Franchise Brands (FRAN)

  • Change Today:
  • 52 Week High: 151.50
  • 52 Week Low: 68.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 79.49m
  • Volume: 62,750
  • Market Cap: £95.39m

Director dealings: Franchise Brands director ups stake

By Iain Gilbert

Date: Friday 12 Apr 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Franchise Brands non-executive director David Poutney acquired 100,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed multi-brand franchisor on Friday.
Poutney, who joined Franchise Brands from Numis in July 2016, purchased the shares at an average price of 72.50p each, for a total value of £72,500.

Franchise Brands reported a 43% improvement in its revenue in its full-year results back in March, to £35.5m.

The Macclesfield-based outfit said its fee income increased 41% in the year ended 31 December, to £17.9m, while its adjusted EBITDA was ahead 37% at £3.7m.

Adjusted profit before tax grew 36% to £2.9m, and on a statutory basis the company swung to a profit after tax of £2.3m, from a loss of £0.1m in 2017.

Adjusted basic earnings per share rose 21% to 3.00p, and basic earnings per share swung to 3.00p from losses of 0.18p.

The board also proposed a final dividend of 0.46p per share, up from 0.33p a year earlier, giving a 34% increase in the total dividend for the year to 0.67p per share, rising from 0.5p per share.

As of 1620 BST, Franchise shares had climbed 4.73% to 76.45p.

Top Director Buys

Franchise Brands (FRAN)

Director name: Mr David Poutney

Amount purchased: 100,000 @ 72.50p

Value: £72,500

Mitchells & Butlers (MAB)

Director name: Mr Phil Urban

Amount purchased: 15,115 @ 263.24p

Value: £39,789

Rose Petroleum (ROSE)

Director name: Mr Matthew C. Idiens

Amount purchased: 2,000,000 @ 1.75p

Value: £35,000

Aberdeen Diversified Income and Growth Trust (ADIG)

Director name: Mr Julian Lloyd Sinclair

Amount purchased: 17,384 @ 114.40p

Value: £19,887

Murray Income Trust (MUT)

Director name: Ms Stephanie Eastment

Amount purchased: 1,300 @ 807.92p

Value: £10,503

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FRAN Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 120.00p
Change Today -10.00p
% Change -7.69 %
52 Week High 151.50
52 Week Low 68.00
Volume 62,750
Shares Issued 79.49m
Market Cap £95.39m

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FRAN Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 05-Sep-19 02-May-19
Paid 24-Sep-19 20-May-19
Amount 0.30p 0.46p

Trades for 28-Feb-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
17:08 5,000 @ 120.00p
15:37 900 @ 121.60p
15:37 100 @ 121.50p
13:34 12,042 @ 116.10p
14:17 70 @ 119.60p

FRAN Key Personnel

CFO Chris Dent

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