FDM Group (Holdings) (FDM)

Sector:

IT Services

Index:

FTSE 250

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845.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -23.00p
  • 52 Week High: 1,128.00
  • 52 Week Low: 734.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 108.27m
  • Volume: 68,917
  • Market Cap: £914.90m

FDM trades in line as Mounties revenue rises

By Sean Farrell

Date: Thursday 26 Apr 2018

LONDON (ShareCast) - (WebFG News) - FDM said first-quarter trading was in line with expectations as the IT services and recruitment company shifted towards higher-margin business.


The FTSE 250 company said group revenue fell 1% in the three months to the end of March but was up 3% excluding currency swings.

Revenue from FDM's Mountie programme, which supplies banks and other companies with direct IT support, rose 13%, or 17% at constant currency. Mountie is FDM's flagship project for moving into more profitable activities, named after the Canadian mounted police.

FDM employs freelance contractors and a growing army of its own consultants, known as Mounties, who are loaned out to clients but rarely on horseback unlike their namesakes. On 23 April the number of Mounties on client sites rose to 3,310 from 2,826 a year earlier.

Ivan Martin, FDM's chairman, will tell the company's annual general meeting: "Trading ... reflects the expected and planned improvement in the quality of the group's income, with a reduction in lower-margin contractor revenues and increased higher-margin Mountie revenues.

"We have seen good client engagement across our operating locations and the board is confident that 2018 will see the group deliver against its operational and financial targets."

In March, FDM reported a 26% rise in annual profit to £47.2m, helped by the growing Mountie business. The company plans to maintain its freelance contractor business as a source of revenue before winding it down in the long run.

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FDM Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 845.00p
Change Today -23.00p
% Change -2.65 %
52 Week High 1,128.00
52 Week Low 734.00
Volume 68,917
Shares Issued 108.27m
Market Cap £914.90m

FDM Star Ratings

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Value
92.44% below the market average92.44% below the market average92.44% below the market average92.44% below the market average92.44% below the market average
73.47% below the sector average73.47% below the sector average73.47% below the sector average73.47% below the sector average73.47% below the sector average
Price Trend
20.55% above the market average20.55% above the market average20.55% above the market average20.55% above the market average20.55% above the market average
17.86% above the sector average17.86% above the sector average17.86% above the sector average17.86% above the sector average17.86% above the sector average
Income
11.53% below the market average11.53% below the market average11.53% below the market average11.53% below the market average11.53% below the market average
68.89% above the sector average68.89% above the sector average68.89% above the sector average68.89% above the sector average68.89% above the sector average
Growth
77.56% above the market average77.56% above the market average77.56% above the market average77.56% above the market average77.56% above the market average
60.40% above the sector average60.40% above the sector average60.40% above the sector average60.40% above the sector average60.40% above the sector average

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Neutral 1
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FDM Dividends

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  Interim Final
Ex-Div 23-Aug-18 24-May-18
Paid 21-Sep-18 15-Jun-18
Amount 14.50p 14.00p

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FDM Key Personnel

COO Sheila Flavell
CEO Roderick (Rod) Flavell
CFO Michael (Mike) McLaren

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