I Read The News Today Oh Boy! 23-Apr-2019

Tuesday, Apr 23 2019 by

Morning all!

Angling Direct ( Angling Direct (LON:ANG) ) – 67.5p – £43.6m – PER n/a

Trading Update – A new store has opened and sales growth has been robust with LFL up 29.5% in February and March.

Again no mention of profitability, they're good at that (not mentioning it) – I remain uninterested until I see actuals.

Franchise Brands ( Franchise Brands (LON:FRAN) ) – 84p – £65m – PER 22.8

AGM Statement And Trading Update – System sales up 12.9% (a record quarter) – Looks forward to the remainder of the year with confidence.

Remains on my Watchlist and will be keeping an eye out for potential upgrades here.

STV ( STV (LON:STVG) ) – 382p – £150m – PER 8

AGM Statement And Q1 Trading Update – In-line.

Attractive enough (5% or so yield) but still concerned about Netflix, etc. and potential cuts in advertising budgets, perhaps! 

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Angling Direct plc is a United Kingdom-based fishing tackle retailer company. The Company is principally focused on selling fishing tackle products and related products through retail stores and also online via its own Website (www.anglingdirect.co.uk). The Company’s product categories include reels, terminal tackle, rods, bait and additives and bivvies and shelters. The Company fishing tackles products, including capital items, consumables, luggage and clothing. Theses all fishing tackle products sells under its own brand Advanta. The Company operates approximately 15 retail stores. The Company has developed angling superstores. more »

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Franchise Brands PLC is a multi-brand international franchisor. It has a network of over 450 franchisees in approximately 12 countries. Its brands include Metro Rod, ChipsAway, Ovenclean and Barking Mad. ChipsAway brand provides small to medium area repair technology repairs, such as bumper scuffs, paintwork scratches, minor dents and kerbed alloy wheels to the automotive industry. Ovenclean brand provides oven cleaning service to all domestic oven brands and models, including electric ovens, gas ovens, ranges, microwaves, hobs, extractor fans and also barbecues. Its Metro Rod is a specialty drain clearance and maintenance services provider. It offers high-pressure water jetting, drain or sewer lining, excavation, electro mechanical cleaning and fat and grease management. Metro Plumb offers a focused range of plumbing services mainly to the emergency insurance market. Barking Mad is a provider of dog home boarding services and pet care franchise, and also provides dog sitting service. more »

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STV Group plc is a United Kingdom-based digital media company. The Company is engaged in the production and broadcasting of television programmes, Internet services and the sale of advertising airtime and space in media and lottery management services. It operates through four divisions: Broadcast, Digital, Production and external lottery management (ELM). Its Broadcast and Digital divisions deliver content to attract audiences across multiple platforms which are sold to advertisers. Its Production division produces content for broadcast networks in the United Kingdom and overseas. It is also engaged in charitable activities. Its ELM division provides operational services, such as ticket sales and marketing to charitable society lottery, Scottish Children's Lottery. The Company's subsidiaries include STV Central Limited, STV North Limited, STV Productions Limited, Scottish News Network Limited, STV Publishing Limited, STV Out of Home Limited and STV Appeal Trading Company Limited. more »

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MrContrarian 23rd Apr 1 of 1

My morning smallcap tweet: Angling higher

Totally (LON:TLY), Angling Direct (LON:ANG), Fastjet (LON:FJET)

Totally (TLY) wins 5 year £2m PA contract from the NHS.
Angling Direct (ANG) reports a startling 30% LFL increase in stores in February and March. ANG doesn't credit the weather. No new FY guidance.
fastjet (FJET) Messy FY & Q1 trading stmt due to restructuring: FY rev-cont up 166%, 45% in Zim and 575% in Mozambique ( only operated for two months in 2017). Op loss pre exceptional $17.3m ($11.2m loss). Q1 loss $0.2m ex $6.2m FX loss in Zim. Guides FY marginal underlying operating profit excluding Zim FX loss. No thanks.

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