Following the themes of recent weeks the big winner in the Motor Transport tracker is Hargreaves Group – even if the performance of its transport group is slightly off target. On Thursday 28 February Hargreaves Group published its interim results for the six months ended 30 November 2012. Within its overall performance it noted that transport turnover increased by £300,000 from £39.7m to £40m. However underlying operating profit decreased by £100,000 from £2.2m to £2.1m. Hargreaves noted that its tanker […]
The basket of MT shares has only drifted northwards by 7p in the past seven days. But growth at the rate of a penny a day is a fair old shift for a traditionally quiet time of year in the road transport industry, indicating that there is a lot of sentiment backing the success of Britain’s transport firms.
UK Mail’s forced move to new premises has had a disastrous short-term impact on the business with full-year profit now expected to be half that achieved last year, the company warned today.
Last week the MT Tracker took a break as it was judging the MT Awards – but what a difference a week makes. Rentokil finally sold City Link, to investment house Better Capital. This does make a big difference to the MT Tracker as Rentokil’s size, in comparison to every other listed transport firm, was distorting the results of the Tracker. Excluding Rentokil gives us a much truer picture of investor sentiment in the sector.