Savills (SVS)

Sector:

Real Estate

Index:

FTSE 250

1,139.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -7.00p
  • 52 Week High: 1,210.00
  • 52 Week Low: 724.50
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 143.07m
  • Volume: 23,181
  • Market Cap: £1,629.61m
  • RiskGrade: 140
  • Beta: 0.02

Brexit woes, US-China trade war hit Savills profit

By Frank Prenesti

Date: Thursday 08 Aug 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Brexit woes and the US-China trade spat hit interim results at upmarket real estate agent Savills as customers steered clear of making deals.
First-half pre-tax profit fell to £24.7m from £26.7m in 2018. UK commercial transactions fell 7% to $34.1m due to Brexit while the trade war between the US and China saw underlying Asian profits slip 17% to £15.5m.

Total revenues rose 16% to £847m, helped by higher non-transactional operations such as facilities management and consultancy.

"Given the lag effect of significant investment in recruitment in the preceding period and facing some challenging transactional market conditions, we had anticipated a slight decline in profits for the first half of 2019," said chief executive Mark Ridley.

"In many markets, particularly the UK and Hong Kong, political and economic uncertainty has considerably reduced the volume of real estate trading activity in recent months," Chief Executive Officer Mark Ridley said.

"Underlying demand for the secure income qualities of real estate remains high, but these macro uncertainties weigh on investor sentiment and make predictions in respect of near term market activity difficult to determine with accuracy."

In London the average price of homes sold by Savills fell by 32% year on year to £2.1m as it moved to compensate for lower demand in what it calls "prime properties", or dwellings worth more than £1.5m. Volumes of more expensive prime homes in central London fell by 13%.

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Savills Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 1,139.00p
Change Today -7.00p
% Change -0.61 %
52 Week High 1,210.00
52 Week Low 724.50
Volume 23,181
Shares Issued 143.07m
Market Cap £1,629.61m
Beta 0.02
RiskGrade 140

Savills Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
7.89% above the market average7.89% above the market average7.89% above the market average7.89% above the market average7.89% above the market average
70.83% below the sector average70.83% below the sector average70.83% below the sector average70.83% below the sector average70.83% below the sector average
Price Trend
21.76% above the market average21.76% above the market average21.76% above the market average21.76% above the market average21.76% above the market average
50.94% above the sector average50.94% above the sector average50.94% above the sector average50.94% above the sector average50.94% above the sector average
Income
9.79% below the market average9.79% below the market average9.79% below the market average9.79% below the market average9.79% below the market average
47.37% below the sector average47.37% below the sector average47.37% below the sector average47.37% below the sector average47.37% below the sector average
Growth
59.66% below the market average59.66% below the market average59.66% below the market average59.66% below the market average59.66% below the market average
42.31% below the sector average42.31% below the sector average42.31% below the sector average42.31% below the sector average42.31% below the sector average

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Neutral 1
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Savills Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 08-Apr-21 05-Sep-19
Paid 18-May-21 02-Oct-19
Amount 17.00p 4.95p

Trades for 17-May-2021

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Savills Key Personnel

Chair Nicholas Ferguson
CEO Mark Ridley

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