Today Wincanton posted what its MD Eric Born (pictured) called a “boringly predictable” set of half year results, with a 1.6% decline in group turnover and a 2.6% increase in operating profit. Its share price, however, remains in triple figures at 127.5p, although down slightly from its MT Tracker high of 129p two weeks ago. Boasting a turnover of £542.3m in the first half it is understandable why Wincanton’s share price remains so buoyant. Two years ago the operator was […]
Wincanton has warned of “trading profit headwinds” that it experienced in April, May and June, but expects pre-tax profit to remain inline with expectations.
Hargreaves Services has warned that its transport division’s operating profit may fall by £500,000 this year due a decline in the coal, steel and construction markets.
Wincanton will be back in the black this financial year as the group’s extensive restructuring and disposals programme bears fruit. Wincanton chief executive Eric Born tells MT: “When [we] started this programme we said it would take two years to arrest the decline. We are bang on track. It’s absolutely what I’m expecting.” A year of restructuring and disposals saw it sell its European operations to focus on the UK and Ireland, dispose of its 20% shareholding in Culina Logistics […]