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.
When Motortransport.co.uk spoke to Wincanton chief executive Eric Born last week he claimed there was little he could do about the share price of the company. Sadly, this week has proven that statement to be true.
The RHA has warned vehicle operators not to assume current haulage costs will be sustained during 2015 when negotiating any end-of-year rate increases with customers.