Rotala (ROL)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE AIM All-Share

 34.50p
   
  • Change Today:
      0.000p
  • 52 Week High: 61.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 26.50p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 50.09m
  • Volume: 15,706
  • Market Cap: £17.28m
  • RiskGrade: 301

Rotala acquires Bolton bus depot from FirstGroup

By Iain Gilbert

Date: Thursday 27 Jun 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Bus operator Rotala has acquired a depot in Bolton, Greater Manchester, capable of operating up to 200 vehicles and serving 18 commercial bus routes.
Rotala purchased the depot from First Manchester, a subsidiary of FirstGroup, for £5.3m on Thursday, payable in cash on completion, which shall be satisfied from the company's existing bank facilities.

The AIM-listed bus operator said the acquisition will make it the "second largest player in the Manchester bus market" - one of the largest bus markets in the UK - and will also see it set up a new headquarters in the North West.

Rotala will lease 125 vehicles from First in order to service the new routes, with vehicles being replaced progressively by the group over the next two years, leading to lower maintenance costs and fuel efficiencies.

The group also anticipates that the acquisition will be earnings enhancing in the first full year following completion in August.

Chairman John Gunn said: "This acquisition represents an exciting opportunity to expand significantly Rotala's presence in the Greater Manchester bus market.

"The deal is an indicator of how the UK bus landscape is beginning to change. We can expect more divestment by the big bus groups in future years. Rotala aims to be a major player in these market developments in years to come."

As of 0950 BST, Rotala shares had inched ahead 0.17% to 60.10p.

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Rotala Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 34.50p
Change Today 0.000p
% Change 0.00 %
52 Week High 61.00p
52 Week Low 26.50p
Volume 15,706
Shares Issued 50.09m
Market Cap £17.28m
RiskGrade 301

Rotala Star Ratings

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Value
36.06% above the market average36.06% above the market average36.06% above the market average36.06% above the market average36.06% above the market average
17.14% above the sector average17.14% above the sector average17.14% above the sector average17.14% above the sector average17.14% above the sector average
Price Trend
53.8% below the market average53.8% below the market average53.8% below the market average53.8% below the market average53.8% below the market average
1.37% below the sector average1.37% below the sector average1.37% below the sector average1.37% below the sector average1.37% below the sector average
Income
46.80% above the market average46.80% above the market average46.80% above the market average46.80% above the market average46.80% above the market average
40.91% above the sector average40.91% above the sector average40.91% above the sector average40.91% above the sector average40.91% above the sector average
Growth
29.9% below the market average29.9% below the market average29.9% below the market average29.9% below the market average29.9% below the market average
5.71% below the sector average5.71% below the sector average5.71% below the sector average5.71% below the sector average5.71% below the sector average

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Rotala Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 21-Nov-19 06-Jun-19
Paid 13-Dec-19 28-Jun-19
Amount 0.95p 1.78p

Trades for 27-May-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
13:20 10,000 @ 33.70p
12:46 1,500 @ 33.70p
09:45 1,398 @ 35.40p
08:13 2,808 @ 35.40p

Rotala Key Personnel

CEO Simon Lee Dunn

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