Funding Circle Holdings (FCH)

Sector:

IT Services

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

94.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -1.00p
  • 52 Week High: 142.00
  • 52 Week Low: 25.20
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 349.56m
  • Volume: 319,560
  • Market Cap: £328.59m
  • RiskGrade: 488

Funding Circle H1 loss widens, FY guidance reiterated

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Thursday 08 Aug 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 lending platform Funding Circle said on Thursday that its first-half loss widened as it reiterated guidance for the full year.
In the six months to the end of June, the company made an EBITDA loss of £19.7m compared to a £13.9m loss in the same period a year ago, while pre-tax losses widened to £30.8m from £27.1m. Group revenue rose 29% to £81.4m.

Funding Circle had already warned in an update in July that economic uncertainty had reduced demand for loans from small business and led the group to proactively tighten its lending criteria. As a result, it downgraded its full-year revenue growth guidance to around 20% from 40%.

Loans under management were up 37% in H1 to £3.54bn and originations rose 14% to £1.19bn.

The group reiterated the revenue guidance from July and said the adjusted EBITDA loss margin for 2019 will be better than the previous year.

Co-founder and chief executive officer Samir Desai said: "We continue to benefit from strong repeat dynamics from borrowers, with 46% of group revenue coming from existing customers, and attracting new investors to the platform.

"We remain confident in our aim to become the world's largest small business loans provider, helping millions of businesses to create jobs and support economic growth. Small businesses remain underserved. Our platform allows them to access the finance they need in a fast and affordable way, whilst at the same time, opening up a stable and attractive asset class to a broad range of investors."

At 1010 BST, the shares were up 5.1% to 104.4p.

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FCH Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 94.00p
Change Today -1.00p
% Change -1.05 %
52 Week High 142.00
52 Week Low 25.20
Volume 319,560
Shares Issued 349.56m
Market Cap £328.59m
RiskGrade 488

FCH Star Ratings

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Value
1.57% above the market average1.57% above the market average1.57% above the market average1.57% above the market average1.57% above the market average
14.58% above the sector average14.58% above the sector average14.58% above the sector average14.58% above the sector average14.58% above the sector average
Price Trend
29.88% above the market average29.88% above the market average29.88% above the market average29.88% above the market average29.88% above the market average
18.45% above the sector average18.45% above the sector average18.45% above the sector average18.45% above the sector average18.45% above the sector average
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Growth
27.31% above the market average27.31% above the market average27.31% above the market average27.31% above the market average27.31% above the market average
17.02% above the sector average17.02% above the sector average17.02% above the sector average17.02% above the sector average17.02% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 1
Buy 0
Neutral 2
Sell 1
Strong Sell 0
Total 4
neutral
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FCH Dividends

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Trades for 13-Aug-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 82,205 @ 94.00p
16:29 258 @ 92.60p
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FCH Key Personnel

Chair Andrew Learoyd
CEO Samir Desai

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