Low & Bonar PLC

Low & Bonar manufactures and supplies performance materials commonly referred to as technical textiles. Co.'s business units are: Building and Industrial, which supplies technical textile solutions for applications in air and water filtration, building and roofing; Civil Engineering, which supplies woven and non-woven geotextiles and construction fibers used in infrastructure projects, including road and rail building, land reclamation and coastal defense; Coated Technical Textiles, which supplies a range of technical coated fabrics; and Interiors and Transportation, which supplies technical fabrics used in transportation, interior carpeting, resilient tiles and decorative products.
  • TickerLWB
  • ISINGB0005363014
  • ExchangeLondon Stock Exchange
  • SectorGeneral Industrials
  • CountryUnited Kingdom

Analysts

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Construction & Materials 04112019

Currently '(TM)Value Indicator - UK construction & materials' is a vallue analysis of the Construction & Materaisl super sector of quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with indicative longer-term target prices.

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Main Market 04112019

Currently '(TM) Value Indicator - UK main market' is a value analysis of the Basic Resources, Construction & Materials, Telecoms and Utilities sectors of quuoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with indicative longer-term target prices.

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Construction & Materials 21102019

Currently '(TM)Value Indicator - UK construction & materials' is a value analysis of the Construction & Materials super sector of quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with indicative longer-term target prices.

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Main Market 21102019

Currently '(TM)Value Indicator - UK main market' is a value analysis of the Basic Resources, Construction & Materials, Telecoms and Utilities sectors of quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with longer-term indicative target prices.

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Construction & Materials 14102019

Currently '(TM)Value Indicator - UK construction & materials' is a value analysis of the Construction & Materials super sector of quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with indicative longer-term target prices.

Low & Bonar - Suspension of estimates

For the purposes of the Takeover Code, Edison Investment Research is deemed to be connected with Low & Bonar. Under Rule 20.1 Edison must not include any profit forecast, quantified financial benefits statement, asset valuation or estimate of other figures key to the offer, except to the extent that such forecasts, statements, valuations or estimates have been published prior to the offer period (as defined in the Takeover Code) by an offeror or the offeree company (as appropriate) in accordance with the requirements of the Code. Consequently we have removed our estimates until the Offer Per...

Toby Thorrington

Low & Bonar - Slow trading start to FY19, disposals underway

May trading newsflow causes us to lower earnings estimates significantly. Improvements to operational performance and further de-leveraging are firmly on management’s agenda and the disposal of the construction fibres operation will help in the latter regard. Metrics point to attractions for deep-value investors.

Toby Thorrington

Low & Bonar - Better funded for core strategy execution

Low & Bonar announced a fully underwritten £54m placing and open offer (c £50m net) alongside FY18 results. The new equity funding goes a long way towards resolving balance sheet net debt constraints and allows the relatively new management team to execute its updated strategic plan. Our revised estimates incorporate the funding effects, more gradual EBIT margin recovery and reset dividends in line with the stated policy.

Toby Thorrington

Low & Bonar - Re-set dividend expectations, targeting recovery

Improving operating and financial performance and lower net debt are key management objectives. FY18 results should provide some evidence of progress here, although our revised estimates now contain lower margin and dividend expectations in all three forecast years. Balance sheet clarity and margin recovery will be key share price catalysts, in our view.

Toby Thorrington

Low & Bonar - Tough conditions persisting in H2

While volume growth is being achieved in several divisions, some of the factors that affected H1 trading – most notably higher input costs – have not receded as quickly as anticipated. Underlying operational improvements are happening but have not been enough to offset these pressures to date. We have lowered FY18 earnings expectations sharply – slowing the rate of net debt reduction a little – with a flat DPS profile now.

1 director bought

A director at Low & Bonar bought 200,935 shares at 14p and the significance rating of the trade was 69/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board membe...

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Construction & Materials 04112019

Currently '(TM)Value Indicator - UK construction & materials' is a vallue analysis of the Construction & Materaisl super sector of quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with indicative longer-term target prices.

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Main Market 04112019

Currently '(TM) Value Indicator - UK main market' is a value analysis of the Basic Resources, Construction & Materials, Telecoms and Utilities sectors of quuoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with indicative longer-term target prices.

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Construction & Materials 21102019

Currently '(TM)Value Indicator - UK construction & materials' is a value analysis of the Construction & Materials super sector of quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with indicative longer-term target prices.

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Main Market 21102019

Currently '(TM)Value Indicator - UK main market' is a value analysis of the Basic Resources, Construction & Materials, Telecoms and Utilities sectors of quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with longer-term indicative target prices.

Philip Morrish

Value Indicator - UK Construction & Materials 14102019

Currently '(TM)Value Indicator - UK construction & materials' is a value analysis of the Construction & Materials super sector of quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange's main market that provides the reader with indicative longer-term target prices.

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