes two divisions. Workwear is the UK’s number one work wear, protective wear and workplace hygiene services provider processing over one million garments per week. Its other division is Horeca a leading UK provider of linen to the hospitality industry. Our conclusions As stated in the Investment Policy, we look at companies through the prism of three factors; quality, growth and valuation. While we aim to buy high quality, high growth businesses on a low valuation this is not always achievable and most investment decisions involve a trade-off between these three factors. 1. Quality: Workwear with its market leading position earns strong operating margins of between 17-18% a year. Horeca, which has a strong position in a more competitive market earns margins of 10-12% in normal market conditions. Post tax returns on capital employed are good exceeding 10%. ESTABLISHED 1817 SECTOR Support Services PRICE AT END OF QUARTER 139.9p MARKET CAPITALISATION £621m The company has generated free cash in each of the last seven years. 2. Growth: The company can continue to grow both organically and by acquisition. The work wear business has held up remarkably well during the pandemic, with only modest impact from the first 2020 lockdown, with volumes in April down 12% improving to down 6% by August. Horeca was much more negatively impacted as would be expected as hotels and restaurants were largely shut down. We do not expect this business to show a meaningful recovery until Coronavirus is behind us, but we expect a strong recovery when it is, with materially increased demand for holidays and eating out. Beyond the initial recovery we expect the business to grow through a combination of market share gains, growth linked to increasing employment and further market consolidation particularly in the Horeca division. 3. Valuation: In May 2020 the company raised £85m of new equity, which substantially de-leveraged the company’s balance sheet. This combined with the continuing profitability of the Workwear division meant that when we came to start purchasing shares in October 2020, we were confident that the business could make it through the short-term negative impact of the Coronavirus on its Horeca business. Given continued lockdowns it is very hard to predict where results will go over the next year, but we believe that there is considerable upside potential when things return to normal.
Looks like the share price is going to finish the year at about the Summer 19 prices. Will happily settle for that!
wad collector
Looks like the froth has come off the share price this week , though hopefully the long term trend is still up. Rather vulnerable to Covid , but 6 months should see a return to normal(ish ) business I reckon , and I don't think it will have gone bust.
wad collector
From last week's TU The past three months' performance has been a mixed picture across the Group reflecting current market conditions, with the Workwear business currently seeing volumes having returned to pre-Covid levels, whilst the focus within the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering ("HORECA") business has been to manage the cost base and ensure we are ready once volumes in the UK's hotel, restaurant and catering markets resume in the coming months. Trading Update Since the interim results announcement on 2 September 2020, the Group has continued to see disruption, particularly within its HORECA business, with increasing uncertainty in recent weeks on the back of the various lockdowns and associated reduced activity within the hospitality sector. Encouragingly, in our Workwear division, which serves both industrial and food processing customers, volumes have continued to increase with the 6% year on year reduction reported in August improving to a 2% reduction at the end of September and being slightly ahead of pre-COVID levels by the end of October. The latest lockdown in England is currently expected to have a limited impact on the division.
wad collector
Neither has helped the sp! Dropped to a 6 month low.
wad collector
see tip in cityconfidential this week
Tipped in IC last week .
wad collector
Well there is some clarity now. The profitability has plunged but the net debt has gone , which is not surprising given the equity placing in June. Interim Results for the Six Months ended 30 June 2020 "Encouraging start to the year before COVID-19 impact. Strong Balance Sheet, confident of long-term growth." Impact and management of business through COVID-19 crisis - Workwear continued to operate throughout lockdown with 12% reduction in volume in April, steadily improving to 6% in August. Customer retention levels were 93.8% at the end of July. - Mothballing of the majority of HORECA plants throughout the lockdown period. - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) utilised to enable continued employment of furloughed employees. - Strengthened balance sheet and liquidity with bank facilities increased to GBP175 million, temporary alternative financing arranged through Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) and GBP82.7 million equity placing in June 2020. - Phased re-opening of HORECA plants as volumes began to increase to 25% of typical levels in July and climbing to 45% in August. Financial Performance - Total revenue of GBP114.8 million (June 2019: GBP167.1 million). - Organic revenue down 34.7% (2 months to February 2020 up 5.6%). - Adjusted EBITDA(1) of GBP24.9 million (June 2019: GBP55.2 million) with Adjusted EBITDA(1) margin of 21.7% (June 2019: 33.0%). - Adjusted loss before tax(2) of GBP12.6 million (June 2019: Adjusted profit before tax GBP20.1 million). - Loss before tax of GBP18.6 million (June 2019: Profit before tax GBP15.2 million). - Net debt pre IFRS16 at June 2020 GBP0.2 million (December 2019: GBP87.7 million). - Net debt at June 2020 GBP39.5 million (December 2019: GBP127.7 million). - No interim dividend declared.
wad collector
Sadly they were not a good buy in June as they have slumped about 25% since then, though interims out next week might show some clarity.
wad collector
A good buy at this level IMO, I'm in.
At least 4 buys of 500k shares so far today!
Anyone have any info regarding the last RNS. As I understand it, we got one before to say Artemis acquired 5.79% and then one that just said it was an error and should be disregarded. How does that happen? Or will there be another RNS to correct the % acquired? Large volume on the sell today, did they buy and then dump?
Sp is now back to where it was a yr ago. Is the worst behind JSG now?
wad collector
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