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NICL Nichols Plc

1,060.00
-15.00 (-1.40%)
17 May 2024 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Nichols Plc LSE:NICL London Ordinary Share GB0006389398 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -15.00 -1.40% 1,060.00 1,045.00 1,070.00 1,080.00 1,070.00 1,080.00 41,294 16:35:22
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Btld & Can Soft Drinks,water 170.74M 18.36M 0.5034 21.26 390.32M
Nichols Plc is listed in the Btld & Can Soft Drinks,water sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker NICL. The last closing price for Nichols was 1,075p. Over the last year, Nichols shares have traded in a share price range of 882.00p to 1,200.00p.

Nichols currently has 36,478,934 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Nichols is £390.32 million. Nichols has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 21.26.

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
06/11/2021
00:48
Daily Mail:

Stock Watch - Nichols

Nichols, the maker of Vimto soft drinks, popped higher after upgrading its full-year profit forecasts.

Revenue in the nine months to the end of September increased 17 per cent to £107million, ahead of the company's expectations, as demand for its beverages continued to recover from the pandemic.

As a result, profits for the full year were expected to be ahead of market predictions and between £21million and £22million, although Nichols – which has been making soft drinks since 1908 – warned the following year could be hit by rising inflation.

The shares fizzed up 6.7 per cent, or 75p, to 1200p.

philanderer
05/11/2021
22:50
NICL do have a habit of reporting what many consider as not significant in the wider view. I have learned not to worry about these ruminations, however, the market does sometimes take these to heart and they can act as a drag on the share price. They are just very conservative, I guess.
disneydonald
05/11/2021
16:19
That's twice they have referenced costs, the last report had a line about
the BOD studying the implication of cost inflation.

essentialinvestor
05/11/2021
16:02
You don't say!!.
essentialinvestor
05/11/2021
15:35
This is a stock that moves a lot on very little volume.
justiceforthemany
05/11/2021
14:01
Nichols plc, the maker of Vimto, issued a trading update this morning. Group revenue for the period was ahead of the Board's expectations, increasing by 17% year on year to £107m, while the Vimto brand has continued to deliver a strong performance across all of its markets. International revenues increased 36% versus the prior year and the Board provided some positive guidance, now expecting adjusted PBT for FY21 to be in the range of £21m - £22m. Profit expectations for FY22 remain unchanged with PBT expected at £25.2m. While not yet back to pre-Covid peaks, the business is recovering solidly. Valuation is average, but the company is high quality with plenty of cash, negligible debt and EPS should grow solidly in FY21 and FY22. Main drawback, the share price lacks momentum over the past few years, and dividend yield is modest. Solid, if unspectacular. One to monitor for now...keep up to date with stocks with WealthOracleAM
km18
05/11/2021
10:33
That was needed ;-)
philanderer
05/11/2021
09:30
Yes that should stop the rot in the share price . Normal £12 to 16 share price meandering to resume?
wad collector
05/11/2021
08:10
Good update. Was in auction - up 8%.
justiceforthemany
03/11/2021
22:21
Defensives are definitely out of favour at the moment - Telecoms and Consumer Staples in particular. Gold also. The insane unjustified rally in Tech/Crypto/Tesla continues.

Let's all pretend that interest rates will not rise, Covid has gone away and markets go up in a straight line...

justiceforthemany
03/11/2021
16:47
Yeah, I was just checking how the trades were executed. Looks like a selling algo (splitting blocks of shares up into random fragment sizes) is at work here. Sort of suggests that someone is offloading a reasonable amount. Lets see how long the algo trades continue for.

The good news is that the market is soaking these sales up without too many dramas, so other traders, market makers, brokers are happy to take on stock at these prices.

disneydonald
03/11/2021
16:34
Algo bot trades working overtime here.
justiceforthemany
03/11/2021
12:33
Congrats!! - nicer problems to have.


Hopefully a move back over £12 quickly.

essentialinvestor
03/11/2021
08:33
Justice. Well, I'm in for a large CGT bill if I sell. Plus I tend to hold certain shares for the long run. NICL have always paid good dividends (just look them up). Also, I always keep long term holds under review, but for the time being I think the market has got this wrong, so I added a few more a couple of weeks ago. I'm confident they will go well in the short to medium term.

As for your comment re selling at 1900, trading by hindsight is impossible. If you have worked out how to do this, please tell :-)

disneydonald
03/11/2021
08:27
Perking up.
essentialinvestor
02/11/2021
16:51
disney what stopped you from selling when shares hit as high as 1900p+ as recently as a couple of years ago?
justiceforthemany
02/11/2021
13:58
Good post dD , thanks.
philanderer
02/11/2021
12:16
FWIW, I have been invested in NICL for more than twenty five years, in at around £1.13p. Along the way they moved from FTSE100 to AIM, which I assumed was to take advantage of business relief (family IHT planning). Also along the way they did engage in talks about selling the business, and that was rumoured to be to A G Barr (IRN BRU), but Barr didn't want the overseas business. So nothing came of that. With family owning ~35% it's unlikely that anyone could launch a contested bid, it would need the family approval.

What is interesting is that the company has now reviewed its dividend policy, at 1.5 times, were previously it was closer to 1.0. Being a family controlled business most of the profits were paid out as dividends, and NO DEBT has always been one of the main considerations. The new(ish) CEO has alluded to returning to growth and using some of the cash to make acquisitions. Put these two together, resetting of dividend at a lower level and potential acquisitions has possibly unsettled the market.

Also, at the Investor Meet session (first time in living memory that NICL have communicated anything other than basic results) , the CEO did make a few remarks about supply chain and container shortages. I fear that whilst he was just expressing the common view of current environment the market might have taken a fright. If no containers then no exports.

Whenever I look in my local stores, VIMTO is always well placed and over the years has taken market share over its competitors. So all looks good and no shortages in UK.

In conclusion, I suspect that the market has over reacted a little to the new dividend policy and uncertainty of potential M & A activity. Add the fact that getting in, and out of NICL is difficult because of the general illiquidity and often very wide margins, therefore any selling can depress the shares for months. However, given they decided that they wanted a family board representative, I guess they want to keep an eye on things a will be motivated to get the share price moving back to where it has previously been.

In all the years I have held NICL, the Chairman's (John Nichols, now non exec Chairman) has always been very straight with his remarks, and when he has guided to meeting consensus earnings he has never missed. If, on occasion (like when the Saudi sugar tax was announced) he was always quick to issue an update, which tended to be taken as a profit warning even though they are often turn out to be insignificant. Either way, these will turn up in December, so if no updates issued in December you can take it that they will meet / beat consensus earnings. Maybe now is the time to top up, whilst share price depressed and the spread is currently at all time lows.

disneydonald
02/11/2021
00:07
Phil, yes, similar to Henry Boot PLC. So many will be under the reporting threshold.
essentialinvestor
02/11/2021
00:04
EI, many thanks for that.

Those holdings must be spread far and wide. I took the numbers I posted from the company website.

Like you I can't see any corporate action here without all those family members nodding it through.

philanderer
01/11/2021
23:48
Phil, from page 63 of the 2020 annual report -

".RELATIONSHIP AGREEMENT
On 22 July 2020, the Company entered into a
Relationship Agreement with the Nichols Family. The
Nichols Family consists of certain members of the
immediate and extended family of the Company’s
founder John Noel Nichols. Members of the Nichols
Family hold in aggregate an interest of approximately
34.7% in the Company’s issued share capital.
The purpose of the Relationship Agreement is to
formalise Board representation for the Nichols Family
whilst also ensuring that the Company is capable of
carrying on, at all times, its business independently.."

essentialinvestor
01/11/2021
23:44
Nearly added today ;-)
philanderer
01/11/2021
22:33
Hmmm you mean like the Morrison family who 'did not want out'....MRW was hovering near all time lows when the bids came in.
justiceforthemany
01/11/2021
22:04
Just under 35% of NICL is held by members of the Nichols family,
so unless they want out can't see any corporate action here.
And they will not be interested near an earnings nadir in any case.

essentialinvestor
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