Drax Group (DRX)

Sector:

Electricity Generation and Distribution

Index:

FTSE 250

224.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      2.20p
  • 52 Week High: 334.20
  • 52 Week Low: 126.40
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 396.91m
  • Volume: 853,934
  • Market Cap: £889.09m
  • RiskGrade: 337

Drax surges on report EC set to OK ?1bn UK power back-up plan

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Friday 04 Oct 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Drax shares powered ahead on Friday following a report that the European Commission is set to give the go-ahead for UK power companies to receive around £1bn to help with the costs of maintaining extra generation in the event of outages.
Reuters cited three sources as saying that a decision is expected this month, although a delay is possible

The payments were delayed after a Luxembourg-based European court ordered the EC to get more details on elements of the Capacity Market, which is is designed to ensure security of electricity supply by providing a payment for reliable sources of capacity, alongside their electricity revenues, to ensure they deliver energy when needed.

RBC Capital Markets analyst John Musk noted that Reuters is the first to comment on the UK Capacity Market, with no confirmation from the EU commission on its decision yet.

"Timing-wise we previously noted that we expected that the UKCM would be reinstated around the time of the next capacity market delivery year, which starts this month. As a result it was expected that there would be an announcement around this time, although this isn't the formal confirmation yet.

"While the near-term benefit to Drax is the receipt of past payments (around £75m) that have been suspended since 15 November 2018, the bigger positive is that Drax is now able to focus on future growth options.

"While the UKCM has been in standstill mode investors have steered clear of Drax as its future was so uncertain. Once the UKCM is reinstated, hopefully in a similar form to previously, Drax will once again be able to get on the front foot and explore growth options in coal to gas conversions, new combined cycle gas turbines and new open-cycle gas turbines.

"These are vital, alongside reducing biomass generation costs, for Drax to demonstrate it has a profitable operating life beyond the end of the current subsidy regime in 2027. If the UKCM is reinstated the next catalyst for Drax will be its capital markets day on 19th November when it should now be able to speak clearly about these growth options."

At 1600 BST, Drax shares were up 14% at 285p.

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Drax Group Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 224.00p
Change Today 2.20p
% Change 0.99 %
52 Week High 334.20
52 Week Low 126.40
Volume 853,934
Shares Issued 396.91m
Market Cap £889.09m
RiskGrade 337

Drax Group Star Ratings

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Value
92.29% above the market average92.29% above the market average92.29% above the market average92.29% above the market average92.29% above the market average
100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average
Price Trend
31.18% below the market average31.18% below the market average31.18% below the market average31.18% below the market average31.18% below the market average
11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average
Income
95.94% above the market average95.94% above the market average95.94% above the market average95.94% above the market average95.94% above the market average
100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average
Growth
80.77% above the market average80.77% above the market average80.77% above the market average80.77% above the market average80.77% above the market average
100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 9
Buy 0
Neutral 2
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 11
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Drax Group Dividends

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  Final Interim
Ex-Div 23-Apr-20 19-Sep-19
Paid 15-May-20 11-Oct-19
Amount 9.50p 6.40p

Trades for 03-Jun-2020

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Drax Group Key Personnel

Chair Philip Cox
CEO Will Gardiner
CFO Andy Skelton

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