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Stock Name Stock Symbol Market Stock Type
Xpediator Plc XPD London Ordinary Share
  Price Change Price Change % Stock Price Last Trade
0.00 0.0% 77.50 08:00:07
Open Price Low Price High Price Close Price Previous Close
77.50 77.50 79.25 77.50
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Xpediator XPD Dividends History

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davebowler: Cenkos; Trading ahead of expectations Xpediator has announced a positive trading update for the year to date, with strong demand across all three divisions. Consequently, Xpediator expects to trade ahead of market expectations for FY21E. We update our FY21E forecasts to align with guidance (Adj PBT upgraded by 10% to £8.5m), and reaffirm our Buy rating.  Trading activity. Xpediator is benefiting from a steady recovery in those operations that were initially impacted by Covid-19, including the fashion logistics business (which is being repositioned to focus on the luxury end of the fashion market, and now has a strong sales pipeline), as well as Affinity Transport Services. Freight Forwarding continues to perform well, as does the Warehousing & Logistics business, which is seeing strong demand (particularly the Pall-Ex business in Romania, which recorded record shipments in Q1).  Brexit. Xpediator has been a beneficiary of Brexit, with the additional paperwork associated with new custom control processes creating extra billable work for the company, which has more than offset lower cross channel freight forwarding volumes.  New facility. Xpediator recently completed its purpose-built, 200,000 square foot facility at Southampton’s Container Port, which is expected to offer greater efficiency and improved margins versus the facilities it replaces.  Integration. Management’s strategy to rebrand and integrate the group’s various businesses is progressing well, with UK activities now largely operating under the Delamode International Logistics, whilst significant progress has been made to move individual divisions onto single IT and single finance platforms.  Forecasts. We upgrade our FY21E forecasts to reflect revised guidance, with revenue increased by 5% to £247.5m, Adj PBT by 10% to £8.5m, Adj Diluted EPS by 10% to 4.4p. We also increase our dividend forecast to 1.7p (previously 1.4p).  Valuation & rating. Given the group’s strong and improving outlook, we believe the company remains attractively valued on an FY21E Adj P/E of 16.4x (a c10% discount to the European logistics peer group), and as such, reaffirm our Buy rating.
davebowler: Zeus; Earnings guidance upgraded Trading has continued to be strong through H1. In our AGM trading update research note on 8 June we reported that all three divisions – Freight Forwarding, Warehousing & Logistics and Transport Solutions – were back on a growth path, and risks to guidance were on the upside. In an ad-hoc update issued today, management has confirmed healthy trading and upgraded guidance for 2021e. We understand that Freight Forwarding and Warehousing & Logistics divisions are continuing to trade well and benefiting from higher operational gearing and recently implemented cost efficiencies. We lift our revenue estimate by 4.2% to £247.5m. Adjusted PBT rises by 10.6% to £8.51m, in-line with revised guidance from XPD for adjusted PBT “in excess” of £8.5m. EPS is increased by 11.2% to 4.40p, and we assume the dividend pay-out ratio will remain at c.40%, lifting the total to 1.73p (+4.5%). XPD should deliver an impressive c.18% uplift in profit this year, combined with margin expansion; and mostly organically driven. The stock has performed strongly but is still trading at a discount to the wider Pan-European logistics sector. XPD is trading on a 2021e PE of 16.4x versus the wider group on 18.6x (a c.12% discount), and EV/EBITDA of 7.2x versus 9.4x (c.23%), with a dividend yield of 2.4% versus 1.6%. With increased forecasts and an improved outlook, we lift our DCF-based valuation to 85p from 70p (+21.4%), indicating 18% upside to the current price. Earnings guidance upgraded – In an AGM statement earlier this month, management said that trading in Freight Forwarding had been strong, particularly in the Baltic region. Other divisions had also started to catch-up. Transport Solutions (branded Affinity) was generating healthy like-for-like sales growth from its innovative fuel cards business. The Pall-Ex franchised freight pallet network in Romania reported record shipments in Q1. At the time, we stated that risks to full year estimates were on the upside. We noted that operating margins were likely to continue to expand due to central cost savings, investment in new capacity particularly in Romania/Pall-Ex and the retiring of underperforming contracts, notably in UK warehousing. Management has now stated that “results received to date for June 2021 have continued the strong trading trends since early 2021”. Further, the Board now “believes the business is well placed to deliver full year adjusted profit before tax in excess of £8.5 million”. Good progress developing the platform – XPD has spent the past 18 months simplifying and strengthening its platform and positioning the business for higher growth. In the UK, the business is now largely operating under the Delamode International Logistics brand. Importantly, individual divisions are now unifying all their operating companies under single IT and single finance platforms. XPD has just brought online a new purpose-built 200,000 square foot facility at Southampton’s Container Port, replacing older and sub-optimal space. Generally, European freight and forwarding markets remain fragmented. XPD has a strong net cash position, and a pipeline of potential acquisitions. The Group should grow more quickly than its UK and European peers given its market exposures.
gleach23: I could earlier but it tends to be hit n miss which is strange. Trying the link again just now I couldn't but a google search result then allowed me back in. As it seems generally available (albeit intermittently) and is a couple of trading days old, here it is - Braintree-based international freight management services group Xpediator (XPD:65p) has released a bullish trading update to shareholders at its annual meeting. Operating from 38 offices in the UK and nine central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, Xpediator offers more than 14,000 clients integrated freight management within the supply chain logistics and fulfilment sector in three main areas: freight forwarding, logistics and warehousing, and transport services. Xpediator’s key markets – Baltic states and CEE account for 63 per cent of revenue – offer superior growth prospects compared with the rest of Europe, thus underpinning demand for its services. For example, European freight forwarding and logistics continue to perform strongly alongside Xpediator’s Affinity Transport Services business which provides bundled fuel and toll cards, financial and support services for hauliers in Southern Europe. The operations are all delivering like-for-like sales increases, particularly against those months in 2020 which were impacted by Covid-19. Moreover, the group’s Pall-Ex (Romania) franchise, a fast-growing palletised freight distribution network offering 24-hour delivery across the country, has handled a record number of pallets during the first quarter of 2021. Average monthly pallet volumes increased 13 per cent to 68,000 in 2020, and hit a record 87,000 in March, an indication of the momentum in that business. As I noted when I initiated coverage at 45p (Alpha Report: Profit from a Brexit winner’, 19 February 2021), Xpediator is a Brexit winner. While cross channel freight forwarding volumes have been lower, reflecting the decisions by some clients to find alternative sourcing arrangements than the UK, the additional paperwork associated with the new custom control processes has led to additional revenue and the net result has been positive for the group. Also, as UK agrees more trade deals with non-EU countries, then demand for freight volumes at key ports handling non-EU trade, Felixstowe and Southampton being two major ones, are set to increase. Xpediator’s management is ahead of the game, having just completed a new purpose-built 200,000 square foot facility at Southampton's Container Port. The new space will not only increase capacity, but it is expected to be more efficient and deliver £0.25m to £0.5m of annual cost savings. When I interviewed chief executive Robert Ross at the annual results (‘Three under the radar recovery plays’, 12 April 2021), he was confident of achieving house broker Cenkos Securities’ 2021 pre-tax profit forecast of £7.7m and earnings per share of 4.8p, up from £7.2m and 4.6p, respectively, in 2020. It looked an easy beat to me given that £0.5m of operational savings will benefit the 2021 result, and Xpediator has removed a further £0.35m of operating losses following the disposal of its business-to-consumer logistics service EshopWedrop at the tail-end of 2020. The directors repeated their upbeat guidance at this month's annual meeting, noting that the “business is well placed to exceed market forecasts for 2021”. Trading on a cash-adjusted forward price/earnings (PE) ratio of 12.5 after adjusting for net cash of £6.8m (4.8p a share), and offering a 2.2 per cent dividend yield, the rating is modest for a company with the earnings risk heavily skewed to the upside. In fact, I would not be surprised at all to see Xpediator outperform analysts’ pre-tax estimates by 10 per cent, implying 18 per cent year-on-year growth. I am upgrading my target price from 70p to 85p. Buy.
svend2: Zico01 - The XPD freight train is picking some fair speed Is (Sphere25) willing to share The recent IC link?
gleach23: Missed this RNS then? https://www.investegate.co.uk/xpediator-plc--xpd-/rns/updated-ex-dividend-and-record-dates/202105250700066522Z/
solarno lopez: If Clippers results, which ae out today are anything to go by, the XPD AGM statement should be good if not absolutely spiffing !
gleach23: Yes still here - was hoping for a better run up to the AGM statement but hopeful for a good reaction on Tuesday. I've had an investment holding for some time but have been trading XPD on spread bets in the last year.
zico01: solarno lopez company's that are performing better than management expectations regardless what sector they're in are starting to see their share prices accelerate to the upside. Company's that have gone up faster than i was anticpating recently : SWG = GATC = GRG = SHI = and BBSN which is starting to accelerate to the upside. XPD will also accelerate a lot faster to the upside than what i was anticipating. The AGM is on next Tuesday so not long to go ...
zico01: A healthy increase in final dividend is also a good indicator how the company is performing in the current year so far. Cenkos Securities are forecasting H2 dividend of 1.05p ( 1.33p for the year ). Having increased H1 Dividend from 0.28p to 0.45p even just matching last year's H2 dividend 1.05p means the company will announce a total dividend of at least 1.50p. 1.50p could still be conservative !!!
zico01: Cenkos Securities are forecasting Dividend of 1.33p for the year ended 12/20 and 1.50p for the year ending 12/21. Having increased H1 Dividend from 0.28p to 0.45p even just matching last year's H2 Dividend 1.05p means the company will announce in the results next month of Dividend payment of at least 1.50p. It will be sigificantly more than House brokers estimates !!!
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