Henry Boot (BOOT)

Sector:

Real Estate

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

221.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -7.00p
  • 52 Week High: 342.00
  • 52 Week Low: 185.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 133.17m
  • Volume: 23,874
  • Market Cap: £294.31m
  • RiskGrade: 118

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Henry Boot full-year profits boosted by improved UK economy

Date: Thursday 26 Mar 2015

LONDON (ShareCast) - Land development and construction group Henry Boot said that all its businesses performed well in 2014 thanks to an improvement in the UK economy.
Revenues dropped 4.3% to £147.2m, though the prior year benefited from £30m of one-off revenue transactions at York and Bromley which were matched by cost of sales.

Profits before tax increased 54% to £28.3m, driving earnings per share up to 16.2p from 8.6p.

Showing confidence in the business, the group recommended a final dividend of 3.5p, as it said these were their best results since 2007.

Chairman John Brown said: "In the shorter term, we remain confident that prevailing economic and market conditions will allow us to deliver growing returns through 2015.

"In the longer term we continue to identify and acquire numerous valuable opportunities to enable us to deliver our strategic goal, well into the future."

Brown added that the group started the new year in "great shape, with a portfolio of high quality opportunities to deliver growing shareholder returns".

Numis analysts said: "We continue to argue that Henry Boot remains an interesting way to play the expected increase in UK housebuilding activity whilst the potential upside in the property development market is now starting to come through in earnest."

The broker gave a 'add' recommendation and increased its target price to 265p.

Shares in Henry Boot fell 3.59% to 228.5p on Thursday at 12:22.

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Henry Boot Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 221.00p
Change Today -7.00p
% Change -3.07 %
52 Week High 342.00
52 Week Low 185.00
Volume 23,874
Shares Issued 133.17m
Market Cap £294.31m
RiskGrade 118

Henry Boot Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
40.47% above the market average40.47% above the market average40.47% above the market average40.47% above the market average40.47% above the market average
30.91% above the sector average30.91% above the sector average30.91% above the sector average30.91% above the sector average30.91% above the sector average
Price Trend
1.66% above the market average1.66% above the market average1.66% above the market average1.66% above the market average1.66% above the market average
21.43% above the sector average21.43% above the sector average21.43% above the sector average21.43% above the sector average21.43% above the sector average
Income
62.27% above the market average62.27% above the market average62.27% above the market average62.27% above the market average62.27% above the market average
48.84% above the sector average48.84% above the sector average48.84% above the sector average48.84% above the sector average48.84% above the sector average
Growth
52.79% below the market average52.79% below the market average52.79% below the market average52.79% below the market average52.79% below the market average
20.75% below the sector average20.75% below the sector average20.75% below the sector average20.75% below the sector average20.75% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 2
Buy 1
Neutral 0
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 3
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Henry Boot Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 11-Jun-20 19-Sep-19
Paid 06-Jul-20 18-Oct-19
Amount 1.30p 3.70p

Trades for 22-May-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 633 @ 221.00p
16:29 180 @ 232.00p
16:29 7 @ 232.00p
16:29 15 @ 232.00p
16:12 458 @ 222.00p

Henry Boot Key Personnel

Chair Edward Jamie Boot
CEO Timothy Andrew Roberts

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