Essentra (ESNT)

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426.20p
   
  • Change Today:
      0.40p
  • 52 Week High: 442.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 325.40p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 263.08m
  • Volume: 160,084
  • Market Cap: £1,121.23m

Essentra profits improve despite flat revenues

By Iain Gilbert

Date: Friday 01 Mar 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Plastic and fibre products supplier Essentra lifted profits last year despite reporting flat revenues.
Essentra recorded an 8% increase in pre-tax profits from continuing operations to £80m as its components and filter units witnessed a 13.2% and 1.5% increase in profits, respectively.

The FTSE 250 resident posted flat revenues of £1.02bn.

Looking forward, chief executive Paul Forman said the current macro environment remained "uncertain", but added that much of Essentra's end-markets were non-cyclical, offsetting its exposure to cyclical industrial segments.

Forman said: "Of course, there is more for us still to do. However, I am proud of the great strides we have taken in FY 2018 versus our stated change plan to restore sustainable growth, and have every faith in our ability to deliver further improvement and achieve success together as a team."

Essentra maintained its final dividend at 14.4p per share, making the total dividend for the year an unchanged 20.7p.

Analysts at Peel Hunt praised the "good progress" delivered by Essentra following its restructuring programme in 2018 but noted that 2019 looked set to see "slower progress" due to macro headwinds and heightened investments into central resources.

"Nonetheless, the business is in increasingly good shape," said Peel Hunt.

As of 1050 GMT, Essentra shares had picked up 3.08% to 388.40p.

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Essentra Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 426.20p
Change Today 0.40p
% Change 0.09 %
52 Week High 442.00p
52 Week Low 325.40p
Volume 160,084
Shares Issued 263.08m
Market Cap £1,121.23m

Essentra Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
68.49% below the market average68.49% below the market average68.49% below the market average68.49% below the market average68.49% below the market average
55.74% below the sector average55.74% below the sector average55.74% below the sector average55.74% below the sector average55.74% below the sector average
Price Trend
24.44% above the market average24.44% above the market average24.44% above the market average24.44% above the market average24.44% above the market average
32.28% above the sector average32.28% above the sector average32.28% above the sector average32.28% above the sector average32.28% above the sector average
Income
45.12% above the market average45.12% above the market average45.12% above the market average45.12% above the market average45.12% above the market average
32.58% above the sector average32.58% above the sector average32.58% above the sector average32.58% above the sector average32.58% above the sector average
Growth
67.28% below the market average67.28% below the market average67.28% below the market average67.28% below the market average67.28% below the market average
71.19% below the sector average71.19% below the sector average71.19% below the sector average71.19% below the sector average71.19% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 0
Neutral 1
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 5
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Essentra Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 26-Sep-19 25-Apr-19
Paid 30-Oct-19 03-Jun-19
Amount 6.30p 14.40p

Trades for 16-Sep-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
17:10 3,807 @ 425.70p
16:35 264 @ 426.20p
16:35 56,968 @ 426.20p
16:29 37 @ 426.80p
16:29 68 @ 426.80p

Essentra Key Personnel

Chair Paul J Lester
CFO Lily Liu

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