DCC (DCC)

Sector:

Support

Index:

FTSE 100

6,354.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    126.00p
  • 52 Week High: 7,496.00
  • 52 Week Low: 6,132.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 98.40m
  • Volume: 255,273
  • Market Cap: £6,252m
  • RiskGrade: 90

DCC profit rises as acquisitions offset effects of mild weather

By Sean Farrell

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - DCC's annual profit rose as acquisitions helped the sales and support services group overcome mild weather that affected its heating divisions.
Pre-tax profit for the year to the end of March rose 3.3% to £326.7m as revenue from continuing operations increased 16% to £15.2bn. The FTSE 100 company's adjusted operating profit from continuing operations rose 20.1% to £460.5m.

Liquefied petroleum gas, DCC's biggest business, increased operating profit by 20.5% to £201.8m, supported by acquisitions in Germany, Hong Kong and Macau but like-for-like volumes fell as warm weather across Europe reduced demand. Mild weather also contributed to declining volume at the retail and oil division where operating profit rose 17.6% to £133.7m comprising organic growth and gains from acquisitions.

Acquisitions also helped increase profit at DCC's technology and healthcare businesses. Technology operating profit rose 35.1% to £64.7m and healthcare profit was 11.1% higher at £60.3m.

Chief Executive Donal Murphy said: "I am very pleased to report that the year ended 31 March 2019 has been another year of significant progress for DCC. An excellent trading performance, very strong cash generation and continued acquisition activity across the group exemplifies the DCC business model.

"I am particularly pleased that each division recorded very strong growth in operating profit and traded in line with expectations, given the mild weather conditions experienced during the year. We expect that the year to 31 March 2020 will be another year of profit growth and development for the group."

The final dividend increased 13.7% to 93.37p giving an annual payout of 138.35p a share - a 12.5% increase.



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DCC Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 6,354.00p
Change Today 126.00p
% Change 2.02 %
52 Week High 7,496.00
52 Week Low 6,132.00
Volume 255,273
Shares Issued 98.40m
Market Cap £6,252m
RiskGrade 90

DCC Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
84.07% below the market average84.07% below the market average84.07% below the market average84.07% below the market average84.07% below the market average
70.18% below the sector average70.18% below the sector average70.18% below the sector average70.18% below the sector average70.18% below the sector average
Price Trend
33.88% below the market average33.88% below the market average33.88% below the market average33.88% below the market average33.88% below the market average
45.45% below the sector average45.45% below the sector average45.45% below the sector average45.45% below the sector average45.45% below the sector average
Income
24.27% below the market average24.27% below the market average24.27% below the market average24.27% below the market average24.27% below the market average
12.2% below the sector average12.2% below the sector average12.2% below the sector average12.2% below the sector average12.2% below the sector average
Growth
46.47% above the market average46.47% above the market average46.47% above the market average46.47% above the market average46.47% above the market average
48.21% above the sector average48.21% above the sector average48.21% above the sector average48.21% above the sector average48.21% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 10
Buy 0
Neutral 2
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 12
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DCC Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 21-Nov-19 23-May-19
Paid 11-Dec-19 18-Jul-19
Amount 49.48p 93.37p

Trades for 19-Feb-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:43 7 @ 6,354.00p
16:35 16,732 @ 6,354.00p
16:35 67,546 @ 6,354.00p
16:29 3 @ 6,342.00p
16:29 34 @ 6,342.00p

DCC Key Personnel

CFO Fergal O'Dwyer
CEO Donal Murphy

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