Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Macfarlane Group Plc LSE:MACF London Ordinary Share GB0005518872 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  1.50 2.13% 72.00 12,848 08:19:44
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
69.00 71.80 72.00 72.00 72.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 225.39 12.02 6.17 11.7 114
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
10:08:23 O 2,848 70.2152 GBX

Macfarlane (MACF) Latest News

More Macfarlane News
Macfarlane Takeover Rumours

Macfarlane (MACF) Discussions and Chat

Macfarlane Forums and Chat

Date Time Title Posts
10/6/202021:19Macfarlane Group - The Long Story278
31/3/201509:06Macfarlane - a company at the crossroads1,041
06/8/200719:16Serious Director Buying442
13/5/200611:39Macfarlane tipped in the FT(Lex)123

Add a New Thread

Macfarlane (MACF) Most Recent Trades

Trade Time Trade Price Trade Size Trade Value Trade Type
2020-07-01 13:55:4570.0014,2039,942.10O
2020-07-01 10:01:4970.7910,0007,079.00O
2020-07-01 09:26:2770.792,0001,415.80O
View all Macfarlane trades in real-time

Macfarlane (MACF) Top Chat Posts

Macfarlane Daily Update: Macfarlane Group Plc is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker MACF. The last closing price for Macfarlane was 70.50p.
Macfarlane Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 69.20p and a 12 week average price of 69.20p.
The 1 year high share price is 115.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 61p.
There are currently 157,812,000 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 58,256 shares. The market capitalisation of Macfarlane Group Plc is £113,624,640.
trotters1001: This really is a great stock. I can't work out why the share price is static. Any ideas?
effortless cool: Header update to reflect AGM trading statement. Predominantly due to recent share price strength, MACF drops to a HOLD for me. cellars, re 192 - I am also allowing for deferred payments so the source of our difference must be elsewhere. Happy to provide more granular information if you would like to do a detailed comparison. In any case, glad you are finding my analysis useful.
effortless cool: Header updated to reflect this week's trading statement. I have added some more key figures and tried to clarify the relationship between my figures and broker consensus. Valuation up, but this drops to a HOLD for me, due to the recent strength in the share price.
nakedsteve: Beautiful results! Macfarlane represents 25% of my SIPP, it's one lf those 'less attractive' sectors that will just keep ticking over nicely and adding value. By all accounts it is a very well run company with healthy growth plans. Thankfully due to it being under the radar it doesn't suffer from 'pump and dumpers' so share price generally is a good representation of the company's worth. It is nice to see the pension defecit reducing.
wins73: Have to say I am uncomfortable with management taking on more debt via acquisitions with an underlying pensions deficit issue. Also with Brexit local UK revenue will be slow and possibly drop. So I've taken my small profit and sold out as there is a chance share price can go either way. These are not odds I'm willing to take on anymore in lieu of the pensions issue which also makes it an unlikely takeover target so I'm out!
wet your knot: hvs 25 Feb'16 - 07:14 - 87 of 87 0 0 What more can u ask for ???? How about the share price went up on the back of the results??? ;)
richardlusty1: Regarding my previous post, probably should correct myself a little as it is inaccurate given the share price has more than doubled in the last 3 years. What I meant to say was I believe the current share price still undervalues the company and I'm wondering why more people aren't picking up on that.
richardlusty1: Any reason why this company share price isn't doing better. Results appear good, future trends are promising and balance sheet is stable. Is it just because it doesn't do something really risky/exciting?
bernie37: Buying shares in a company on the basis that it may be vulnerable to a bid is perhaps not a sound enough reason in itself. However, when other factors come into play, it can certainly be an added attraction. In the case of the fully listed Macfarlane Group – which incidentally, has been around since 1949 – there could well be a solid investment case. This may well fly in the face of current sentiment, the shares sitting at 28.25p But, with a market cap of just £20 million and a solid enough business, any suggestions that Macfarlane is one to avoid may be premature. Turning over some £145 million for its last full year, the designer and manufacturer of labels, packaging solutions and distribution is also profitable and paying out a decent dividend too. Certainly, as with many businesses today, things aren't easy, but Macfarlane has managed to deliver some respectable numbers over the last few years with the 2011 figures showing a pre-tax profit of £3.8 million. Boasting some 20 outlets across the UK, along with two overseas, the company is a decent-sized player that has managed to grow its sales since 2007. Much of its business is focused on producing the sort of packaging you find your latest gadget or white goods secured in, namely corrugated foam or timber-type products. Alongside this, the company also manufactures and supplies self-adhesive and re-sealable labels, backed up by its own storage and warehousing operations. These would appear to make a good fit and despite the current climate, Macfarlane is in a good position for future growth. And that would appear to be borne out by the board, where shares have been bought by directors over the last six months and at higher levels than the current share price. Additionally, CEO Peter Atkinson believes that Macfarlane is expecting further strong sales in the US, along with medium-term ambitions of becoming a £200 million business with £10 million profits. With broker expectations for pre-tax profits of £4.5million this year, the implied EPS figure of 3p puts the shares on forward PER of less than 6. That in itself appears attractive enough, but there is also the expectation of a maintained dividend of 1.5p, which covered close to 2x earnings will yield a thumping 8.5%. Of course, dividends can be cut at any time, but there would appear to be no reason for that here, particularly as the company has recently stated that it is performing in line with its expectations. So, despite having like many others of its ilk the burden of a pension deficit, Macfarlane appears to be weathering the economic storm and could well deliver solid future growth and profits. That brings me back to my opening remarks, as Macfarlane would now appear to be vulnerable to an approach from competitors. Interestingly, KITE packaging, a much smaller competitor, has recently upped its stake here to around 8%, while there are a number of large institutional holders too, including Henderson, Unicorn and Prudential
l376233: you think macf share price levelled off,we have had some buying today
Macfarlane share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange
ADVFN Advertorial
Your Recent History
Register now to watch these stocks streaming on the ADVFN Monitor.

Monitor lets you view up to 110 of your favourite stocks at once and is completely free to use.

By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions

P: V: D:20200702 09:40:35