Stobart Group’s transport and distribution division, Eddie Stobart, saw revenue grow but profit fall in its most recent trading year, as it failed to cover increased costs through rate rises. For the 12 months ending 29 February turnover rose to £519.5m from £475.3m a year ago. However, pre-tax profit fell from £34.2m to £27.4m, due to cost increases of £4m “which have not been fully recovered through rate increases, mainly due to the increase in our customers’ costs”. Furthermore, £11.4m […]
Stobart Group’s Biomass division has won a new, long-term contract to supply fuel to the Evermore Renewable Energy Plant, which will generate revenues of £75m over the 15-year lifespan of the contract.
There is one share in transport that is having a little run at the moment. One that doesn’t do it very often. After slipping to a low of 45p on 27 March, Wincanton keeps on growing. As of this morning it hit 82.35p – that’s an 83% return on your investment. So why all the commotion?
Technical problems continue to plague the MT Tracker – so I’m afraid we cannot bring you any graphs of share price performance again this week – which is a shame as the industry’s performance on the stock market continues to go from strength to strength with operators hitting record highs.