Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Northgate LSE:NTG London Ordinary Share GB00B41H7391 ORD 50P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +5.10p +1.19% 434.80p 432.70p 433.50p 435.00p 428.80p 428.80p 283,092 16:35:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 667.4 75.0 47.3 9.2 579.29

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
28/6/2017
12:17
I think the best thing for northgate now is a few smaller acquisitions, this worked Before and will protect market share, the fear if not will be competitors building up strength and appetite to expand themselves. From where I'm sitting there are a lot of one branch rental company's offering customers an incredible vehicle rental service in there own areas
steveglobal4
27/6/2017
16:19
LONDON--Northgate PLC (NTG.LN) shares fell in early trade Tuesday after the company reported a 7% fall in fiscal 2017 pretax profit and said it has identified growth opportunities for the group in the medium term. The light commercial vehicle hire group said pretax profit during the year ended April 30, was 72.2 million pounds ($94.1 million) compared with GBP77.6 million a year earlier. The company proposed an 8% increase to full year dividend to 17.3 pence a share from 16.0 pence a year earlier. Final dividend was 11.6 pence a share compared with 10.9 pence in fiscal 2016. The performance of the U.K. business was, disappointing with profits impacted by a reduction in vehicles on hire over the second half of the year, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Bradshaw said. "A full appraisal has been undertaken and several corrective actions have been implemented. I am confident that these actions, combined with continued management focus, will drive a significant improvement in performance, particularly in the areas of sales lead generation and conversion," Mr. Bradshaw said, adding that its businesses in Spain and Ireland continue to show good levels of growth. Mr. Bradshaw said he has completed an initial strategic review and this has identified four growth opportunities for the group in the medium term. "Further detail behind these opportunities, our progress against them and key targets will be given at an investor day in October. Our proposed increase in dividend this year reflects my strong conviction that the group is well positioned to capitalize on these attractive growth opportunities moving forwards," he said. Shares at 0805 GMT down 53.30 pence, or 10%, at 478.70 pence, valuing the company at GBP637.8 million.
sam66
27/6/2017
08:29
Now we know why Berenberg downgraded. Not a pretty sight this morning.
clarky5150
27/6/2017
08:25
Reading with interest this morning So if a company loses vehicle on hire numbers but has introduce fixed term hire and has between 3500 and 4100 vehicles now on a fixed contract, are these fixed contracts cheaper than the normal return any time contract, do they compare with the normal contract hire rates all over the Internet. I have no idea on northgate pricing but I do know there is not a lot of percentage profit Normally made on contract hire from internet dealers Who Offer contract hire compared to normal any time return rental Vehicles some contract hire brokers have told Me they make Peanuts per contract hire and can do many vehicles and still make Peanuts Are there fixed contracts mentioned included in the normal rental vehicles on hire figures. I run a vehicle rental company myself and am making net profit margins of 35 to 40 percent on turnover and have done for many years, I just don't get it here, I don't invest in northgate any more but keep an interest here as the company's that finance My business also look in on northgate as a market leader to gauge there risk to the rental sector, So my interest here is that I hope northgate do well, and put out good results but I'm now interested about the fixed term rentals, I ask do they get less purchase discount from manufacturers on vehicles bought for Fixed term rental as they would do for daily rental any Time return vehicles. Maybe this should be confirmed. Also I ask do fixed contracts have to be funded in a different way and I ask is it possible Some Customers have certain rights over the vehicles more than they would on daily any time return 28 day contract vehicles, Im under the impression that a normal contract hire customer is vetted by the initial funder, I have no idea how northgate are doing there fixed term rental and interested to know. I looked at the Fixed term rental but it was a can of worms for my company and the manuafacturers said I couldn't use my Daily rental terms for vehicles purchased to go out on fixed term contracts, only any time customer can return hire Contracts. Again I have no idea on northgates contracts.
steveglobal4
04/4/2017
03:00
large van used prices are crushed last week or so, worth monitoring this going forward.
steveglobal4
10/3/2017
09:55
Any views on the cause of the drop today?
jaknife
28/6/2016
07:30
Another great set of results well done Northgate 28 June 2016 NORTHGATE PLCPRELIMINARY REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 APRIL 2016Overall results in line with expectations and increase in dividend Northgate plc ("Northgate", the "Company" or the "Group"), the UK and Spain's leading specialist in light commercial vehicle hire, announces its results for the year ended 30 April 2016. Financial summaryUnderlying profit before tax £82.9m (2015 – £85.0m) including:£3.7m adverse impact from the previous changes in vehicle depreciation rates;£1.7m adverse effect of the weakened Euro across the year;Adjusting for the above factors, underlying profit before tax increased by £3.3m; Profit before tax £77.6m (2015 – £83.0m); Underlying basic earnings per share 49.0p (2015 – 51.0p); Basic earnings per share 46.1p (2015 – 50.1p); Reduction in net debt from £337.8m at 30 April 2015 to £309.9m including:£42.8m net cash generation post dividends;£16.1m adverse effect of the strengthened Euro at the balance sheet date; 10% increase in proposed full year dividend per share to 16.0p (2015 – 14.5p):Final dividend proposed 10.9p (2015 – 10.2p). Operational summaryUK:Underlying operating profit £58.2m (2015 – £69.0m), including a £5.9m adverse impact from the previous changes in vehicle depreciation rates;Restructuring and strengthening of the UK management team completed;Average vehicles on hire 3% lower than the prior year;Average revenue per vehicle increase of 2% compared to the prior year;Average utilisation of 87% (2015 – 88%);Closing vehicles on hire of 45,700 (April 2015 – 48,600).Spain:Underlying operating profit £41.3m (2015 – £33.3m) including a £2.2m benefit from the previous changes in vehicle depreciation rates;Average vehicles on hire constant compared to the prior year, including a change in mix with a higher proportion of SME customers;Average revenue per vehicle increase of 1% compared to the prior year;Average utilisation of 91% (2015 – 91%);Closing vehicles on hire of 35,700 (April 2015 – 35,600). Bob Contreras, Chief Executive, commented: "We are pleased to be delivering results in line with expectations, against a mixed trading backdrop with a reduction in the number of UK vehicles on hire being offset by a more encouraging result in Spain where we have seen an increase in our core flexible hire business and an improvement in the residual values of used vehicles sold. The cash generation of the Group remains strong with free cash flow generation of nearly £63m, giving us the confidence to propose a 10% increase in the dividend.During the year we have strengthened our UK management team and whilst it will take time for this to translate into results, we believe that this will allow us to optimise our UK business and enable us to take advantage of the growth opportunities that we see.Our Spanish business continues to execute its market strategy well, leading to improved profitability and returns.In all territories our renewed focus is on optimising our core rental business whilst taking opportunities to grow within our traditional markets and capture opportunities to expand our product offering whilst continuing to maximise value throughout the life cycle of our vehicle fleet." Full statement and results attached.There will be a presentation to analysts at 9.30am today at Numis, 5th floor, London Stock Exchange Building, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LT. If you have not already registered for attendance then please contact MHP Communications on the number below. A live webcast of the presentation will be available to view via a link on the Company's website www.northgateplc.com For further information, please contact: Northgate plc 01325 467558Bob Contreras, Chief ExecutivePaddy Gallagher, Group Finance Director MHP Communications 020 3128 8100Andrew JaquesBarnaby FrySimon HockridgeOllie Hoare« previous
sam66
22/4/2016
10:24
Northgate plc 45.8% Potential Upside Indicated by Citigroup Posted by: Katherine Hargreaves 22nd April 2016 Northgate plc with EPIC/TICKER LON:NTG has had its stock rating noted as ‘Initiates/Starts’ with the recommendation being set at ‘BUY’ this morning by analysts at Citigroup. Northgate plc are listed in the Industrials sector within UK Main Market. Citigroup have set their target price at 600 GBX on its stock. This is indicating the analyst believes there is a potential upside of 45.8% from today’s opening price of 411.6 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has increased 10.8 points and increased 63.3 points respectively. Northgate plc LON:NTG has a 50 day moving average of 395.66 GBX and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at 429.24 GBX. The 52 week high share price is 664 GBX while the 52 week low for the stock is 316.3 GBX. There are currently 133,232,517 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 413,661. Market capitalisation for LON:NTG is £550,783,217 GBP.
3rd eye
22/4/2016
08:37
NTG Northgate Gapped up at the off, new Broker following with 600p share price target...... Northgate PLC NTG Citigroup Buy416.80 402.30 -600.00 Initiates/Starts SP Target 600p...............WOW.
3rd eye
22/4/2016
08:34
Northgate PLC NTG Citigroup Buy416.80 402.30 -600.00 Initiates/Starts SP Target 600p...............WOW.
3rd eye
21/4/2016
14:35
Whats with the massive volume here today??????????
market sniper 3
01/3/2016
11:39
Hmm, looks like I called that too early! They have bounced so hard that they now will not exit the FTSE 250 on Thursday. I am still unclear about the investment proposition here and as such I will just sit on my hands for now.
salpara111
10/2/2016
13:37
another director purchase
pictureframe
05/2/2016
14:43
Salpara, good point about the exit from the index. Don't disagree with anything you say, except perhaps about dividends. This is no longer a growth stock, but many so called income stocks are on high pe ratings and some not even making profits. It's hard to find a decent income backed by honest profits: e.g.pe's for these high yielders... Astra 27, Tate & Lyle 90, SSE 25, Petrofac 32, Shell 72, BP loss making...and so on. On this basis I have averaged down the cost of my holding already having a stake, but agree it looks like a long slog as the market always wants growth. In addition, once the City is caught out by an accounting adjustment it often takes years to regain confidence. Thanks for sharing your industry experience. Happy hunting.
jaz36
05/2/2016
11:54
The recent share price weakness has been the result of the FTSE 250 tracker funds selling out prior to their relegation to the small cap index in 4 weeks. I used to work for one of Norhtgates competitors in asset risk and I would agree that changing depreciation rates is a big deal as they tend to revert to mean over any business cycle so you can take gains at certain points and losses at others.....to suggest that there has been a permanent shift in depreciation rates is foolish. I have watched this one for some time but was rather disappointed in the last set of results. My basic problem is that I don't see how they are going to move the business forward, their fleet size was down, utilisation rates were pretty static (very good but with little room to improve)cost of capital which is such a big issue for any asset heavy business like this, is only going to rise in the longer term. The divi is not great compared to what you can get out there in the market today so that is not providing any support. From my perspective I feel that the business is reasonably priced but once again I come back to the central question....how do they move it forward because Mr Market loves to buy growth.
salpara111
05/2/2016
11:05
Bottomed out?
ppreston1
03/2/2016
20:08
Good write up Jaz, I am currently on the sidelines watching Northgate. It has been a dramatic share price fall..
haywards26
03/2/2016
15:04
This was a well run company until their accounting treatment of depreciation changed. They found they were making gains on disposal of second hand vans, so they lowered their depreciation rates to boost profits and take less gain when the vans were sold. Nothing illegal about this, but IMO it is always a sharp practice to bring profit forward in uncertain times, certainly not prudent. On top of this, the market perceived that the VW saga would put further pressure on second hand van values, thus bringing the chickens home to roost on this highly ill judged accounting change. The Finance Director resigned in January. The depreciation policy doesn't affect cash profits, and the fall in the share price is completely overdone compared to the expected changes in reporting profits brought about by this policy. It appears that in a moment of weakness management allowed this policy through and has been punished by the market. Nearly 50% of the shares are owned by highly respected fund managers, who I imagine were furious about the depreciation saga, but they appear to be supportive as they have high stakes. The metrics for this company are immaculate, and pass all my usual quality standards which I insist upon before I buy. Adjusted profit within 2% of Statutory profit, no huge pension deficit, moderate debt at 2.8% interest and covered 7 times, and absolutely on a bargain rating. The fact that the market has punished this company seems to defy logic unless they know something I don't. The chairman Andrew Page has bought 5000 more shares @ 332 on 1st Feb, which is a sign of confidence, so he must be puzzled by the market too. I have added to my holding today.
jaz36
04/1/2016
15:41
What are people's thoughts on the results. PBT and Op profits fell slightly, but I believe the dep policy impacted these figures. Debt looks high but they seem to have decent asset backing on the balance sheet. The share price looks attractive, but the outlook statement and forecast EPS for 2017 were flat. Would appreciate others thoughts.
imranawan
25/12/2015
15:09
Why is this tanking, it should be going up.
11_percent
16/12/2015
08:38
Noticed Blackrock closed their short position yesterday according to FCA website http://www.fca.org.uk/search?collection=FCA-Meta&query=short+position
ppreston1
01/12/2015
10:22
A little disappointed by the results so wont be taking a stake.
salpara111
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