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NICL Nichols Plc

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Last Updated: 08:00:08
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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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 1,060.00 2,014 08:00:08
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,005.00 1,055.00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Btld & Can Soft Drinks,water 164.93M 11.64M 0.3190 33.23 386.68M
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
11:06:19 O 500 1,024.55 GBX

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07/12/202311:00nichols break out-phew wot a scorcher!600
07/1/201319:29Is this about to be taken over?207
04/9/200417:39Anyone have views on Nichols?44
19/5/200410:35The Nichols(V) success thread9

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Posted at 08/12/2023 08:20 by Nichols Daily Update
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 1,060p.
Nichols currently has 36,478,934 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Nichols is £386,676,700.
Nichols has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 33.23.
This morning NICL shares opened at -
Posted at 23/11/2023 12:35 by disneydonald
Interesting news re share holder sticking his head over the parapets with a 3.09% stake. Initial skunk works only reveals that his (and his wife) seem to be Hoteliers, and own (or at least control) the Y Talbot in Tregaron; very nice hotel.

I wonder if their shareholding came from James Nichol (Grandson of founder), who recently resigned from the business to pursue other interests. Maybe he also wanted to sell up. Getting ~3% of Nichols shares is not easy in the Market, so likely to have been via a corporate or family member.

Also noted that he resigned his Directorships from various Nichols subsidiaries aligned with the OoH business (the business unit that is currently being restructured), not before time in my opinion. A new Director of these business units took over, and she is Sarah Louise Caddy. Although she has not been named as his replacement as one of the family Non Execs.

Either way seems something interesting is afoot.
Posted at 05/10/2023 14:13 by disneydonald
I'm guessing that because Rathbones (not the bread people :)) and Investec have merged their asset management / Wealth Management businesses, and they released RNS declaring that Rathbones now holds ~ 6.4% in NICL. Since the RNS (25th September), there has been an increase in trading volumes and I am guessing that Rathbones are reducing their stake to below 5%, which would mean a sale of ~ 500,000 shares. Maybe that is causing a little indigestion.

Either way, at 936 (with very narrow spread) I decided to add some more, even though I am slightly wary about the potential for share price appreciation pending next set of results.

I assume that NICL CFO (Interim) will know if the above is the case, via NICL Brokers who would be able to determine if any selling pressure. I suppose that NICL could buy a few back for cancellation at these prices, or even tempt the Exec's to buy a few ?
Posted at 18/9/2023 09:00 by cfro
We know that both Coke and Pepsi dominate the carbonated drinks market but ive often wondered if Vimto could not be a serious contender and competitor to the giants given the right leadership and a good growth strategy.

Coke for instance has a market cap of some $250bn vrs NICL at under £400m..

There is quite a discrepancy there. Vimto is a great tasting drink i dont understand why it isnt more popular in the US for instance. Perhaps its just down to marketing? I dont know but management should seriously up their game here and work on trying to close that gap in the years ahead. Im sure they could do it.
Posted at 15/9/2023 09:06 by philanderer
Peel Hunt starts Nichols with 'hold' - price target 1,150 pence
Posted at 12/9/2023 11:00 by disneydonald
Hmmm, I wonder if NICL has bottomed out, and we are now seeing the start of a reasonable recovery.
Posted at 26/7/2023 09:06 by disneydonald
Well, we now we know the King had no clothes ... Now results segmented on business unit rather than product type we can see that the OoH business is barely profitable, and this is after the big write down last year. So, hopefully we can now move forward and focus on the packaged business (Both UK and International) driving forward with good gains not being diluted by OoH (see what I did there ).

Hard to see any stellar gains in the share price at the mo, with relatively flat earnings, dividend growth steady but nothing special forecast. They could always pay a special dividend from the cash pile if no "acquisitions" in the pipeline, although I worry about acquisitions given the past record and subsequent write downs in the OoH business.

Would be interested to know what the strategic position is re OoH; just don't lose money, clean it up and offload (if that's possible given the need to control and manage the Vimto brand), wind it down to minimum footprint offloading all non "Vimto" products, focus on expanding the royalty side of the OoH business as that would be asset light.
Posted at 03/7/2023 09:46 by philanderer
And relegated to the bottom shelf in my Sainsbury's with no discounted price anymore.
Posted at 21/4/2023 21:15 by coolen
Anyone else confused by the reason behind today's RNS re the cancellation of share options ?
Posted at 14/3/2023 11:28 by philanderer
Telegraph - Questor

Vimto maker’s bubble has been burst by rising input costs but it still holds long-term appeal

Questor share tip: supply chain overhaul at drinks company Nichols is expected to deliver margin and profit improvements in 2024 and beyond

Despite the impact of a war in Yemen, a key market, and the UK’s sugar tax, Nichols recorded a new peak in net profit of £26.5m in 2019, only for Covid, lockdowns, carbon dioxide shortages and then rising input costs to slightly burst its bubble.

One result of that is a paper loss since this column bought in January 2018, partly ameliorated by 161.5p a share in dividends (once last year’s 15.3p final payment arrives in May) and mainly this column’s fault for paying 20 times that peak earnings figure.

However, the latest results at the start of the month still show a double-digit return on capital employed and a net cash balance sheet, both of which are more than enough to keep us interested.

That said, shares in the maker of Vimto and Sunkist may not roar away, given management’s forecast of flat profits in 2023, as weakness in the domestic out-of-home market offsets strength overseas. But 2022’s £2m strategic review is leading to an overhaul of supply chains and the out-of-home business, which management believes will lead to margin and profit improvements in 2024 and beyond.

In the meantime, shareholders can take comfort from the balance sheet, collect their dividends – and wait. Nichols still has long-term appeal.

Questor says: hold

Ticker: NICL

Share price at close: £10.78
Posted at 03/2/2023 14:04 by essentialinvestor
Phil, thing is NICL is still on a similarISH forward multiple to DGE! and Diageo is growing earnings at a clip.

For years NICL was a high growth business
and atm it's no longer the case.
With their previous growth the rating was arguably justified.

The possible bullish case is they reignite growth and the Vimto brand is likely worth more to a larger sector player.

I hold DGE and NICL. But attempting to be realistic.
Nichols share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange

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