Hill & Smith Holdings (HILS)

Sector:

Engineering

Index:

FTSE 250

1,338.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      24.00p
  • 52 Week High: 1,902.00
  • 52 Week Low: 1,214.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 79.97m
  • Volume: 41,309
  • Market Cap: £1,069.95m
  • RiskGrade: 132

Hill & Smith upbeat amid 'robust' trading

By Sean Farrell

Date: Thursday 25 Nov 2021

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Hill & Smith said it expected annual profit to meet market expectations after "robust" trading in the previous four months.
The sustainable infrastructure group said organic revenue rose 4% to £237.1m in the four months to the end of October from a year earlier at constant currency.

H&S said it managed shortages of materials and labour and increased its prices to help offset the rising price of raw materials such as steel.

Demand for temporary barriers was supported in the UK by road projects including smart motorways. H&S's security business was boosted by looser restrictions on public gatherings. The outlook for the US roads business is positive, the FTSE 250 company said.

The utilities division performed well and its fire resistant utility poles were in demand in the US. Galvanising performed well in the UK and France. In the US, labour shortages limited production capacity, prompting the business to focus on higher margin work.

"Based on the trading performance to date, the group remains on track to deliver full year 2021 underlying operating profit in line with analyst consensus expectations," the company said. Analysts on average expect profit by that measure of £85.9m for the year to the end of December 2021.

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HILS Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 1,338.00p
Change Today 24.00p
% Change 1.83 %
52 Week High 1,902.00
52 Week Low 1,214.00
Volume 41,309
Shares Issued 79.97m
Market Cap £1,069.95m
RiskGrade 132

HILS Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
90.08% below the market average90.08% below the market average90.08% below the market average90.08% below the market average90.08% below the market average
60% below the sector average60% below the sector average60% below the sector average60% below the sector average60% below the sector average
Price Trend
27.91% below the market average27.91% below the market average27.91% below the market average27.91% below the market average27.91% below the market average
16.67% below the sector average16.67% below the sector average16.67% below the sector average16.67% below the sector average16.67% below the sector average
Income
16.73% below the market average16.73% below the market average16.73% below the market average16.73% below the market average16.73% below the market average
41.18% above the sector average41.18% above the sector average41.18% above the sector average41.18% above the sector average41.18% above the sector average
Growth
15.68% below the market average15.68% below the market average15.68% below the market average15.68% below the market average15.68% below the market average
37.50% above the sector average37.50% above the sector average37.50% above the sector average37.50% above the sector average37.50% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 5
Buy 0
Neutral 0
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 5
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HILS Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 01-Jun-22 02-Dec-21
Paid 08-Jul-22 07-Jan-22
Amount 19.00p 12.00p

Trades for 17-May-2022

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 26 @ 1,338.00p
16:35 21,097 @ 1,338.00p
16:29 50 @ 1,338.00p
16:29 15 @ 1,338.00p
16:29 9 @ 1,334.00p

HILS Key Personnel

Chair Alan Giddins
CFO Hannah Nichols
CEO Paul Simmons

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