Zotefoams (ZTF)

Sector:

Industrial Chemicals

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

415.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -7.00p
  • 52 Week High: 500.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 360.00p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 48.62m
  • Volume: 8,836
  • Market Cap: £201.78m
  • RiskGrade: 186

Thursday tips round-up: Mouchel, Centamin Egypt, Hambledon...

Date: Thursday 23 Dec 2010

LONDON (ShareCast) - When Mouchel Group on December 6 announced it had received takeover approaches, various names were in the frame, including fellow outsourcers Serco, Mitie and Carillion. No one mentioned Costain. An authoritative note from broker Peel Hunt after the bid approaches were revealed suggests any bidder could offer 156p a share and still get a 10 per cent return on their investment, even before any cost savings, in the first full year after a purchase. With the shares currently on eight times earnings for this year to the end of July, investors have the option to take profits but might consider staying in for the long haul, suggests the Times.

Even by the standards of the mining sector, Centamin Egypt’s update this week was opaque, which may explain why it took several analysts a while to get to grips with it. Centamin, a stock followed, if not necessarily understood, by a legion of private investors, too, owns one goldmine in the desert that started production only at the beginning of the year. Centamin is a fascinating if risky play on the gold price. There are other factors, including, inevitably, the political risk that the Egyptian Government may require a larger slice of one of its few resources assets. One for the bold, thinks the Times.

Hambledon produces gold from the Sekisovskoye deposit in east Kazakhstan. Mining is from an open pit but the company is developing an underground operation that should come on stream in 2011, when annual production will reach more than 100,000 ounces a year. Hambledon Mining is obviously not without risk. But forecasts point to a pre-tax profit figure of around £22.5m by 2012, which – if achieved – would put the stock on a prospective price-to-earnings ratio over that time scale of less than two. For those of a courageous bent who are prepared to accept the risks that are intrinsic with such a proposition, the company could be worth analysing further. The Scotsman says ‘buy’.

It is good to know that we still lead the world in some technologies. Zotefoams is apparently the biggest cheese in foam, of the sort you find in cricket pads, footballs and, well, anything using foam, much of it made at its head office in the improbable environs of Croydon, South London. Shares sell on a surprisingly high multiple, 16 times this year’s earnings, because of its strong market position, those growth prospects and a dividend yield for this year in excess of 3 per cent — not bad for a growth stock. If to your taste, one to tuck away and forget for a while, reckons the Times.

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Zotefoams Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 415.00p
Change Today -7.00p
% Change -1.66 %
52 Week High 500.00p
52 Week Low 360.00p
Volume 8,836
Shares Issued 48.62m
Market Cap £201.78m
RiskGrade 186

Zotefoams Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
73.08% below the market average73.08% below the market average73.08% below the market average73.08% below the market average73.08% below the market average
5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average
Price Trend
76.19% below the market average76.19% below the market average76.19% below the market average76.19% below the market average76.19% below the market average
77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average
Income
60.93% below the market average60.93% below the market average60.93% below the market average60.93% below the market average60.93% below the market average
Sector averageSector averageSector averageSector averageSector average
Growth
1.95% above the market average1.95% above the market average1.95% above the market average1.95% above the market average1.95% above the market average
33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 3
Buy 0
Neutral 0
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 3
strong_buy
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Zotefoams Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 09-Sep-21 06-May-21
Paid 08-Oct-21 01-Jun-21
Amount 2.10p 4.27p

Trades for 24-Sep-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 2,031 @ 415.00p
14:26 2,214 @ 415.28p
10:30 601 @ 418.05p
10:24 315 @ 418.00p
10:24 84 @ 418.00p

Zotefoams Key Personnel

CEO David Stirling
Finance Director Gary McGrath

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