Pendragon (PDG)

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Retailers

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FTSE Small Cap

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10.72p
   
  • Change Today:
    -0.080p
  • 52 Week High: 28.45
  • 52 Week Low: 10.26
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,396.94m
  • Volume: 1,284,277
  • Market Cap: £149.75m
  • RiskGrade: 339

Pendragon launches review as it posts loss amid 'challenging' conditions

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Car dealership Pendragon said on Wednesday that it had launched a review of its operations and financial prospects as it reported a loss for the three months to the end of March 2019.
Total revenue during the period was up 1.2%, with like-for-like growth of 4.6% and group LFL new revenue growth of 6.3%.

However, Pendragon said "challenging" trading conditions meant there was a reduction in margins in new, used and aftersales, leading to a 5.4% decline in LFL new gross profit, a 1.6% drop in LFL used gross profit and a 5% slide in LFL aftersales gross profit.

"This performance, combined with both a higher level of operating costs and increased losses within Car Store, arising from the ongoing development and maturation of the business...resulted in an underlying loss before tax of £2.8m," the company said.

This is around £10m lower than Pendragon had expected for the period. It comprises about £7m from the net impact of higher revenue and lower margins, £2m of additional operating costs and £1m from the lower-than-expected Car Store performance.

In light of the update and given the recent appointments of Mark Herbert as chief executive and Mark Willis as chief financial officer, the group has begun a review of its operational and financial prospects, the results of which will be revealed in June.

At 0920 BST, the shares were down 5.6% to 23.74p.

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Pendragon Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 10.72p
Change Today -0.080p
% Change -0.74 %
52 Week High 28.45
52 Week Low 10.26
Volume 1,284,277
Shares Issued 1,396.94m
Market Cap £149.75m
RiskGrade 339

Pendragon Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
90.33% above the market average90.33% above the market average90.33% above the market average90.33% above the market average90.33% above the market average
62.26% above the sector average62.26% above the sector average62.26% above the sector average62.26% above the sector average62.26% above the sector average
Price Trend
90.14% below the market average90.14% below the market average90.14% below the market average90.14% below the market average90.14% below the market average
85.45% below the sector average85.45% below the sector average85.45% below the sector average85.45% below the sector average85.45% below the sector average
Income
81.30% above the market average81.30% above the market average81.30% above the market average81.30% above the market average81.30% above the market average
58.97% above the sector average58.97% above the sector average58.97% above the sector average58.97% above the sector average58.97% above the sector average
Growth
86.49% below the market average86.49% below the market average86.49% below the market average86.49% below the market average86.49% below the market average
67.27% below the sector average67.27% below the sector average67.27% below the sector average67.27% below the sector average67.27% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 0
Buy 0
Neutral 3
Sell 0
Strong Sell 1
Total 4
neutral
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Pendragon Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 18-Apr-19 20-Sep-18
Paid 30-May-19 23-Oct-18
Amount 0.70p 0.80p

Trades for 23-Aug-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 7,664 @ 10.72p
16:29 6,450 @ 10.92p
16:29 1,337 @ 10.74p
16:29 3,000 @ 10.84p
16:17 4,469 @ 11.06p

Pendragon Key Personnel

COO Martin Shaun Casha
Chair Chris Chambers
CFO Mark Simon Willis

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