NWF Group – owner of grocery distribution specialist Boughey Distribution – has reported Q1 trading has been “marginally ahead of the same period last year with net debt reflecting the normal seasonal fluctuations”. Speaking at the group’s AGM, NWF chairman Philip Acton said fuels has traded ahead of the same period in 2018, with recent acquisitions performing as planned and integration progressing smoothly. “The business is continuing to invest in systems and people,” he added, “which will improve efficiencies and provide […]
2013 was a year of moves forward for every transport firm listed on the Stock Exchange. And while we lost CityLink (to a management buy-out), we gained Royal Mail – and a whole heap of market capitalisation. So without further ado – let’s find out who the big winners were!
Last week, Dart Group revealed a near to 13% pre-tax profit rise for its transport operation, Fowler Welch. Off the back of this, which saw profit climb from £3.9m to £4.4m for the year ended 31 March 2013 at Fowler Welch, its group share price has continued to move northwards, today leaping to £2.40, up from £2.14 last week.
Tomorrow I will be speaking with Wincanton chief executive Eric Born as Britain’s second largest road transport operation (or is it?) reveals its latest annual accounts. The most important part is – can the company turn a profit and for much of the past 12 months it has promised “good progress” in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. Before then its been a week of scalping – shares in the transport tracker are either flat, or down, across […]