Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
St.modwen Properties Plc LSE:SMP London Ordinary Share GB0007291015 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -6.50 -1.3% 492.50 492.00 493.00 508.00 492.00 508.00 216,674 16:35:29
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Real Estate Investment & Services 433.0 72.4 27.1 18.2 1,095

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18/2/2004
23:48
Lonely yes but that's fine when your in a stock like this. Stan has done a great job, and has now passed the reins on to very capable hands. The institutions are learning to love the hopper and the visibility that it provides a long way into the future. Being able to say profits of £20m have already been booked in current year compared to £35m total for last year is great as well. Having held since 1996 and bought and sold a bit over the last few years I just wish I had more. Great company - great stock - finally being realised. Sam
sammu
17/2/2004
08:53
Comment from today's FT: "St Modwen is one of that rare breed among UK listed property companies: its shares trade at a premium to net asset value, making it one of the most expensive stocks in the sector when measured on that basis. That is because of its deep development "hopper", which is full of long-term projects it develops and sells. In the five years ending November 30, the company managed to exceed its goal of doubling its net asset value per share over the period by achieving 127 per cent growth. It remains on track to maintain this target in the coming year. Because the hopper keeps earnings growth steady, some analysts said it is more appropriate to value the shares on a price/earnings ratio, as if it was a non-property company. Given its growth rate, a p/e of 14 makes St Modwen look like a good buy."
kjoco
17/2/2004
08:50
From the Torygraph: Property group Modwen buys 600-acre steel site 17 February 2004 The Daily Telegraph ST MODWEN Properties yesterday unveiled an impressive 16pc rise in its net asset value to 186p alongside news of a 600-acre property deal with Corus. St Modwen, which also owns the Elephant & Castle shopping centre, south London and bought 228 acres from MG Rover on a sale and leaseback, enjoyed a 3.7pc increase in the valuation of its pounds 475m property portfolio due to refurbishments, new lettings and rent reviews. Pre-tax profits also increased 17pc to pounds 35m in the full year to the end of November. St Modwen also said profits of pounds 20m from disposals had already completed this year. The shares were unchanged at 254p. This news came as St Modwen announced it had snapped up the former Llanwern steelworks site in Wales from Corus. The regeneration specialist revealed plans to invest more than pounds 200m in the site over the next 10 years. The project should create 7,000 jobs and lead to a total end value of pounds 750m and the Birmingham-based developer hopes to be on site towards the end of 2005. Richard Froggatt, executive director said: "This is a major part of St Modwen's business and we are looking forward to engaging with all the relevant authorities to bring major new investment in jobs and housing into the area." The acquisition of the Llanwern site is the fifth major land deal St Modwen has completed with steel group Corus, which retains a further 1,500 acres at Llanwern, including the operational steelworks. The company also confirmed that Anthony Glossop is to step up to executive chairman at the annual meeting in April, while Sir Stanley Clarke will become non-executive president and Bill Oliver chief executive. A final dividend of 4.4p, taking the total up 16pc to 6.6p, is payable on April 30.
kjoco
16/2/2004
18:57
Citywire verdict on today's results: Tip Update - hopper happy at St Modwen. 16 February 2004 Citywire St Modwen Properties has announced an eleventh successive year of record results and a healthy Hopper of future opportunities following some major deals last year. For the year to November the property regeneration group made a profit before tax of £;35 million, up 17% on the previous year. Earnings per share rose by 18% to 20.1p and net assets by 16% to 186p per share, which includes 4% uplift in the value of Modwens investment portfolio through refurbishments, new lettings and rent reviews. The dividend has been increased by a generous 16% to 6.6p a share. The best performing sectors for development projects were distribution, retail and residential and the portfolio of opportunities was boosted by the acquisition of a total 440 acres in Avonmouth and Longbridge. Additional working partnerships have been formed with government bodies and local authorities, which has become common practise over the last few years due to the mutual benefits to both parties within the sector. Sir Stanley Clarke, the groups chairman and soon to be Life President, said: 'The Company's current financial year has started exceptionally well with a total of over £;20 million of property profits already completed or under contract. He added: 'I, therefore, look forward with confidence to St Modwen achieving its twelfth consecutive record year, which is bold but realistic given the companys current position within the market and the pipeline of developments. At the groups next AGM Sir Stanley Clarke is handing over to Anthony Glossop who becomes executive chairman. Bill Oliver will take his position as chief executive. Citywire Verdict: It gets increasingly hard to fault St Modwen a decent growing company with a good thing going. Management is well respected and having built the business over many years on the basis of a sound, risk adverse strategy, there is little reason to suspect that complacency will set in. The results today were at the top end of expectations and should be welcomed by the market. Current forecasts for this year include earnings per share of 23.2p and a dividend of 7.48p but there is scope for a small upgrade. This time last year the company was licking its wounds having dropped out of the FTSE All Share Index due to lack of trading volume, but activity has increased and the company is sitting comfortably in the FTSE 250, which means it will also be considered fairly seriously by those who follow the larger caps. Property stocks carry the risks of property cycles and the endless pursuit of planning permission, which is getting tougher rather than more liberal. On the other hand, the need and desire for regeneration programmes - the core of Modwen's strategy - grows strong every day. We have previously recommended the shares at lower levels but thought the price was about right just ahead of net assets (around 200p). At 254p the shares are not cheap based on NAV but they still trade on a fairly low rating of 11 times this years earnings and a premium to net asset value of over 30%. But thats the price of quality. Strong hold.
kjoco
27/1/2004
15:56
Dont like this weakness ahead of the figures next month- Rights or Placing to fund the Longbridge deal ?
supersturrock
19/1/2004
17:03
Back to normal today.
capercaillie
10/1/2004
15:42
Telegraph article: St Modwen delivers Questor Column 10 January 2004 The Daily Telegraph LEGEND has it that St Modwen cured Alfred the Great of illness when Alfred was still a young boy. Tales also tell of her receiving land near Tamworth from a Mercian king on which she founded a nunnery. What better name then for the regeneration company St Modwen Properties. Founded by racing entrepreneur Sir Stanley Clarke, the property company specialises in breathing new life into rundown schemes such as the shopping centres at Elephant & Castle and Edmonton Green in Enfield, north London. But that's not all. St Modwen's investment portfolio, made up of shopping centres and offices across the country, is high yielding and generates the cash to buy more stock. And St Modwen has been on the acquisition trail. This week, the group revealed a pounds 42.5m sale and leaseback arrangement with MG Rover, the latest in a string of high-profile corporate deals. Executive director Richard Froggatt has completed similar transactions with Corus, Invensys and Alstom over the past 18 months. Under the leadership of the much respected deputy chairman and chief executive, Anthony Glossop, and managing director Bill Oliver, the company delivers like clockwork. It has enjoyed 11 consecutive years of record full-year results and its long-term objective is to double the net worth of the company every five years. There is no sign yet of this growth slowing down. The shares, at around 230p this week, are trading at about 12 times prospective earnings and are yielding 3pc. Compared with its peers, which mostly trade at a discount to net asset value, St Modwen trades at an unusual 37pc premium. This looks expensive, but the group deserves its premium rating and is worth holding.
kjoco
10/1/2004
12:51
Good to hear. What quality of contact were you speaking to? Received a good write up in the Telegraph today.
capercaillie
10/1/2004
08:08
capercallie: I spoke to the firm a few days ago and found them quite straight and helpful. They do have a portfolio of excellent deals on the cooker including Brighton Pier which is a longer-term and potentially risky, but also potentially profitable, development.
sandbank
09/1/2004
23:43
Has struggled for direction since entering ftse 250
capercaillie
23/12/2003
17:50
Up today. Back on track?
capercaillie
23/12/2003
10:42
Supermum Very interesting post, I hadn't looked at this from the chartists point of view, do you know what the 200 day MA is? and in your opinion where is the line of resistance? Morose I have posted about our stop loss strategy before, but in brief, we buy a stock and place a trailing stop loss (i.e. the stop loss rises with the share price), this stop loss will be either 15 or 25% depending on the 'volatility' of that particular share. If the price reaches 75% profit, we sell enough to recoup our initial investment and the remainder rides on a 10% trailing stop loss. This strategy, is however, under review. It seems silly to sell the bulk of a holding just to get back our initial investment, we may as well just let the whole thing ride on a 10%er. The thing that has made us look at the strategy is the fact that we now have an account with Comdirect, they give us the abiliity to set automatic sell orders for a given price range, it works a treat. We were holding ULE when they recently went into freefall, we had already set a sell order as we were showing a healthy profit, the price drastically reduced on a broker update. Comdirect sold our holding slightly below the stop loss, but they went on to fall another 11% during the day. If we can rely on someone else to sell at a price that we set, then there seems little point in selling the majority of the holding just to break even. BOON
boonyed
22/12/2003
23:19
I was asked for my views on this stock - I hope you don't mind me posting - I am not a holder - here they are - you don't have to read it!!! sandbank SMP - wow that was a bit of a wallop it got today. That stock has only gone up for the last 10 years!! if you stand back and look at 10 years on weekly chart you can see it might just be coming back to hit the MA lines. Its certainly oversold big time. I have just had a peek at the bb. looks like there is going to be a bad RNS out. and this is being priced in now before the shorters get in. where its going - I wouldn't like to think at the mo. The 20/50 day MA has been dropped through like they dont exist. the chart shows that this was coming for the last 2 weeks - the stochatics turned down from 25th November, Divergence - the first sign and should never be ignored. if/when this stock hits the 200day MA - imo it will prob go into freefall. Maybe a good short to watch for. I'm certainly going to watch it I hope your stop loss kicked in SM
supermum
22/12/2003
20:54
You dont always have to sell the lot. Why not sell a part holding and hedge your bets?
capercaillie
22/12/2003
20:40
boon Our club is also out on stop loss. How do you operate your stop loss? Is it a trailing 10%, ie. rises behind the share price? We always find it a problem selling at the right time.I'm reluctant to be out of this one as there doesn't seem to be any bad newsflow, but we have to lock in our 30% profit even tho this looks like a giant MM tree shake to me. What do you think?
morose
22/12/2003
16:55
I'm pretty sure SMP own only part of the Goodyear site, though I could be wrong. They lease the ground back to Goodyear and the main Office block to a large insurance Company. If anything, I would have thought that this would be seen as good news, as the whole area will be ideal for re-development, being close to the City of Woolyhampton and the motorway network, very similar in fact to the site in Halesowen. The Company have also submitted a revised planning application for the development of the Dudley zoo and castle site. They got outline planning permission earlier in the year but have made improvments following calculations that the seperate sites would not generate the visitor numbers that were forecast. Interesting times!! I don't understand the fall in price, on the surface nothing fundamental has changed with this company, but we may not have the full story yet!! Anyway our club is out as they fell through the automatic 10% stop loss. I am still going to watch them and look at reccomending them if they come down a little further. BOON
boonyed
22/12/2003
16:47
LADDEN: GOODYEAR Apparently Goodyear are just stopping the manufacture of car tyres at Wolverhampton - but they're continuing the production of agricultural tyres. Evne if Goodyear gave notice to quit (which it does not seem as if they have) the site would be a prime redevelopment area which would be a profitable location for residential development BRIGHTON PIER: Agreed - this is a rather riskier project and quite a long-term one but it looks as though the battle against local opposition (primarily according to local gossip - motivated by the other Brighton Pier) is gradually being ground down. There is now a 10,000 signature petition circulating in favour of the St Modwen project. SHARE PRICE: The company can't say anything because it's the closed period but looking at the trades it seems today mostly smallish lots. CAPERCALLIE is right. It is after all, the end of the year. Time for institutions or people who've been in SMP a while to book profits and make their year-end book look better. Notice that as soon as investors realised how far they'd retraced the demand - and the price - picked back up again. The shares could still be considered expensive because they're at a premium to NAV but the company has a 5 YEAR land bank - what Investor's Chronicle describes as a "hopper" full of future projects, buildings, sites etc from which can already predict future growth. SMP has outperformed the property sector by 185% in the last 5 years. There is nothing nasty in the woodshed here - or even at the end of the pier. I'm holding my SMP shares because I think the upward correction which started this afternoon will continue in the New Year
sandbank
22/12/2003
16:25
Could it simply be a market correction? They have had a super run during 2003.
capercaillie
22/12/2003
13:21
Good Year's Factory in Wolverhamptonhave just announced in the local paper that they are closing this week. Could this fact alter the share's price?
ladden
22/12/2003
10:26
There are a number of write ups on the Brighton pier scheme (links below), it is interesing to see that the Guardian reckon the re-development is unlikely to start until 2005, with a completion date of late 2006. Perhaps that is the reason for the current trend. There is also a public inquiry taking place about funding and also a mounting appeal against the plans for the redevelopment of the seafront area. http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1110728,00.html http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=474873 BOON
boonyed
20/12/2003
23:05
Just found on the Motley Fool SMP to join the FTSE 250 on Monday. This was posted on Friday, I would have thought that this should have sent the price up not down as it will register more with the institutions, but maybe the MMs were looking for more stock for Monday. We shall see.
liverpoolunity
20/12/2003
10:36
Volume of sales small and no news - just MM's trying to drum up business by inducing panic sales
morose
19/12/2003
23:17
I believe it was announced today the Heritage Trust or some such body that the rebuild of Brighton Pier in which SMP is involved can proceed. Dont know if its connected to the fall.
capercaillie
19/12/2003
23:14
Just noticed an odd thing all the selling started at 3o'clock this afernoon and carried on for just over an hour.
liverpoolunity
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